A Husband's Words from the Bottom of His Heart
(Minghui.org) After my parents-in-law passed away, my husband—as the eldest brother in the family—took great care of his sisters and brothers. After the 2017 New Year, siblings from my husband's family held a party with a sumptuous dinner that everyone enjoyed very much.
My husband was drinking and was a little overexcited. As the party was drawing to a close and everyone was leaving, he held on to his two brothers and wouldn't let them go. He said he wanted to continue talking at the eldest sister's home, so we did.
During the talk, my husband said something that did not please his second brother. Suddenly his brother’s face changed, and he started saying crazy things to my husband. The clear skies suddenly turned into dark clouds. Everyone else thought he was just kidding at first, but the more he talked, the uglier his words became.
My husband also thought his brother was not acting right. At first he was dumbfounded and then he got angry. He had always tolerated and took good care of his siblings, but now he wondered why his brother was acting this way and felt he'd gone too far. My husband felt wronged.
My husband's eldest sister, his second brother's wife, third youngest brother, and I took the second brother back home. The brother kept on saying bad words on his way home.
My husband’s fury grew; he said he would hire thugs to beat up his brother and teach him a lesson. My husband couldn't get over it.
It was 10:30 p.m. My husband gradually sobered up, but he was still angry and could not sleep.
The following morning, the second brother was aware of his mistake and, persuaded by the youngest brother, came to the sister's home and apologized to my husband. The second brother's son also came. He kowtowed to apologize on behalf of his father and asked his uncle to forgive his father.
The sisters also blamed the second brother for his outburst. Given all the care the eldest brother had shown them, such an argument should never have happened.
‘You are all kind people that are difficult to find in the world today’
Approximately two months later, my husband got a text message from his second brother to borrow money. They were going to purchase an apartment but were short 50,000 yuan for the down payment and asked if we could help.
My husband read the message to me and said, “This brother said such ugly words to us, but now he wants to borrow money. How could he say such things!”
I persuaded my husband not to treat him the same way he treated us. “I am a practitioner,” I said to my husband. “I would not care about his past wrongdoings. Let's just lend him the money since we have savings. His son is 30 years old and still doesn't have a girlfriend. Nowadays young women are so materialistic that they regard property as most important when choosing a boyfriend.”
My husband agreed with me and agreed to help his brother and forget about the past.
At the time we only had 20,000 yuan in savings. We previously had several hundred thousand yuan in savings before someone borrowed some of our money and didn't repay us.
The brother said, “20,000 yuan won’t help. We've tried everything. We will just let this go and wait for another opportunity.”
My husband thought this would never work. He asked me if we could borrow 30,000 from one of my friends.
The following day, I went to another practitioner for help. We practiced Falun Gong together and I called her elder sister. As soon as I explained my request to her, she agreed immediately and gave me her salary card, password, and ID card. She said I could withdraw whatever the amount by myself.
I thought it was not proper to withdraw the money on my own, so I asked that she get the money for me when she was available. She brought 30,000 yuan to my home that same afternoon. My husband was very excited and expressed his thanks again and again.
After the practitioner left, I asked my husband why he was so excited. He sighed and replied, “My brother said so many ugly things to me recently, but now he comes to me to borrow money. You didn't say no even though we are short of money, too. Instead, you went to your practitioner friend to borrow money for him. How could I not be excited? That practitioner, even though she is not a relative, trusted you so much and delivered the money to us in person. If we'd borrowed from anyone else, you never know how many round trips or good words it would take to get the money.
“You Falun Gong practitioners always consider others first. You are all kind people that are difficult to find in the world today. It's true that your great Master has created these unselfish disciples. I really admire you.”
I can't remember how many times he had said these words from the bottom of his heart. “Do not praise us anymore,” I said. “Master Li Hongzhi has taught us to become people who live for others, so please express your thanks to Master Li.”
My husband shouted, “Thank you, great Master! Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! Master Li Hongzhi is good!”
‘It's the most popular topic today’
Since I helped the brother to raise the funds he needed, my husband became more supportive of me in validating the Fa. Sometimes he would help to explain the facts about Falun Dafa when I spoke to people.
A couple of days ago, we visited my 95-year-old mother and met a cousin who was there. I hadn't seen that cousin in years. As we talked, I learned that he ran a big fishery business and very respectful of the older generation. I praised him for his successful business and happy family. He was very pleased.
