Letting People Know about Dafa Whenever Possible
(Minghui.org) I used to suffer from depression and stomach problems, but my health was soon restored when I started to practice Falun Dafa. I have benefited so much from the practice that I tell people about Dafa whenever possible.
Master Purified My Body
I used to be out of breath most of the time and I couldn't sleep due to anxiety. I was very skinny because I barely ate. I had been taking Chinese and Western medicines for four years, but all I got in return was a large bill to pay each month. My life was miserable.
A Falun Dafa practitioner gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun in 2010. “Please read it carefully,” she said. “It will help improve your health. Remember, this is not an ordinary book. You may experience some interference while reading it, but make sure you finish.”
My sleeping improved after reading the book for only a few days. Moreover, I did not take any medication during that time, and felt refreshed and comfortable. So I decided to throw all the medicines away.
The principles of Falun Dafa are Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance, which practitioners should live by in their daily life.
I scratched a car while parking one day. Someone told me to leave without telling the owner, but I didn't listen because I practice Truthfulness and had to bear responsibility for the damage I caused.
After talking to the owner, I agreed to pay the 400 yuan that he asked for. Someone beside me told me quietly that the damage was only worth 200 yuan. However, I didn't argue and still paid the full amount.
“It is hard in that you knowingly lose your vested interests among everyday people. Amidst your critical self-interests, are you moved?” (Zhuan Falun)
I had severe stomach pain while I was practicing the exercises one time. My daughter, who was in fourth grade, said that it's not easy to save a person. I realized that Master was encouraging me by having my daughter say this. I told myself to forbear, and eventually the pain disappeared.
“When you feel very uncomfortable, it indicates that things will turn around after reaching the extreme point. Your whole body will be purified and it must be completely purified.” (Zhuan Falun)
Master has purified my body many times, and I've often felt Falun rotating on different parts of my body.
Telling My Family Members about Dafa
My health greatly improved within three months of practicing. I introduced Falun Dafa to my husband, but he became furious with me for doing so. His behavior was quite contrary to his usual gentle temperament. I was upset because I knew that he had been deeply mislead by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) propaganda against the practice.
Because of his strong opposition, I told him that I would not practice. But I still did the exercises and studied the Fa when he was not around.
We became indifferent towards each other and barely communicated. I thought that I had let go of my sentimentality towards him, until I found messages he had texted to another woman on his mobile phone. My hatred and jealousy arose.
I saw these messages three times and talked to my husband about them each time. I spoke about the difficulties we had come across from the very beginning of our marriage, about the responsibility a man had to shoulder for his family, and about the principle of karmic retribution. Finally, he said that he would not send any more texts to the woman.
These incidents preyed on my mind for almost two years. The woman worked in the same company as my husband, so I was often suspicious and jealous.
I tried my best to cultivate away my attachments to having a perfect life, sentimentality towards my husband, and hatred.
I took good care of my husband every day. Helped him with some of his work, and changed my attitude towards my mother-in-law.
I went with gifts to see her on public holidays and helped her with the household chores. I spoke to her about Dafa, and she could see how I my attitude had changed. She even quit the CCP's affiliated organizations.
My husband's family members are all business people. I had not talked to them much. I let go of my jealousy and arrogance and became easygoing with them. I spoke to them about Dafa, and they readily accepted it. They were amazed by the changes in me as a result of practicing Falun Dafa.
My young daughter also started to practice, and followed Dafa's principles. As a result, she got along well with her classmates and did very well in her studies.
My husband's grandmother was diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer at the age of 89. She did not have an operation because her family was worried about the risks for someone her age. I played her Master's Fa lectures, and she listened to two lectures a day.
She felt pain in her back and shoulder two weeks later, and a yellow liquid oozed out of her right breast. I told her that Master was purifying her body and asked her to persist in listening to the lectures.
Five months later, she was making great improvements. Everyone was happy for her. I took this opportunity to tell my aunt and uncle about Dafa, and helped them to quit the CCP.
Letting People at Work Know about Dafa
I am a high school teacher and used to feel tired at school, but after I began practicing Falun Dafa my health improved greatly. I worked hard, got along with the students, and earned their respect. In classes I told stories of traditional values and played films about spiritual belief. Thus, I laid a foundation to talk to them about Falun Dafa and the persecution.
One class had more than 50 students, and over 40 of them quit the CCP's affiliated organizations. More than 50 students in another class quit the CCP. Many of my colleagues also quit.
Cultivating Diligently by Looking Inward
I once had a dispute with another practitioner, but I hid my resentment towards her in my heart.
We went out to distribute Dafa informational materials one day and complained about each other. As a result, we experienced trouble on the road. I became stuck in a traffic jam, and she was nearly arrested while giving out materials to people.
I knew our omissions would cause problems if we did not relinquish them. Nevertheless, I did not let go of my complaints towards her.
We had another dispute several days ago. She had suggested that I give a USB stick, with information about Falun Dafa on it, to a lady who had given me directions. I thought it was a waste if we had not talked to her about Dafa first.
The other practitioner listened to me quietly and said that we should look within.
After I arrived home, I realized that I should completely let go of my complaints.
“If everyone is good to one another without conflicts of interests or interference from the human mind, how can your xinxing make progress by your only sitting there? That is impossible. One must truly temper and upgrade oneself through actual practice.” (Zhuan Falun)
Hiding my attachments is not the standard of a practitioner. It is not truthful, nor kind.
We had an open discussion the following day, and each of us found our shortcomings.
Looking inward is indeed a magical tool. It's not important if one is right or wrong, as we are all in the process of cultivation. What is most important is that we look for our shortcomings and let go of them.