A Predestined Marriage
(Minghui.org) I was born into an ordinary family and raised by parents who worked hard so I could go to college. Since I was young, my family has always been pretty happy, and we had a good life. At the same time, there was quarreling in our family because my parents were very hardheaded. Growing up, I gradually understood that I could only change our poor financial situation by working hard, and that harmony was essential in families.
Forming a Predestined Bond
I met my husband during our school years. We came from the same area and had a lot in common, so we were attracted to each other. We knew we were to enter colleges in different areas, so we decided to marry. The night before we entered college, we were taking a stroll, and he was pondering for a while. He asked me if I could accept him, as his family practiced Falun Dafa.
I like others in China back then were poisoned by the government's propaganda and had a poor understanding of Falun Dafa. But somehow, I said I could accept him. I did not know the truth then, but simply believed in my kindhearted boyfriend. I was certain that he came from a good family. Thinking back, it was a predestined marriage arranged by the heavens, and I was a girl who was willing to accept Falun Dafa.
I assimilated into his family quickly. His parents were friendly and warm. They were healthy and young-looking. His grandma could still hear and she saw well even though she was nearing 100 years old. His family was harmonious and caring. I could not believe that they were the same practitioners that the media called “cruel.”
Understanding the Truth about Falun Dafa
I understood the truth about the persecution by watching DVDs that my husband's mother showed me. However, I did not immediately accept it, as I was already indoctrinated with party culture. After thinking hard about it and under his mother’s guidance, I watched Shen Yun DVDs, read more informational materials, and thought further about the matter. I then accepted Falun Dafa from the bottom of my heart.
I understood that Falun Dafa helped people to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be better people, and that they helped awaken people. I never doubted its goodness from then on. I started doing the exercises and reading Zhuan Falun with his parents and him. His grandmother also did the exercises and studied Zhuan Falun every day. She was illiterate, yet she could read the book to me, showing Dafa’s power.
I understood that my parents’ quarrels were perhaps a result of karmic relationships from their past lives, and they were paying their debts. When I started working, I tried my best to ease the financial situation as well as their anger. They became happier and more cheerful. I also explained the truth of Falun Dafa to them. They understood it, and became more harmonious.
At work, I learned to be more forgiving, and I readily helped others, always trying to adhere to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Tribulations Before the Joyous Event
Just before the wedding, my husband's father was arrested and persecuted. His mother had to assume responsibility for taking care of the family, on top of preparing for our wedding. I could not believe the injustice that was going on and the lies that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had spread.
I could not imagine what kind of brainwashing and re-education my father-in-law had to go through. I felt angry and frustrated, but I remembered that Master taught us to not be angry, so as to not be exploited by the old forces. Our family united as one and pulled through the tribulations while improving our hearts and mind nature, waiting for his return.
Fortunately, my father-in-law was sent back after a few years due to a “physical condition.” Actually, he was perfectly fine, and it was Master who saved him. He did not get sick once in those years in prison. It was a manifestation of Falun Dafa’s power. I decided to strengthen my resolve, and I allowed more relatives and friends to understand the truth. I told them to recite: “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
Falun Dafa is being persecuted cruelly in China today, despite its teachings of being a good and upright practice. People in over 100 countries are practicing Falun Dafa today. If everyone could follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, society would drastically improve and there would not be so many tragedies.
Many people are now disillusioned with the CCP. People have been fooled for too long and are now numb. Mainlanders cannot be bothered to think about the value of life and are always after material pursuits. If people could place more importance on attaining spiritual enlightenment instead of earning money, the world would have less tragedies.
Stepping on others for self-interest -- this is something Falun Dafa prohibits, but the CCP encourages. Live organ harvesting and torturing Falun Dafa practitioners is unbelievably cruel, and the perpetrators are not even fit to be human.
I have benefited a lot from Falun Dafa and have gone from misunderstanding it to feeling extremely grateful towards It. If it were not for Falun Dafa, I would be the same as others and pursue fame and self-interest, shirking my responsibilities of caring for the family. Falun Dafa has made me a much kinder and steadier person, more willing to give and help others.
I truly wish others could understand Falun Dafa and dispel the lies that the CCP has created. I hope that others can adhere to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance as well, caring for society, respecting each other, and stopping the abuse that is going on in this world. I hope people can really listen to Falun Dafa practitioners’ truth clarification efforts to save themselves.
I am 30 this year and have had a good life. I have just given birth and met with some dangers during my pregnancy. Every time I meet with danger, I simply recite: “Falun Gong is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Under Master’s protection, I have made it through safely.
Thinking back, I am immensely grateful for the warmth and happiness Falun Dafa has given me. Many friends envy our harmonious family of filial children and happy elders. This is all thanks to our kind and righteous thoughts, as well as Master’s protection. “Good” can hardly describe Falun Dafa. Only when people can calmly and patiently listen to us, will they truly understand what Falun Dafa is all about.
The evil will perish, and the world will only be at peace once the CCP is dissolved. Good and evil will receive their due rewards. I hope that everyone will learn the truth about Falun Dafa, cherish the opportunity, and be truly happy and compassionate people.