(Minghui.org) I grew up in a rural village and was indoctrinated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I believed that the Party was great and correct, because all our information came from the regime-controlled China Central Television (CCTV).

When it broadcasted the “Tiananmen Square self-immolation” incident, I had no doubt that I heard the full truth. However, I had not heard anything about Falun Gong. Yet, I believed what I was told and hated this cultivation practice very much. I never expected that the government and media would lie and fabricate things.

I left my hometown for work but came home when one of my relatives visited my family. He brought many Falun Gong materials and told us that his wife had a heart disease, which we were aware of, and had fully recovered after she began to practice Falun Gong.

My father was deceived and did not let the relative tell us about Falun Gong. After he left, we burned all the Falun Gong materials, but my father admitted that he knew about the Party, that it was cruel, but we had no choice in the matter.

Hearing and Believing the Truth about Falun Gong

I had a colleague whom I admired a lot. One day I heard that he was a Falun Gong practitioner. He was arrested because he went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong.

I was shocked and had many questions. How come such a knowledgeable person would practice Falun Gong? I strongly believed that he was deceived.

When he mentioned Falun Gong to me, I immediately asked him questions, which totally changed my life. He told me the truth about the “Tiananmen self-immolation” incident. He pointed to the many discrepancies, such as why would police officers patrol with fire extinguishers and fire blankets and immediately put out the fire after it was started?

He said that there were not that many cameras on Tiananmen Square, because of the open space. However, in the video broadcasted by CCTV, there were pictures taken with a wide-angle lens and very close-up lens. In addition, the man was burned, but the plastic soda bottle filled with gasoline was intact. He asked me to think about what I heard. We also talked about the little girl who was hurt in the event. He asked me, “The media said she was hurt badly and the doctor had to cut her throat open. But how can the little girl still sing right after throat surgery?”

Suddenly I realized that CCTV had lied!

Once I realized that the media and government were lying, I wanted to hear the truth about Falun Gong. I wondered why practitioners still went to Tiananmen Square to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong, even though they knew that the Party was cruel.

Then, I was given a chance to read Zhuan Falun. It was just the opposite from what the CCP propaganda said. I learned so much from reading that book. It told me to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I finally understood the meaning of life and why the Party slanders Falun Gong and persecutes practitioners. I soon began to practice Falun Gong.

Family Becomes Harmonious

After I got married, my mother-in-law and I did not get along and we barely communicated.

I always felt that I was a good person. But, I did not realize that I often talked to my husband about how bad his family was and we fought over that. I put my husband in between me and his mother, and my mother-in-law often cried.

After I practiced Falun Gong, I understood that the relationships between people have to do with their past lives, which could result in karmic retribution. I followed the Dafa principles, looked inward no matter what happened, and always thought of others' needs first. Gradually my mother-in-law and I got closer and she often praised me in front of others.

My sister-in-law borrowed my mother-in-law's house to run a small factory. My mother-in-law had no place to stay. She agreed to build a room for her mother but never did. We lent my sister-in-law money to buy her own house and she never paid it back. This upset me.

My husband was ready to start a fight with his sister, but I remembered that I was a Falun Gong practitioner. I said that she had just built a big house and bought a new car, and she had borrowed a lot of money. She just did not have the wherewithal to pay us back yet.

My parents-in-law were touched and wished their daughter was as good as I was. I told them that if I didn't practice Falun Gong, I would not put up with not being paid.

My family witnessed how Falun Gong changed me for the better. They know that the Party doesn't tell the truth about Falun Gong and slanders it.