My Son's Changes Shock His Teachers, Classmates and Relatives
(Minghui.org) My wife and I have operated a small business since 1995. We were so busy making a living that we neglected our son's education. To tell the truth, we didn't know how to educate him. You could say that our son raised himself.
Toward the end of 1996, my wife and I began to read Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa. We did not appreciate it since we were too focused on making money. We gave up Falun Dafa when the Jiang's regime started persecuting Falun Gong in 1999.
We went through much hardship and unhappiness in the next 13 years. Practitioners came to us during this time when we felt so perplexed and confused about life. With their help, my wife and I once again took up the path of cultivation in 2012.
As we studied Zhuan Falun and Master's other Dafa books, we were overwhelmed by the great principles of Falun Dafa. We gradually learned how to practice cultivation and lived a very happy life.
My son grew up and went to high school. One day, his teacher told us that he showed signs of first love and, if not corrected promptly, it would affect his classwork and he would be dismissed from school. My wife talked with him and, to my surprise, he said, “I'm grown up and understand how things are. You can control my actions, but you cannot control my heart. Whatever you do won’t change anything.”
At first I was very worried and felt helpless. Then I calmed down, tried to find a good solution, and thought of Falun Dafa. Dafa is so positive, teaches people to be good, and has the mighty power to correct anything. If our son would read the book, Dafa could surely change his heart. What he said was reasonable: If his heart does not change, nothing else really matters.
One day, I had a calm talk with him. “You've grown up. Zhuan Falun is a very good book. It's time for you to read it. You will benefit from it in your life.” To my surprise, he began to read Zhuan Falun right away.
When he had finished almost half of the book, he told my wife, “Mom, I know what to do. Please do not worry about me. I will handle it well on my own.”
He learned the principles of how to behave as a good person from Zhuan Falun. He quit smoking and stealing, which we did not even know about. He also persuaded his girlfriend to behave better and focus on her studies.
As we didn't educate him well when he was young, his academic performance was very poor. It got worse when he went to high school. His exam scores were almost the worst among his class. We still hoped that he could attend college, so we considered a focus in art, which requires a lower score. We enrolled him in a painting class so that he could be admitted to an art school.
My son didn't spend much time reading Zhuan Falun, but Dafa still opened up his wisdom. Here is an example.
During intensive training in painting before the college entrance exam, an experienced art teacher said, “It’s difficult to improve your drawing skills at this age.” However, several days later, the teacher was surprised to notice my son's unexpected breakthrough. He had reached a level that would require someone of his same age to practice a great deal. How could the boy make it so fast? His teacher thought it was incredible.
While he was learning painting, my son found time to read Zhuan Falun. I’m sorry to say that he didn't tell his teacher that Dafa gave him the extraordinary ability. He told us about this experience later. “I had more insight about my painting and improved very fast after reading Zhuan Falun. I often have extraordinary gains from it.”
He was admitted to an art school but was not satisfied with it, so he retook the exam in the following year. Finally, he was admitted to his dream art school. Our friends and relatives were all happy for him.
His high school art teacher, who taught at the school for ten years, was also proud of him. “He is only the second student to be admitted to this academy of fine arts since I've been teaching here.”
“My son would not have had done so well if he didn't study Zhuan Falun,” I said.
My wife, my son and I know clearly that all these were given by Master and Dafa. Now my son is studying in college. He has Dafa as his guide, so I no longer worry about him. Guided and protected by Dafa and Master, he will definitely walk on the righteous path in his life.
Every Dafa practitioner is deeply rooted in Dafa and follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners is still going on in China today, but who can change the firm hearts of Dafa practitioners?
Thank you, Master! I kowtow to Master!