(Minghui.org) Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) has effected fundamental changes in my son, not just once, but twice. My baby boy with a birth defect survived because his parents practice Falun Gong.

When he was older, my husband and I were sent to labor camps after the persecution of Falun Gong began in July 1999. His academic performance deteriorated significantly, and he was under a lot of pressure. The principles of Falun Gong again helped resolved his anxiety and depression and restored his happy state of mind.

Birth Defects Cured

Our baby boy's excessive crying worried us. Sometimes he kept crying non-stop for five or six hours. We took him to the City Hospital for a check-up and found that, to our dismay, he suffered from congenital heart disease.

This birth defect can disrupt the normal flow of blood through the heart. The blood flow can slow down, go in the wrong direction or to the wrong place, or be blocked completely. Our son would not live long if it was not cured. My husband and I became very sad.

Luckily my husband and I discovered Falun Gong and became practitioners during the same year. Master's words gave us hope. Falun Gong taught us to practice the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

Master said:

“As a human being, you are a good person only if you can follow this universe’s characteristic of Zhen-Shan-Ren. A person who deviates from this characteristic is truly a bad person.” (Zhuan Falun)

We were filled with joy when we realized a human being could live so beautifully and nobly!

Master also said:

“When one person obtains the Fa, the whole family will benefit.” (“Teaching the Fa and Answering Questions in Jinan”)

“The Buddha School teaches self-salvation and salvation of all sentient beings. One does not only cultivate oneself, but also offers salvation to all sentient beings. Others can benefit as well, and you can unintentionally rectify other people’s bodies, heal their illnesses, and so on.” (Zhuan Falun)

We believed that Master would look after our son. Gradually, we stopped worrying.

My son started to say “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” when he started to talk. He listened to us when we read Zhuan Falun. We almost forgot his illness.

We took our son to the City Hospital for a follow-up check when he was three years old in response to the doctor's requirement. The same specialist saw him. After the examination, he said that my son's heart disease had disappeared without any medication. He was amazed and asked us how he recovered.

We certainly knew that it was our compassionate Master and Falun Dafa that saved our son, and we couldn't hold back our tears.

Falun Gong Inspires our Son's Kindness and Wisdom

The seed of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance took root in his heart and Falun Dafa opened up his kindness and wisdom.

A boy two or three years older than my son grabbed his neck and poured handfuls of sand down his back. He didn't cry or fight with the other boy. He said to me after he came home, “Mom, I was able to put up with it today!”

My colleagues were very impressed with his mathematical ability. When other kids were learning addition and subtractions up to five, my son was able to do addition and subtraction in the thousands, and he was only five.

Recovers from Hernia Without Treatment

My son developed a hernia when he was two-months old. He was all right after sleeping at night but the symptoms showed up during the day when he moved around. We tried various methods such as bandage therapy, salves and herbal medicine, but they all failed.

We didn't realize all the benefits of practicing Falun Gong at that time, and we decided to have surgery when he was seven years old.

But strangely enough, at the hospital the hernia symptoms didn't show up no matter how hard he jumped or ran up and down the stairs. The surgeon had to verify the hernia symptoms before he could operate on him. We decided to wait for another day. My son still didn't have any symptoms the next day and the doctor refused to do the operation.

One practitioner reminded us, “Both of you are practitioners and your son is also a little practitioner. He doesn't need any operation. Master has said that when one person obtains the Fa, the whole family will benefit.” We took our boy home.

That was 10 years ago, and the hernia problem never came back.

He could read Zhuan Falun fluently after he attended first grade. He lived and grew up happily with Falun Dafa and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in his heart.

From a Problem Child to a Happy Boy

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Dafa in July 1999. Lies and slanders blanketed the whole world. Dafa practitioners were severely persecuted. My husband and I were sentenced to forced labor camps. My son was subjected to a lot of anxiety and pressure.

He said to me, “Mom, you can still be a good person even if you don't practice Falun Gong. Mom, the police will take you away if you continue practicing Falun Gong.”

One day he yelled at me, “Life is meaningless. What can be worse than death? I don't want to go to school.” He dropped from the top 10 in his grade to about 70 th . He failed his English exams, and he was irritable and didn't like to study.

I couldn't force him to become good again. I had to reach his heart first. I knew only Falun Dafa could help me achieve that.

So I had a thorough sharing with him as follows:

I told him that to be a good ordinary person is fundamentally different from being a good cultivator. The school also educates students to be good kids but why are there so many kids behaving badly? Falun Dafa can truly change a person and elevate his morality because Falun Dafa helps practitioners learn the Fa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance as a criterion to judge a person, and also lets us know why we have to behave according to this criterion.

Master said:

“Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master. It is good enough if you have this wish. It is the master who actually does this, as you are simply unable to do it.” (Zhuan Falun)

I shared that when you have the wish to get rid of your bad habits or thoughts, Master will take them away. For example, your grandfather smoked for more than twenty years. He quit smoking the same day he started reading Dafa books. Falun Dafa can really change a person.

Master said:

“In the Buddha School, "salvation of all beings" implies bringing you out of everyday people’s most agonizing state to higher levels. You will no longer suffer, and will be set free—that is what it implies.” ( Zhuan Falun )

I went on that he would only get some good fortune if he were a good ordinary person. Cultivation in Dafa will resolve our fundamental problems and elevate our realms, so that we can return to our true selves and break through the cycle of birth, aging, illness and death. I asked if he understood.

My son nodded.

During the school holiday, he studied English as well as studied the Fa intensively with another little practitioner at his age. They memorized Hong Yin .

I had another sharing with my son to let him understand that Dafa practitioners not only have to cultivate ourselves well but also have the mission of saving sentient beings to fulfill our pre-historic vows.

I told him:

“If I don't step out to clarify the truth to people, they will be fooled by the lies and not know the wonderfulness of Falun Dafa and the evilness of the persecution. Then who will step out to stop the persecution? Only when everyone knows the truth, will they awaken, refuse to do evil, and thus have a good future.

My son fully understood.

Dafa saved the lost child again and helped him become a healthy, pure and hardworking young boy.