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[Selected Submission] My Husband Is Blessed Because He Supports Dafa Despite the Pressure of Persecution

June 11, 2012 |   By Zi Ye, a Dafa practitioner from Jilin Province

(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Dafa in June 1998. Due to previous brainwashing in favor of atheism by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), I didn't believe in the existence of Buddhas or Gods before I started to learn Dafa. If anyone mentioned going to the temple to kowtow to a Buddha statue or burn incense, I would think that it was superstition and would argue with the person.

Dafa Broke Through My Atheism

I was laid off at work and became unemployed. I drove a taxi to make a living. This was a tiring job. My neck started hurting due to sitting in the car all day long. When it got serious, my head would turn uncontrollably. Doctors said that no special medicine could cure the problem and told me that I should just take good care of myself. I felt very sad.

At the time, my cousin returned home from another city. He brought a copy of the book Zhuan Falun and said to me, “My wife and I have practiced Falun Dafa for a long time. This practice is very good. It can cure diseases and keep you fit. Your mind and body can be uplifted as long as you continue with it. It is an especially good fit for you because you are a taxi driver and Master will protect you. I came home to bring this book especially for you. I want my relatives to benefit from Dafa. My wife and I are in our sixties but we feel that our bodies are very light and free of illness. We live every day fully.” His wife also said to me, “This is a practice to cultivate mind and body. If you can keep practicing it, you will always stay young and beautiful.”

I didn't totally believe it, but my cousin and his wife looked very energetic. I thought to myself that in any case, doctors could not cure my problem and my own relatives would not lie to me, so I should give it a try. After my cousin gave me the copy of Zhuan Falun, I read the book when I had time. I hadn't started practicing the exercises yet but I felt my body become very light, and my head stopped turning uncontrollably. I was very surprised but I thought that it might be caused by psychological effects. I went to ask veteran Dafa practitioners for the reason. They were very happy for me. They said that Master had started to look after me and purify my body for me.

So I started to learn the five sets of exercises with them. Master immediately opened my third eye for me. I saw little Falun rotating in front of my eyes every day. They were very beautiful. Sometimes I could see scenes in other dimensions. I saw Gods, Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and heavenly ladies. It was magnificent and splendid. The blue sky, white clouds, mountains, and water were crystal clear. I was so happy that words could not express my happiness. I didn't believe in these things before, but I now saw them with my own eyes. The atheism fell away in front of me. I believe that higher beings (Gods and Buddhas) do exist in the universe. Every being has its soul and Gods create everything in the universe.

I am now a disciple of Master. I am the happiest person in the world! Wherever I drive, I feel safe in my heart. I am happy and lighthearted. Since I obtained the Fa, I have been studying it and doing the exercises, over the past decade. I require myself to act strictly according to Master's Fa principles. I think of others first when I come across difficulties and look within when in conflict. I often keep a calm and peaceful mind, and I have become more and more broad-minded and composed. In the past decade, I have not needed any medications at all. I am very healthy and look young, and my skin is fair and delicate. I am in my fifties but look like I am in my thirties. My friends and relatives admire me very much. They have said, “Look at Falun Gong people, they look young and healthy. Falun Gong seems very good. If it was not good, the Chinese Communist Party would not be so scared of it, and people would not keep practicing it!”

The people around me witnessed my changes and my spiritual state. I told them that the CCP used lies to frame Falun Gong. I told them that atheism was harming the Chinese people, the CCP has committed huge sins and will be punished by heaven, and that the heavens will eliminate the CCP. I then said, “Only if you withdraw from its evil organizations and often recite 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are good' will you be safe and blessed. Those around me all agreed to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. They all know that Falun Dafa is good and the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are good.

My Husband Didn't Give in Under Pressure and Was Blessed

My husband doesn't practice Falun Gong, but he has benefited greatly from it. He saw the changes in me after I started practicing. He knows that Dafa is good and supports me all the time. When the evil persecuted Dafa, he was not frightened. He supported me as usual.

One day around the Chinese New Year in 2003, CCP officials came to my home in an attempt to arrest me. My husband didn't open the door for them. They shouted that they would break in. He shouted at them, “My wife learned Dafa and became a good person. That is not wrong. She hasn't broken any law. Don't you dare try and arrest her!” His courage shocked the evil. They didn't break down the door and left in dismay in the end.

In May 2005 I was arrested and was sentenced to prison. While I was held in prison, some people tried to persuade my husband to divorce me. He didn't agree. He said, “My wife was put in prison because of practicing Falun Gong. This is not something to be ashamed of. She didn't do anything wrong. I shouldn't leave her when she suffers and I shouldn't add any hardships for her. Doing this would be immoral.” One woman who was single was attracted by his passion and came to him. She said, “Divorce your wife. I will marry you. I will buy you a house and a car.” He was not moved and said, “I will not do this. Though I am suffering a bit at the moment, I have to work and look after our child (who was at a university at the time). I have to go to the prison to see my wife. She gave birth to my daughter. It is not easy for her. She learned Falun Gong and became a good person, which is not wrong. I will not divorce her. I should also give my daughter a stable home.” He has won the respect of the people around him by his sincerity, kindness, and devotion.

Because my husband treats Dafa and Dafa practitioners well, Master protected him and saved him twice when his life was in danger. The danger arose from his drinking problem. In March 2011 he suddenly vomited blood when he was at work. He called me at home. I said to him over the phone, “Don't be afraid. You should know that Master will save you if you ask for help from Master. Please recite 'Falun Dafa is good.' When he was in hospital, he vomited half a basin of blood. The doctor told me that his life was in danger and that I should be prepared for his death.

When the doctor left the room, I looked at my husband and asked, “Are you afraid? What did you think when you vomited blood?” He said, “No, I was not afraid. As soon as I vomited blood, I immediately recited 'Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are good! Master please save me!' On the way to the hospital, I had already recited this once. Otherwise I would not have been able to get to the hospital (the hospital was one hundred kilometers away from his work unit.) Now I am ok.” Several days later he was discharged from the hospital. The doctors and nurses were surprised and said, “You have a strong survival ability. Other people would have stayed in the hospital for at least several months.”

Before my husband was discharged, the doctors gave him a thorough check. They found that he had recovered from diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. His cirrhosis of the liver was no longer so serious. My husband said, “I was blessed because I treated Dafa practitioners well. Master saved my life.” But because he didn't give up alcohol, he vomited blood again six months later. On the way to the hospital, he was reciting “Falun Dafa is good. Master save me!” though he was not clearheaded. Miracles occurred again. He didn't vomit blood after he arrived at the hospital. The doctors said it was nothing serious but it was because he drank too much. His doctors suggested that he not drink any more. Since then, he has not drunk at all. He completely gave up alcohol.

My husband has now changed completely. He recites “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are good” every day. He has recovered completely. He looks very healthy and has rosy cheeks. Everyone who has seen him said that he has changed completely and looks like a different person. One day he saw a friend whom he hadn't seen for a long time. The friend was so surprised to see him and asked how he had become so healthy. He said that he hardly recognized him. He himself also said that he now lives like a real human being, not like before when he lived in a fog and didn't know that life could be so nice.

My daughter also supports me in practicing Dafa. She graduated from a university and found a good job in Beijing. We now live harmoniously. My husband has very good health and works in another city. He has very good income. Last year we bought a spacious and bright flat of 100 square meters, and recently he bought a new car. We all know that Dafa brings us good fortune.