Teacher in a Rural Area: “Master Changed My Life”
(Minghui.org) I was very sick when I was a child. I had even more health problems by the time I went to middle school, including severe anemia, heart disease, and headaches.
After I got married, my life was very difficult. I had three abortions. My husband smoked, drank, and gambled. I often got very angry and cried. I fought with him and wanted a divorce.
My husband tried to manage a beverage company after he lost his job, but he lost over 130,000 yuan. He then borrowed money to drive a taxi, but he hit someone, injured the person’s leg, and had to pay 12,000 yuan in compensation. Once my brother-in-law drove the taxi to help him and hit another car. We had to pay over 10,000 yuan. In desperation, we sold our house to pay the debt and rented an apartment.
I started to think that life was so unfair and questioned the reason for life itself. I looked for answers but couldn’t find any.
Master Changed My Life
On my way to buy food in April 1998 I saw someone practicing Falun Gong. I thought it was good and started to do the exercises with about a hundred others. My cervical disease disappeared on the third day.
I went to watch Master's Fa lecture one night. Master said that life for a human being meant suffering and that there would be few good days. I identified with that: I’d suffered from many diseases without any good days, I was 160,000 yuan in debt, and I always fought with my husband.
Life was not easy for my husband either. He had lost so much money in his business ventures. He was just trying to make enough money for the family. How could I always think of divorce? I felt very sorry for him.
I was very happy on my way home after watching the lecture. I stopped thinking about divorce and felt hopeful about paying off the debt. I felt that, as long as I was healthy, I should be able to pay it off.
The book Zhuan Falun eased the burdens on my mind even more. I was impressed by Dafa and understood the answer to the question that I had been tormented by: Why does a person live? We live to “return to one's original, true self.” (Zhuan Falun).
Zhuan Falun is a great book. After I read it a few times, my heart and mind changed a lot. I could see my own problems and became more compassionate. My husband and my child saw how I changed, and they, too, started to practice. My husband gave up his bad habits, including gambling, smoking, and drinking. He became very healthy. We have been happy together ever since. It was Master who gave me a new family.
Master Cleansed My Body
I started practicing Falun Gong because of my illnesses. I understood that a person has illness because he or she did wrong and accumulated karma. After we started to cultivate, when we had some sickness karma, Master cleansed our bodies.
I suddenly couldn’t see one morning after I returned from a group exercise site. I felt dizzy. I laid down but did not feel scared. I knew that Master was taking care of me. A few minutes later, I could see again and everything was fine. I went to work as usual. Since then, when I read the books and do the exercises, I have felt like there is a little rotating windmill on my head.
Since I have been practicing Falun Gong, I have not had migraines even though I had suffered from them for about 25 years. My memory has improved. Dafa is supernormal.
I felt feverish and cold, and my limbs were sore when I was at work on June 23, 2001. I had a stomachache and felt chilly after work. I covered myself with a thick blanket, but it was too hot. My husband played one of Master's lectures for me and asked me several times whether I wanted to go to see a doctor. I said no. I believed in Master and knew that I was eliminating karma.
I could not sleep for three days because I felt cold and hot intermittently. I listened to Master's lecture continuously, which strengthened my righteous thoughts and belief in Master and Dafa. I fell asleep for about an hour on the third afternoon. I then asked my husband to prepare something for me to eat. He was very excited that I was okay. I finished a bowl of rice and bicycled to another practitioner's home. I witnessed Dafa's power again.
I have not taken any medicine for 18 years since I began practicing Falun Dafa, and my employer has not had to pay any healthcare costs for me. I told my colleagues about my experience. Most of them understood, and it was also easy for me to persuade them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth groups.
My director also believed me. Once she had blood in her eyes, and everyone told her to go to a doctor. She closed the door and said, “Falun Dafa is good.” Before she left work, she felt better and was fine when she returned to work the next day. She also used my story as an example to tell people to recite, “Falun Dafa is good.”
“Only a Falun Gong Practitioner Can Endure That”
I brought my 75-year-old mother-in-law home to live with us about a month after I started practicing Falun Gong. I taught her to do the exercises, and she diligently studied the Fa.
After the persecution started on July 20, 1999, I was arrested many times and relocated 15 times from 1999 to 2005 to avoid further persecution.
My sister-in-law always had conflicts with my mother-in-law, and my mother-in-law has been in my home since September 2009. After she lived with us for some time, I noticed my own attachments. I felt she was too stingy and not clean. In order to let go of my own attachments, I memorized Master's articles every day, and I felt that Master was talking to me.
My mother-in-law said, “I have not given you anything. I gave my house and land to your elder brother-in-law. I have not taken care of your child. I did not expect to be here living with you when I was old.”
“We do not care about those things as cultivators,” I said. “We cannot bring those things into the world when we are born, nor can we take material wealth with us when we die. Since I practice Falun Gong, I should let go of human attachments and cultivate.”
My elder sister said, “Your husband is unemployed. His siblings do not even pay you. Your mother-in-law often loses her temper. Only a Falun Gong practitioner can endure that.” When I heard this, I was proud of the fact that Master had taught me to endure.
My mother-in-law is 93 and has not taken any medicine for 18 years. She has not been to a hospital during that time. When she was 88, we went to our hometown in Henan Province. We persuaded 64 people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. We saw the power of Dafa come from within her.
I Chose Dafa Over Fame and Profit
I had a chance to be selected as a Senior Fellow Teacher in our school in 2009. The selected teacher would earn more each month plus be paid a year of compensation as a bonus. I was among the last three candidates. My principal said I would have to write a statement saying that I was giving up practicing Falun Dafa. She said one sentence was enough and that no one was concerned about me practicing at home. I refused to comply. She said I would lose my chance to be a Senior Fellow.
Because of the persecution, I was assigned to teach in a village on a mountain six miles away from my home in 2006. I then helped most people in the village quit the CCP.
My husband told me that agents from the 610 Office and personnel from the education department were looking for me when I returned home on December 21, 2012. I called the CCP secretary of the education department and told her the facts about the persecution of Falun Dafa and how I had benefited from Dafa. She refused to listen.
She said, “You cannot practice Falun Gong and still earn a salary. If you do not go to the 610 Office, we will just pay you 300 yuan per month for three months and then you will be let go.”
We went to the principal's home. She asked if the education department was really going to fire me.
“Even if that happens, I can still live," I said. “It only shows how evil they are. A cultivator cannot be scared by loss.”
My employer did not really fire me. I still went to work and no one mentioned it. The agents of 610 Office did not harass me anymore, and I retired without a hitch in 2014.
Once I met a young teacher who said he really admired me. When I asked why, he said that I still had my belief even though I was persecuted. I gave him information about Falun Gong and the persecution. He took it and quit the CCP and its youth organizations. Every time I hear people quit the Party, I feel a greater responsibility--saving people is my mission.