My Journey in Search of Immortality
(Minghuiorg) I grew up in the mountains and had a difficult childhood. Because my father was labeled a “counter-revolutionary,” people in the village bullied my family, all seven of us.
My family was extremely poor, which made life very unpleasant. When I saw other children living happier lives, I complained and wondered aloud, "Why was I born into such a poor family?"
When my grandmother passed away, I realized that people have to die, and no one could escape that fate. I became quiet after that, and my school grades dropped. My father saw how I had changed and asked me what was going on.
He confirmed that everyone has to die someday, so I told him, “I don’t want to die. I will have to find a way to become immortal.” My father responded, “Then study. Maybe the answer lies in books.”
Out of curiosity and fear of death, I started my journey in search of immortality.
Because of my father's health, however, I had to quit school and take over his job. Then I married a kind man, who was also from a poor family. My husband's entire family, including us, lived in a less-than-40-square-meter home. Life was unpleasant, given the conflicts among family members.
Our situation worsened when I had a work-related accident and injured my arm. I became partially disabled and could no longer work or do housework. At a low point in my life, I thought of committing suicide.
Stepping onto the Cultivation Path
When I was thinking about how to die, a former classmate visited me. I shared with her my miseries, so she suggested that I practice Falun Dafa.
“Since there is no medical treatment that can cure your arm,” she said, “why don't you practice Falun Dafa with me? With a sincere heart, you will recover.”
I began to practice Dafa at the end of 1997. My classmate gave me the main book of Dafa, Zhuan Falun. After I opened Zhuan Falun, I saw the photo of Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Dafa, and he looked very familiar. As I read the book, I had tears in my eyes, because it gave me the answers to questions I had asked for a long time. It resolved all my questions about life and why life is painful. I finally found the true path for my life.
I took Zhuan Falun with me wherever I went and lived by its principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I learned about the principle of no loss, no gain. I learned to be a good person and to look inward when I encountered conflicts.
All my illnesses disappeared after a short time, and my right arm recovered. I opened a tailor store, and business has been good.
Family Supports Dafa
The changes in me have had positive effects on the family, especially on my husband.
After he dropped off a customer, he found a gold bracelet in his car. The bracelet was worth 10,000 yuan. He found the customer and returned it.
My sister was diagnosed with oral cancer and recovered after she stepped onto this cultivation path. My son follows the principles of Falun Dafa and recovered from rhinitis. The conflicts between my mother-in-law and me were resolved. Now, all my relatives believe in Dafa and treat me well.
After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) banned Falun Dafa, my family continued to support me.
I was getting ready to go to Beijing to petition for the right to practice Falun Dafa. The local police arrested me and took me to the police station. They demanded that my husband and my younger brother give them 5,000 yuan to secure my release.
“We did not break any law,” said my husband. “There is nothing wrong with following Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and being a good person. Are you afraid of more people being good? We will not give you any money. If you don’t release her, my family will come live in the police station.”
The police then asked for 500 yuan, and my husband refused to pay them a penny. I was released, and the police have not bothered us again.