Falun Gong Taught Me How to Be a Better Person
(Minghui.org) I was arrested on December 7, 2011, and sent to a labor camp for one year. In the camp, many guards asked me the same question, “Why do you practice Falun Gong?”
I always replied, “Falun Gong taught me how to be a better person.”
Below is my sharing on how Falun Gong and Master have taught me to be a better person, both in my behavior and in what I say.
My First Change after Reading Zhuan Falun
I told my family, “Do you know that the first change I made after reading Zhuan Falun? I stopped riding the bus for free.”
Astonished, my younger brother asked, “You didn't pay the bus fare?”
I explained, “Before I practiced Falun Gong, I would check to see if the conductor had noticed me when I boarded the bus. If not, I wouldn’t buy a ticket. Twice when I was pregnant, the female bus conductor was very concerned about me. She led me to a seat and made sure I sat down before she went back to her work. I noticed that she had forgotten to ask if I had purchased a ticket and I didn't remind her, either. This happened several times.
“After reading Zhuan Falun, I felt that I should not get free bus rides anymore. Whatever the ticket costs, I will pay it.”
People Asked Me for Legal Help after I Learned about Falun Gong
Law is my specialty. I earned a paralegal certificate, and work in a law firm.
My job as a paralegal is commission-based. Since the start of the persecution of Falun Gong, business was bad and I could not find anyone that needed legal assistance. This went on until I learned the facts about Falun Gong.
In October 2003, my colleague told me about the Tiananmen self-immolation hoax and gave me the book Zhuan Falun. I responded by telling her that I could report her and have her arrested. However, when I read “The Issue of Killing” in Lecture Seven, I understood that the CCP wants to destroy this book so that people will not find out that the CCP lies.
Recalling how irrationally I had reacted when my colleague first told me about Falun Gong, I regretted that I did not grasp the situation back then. At the same time, I was full of admiration for my colleague, who had risked her life to tell me the facts.
After that, I would check for any Falun Gong materials or posters on the streets, and also tell people the facts about Falun Gong.
After I understood Falun Gong, people started to come to me for legal assistance and I started earning commissions.
Understanding How to Get Along with My Family
Before I practiced Falun Gong, I thought that my husband's money and mine belonged to me and no one else. Now I know that I should help my parents out with their living expenses, and that my husband should give money to his parents and keep some for himself.
In the past, I was demanding and bossy when I spoke to my parents. I was not satisfied with them and could not be bothered with them. After practicing Falun Gong, I realized that my parents are actually smart and kind. There are many things that I can learn from them. As for my parents-in-law, I have to respect them.
I had often thought of divorcing my husband, because I felt that he had ruined my beautiful life. Now I listened to Master's words and looked within myself. I saw my husband’s good qualities. The atmosphere in my family has now become more harmonious.
In the past, I didn't play with my son, because I was busy with work. I often scolded him and beat him. Now I don't, and he has become more cheerful and has even said, “I feel so fortunate.”
It is all because Falun Gong taught me how to rectify my actions and words. I cannot imagine the consequences if I didn't have Falun Gong to rectify my behavior.