A Message from the Husband of a Falun Dafa Practitioner
(Minghui.org) My wife has practiced Falun Gong ( also known as Falun Dafa) for nearly twenty years. Although I am amazed by the wonderful changes in her character, health and worldview since she began her practice, she still couldn’t convince me to take up Falun Gong. Especially when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched its evil persecution of Falun Gong on July 20th, 1999 – I was scared.
However, it still left me wanting to find out more about what had happened to my wife. I knew she had poor health before embarking on her Falun Gong journey, and her relationship with her sister and my parents had been tense. But believe it or not, these problems have all resolved since she became a Falun Dafa practitioner. Not only is she very happy and healthy, she has also become a considerate wife who is committed to her family.
I began to believe that it was Falun Gong that led to the transformation of her mind and body, and so I decided to give her my full support in her cultivation practice.
Yet soon after Falun Gong began to be persecuted by the CCP, I became worried about my wife. It seemed that she still kept doing what she had to do in order to promote and validate Dafa.
I found myself in a dilemma: I wanted to support her, but due to my fear of the CCP, I also disapproved of it. Consequently, I would say to her with a sardonic tone when I spotted a gap between what she had done and what Dafa's Master taught his disciples to do: “Look at what you’ve done. Do you know you still have a long, long way to catch up?” Whenever she asked me to join her in the practice, I would answer back: “Look! I could catch up with you so easily even if I started in the next few years, couldn’t I?”
My judgment was so one-sided that it did not merit a response from her. Sometimes when I said something about Dafa with a disrespectful tone, she would cry out, but speak no words to me, fearing that I would say more to disrespect Dafa.
But sometimes I really admired Dafa practitioners for the discipline they imposed on themselves to achieve a particular goal. Especially when conflicts and misunderstandings existed between my wife and my eldest brother, she would soon give her sincere apology to him on her own initiative. What is more, she made meals for my mother every day, treating her as her own mother. Everyone in the village admired her and agreed that Falun Gong was a wonderful practice.
On December 17, 2017, my wife read me an article from Minghui Weekly. The story was about a leukemia patient who saw a doctor in the hospital, payed a lot of money for medical treatment, but was eventually sent back home with the leukemia uncured. Yet later he met a Dafa practitioner who taught him to practice Falun Gong, and he was finally cured.
Of course I couldn’t believe this “mythology,” for as far as I knew, leukemia was extremely hard to cure. I argued and asked her if she ever saw with her own eyes anyone who had been cured from leukemia after practicing Falun Gong. In just four or five minutes after I finished saying those words, I felt a severe headache, then a pain in my back. I instantly came to see that it was retribution – for I had said something wrong about Dafa. Without hesitation I apologized to Master Li by making a promise never to do the same thing again.
In a short time my headache was gone. But the back pain was still there and becoming even worse. I was not even able to get up from my heated brick bed.Although I'd had small problems with my back before, I could usually bear it at least. This time the pain was really unbearable. So I kept murmuring the words “Falun Dafa is wonderful” “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful” and “Master is wonderful.” That night before going to bed, I made a wish that I could get up the next morning.
When I woke up the next morning and turned over in bed, it didn’t hurt me at all. It was a miracle that my back pain was gone.
I realized it was Master who cured me. He did not abandon me, knowing that I had sincerely repented of all I had done wrong. If I had taken the back pain as an accident, I might have been paralyzed and unable to sit up at all.
In retrospect, I became enlightened that I should never talk recklessly and disrespect Dafa. In the past, I was really skeptical about Dafa because of my disbelief in God. However, after experiencing the miracle of Falun Dafa myself, I realize that anyone who defames Dafa will be destined to be punished by heaven.
So, to those who are still bewildered by atheism, please take my advice: For the sake of your own future, do not denigrate Dafa, even if you are not a Dafa practitioner. I sincerely hope that everyone will be able to believe in what Falun Gong practitioners say. It is my personal experience that if you treat Dafa well, you'll have a bright future ahead.