“Falun Dafa is Exactly What You Have Been Looking For” - How a Book Kept My Husband from Committing a Crime
(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. I would like to tell you how Falun Dafa saved my husband from committing a crime.
When I was in my 20s my mother gave me the book Zhuan Falun and I read it all at once. No words can describe how excited I was. I wept knowing I had finally found what I had been looking for! I felt so fortunate and immediately started cultivating.
I was happy every day when I first began practicing. Nothing in the world could compare to the great Fa. But after a few months, something happened to my husband.
He and I were similar in many ways. Although he was a government official, he had been pursuing ways of cultivation and read many books about religions and cultivation practices. However, when I told him about Dafa, his understanding was blocked by what he had heard in the media. He thought the language in Zhuan Falun was too simple, and didn't sound as profound as ancient scriptures.
Even though my husband had pursued cultivation, he had to deal with corruption and bureaucracy in his position every day. In this chaotic society, positions of authority are filled with all kind of evil and corruption. He gradually lost himself and got depressed. He often vented his anger at home.
I followed Dafa's principles and took these opportunities to improve my xinxing and eliminate my karma. However, he became more and more depressed. I felt like he was hiding something from me. After I asked him repeatedly, he finally told me what had happened.
He had run over a woman with his car one rainy day a month before. The woman looked fine, but he took her to a hospital to be looked at. The doctors couldn't find anything wrong, but the woman refused to leave the hospital. She stayed in the hospital for a month even though she received no medical treatment. She even found a thug to extort money from my husband.
My husband was sensitive to his reputation and tried to settle it without telling anyone. Eventually he couldn't bear the threats anymore and told his boss about it. To his surprise, his boss was associated with gangs and insisted on retaliating by crippling the thug. They found a gangster and paid to get it done. They called it the “tooth for a tooth” solution.
I was shocked when I heard this. My husband wasn't that kind of person! How could he have gone so far as to even think of going along with such a crime? I immediately asked him to give up the idea but he wouldn't listen and scolded me instead, saying it wasn't a woman's business. He had already made up his mind and didn't care about the consequences. I was terribly angry and saddened by his irrationality and irresponsibility. I couldn't stop crying.
I then remembered Master's words. I calmed down, knowing everything happens for a reason, and I should always act like a Falun Dafa practitioner. I have to eliminate my attachment in the midst of conflicts and tribulations and treat everything with compassion. Master is taking care of us. Anxiety is also something I need to eliminate.
I calmly picked up Zhuan Falun and told my husband, “I won't argue with you anymore. I'm a Falun Dafa practitioner. I wouldn't have been able to talk to you so calmly before I began cultivating. We are predestined to be husband and wife in this lifetime. We should treasure it. I'm very sad to see you're thinking of going along with this. You weren't like this before. I'm sure you've noticed the change in yourself. I know you won't listen to me. But please do me a favor. Before you carry out this plan, would you read this book? If you still insist on going through with it after you finish reading Zhuan Falun, I'll be fine with it. Because we know each other so well I have to tell you that Falun Dafa is exactly what we have been looking for. You must not miss this opportunity! It might be too late if you do this. Treasure this opportunity!”
He didn't argue with me anymore, but quietly picked up the book and went to another room.
He read until he was done that night. I saw he had changed his mind the next day.
With Master's help, he resolved the issue in the most compassionate way. He became happy and calm afterward. Dafa resolved what had sat heavily on his mind. He found his true self and found the correct direction in life!
More than ten years have passed since then. My husband and I have been advancing ourselves diligently in our practice and doing what we believe practitioners should.