New Practitioner: Falun Dafa Has Changed Me
(Minghui.org) I used to work in a supermarket as a tailor. There are generally anti-theft tags on each garment. But sometimes the tags are missing. When that happened, supermarket employees would steal the clothes and take them home. I also stole some from time to time.
I learned Falun Dafa from a new co-worker in 2011. Falun Dafa teaches practitioners to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in your daily life. Since then, I have never taken any clothes home without paying for them and would put on a new anti-theft tag if I saw one missing.
A new tailor was hired at the supermarket in March 2011. I felt she was nice and open-minded. The fee for altering pants that were not bought in the supermarket was four Chinese yuan. Generally, tailors would pocket the money without giving anything to the supermarket.
I told her, “We can share the money.” She said, “No. We cannot take money that does not belong to us.” I was surprised and thought, “Do people like this exist nowadays?” I found that she behaved differently from other people.
I noticed she read a book during break. I asked her, “What book are you reading?” She answered, “Zhuan Falun. I am a Falun Dafa practitioner.”
She explained what Falun Dafa is and why the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecutes it. She advised me to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. I agreed. She gave me a memento with the words Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance written on it. I liked it very much and felt the words were great.
She later let me listen to an audio recording of Master Li's (the founder of Falun Gong) Fa lectures on an MP3 player, which made me feel very good. She then gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun. After I read it, I started practicing Falun Dafa.
I had a big change within a month. My illnesses, including rhinitis, cervicitis, chronic gastroenteritis, and frequent colds disappeared. My eyes had polyps and I could not see clearly. A doctor told me to have surgery to improve my vision. After practicing Falun Dafa, I had a dream one day, in which a small white insect came out of my eyes. After that, my eye polyps were gone and my vision became much better.
I later quit working at the supermarket and opened my own tailor shop. I did things like cleaning and mending clothes. One day, I found cash in the pocket of a customer's clothes. I put it aside and returned it to the customer when she came to pick up her clothes. I told her, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. I do not take money that does not belong to me.”
She was excited and appreciative. I then told her the benefits of practicing Falun Dafa and told her the facts of the persecution, which is based on lies and violence. I helped her quit the Communist Party's Youth League. She has become a frequent customer since then.
One of my trees was on the verge of falling in June 2011. I suggested that the electricity department cut it down. But no one showed up. One day it rained hard and the big tree fell on my neighbor's house, resulting in a cracked wall.
That family wanted my family to pay them over 10,000 yuan. My family thought we were being extorted and did not want to pay. I thought that since I am a practitioner that we should pay. So I started to get money to pay my neighbor. Everyone else in the family saw my actions and started to contribute money. We paid the neighbor over 2,000 yuan after negotiating with him. The issue was peacefully resolved.
I explained the benefits I experienced from practicing cultivation in Falun Dafa to my husband, mother-in-law, father-in-law, and others. I also gave them the book Zhuan Falun to read.
I previously never got along with my mother-in-law. After practicing Dafa, I often missed her and would bring her things. I would frequently help her do housework. She saw my change and wanted to be around me.
My husband and other people say I have changed and I am no longer indignant. I told them I changed because I started to practice Falun Dafa.