(Minghui.org) I became a Falun Gong practitioner in 2008. After I began my practice, I was so moved by the profound principles in the teachings of Falun Dafa, that I would often cry. I finally understood what life was about, who I was, and why I existed. It's been six years since I obtained the Fa and by following the teachings, my character has improved. Saving people has become part of my life and I do it with joy.
I was concerned that I wouldn't have time to reach consummation because I had started the practice late. My husband worked out of town. I had a job, had to take care of our two children and my parents, and do all the housework. I was so busy I didn't have time for anything else. I was easily irritated.
My son was in elementary school, and one day he was doing his homework and asked me for help. I quickly snapped at him and told him to look it up himself. I told him he was interrupting me from studying the Fa. He started to cry and accused me of only caring about the Fa. I knew at that moment that I couldn't just study the Fa, I had to do what the Fa taught, and not neglect my responsibilities. I needed to be a good person and a good mother; compassionate and tolerant. I needed to stop being “tough” – that was a warped notion.
I dropped everything and went to help my son with his homework. From then on I always answered his questions patiently. When he wanted me to go outside for a walk with him, I would go, and we would chat. We talked about Falun Dafa and what it meant to save people. After he learned the truth about the persecution, he would accompany me when I went out to tell others the facts about Falun Dafa. He would stand by me quietly and listen. If we were out late, he didn't complain. At school he even persuaded his classmates to quit the Young Pioneers (an affiliate of the Chinese Communist Party). He began to study the teachings when he had time. He became more and more compassionate. I knew he had benefited from the practice. My relationship with my son improved as described in Zhuan Falun, “The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and rectifies all abnormalities.”
My husband left town for work soon after we were married. With him away, we basically lived two separate lives. We didn't talk much or seem to care about each other. He was rarely home. This lifestyle of ours went on for 12 years. Before I started practicing Falun Dafa, I hated him. I thought he was cold and felt very unfortunate that I married him. When he did come home, I ignored him. He would ask me for money and I would make him sign an IOU before I gave him any money. I frequently brought up the subject of divorce.
After I became a practitioner, I knew that I had to improve my family life. I needed to be considerate of all others, and have an altruistic heart, beginning at home. I began to understand that my husband's life was not easy either. He was all alone and worked in a highly competitive environment. He had no one to talk to, whereas I had my parents and my children.
My cold indifferent heart melted and I sublimated myself in the Fa. I began to call my husband often, and asked him about his business. When he came home, we went for walks together and talked. Over time, he came home more often and called to ask about how things were going at home. We became more and more like a family. He greeted other practitioners when they visited me at home and let us talk in private. He reminded me repeatedly to be careful when I went out to clarify the truth. When I was illegally arrested, he put his business aside and visited different government offices demanding my release. When I finally got home, he didn't complain, instead, he just hugged me. I knew the Fa not only changed me, but him as well.
When we visited my in-laws during the New Year, there were about 20 relatives present. My father-in-law praised me in front of them, saying how I brought the family closer, and that I gave all my savings to help his son's business without asking anything in return. He said that someone like me was rare, and he was enjoying his retirement years because of me. I told everyone that Falun Dafa eliminated my selfishness and I asked everyone to remember that Falun Dafa and Truthfulness- Compassion- Forbearance are good. My mother-in-law now recites “Falun Dafa is good” every day.
Teacher saved me from hell and cleansed me with the Fa, and gave me a happy family. I am so blessed and grateful.
I didn't really have much time to clarify the truth. I did what I could on my way to and home from work. I would also talk to my co-workers. I had to give up my fear. I went from not daring to open my mouth to being able to talk about Falun Dafa naturally.
Near the end of 2013 I brought 20 calendars to work, which a practitioner had given me to help in telling my co-workers the truth about Falun Dafa. I gave each of my co-workers a copy. A young girl who just graduated from school tore the calendar into pieces and threw it in the garbage, right in front of me. She looked at me with hatred. I wasn't upset. I smiled and went back to my desk, thinking about how I could save a person who was so misled by the CCP propaganda and had so many misunderstandings about Falun Dafa.
