Marrying a Dafa Practitioner Changed My Life
(Minghui.org) I met my husband, a Falun Dafa practitioner, at work in May 2013. I had not heard of Falun Dafa before I met him.
He told me that Falun Dafa is a cultivation practice whose practitioners follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and that people all over the world practice Dafa. He also told me that Dafa has been persecuted in China since July 1999 and that the information published by the Chinese regime are lies meant to vilify Dafa.
He had even been arrested and imprisoned for practicing Dafa. I was shocked to hear that.
Changing My View of Life
After we had dated for a while, he showed me Zhuan Falun, the main book of the practice. When I opened the book, a bookmark fell out, and I read a poem by Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Dafa:
“The destiny is tied,And Fa what you cultivate,Study the book a lot,Consummation draws near.” (“Set the Mind at Ease “ from Hong Yin)
I asked, “Do I have a predestined relationship with you?” He responded, “You have a predestined relationship with Dafa, which had been arranged before you were born.”
Reading Zhuan Falun just once changed not only my view of life but also myself. I came to know why people came to this world. I learned that people who commit bad deeds would suffer karmic retribution; one would lose virtue if one mistreats others. Thus, I follow the Falun Dafa principles and look within for shortcomings when I run into conflicts with others. I remind myself to be calm and to always be considerate of others.
Witness of Positive Changes Supports Dafa
My sister and I work for the same company. After work, my sister, another coworker, and I went shopping. They started to make fun of someone we saw. They criticized her appearance and giggled. I did not participate and said, “That's not nice of you. Why are you picking on her like that?”
My sister was surprised and said, “You have changed. You used to join in when we made fun of others. What's with you?”
“I am cultivating in Dafa now,” I said, “and I follow the Dafa principles. I no longer talk badly about other people. I try to think about their feelings.”
Another time, I heard my sister swearing and asked her to stop talking like that. She retorted, “I've heard you curse before many times!” I replied, “I now know that cursing is not good.”
I tried to explain to her on another day that Falun Dafa teaches people to improve their xinxing and live by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She stopped swearing from then on.
When my sister complained about stomach pain, I suggested that she read Zhuan Falun. She refused at first but soon picked up the book and began to read it. Before long, her pain was gone. She is now beginning to understand Dafa and knows that Dafa is good.
Walking Well on the Cultivation Path
My parents had been heavily influenced by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) propaganda, so they were against my marrying a Dafa practitioner. I told them the facts about Falun Dafa and that I was set on marrying him.
My parents agreed to meet him. After the visit, my brother said to our parents, “I think you should agree to this marriage. He is a nice-looking, well-mannered young man. I believe he is a good person.” My relatives who met him all agreed that he was a good person, so my parents accepted him.
Our wedding day was calm and sunny. Many friends, relatives, neighbors, and other Dafa practitioners attended. I hired a professional photographer. We saw ten small golden Falun in our photos.
I have become a Dafa practitioner. I still have many areas to improve upon and many attachments to be removed. Nevertheless, I cultivate Dafa diligently, do better each day, and try to walk well on my cultivation path.