(Minghui.org) My friend Ms. Qin and I own a shop together. One day in April 1999 a friend of Ms. Qin's entered our shop. When she saw Ms. Qin, she said, “Do I look any different to you?” Ms. Qin replied that she did not see any obvious physical changes, except that her eyes were bright and shining. Ms Qin then asked her about her life.
Her friend said: “Falun Gong changed me. I follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be a good person. I am now healthy.” Ms. Qin said, “Wow it must be a good practice. You used to have many illnesses and your family life was unhappy. You were bitter and complained about your life every time I saw you. Now you are completely different. I want to learn Falun Gong too!” Her friend then invited us over to her house to listen to a recording of the first lecture in Guangzhou by Master Li, the founder of Falun Gong.
After a few days, we got a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong teachings, and we started doing the exercises at the practice site every morning. Back then, many people were practicing and there were a lot of practice sites throughout the city. I remember one day after I finished doing the exercises and was walking home, my whole body was light as a feather and very comfortable.
Ms. Qin later said, “I heard we are not allowed to practice Falun Gong anymore. Some of us are going to Beijing to appeal, would you like to come?” I said no I would not go, nor would I practice if it was not allowed. I had not finished reading Zhuan Falun yet and was not aware of how precious Falun Gong was. The Tiananmen self-immolation incident that was being broadcasted on the TV deceived me as well, and I did not understand Master’s Fa deeply. I simply sent my books back to my hometown and gave up my practice.
Over the next few years, I worked hard at my business and was exhausted all the time. I developed many illnesses. I went to doctors but my health did not improve. My husband did not care for the management of our business and simply took care of deliveries. He had a bad temper, and never had a kind word to say to me. He was assertive and domineering.
My husband also suffered with psoriasis and took medication daily. My child had Hepatitis B. I wondered what the purpose of life was. Why did we have to suffer. Why did everyone come to this world and go through birth, old age, sickness and death. I lamented about how much I suffered.
I took some time off work, and went back to my hometown for a few days. While at my sister’s house I saw the Tiananmen self-immolation incident on the TV. I then watched some truth-clarification CDs. I was beginning to truly understand the truth. I cried as I watched, and realized that it was Jiang Zemin (former Communist Party head) who persecuted and slandered Falun Gong.
Falun Gong is a cultivation practice of the Buddha School and strictly forbids killing, including suicide, and follows the highest principles of the universe, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Not only does it allow people to become healthier, it also helps people to be honest, kind, open-hearted and wiser. After learning the truth, I formed a bond with Falun Gong again.
I brought back my books, and cried as I read Zhuan Falun. I read Master’s teaching:
“Due to karma resulting from past wrongdoing, one has illnesses or tribulations; suffering is repaying a karmic debt, and thus nobody can casually change this.” (Lecture One in Zhuan Falun)
I realized that my illnesses resulted from my karma. So, I threw away all the medicine I had at home, and strictly followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
In the past, when my husband threw tantrums, I would fight back and even storm out of the house. I now look within myself for my own faults. If I did not do anything wrong, I would remind myself that I must have owed him from one of my past lives and this was a debt I had to pay.
I was not moved by his harsh words and just smiled, reciting Master’s teachings, and he smiled too. Quickly he changed for the better and said, “I don’t believe in anything except Falun Gong now. I’ll keep a Falun Gong amulet with me always.”
He was once riding a motorcycle with my child and I. We hit a taxi. My helmet was crushed and there was a dent in the taxi. However, we were all okay. The taxi driver was scared and wanted us to go to the hospital. I told him we were fine as I practiced Falun Gong. At home, my husband told me that he didn't plan to get right up after the accident, but followed my lead and got up. He said we are okay after such an accident – Falun Gong is great – I want to learn it too!”
So my husband also learned Falun Gong and after just a few months his psoriasis was completely gone. He looks and feels younger and healthier.
One day, my child told me that his teacher asked for 260 yuan for school fees. Shortly after that the teacher contacted me for a parent teacher conference to discuss my child's school work. During the meeting I brought up the school fees. The teacher said that she had not asked for any such fee. Back home I calmly told my child what I had learned from his teacher. I asked him: “What did you use the money for? I must have not done well as a mother for you to lie to me. You have never lied to me before, so I must have done something wrong.”
When my child heard this, he began to cry and said: “Mom, I'm sorry, I won’t lie to you anymore, I was wrong. You can punish me.” I calmed him. He told me I was different than most mothers. He said, “If my friends were to do the same thing, their parents would not be so calm and understanding.” I said it was because of Falun Gong, and that Master arranges for us to meet situations that allow us to improve ourselves. My child said, “Yes, I am convinced now; Falun Gong is good, I want to practice too.”
Since then he always carries a Falun Gong amulet with him. One day, he came back from school saying that he was almost struck by a car and the car stopped just before hitting him. He knew it was because he was under Master’s protection.
I am extremely grateful for the benefits that Falun Gong has brought to myself and my family. I cannot imagine what my life would be like now if I had not realized the truth. It is Master and Falun Gong that has saved us!