When I changed the topic to the persecution of Falun Gong, he seemed afraid and responded, “Sister, we haven't seen each other for years. Let's skip that topic.”
Just then, my husband, who hadn't had a chance to say hello to my cousin yet, came in. He said loudly and half-jokingly, “Why not talk about it? What else is there to talk about if not this? It's the most popular topic today.”
My cousin was stunned. He didn't say another word and just listened to me. I told him how I benefited from the practice of Falun Dafa. I talked about how Jiang Zemin persecuted Falun Gong practitioners, good people who followed the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance.
I also told him about my own experience. “I was detained for seven months just because I went to Beijing to tell the government the facts about Falun Dafa. My salary was suspended. I was not promoted like I should have been.”
I talked about the unprecedented evil on this planet: how the CCP removes organs from living Falun Gong practitioners and that heaven will eliminate the evil CCP. I also mentioned that the CCP's former top officials who participated in the persecution of Falun Gong—Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai, Wang Lijun, Xu Caihou—all fell from power and were sentenced to prison terms one after another.
I said that anyone who has joined the CCP, the Youth League, or the Young Pioneers must quit so as not to be buried with the CCP. Only by quitting the CCP will a person have a bright future. Dafa practitioners are saving people by persuading people to quit the CCP, so we are not playing politics.
My cousin listened to me very attentively and finally agreed to quit the CCP using his real name.
‘Do You Use Make-Up?’
Before I practiced Falun Dafa, I had many health problems. I suffered from an eye disease, rhinosinutis, periodontitis, chronic bronchitis, pelvic inflammation, hemorrhoids, and a rapid heartbeat. These ailments fatigued me; my face had a yellow hue. Although only in my 30s, I looked like an old woman.
I started working as a head nurse in 1993 and no longer was required to work the night shift. My life had a more regular schedule, yet my heart problem did not improve. When it got worse, bigeminy or trigeminy occurred. My lips turned purple and I was short of breath while climbing upstairs. Cardiovascular experts suggested that I move into the hospital for constant medical attention.
My husband wouldn't let me do any housework and asked me to take as many breaks as possible. I tried both Western and traditional Chinese medicine, but they only mitigated the symptoms temporarily. The symptoms recurred when I got tired or upset. Even though I was a nurse, I was helpless when it came to my own physical troubles.
After dinner on August 5, 1996, I went out with my husband and son for a walk. They preferred to walk on a road far away from home. I didn't follow them and chose to walk around the neighborhood.
I walked to a place with lights on, where I saw a group of people sitting. One of my close neighbors was one of them. She stopped me: “Hi! Don't walk away. Come practice Falun Gong.”
I asked her, “Isn't it superstitious?”
She replied, “No, it's not superstitious. It's pretty effective in healing and fitness.”
Later I came to understand that I started on the path of Falun Gong practice at that moment. It was my predestined relationship with Falun Dafa and my predestined relationship with great Master Li Hongzhi.
I went to the practice site every morning to do the five exercises and every evening to study Zhuan Falun with the group. I spent my spare time on Fa study and practice.
I shared with everyone I met: “Falun Gong is really great.”
I rode my bicycle to work every day, but no longer felt as tired as before. I felt light all over while walking and felt pushed by someone while going upstairs. Master had purified my body.
I hadn’t spent a penny, yet all my diseases disappeared. Meanwhile, I cultivated my heart, tried to be a good person and looked within to identify my own problems in conflicts.
More than 20 years have passed in a flash. During these years, I have never seen a doctor, nor have I taken a pill. Everyone who knew me said I looked younger. Several days ago I met an old lady in the garden in our community. She asked me, “Don't you work anymore?”
I told her, “I retired several years ago.”
She was surprised and asked me, “How old are you? Why did you retire so young?”
“I am 63,” I replied.
She looked at me and asked, “Do you use make-up? You don't look that old.”
I said, “No. I've never used make-up.”
She said, “I've thought you used make-up because your cheeks and lips are rosy, and your skin glows.”
I smiled. “I am a Falun Gong practitioner. Dafa practitioners are all as healthy as me. Our skin glows.”
I shared with her in detail about my miraculous changes after I started practicing Falun Dafa. I talked about the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong as well as Falun Dafa spreading around the world.
She listened to me very attentively. When I was going to tell her about the movement to quit the CCP, the Youth League, and the Young Pioneers, she said she was in a hurry to pick up her grandson at kindergarten.
As she was leaving, she kept saying, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”