My Cousin: “I’m Not Afraid to Tell People I’m with Falun Dafa!”
(Minghui.org) I have a cousin who years ago almost set out to kill his brother after the latter sold the family house and pocketed all the money following their father’s death. My mother and her sister, who both practice Falun Dafa, talked him out of the terrible idea. They told him about Falun Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and advised him to be kind and tolerant.
My cousin heeded the advice and forgave his brother. Even though he lost his inheritance to his brother, his fate turned around in the years that followed. He met the love of his life, and his business flourished.
When I saw him recently at a family gathering, he shared more details of what had happened to him all these years.
My cousin, who is in his 40s, has lived in Beijing for almost 30 years. About a decade ago, his father passed away, and his brother, who still lived in our hometown in Hebei Province, sold the family house without consulting him and pocketed all the money.
At the time, my cousin had just been laid off and did odd jobs to make a living. He exploded what he heard what had happened and vowed to kill his brother and then himself so that no one would enjoy their father’s wealth.
My mother and aunt managed to stop my cousin from committing the planned murder-suicide. He took their words to heart and mended his relationship with his brother. He also tried his best to follow Falun Dafa’s principles in his life.
Before he knew it, he had gotten married to a wonderful wife. The couple started a company with a few friends, and the business took off in just a few short years.
My cousin told me at the family function that he has several million yuan in savings and that he attributed his success to Falun Dafa.
He also shared a story. He once talked to an acquaintance about Falun Dafa. The person fussed at him, “It’s the Chinese Communist Party that allowed you to make big money. What has Li Hongzhi (the founder of Falun Dafa) given to you?”
My cousin shot back, “If it weren't for Falun Dafa, I’d have been long dead, let alone made money. I read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and really concurred with the book’s assessment of the Party. The Party taught people to turn against their families. My brother became selfish and heartless, and I lost my job all because of the Party. It is Falun Dafa that saved me from committing a horrendous crime. I can have such a good life all thanks to Falun Dafa! I’m not afraid to tell people I’m with Falun Dafa!”
The acquaintance was stunned and kept nodding, “Sure, if you say Falun Dafa is good, keep supporting it!”
I was deeply moved to hear of a non-practitioner being so courageous in standing up for Falun Dafa. As a practitioner myself, I wondered why I hadn’t given him a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, so he could one day become a practitioner himself.
My cousin asked me, “Do you think I can be counted as a Falun Dafa practitioner?” I replied, “You haven’t read the book or done the exercises, so you can’t be considered a practitioner yet. But you know Falun Dafa is good and never shy away from telling people about your thoughts. I'd say you’re with Dafa!”