I Negated the Old Forces' Arrangement and My Husband Changed
(Minghui.org) I underwent great interference from my husband. After realizing that it was interference from the old forces, I looked within and cultivated myself diligently. Finally, my husband even started to study the Fa and do the exercises. He also filed a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese dictator responsible for the persecution of Falun Gong.
Interference from My Husband
My husband had been interfering with my cultivation since I resumed practicing Falun Dafa. He complained when I sent forth righteous thoughts late at night and when I got up early to do the exercises. He abused me so much that my heart was severely pained.
My husband stormed out of our home late at night twice during the cold winter. My son followed him to make sure he was safe. Thus, my son was not able to sleep, either. My husband said he wanted to stay in the nursing home rather than be with me. Everyone blamed me for this episode.
I could barely handle the situation peacefully. However, I kept reminding myself that I was a practitioner, and that I should not argue with him. I thought about the Fa: “We have said, however, that as a practitioner one should not fight back when being punched or insulted, but should conduct oneself with a high standard.” (Zhuan Falun)
It was difficult to endure, and when I was unable to put up with it, I fought back.
I knew that it was the old forces that manipulated my husband to interfere with me. I was strong-willed and could not take criticism easily. So I studied the Fa a lot. Other practitioners also helped send forth righteous thoughts for me to clear the interference. I cried in front of Master's photo, and I could barely overcome it.
With help from other practitioners, I increased my Fa study time. I looked within and found many attachments. I sent forth righteous thoughts constantly to clear my various attachments as well as the old forces' interference. My family situation improved as a result.
Negating the Old Forces' Arrangements
“There are a lot of these instances and many of our practitioners have experienced them, but they have not thought about why they were this way. Your spouse would not care if you were to do something else. Qigong practice should actually be a good thing, but she always finds fault with you. In fact, your wife is helping you eliminate karma, though she does not know it herself. She is not fighting with you only superficially and still good to you in her heart—it is not so. It is real anger from the bottom of her heart, because whoever has acquired the karma feels uncomfortable. It is guaranteed to be this way.” (Zhuan Falun)
I used to think that I should be good to my husband because he helped me cultivate. But this time I realized that the old forces arranged for him to help me cultivate. However, to do so he had to create a lot of karma for himself, and in the end he would be eliminated. Of course his knowing side would get angry and become furious. I gained a further understanding about the old forces, and my compassion naturally emerged.
I had to negate the old forces' arrangement. I asked Master for help. “Master, please help my husband obtain the Fa.” I also became determined to try my best to help him.
I cultivated myself diligently and looked within when conflicts came up so he would not commit karma by irritating me. I took good care of him in everyday life, and I explained the ordinary incidents using Fa principles to him at dinner time.
When I suggested we study the Fa together for half an hour every day, he agreed. I was so happy for him. As long as he was willing to study the Fa, he would certainly change. Soon, he became better and better. How powerful Falun Dafa is!
Suing Jiang Zemin
I wanted to file a lawsuit against Jiang and asked my husband if he would like to join me.
“I lived a miserable life in the years you were persecuted,” he said. “So, I was a victim as well. Of course I would like to sue him.”
He signed the lawsuit submission and pressed his fingerprint on it. I could not control my tears after I mailed the lawsuit at the post office. Master's great compassion led my husband and me to enter the future.
I read articles on the Minghui website about practitioners who sued Jiang and then faced harassment. So I reminded my husband to keep righteous thoughts and not to have fear if anyone came to investigate. I added that it would only be a good opportunity for us to clarify the truth to whoever came, and that we should do it with dignity. My righteous thoughts and determination encouraged him. He agreed to do as I said.
My husband still rarely read Falun Dafa materials. I bought a DVD player to play programs about Dafa when we had our meals. After one month he said he would like to learn the exercises. Finally, he wanted to start practicing for real. I was very happy for him. My wish had come true. Thank you, Master for your kind care.
“But despite that, all lives came for this Fa, so they should assimilate to and harmonize with the Fa positively, and they can't impose things on the Fa or on the future. There are many lives who were supposed to have a negative effect in this process as the old forces arranged it. But they haven't, which means they can still be saved. When you clarify the truth, and when Dafa disciples are doing the things they're supposed to be doing, let me tell you, a big part of that is you saving them.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Washington DC Fa Conference”)
Maybe some other Dafa practitioners' family members are also those lives that Master mentioned above, and they could also be saved. From this I came to understand that we practitioners should do better in clarifying the truth to our family members.
My husband now tells people about Dafa and hands out Dafa fliers. He has really changed.