Falun Dafa Changed My Life
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Dafa in May 2012 and am now 55 years old. I have been practicing Dafa for almost six years, and I am very grateful for and happy about it.
I fully understand what Master said about predestined relationship:
“I think that those who can listen to my lectures in person, I would say, honestly... you will realize in the future that this period of time is extremely precious. Of course, we believe in predestined relationships. Everyone sits here all because of a predestined relationship.” (Zhuan Falun)
I was pro-communist for 30 years and a member of the Communist Youth League. After learning Falun Dafa, I realized that the secrets of the universe are in Dafa and that Dafa has the answers to my questions about the universe and life. I understood what it says in Zhuan Falun and decided to quit the Youth League. I also talked about this practice and the facts of the universe described in the book to my friends, and many of them accepted it.
Before I start this practice, I was sick almost all the time. I usually had colds in the fall and winter, and I had to take medicine and go to the doctor frequently. But after learning this, I did not need to visit a doctor, and I did not use any medication either.
“Because of contamination from the powerful current or big dye vat of ordinary human society, the things that people consider correct are, actually, often wrong.” (Zhuan Falun)
I grew up in tough conditions and had a hard life. I was always confused and full of anger and hatred. I felt I had to be savvy and smart in life and work, that I had to start a business that others did not know about, so I could get ahead. But after learning Falun Dafa and its profound principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, these thoughts gradually vanished.
“Thus, what people consider correct might not necessarily be correct. In educating a child, an adult often teaches him, "You should learn to be smart," so that in the future he will get a foothold in ordinary human society. From the perspective of our universe, "to be smart" is already wrong, for we require following the course of nature and caring little for personal gain. Being so smart, he intends to pursue self-interest. "Whoever bullies you, go to his teacher and find his parents." "Pick up money if you see it on the ground." The child is taught this way. From childhood to adulthood, as he receives more things, he will gradually become increasingly selfish in ordinary human society. He will take advantage of others and lose de.” (Zhuan Falun)
“ ...the enlightenment quality of a crafty person is not good, because a person who is overly smart will only do superficial work in order to be appreciated by his boss or supervisor. In that case, won’t the actual work be done by somebody else? Accordingly, this person will owe others. Because he is smart and knows how to please others, he will gain more benefits while others will suffer more losses. Because he is smart, he will not suffer any losses, and neither will he easily lose anything. Consequently, others must suffer losses. The more he cares for this tiny bit of practical gain, the more narrow-minded he becomes, and the more he feels that the material gains of everyday people are something he cannot let go of. So he will then deem himself very practical, and he will not suffer any losses.” (Zhuan Falun)
Dafa also had a very positive impact on my family life and brought harmony to my family. My wife and I are very different. This does not mean that she is a bad person, but, like most people today, she is seeking prosperity and wealth and sometimes says insulting things. If I were not a Dafa practitioner, we would probably have been divorced already, but now, according to Dafa, I know that we have a predestined relationship with the people we know, and nothing is accidental. I try to understand her according to Dafa's principles and look inside in order to find my own shortcomings and attachments and keep our home life harmonious.
In fact, ordinary people's difficulties and suffering are always there; it is I who have changed; Dafa has gradually opened my wisdom and I always feel good and am able to manage myself well according to Dafa principles.
Before I start practicing Dafa, I used to drink and smoke, but now I have no desire for cigarettes or alcohol. Just as the Master said:
“I advise everyone that if you truly want to cultivate you should quit smoking from now on, and it is guaranteed that you can quit. In the field of this class, no one thinks of smoking a cigarette. If you want to quit, it is guaranteed that you can do it. When you smoke a cigarette again, it will not taste right.” (Zhuan Falun)
In my career, I have been able to gain people's trust because I am fair and honest, and that is reflected in how my customers and the people I know regard me. This then leads me to introduce Dafa to more people. In the past I was not honest and truthful in my job, but now I am different. If I do not know the technique necessary to do something, I admit that I do not have the necessary skills. I am grateful to my customers and I accept responsibility for my mistakes and what I have done. If the customer says the damages are my fault, I accept it and pay up. In the past I was not willing to accept that and would blame the customer for the damage.
Because of this, I have been blessed and now get a lot of orders. I did not have many customers before, but now business is booming, my financial situation is good, and I always have work to do. I also encourage my colleagues to be fair in their business dealings, to not overcharge their customers, and to get along well with them.
“As long as your heart is righteous and you trade fairly, you deserve to earn more money if you make more effort. That is because you are rewarded for the effort you have put in among everyday people. No loss, no gain. You have worked for it.” (Zhuan Falun)
Every morning I do the Dafa exercises, and whenever I have free time at work I read Zhuan Falun. People around me always say, “Why do you read that book so much? Haven't you finished it yet? What is it about?” Fortunately, whenever they ask such questions, I'm reading a part of the book that is understandable to them, so I read that section to them, and they are usually keen to know more about this practice.
I've easily read more than a thousand books in my life so far, but every time I read Zhuan Falun, I feel that my mind and body are getting balanced. When I study the Fa with a group, at the beginning I usually feel I'm not very balanced, but when we finish reading a chapter together, I'm happy and I feel my body and mind are balanced.
Throughout my life, I was looking for something that was real and that I could fully trust. I think I've found it in Dafa, I've found what I'd been looking for over the years. I think I cannot find a better way than Dafa. I have tried different methods and practices, and Dafa is the most accurate, solid, and purest way I've ever found. I hope that I can be a real student of Master, and I hope all practitioners in the world will put their hearts into saving people.