Heartfelt Sharing from a Young Practitioner
(Minghui.org) I was born in the 1980s, and from the time I was a child, I was taught to love our country. Everyday I heard slogans, such as, "Love the motherland, Love the people" and "Serve the motherland." I hoped to become the kind of person who loved and served my country in the future.
When I started to work later on, I saw that no one paid any attention to those slogans, since everyone was pursuing money. The prevalence of atheism has resulted in several generations failing to believe in the existence of deities. Many people also do not believe that good is rewarded and bad deeds incur retribution, so they do bad things out of ignorance.
However, there is a group of people who believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and follow these principles in their daily lives. They are Falun Dafa practitioners, and my mom is one of them.
Falun Gong Changes My Mother
My mom lost her parents when she was young and had to live with her frail elder brother. Oftentimes, it was necessary for her to stay at the home of her two married sisters. Living such an unstable life, my mom developed a strong character on the outside, but actually felt very inferior inside.
I remember that mom worked very hard for our family. She always worried about the possibility that our family wouldn't be able to live as well as others, and whether we kids would be successful. At that time, we were poor and Mom always liked to take a little advantage of others when she shopped. When shopping for food, she always asked us to taste the food first. Whenever she talked about her childhood experiences, she was always sad and in tears. Although my brother and I were not very naughty, Mom often got angry at us. She took a lot of medicine because she often had digestive problems, hiccups, and back pain.
In 1999, Mom started to practice Falun Gong. Since then, she has not been angry or sad. She treats her children much better. She has been very healthy. Now, 14 years have passed, and she has not taken any medicine in all that time. After learning Falun Gong, she taught us not to take advantage of others. I saw how much my mom changed after practicing Falun Gong, and so I also decided to read the book Zhuan Falun. Zhuan Falun teaches people how to be good. No wonder Mom changed so much!
Falun Gong Is Banned, My Mother Remains Firm
However, a few months later, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) banned Falun Gong and did not allow people to practice it. Why was such a good practice banned? Is it wrong to teach people to be good? Mom was beaten, cursed, fined, arrested, and detained for telling the truth about Falun Gong. Valuable possessions were confiscated and our home was ransacked. We suffered very much mentally, but I never blamed my mom because she just wanted to be a good person by practicing Falun Gong. Our textbooks said that the constitution guarantees us freedom of speech and freedom of belief. Now, the whole world knows that Chinese people have neither freedom of speech nor freedom of belief. What rights can an ordinary citizen exercise? Chinese Law is only for those in power.
How reliable are the Chinese Communist Party media reports of self-immolation, suicide, and homicide about Falun Gong practitioners? Falun Gong practitioners, like my mom, strive to be good people. How could they do those things?
I admire my mom for her firm belief. Nowadays, how many people can fight for the truth without fearing the power of the CCP?
My Eyes Are Opened
Mom asked me to practice Falun Gong, but I said that it was enough for me to just know Dafa was good, and that I would be a good person wherever I went. At that time, I thought: "Zhuan Falun is just a theory that has helped my mom have an open view on everything; her good health is because of her good attitude." During that time, my understanding of Falun Gong was limited to the surface, nothing more; I did not believe the magical powers of Dafa. In the summer of 2010, an aunt came to our home. She had visited many places and various hospitals, but no one could cure her. My mom heard that she was dying, so she told her the truth about Falun Gong. Later on, her husband brought her on his motorcycle to our house to learn Falun Gong.
At that time, she was disheveled and said that she did not have the strength to even comb her hair for the past month. She was wearing a heavy coat, had a dark complexion, and spoke feebly. She was not able to sit and had to lie down on the bed. Usually lying down is very comfortable, but she kept flipping back and forth and looked very uncomfortable.
Mom played the Fa teaching DVD for her, and after two days she was full of energy and her hair was very neat. Wasn’t this a miracle? Didn’t I just see it with my own eyes? This could not be the result of merely a good attitude alone improving one’s health so dramatically! Dafa is truly amazing! I also needed to practice Falun Gong!
In these past years, because my mom has practiced Falun Gong, our family has been benefitting without knowing it. I quit school and went to a state-owned factory the next year. Although the job was temporary, I was paid well. There were 13 people on our team. The director despised me at the beginning, but I always got raises first. Later, I left home and worked for five years. I have always been very healthy. My dad and my brother were also very healthy. My dad sometimes encountered danger in his work, but he always had good luck.
Once, when my dad worked alongside a couple of carpenters, an electronic hammer fell on his head. He was not injured and only required a band-aid! The person involved in the accident was scared, but my dad told him, “Don't worry!”
He asked my dad to take two days off. He said, "Uncle, you are really strong. That big iron hammer hit your head so hard, but you were not injured.” My dad smiled. He knew in his heart that the amulet he carried had "Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" printed on it. My dad said, “Dafa's Master has protected me!”
There are many more stories – I can’t list all of them here. I knew all of these situations occurred because my mom practiced Falun Gong, but I never admitted it. Now, I want to tell everyone everywhere that all Falun Gong practitioners are blessed; all Falun Dafa supporters are blessed! They will all have a great future!
Falun Dafa helps people become more compassionate, raise their level of morality, and become healthier in both mind and body. The practice of Falun Dafa can make families happy and healthy!
Falun Dafa has been spreading over the years, and more and more of my family members have become practitioners. I really regret that I did not practice with my mom when I was young. I missed a lot of precious time, and almost missed the chance forever. I hope that those of you with a predestined relationship can learn the truth soon and join us!
I am thankful for our great Master’s enormous compassion to save sentient beings!