Taiwan Practitioner: Cultivation Brought Happiness to Our Whole Family
(Minghui.org) I am one of three girls in my family, which was an obvious strain on us during the past agricultural era and laughable in the eyes of other families. We were all born by cesarean section, so my mother really suffered a lot. I had a terrible reaction to milk when I was young. Whenever I drank milk, I threw up and was as thin as a little monkey. I was so hungry that I cried every day. I was a constant bother to the adults, and I barely survived. I consequently became unsocial and eccentric. I had no self-confidence and constant random thoughts. My childhood was a very sad one.
I became quite rebellious in middle school. I skipped school, stayed away from home, and went against the will of my parents. As an adult, I was bad-tempered with strange personality changes. I often cried and felt so sad. I tried to find spiritual hope in religion and was very pious in my belief, but it always turned out that it wasn't what I'd been looking for (actually I didn't know exactly what I was looking for), so I ended up nowhere. After my first child was born, my health deteriorated. I went to see many doctors, but they couldn't find anything wrong. However, I felt sick and kept moaning and crying.
By the time that I was pregnant with my third child, I thought that my illness was incurable. I heard that qigong could cure illness and keep one fit, so I found out from a friend that there was a teacher working in a school who taught qigong free of charge. I first had to buy and read the book Zhuan Falun. Only after reading the book would I then be taught the exercises. I was very happy and agreed immediately. I went right to the bookstore and bought the book. I read it whenever I had free time and understood that it taught you to be a good person. After I finished it, I was excited and told my friend that I wanted to learn the exercises. I now walked on the path of Falun Dafa cultivation practice. In fact, at that moment, I didn't know what cultivation was, and I just did it to get healthy and keep fit.
Soon after I started cultivation practice, my oldest daughter’s serious skin disease began to heal and then fully recovered. Her bad temper softened, and she became genuinely obedient. (She understands the Fa principles but hasn't started cultivating yet.) My oldest son used to suffer from “incurable” asthma, but also fully recovered. He later joined me in cultivation and achieved physical and mental health as well. Except for a minor illness when he was still a baby, my younger son is now 11 years old and has grown physically tall and strong and has very refined features.
My mother-in-law does not cultivate, but she always tells her friends: “They (my sons and I) are very healthy because they practice Falun Gong; they don't see doctors anymore.” My mother-in-law used to suffer from chronic diseases associated with aging and visited the doctor often. She was forgetful and did such things as losing her wallet often. After we started practicing Falun Dafa, she changed and regained her mental acuity. Since my two sons cultivate, they both understand the right thing to do. My older son did not go through the “rebellious” period and has become quite an understanding boy with a sunny disposition.
Before I became a practitioner, my husband kept changing jobs and complained about everything. After I started cultivation practice, I told him that all his efforts to make more money ended up making him tired, physically and mentally, yet he never made any progress. I asked him to settle down and do his job well and to please stop changing jobs frequently. "If it is meant to be yours, nothing will be taken away from you." He did stop changing jobs and now works very conscientiously. His supervisor appreciates him and, as a result, he was promoted.
Before, I was in a lot of pain and bedridden due to an unidentified disease. I took tonics and vitamins and frequently visited an orthopedist. I also suffered from angina pectoris (inadequate blood supply to the heart), and the pain in my back was so severe that it made me vomit. I am currently disease-free and my body feels a genuine lightness. This kind of happiness can rarely be experienced by anyone not practicing Falun Dafa. I also feel real spiritual freedom.
Before I started cultivation, I was spiritually empty and experienced nightmares every night. I screamed and yelled and woke myself up shouting profanities. Sometimes, my husband would wake me, since this made him quite anxious, and I looked terrible. My newfound freedom is therefore not easily understood by non-practitioners. My xinxing elevated bit by bit; my tense family relationships gradually improved to a more natural and harmonious state. Master mentions in the book that the precondition for cultivation is to be a good person, then become a better person, then much better than an ordinary person. Cultivation enables one to elevate and move up solidly, one step at a time.
Seeing that friends, relatives, and neighbors are still struggling with health issues, sentimentality and life, I feel really lucky. Through Falun Dafa cultivation, I understand why human beings suffer and understand where we will eventually return to. Only by understanding the laws of the universe can we live happily and comfortably.
I am a potter and set very high requirements for myself. Before practicing Dafa, every day, I'd spend lots of time practicing the skills needed to make pottery. Since I had three children and no spare time for myself, I stopped working on my pottery. Ten years later, I picked up this pottery work again, and was surprised to discover that my skills are now even better than before. I make miraculous progress daily.
“...whichever field you might be in, when you are able to improve your skills, that is a reflection of your having continually risen in realm. And people can see that you are a good person and someone who cultivates his or her heart and mind. From the vantage point of human beings, you are becoming a good person. As a result of studying the Fa and cultivating your inner self, you do better and better, and gods give you the wisdom you deserve and give you inspiration so that you can come to realize a lot of things while you study, create better things, improve your technique, and reach beyond.” (“Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles”)
It is really miraculous!
I have benefited tremendously from practicing Falun Dafa, and the benefits are so numerous that it is beyond imagination. I wrote this article (and what I wrote is only a small part of my experience) to share with everyone, so that more people will know the benefits of practicing Falun Dafa.