“I Want to Be Like You, a Good Person”
(Minghui.org) I have practiced Falun Dafa for 15 years. Falun Dafa turned the ill and selfish me into a good person who is healthy, happy, thoughtful, and peaceful.
I used to be very aggressive and belligerent. To build a new house for myself after I got married, I borrowed a lot of money. I had to go back to work shortly after my child was born, and I did not have time to look after my health at that time. Over the next two years, I developed severe inflammation in my spine, thigh bones, and reproductive system. My lower abdomen and back hurt all the time. I spent all my money on medication instead of paying off the house. My ailments worsened, especially the pain in my lower back. The doctor told me that the inflammatory spine would extrude and I would eventually become a hunchback. I lost my will to live. However, my love for my child kept me alive, as miserable as I was.
In the fall 1997, I read the book Zhuan Falun and my heart was uplifted. A month after I began practicing, I was illness-free. I could not believe it after spending so much money on doctors. I was so joyous and relaxed, like I was floating on air. Falun Dafa and Teacher are magnificent. My husband began to practice after seeing my improvement. Every evening after we got off work, we took our child to study the Fa and do the exercises. To this day the three of us have not taken another pill.
“Rest Assured, She Practices Falun Gong”
Falun Dafa purified my mind as well. When my house was being built, my parents-in-law did not help us financially. Instead, they asked us for money. I was really angry at them but did not show it, because I wanted people to think that I was a good daughter-in-law. I tried to be really nice to my in-laws, but in fact, I resented them. After I became a practitioner of Falun Dafa, I followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I treated my in-laws with sincere kindness and stopped fighting for personal gains. After my mother-in-law died in a car accident, my father-in-law received 100,000 yuan compensation. He gave it to his oldest daughter. Later he gave my sister-in-law a four-acre orchard. I did not care. My sister-in-law did not think that she had inherited enough and took my father-in-law to court. I treated my father-in-law and his second wife kindly. My stepmother-in-law thought that no one would take care of her after my father-in-law died, so she asked him to buy her a house. My father-in-law told her, “Rest assured, my second child will take care of you. She practices Falun Gong.”
“These People Are One-of-A-Kind”
After the persecution started on July 20, 1999, I went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa and ended up locked in the basement of a police station for a long time. There were a lot of other practitioners there. The police tortured us every day. Eventually we went on a hunger strike. Six days into the hunger strike, the police released us because they did not want anything to happen to us while we were in their custody. Before being released, we were doing the exercises. One of the officers said, “Weird, they look energetic.” We had not showered for a long time. We took turns using the faucet in the backyard to wash our hair. It was around March 2000 and it was very cold. We had not eaten for six days but did not feel cold while washing our hair in cold water. All the officers in the police station were looking at us through the windows upstairs. I heard one of them say, “Falun Gong is indeed miraculous. We are freezing and shivering, and they are washing their hair outdoors. They are one of a kind.”
Falun Gong Practitioners Are Different
I worked in a textile factory; workers there often took some of the products home. Before I practiced Falun Dafa, I did the same thing. After I became a practitioner, I lost the attachment of greed and stopped taking what was not mine. My job was to put the textiles together, and I worked with one person in a separate room. My coworker often took products home and told me that I should, too. I told her, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner and I can't. I will lose virtue if I do that. Please, do not do that. It is not good for you.” She told me, “It's fine, everyone else is doing it. Don't be silly. Here, I will help you.” I told her, “No, I am a practitioner and my Master is watching me. I really don't want anything.” I told her about Falun Dafa's teachings and the facts about the persecution. After a while, seeing that I took nothing home, she felt bad and stopped doing it too. In the end, she told me, “I feel ashamed in front of you and I feel bad taking things home like a thief. I admire you.” Later, before she left the job, she told me, “You Falun Gong practitioners are outstanding. You still believe in the practice even though the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) suppressed it. You are true practitioners and you do what you say.”
“I Will Learn from You and Be a Good Person”
A new coworker who used to work for a big company came in. She liked to fight for personal gain and was very sarcastic―she acted high and mighty. When we worked together, if there were products that were easy to work on, I would take half and leave her the other half. Sometimes I even took the other half to her.
Gradually, she let down her guard in front of me because I never fought with her. She befriended me and stopped fighting for easy jobs. She began to smile and feel relaxed. Sometimes there were products from other companies that needed to be modified. She never did this work. I took it over and got it done. She always refused to switch to a new line of work, because she did not like to learn from scratch. I would switch first and then teach her after I became familiar with it.
I often told her about the beauty of Falun Dafa and the facts about the persecution. I explained the divine Chinese culture to her and how good is rewarded and evil is punished. In the beginning, she couldn't care less about what I said. Gradually, she often urged me to tell her more and was willing to read the materials I gave her and watch the Shen Yun DVDs. She told me one day, “You are different from others. You work on jobs that are not yours. You take on the new jobs that no one wants. I am ashamed of myself. I will learn from you and be a good person from now on.” Later she quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
I often injured my fingers when I used the automatic sewing machine and would bleed. I just wiped away the blood and continued working. These injuries did not hurt. One time a needle poked through my index finger and broke. I pulled the needle out with my teeth, squeezed out some blood, and continued working. My coworker gave me a band-aid and some medicine. I said that it didn't hurt because I had Teacher taking care of me. However, she didn't believe me. I said, “Why would I lie? Look at my face, do I look hurt? Am I not working now?” My colleagues witnessed the miracle of Falun Dafa.
I have to take the finished products to the second floor for a quality check. My coworkers who were taller and bigger than me had a hard time carrying 150 items. I am not tall but I could easily carry 170 to 200 items upstairs. It took two of the workers upstairs to take away the things I brought to them. Everyone admired me for being energetic and hard working.
I am always happy and smiling, and my coworkers like to be with me. They said, “You are like a happy angel. When we are with you, we are happy, too. How do you stay so optimistic?” I told them that I practice Falun Dafa and it made me everything that I am. I am not attached to anything and I let nature take its course. Of course I am happy.”
Many of my coworkers believed that Falun Dafa is good and saw the CCP's evil nature, and they quit the CCP and its affiliates. One coworker, who is an atheist, told me, “Though I do not understand Falun Gong, I admire your courage and spirit because you hold on to your beliefs even though you are persecuted for it!” This year, she took the Falun Dafa materials I gave her.