I Am Proud My Mother Is a Falun Dafa Practitioner
(Minghui.org) My mother has been practicing Falun Dafa for more than 20 years. Seeing her health and character quickly improve after she took up the practice convinced me that Dafa was a great practice.
Because I have always supported my mother in her cultivation, Dafa has blessed me in many ways, and I feel truly lucky and proud that she is a practitioner.
My Mother Changed
I remember my mother being so kind and working so hard, but she was always sick when I was little. She suffered from many health problems and took all kinds of medicines, but she still couldn't get to sleep at night and often cried because of the pain. I was very young at the time and couldn't be of much help.
She then began to practice Falun Dafa and became a completely different person. She regained her health and hasn't taken a pill since. At 68 she looks youthful with a healthy glow and is as agile as a young person. My kind mother has become even more compassionate.
She has taken good care of my paternal grandfather for years, which often moves him to tears. He tells everyone that my mother is a good daughter-in-law, which is rare to find nowadays. My mother also maintains a good relationship with the rest of my father's family. She never complains or even cares about losing benefits and always has a smile on her face. All my aunts love her.
I Am Very Supportive of My Mother and Falun Dafa
I was happy to see how Dafa improved my mother and I became a firm supporter.
Mom was reported to the police for talking to people about Falun Dafa and was arrested two summers ago. I was on a business trip at the time and couldn't get home right away. I was very worried and called all my friends who had ties to the police department, trying to find out more about the arrest.
When I finally got a phone call later that day that my mom had been released and was safe and sound, I was so relieved. I had no resentment toward her, because I know that since she is a Falun Dafa practitioner, she has to stand up for what she believes is right.
When mom told me about quitting the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations, I agreed and also told my friends about it. Eight of my friends agreed to quit the Party, and mom helped them publish their announcements on the Epoch Times website. My friends trust me and know that my mom is a Dafa practitioner.
I Have Been Blessed
I feel that I have been very blessed in everything I’ve done in recent years. I found a really good job as a salesperson with a big firm. I love my job and the pay is very good. I have the amulet that says, “Falun Dafa is good” hanging in my car and it keeps me safe. I often recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” like mom told me to and feel very calm.
Things also go very smoothly at work and when I travel. I am often able to close sales deals quickly. My boss is very happy with my performance and is very friendly toward me. I feel truly blessed to have everything in life working well for me.
When I travel, I know I don't have to worry about mom's health and can focus 100% on my work. Mom is protected by Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa), which is way better than what I could do.
Standing Up for Dafa
I am very respectful of mom's Master. Last Chinese New Year, I bought two big decorative lotus flowers, good incense, and expensive fruit, and, with respect, offered them before Master's picture.
I never keep quiet when I hear anybody say anything against Dafa. I tell them not to say bad things about Dafa and that Falun Dafa is good, regardless of where I’m at or the occasion.
My family gathered at my home to celebrate the Chinese New Years last year. One of my relatives was talking about how the Party provides its members with good benefits. Then he added, “Even with all that, the Falun Gong practitioners are against the government.” Others nodded and went along with him.
I said calmly, “Falun Dafa is the great Buddha Fa. I think it's great that my mom practices it. Don't be deceived by the Party's lies and let them turn you against Dafa. I support mom and her practice. That is truly how I feel.”
I Feel Lucky and Proud That My Mother Is a Dafa Practitioner
Mom often tells me about the miraculous things that have happened to practitioners and how Dafa makes people better. I really cherish these stories. Though I don't practice Falun Dafa and cannot reach the level of a cultivator, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is now an integral part of me.
I strive to live up to these principles. They are what keep me going when I fall and what keep me clearheaded when today’s moral values decline so rapidly. I feel truly lucky that I have gotten to know Dafa through mom and am proud and thankful that she is a practitioner.
“Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I often remind mom to remember Master's words and cultivate herself solidly. I encourage her not to be afraid and to clarify the truth and spread the goodness of Dafa to every predestined person. I will always support her.
I hope all families of Dafa practitioners can appreciate and support the cultivators in their lives. Your support today will turn into blessings and honor. I hope all relatives of Falun Dafa practitioners see how wonderful the practice is and are more tolerant and patient with the practitioners because the world needs Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.