Validating Falun Dafa Through My Actions
(Minghui.org) I am 70 years old and have been practicing Falun Dafa since 1998. When problems arise, I resolve them according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Before I started practicing, I had a bad temper, was lazy, and in poor health. I took various medications, but to no avail. In the fall of 1998, I heard that practicing Falun Dafa could cure illnesses, so I located a practice site.
After two weeks of doing the Dafa exercises, I felt energetic. I then borrowed the book Zhuan Falun from my neighbor and read the entire book in one night. I am now more open-minded, in good health, and no longer rely on medications.
Letting Go of the Attachment to Life and Death
I was held in a detention center for six months in 2001. At that time, I understood that Master came to save people, so I was able to let go of my attachment to life and death. I was ready to defend the Fa at all costs, because I knew that there would be a good place to go to after death.
I was determined not to sign any documents that denounced the practice. I went on a hunger strike for 23 days and endured being force-fed.
One day, I heard that an upper level director of a police department was coming to inspect the detention center. I wrote a note that simply stated, “We Falun Dafa practitioners are good people who conduct themselves according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. We never hurt people, even when we are wrongfully beaten or scolded. Is being a good person a crime? Only criminals are held here. We can’t stay here and demand to be released!”
The director and a group of officials arrived the next day. I gave him my note, and he said that it was well written, and that he would take care of my issue in a timely manner.
When he was about to leave, I suddenly had the thought that the officials in the detention center might punish me after he left.
At that moment, the director turned around and said, “If anyone hurts the person who wrote this note, he or she will be imprisoned.”
I knew that Master was protecting me, so I was no longer afraid of anything.
I then wrote letters to spread the Fa to the other prisoners. When the guards were not around, I taught them the Dafa exercises and poems from Hong Yin.
Returning a Lost Wallet
My husband once found a wallet containing bank cards and a driver’s license. We did not know how to use the computer to find the person, so we brought the wallet to the police station. I also left my phone number.
The owner, Mr. Huang, called me a week later. He said he wanted to stop by my house to thank me. He had heard that my family was not doing well financially and wanted to give me 3,500 yuan. I graciously told him I could not accept his money.
He then asked if I believed in any faith and I said, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. I believe in God, and I believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I want to be a good person!”
He also asked if he could help with my child's situation. I replied, “My child is in school. I won’t trouble you. Please remember that Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. If you can tell the police to not persecute practitioners, that will be good enough.”
Master taught us:
“Fame, gain, emotion—cultivate each away,And ascend to the Firmament at Consummation,See the human world with eyes of compassion,Then are you freed from the spell of delusion.”(“Success at Consummation,” from Hong Yin)