With the Goodness of Dafa, Family Grows Ever More Harmonious
(Minghui.org) I was detained in 2011 for talking to people about Falun Dafa and the persecution. After learning about this, my mother-in-law and one of my brothers-in-law went to the police station again and again to get me out of trouble as soon as they could.
Eventually I was released from the station, and my two sisters-in-law came to pick me up. I know that, without following Master’s teachings, I wouldn’t enjoy such a good relationship with my family members.
My Early Life Was Hard
I was a sickly child, which led to poor health in my teenage years, and I had to drop out of school. I didn’t want to burden my parents, so I went to work.
After marrying into a poor family, my life became worse. I often fought with my husband, and my mother-in-law was not so easy-going. One day, a small disagreement blew up into a big fight between all my in-laws and me. I was depressed and even wanted to commit suicide, but I couldn’t because of my parents and my child.
Dafa Changed Me
I came across a Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) practitioner, who was then my son’s teacher, at the end of 2004. She looked very young, though she was nearly 50. As we talked, she gave me informational materials about Falun Dafa.
I did hear about Falun Dafa in 1999 on our government-controlled TV. The programs slandered it, which seemed odd to me then. I wondered why so many people practiced Falun Dafa if it was really like what the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) said it was. I thought there must be more to it.
With this in mind, I couldn’t wait to read the informational materials. From what I read, I realized that Dafa is about cultivating Buddhahood. After returning home, I got a copy of the book Zhuan Falun. For a few days, I read it every evening. In time, some of my illnesses were healed simply by reading this book, rather than taking medicine. I also started to understand that Gods do indeed exist.
“My fashen are so numerous that they are uncountable. Besides these practitioners, no matter how many more people there are, I am still able to take care of them.” (Lecture Three in Zhuan Falun).
These words enlightened me that our Master is a big God. I was extremely happy that to have a mighty God looking after me. I felt sunshine in my life, and everything was growing brighter.
As I continued to read the book, I understood why I suffered so much in my life. Everything that happened had its own reasons behind it, and good and evil must be repaid in kind. I made my mind up to practice Dafa in line with what Master teaches us, living our lives according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Dafa changed me dramatically. I no longer complained about life anymore, nor did I fight with my husband. Instead, I tried to be considerate. I no longer beat my son for his misbehavior. Instead, I tried to educate him with a kind heart and with reasoning.
The Whole Family Benefited
I forgot about the enmity between my mother-in-law and me and started to be kind to her. Every time I visited her, I brought her money and good food. My mother-in-law praised me to everyone, saying that I had changed dramatically since practicing Falun Dafa.
In 2008, my husband and I swapped our pieces of farmland for those of my mother-in-law. Several years after the swap, the land we farmed was rented out at 3,240 yuan per year, while the land farmed by mother-in-law remained at a low price. Thinking about Master’s teachings, I decided to return the land to my mother-in-law, so the couple would get a 3,240-yuan income every year.
However, six months later the situation changed. The land swapped back to us became even more valuable, generating 7,200 yuan per year. My mother-in-law asked to swap the land back again, which was not very reasonable. But with Master’s teachings in mind, I agreed to her request at my expense.
A few years ago, the village started to issue a new generation of property ownership certificates. One of the rooms in the property that my younger brother-in-law occupied was to be shared by my husband and his two brothers. This time, the younger brother tried to own this room on his own. My elder brother-in-law didn’t agree to that.
To forestall any disagreement, and after agreeing with my husband, I told my mother-in-law that my husband and I would like to give up the right to own the room and allow the two brothers-in-law to share the room’s ownership.
The problem was solved and the whole family was very happy. The neighbors also witnessed the goodness of Dafa through this arrangement.
Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! I sincerely wish the everyone could read Dafa materials, distinguish good from evil, quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, and have a bright future!