I Waited Nine Years to Start Practicing Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I heard about Falun Dafa in March 1999. Before I could finish reading Zhuan Falun, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute the practice. I returned the book to a practitioner and left it at that.
I experienced emotional conflicts for several years after that. My health steadily declined and I constantly fought with my family members.
I met a former classmate in 2008. I told her about my troubles and hoped that she could help me in some way. To my surprise, she told me that she was a Falun Dafa practitioner.
After I started to practice Falun Dafa, I felt as if I had been reunited with my real family after years of separation. In tears I sincerely thanked Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, for showing me the way and awakening me. My classmate gave me several Dafa books, and I announced to my family that I would start practicing.
Experiencing the Mighty Power of Falun Dafa
I had been on medication since I had my son and often told people that I would not see my 40th birthday.
I consulted doctors many times but was always disappointed. They couldn't pinpoint what was ailing me. I resented my husband and could not help feeling suicidal. But I did not want to hurt my parents and children, so I lived on.
After I told my family that I had decided to practice Falun Dafa, I sat in bed with my legs crossed and began to read Zhuan Falun. I felt sleepy and dozed off. I saw a seven-colored spinning ring. I suddenly woke up and yelled, “I saw a peacock with his tail open!” I later realized that it was a spinning Falun.
I returned to good health after that night. I was amazed. I was 40 years old and had believed that I would not live beyond that age. I knew that Master had renewed my life and that I must use my time to tell people about Falun Dafa.
My Family Respects Master
After witnessing my changes, my parents and almost all of my sisters became practitioners, and my family now lives in harmony. My children and husband wholeheartedly respected Master. Sometimes when I didn't behave very well, my son would remind me, “Mom, are you a practitioner?” My world has completely changed.
I tried to convince one of my sisters and her husband to practice Dafa, but she laughed at me. Sadly, her husband had a heart attack and died, which affected my sister's mental and physical health.
I told my sister again about Dafa’s amazing power. I suggested that she read Dafa books. She spent six months hand-copying all of of Zhuan Falun. After she began to read Dafa books and do the exercises, she regained her health, and her sadness gradually vanished.
She is going to marry a retired teacher. I reminded her not to forget that she is a practitioner. She assured me: “That won’t happen. He also has a predestined relationship with Dafa, and he wants to become a practitioner.”
Helping People Learn the Truth about Dafa
I decided to tell my colleagues the facts about Falun Dafa and the persecution. I started with my plant manager and asked him to recite, “Falun Dafa is great; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great.” I explained that he would benefit from reciting those words. Every time he saw me, either in front of others or alone, he would put his palms together and repeat these two sentences and I echoed them. I gained courage from this experience. I can now openly distribute Dafa flyers at work.
I saw several managers at the factory entrance checking people’s identification. The plant manager said to me, “Falun Dafa is great.” I replied, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great.” All the other managers smiled. I took out flyers and said, “One copy per person, please treasure this special opportunity.” The manager said, “There are different kinds. How many more do you have? I want one of each.”
I keep flyers and DVD’s in my drawer. When people come to my office, I ask them if they have a DVD player and I then give them a DVD if the answer is yes. If not, I give them the flyer.
Almost everyone who has heard the facts about Falun Dafa seems pleased to hear about it. A close colleague of mine is one exception. She always argues with me and praises the CCP. One day she told me that her daughter was applying for CCP membership. I decided to help the girl understand the truth about the CCP and the persecution.
Two days later, the girl came to my office. I told her the facts about Dafa and the nature of the CCP. I told her that anyone who joins the CCP is walking into a death trap. She replied, “I have not joined it, so it doesn’t matter.” I smiled.
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