Brazilian Postdoc: Falun Dafa Gives Me a Worry-free Life
(Minghui.org) I’m 33 years old and work as a postdoc in the best university in São Paulo. I was born in a small city near São Paulo. I have a younger brother, and we received good educations thanks to our parents.
My environment changed and my life became worry free after I began practicing Falun Dafa. My husband is also a practitioner, and together we strive to improve ourselves and do well the three things that are required of us. My parents' and my brother's lives also changed, and they became calmer.
I used to be a spoiled, anxious, and quick-tempered person. I became addicted to video games at a very young age. I didn't have strong enough will power to quit video games, so I once thought about asking my mother to help me quit. I was also easily irritated. Whenever things didn't go my way, I smashed things. My whole family was like that, irritable and impatient.
I found Falun Dafa for the first time in Porto Alegre in 2005. I remember thinking at the time that I desperately needed meditation, as I was an anxious and irritable person.
When I tried the exercises for the first time, I immediately realized that the exercise music was something very ancient. When I saw Master in the exercise-teaching video, I knew that Falun Dafa was what I'd been looking for all my life. Unfortunately, I did not read any Dafa books then, and I just did the exercises for a few days.
I began to cultivate in Falun Dafa in February 2009. I finished reading Falun Gong in one day and spent the next nine days reading Zhuan Falun. I knew that I had to re-read Zhuan Falun, because I hadn't fully grasped the teachings. I've been reading the book every day since then, and I've always had new understanding with each reading.
In the beginning, I only read two pages of Zhuan Falun every day, as I felt the teachings were too profound to cover too much of it in one sitting. Later I came to see that this book has changed me, and I felt that Master has saved my life and that I no longer had to worry about my life.
Because the persecution is still going on in China, I felt like I had to do something to raise awareness of the persecution. I joined a media project to help people understand what Falun Dafa is all about and how it is being persecuted in China. Additionally, I participated in the translation of Dafa books into Portuguese. I also engage in various activities to help promote Dafa, so that more and more people can experience the power of Dafa.
I am deeply indebted to what Master has done for me. I hope to become a more diligent disciple, assist Master with the Fa-rectification, and meet Master's requirements of me.