My Siblings and I All Practice Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I am a 54-year-old woman with two brothers and two sisters. I would like to share the story of how we all came to practice Falun Dafa.
My Sisters Become Practitioners after Witnessing How Dafa Saved My Life
In 1998 I was suffering from uremia. Neither Western nor Chinese doctors could cure me. That was when my younger brother gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun. After reading the whole book twice, even without doing the exercises, all the swelling in my whole body disappeared.
One morning, I passed by a Falun Dafa practice site. I learned the exercises and then began to practice with the group daily. A month later, the uremia was cured. Since then, I have been a steadfast practitioner.
Worldwide, uremia is hard to cure. Witnessing this miracle of Falun Dafa, my two sisters started to practice it. Only my elder brother was still not a practitioner.
Through studying Zhuan Falun, I understood that Master teaches us to be good people. So I treated my family members well and worked hard at my daily job. Within 3 years I was promoted from a salesperson to a trainer, then head of the training department, and eventually head of marketing. Soon after that, I became the assistant to the head of the company.
Due to my excellent performance, I was offered a pay raise and a property to buy, with the first installment to be paid by the company. But the new deputy director also wanted that property, so I let him have it. Everyone in the company knew that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner and praised my great character.
In 1999, Jiang Zemin started to persecute Falun Dafa. The local police station seized my ID card because they didn’t want me traveling to Beijing to protest. Every time I had to go on a business trip, our director had to visit the police to get my ID card back.
The local police also visited my office. When they spoke to our director, he said, “You guys are doing it all wrong. You don't catch the bad guys. Instead, you come and pester a good person. If everyone in my company practiced Falun Dafa and became a nice person like her, I would be very pleased!”
My Ill Brother Dared Not Practice Falun Dafa
Early one autumn morning in 2016, I was arrested at the property I rented. What happened was that I had been talking with a Falun Dafa friend whose phone was tapped. I was arrested and the rental property was searched.
After 31 days of detention, I returned home. But my computer, mobile phone, ID card, cash, bank cards, portable hard drives, client information, and all my Dafa books were confiscated. I tried to get them back several times but failed. Because I could not return to my workplace, I had to go back to my hometown.
In my hometown I went to see my elder brother and discovered that his wife had been bedridden for two years. She had severe rheumatoid arthritis and her hands and feet were severely deformed. She complained of fever and her urine was a dark red, thick, and smelled bad. She had hurt her right hip and knee in a fall.
Their only daughter and her husband were doing business in another city and had left two children for my elder brother to look after. The elder grandchild studied in a secondary school, while the younger granddaughter was only 4 years old.
My elder brother looked very old and suffered from heart disease. His belly was swollen like a pregnant woman and became very hard after he ate. He could not fall asleep at night, so he stayed up, smoked, and watched TV until dawn.
His ill health upset him very much, so he drank. After he got drunk, he started to curse. Sometimes he opened the window to curse at people outside and sometimes he opened the door to curse in the communal corridor. In the morning when the grandchildren went to school, he slept for more than half the day.
Seeing my brother’s circumstances, I stayed with him for a few days to help with household chores. I told him and his wife how wonderful Falun Dafa is and that those who persecuted practitioners would be doomed. I encouraged them to practice it, but they hesitated, knowing that I had been arrested and detained and had lost my job. My brother was scared.
At breakfast, I told them that Falun Dafa cured health problems and that many miracles had occurred as Master taught the Fa across the nation. I told them that several high ranking officials now imprisoned had participated in the persecution of Falun Dafa. I clarified the truth concerning the Tiananmen Immolation incident and tried to dispel their misgivings.
Paralyzed Sister-in-Law Sits Up
My two sisters came in turn to see our sister-in-law and made good food for her, which moved her very much. She said to my younger sister, “You were so wealthy and arrogant before and never spoke to us. Now you are so nice to me and come to help with housework and my bath. My own sister wouldn’t treat me so well. From what you have done for me, I can see that Falun Dafa is really good. Whether or not your elder brother practices it, I will!”
