Letting Go of Human Attachments, the Cultivation Path Becomes Wide
(Minghui.org) Before I obtained Falun Dafa in 1999, I was suffering from many ailments. I also had a lump on my foot that I knew wasn't right, but I just didn't dare to see a doctor. I suffered so much every day and lost the will to live--until I started cultivating Falun Dafa.
After doing the Falun Dafa exercises and cultivating according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance for just two months, all of my illness symptoms disappeared. I felt brand new.
I shared my joy of obtaining Dafa with my elderly father. He said that Falun Dafa was indeed good, but that I didn't need to be so vocal about it. He was afraid that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) would persecute me for practicing. I did not understand his worry and responded, “People should not be persecuted for wanting to improve.”
I heard that many practitioners were arrested after the nationwide ban on the practice was announced on July 20, 1999. Some practitioners planned to go to the provincial government to seek justice. I too arrived at the front of the provincial government before 8:00 a.m. the next day. More practitioners joined later, and by the afternoon, many people were packed inside and outside the courtyard of the government building. We waited for a long time but no officials came out. Instead, a large group of police and armed soldiers came. Some of them were armed with guns and helmets and the others had electric batons and shields.
“In life, nothing sought,In death, regretting naught;Washing away all wrong thought,Buddhahood, with lessadversity, is wrought.” ("Nothing Kept" from Hong Yin)
That scene was magnificent and touching. Many practitioners talked to the police and soldiers with tears in their eyes: “You are soldiers of the people. We support you to guard our country and to resist invasion. So how can you turn your guns on those of us who are following Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and trying to be better people? You all have parents or siblings and they might just be among us.”
The soldiers were speechless, and the situation was deadlocked until the evening. Many cars came, and we were forced to get into them. We were dropped off at several locations far from the city. We were released in one or two days.
During the incident, I stood in the front row of the crowd and knew that I would be one of the first to be shot if they fired their guns. But I was not afraid. My life was renewed because of Dafa. I truly felt that, “Having heard the Dao in the morning, one can die in the evening.” (“Melt Into the Fa” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
Because of the persecution and the overwhelming government propaganda against Falun Dafa, my husband started to fight with me every day. He was determined to stop me from practicing. He wouldn't listen to me or consider the facts of my personal improvement. In the end, I told him that I was determined to practice Falun Dafa and that no one could move my heart. I told him that I would listen to him talk about anything except for lies about my practice. He said that he wanted a divorce, that he would take all our property. I agreed, so he took my house key. I then left with a few clothes.
My husband spent six months preparing divorce documents, but he failed three times because of either a lack of paperwork or errors on the documents. He soon stopped trying to divorce me. He instead started lobbying his and my sisters to persuade me to return home. I said that I would return home if he promised two things: to support my cultivation and not to interfere in my interactions with other practitioners. He agreed and put his agreement on paper.
When I got home, there was mess everywhere. Dirty pots and bowls were scattered all over. There were maggots, and my clothes were stacked in a corner. With the help of other practitioners, I quickly got the house tidy.
My husband made a heartfelt remark. He said to me, “You cultivators are goodhearted people. Every single one of you is sincere and good to others. Most other people would have just laughed at my situation and enjoyed watching my distress. Only you practitioners truly treat others well.”
My husband no longer went out to play poker until late at night. He took care of all the grocery shopping and cooking. After our son grew up, got married and had children, whenever he saw that our grandson taking up too much of my time, he would take him out to play and give me more time for Dafa projects. He would not interfere with me even when I made truth-clarifying materials until late at night. Instead, he would sometimes just remind me to rest.
He began opening the door to greet fellow practitioners and no longer drove them out. If he heard something that might cause danger for practitioners, he would remind me to pay attention to safety. Now he is completely different than before.
Above is my personal experience. Please point out anything that is not in accordance with the Fa.