Experiencing the Power of Dafa at Home and at Work
(Minghui.com) I have experienced miraculous events because of my practice of Falun Dafa. Both my family and I have been protected from danger. At my workplace practitioners have been recognized as the company’s best employees. I would like to share some of my experiences.
I always thought that my parents were workaholics. They left home early and returned home late on work days. As a result I didn't receive much attention while growing up.
They were extremely strict with me and physically punished me if I made any mistakes. Therefore, I grew up feeling lonely and cautious around people. Feeling inferior to others, I didn't like to socialize.
When I was 25, I saw the book Zhuan Falun by chance at a colleague’s home. When I opened the first page and saw the founder Master Li Hongzhi’s smiling face, I immediately teared up, although I didn't know why. I called out to him in my heart.
I brought the book home and read it several times. The warm feeling that arose melted an iceberg in my heart. Dafa untied the knots that had resided in me for many years, and I understood that everything we encounter has a predestined relationship.
Happiness flowed from the bottom of my heart, and I really wanted to share it with others. I said to my mom, “I found my Master. I never experienced this feeling of happiness before. I feel that the sky is so blue and the road so wide. Everything around me is very beautiful.”
With my colleague’s help, I learned the five Falun Dafa exercises. From then on, I started my cultivation and continued to benefit from Dafa.
One Person Cultivates, the Whole Family Benefits
During the initial period that I started practicing Falun Dafa, I was excited every day. I read the book and listened to Master Li’s Fa teaching, and wanted to share my happiness with my family. I even listened to the teachings while doing house work. I was happy in whatever I did.
My husband was supportive of me practicing Falun Dafa. He took me on his bike to the group Fa study site. It was an hour's ride from our home, so he waited and then rode me back. I was embraced by Dafa every day and felt so lucky to have obtained it.
In the winter of that year, the first snow came and my husband had to drive with his boss. He drove on the slippery highway. I was a little worried and had an ominous premonition. I called him, and when he didn't answer, I called his boss, who didn't answer either.
I became a little flustered and prayed for their safe return. After a long time, my husband called me and told me that his car had slid into the ditch. Luckily, a small tree stopped the car and saved them from plunging further down.
I cried with relief. “I felt uneasy in my heart so I called you,” I said. “When you didn't answer my call, I kept asking Master Li to protect you. He saved you from harm.”
My child once had a high fever for five days. No medicine could bring down his temperature. His lips soon turned purple. Although he didn't study Falun Dafa, I knew that the whole family benefits once one family member practices Falun Dafa. So I sat next to his bed in the meditation position and asked for help from Master Li.
Within ten minutes, I heard his regular breathing and saw that he had fallen asleep; his cheeks were rosy. I touched his forehead and found the fever was gone. I exclaimed again that Master helped me. It was just as Master said in Zhuan Falun: “The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and rectifies all abnormalities.” (Lecture Three)
Because my son’s school promotes the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) culture, his faith in Dafa faltered. I talked to him about Falun Dafa and asked him to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” as often as he could.
When he later attended college, he served as a student leader. It was protocol for the school that their student management be allowed to join the CCP. My son politely refused the offer. I was really happy for his wise decision.
Turning Peril to Safety
My family was watching TV one evening and I was doing the Falun Dafa exercises in the living room. My mother-in-law had an incense burner, which was part of a shrine for spirits she worshipped. She kept it in the kitchen. Suddenly, it fell off the shelf and smashed to the ground. I understood that this occurred according to the principle in Zhuan Falun whereas a practitioners living environments is cleaned up to ensure their safety.
One night after I got home from work, I found out my workplace was on fire. On hearing that, my husband and I returned and wanted to retrieve a copy of Zhuan Falun that I stored in my office. Due to the huge fire, the area surrounding the building was blocked, and we weren't allowed to enter the building. Once the fire was extinguished, I rushed to my office and saw that the office next to mine was damaged by the fire, yet my office was intact. I took the book and decided to keep it with me at all times.
I was taken to the police station in 2002 from my work place. My boss tried to stop the police, and he told them I was the best employee he had. I was scared at the police station and could only say to the officers, “I cultivate Falun Dafa and haven't done anything wrong. You shouldn’t have brought me here.”
Even though I was nervous, I remembered how Master had protected me many times in the past. That thought made me feel better.
I then had the very strong thought that I wanted to go home and study the Fa. With that thought I was able to get released and I returned home safely that day. My boss later invited me to dinner to make me feel better. Falun Dafa not only changed my life, it also helped people around me recognize and respect Dafa.
The government in 2003 issued an internal document demanding that each work place provide the names of Falun Dafa practitioners. It also ordered for us to be fired. If my boss didn't comply, he could be fired. Yet my boss knew that Falun Dafa was beneficial, so it was hard for him to comply with it. After I further explained the goodness of Dafa, my boss decided not to report me to the authorities. He transferred me to a different work place the following year.
At the new work site, I was assigned a very difficult job and initially felt a little depressed. I looked within and remembered that my cultivation path had been arranged. I realized that the new job must be related to improving my moral character. I saw that I was attached to comfort, fame, and maintaining my personal interests.
I decided to talk to my new coworkers about Falun Dafa. I thought about what would be the best way. I started by doing my work well and helping others. I wanted to show people how well Dafa practitioners conducted themselves. After a period of time, I proved to my boss and colleagues that I could do the job. I moved on to explain about how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecuted Falun Dafa. My boss said: “You’ve done well, so please keep doing Falun Dafa.”
I gave an MP3 player to a colleague in 2010 so she could listen to Dafa lectures, and I also helped her to withdraw her CCP membership. She and her husband often listened to Dafa music and recordings of Master Li lecturing.
She didn't show up for work one day in winter. I was worried about her, and we went to her home. She and her husband were found to have been exposed to carbon monoxide. She was still conscious, but her husband was unconscious.
I told her to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She couldn’t talk, but blinked her eyes to let me know that she understood me. One week later, she had recovered and returned to work. She came to me and said, “Thank you and your Master. Falun Dafa saved my husband and me. It is a miracle that I recovered so quickly.”
I told her to let her relatives and friends know about it, so they too would get the blessings of Falun Dafa.
Practitioners in my workplace have been protected and have not been arrested. We help each other and are even recognized as the best employees.