(Minghui.org) My husband was reckless since he was a child. When we married, he didn't tell me that he owed a gambling debt. In May of 1998, he went to play Mahjong and stayed out all night. We had just learned that I was pregnant, and his behavior made me so mad that I couldn't sleep. So I picked up the Falun Dafa book my aunt loaned me.
Right away, I was drawn to the profound principles in the book. I also found solutions for things that I didn't understand in life. Tears ran down my face as I held this precious book, and I thought to myself: This is what I want! At that moment, I made up my mind to cultivate in Dafa.
Before I began to practice, I had serious arthritis, a herniated lumbar disc, gynecological problems, migraines, and a frostbitten hand. They all healed. I withdrew my personal savings to pay off my husband's debt. He thus saw the goodness of Dafa and began cultivating as well. He had a tumor on his stomach, and then it disappeared. He also quit smoking and gambling. We were under Teacher's saving grace, feeling truly fortunate to be able to obtain the Fa.
I went to Beijing to appeal against the persecution of Falun Dafa on September 30, 2009. I was arrested and held at the local detention center where I went on a hunger and water strike to protest the abuse. I did the sitting meditation for 30 minutes every day. Because I appeared to be energetic, and my complexion was still good, the guard didn't try to force-feed me.
The jail doctor examined me on the 12th day. He took six pages of notes. I asked him, "What happens to a person that doesn't eat or drink for 12 days?" He said, "In five days the person will need emergency care, and the internal organs start to dysfunction in seven days."
"What about me?" I asked him. He said, "You are not even dehydrated, you walk normally and do things as usual." When I asked him if he thought Dafa was supernatural, he said, "Yes." I said, "Then please tell everyone that you know Dafa is true and extraordinary." He said he would. I asked the same question of the female jail police officer at the detention center the next day. When I asked her to tell everyone about the truth of Dafa, she agreed.
The police arrested more than ten practitioners at my home in 2001. Pressured, my husband wrote the guarantee statement against his will and was released. From then on, he gave up on cultivating in Dafa. He also gave up on himself, and began to gamble again. Later he had a mistress. It made me very sad to see what happened to him.
I began to look inward, realizing that my attachment to sentimentality was too strong. If it wasn't the case, then I wouldn't have had this tribulation. As a practitioner, I should treat everything with Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. If I were to choose to leave my husband, he probably would never encounter a practitioner again as he seldom communicated with other practitioners. That woman would also incur karma for what she was doing. I kept seeing that woman drag my husband down in my dreams.
I chose to set aside my emotions rather than confront him, and continued to take care of our family. I often read Teacher's Fa lectures to him. After six months, my righteous actions broke the evils' arrangement. My husband finally admitted his mistake to me and came back to cultivation.
I thought: As to the mistress, since she met a Dafa practitioner, she must have a predestined relationship with me. I wanted to clarify the facts to her. I asked my husband to invite her over. I treated her like a guest. I also told her it was because I practice Dafa that I would treat her like this. I told her about the beauty of Dafa. I also showed her the movements.
At first she was very nervous and scared, threatening my husband with committing suicide. Then she relaxed and was moved. She finally said, "My sister, you are truly wonderful. I understand now that Dafa is wonderful. I'll tell people about it."
This woman had given my husband 3,000 yuan prior to that for gambling. I sold my wedding gift jewelry and another valuable item, which would have all represented good fortune for our son, and paid her back as soon as I learned about the debt. My husband was so full of regret that he cried and repeatedly apologized to me. I said, "Don't worry about it. As long as you come back, I am happy." After my mother-in-law heard about it, she gave me a thumbs-up. I said, "Only because I practice Dafa, would I do things like this. It was Dafa that taught me to think of others first."
My husband, my son, and I have gone to many places to hang up banners, distribute flyers or copies of the Nine Commentaries of the Communist Party and Shen Yun DVDs, and talk to people and help them quit the Party.
We can't remember how many items we have handed out or how many times we have clarified the truth to people. All we remember is our responsibilities as Dafa practitioners. My husband has since been in forced labor camps twice, and I've been arrested and held in detention centers twice and held in brainwashing centers three times. However, our faith in Dafa will never change.