One day she had to stay at work late. I did the same, so I could talk to her alone. So before she left, I asked her, “Why did you tear apart the calendar I gave you?” I could tell she thought I was trying to pick a fight with her. I smiled and asked her, “If it had been animals or beautiful scenery on the calendar, would you still tear it apart?” She said no. I then asked her if she did it because the content was about Falun Gong. She told me, “Falun Gong is illegal and banned and outlawed by the government.”
I sat down and told her what Falun Dafa was, about the self-immolation on Tiananmen staged by the CCP to incite hatred among people against Falun Gong, and how Falun Dafa was practiced around the world and helped reinstall virtue and morality in people and the society. I asked her to check out the inscription on a rock that says “the CCP is bound to end” and told her that Jiang Zemin and his regime have committed heinous crimes against Falun Gong practitioners by torturing them and stealing their organs.
As I was talking to her, two young men came over and carefully listened to me. They were so surprised, as these were things that were completely opposite from what they had been told. They asked me questions. Both of them agreed, “The CCP is evil!” and both happily withdrew from the CCP and its affiliates. I gave them some pamphlets with information on the persecution, and software that could help them browse websites overseas. They kept thanking me, “This is good stuff, thanks a lot!”
The next day at work, the young girl pulled me aside where no one could see us. She wanted to give me 100 yuan to help practitioners make truth-clarification materials. “Now I respect the Falun Dafa practitioners. Even when they are suffering, they manage to save money to make the materials and want nothing in return. I am very sorry that I tore up the calendar,” she started weeping quietly. I told her how happy I was that she understood the truth now. I didn't take her money and told her, “Why don't you be a spokesperson for us and tell your family and friends the truth of Falun Dafa. You will be doing them a priceless favor by saving them.” She nodded and assured me, “Definitely!” I knew at that moment that there were many kind people who were deceived by the CCP's propaganda, waiting for us to save them.
I switched jobs. My new boss told me that the current manager was very sick. She felt cold all the time. Even in the hot summertime she wouldn't let people in the office turn on the AC, and even put a blanket on her legs. During lunch time she would take a rest on the balcony so she could be in the sunshine. She had a difficult time doing her job because of her physical conditions, and also had a terrible temper. The boss was planning to fire her in a couple weeks. I decided to help her.
I ate lunch with her before she went outside and we talked. I found out that she was a very devout Buddhist. We continued our conversation the next day. I asked her, “You are a Buddhist and kind. People say 'The Buddha light rectifies all abnormalities.' What happened to your health?” She wondered also, “I don't know. I don't do harm to others and I am still young. How am I going to live the rest of my life like this?” I asked her how old she thought I was, she guessed about 35. I told her I was 46, ten years older than she was.
I told her that I used to have severe anemia, incontinence and migraines and I always had to carry pills with me. I wrapped myself in a blanket after I showered in the summer and never turned the fan on, let alone the AC. Even so, I was sick all the time and had high fevers. I told her how now my ailments were gone. She was so excited and asked me how I did it. I told her how I improved my character, which allowed me to have higher energy in my practice. I also told her that at this time in history there were no Buddhas minding the secular world. I explained to her that I didn't take medicine in my practice. I told her many things at higher levels because she had read a lot of Buddhist scriptures and was able to understand and believe what I said.
“That must be it. The Buddhas I believed in were not around anymore and there were so many evil things in the temples. No wonder my health is deteriorating. You are absolutely right. What is it that you practice and what do you read? Can I read that too?” she asked. She was sincere and eager. I told her it was Falun Dafa that I practiced. She was shocked, “Why would the government suppress such a marvelous practice?” I quickly told her about the illegal persecution of Falun Dafa and all the crimes that Jiang's regime has committed. She understood what I said and quit the CCP and its affiliates. She said that she would buy a copy of Zhuan Falun and begin to practice.
At work, saving people became natural and easy. The path in front of me gets wider because I have no fear and am truly altruistic. I want my coworkers to know that I practice Falun Dafa so that I can clarify the truth to them. I want to tell them that Falun Dafa has broadened my world and made me happy. My co-workers see the goodness of Falun Dafa through me.
I thank Master for his compassionate salvation. Heshi.