(Minghui.org) Because my wife is a practitioner, I've known about Falun Dafa since 1996. Over the years, she kept telling me how wonderful practicing Falun Dafa is, and she was always in a good mood. She suggested that I try it. I said I was not interested and had no time.
She did the exercises in the morning and went to study the Dafa teachings with a group after dinner. Even though she fulfilled all her family responsibilities and practiced in her spare time, I was not happy and wanted her to stop. One night when she went to her study group, I locked the door from inside and she had to climb in through a window!
At that time, I smoke and drank every day and spent most of my time socializing with my colleagues. I thought this was the greatest pleasure to be had in life.
After Jiang Zemin started to persecute Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999, I believed the lies being spread by the regime's media and asked her to give up cultivating. She refused. She told me that the television programs that defamed Dafa were all lies. She said that she would not stop practicing no matter the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) did. I was very angry and threatened to divorce her. Soon afterward, she went to Beijing to speak out for the right to practice and was illegally detained in a local detention center.
Now I had to work and take care of the family all by myself. I had to do everything: Drop off and pick up the kids, make dinner, and do the laundry. I realized that my wife must have been very tired since she did all the housework and took care of the children.
I suddenly realized that all the defamatory things the media said about practitioners were nothing more than propaganda. I started to think: After she started practicing Falun Dafa, my wife became very kind and no longer had a bad temper. She never got sick, not even the flu. I decided that she was right to continue practicing Falun Dafa.
After my wife returned home from the detention center, she was still very determined. I knew Falun Dafa must be very profound. Once day I read a letter written by Falun Dafa practitioners to non-practitioners and was very touched. Soon afterward, my wife was sent to a detention center because she refused to sign a guarantee statement to give up practicing Falun Dafa. My employer pressured me and extorted money from my family. I thought, “It feels like the Cultural Revolution all over again.”
I finally understood the true situation: The CCP is doing everything it can to force people to give up their spiritual beliefs. It is trying to destroy morality and does not care about any laws, human rights, or conscience. The Party is insane. I decided to learn more, so I found some VCDs about Falun Dafa. At last, I completely understood why my wife was so determined to continue practicing and why Falun Dafa is so amazing!
In 2008, I started reading Zhuan Falun. After years of smoking and drinking, I gave these damaging habits up in less than a month. I feel so light. Dafa is really wonderful!
I'm over 50 now, but I feel like I have as much energy as I did in my 30s. I experienced many incredible things after I started practicing. I now have an optimistic outlook on life and I know why we are here, on this earth.
Because of Dafa, my entire family is healthy and happy. I'm so happy that I just want to share my experiences with those who do not understand the true situation. I want to tell you: "Falun Dafa is honorable and ethical and teaches people to be kind. I hope everyone can learn the facts!"