Falun Dafa Has Benefited Our Family and Friends
(Minghui.org) My wife and I began to practice Falun Dafa in December 1998. During these 18 years, we’ve lived by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Beyond how we have both improved in cultivation, our son, relatives, and friends have benefited in many ways.
I used to have arthritis for more than a decade. My wife had cervical deformities that made it difficult to turn her neck. These ailments were healed after practicing Falun Dafa. Not only that, I easily quit smoking and drinking after I took up the practice.
I would like to share a few experiences to express my gratitude to Dafa and to demonstrate the goodness of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
I was born in the countryside in 1965. When I was a child, my family was extremely poor. I attended the county high school in another township, and I often didn't have anything to eat. This left me with a strong attachment to money. After I got married, my wife and I argued over money.
After I began to practice Falun Dafa, I came to understand the principle of “No loss, no gain” and knew that I should not take anything that did not belong to me.
Here is one example: During the 2009 Chinese New Year, the deputy director of my department embezzled 10,000 yuan, and he gave me a 2,000-yuan share.
I refused to accept the money right away and put it back on his desk. But he gave it back to me. I then had to give it back to him again. After we went back and forth like this a few times, he departed after leaving the money on my table.
I tried to give the money back to him, but I didn’t succeed. Later I thought I should donate the money to charitable organizations. However, such organizations in China have become corrupt. So I decided to use it to support research and development and publications at work.
Another time, people at my company planned to purchase scallion shoots from the brother of the same deputy director and then sell them to local farmers to grow. I was assigned to oversee quality assurance.
When I saw that the scallion shoots were covered with too much dirt, I said that not acceptable. His brother’s partner wanted to bribe me, to keep me quiet. I firmly refused the bribe.
Another time when I was leaving work one day, I saw a 100-yuan bill lying by the entrance. No one was around, so I picked it up and turned it in to the office. I told the people working in the office that whoever lost it could claim it. But that if nobody claimed it, we should donate it.
One of the office employees was new and didn't know I practiced Falun Dafa. She was surprised that I didn’t take the money and thought I was just joking. I told her I was serious, that I wouldn’t take money that wasn’t mine, because that would go against the principles that I followed.
Our employees used to have to go out to buy lunch. We then decided to start our own cafeteria. Mid-level management and above met to select someone to be in charge of this new cafeteria. The same deputy director said, “Only so-and-so (referring to me) is not corrupt; no one else is as trustworthy—even me.”
Before my wife and I began to practice Falun Dafa, my son had to have injections about seven or eight times every year because his tonsils would get infected.
This was evident on another occasion when my son had a fever. We didn't pay much attention to it initially; however, after a few days, he got worse and worse.
My wife couldn't remain calm anymore. She asked our son, “Should we take you to the hospital?” He said no.
My wife ended up holding him all night long as he slept. He sweat a lot but was fine when he woke up the next day. After that, similar things occurred two or three more times. He has been doing better and better since then.
Mom's Diabetes Disappears
My mom's food and water intake significantly increased in 2007, and she always felt she didn't have much strength. Before that, she didn't need to take a break when she went shopping at the farmer's market. Now it was different.
Then she developed a sore on her right wrist that took a year to heal. Since no one in our family had ever had diabetes, none of us knew what it was.
When my mom went to see my sister, her neighbor saw her and said, “Please take her to the hospital. I suspect she has diabetes.”
It turned out that her neighbor was right. She took medicine for it after that, but it didn't help her much and her sore still didn't heal.
I went back to my hometown in 2009 to see how she was doing. I had told her before to recite, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
When I arrived I saw that her symptoms had completely disappeared. Her sore had healed. She ate high sugar fruits, such as watermelons and grapes, and was fine. Seven years later, she has not had a relapse.
A Serious Accident
My wife went to take the bus to work one morning in 2015. A car hit her as she crossed the road. Her head hit the windshield and she fell on the ground. She was unconscious for half-an-hour.
The driver, a young man, took her to the hospital. Tests showed that she had a brain injury, brain stem bleeding, and the nerves in her left eye were injured. She couldn't open her left eye, and her left pupil became larger than the right. Her pelvis was fractured in four places and two ribs were broken.
The driver's uncle came to see her at the hospital. My wife was still not fully conscious. I said to him, “Please don’t worry. We are Falun Dafa practitioners. We will not blackmail you.” He gave me a thumbs-up and said, “Thank you! We accidentally ran into someone truly great, like you!”
She regained consciousness 14 days later, and we asked to have her discharged from the hospital. The following week, a police officer called to ask if he should still hold the vehicle that had hit her or let it go. We told him to let it go.
My wife has recovered from her injuries. My mom said. “It's great to be a good person. Otherwise, she most likely would have died from that accident.”