[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] Family's Adversity Disappears After One Person Practices Dafa
(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996. Soon my health improved, and I also became a better person. My family and friends witnessed the changes in me, and some of them also took up the practice as a result.
My husband's family has a history of depression, and he could not endure many difficulties and angered very easily. His daughter stayed out of his way as much as possible.
I changed a great deal after I started practicing Falun Dafa, though. My health improved, and I no longer had conflicts with my husband. Our family became harmonious and he understood that this was because of Dafa.
Leaving Depression Behind
The persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999 and I was detained. After my release, was frequently harassed by the authorities. My husband was very worried and we moved. Party authorities could not find me, so they harassed my husband at his workplace. After enduring relentless pressure, he was diagnosed with a depressive disorder.
He is a middle school teacher and was assigned a substandard class, which only aggravated his depression level. He then decided to commit suicide, but somehow one thing or another stopped him from following through on that impulse.
During a moment of utmost despair, he realized that Dafa might help him. He returned home and asked me to turn on Master's lecture videos. He turned up the volume so that it could be heard on the street. I then asked him to turn it down a little.
“What am I afraid of,” he said. “Who can give me a second life? Master can! What am I afraid of?”
My Practice Brings Good Fortune to Others
My daughter is not a practitioner, but many of our relatives practice. She witnessed how we have changed and has a very positive view about Dafa.
In junior high and high school, her grades were not particularly good. She scored below average during the first and second college entrance pretests. We thought that she should attend a teacher's training college and had her apply at Changchun Teachers College. Although her pretest score was below the required standard, to our surprise, her score from the actual test was above average.
“Look at that family,” said our relatives. “She benefited because the mother practices Falun Dafa!”
My daughter graduated four years later and found a job at a small school. Half-a-year after that, a teacher from my husband's school retired, and his co-workers suggested that he try to get the job for his daughter. The principal asked my daughter to do a trial class, which she passed with flying colors. She was then offered the job as a substitute, but had to apply and take a test when the teacher's quota required additional staff.
The City Board of Education announced the opening, and more than 60 people took the test. Our daughter scored first in the written and verbal tests, so she was offered the position.
As my daughter got older, she had her first boyfriend. However, once his parents were told that I practiced Falun Dafa, that friendship broke apart. The boyfriend actually asked me to stop practicing Dafa because he felt it could affect his future.
My daughter told him that this was not an option and tried to tell him about the benefits our entire family experienced since her mother began the practice.
She then met another young man whom she eventually married. Before the wedding, I talked to him about Dafa, gave him some information and helped him quit from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I also told his parents about my practicing Falun Dafa. However, there was a problem with his father because he had too much to drink. My daughter suggested we leave.
“If you are a human being,” I thought, “then you can leave. But if you want to become a divine being, then you must help save them.”
Then, the mother said, “It is a great thing to have a faith! We would never oppose it. My husband is drunk and said things that he shouldn't have.”
My daughter told her boyfriend, “You said that I'm a pure and kind person and, in fact, that is all because of Dafa. The principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance made me that way, and that is why I'm different from a lot of girls. If we get married and have a child, my mom would take care of it, and it would be exposed to Falun Dafa's principles.”
The next morning, his parents appeared at my door. The couple repeatedly apologized, and the husband blamed himself for getting drunk. They emphasized again and again that they would never oppose my practicing Dafa, and that they admired that I had a faith. My daughter and their son got married and had a daughter. The little girl now recites “Falun Dafa is good,” and when she has a stomachache, she recites it until she falls asleep.
Dafa Changes My Nephew's Life
My older brother's son got married in 2000. He and his wife were college classmates, and they had a good relationship. However, he could not find a job after graduation, After some time he started getting depressed, and constantly quarreled with his wife. They were on the verge of getting divorced!
Then, he started a business with a friend who ran off with the money. My nephew then started to have mental health issues, and his father was ready to have him admitted to a hospital.
My sisters, also practitioners, and I opposed that decision and took him to my home. His consciousness was not clear. But, we knew that in this dimension it was as if he had a mental issue, but we were certain that something was controlling his mind in another dimension. We read the Fa teachings to him and his condition disappeared.
Soon afterwards, my nephew found a very good job with great pay. He was promoted to the vice president's position last year. He now has a good career and a harmonious family life!