Rescued from My Hard Life
(Minghui.org) I learned Falun Dafa in December of 2009 at the age of 47 and for the first time in my life, I came to know what true happiness was.
1. My Life of Hardship
I grew up in Kuqu, Sichuan province. Later I moved to Shandong province. I am the fourth of eight children, and our family was very poor. When I went to school, I carried my baby brother on my back and held my baby sister. During the second period at school, my brother started crying and my sister became upset. My teacher sent me home so I would not disrupt the class. With no one else to take care of my younger siblings, I hardly went to school and learned only a few Chinese characters.
I married when I was barely 20 years old. My husband was physically and verbally abusive. My in-laws were unreasonable and yelled at me over the smallest matters. They would ask their four daughters to come over just to yell at me and bully me. It was a miserable life and I wanted a divorce. Still, my husband refused. I became suicidal, but could not kill myself.
After more than a dozen years of that miserable life, I developed many ailments including stomach problems, hepatitis B, gynecological diseases, and migraine headaches, among others. I felt that I would rather die than live like that.
Eventually, I went to the city to get a job. I then had an accident on the job and broke my leg. I stayed in two hospitals for a total of seven months, but it my leg did not heal right. I spent all the money I had on hospital bills and had no choice but to go back to my parents for help. Because I could not live independently, I became a burden to my parents. I really wanted to kill myself, but I had a son who was not yet of age and needed me.
2. A New Lease on Life
I was in a desperate state when I met a Falun Dafa practitioner from my village. She told me that if I repeated “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and withdrew from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations, my ailments would be cured. I was very skeptical. I thought about how doctors could not cure my leg at the hospital, even after I spent so much money. So how could repeating those words cure all my ailments?
However, I was desperate at the time, and since it did not cost me anything, I gave it a try. After about two weeks, there was indeed some improvement, and I wanted very much to learn Falun Dafa. I limped over to the practitioner’s house and told her that I wanted to practice Falun Dafa. She invited me to stay with her. She taught me the exercises and we watched the video of Master’s lectures. We also read Zhuan Falun together. Though I did not know many characters, she patiently taught me to read and recognize all the characters in the book.
Within one month after beginning the practice, my leg completely recovered and I could walk normally. I soon had no ailments at all and was very healthy and energetic.
3. Validating Dafa
Once a new girl came to my work. She was small with a hunched back and looked like an old lady, though she was only 16 years old. No one else wanted to spend time with her, but I talked to her and helped her. I told her the truth about Falun Dafa and persuaded her to withdraw from the CCP. She believed in the goodness of Dafa and that the persecution was wrong.
A few days later, her back straightened on its own and her looks started to improve. She thanked me profusely, but I told her that she should thank Master and Dafa.
The girl commented, “Dafa’s Master is so good. He has taught so many people to be good. I want to learn too—I want to be a good person like you.”
I divorced my husband before I learned Falun Dafa. A few years later, a friend suggested that I remarry him as he might have become a better person after being single. I could not forget the heartbreaks from the past. When I declined, my friend became furious and damaged my furniture.
My ex-husband later proposed to remarry me through my friend. Following the principles of Falun Dafa, I agreed. I tried to think about other people first and be kind. After all, we were once husband and wife. My friend thought highly of Dafa because I had become compassionate and treated my ex-husband kindly.
After I remarried, I followed Dafa principles in my dealings with my husband and in-laws. I was considerate to my husband and I was kind to my parents-in-laws, despite the fact that they were abusive to me in the past. Now, we are a happy family and they know that Falun Dafa is truly good.
It was just like Master taught us:
“The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and rectifies all abnormalities.” (Zhuan Falun)
In the summer of 2016, my father-in-law was hospitalized. His four daughters came to visit him, but none of them provided any care for him. I was the one who stayed in the hospital at night and took care of his needs. Even though I had a job to go to during the day, and taking care of him was not easy, I took on the responsibility because it was the right thing to do. Because I am a Dafa practitioner, I really can do things other people cannot. I cared for him until he died about a week later. My husband was very touched by my determination to care for his father. He told his sisters that they should treat me nicely.
People in the hospital were impressed with the attention I had given my father in law. They could see first hand that Falun Dafa was good. Some said that Falun Dafa practitioners are very special since they treat elderly people better than their own children do.
To promote and validate Dafa so more people can benefit, I set up a small truth clarification production site in my home. While at work, I used the materials to introduce people to the truth about Falun Dafa and help them quit the CCP and its affiliates. After work, I often go out and raise awareness. I also post information in public places for people to see. Some of the posters I’ve posted stayed up for 40 days.
Cultivating in the boundless Fa and being protected by our great Master, I have benefited in so many ways and have experienced so many magical things. I am very happy and proud to be one of the lucky Falun Dafa disciples. I feel a sense of urgency to study the Fa more and tell more people about the goodness of Falun Dafa.