Transforming My Mind and Heart
(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa in 2008. My daughter decided to start practicing it and read Zhuan Falun, the main book of this cultivation practice.
She is doing well in school, ranks at the very top, without having to take any after-school classes. We understood that she is doing well because she follows the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Through diligent Falun Dafa study we learned that when gaining fame and fortune one can lose virtue. Thus, we both acted according to the Dafa principles. Besides, one should think first about others and eliminate selfishness, which can make life calmer and more pleasant.
Guided By the Dafa Principles
My daughter wondered if she could spend less time on the courses she was not interested in and work on assignments from her other courses.
“Master requires us first of all to be a good person,” I said. “Do you think that this is respectful to the teachers of those courses? What reaction would they have upon seeing students spending less time on their course?”
Without hesitating, she said she knew what to do. With the guidance of Falun Dafa, educating one's child is a much easier task.
When she told me that her scores were the second highest in her school, I smiled and asked: “Does it mean that your cultivation has also improved?”
She replied, “That's right, haven't you seen that I am trying to get rid of my laziness?”
Every day, she either studies Falun Dafa, does the exercises, or will read some good stories. Most kids her age watch television, play video games, are bogged down with homework, or take after-school courses. Yet my daughter has achieved exceptionally good grades and is very healthy.
Letting Go of Self-interest
Since I began to practice Falun Dafa, I have lived by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. This helped my little shop achieve popularity. My customers have told me that they like to come to my place to get their facials. I think they come here not only to get beauty treatments, but more importantly, to talk and transform their thinking and their hearts. Because only when one's heart is changed for the better, will one's face reflect true beauty.
Falun Dafa has made me understand that one should do everything by following the course of nature. This has changed how I do business. I went from counting every penny to solely thinking of others. Because I let go of my self-interest, my business has been going really well, as my clients have told others about my shop. Some entire families get their beauty treatments from me.
My clients also are told about Dafa, and truly realize the beauty of following its principles. It has also helped improve their relationships with family members and others. Some of those with biased notions towards Dafa have changed and received good fortune. There have also been some who have started practicing Falun Dafa.
A practitioner said: “Life is busy enough. Anything added to it would make life become busier. However, if one accepts Falun Dafa one's life becomes easier!”
Harmonious Family Life
My mother is close to 70-years-old. She lives with me and my daughter. Before she came to live with us, she suffered from severe sciatica, diarrhea, and her vision was very poor. Since she has started to practice Falun Dafa, she is in much better health. She no longer needs my help. Moreover, she now helps me take care of my daughter.
After I began to practice Falun Dafa, I changed the way I educate my child for the better. My mother has witnessed the changes in me. The dark spots on my face have disappeared, and my skin has become delicate and fair.
Our family is immersed in the harmony and peacefulness brought about by practicing Falun Dafa!