Falun Dafa Is Precious
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa entered my life in 1997. My nephew had told me that people in his village who practiced Falun Dafa returned to good health. I did not believe him, but my husband insisted that I give Falun Dafa a try.
I traveled a few hundred miles to see my eldest aunt, a Falun Dafa practitioner, on July 15, 1997. She had me clean my hands before she gave me Zhuan Falun, the main book of Dafa.
I accepted the book kind of unwillingly. Yet when I turned the pages, it was as if I was hit by an electric shock. I dropped the book and was afraid to pick it up.
“Your inborn quality is pretty good,” said my cousin. “Pick up the book. You will be okay.”
I picked it up without further incident and began to read the book in earnest. I came to understand that Dafa is indeed precious. I returned home after two days, taking a copy of Zhuan Falun and a tape of the Falun Dafa exercise music with me.
My health improved within one week. My stomach, however, hurt quite a bit one evening. I recalled what the founder, Teacher Li Hongzhi said and I did not take any medication.
“I do not talk about healing illness here, and neither will we heal illness. As a genuine practitioner, however, you cannot practice cultivation with an ill body. I will purify your body. The body purification will be done only for those who come to truly learn the practice and the Fa. We emphasize one point: If you cannot relinquish the attachment or concern for illness, we cannot do anything and will be unable to help you.” (Zhuan Falun)
Not Fighting Back Resolves Conflict
To help out with our finances I accepted a job in a fish market. I was given small fish as payment.
When I picked up half a bag of small fish, Sangu, another trader, grabbed my fish bag and claimed that I stole her fish. I did not want to fight, but did tell her that if she looked on the bottom of the bag, she would see my initials.
I could not reason with her, so I left her and fetched another bag from my car. Again, she yelled and accused me of taking her bag. I remembered what Teacher said:
“Why do you encounter these problems? They are all caused by your own karma. We have already eliminated for you many, numerous pieces of it, leaving only that tiny bit which is divided into tribulations at different levels for upgrading your xinxing, tempering your mind, and removing your different attachments.” (Zhuan Falun)
“Therefore, from now on when you come across a conflict you should not consider it a coincidence. This is because when a conflict occurs, it will take place unexpectedly. But that is not a coincidence—it is for improving your xinxing. As long as you treat yourself as a practitioner, you can handle it properly.” (Zhuan Falun)
On my way back home I found my two bags on the beach. I picked them up without any further problems from Sangu. As soon as my xinxing had improved, the situation was resolved.
Speaking to Police
Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime, launched the persecution of Falun Dafa in 1999. To incite the Chinese people, the Party staged the self-immolation on Tiananmen Square and broadcasted it repeatedly on television. Many practitioners then gave up practicing Falun Dafa.
When I was doing the Falun Dafa exercises one day, a group of police officers broke into my home. One of the officers claimed that I was a Dafa leader and that my home was a practice site. He demanded that I give up practicing Dafa.
“I was very sick for 15 years,” I said. “Even the hospital couldn’t cure me. Soon after I started to practice Dafa, I recovered from all my illnesses. Why do you want me to stop?”
The policeman said that the government had banned Falun Dafa, but I firmly refused to give up my faith. He asked if I really recovered from my illnesses. I told him and the rest of the officers about my history in more detail and that practicing Falun Dafa did not cost me a cent. The policemen left after hearing my story and suggested that I could practice quietly at home.
“When a tribulation arrives, if you, a disciple, can truly maintain an unshakable calm or be determined to meet different requirements at different levels, this should be sufficient for you to pass the test.” (“Expounding on the Fa” from Essentials for Further Advancement)