Falun Dafa Teaches Us How to Become Better People
(Minghui.org) My sister and my 80-year-old parents all practice Falun Dafa. They learned it before the persecution in China began back in July 1999. Since then, they have been arrested several times for their beliefs but managed to return home safely each time.
However, my sister has been arrested again and sentenced to prison for operating a Falun Dafa materials production site.
I graduated in 2001 and was looking for work when my wife gave birth to our baby. Because of my attachment to fear, I would not study the Fa or do the exercises. But I knew that Falun Dafa is good, and I supported my parents in their practice.
My wife and I were both working to support our family, and we often had to work away from home. After doing this for many years, I developed some chronic illnesses and lumbar disk problems. I could not always work and had to stay home for periods of time.
1. Belief in Dafa, Health Improved
While visiting my parents, they could see we were struggling, so they spoke with us about the beauty of Dafa. I read Zhuan Falun and thoughtit was wonderful. I knew that Dafa is good, and I told my colleagues about it. But I was not yet ready to participate in studying the Fa or the exercises.
I worked as a chef for some time, and even though I got home late, I still worked hard to squeeze in a little time to read Zhuan Falun. I repeated “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” each day. Gradually, my illnesses all went away and I became much more energetic.
My wife developed shingles in 2009. The doctor told us it was a very difficult condition to treat and that she would need quite some time to rest, along with taking medicine and injections.
My mother said that we needed to make a decision. She said that if my wife truly believed in Dafa, Teacher Li Hongzhi would cleanse her body and medical treatment will not be needed.
My wife said that she sincerely believed in Dafa and asked for Teacher's protection. Then she repeated “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” After she rested for three days, she totally recovered, with only a slight itchiness remaining.
She did not spend a penny on medicine and went back to work.
2. The Missing Purse
My wife worked in a medium-sized restaurant and was responsible for a private room. One evening in the summer of 2010, she was cleaning a room after a group of people finished dining and found a purse under the table. In it was a thousand yuan and a driver's license.
She called me and asked me what to do. I recalled what Teacher said:
“You should always be benevolent and kind to others, and consider others when doing anything. Whenever you encounter a problem, you should first consider whether others can put up with this matter or if it will hurt anyone. In doing so, there will not be any problems.” (Zhaun Falun)
I asked her what she thought, and she said that she wanted my help to find the owner. She said they must be very worried. I was happy to hear her say this, because in the past she may have thought she had every right to just keep the money. Now she was following the requirements of Dafa and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I told her not to worry: "Together we will find the owner and return the purse."
That night we searched the bag and found a slip of paper with a phone number on it. We called the number and found out it was a friend of the person who owned the purse, and we arranged a meeting to return it to its rightful owner. They wanted to give us a reward, but we refused.
A few days later, a basket of fruit with a thank you note was delivered to my wife at the restaurant. The manager then found out what had happened. News of this story got around, and the restaurant's reputation improved. More customers frequented the restaurant, and my wife got a raise and a promotion. Now she is a manager.
It is just as Teacher said:
“Thus, our practitioners should be like this even less so, as a practitioner should follow the course of nature. If something is yours, you will not lose it. If something is not yours, you will not have it even if you fight for it. ” (Zhuan Falun)
3. NTDTV Dishes
My parents installed a satellite dish so they could watch NTDTV, and they asked us if we wanted to do the same. My wife and I decided to convert both of our televisions to receive NTDTV only. We also cleaned up the house—disposing of everything related to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Our home was suddenly clean and pure. When my aunt, who is a cultivator, came by for a visit, she said that our home had a wonderful feel to it.
Although my wife and I are still not formally Falun Dafa practitioners, we follow the principles of Dafa: Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
“At the same time as teaching the Fa, we have also explained the principles of being a human being, and hope that if after the class you cannot follow this Dafa to practice cultivation, you will at least be a good person. This will benefit our society. In fact, you already know how to be a good person. After the class, you will be a good person.” (Zhuan Falun)
We are very supportive of my parents' practice of Falun Dafa. Our 13-year-old son also began learning Dafa with his grandparents when he was just a toddler. He is very healthy, yet he has never seen a doctor, taken medicine, or had an injection.
We also encourage him to go with his grandparents to group Fa-study every week. He recites Lunyu every night before going to bed.