My Family Witnesses My Changes from Practicing Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I am a retired elementary school teacher and started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. I have been very diligent in doing the three things that a Dafa practitioner should do, and I am very happy to say that my family members all believe in the goodness of Falun Dafa and follow the teachings of its founder, Master Li Hongzhi.
Health Problems Disappear After Taking Up Falun Dafa
My husband was a geologist and was out of town most of the year except during the winter. I looked after three children on my own and had a busy job as a homeroom teacher.
I was overworked and had developed many health problems with my back, heart, and stomach. I also had bronchitis, which runs in the family; my grandmother, my mother and my two aunts all have the same problem. Winter is the worst month for this illness, causing whopping cough and breathing difficulties. All four of them died of pulmonary heart disease. My mother passed away at the age of 59, and I thought that I would be no exception.
I am now 74 years old and have not had a cough or breathing problems since I started practicing Falun Dafa. All of my other ailments also disappeared without treatment.
I used to have a large lump on my wrist that was hard to the touch. Doctors told me that they could remove it, but if the surgery was not successful, I wouldn't be able to bend my wrist anymore. I was too scared to undergo surgery, but a short time after I started practicing Falun Dafa, the bump disappeared without a trace.
Supportive Family Members
My son and two daughters have seen the positive changes in me. I am very healthy and have not needed any medication. When I don't feel well, they understand that I am having my karma eliminated and that I will be fine in a few days. They believe that Master is looking after me and that they don't need to worry.
My eldest daughter is a doctor and is convinced by the power of Dafa. She has never tried to persuade me to go to the hospital. I don't participate in the physicals at work and have saved a lot of money on health care for the government.
Family Helps Me Tell Others About Dafa
My two daughters sometimes accompany me when I go out to talk to people about Falun Dafa and its persecution by the Chinese Communist Party. We work well together and try to help as many people as possible quit the Party.
My youngest daughter also practices Falun Dafa. She has a busy job and lives far away from her work, so my husband and I help to look after her child. She tries very hard to find time to let people know about Dafa, and she sometimes accompanies me to pick up informational materials, distribute them, and talk to people about Dafa.
We saw a girl sitting on the curb eating one time. I went over to chat with her. It started to rain. My daughter took out her two umbrellas and held them over us so that we could continue our conversation. In the end, the girl agreed to quit the Party and its youth organizations.
My husband is very supportive too. Every day after I come home, he would ask me how many people quit the Party. If I did well, he would be happy for me. If I didn't do so well, he would comfort me and encourage me to better next time. He would also have dinner ready for me when I got home. Whenever he had an opportunity, he would talk about the evil nature of communism and the goodness of Falun Dafa.
In 2013, my husband was found to have prostate problems, which required surgery. He soon recovered with his faith in Falun Dafa and didn't have to go to the hospital. He is now 77, healthy and energetic.
My son has not started to practice Falun Dafa yet, but he buys offerings and burns incense for Master.
My son and daughter-in-law run a small eatery and follow Master's teachings closely:
“For those who practice cultivation among everyday persons, what type of business you are in does not matter. Regardless of how much money you have, how high your position ranks, or what kind of private enterprise or company you run, it makes no difference, as you should trade fairly and maintain a righteous mind.” (Zhuan Falun)
They hold this principle to be their standard in running the eatery. The food they make is hygienic, nutritious, reasonably priced, and traditional. As a result, they have many customers, and their business is very good.
I practically raised my grandson, so he is very close to me. He memorized quite a few of Master's teachings. When he was about to leave for university, I asked him, “How can one be a good person?” He said this from memory:
“As a human being, you are a good person only if you can follow this universe’s characteristic of Zhen-Shan-Ren. A person who deviates from this characteristic is truly a bad person.” (Zhuan Falun)
He promised me, “Grandma, I will be a good person as Master describes. I will focus on my study now, and one day, when I become somebody, I will speak out for Falun Dafa.”