My sister-in-law could only sit on her bed, so I taught her the first and second exercise. After she mastered them, I played Master’s Fa teaching video for her. When her health improved and she was able to sit on the edge of the bed, I started to teach her the remaining exercises. I asked her to watch Master’s exercise teaching video and learn herself.
Two weeks later I visited her again. My sister-in-law’s deformed fingers had returned to normal, and her previously stiff right leg was flexible.
My brother was very pleased. “For a few years your sister-in-law could not raise her arms and now she can touch the back of her head. Falun Dafa is amazing! I am just scared of the CCP, otherwise I would practice Falun Dafa. It is up to me to look after the family. If I was detained, who would look after my paralyzed wife and two children? Do you know how much I worried about you when you were detained? I cried at our mother’s tomb. I told Mother that I knew Falun Dafa was good, but I was just so scared. The CCP is so evil and can do anything to hurt people!”
Brother Finally Practices
On the eve of the 2017 Chinese New Year, four of us siblings visited our elder brother’s home. His wife was able to walk with crutches into the dining room to have dinner with us. My elder brother felt like a million dollars and drank twice as much as he normally did. But he was clearheaded that day, as if he hadn’t drunk a thing.
On the fifth day of the New Year, he invited all of us to have dinner with him and his wife again. We in turn encouraged him to practice Falun Dafa, and he finally agreed, saying, “Falun Dafa is so good, I must practice. After the festival season, I will do it.”
Two days later, I visited his home again and asked him if he really wanted to proceed. He answered, “Well, I would like all of my sisters to come and practice with me to strengthen the energy field!”
Both of my sisters went to his home. The older one taught the couple the exercises, and then we all did the exercises together. Because it was the first time he had done the exercises, my brother sweat a lot when holding the wheel in the second exercise. He wanted to give up, but my younger sisters stopped him and encouraged him to stick with it. They said, “We are here simply to accompany you in doing the exercises. Please don't give up. Suffering eliminates karma, which is good for you!”
After finishing all the exercises, my brother said, “It was really tiring. But I feel really relaxed!” We sisters stayed at his home for 10 days, and for 10 days we practiced Falun Dafa exercises together every day in the morning. Later we studied the Fa. At lunchtime, we took a break. In the evening we listened to Master’s Fa teaching and watched NTDTV.
My elder brother eventually became our fellow practitioner. He was very diligent and did the exercises every morning. He and his wife and I formed a Fa study group. Every week I stayed at their home for two days to study the Fa with them.
Soon after he started to practice Falun Dafa, his illnesses were cured and he no longer cursed. Every day he was so happy that he sang. He also shared his experiences with his best friend and lent him Master’s Fa teaching and exercise video. His friend started to practice Falun Dafa as well.
Last week when I studied the Fa at my brother’s home he told me: “Through Fa study, I know that practitioners cannot kill, so I no longer buy live fish to cook. Instead, I buy dead fish. I know that I should cultivate my xinxing, so when my wife aggravates me, I realize that answering back is not the right thing to do, so I apologize to her. My brother-in-law visited us and mentioned something unpleasant my in-laws had done to me. It was painful to recall those unpleasant times, but I thought, as a practitioner, I should act in line with Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. So I didn't answer back as I would have done before. I didn’t get angry and was able to be tolerant. Later my wife said, 'Well done! Only Dafa could change you!'”
He also said, “Through Fa study, I know how hard it is to gain the Fa and that there is interference at every turn. When I first did the exercises with you, I nearly gave up twice. Thanks to our younger sister for encouraging me to continue and for you all studying the Fa with me for so many days. Otherwise, I would not have become a Dafa practitioner!”
Nowadays, we five siblings are walking on the cultivation path, where Falun Dafa nurtures our bodies and hearts. Our families are healthy, happy, and free of fear and worry. We are blessed by Master and Dafa. We are grateful to Falun Dafa and Master! We resolve to listen to what Master teaches and do the three things well. Let us always keep in mind our prehistoric vows, and let us work hard to save people.