Clarifying the Truth About Falun Dafa to My Family
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa before 1996. I had suffered from tuberculosis, gynecological diseases, and lived with constant pain. Although I was in my early thirties, I felt as if I was in my sixties!
I followed Falun Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and strived to become a better person. I recovered from all my ailments within a month. My hair grew back, and my teeth were no longer loose. I could also do the household chores and take good care of my family.
Clarifying the Truth About Dafa
I went with fellow practitioners to remote villages to clarify the truth about Dafa. We took a DVD player and played Master Li Hongzhi's teachings for people who were willing to listen.
During family events, I told everyone about how Falun Dafa practitioners were being persecuted. I was hopeful that my relatives would come to understand the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and willingly withdraw their memberships from its affiliated organizations.
I helped take care of my father-in-law and the two children of my husband's younger brother. Our entire family lived in harmony, and I believed my family devotion expressed the goodness of Dafa to them.
One of my husband's sister-in-laws, who used to be very irritable and demanding, had come to understand the truth about Falun Dafa. Although she did not practice herself, she often told everyone that Dafa was good during family get-togethers.
My husband's ex-sister-in-law was very grateful for my care of her children when she was working out of town. Even after her divorce, she came to stay with me for a few days every year. When I told her the facts about Dafa, she mentioned that people overseas were practicing Dafa freely. She constantly recited, “Falun Dafa is good,” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
I told my father-in-law about the unjust persecution many times and from different perspectives. But he was unwilling to listen, as he had been indoctrinated by the CCP's atheistic teachings. When I tried to approach him again, he got irritated and shouted at me. I felt wronged and became furious, especially since I had been a good daughter-in-law. Although I managed to tolerate his anger, I ran out the door.
My heart was palpating by the time I arrived at a fellow practitioner's home. The practitioner told me that I had lacked kindness and compassion, and that I was too attached to my emotions and desires. I always treated my father-in-law too sentimentally instead of seeing him as someone in need of salvation. These were attachments I had to remove!
My father-in-law became ill in November 2016 and could not take care of himself. My husband and I decided to care for him. I sent forth righteous thoughts every day for him. When I had time, I listened to him talk about the past, and then I shared more about my personal experiences of practicing Dafa. We communicated like father and daughter!
One morning, I heard my father-in-law call for help, and when we got to his room we saw that his body was swollen. I suggested that he, his wife, and I recite “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” Soon after, his condition stabilized. Everyone witnessed the miraculous power of Dafa. I then encouraged him to understand that quitting from the CCP was truly a blessing. He readily agreed!
Following Dafa's Principles
I worked in a store owned by my work unit, which was a coveted job. As I was responsible for purchasing, the sellers gave me food products, consumer goods, and calling cards. As I was not given a subsidy for using my personal phone for work or other expenses, I accepted these gifts.
The more I studied the Fa teachings, however, the more I realized that this did not meet the standard for Truthfulness. The next time a representative of a delivery company told me that he put 200 yuan into my phone account, I told him that I could not accept it. He reminded me that this was meant to help reimburse me for my personal phone use, but this excuse no longer worked for me. After work, I went to the bank and transferred 200 yuan back to that company's account.
I also talked to people at my work unit about Dafa. And after I returned home, I went to the residential areas in my community and told them about the persecution face-to-face.
When I heard that one of my neighbors had been ill for a year and had been hospitalized several times, I went to see him. He was only 65 years old, but one could see that he was in ill health.
I told him about Dafa by talking about the health improvements I experienced. It did not take much convincing for him to quit the Young Pioneers, an affiliate of the CCP.
I visited him again after 40 days, and his wife reported that he was much better. He apparently had been coughing uncontrollably one night. So he recited the two sentences I taught him and his coughing stopped by the next day. He also announced that he was able walk up and down the stairs with ease.