Children Receive Blessings for Supporting Elderly Mother's Practice of Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I am a 73-year-old woman whose adult children have fully supported my belief and practice of Falun Dafa over these years.
Wardens Moved by Letter from Son
I was arrested and sent to a forced labor camp in 2001. My oldest son wrote me a letter in which he described me as a great mother who had not only educated her children well, but also treated neighbors, friends, and strangers with a pure heart. He said that the growth and achievement of the children directly resulted from his mother's influence. My son also wrote that he was in full support of my belief, and trusted my choice, because he had witnessed the further improvement of my character due to my practice of Falun Dafa.
A warden said to me, “According to the rules here, we should not let you read this letter from your son. But this letter was written so well that even we are moved. How did you rear your children to make them so good and understanding?” I replied, “I had tried to be a good person even before I learned about Falun Gong and disciplined them quite strictly. After I began practicing Falun Gong, I paid even more attention to their characters. I don't really have any secrets in child rearing except to follow the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” The warden couldn't help smiling, “Okay, here it is again. I can see that you have melded into Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
My second oldest son has a quick temper, even though he is reasonable person. He came to visit me at the forced labor camp. The wardens wanted to manipulate him to help “transform” me (i.e., persuade me to renounce Falun Gong), so they talked to him first. He replied, “'Transform?' What do you want me to 'transform' her to? What is wrong with my mother practicing Falun Gong? When she suffered from chronic diseases and was bedridden, I didn't see you guys help transform her illnesses. Now that she has regained her health from the practice, I am not letting anyone try to 'transform' her!” The wardens answered, “Well, we can't let you see her then, if your attitude is like this.” He said, “By what regulations can't you let me see her? Your not letting me see her indicates that you have done something bad to her. Let me tell you, I can beat you up along with all the physically fit wardens at this camp! I can let you all come up the same time. I don't care if you allow me to see her, I will see her today! And I want to know if you have mistreated her. If you have applied any torture methods to my mother, I will not leave the camp today.” He threatened them further, until the wardens were frightened, “Don't. No one has touched your mother at all.” So my son said, “Why can I still not see her?” The wardens had no choice but to let him meet with me.
While we were meeting, the wardens lingered around us, trying to hear our conversation. My son said to them, “Go as far away as you can. I am talking with my mother. Why do you want to listen?” The wardens thus left us. I told my son, “You need to use your compassion when talking to others.” “Bad people should be treated the way that works,” he said, “Mom, I am not able to be kind to those people yet, but I know that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, and I support you practicing Falun Gong.” When my son left, the wardens gave him a special visitation card with which he could visit me anytime at the camp.
Unbelievable Exam Results
My youngest son is a fitness trainer. He not only supports me in practicing Falun Gong, but also believes in the teachings as well. At the time he was preparing for a national exam for professional fitness trainers to determine their license levels. He had only a high school diploma, while the exam was designed for university graduates. His instructor said to him, “All other participants have post-graduate degrees, and the exam will test university knowledge, but you are only a high school graduate. Maybe you shouldn't bother to try, but wait for the license upgrading based on seniority and experience.” My son said, “I may just as well try.”
To everyone's surprise, including his instructor's, he was one of the top three participants of that batch. He was granted the highest level of license as a result. When he told me the news on the phone, I replied, “This is your reward from Dafa.” He said, “ I know, Mom. I often recite 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance' in my heart and always do things according to these principles. During the exam, I found that I knew the answer for every single question, and I felt that my brain was full of wisdom.” Another time he called me and told me that he had just sprained his ankle, and it was so swollen that he couldn't walk. I told him just to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” instead of thinking anything else. He followed my advice, and surprisingly, his ankle recovered in a few hours and he went to work in the afternoon.
My Infertile Daughter's Pregnancy
Compared to my three sons, my daughter is a bit spoiled and sometimes stubborn. She had been married for a while but had not been able to get pregnant, and she was already over 30 years old. One day while reading Zhuan Falun, my son-in-law said to me, “Falun Gong is very good. I want to practice it too.” So I taught him. Three months later, my daughter told me that her stomach felt heavy, so I suggested that she get a checkup at the hospital. She went, but her doctor couldn't figure out what it was, “It looks like pregnancy based on the exams, but the three-month fetus cannot be seen anywhere. It doesn't look like a miscarriage, either. We'd better wait a little longer and do another checkup.”
My daughter discussed the result with me. I said, “You surely are pregnant. Why can't it be detected? The reason has to do with you. I told you to quit the Communist Youth League, and you still haven't quit. You wouldn't have had such a problem if you had quit.” She answered, “How can you connect everything to quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its organizations? I knew the CCP was bad, so I didn't want to join it. But my Youth League membership is something from more than ten years ago. Who cares about it any more?” I told her, “You don't care about it, but the oath you made when becoming a member always matters.” She said that the oath was not sincere, then left for her room.
I followed her into her room, “I wish to move out and live with my other children because I can't stand watching my daughter suffering from the depression and anxiety caused by barrenness or miscarriage.” I then called my youngest son, and requested that he arrange my move.
My youngest son and my daughter lived in the same city. Usually I stayed with each of them for at least several months before moving to another child's family. My daughter-in-law came to my daughter's home and asked me why I wanted to leave after only several days. Learning the situation, she went to talk to my daughter, “You know that our mother's health is excellent. When we went to climb the hill, she was the one who walked at the front, faster than any of us. If it were not for practicing Falun Gong, she wouldn't have been in such good health for a 70-year-old. Why is it so hard for you to quit the Youth League? Don't you remember how we were deceived into joining the league when we were in high school? Renounce it, so we are not deceived by the CCP any longer. Our mother will be happy for you for to do the right thing.” Convinced, and also out of her sense of filial piety, my daughter finally agreed to renounce her membership on the Epoch Times website.
That very same night I had a dream in which a man was coming to our home in a rush. I asked him, “What has taken you so long?” He replied, “Regardless, I am here now.” I got up the next morning, and told my daughter, “Your son is here now. Go get a checkup at the hospital, and you will find everything is set.” Still not fully believing me but knowing the miraculous changes that happened to me after I began practicing Falun Gong, she went to the hospital. The examination results greatly surprised her doctor, “This is impossible. How can a fetus just show up like this several days later after the last check up? Do your family members believe in Buddha, and the Buddha has granted you a baby?” My daughter answered, “My mother practices Buddha School cultivation; she's a Falun Gong practitioner.”
From then on, my daughter became a believer in Falun Dafa, and often recites “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”