Falun Dafa Turned My Life Around
(Minghui.org) I am a 50-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner who began to practice Dafa at the end of 2012.
Before I practiced Dafa, I was attracted to many of the bad worldly habits, which included smoking, drinking, gambling, and using drugs. I spent almost all my weekends in Mahjong houses, restaurants, as well as dance and massaging rooms.
My health problems included an inflammation of the kidney and stomach lining, tumors, bronchitis and arthritis among other illnesses.
I desperately wanted to improve my health. Thus, I learned several types of qigong beginning in 1998, but none of them worked. Not only was my health getting worse, but I was also haunted by thoughts of my bad habits.
Harmonious Family Life
I began to practice Dafa in November 2012. Within several months, all my illnesses disappeared!
Dafa taught me to be a good person, which meant to let go of my bad habits. I no longer played internet games, and participated in online chatting.
Our family life became harmonious. I came home after work and also helped with the house chores. My practice in Dafa saved my family.
Refusing Bribes and Freebies
Through studying the Fa, I realized I should eliminate my attachment to personal gain.
No more bribes or accepting free product offers. I stopped applying for reimbursement for highway fees. I no longer took motor oil and tires from my work place. I told everyone that I have changed because I practice Falun Dafa.
When I refused to accept free gasoline for my private car, the head of the subsidiary of ours said: “Your xinxing has really improved!” It did not bother me when the gas station personnel said that I was foolish for not accepting the freebie.
An ordinary person will not understand it. When you look at these principles from high levels, everything will be different. Among everyday people you may find these principles correct, but they are not actually right. Only what is seen from high levels is truly right. It is usually like this. (Zhuan Falun)
Following the Fa Principles
During the past four years, I have read Zhuan Falun more than 120 times, and all of Master's lectures more than 13 times. I copied Zhuan Falun twice this year, and I began to memorize the book in September 2016.
Through intensive Fa study, my understanding has been changed from a perceptual to a rational level. Most of the time I am able to measure my acts and my thoughts according to the standard of the Fa. I also read articles on the Minghui website everyday, which benefits me greatly.
I do the exercises and send righteous thoughts four times everyday. Whenever I have xinxing problems, I increase the time for sending righteous thoughts, look inward, and ask Master to strengthen me. Having human attachments is nothing to be afraid of. When I see one, I eliminate it. However, my hidden attachments are more of a serious problem.
Whenever I meet with relatives, friends, former classmates, and colleagues, I take the opportunity to tell them the facts about Falun Dafa. I also joined the phone call truth-clarification project. At the beginning I was very scared as soon as the phone was turned on. Now I have improved and I am usually able to help from 5 to 10 people quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) a day.
After filing the criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime, I contacted the local 610 Office at my work place. Then, it became publicly known that I practice Dafa.
Several leaders from my work place discussed the issue with me. I took the opportunity to tell them what Falun Dafa is, why I practice, and the importance of withdrawing from the CCP. When the head of the 610 Office demanded that I give up Dafa, I said, “I will continue to practice even if you cut off my head!” They were stunned.
They put pressure on my wife, but she was not intimidated because she had witnessed and benefited from the changes in me since I started practicing Dafa,
Because I refused to give up Dafa practice, I was transferred from a key position to a lower paying job. The new job is easier and allows me more time to study the Fa.
Whenever my xinxing improved, I had serious symptoms of eliminating karma. Sometimes it was so severe that I could not get up. However, this always happened on weekends. No matter how severe it was, I recovered by Monday and went to work.
I had unbearable toothaches last year. The dentist said two of my teeth needed repair and another two needed to be taken out. Tooth extraction requires anesthetic. I did not want that medicine in my body. So, I returned home without any treatment. I understood a toothache was eliminating karma. “Please help me, Master! Toothaches makes me unable to concentrate on Fa study.” The moment I had that thought, my toothaches vanished instantly!
A phone I used recently for a truth-clarification project stopped working. I took it to a repair shop and I was told it cannot be repaired because the motherboard was dead. I remembered, everything has a soul. I talked to the phone in my heart: You are my weapon. You are a life. I hope you continue to work, so I can tell more people about Dafa. The phone started to work again!