My Daughter's “New Discovery”
(Minghui.org) My daughter is in the 4th grade. Before she turned six, she was unruly, very competitive, and considered herself a princess. Teachers in her kindergarten class said that she was very forceful when fighting over toys.
It seemed impossible to change her, and we were at war more often than not.
The situation didn't improve. When I was at my wits' end, I read the main book of Falun Dafa, Zhuan Falun, to her. She soon experienced karma elimination symptoms, including bronchitis, coughing, and a fever. I knew that Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, was cleansing her body, as I experienced similar symptoms when I started cultivating. My daughter understood the reason for these symptoms through studying the Fa. Her illness symptoms soon disappeared.
She started doing the exercises when she was eight. Her Celestial Eye was opened and she saw Master and scenes in other dimensions. She also saw the karmic relationship of affairs while meditating. She tried to live by the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Her xinxing improved and her behavior changed. She became a good student, and I no longer worry about her.
One day, a fight broke out between her and a boy who was a good friend of hers. Her nail scratched the boy's face. She felt very bad, because she realized that she had not maintained her xinxing, and she began to cry. Other classmates thought she was crying because she lost the fight and came to comfort her, “Tell teacher on him! Let teacher punish him! Go home and tell your mom, and ask her to teach him a lesson!”
She was upset after school. When she told me what happened, she was still distressed. I quoted what Master said:
“...as a practitioner one should not fight back when being punched or insulted, but should conduct oneself with a high standard." (Zhuan Falun)
I said, “When conflicts occur, you must have done something wrong.” I encouraged her to apologize the next day. My daughter returned home with her eyes shining with happiness. She said, “Mom, I discovered that apologizing to other people and forgiving others are such good things! We are friends again!"
A few days later, her teacher gave the students a homework assignment to write a composition to be titled “My New Discovery.” My daughter wrote about this incident: “I discovered that kindness and tolerance can strengthen friendship.” Her paper was well received.
Through cultivation and following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, my unruly and headstrong daughter has changed into a polite and thoughtful girl whom her classmates and teachers adore.