Falun Dafa Changed My Family
(Minghui.org) I grew up with a headstrong personality. After I was married, I was unable to get along well with my husband and in-laws. We quarreled often. Sometimes we even had physical fights. Later, our family had to move out of my in-law's home. (Editor's note: In a traditional Chinese family, it is quite common, even expected, for a grown child and spouse to live with one set of parents.)
However, one day, I noticed that my husband had changed. He no longer talked back to me when I nagged him, and instead, he kept smiling. My husband was the only child in his family and was used to being waited on by others. Now, he did most of the housework, including the cooking! I wondered what had changed him so completely. Later, he told me that he had started to practice Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa. He said that it was a really good practice and asked me to learn it as well.
One day in 1996, while I was alone at home, I took out the lecture tapes by Master Li, the founder of Falun Gong. I began to listen to them, one after another. I felt that Master was so knowledgeable and knew everything. For the first time in my life, I understood the meaning of life. I was so excited that I chatted with my husband about it until midnight.
After I began to practice Falun Gong, I tried to follow Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in my daily life. I worked diligently at my workplace and did not take advantage of any of my company's assets. I did not compete for promotions and always considered others first.
We also moved back to my in-laws' home from our apartment. At the beginning, my husband's parents did not believe that I had truly changed, but we lived together in harmony this time.
Seeing the positive changes in me, my mother-in-law began to practice Falun Gong too. She had had breast cancer before. After surgery for the cancer, the muscles in one of her arms had atrophied. Her health was so bad that she had to take many medications every day. But she completely recovered through practicing Falun Gong. She got rid of all of her medicines and was always full of energy. My son was just over two years old at the time. Master opened his celestial eye and he could see through things. He became a young practitioner.
After the persecution of Falun Gong began, all four practitioners in my family went to Tiananmen Square in Beijing to protest the injustice. However, I was sentenced to ten years in prison in 2002. While I was away from home, my parents-in-law and my husband brought up my son. My family became even more harmonious and stronger.
Thank you Falun Dafa for giving me a happy family.