My Brother Quit Gambling

My brother was a troublemaker from the time he was a young boy. He often skipped school, exhibited a bad temper, cursed at people, and bullied his younger sisters, which included me. He did not change after he got married. He was rude to his wife and even his in-laws. But worst of all, he became an avid gambler.

At a family gathering a few years ago, my brother said that he had gambled away a lot of money, and wanted to borrow 10,000 yuan to pay off his debts. No one was willing to loan him anything. I had begun practicing Falun Dafa, and I felt inspired to help him.

The very next day he came to my home, and I loaned him the 10,000 yuan, which was my husband's retirement money. He seemed genuinely grateful. I advised him to stop gambling, and told him that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner. I also told him that my practice was what motivated me to help him. My words left him with a good impression of Dafa.

Two years later, my brother called me. He said he had a dream in which his legs ached, and when awakened his first thought was to learn Falun Dafa. I was very happy for him.

He asked if there were any special requirements to practice Falun Dafa. I told him that practitioners of Falun Dafa are encouraged to give up bad habits, such as smoking, drinking, and gambling. We also have to be kind to others. My brother had been a heavy smoker, but even during our conversation, he said he no longer had a desire to smoke. I was amazed – he was already being helped – even before reading Zhuan Falun, the main book of the practice!

When I went to my brother's home some time later, his wife told me that he had changed since learning Falun Dafa. His temper was much better, and he had given up gambling. She was very happy, and said, “Falun Dafa has saved our family!”

When other relatives heard about the changes in my brother, they were happy and gained respect for Falun Dafa and its founder, Master Li Hongzhi. Some of them also learned the practice.

My Niece Has Greatly Benefitted

When it was time for my sister's daughter to attend secondary school, my sister wanted her to live with me because my home was much closer to the school. She would have to stay with me for three years. My apartment was small, and I was not financially well off. I would probably have declined if I had not practiced Dafa, but we are taught to consider others first, so I agreed to let her stay with me.

I was good to my niece and treated her as if she were my own daughter. I took care of all of her needs, and also taught her about Falun Dafa and the fundamental principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

My niece came to me complaining about her classmates. She was unhappy about their lack of cooperation. I told her that I'd had a similar experience in school, and often felt that other people treated me poorly. After I learned Falun Dafa, I realized that I must be more compassionate towards others, and not be concerned with personal loss or gain. She understood and never complained about her classmates again.

Another time there was a question on one of her exams that presented Falun Dafa in a bad light. She did not answer the question and told her classmates not to answer it. She was well respected by her peers and was considered a class leader. They all listened to her and did not write anything against Falun Dafa.

She told me that when she saw the slander on the exam, she remembered how poor my health was prior to practicing. “You had bad health problems before practicing Falun Dafa, didn't you?” she asked. “If you were not a practitioner, you would not have been able to take care of me. So I have surely benefitted from Falun Dafa as well!”

My niece's positive attitude toward Falun Dafa has brought her good fortune. After graduating, her school offered her one of their best jobs.

Several years ago, I was arrested for practicing Falun Dafa. When I was released, my niece came to see me. She hugged me, crying. She told me that she had been promoted at work. She has truly been blessed by Falun Dafa.