A Practitioner's Husband Gives Thanks to Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) I'm 54 years old and I'm a laborer. My wife is a Falun Gong practitioner. I'd like to share how I have benefited from Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa), and I hope more people will be aware of how wonderful Falun Dafa is.
Life Before My Wife Practiced Falun Gong
When I got married, my wife hadn't started to practice Falun Gong yet. At that time, she had a bad temper, she was always unhappy, and nothing satisfied her. She always thought she was right. When she fought with someone, she would take her anger out on me when she came home. My son and I had to put up with her anger all the time.
As time went by, she developed many health problems, including arthritis, migraines, cervical pain, heart problems, etc. If it was rainy or cloudy, her legs would hurt so much that she couldn't sleep at night. Her migraines tortured her so badly that sometimes she hit her head against the wall. She couldn't eat well or sleep well and was in pain every day.
To find a cure, I took her to all kinds of hospitals and spent tons of money, but she never got better. Instead, as time passed, she came down with more ailments. Life in our family was basically war. We fought every day, all of us. I often looked into the sky and wondered when my life of misery would end.
Life Changed after My Wife Started to Practice Falun Gong
In 1998, my wife brought home a book, Zhuan Falun. She read it whenever she got the chance. I was happy that she'd found something to do because when she was reading, she wouldn't give us any trouble or bully us. After she finished reading the book, she learned the five exercises. Then, every day, she read the book and did the exercises.
One day my son and I suddenly realized that my wife had not cursed at us for many days and hadn't gotten angry at us for a while. This had rarely happened during the more than 10 years we'd been married. My family had never been so peaceful. What had happened?
I also noticed that my wife treated us very well and didn't say hurtful things to us anymore. In addition, I realized all her health problems were gone. She was strong and healthy, and didn't catch a cold all winter long. I was so happy! I firmly supported her practicing Falun Gong
The Persecution of Falun Gong Begins
Unfortunately, our happy life didn't last long. A year later, in July 1999, Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Gong, and my life totally changed again. It was not because my wife changed back, but because she refused to give up practicing Falun Gong.
Her employer ordered her to quit practicing Falun Gong. When she said she would not, she was detained in a room, her salary was withheld, and she was put under tight surveillance by her neighbors.
She was sent to a detention center because she went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong. A national security police officer even threatened me. He slapped my face because I didn't tell them that my wife went to Beijing to appeal.
I was confused. What was wrong with her going to appeal for Falun Gong? What law did she break? By practicing Falun Gong, she had become a better person and regained her health. What was wrong with that? How could the Chinese Communist Party do such a bad thing?
After that, the police often harassed us at home. Later, she was framed and was sent to a detention center for refusing to give up her belief. I was very angry and worried about her. People encouraged me to divorce her because I had to raise our son alone. However, I knew that my wife didn't do anything bad or wrong. All she did was try to be a good person. I knew I shouldn't betray her. I strongly believe that Falun Gong is good. I decided to wait for her.
It has been 18 years since the persecution began. My wife couldn't find a job for many years and didn't have a regular income. I had to earn enough for our son's college tuition and our living expenses. When it was time for our son to get married, we couldn't buy him an apartment.
One of my colleagues said he would sell me one of his houses for a lower price. I believed him. Later on, he changed his mind because someone else offered a higher price. My brother-in-law said that he would offer my son an apartment at below market value, but in the end, he set the price at higher than market value. I was very angry and gave up trying to buy an apartment.
Nowadays, people are very selfish when it comes to money. All they care about is making money, with no consideration for friends, family, or relatives. A promise means nothing.
At that time, one of my wife's fellow practitioners learned about our situation and offered one of her houses at a very good price. I couldn't believe it. The price she was asking was so much lower than its market value!
From my experience, I've learned how kind Falun Gong practitioners truly are. They treat everyone with compassion. They are the best people in the world. I will give Falun Gong my full support, believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and resist the Chinese Communist Party!
Thanks to Master Li Hongzhi, thanks to all Falun Gong practitioners. I appreciate Falun Gong from the bottom of my heart!