True Believers Benefit from Dafa
(Minghui.org) When I was in elementary school in the 1960s, I fell while skating and injured my head. I ended up with chronic headaches and sometimes severe pain. My parents took me to different hospitals, but they just always prescribed painkillers.
I also tried different types of qigong, but nothing helped. After I began to practice Falun Dafa, however, my headaches disappeared. Witnessing my recovery, my family members and friends acknowledged the power of Dafa.
Below are some of my experiences clarifying the truth about Dafa to non-practitioners. Some of them show how Dafa benefits true believers, whether or not they are practitioners.
Elderly Lady Recovers from Serious Illness
I ran into an elderly lady in my neighborhood one day, and she looked ill and troubled. She told me that she had a serious illness and did not get better even after spending lots of money for treatments in a hospital.
I told her about Dafa, and she said she knew about us--my husband, son, and me--and that we practiced Dafa. She said that she sympathized with us, especially since we lost our jobs because of our belief.
I asked her to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations, so she would not be implicated when it disintegrates. She quit with her real name and also began to recite “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
After about 10 minutes, her complexion started to glow and her eyes started to shine. She looked like a different person.
She asked for two extra Dafa amulets, for her husband and daughter. Whenever I met this family, they all said, “Falun Dafa is good.” Of course, the lady recovered from her serious illness.
Witness Becomes Believer in the Goodness of Dafa
I ran into a blind lady in the local market one day. We sat down and talked. She told me that she lost her eyesight at the age of two, and we discussed the cause and effect of our behaviors in past and current lives. She mentioned that she had been a Young Pioneer, which is one of the CCP organizations, and I helped her withdraw from it. I gave her a Dafa amulet.
A month later, I encountered her again. She recognized me by my voice and said, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She told me that her eyes had stopped aching and tearing up, and she felt that her overall health had improved since she had chatted with me last. Her husband, who witnessed her health improvements, also became a believer in the goodness of Dafa.
Attacking Negative Energy
I was arrested for distributing Dafa materials and taken to a detention center in June 2001. I felt the strong negative energy as soon as I arrived at the center. Fellow practitioners who were already detained there told me that the deputy director, a woman, tortured practitioners to try to force them to give up their belief.
About a dozen female inmates shared a cell, most of whom were drug addicts. Another practitioner and I were held in that cell too. We were forbidden to do the exercises, but we were determined to change the negative energy.
First, we clarified the truth of Dafa to the leaders of the inmates. They accepted that Dafa is good and were thus kind to us. Then we taught them to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Everyone said these two sentences when they got up at 6 a.m. and before they went to bed.
Director's Attitude Change
We then started to clarify the truth to the deputy director. But she did not want to listen and threatened to lengthen our terms of detention. We told her that persecuting practitioners would bring her misfortune, just as the proverb goes: “Good is rewarded with good, and bad meets with retribution.”
She did not come to work the next day, because she had fallen off her motorcycle on the way home. She returned to work a week later with a crippled leg. Her attitude changed when she talked with us.
We explained and reminded her of the proverb, but she argued that she had not tortured us physically. We reminded her that she had tortured many of our fellow practitioners. She was silent.
Eventually she was able to understand and accept the truth of Dafa. She became a different person after that and even told us about her family. She said she was worried about her daughter's performance in the upcoming national exam for admission to a university. I told her that good deeds, such as no longer persecuting practitioners and believing that Falun Dafa is good, would bring positive energy to her and her family.
A while later, the deputy director brought a bag of fruit for us, and said that her daughter had been admitted to a good medical school. She said she was convinced that believing in Dafa benefitted her and her family. In the end, she said she would not persecute practitioners any more, and that she would retire soon.
Further, she was going to encourage her mother-in-law, who practiced Dafa before the persecution, to return to practicing. I encouraged her to join her mother-in-law and learn Dafa from her.
Eventually my fellow practitioner and I were released without being forced to renounce our belief.
It is approaching the end of the Fa-rectification period. Let us continue to be diligent on our cultivation journeys.