I Finally Became a Falun Dafa Practitioner
(Minghui.org) I am a 36-year-old female farmer from Hebei Province, China. Influenced by my father and other Falun Dafa practitioners, I decided to practice Falun Dafa.
Father's Firm Belief in Dafa and Death from Persecution
My father started practicing Falun Dafa in 1994. He was harassed, detained, and threatened countless times by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials after the persecution started.
When my father was detained, village officials made us kneel down in front of him in order to force him to give up his belief. My father was very serious and said, “Do not kneel down!”
Nothing was able to change my father's belief in Falun Dafa.
My father seldom spoke, but quietly focused on things to save people. He was busy every day. Sometimes he told me earnestly, “Read the book Zhuan Falun in your spare time. You will learn a lot and benefit from it for the rest of your life.”
In the early years I missed the opportunity to practice Dafa because I was busy with family and making a living. When Jiang’s regime started persecuting Falun Gong, I lived in fear and felt helpless.
My father was later arrested by 610 Office agents and local domestic security officers. They took him to a forced labor camp and tortured him. He was deprived of sleep, shocked with electric batons, detained in an isolated small cell, and fed unknown drugs.
Within only four months, my father was almost dead as a result of the torture. Police officers from the detention center didn't want to be held responsible in case he died, so they notified us to take him home. Four months later, my father passed away.
Practitioners’ Behavior Touches Me Deeply
During the time when my father was being persecuted, fellow practitioners, young and old, female and male, risked pressure from the CCP officials to look after me and my family. They offered to help us time and time again. I felt a sincerity and compassion that I had never known before. I felt as close to them as to my own family.
I was deeply touched by their words and deeds. I made up my mind to become as good as they were. I wanted to be one of the best people on this earth.
Becoming a Steadfast Dafa Practitioner
After my father passed away, I took up the practice of Falun Dafa and became a steadfast practitioner, even as the persecution raged.
Through Fa study, I gradually understood my father's heart and belief. I hated myself so much because I had been lost in delusion. How great Dafa is! Why did I take it up so late?
I changed from a quiet person who had no definite views to a person with definite beliefs. I was taken to another realm and disciplined myself by following the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I always considered others first and constantly elevated my spiritual level. I became open and cheerful.
My husband was afraid that I would be persecuted for practicing Falun Dafa. He hid my Dafa books many times. I told him, “I can give up anything and do not care about earthly glory and wealth, but I will never give up my practice of Falun Dafa. Dafa is so great. You haven't learned it, so you have no personal experience of it. If you read the Dafa books, you will be able to understand me.”
I continued with tears streaming down my face, “Of anyone, you know best about how I changed after I started to practice Falun Dafa. You should appreciate Dafa. If I hadn't learned it, how could I have tolerated you so well?”
He didn't say anything. Since then, he has never interfered with my studying the Fa. Now my husband and family all support my practice of Falun Dafa. They also supported me in suing Jiang Zemin. They are blessed as a result and are very healthy both physically and spiritually.
I often go out with other practitioners to tell people the facts about Falun Dafa and encourage them to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. We encounter all kinds of people. Some understand us, some don't; some smile, some curse; some threaten us by calling the police; and some are supportive and protect us.
One time we saw a group of about 100 people. We went over and distributed informational materials and DVDs to them. Most of them were very happy to accept our handouts. But one village official threatened us, saying, “Do you know who I am? How dare you distribute such things!”
I said, “Please take a look. It's definitely good for you.”
He turned to the person next him and said, “Call the police to come and arrest them.”
I was not moved at all.
The person next to him said to me, “You look so young. Just leave.”
He then turned to the village official and said, “Let's not call the police.”
I said to the official, “Do not forget that you are also a good person.”
Our compassion dissolved the official's malicious intention. As people looked at us in admiration, we continued on to our next stop.
Looking back on my experiences of the past three years, I feel so fortunate because I finally became a Falun Dafa practitioner.