Falun Dafa Brings Harmony to My Life
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa became a part of my life in 1997, and I have changed from being a very introverted person to someone who is well-liked and happy.
Before practicing Dafa, my heart was filled with hatred, although I was calm and never expressed what truly disturbed me.
We were three boys and five girls in a family that was exiled to the countryside when I was six years old because my parents came from families that the Communist regime deemed as “not pure” or not conforming to their ideology.
We moved to different places in the countryside. At night, we gathered around our father and listened to fairy tales and stories about historical heroes. My mother told us stories of Buddhists and Taoists and how they cultivated. Despite our difficult life, we enjoyed listening to our parents.
Life became unhappy after I got married because I gave birth to a baby girl. My husband wanted a boy, and so did his parents. I did not quarrel with my husband, but the atmosphere was tense, as he did not treat our little girl well. My health was affected by my unhappiness
Divorce was on my mind, but I was afraid that it would affect my little girl's life. Besides, divorce was not common at that time, and I was worried about losing face.
Stepping on the Cultivation Path
I happened to come across a Falun Dafa group practice site. A lady invited me to do the exercises by copying their movements. They were practicing the second set of exercises. When I held my arms to the level of my eyebrows, I felt energy flowing through my body. After the end of the exercises, the lady invited me to watch Master Li Hongzhi's lecture videos at her home the next day.
In the morning on the seventh day of watching the Dafa lectures, I accidentally spilled hot oil onto my foot, and it blistered. However, I remembered that I was a practitioner and just ignored the incident.
I watched one lecture a day, and the lady taught me the exercise movements after the lecture. When I did the fourth set of the exercises, I touched my clothes and saw bluish white lights; My third eye was opened.
After I finished watching the nine lectures, I started to study Falun Dafa and practiced the exercises daily. Although I did not quite know that I had stepped onto a cultivation path, I knew that Dafa had amazing health benefits and teaches people to be good.
There were people from all walks of life at the practice site: different ages, backgrounds and levels of education. Some had university degrees, while others were illiterate. There were small children, young ladies holding babies, and grandmothers in their 70s.
I bought Zhuan Falun, the main book of the practice. When I saw Master Li's photo on the first page, He was smiling.
On the second page, Master said: “the entire cultivation process for a practitioner is one of constantly giving up human attachments” (Zhuan Falun).
Cultivation was easy, and it was not difficult to let go of attachments. As soon as I thought to give up an attachment, my body became so light that I could hardly feel its existence. I felt so comfortable! I recovered from all my illnesses and became energetic. The atmosphere at my home also became harmonious.
Falun Dafa Principles Teach Me About Karmic Relationships
As I studied Falun Dafa more, I came to understand that I must not have treated my husband well in another life. Therefore, this was why he did not treat me well. My grievances and hatred began to thaw.
My mind and heart were becoming purified. I was saved me from the sea of struggling and competing and given a new life!
I use Falun Dafa to guide me in my work. One day, my manager asked me to work at the counter for three months, an assignment that was often given after someone had done something wrong. It was customary to tell the employee beforehand, but I was not even informed about this. I was afraid of losing face!
“One volunteer director at a city’s Dafa instruction center went to a factory to see how Falun Dafa practitioners were doing with their practice. The factory manager came out to meet him in person: "Since studying Falun Dafa, these workers have been coming to work early and going home late. They work very diligently and will do any assignment the boss gives. They also no longer compete for personal gain.” (Zhuan Falun)
After studying Falun Dafa, I no longer worried about the assignment and decided to do what is required of us practitioners. I was no longer upset, nor did I wonder what my colleagues thought. I even remained calm after I was given this assignment three times last year.
When I was responsible for distributing apples to the employees, a retired employee accused me of hiding the boxes with better quality apples.
“She has never done this,” said another employee. “She always picks the worst ones for herself. She practices Falun Dafa and does much better than us.”
Another time, a young employee accused me of having taken 500 yuan. After some back and forth in my mind, I decided to let go of the matter. I thanked the employee in my heart for the xinxing test. She and her manager approached me and asked if I had taken the money.
“I did not take it,” I said. “You know I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. I cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
She called me in the evening and told me that she had found the money and wanted to apologize. I told her that there was no need.
When I just started to practice Falun Dafa, I listened to Master's lectures every day and required myself to follow the Dafa principles in my daily life. However, I have recently slacked off.
Master said: “Cultivate as you did at the beginning, and you are sure to succeed!” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2014 San Francisco Fa Conference”)
I told myself, I shall cultivate as if I just started to practice Dafa and make more efforts in cultivation.
Arrested, Interrogated and Detained
I was arrested for distributing information about the persecution of Falun Dafa in April 2009. The police demanded that I tell them who gave me the materials. They interrogated me for several days and nights. I kept repeating in my mind Master's words, “What’s there to fear? My body would still sit there even with my head cut off.” (“Big Exposure”, from Essentials for Further Advancement)
Although I kept sending righteous thoughts, I fought with them in my heart. My compassion was lacking at that time. I did not know to clarify the truth about Dafa; This was my omission. They demanded that my siblings and three close colleagues force me to provide them with names, but I refused to betray other practitioners.
While in the detention center, I firmly believed what Master said: “Having heard the Dao in the morning, one can die in the evening.” (“Melt into the Fa”, from Essentials for Further Advancement)
I had already obtained Falun Dafa. Why should I fear death? After a while, I was released on medical parole. Falun Dafa taught me to face the fear of death calmly.
The police then took me to a forced labor camp 20 days later. Inmates who were drug addicts followed me everywhere, even to the toilet. I was kind and tolerated their behavior. I told them the facts about Dafa and, gradually, they supported me.
Feeling Joy for Practicing Dafa
Master tells us that if one person practices Falun Dafa, the whole family benefits. My daughter found a good job before she graduated from the university and is going to get married. My husband has also been in good health and is successful in his business venture.
I have been practicing Falun Dafa for 20 years. I always feel joy for being a cultivator. When I let go of my attachments and improve my mind and heart nature during conflicts, I feel joy. When I can say “thank you” after losing my personal interests, I feel joy. When I enlightened to the Falun Dafa principles and was able to dissolve a conflict of a dozen years, I felt joy. When people learn the facts about Dafa, I feel joy as well.