(Minghui.org) I learned about Falun Dafa from a friend one evening in 1998. I borrowed her book Zhuan Falun and took it home. The more I read it, the more I wanted to read it. I finished reading the entire book at noon the next day. I said from the bottom of my heart, “Teacher, I want to cultivate—I want to return home with you!”

Teacher covers many topics in the book, such as the celestial eye, the ability of clairvoyance, the abilities of precognition and retrocognition, spirit possession, and so on.

I had always been curious about some of these topics, but I didn't know what they were about. After I finished reading Zhuan Falun, all of my questions were answered.

I also came to understand the origin of one's life and the true purpose of being a human being. Teacher taught us to be good, and to be better people, so we can gradually reach a practitioner's standard and return to our heavenly realms.

I went through a tremendous transformation not long after I started practicing Falun Dafa. My entire face had been very dark, especially my forehead. I used to visit a beauty salon to have my face treated with massage and medicinal lotions, but the effect was temporary. My skin condition weakened my confidence, and I had very low self-esteem.

After I began practicing, I held myself to the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to improve my xinxing. My skin became much lighter in a short period of time.

Teacher said:

“To tell a joke, young ladies always like to apply facial makeup and want to make their complexion fairer and better. I would say that if you truly follow a cultivation practice of mind and body, you will naturally achieve that goal. It is guaranteed that you will not need to use cosmetics.” (Zhuan Falun)

My friends and coworkers were shocked, and said that I had changed a great deal. They asked me which beauty salon I went to. I told them that my skin changed because I was reading Falun Dafa books and doing the Falun Dafa exercises.

The rest of my health also improved greatly. Many illnesses disappeared, including post-concussion syndrome, heart disease, and allergic sinusitis. I also used to feel itchy in my elbow and knee joints. The itchiness was difficult to reach because it was in the bone. This also went away. I felt the joy of being truly illness-free.

I also experienced many xinxing tests. I went to the bank one day to make a deposit at the counter. The teller made a mistake and deposited 1,000 yuan too much in my account. I didn't catch it then, but I noticed it after I got home. My thought was that I was a practitioner and should do what is right. I went back to the bank in the afternoon to return the money. The teller didn't thank me, and complained. I wasn't upset, and ignored what she said.

I went to the bank another time to exchange currency. The teller made a mistake and gave me 600 yuan too much. I went back to the bank to return it the next day. The teller said, “I have your number and was going to call you. Then I thought who would admit it nowadays. I was going to cover it out of my own pocket. I truly appreciate that you came back!”

“You don't need to thank me,” I replied. “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. Teacher asks me to do things this way. If you want to thank someone, then thank my Teacher.”

She said, “Falun Dafa is truly wonderful!”

In 1999 the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners began under Jiang Zemin’s regime. I was then subjected to all kinds of inhumane torture to force me to give up my cultivation.

At home, my husband had been deceived by the regime’s propaganda defaming Dafa, Teacher, and practitioners. His company also put a lot of pressure on him. He tried to force me to give up the practice and cursed and beat me on a regular basis.

One time he broke a wooden stick into four parts while beating me. After he finished, he said, “If you keep practicing, I'll break your legs. I'll beat you to death. I'll see if you still want to practice or not.”

I firmly said to him, “Of course I will practice. It's Dafa that gave me a healthy body and a kind heart. As long as I am alive, I'll keep practicing.”

Even in such an environment, I always behaved like a practitioner by following Dafa’s requirements. Regardless of how my husband treated me, I still took care of all the household chores. I also took care of my mother-in-law who was bedridden. She was terribly ill, and I took great care of her.

One day, my father-in-law said, “You are so great! You always treat us very nicely. I never thought that you would take such great care of your mother-in-law. It looks like I was wrong.”

I said to him, “You know that I practice Falun Dafa. I am a practitioner, so I should follow what our Teacher asks us to do, and treat everyone nicely. And you are my family.”

I have practiced for over 18 years, and this is the first time I have submitted an article to the Minghui website.

I feel that I am a small particle, but with my faith in Dafa, no matter what difficulties I encounter on my cultivation path, I will strive forward and make breakthroughs. I will do the three things well so that I do not let Teacher down.

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