Practicing Falun Dafa Brought Happiness Back to Our Family
(Minghui.org) The first day of July 2002 was the turning point in my life and the life of my family.
My family was facing several crises. Not only was there tension between my husband and me, but my son had tuberculosis and my daughter didn't get along with me. I felt our family was about to fall apart.
I asked a colleague who had been practicing Falun Dafa for two years if there was anyone who didn't have any karma and didn't need to suffer in this life. Even before he spoke, I answered my own question, “No.” I suddenly realized that people come to earth to suffer and pay back their karma.
But my colleague told me two things that shocked me: One, he had not taken any medicine since he'd started practicing Falun Dafa. Two, he had practiced Buddhism for over 20 years, but it was only after practicing Dafa that he experienced dramatic improvement in his xinxing. Those were the two things that I needed desperately. I had been on medications all my life. How I wanted to stop taking them and to improve my xinxing!
So I decided to practice Falun Dafa.
I asked my daughter to join me. She said, “Sure” without asking any questions. She had been listening to practitioners' cultivation experiences that I played as I drove her to school.
My son was suffering from tuberculosis, so he agreed to practice, too. Then my husband joined us.
On July 1, 2002, we all went to an exercise site. The site assistant and other practitioners there were very friendly. They taught us the exercises and encouraged us to study the Fa. Soon we were not only cultivating ourselves, but also doing the three things that Master has asked us to do.
When I first read Zhuan Falun, I didn't get much from reading the first hundred pages. My practitioner colleague encouraged me to continue reading and also to read Master's other teachings. I kept reading Zhuan Falun, supplementing it with Master's others lectures. My understanding of the whole world changed. I found answers to all my questions about life and the universe. Every day after getting home from work, the first thing I did was study the Fa. I read all of Master's writings in one month.
My whole family became healthy. I used to visit the hospital so frequently that a friend joked, “Your body is in such bad shape that we should let the garbage truck take it away.” All my illnesses disappeared after I started to practice Dafa. My son's active tuberculosis was cured in a couple of months. My daughter's severe allergies that modern science could not treat went away. She had only been able to breathe through one nostril and thought that was normal. After practicing Dafa, she found out that normal people breathe through both nostrils!
From our experience, we understood Master's teaching:
“If a person were allowed to have no illness and live comfortably, he would not even be interested in becoming an Immortal—even if he were asked. How wonderful it would be if one could suffer no illness or hardship and have whatever one wanted! It would really be a world of Immortals. But you dropped to this level because you became corrupt, so you will not be comfortable.” (Lecture Two, “The Supernormal Ability of Precognition and Retrocognition,” Zhuan Falun)
We have never seen a doctor or taken any medicine for the 15 years we have cultivated. We only use our medical insurance cards to get our teeth cleaned. I wrote an article in 2010 titled, “The National Health Insurance Bureau Should Give Falun Dafa Practitioners an Award.” Actually, they should give the award to our master, Mr. Li Hongzhi.
In addition to good health, my character improved. I used to fight with my husband. Gradually, the fights became small arguments, and eventually I could calmly handle any conflict and no longer felt angry or resentful or had any tears to hold back. Things are no longer tense with my daughter either. I used to criticize her a lot, so she avoided me. Now we sit down at the dining table and share cultivation experiences.
The most joyous time for us is when we study the Fa and share understandings together. We no longer argue with each other. We have learned to follow the Fa and look within our own hearts for shortcomings when conflicts arise. That quickly resolves them.
I feel so lucky to have found my life's destiny. It is hard to describe my feelings in mere words. When he was writing a letter to encourage an older person to practice Dafa, my son said he felt fortunate that he'd had tuberculosis, which led him to Dafa. My daughter was only 18, and I thought it might be difficult for her to understand some of the profound meanings in Master's writing. But right after she started reading the book, she said she had found the most important thing in her life.
A practitioner said to me, “Your family is the luckiest family in the world. I heard that you all learned the practice together. How wonderful!”
We cherish our good fortune and will continue to be diligent in cultivation.
Thank you, benevolent and revered Master!