[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] A Shattered Family Reunited
(Minghui.org) Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, many people have been deceived by its lies. Yet, more and more people have learned the truth about Falun Gong, and some have even started to practice it. This is how my family learned about Falun Gong.
Since 1999, I had believed the CCP’s propaganda about Falun Gong, so I refused to read or listen to anything that could have revealed the truth. Sometimes when I saw DVDs or a flyer about Falun Gong, I was so frightened that I quickly threw them in the trash.
One time I got a phone call from an overseas Falun Gong practitioner. It was about the harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners in Sujiatun's underground concentration camp in Shenyang. Although I listened for about half an hour, I was not convinced. How could anyone commit such a horrendous deed in a civilized world? In my mind, the CCP was very corrupt, but I didn’t know much about Falun Gong. I thought to myself, “It would be nice if Falun Gong defeats the CCP, but this has nothing to do with me.” Thus, I didn’t want to get involved.
Although I didn’t believe in the CCP, I was completely convinced by its propaganda and fabricated lies about Falun Gong. At the same time, I was perplexed by what I saw. One of my husband’s friends was a Falun Gong practitioner. He was the kindest person I had ever met. Confused, I wondered, “If Falun Gong practitioners are truly so evil, why is he so kind?”
My Life in Shambles
One incident led to a great change. When my son was in middle school, he had a conflict with his teacher. I didn’t handle it well and he had to quit school as a result. He subsequently suffered insomnia and depression and often spent his days playing video games. He lost much weight and looked pale. This situation didn’t improve until six months later.
Besides my son’s struggles, my life was also filled with frustration and disappointments. I was born into a poor family that always seemed to have a shortage of food. My parents fought often, and the situation didn’t improve as I grew up. I was often a laughing stock. When I got married and my son was born, I still didn’t have a reliable income and often had to live in my mother’s house. When our financial situation finally improved, my husband had an affair, and we eventually divorced. Meanwhile my health deteriorated. In pain all over, I couldn’t sleep at night. Being faced with an empty house, my heart was filled with hatred.
My son was my only hope and all I wished for was that he would have a bright future. Therefore, I nearly collapsed when he had to quit school. I was desperate and anxious.
After Having No Hope I Found Dafa
I visited one of my former classmates, who was a Falun Gong practitioner. Seeing that I was miserable, she told me, “If you recite 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,' our Teacher will help you. Falun Gong is the true Buddha Fa. It teaches people to be kind to each other. The propaganda you see on TV is false.”
On the bus home, I closed my eyes and recited in my heart, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Instantly, I felt my mind become clear and my body light. All of my worries and anxiety disappeared.
I was shocked. What had just happened? Was it real? As soon as I got home, I wrote with my finger on my son’s pillow, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion- Forbearance is good. Please let my son have a good night’s sleep.” As soon as I finished writing, my son turned off his computer and went to bed. He said, “I am so tired. I need to rest.” It was only 6:00 p.m.
He woke up at 6:00 a.m. the next morning and asked me, “Mom, did I sleep?” Words can’t describe how I felt. I firmly believed in the existence of Gods and Buddhas. Everything seemed so incredible and magnificent.
My son no longer suffered from insomnia and depression. I was so happy for him. I also started to practice Falun Gong.
After reading all of Teacher's Fa lectures, all my questions were answered. I regretted that I had not started to practice earlier. I used all my spare time to practice the five exercises and read the Fa. My body became so light. I strictly followed Teacher’s words and considered others first. I become very happy and kind.
I know that everything happens for a reason. The disharmony in my family was also partly my fault. I forgave my husband and we remarried. He treated me better and better. My son is healthy and happy and went back to school. A shattered family was reunited. Everyone in our family and all our friends are happy for us.
Teacher, thank you for saving our family!