I Changed My Attitude Towards Dafa
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in May 2005. My mother-in-law, however, was persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for practicing, so my family members were against Dafa.
Experiencing the Power of Dafa
Two years after I was married, my mother-in-law began practicing Falun Dafa, which made me think that the practice was for seniors. She was later detained for two years by the CCP.
Just like a lot of Chinese people, I thought that if something was banned, one should stay away from it. Everyone in our family, including me, was against her practicing Dafa. But she was very kind and often did babysitting for me and took care of my household chores. This eased the stress I was under, however it did not help me get rid of my insomnia.
When I could not fall asleep on May 1, 2005, I tried to sit in the Falun Dafa meditation position, but it was rather painful, and I gave up. Surprisingly, though, I immediately fell asleep! During the following five days, if I could not fall asleep, I sat up and crossed my legs, which helped me sleep well.
I had some questions, but was too embarrassed to ask my mother-in-law because I had made it known that I was against her practicing Dafa. But after a few days, I told her what I experienced. “The Master of Falun Dafa is encouraging you to cultivate,” she said. That was the day I began to practice Dafa!
Living the Life of a Diligent Practitioner
My parents tried to stop me from practicing Dafa, and even ended their relationship with my in-laws. My husband and father-in-law also asked me several times to not practice.
Even though I just started cultivation and did not have a good understanding of the teachings, I insisted on becoming a practitioner. I was busy at work and home, but still studied the Fa and did the exercise once every few days.
Two years later, my mother-in-law took me to a Fa-study group. I then realized that I was not a true practitioner and was left far behind the levels of other practitioners. So I joined the group morning exercises, studied the Fa diligently, talked to people about the facts of Dafa, and tried to be more tolerant of others. Gradually, I let go of my bad temper, and my husband praised me for becoming a loving and virtuous wife.
I followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and tried to be a good person. I also talked to my colleagues about Dafa and quitting the CCP. What surprised everyone was when my workplace closed down, we all got better jobs!
Parents Convinced That Dafa Is Good
Every time I visited my mother, I told her that Dafa was great and how I benefited from this cultivation practice. However, she still wanted me to give it up. But I persisted in reminding her of all the illnesses I used to suffer before I began to practice.
I then told her practitioners' cultivation stories and how a number of them recovered from life-threatening illnesses. I explained that people also benefited when they recited the two sentences “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
When my cousin and her boyfriend visited my mother, I talked about Dafa and suggested that he quit the CCP. He refused, however, but my family began to listen when my mother said, “I believe Falun Dafa is good!”
My mother told me sometime later that she frequently recited the two sentences and her health improved. After seeing her change, everyone in my parents’ home quit the CCP and its youth organizations.
From listening to the Minghui radio broadcasts, my mother's belief in Dafa strengthened. She told others about the two sentences, and when they warned her about being arrested, she said, “There is no problem. I recite them every day and it keeps me safe!”