Getting Rid of Resentment
(Minghui.org) I am a 51-year-old woman from a rural village, and only had a few years of schooling. I was recently incarcerated because of a dispute but was fortunate to have met some Falun Dafa practitioners in the detention center.
Introduced to Falun Dafa
My husband and I had an argument with a couple, and I got into an altercation with the woman. She hit my head, so I threw a bowl at her. It cut her head, and she needed hospital treatment. She sued me and was awarded 1,700 yuan to cover her medical expenses.
As I didn't have the finances to pay the fine, the county court decided to send me to a detention center. I was beside myself and felt wronged. I even thought of ending my own life.
I met two Falun Dafa practitioners in the detention center, who tried to console me. After seeing their composed demeanor, I decided to learn Falun Dafa. From then on, I stopped worrying so much about things that had bothered me for many years.
Upon my release, the court notified me that I didn't have to pay the fine.
I told everyone that I met, “Falun Dafa is good! It was Falun Dafa practitioners in the detention center who introduced me to Dafa and asked me to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
Four Year Prison Term After Being Reported by My Family
As I clarified the truth about Dafa, I was arrested and taken to a county detention center by the police a few months later.
I told the guards, “I used to fight with others, and was taken to a detention center before. Now that I practice Falun Dafa I want to be kind. I no longer fight with others and have become good. But you're detaining me again. This makes no sense!” The guard told me that if I just practiced at home and not told people about Falun Dafa, it would have been fine.
Because I helped two practitioners escape from the detention center, I had to leave my hometown. My husband and daughter came to live with me, and a few months later my sisters-in-law and mother-in-law also joined us.
We used to have many conflicts and harbored resentment towards each other. That was before I began to practice Falun Dafa. When they learned that I had become a Dafa practitioner, they reported me to the local county 610 Office. I was then illegally detained in the county detention center.
A few months later, an elderly practitioner arrived at the detention center. She was punished for refusing to bribe the head inmate and had to clean the cell. As she was older, I decided to help her.
The head inmate was angry about this and asked the guards to handcuff me.
“What's wrong with practicing Falun Dafa and wanting to be a good person?” I asked.
“If you die in here, it will be counted as you committing suicide,” replied one of the guards.
As I did not hold any fear, I shouted out, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion is good! For one to have a kind thought about Dafa, heaven will bestow you with good fortune and safety.”
I was beaten for two days as punishment, but I didn't feel any pain. I knew that Master Li (the founder) was enduring the pain for me.
That night I dreamed of a red dragon flying in the sky. I sent forth righteous thoughts until it disappeared. Then, a thunderstorm covered the area a few days later. After that, the guards came down with colds, and those who had beaten me complained of being in pain.
A few guards started force feeding me a week later, and I was tried and sentenced to a four-year prison term.
Practitioners Have No Enemies and Hold No Resentment
My father-in-law was involved in a car accident in 2017 and was hospitalized for over a month. The driver responsible for the accident refused to pay the hospital expenses.
As my father-in-law did not receive any compensation, his children refused to take him in to look after him. I suggested to my husband that we should bring his father to our home and take care of him. We also paid his hospital expenses. My mother-in-law moved in with us too.
At times I felt resentment, so I said to my mother-in-law, “You reported me to the police to earn some money, and I was sentenced to four years in prison. I'm your daughter-in-law. How could you be so cruel to me? After you reported me, you fell over three times and fractured your bones. Wasn't heaven punishing you for your wrongdoing?”
I continued, “If I didn't practice Falun Dafa, I wouldn't have taken you into my home. Master Li teaches me not to resent or hate others. Please remember ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. It will bring blessings to you.”
After my husband's father passed away, his mother stayed with us, and I took good care of her. She told people that her youngest daughter-in-law treats her much nicer than her own daughter.
One of our acquaintances said to me, “She treated you so badly, but you still treat her kindly. I wouldn't be nice like you.”
Others made similar remarks, but I would tell them that I acted like this because I practice Dafa. Otherwise, I wouldn't have been able to behave like that either.
My relatives and friends saw how I had dramatically improved my behavior by practicing Dafa. They believe that Falun Dafa is good, and agreed to quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations.
My resentment still flares up from time to time when I think about how my mother-in-law treated me in the past. Then, I remember that Master said that practitioners have no enemies. I have recited the Fa many times and sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate my resentment. As a result, the resentment is lessening.