How My Family Learned Falun Gong Three Years Ago
(Minghui.org) I'm a 54-year-old woman and live in a small town in Hubei Province. I worked hard, but it wasn't enough to support my family. I could see that the elderly people in my neighborhood were all in bad health, but they didn’t have the means for hospital care. They just waited for death to come.
I was plagued with gallstones, rheumatoid arthritis, and colitis. Life was meaningless and I had no hope. Then everything changed three years ago, when I started to practice Falun Gong.
Falun Gong Changed my Life
In May 2013, I went to the county hospital for surgery. Some cartilage in my right leg was removed and I couldn't do any heavy labor. My sister-in-law, a Falun Gong practitioner, was with me during my stay in the hospital.
She told me to recite in my mind “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I did so sincerely and recovered faster than many other patients after surgery. A week later I was discharged, and a month later I could walk with the help of a walking stick.
I experienced how amazing and wonderful Falun Dafa was and started to learn Falun Gong. In the first month, I listened to the nine lectures from Master Li, then I started to do the exercises. After I read Zhuan Falun, I understood the meaning of life and how to cherish it.
“If you’re able to make it back, you will see that the most painful hardship turns out to be the most valuable. You have to experience a lot of hardship when you try to cultivate your way back by awakening in the middle of delusion, and that’s how you return quickly. If you become worse you’ll be annihilated, so in their eyes, being human isn’t the meaning of life—it’s to have you return to your original, true self, to go back.” (Zhuan Falun)
I was determined to step onto the path of cultivation.
I followed the principle of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” to never fight with others, but to always think of others first. My mind not only improved, but also my body. All my illnesses were gone without medical treatment. I'd never felt so happy. It was just amazing!
Falun Gong Changed My Husband's Life
My husband was a cold, calculating man. He smoked, drank, and gambled. He also had many diseases. He looked like a 60-year-old, even though he was only 50. He totally changed when he witnessed all my changes, and start practicing Falun Gong in August 2013.
We improved together. He quit smoking, drinking and gambling, and learned how to think of others first. We did the exercises together, read Zhuan Falun together, and promoted the Fa together.
Every week my husband purchased local vegetables and would send them to my brother, who owned a restaurant in Shenzhen. One day in 2014 when he ordered vegetables as he usually did, he ordered an expensive box of bamboo roots for 1,200 yuan. He was in a hurry and didn't have time to check his payment before he left.
When he came home, he found that he had 900 yuan extra. The discrepancy was not his fault, but the seller’s. He thought that 900 yuan was not a lot of money to the seller, and he would never know anyway.
Then he realized he was wrong and, as a practitioner, he should follow the principle of “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance.” He debated with himself. “As a practitioner, I shouldn't take anything that does not belong to me. That 900 yuan is not mine, so I should not keep it.”
Finally his righteous thoughts won out. He called the seller and the seller's wife answered the phone. When she heard that her husband had given the wrong change, she thought my husband was asking for more money.
She argued with him. “Any mistake is impossible!” My husband told her that she misunderstood him. He only wanted to return the extra money he got. She immediately changed her attitude and showed appreciation for his honesty.
My husband told me the story later and I was very happy for him. He said if he didn't practice Falun Gong, he would not have returned the money.
A similar thing happened again not long after, and my husband returned the extra money without hesitation.
After my husband learned Falun Gong, not only all his diseases were gone, but he looked younger than before.
My whole family has benefited from cultivating Falun Gong. I hope more and more Chinese people will know the truth and will not be deceived by the Chinese Communist Party. I hope that more people will have a bright future.