Coming to Know the Meaning of Life
(Minghui.org) I was born in the late 1980s. Growing up under the communist rule, I was educated to believe that there was no God. But I still wondered: Why are we here? Are there other lives in the universe? Are there Buddhas and gods?
All these questions were answered one day.
I worked in Beijing after college and stayed with my cousin. I knew she kept a book about Falun Dafa in her night stand, but I never discussed it with her because the government has demonized Falun Dafa so much that, in many people's eyes, Falun Dafa practitioners are terrible.
One day, I suddenly had an urge to read that book Zhuan Falun. I took it out and started reading. I was totally absorbed in it and didn't stop until I finished it. I was all of a sudden enlightened: Falun Dafa teaches people to cultivate; the meaning of life is to return to one's original, true self through cultivation.
I felt great joy, something I'd never before experienced. On my way to the office, I saw the sky smiling at me and flowers waving at me. When someone stepped on my foot on a crowded bus, I was not bothered but, somehow, happy. Walking on the overpass, I felt I was about to levitate. Now, looking back, I think it was because Master had purified my body, so I was free of diseases and other bad things.
“You Have a Very Strong Positive Energy”
By practicing Falun Dafa, I live by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Over time, I was able to influence the people I work with in that direction.
While at a party with my colleagues, some of the guests decided to play the game “Truth or Dare.” One asked another, “Have you ever had an affair?” This led to long discussions and confessions. I was shocked by their lack of remorse or even boastful attitudes. Seeing my reaction, they let it drop and never talked about that in front of me again.
My colleagues created a chat group and called it “The Dancing Demons.” I felt it was not decent, so posted a message: “The name doesn't sound good. Let's have a positive name.” Our manager responded, “Good point. Let's call our group 'Advancing Every Day.'”
A lady with a mouth sore came to me to complain about our manager.
I said, “You will lose good karma if you say bad things behind people's backs. Why do you have mouth sores so often? Perhaps it's because you often do that.”
I then told her about what the manager was dealing with to help her understand him. She took my advice and stopped saying bad things about him.
My manager once said to me, “You have a very strong positive energy. You have brought a lot of positive things to our team.”
“She Is Amazing”
My grandma, who is 85 now, used to suffer from several ailments. In my memory, her face was always pale, her lips were purple, and she took pills all the time.
I showed her the video of Master teaching the Fa and she felt much better. At a hospital check-up, she had not a single problem. She started cultivating in Falun Dafa then, and her complexion became radiant. She seemed to change into a different person.
“This Dafa is really good,” she said. “I will cultivate it!”
We all went to her home on Chinese New Year's Eve. She made New Year's eve dinner for the entire family, something she was not able to do before. As she was busy working in the kitchen, a broom fell on the floor and she jumped over it. I was in awe: “She is amazing!”
My parents also started to cultivate. My father ran a business and used to drink a lot with his business connections. Mother always worried about him driving after drinking. After he picked up the practice, Father stopped smoking and drinking and was no longer so attached to pursuing fame and money. We often study the Fa and do the exercises together as a family at home.
Mom said, “I am so thankful to Dafa – otherwise I would always be worrying about your dad.”
“You Should Tell More People about It”
Once I talked to a taxi driver about Falun Dafa and the fact that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecutes it. He turned back to look at me. I smiled and went on to say that, because the CCP has done so many bad things, people should sever ties with it. I asked for his name and suggested that he quit the CCP. He agreed.
“Have you just started telling people about Falun Dafa? You should do this more often to let more people know.”
I was happy that he had a good understanding of Dafa, and I knew his words were an encouragement to me to do more as a Falun Dafa disciple!