Blessings Received by My Family from Master Li and Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I do not practice Falun Dafa, but my mother has cultivated in the practice since 1998. During the last 18 years, she has never wavered in her faith in Master and Dafa, regardless of the adverse situation around her.
We had a Fa-study group at our home from 1999 until 2007. We relocated when a whole family of practitioners in our building were illegally sentenced to prison for their belief.
The Changes in My Mother
My mother had very poor health before she took up the practice of Falun Dafa, suffering from all kinds of illnesses. The most severe was heart disease.
Her strong personality was hard to handle, which frustrated me and my father. We were frustrated and did not know what to do. There was peace when she was in a good mood but when she was unhappy, she would nag for hours, break things, and curse at others. If we disagreed with her in the slightest, she would feel a heart problem coming on. Very often we had to take her to the hospital for emergency treatment.
After she began to practice Falun Dafa, everything changed for the better. My mother now no longer loses her temper. She discusses issues patiently. When we have done something wrong, she reasons with us, guided by Fa principles. When she runs into problems, she looks within according to the principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
As a result, we have all learned to respect and care for each other, with abundant understanding and tolerance. My mother has also become healthy; she has not needed to take any medication in the past 18 years.
Falun Dafa's Principles Also Inspire Me
I was very supportive when my mother began to practice Falun Dafa at the beginning. However, as a non-practitioner, I was frightened by the constant attacks from the communist regime, and I often worried for my mother's safety.
Nevertheless, I was deeply moved by the fearless and righteous actions, and the firm faith that my mother and her fellow practitioners held in Master Li and Dafa. I admire them deeply.
For the past 18 years, my mother has acted in an open and upright manner when she clarifies the facts to people about Falun Gong and, with the protection of Master Li, the evil has never dared to persecute her or even come close to her.
She often says to us that as long as we firmly believe in Master and Dafa, all kinds of miracles are possible.
As I deepened my understanding of the Fa principles, I no longer felt frightened. Instead, I began to hold a firm faith in Dafa as well. I try to be a good person according the principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
Although I'm not a Dafa practitioner, I remember the principles of Falun Dafa in going about my daily life, and I do my best to help and care for those in need.
My father and I often give money to my mother for what she needs to do in saving people, and our kindness is much appreciated by Dafa practitioners.
At work, I follow the teachings of Master Li and have learned to be tolerant towards others, and I feel a lot happier inside. My salary has also increased steadily and I have been promoted several times. I feel truly blessed by Master Li and his immense kindness.
Boundless Blessings from Master Li
Our whole family has been hugely blessed by Master for the tiny bit we have done for Falun Dafa. He helped turn bad situations around at the most critical moment.
My father has a three-wheeled motorcycle. Once, while he was riding on the road, it rolled over on its side for no apparent reason and smashed the entire carport. My father was not hurt at all. On another occasion, the motorcycle was hit by a big truck as it was backing up. Again, my father came out of it unscathed.
This past Chinese New Year we were on the last leg of a trip to an island, and we were caught up in a violent storm. In order to be able to get back to work on time, I kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” in my heart and asked Master Li for help. With his blessing, we got back home safe and sound.
Nothing can express our deep gratitude to Master Li and everything that Falun Dafa has given us. On every major traditional festival, our whole family prepares a most beautiful basket of flowers to present to Master Li, with our best wishes and most sincere gratitude.
Another practitioner gave my mother a green leaf eight years ago. On it were some tiny beautiful white flowers—the amazing Udumbara flowers that blossom once every 3,000 years. My mother placed the leaf in a metal box with a transparent cover and cushioned the leaf on a piece of yellow silk.
She takes the box with her wherever she goes—weddings, the suburbs, or out of town—when she clarifies the facts to people.
Eight years have gone by and the leaf has long withered around the edges, yet the pure little white flowers remain in full blossom. They seem to encourage my mother, a firm disciple of Falun Dafa, to remain diligent in cultivation. They also encourage us to do better and better.
We remain forever grateful to Master Li and to Falun Dafa!