(Minghui.org) I obtained the Fa in 1998. It was our great, compassionate Master who cleansed me, using this Dafa of the cosmos to change me from a person who chased after fame and fortune into a Falun Dafa disciple of the Fa-rectification period. I just want to tell Master, and share with fellow practitioners, many of my experiences since I stepped on the cultivation path, including being a diligent practitioner, validating the Fa, clarifying the truth, and saving sentient beings.

Stepping Out of Misery

I have had a strong personality from a young age and would not give in when I felt I had a winning argument. I also placed great importance on fame and fortune.

As I came down with polio in my childhood and had to use crutches, I grew self-conscious and felt that others looked down on me. Thus, I wore a sour face frequently. I became combative and unyielding. As I grew older, I developed more and more severe attachments to vanity and the mentality of showing off.

I faced all kinds of illnesses as I grew older. In my twenties, I was diagnosed with breast hyperplasia. It was so painful that I could not stand my skin coming into contact with my clothing. I had visited every local and provincial doctor and famous hospital and taken every kind of folk remedy, but to no avail. I was tortured and tormented and felt that my life was not worth living.

In 1998, I was feeling hopeless. My elder sister gave me the book, Zhuan Falun. She said, “Read it, it’s good.” After reading the book, my first thought was that the book taught people to be good people. After reading it again, I understood that good and bad fortune was the result of the karma or virtue we carried with us from past lives.

All of a sudden, I understood Falun Dafa could make people become honest, tolerant, and compassionate. I followed the practice's requirements and lived by the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. My body was purified in other dimensions by Master and I returned to good health. It is 14 years later and I have not taken another pill.

Through diligent Fa study and cultivation practice I improved gradually. My heart is filled with a harmony and peace I have never experienced before. I think of other people’s welfare first. I learned to tolerate people's shortcomings. I will forever hold on to Master’s hand, never return to my bad habits and follow Master home.

Opposing the Persecution by Exposing the Persecution

In July 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) banned Falun Dafa, slandered it through the media, defamed Master and persecuted innocent practitioners.

We lost our group study and exercise environment. I went to the provincial government to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa and appeal for the right to practice and have Master’s good name cleared. I returned home that evening with a heavy heart. I was thinking, “What’s the matter with the Chinese government? Why does it fear having more good people? Being a good person is not wrong. Cultivating in Dafa is not wrong.”

With the practice environment gone, I studied at home but did not do the exercises as much as I should have. The police harassed me, but I would not cooperate. I clarified the truth about the practice instead.

In 2002, I opened a store for non-staple foods. I brought Zhuan Falun to the store and studied it whenever I had time, but I barely did the exercises. My cultivation lagged behind. My mood was low and I faced much interference. I suffered economic losses in the thousands of yuan.

In 2005, I turned the store over to my younger sister and devoted all my time to Dafa cultivation. I studied, hand-copied, and memorized the Fa. Now, that my sister was minding the store, I used the opportunity to tell customers about Falun Dafa. I gave change to customers with bills with truth-clarification messages printed on them. I handed out the Nine Commentaries and other informational materials. I assisted people with predestined relationship to quit the CCP and its affiliates. Every day, I worked on saving sentient beings.

Because my Fa study did not reach an in-depth level, I began to develop all kinds of attachments: the mentality of doing work for work’s sake, of showing off and validating myself. As a result, the evil took advantage of my loopholes.When someone reported on me for practicing the meditation, I was arrested and taken to a brainwashing center for a month. They extorted close to 50,000 yuan from me. When I returned home, I looked inward and discovered my many attachments that were contradictory to Dafa cultivation. I sent forth righteous thoughts to eradicate them. I settled down to study the Fa and improved.

Harmonizing Family

Because I didn’t cultivate well, I faced great interference from my family. My husband picked fights with me. I treated him with compassion. I took care of him. He didn’t do anything all day except play mahjong. I had problems walking, but I washed his clothes and cooked his meals. In the evening, I told our daughter to bring him water to wash his feet. I treated him with compassion. When he planned to go back to his home village for a visit, he wouldn’t take me and said that this was his mother’s idea. I ignored this and went with him to his hometown.

I told my mother-in-law that there is nothing wrong with practicing Falun Dafa, being a good person and living by the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. This only brings honor and blessings to our family. I spoke of the changes in my physical condition to let them see the benefits I received from practicing Falun Dafa. I made sure that my behavior, my every word, every action, and every thought strictly adhered to the Fa principles. I showed concern for each one of them and made sure that the environment was harmonized.

The one who ostracized me the most was my younger sister-in-law. Because her husband worked in the local security system, she was the most severely poisoned. I clarified the truth to her many times. I would frequently send forth righteous thoughts to disintegrate the evil and its factors behind her. The shell of the evil Party’s evil spirit finally broke. For many years we never had dealings with one another, but now we have a very good relationship. My sister-in-law said to other people: “Our family’s affairs, big and small, are all managed by our sister-in-law.”

All my brothers-in-law respect me. They would discuss their family affairs with me. When I visit them at New Year, I bring along a large amount of “truth-clarification bills” and trade them with them, so that they can help distribute them. The entire family of 40 plus members quit the CCP and its affiliates.

Practicing Falun Gong Benefits My Family

My husband’s aunt was a diabetic and suffered from multiple diabetes-induced physical ailments such as coronary heart disease and hypertension. A year ago, her doctor told her that she needed three stents implantation, which is a tube placed in the coronary arteries.

I told her to say “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good” from deep within her heart. I explained that she would not need to spend a dime, but she would have divine assistance and she would recover. I also gave her a Shen Yun Performing Arts DVD.

She stayed in the hospital for a little while and then went home. Later, my mother-in-law told me, “Your aunt married into this family more than 20 years ago, but had never worked a day in the field. Now, she works like a young man. She worked on several acres of our land last year and produced so many vegetables we couldn’t eat them all.”

My cousin suffered from something related to rheumatism. Her joints were so painful she found it difficult to work during the day or sleep during the night. Two years ago, she came to the city for medical treatment and stayed with us. The next day, she said that she slept soundly and didn’t feel any pain through the night. She asked what kind of bed I own. I laughed and said, “If you recite Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good from deep within your heart, everything will work out fine.” Eventually, my cousin renounced the evil Party and its affiliates. Her rheumatoid problem disappeared, and she even found a job and started working.

My paternal aunt was treated badly by her daughter-in-law. My other aunts got together to discuss how to help, saying to me, “Your paternal aunt is living a life of misery, what should we do?” My husband told me that I should go talk to the daughter-in-law, meaning I should tell her about Falun Dafa. So I did. I clarified the truth to her and told her that there were better ways to conduct herself. This year, my paternal aunt said her daughter-in-law is doing great. It’s like she’s a new person.

I can keep on talking about Falun Dafa non-stop. Now, I am of good health, my family lives in harmony and neighbors give us compliments. This is all because I practice Falun Dafa. These are Dafa’s blessings. I sincerely hope every good person will stop being deceived by the evil Party’s lies, will learn the truth and will choose a bright future.

Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners! Heshi.