[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] My Picture Is Proof That Falun Dafa Changes Us
(Minghui.org) I have a picture of me at home that was taken before I began to practice Falun Dafa. People ask who it is. No one believes it is me. No one believes my wife when she confirms that it is. They look at me, look at the picture, and shake their heads, still not quite believing it. That picture has been the best way for me to validate that Falun Dafa is good.
Rebirth after Cultivating
It was indeed a complete rebirth for me after I began to cultivate. My face is now regular, with well shaped eyes, nose, and mouth. Before, I had oddly shaped eyes, a pointed chin, and an elongated face. My eyes looked vicious and I looked fierce. My wife said that I looked mean and ugly. Some people looked at the picture and joked: “It cannot be you. It is more like a wanted criminal.” As a matter of fact, I was a criminal wanted by the police.
Perhaps due to my mother suffering from malnutrition, I was deformed when I was born. My back was hunched, and I had crooked legs and triangular eyes. My mother passed away when I was seven. My dad was lazy and did not take care of me. With no parents to love me and no formal education, I learned all the bad habits from my father and did all sorts of bad things.
I stole, robbed, destroyed things, and attacked people. I drank, gambled, and visited prostitutes. I walked with my hands behind my back and I literally looked down on people. People shunned me to avoid being beaten in case I was in a bad mood. I often beat my wife and hurt her. When she threatened to divorce me, I held a knife against her neck and asked her if she truly meant it. People said that I was reckless when I fought. Everyone was afraid of me, and I was hunted by the police.
As time went on, my health deteriorated. Local hospitals said that I was too sick for them to treat and wanted me to go to a bigger city to seek help. I was handicapped both physically and mentally.
Deciding to Cultivate in Dafa
Someone gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun . It took me two months to read it. The teachings in the book truly convinced me. I realized what it means to be a good person, so I decided to cultivate in Falun Dafa.
I followed the practice's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I stopped all my bad habits. My thoughts became good and pure and my heart was kind. All my illnesses disappeared. Now my back is no longer hunched, my bent legs are straight, and my eyes are normal. People all marvel at the drastic changes in me. Many, including my wife, joined Dafa. We now live a happy life.
I became tolerant. At work, I follow the Dafa's requirements and am unselfish. People like me. They all quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliations and believe that Falun Dafa is good. They've made the right choices because they all witnessed the wonder of Dafa from me.
Harassed Despite Turning Into a Good Person
Despite the fact that I had turned over a new leaf, the CCP minions harassed me from time to time, and I was once arrested and detained.
Fearing that I might go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong around Chinese New Year's Day in 2001, the police monitored me closely. One officer told me. “By all means don't go to Beijing. Someone will die on Tienanmen Square on New Year's eve.” Then, the self-immolation incident happened. I knew right away that it was staged by the CCP. How else would the officer have known about it beforehand?
The officer also told me that they would look the other way if I fought, stole, or robbed, just as long as I did not practice Falun Gong.
Above is my experience of cultivating in Falun Dafa. I hope everyone can take the time to learn more about it.