The Good Fortune of Practicing Falun Dafa For Six Years
(Minghui.org) I have gone through many amazing transformations, both mentally and physically, since I began to practice Falun Dafa. I feel fortunate to be a practitioner, and words cannot express my gratitude toward Master Li Hongzhi – the founder and Teacher of Falun Dafa. The following are my experiences:
Regaining Health Through Cultivation
I was ill for ten years before I began to practice Falun Dafa. My head felt numb, and my chest felt tight. My leg hurt all the way to my ankle. I suffered from hemorrhoids. I was often dizzy and had difficulty talking. This caused me to get easily agitated, and I became depressed. I had no will to live.
I looked for cures everywhere. Medications did not help. My husband was worried, and when he heard that Falun Dafa often had amazing healing effects, he suggested that I try it. He got me the exercise instruction DVD, and I began to learn the exercises. One week later, I was able to speak normally, and soon all my other illnesses were gone.
It has been six years since I last needed medicine. I am fit and calm. My husband and children are happy and grateful to Master.
My Improvements Through Cultivating in Dafa
I only thought of myself before I became a practitioner. I could not tolerate being wronged; I argued with everyone over the slightest annoyances and never gave in. After I became a Falun Dafa practitioner, I learned to think of others first throughout my daily life. I cleaned up the grounds of the building where I live and emptied the garbage on our floor. Others observed me and saw that Falun Dafa was good. I unclogged the sink at work many times. I shoveled snow for neighbors and never asked for payment.
Cultivating Dafa Helps My Family Live in Harmony
The second year after I began practicing Dafa, I discovered that my husband was having an affair with another woman. At first, I was very angry and wanted to scream at him. But when I began to think about the Dafa principles, I realized that my husband was a victim of the current-day society. I changed my approach and pointed out to him the consequences of what he was doing. I hoped that he would be able to treasure our family and see what the affair was doing to the other woman’s family. He took everything I said seriously and decided to end the relationship.
I also went to talk to her. She was moved by my visit and took everything I said to heart. Without Master’s teachings broadening my heart, I would not have been able to overcome this tribulation and help them.
Looking Within to Resolve Conflicts
Master has taught us, “For a cultivator, looking within is a magical tool.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference IX)
In my day-to-day life, I have conducted myself by the standards of Dafa. After my husband's affair ended, I had several dreams in which my husband was cruel to me. In one dream, I was dying, but he did not try to save me.
When I woke up, I began to search within for the reasons that I had these dreams–what was I not doing well? I dug deep and realized that I only let go of the anger on the surface, but deep down I still resented him for the affair and felt hatred toward him at times. I even brought up the subject to him on occasions. I reminded myself to let the resentment go completely and to be kind to him at all times. I began to care about him deeply. As a result, he began to treat me better too.
I also used the standards of Dafa to measure situations. One of my relatives told me that my niece had cursed me. I babysat her before for several years. I can only imagine how upset I would have been hearing this if I were not a practitioner. However, since I am a practitioner, I used the Fa to measure myself and thought that I must have done something wrong. Why else would she curse me?
I also looked within when dealing with my mother-in-law. She was ill and hospitalized two years ago. My husband has five siblings, and they should have taken turns caring for her. They were busy, so I decided to take care of her, and they all agreed. When she left the hospital, I continued to take care of her for another month.
I went to dump the garbage one day and did not return to her immediately. She was furious and began to swear at me when I came in. I felt wronged, but Master's Fa came to my mind:
“As a cultivatorOne always looks for one’s own faults”(“Who's Right, Who's Wrong” from Hong Yin III)
I realized that she was bedridden and lonely, and I should stay with her as much as possible. I began to pay more attention to her feelings, and she has been happy with me ever since.
Cultivating in Dafa has made me healthy. My family is harmonious, and my life is fulfilled. Falun Dafa also helped me understand the true meaning of life, which is to return to one's original, true self. I am truly fortunate to cultivate in Dafa. Thank you, wonderful Master!