A Family of Four Generations Practices Falun Dafa
Our Lives Before Learning the Practice
In the early 1980s, I struggled to support my family and had to take jobs as a migrant laborer and a mill worker. Life is as unpredictable as the weather. My seven-year-old son became paralyzed after he fell off a wall. We visited many hospitals across China but did not find a cure and had huge medical bills. My family had to borrow money, and that put us in a desperate situation. Four years later, my son had not improved at all. In order to provide for the family, my wife and I decided not to spend any more money on treatment for our son.
One night our son had a seizure and was diagnosed with epilepsy. We sank into the depths of despair once again. After so many years of stress, my wife and I, although only in our 40s, were emaciated and gray haired. I felt I would rather die than live in that agony.
How We Learned about Falun Dafa
One spring day in 1997, my mother came by and said, “Yesterday I went to a nearby village with other villagers to watch Falun Dafa videos. It was great and free of charge. You ought to practice Falun Dafa with us.” I replied, “I burned incense and offered up a sacrifice when I went to the temple. We used all our money to visit famous doctors and buy good medicine. You say that Falun Dafa is able to cure illness and it is free of charge? That is too good to be true!” My wife said she wanted to give it a try and would take our son to learn how to practice Falun Dafa.
My mother brought me a copy of Zhuan Falun and encouraged me to read it for more information. I started to vomit after I read for 20 minutes. At first I thought it was caused by something I'd eaten. Then I read the chapter again, and I guessed that Master was purifying my body. That was when our four immediate family members started cultivating Falun Dafa.
After Learning Falun Dafa
At the beginning of our cultivation practice we paid more attention to doing the exercises and sought to cure our illnesses. However, after discussion with other practitioners, we understood how to cultivate ourselves by letting go of all attachments and improving our xinxing. As Master said, “Keep in mind: One should gain things naturally without pursuing them.” (“Learning the Fa” from Essentials for Further Advancement). We should never pursue anything while studying the Fa and cultivating.
Our son became healthy after Master purified his body, and he was married at 18. My daughterin-law started to practice the Fa with us and her hearing problem was resolved. She gave birth to a sweet, chubby baby the next year. My grandson turned 11 this year and is a Dafa disciple also. My wife and I became full of energy and free of illness after practicing Falun Dafa. I have not taken any medicine since beginning cultivation 15 years ago. All my family members, including two sons and their wives and two married daughters, began to practice Falun Dafa. Our villagers all knew that my family benefited from the Fa.
My 80-year-old father and 78-year-old mother were Dafa practitioners and very healthy. My five brothers and their sons and their daughters-in-law started practicing Dafa as well. When we gathered together for the New Year, many family members paid for a New Year call to our great Master.
In the hard times of the persecution, four family members were illegally arrested and jailed. Some, due to safety concerns, were compelled to leave their homes and move frequently for many years. We believed in the Fa and Master firmly and kept doing the three things to save sentient beings and validate the Fa. When I recall past days of desperation in my family, I burst into tears to think of Master's compassionate salvation. As a result of the influence of my family, many former patients, including some with incurable diseases, walked the cultivation path and started a new life. Many have witnessed the miracle of the Fa, understood the truth, and withdrawn from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations and obtained a bright future for themselves.
The four generations of my family have benefited greatly from obtaining Falun Dafa. We are so grateful to Master.