Being a Steadfast Practitioner
(Minghui.org) I am a 67-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner who was born in a rural area. My mother passed away when I was five years old. Because my father worked out of town, I lived with my stepmother. When I was 12, I was deemed handicapped.
After I grew up, I married a man who was also handicapped. We had two daughters and no one helped me raise them. So, I developed illnesses, such as bronchial asthma, headaches, and a gynecological disease.
As an employee with special needs, I was assigned to work in the mail room. Later our factory was sold and I lost my job. My medical expenses were no longer reimbursed.
Stepping on the Cultivation Path
I started to practice Falun Dafa on November 14, 1997. I studied Zhuan Falun every day and did the exercises every morning in a park. At noon, I prepared meals for my family of 10. I took care of my mother-in-law and attended Fa study in the afternoon and at night. I never missed a thing.
I returned to good health and had plenty of energy, and my life was happy. My family was amazed at the changes they witnessed after I practiced Dafa.
In July 1999, Jiang Zemin started the persecution of Falun Dafa. Police officers came to my home and demanded that I write a statement giving up my faith. I refused and my mother-in-law supported me.
Conflicts Help to Let Go of Human Notions
When I distributed a DVD with information about Falun Dafa and the persecution, I met up with a lady who was a fellow practitioner. She had run out of DVDs, so I told her I would give her 50 of them and asked her to come back at 10:00 a.m. the next day.
At that time, the persecution was quite severe. As soon as we said goodbye, I felt fear. I was wondering whether she was a genuine practitioner. What if she brought a policeman with her? Then I thought I shouldn't be fearful since Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Dafa is with me – Dafa is with me.
Another practitioner who lives in the same area was willing to give the lady the DVDs. Somehow, we missed each other and I didn't dare to go to his home, as his daughter-in-law didn't allow him to see practitioners. I walked around the apartment complex and wondered if he was afraid of doing what I asked of him.
Master asked us to look within and to cultivate ourselves. Indeed, it was me who was afraid, but I blamed him. How selfish I was--he might have forgotten about our appointment. When I thought of this, I felt Master was with me and my fear disappeared. Then I went to the supermarket and saw the practitioner I had met the day before.
Master has already arranged everything for us. Some conflicts will be used to help us let go of our human notions and attachments.
Clarifying the Facts about Dafa
After I talked to a man about Dafa, he said that he wouldn't read the flyer because he was a retired government employee, a Party member, and his pension was over 8,000 yuan a month. He told me that I was involved in politics. He mentioned that he had two sons, that one lived in America and the other one was a government employee in China, and that life was pretty good.
I told him that I was not involved in politics and that I did not want a penny from him, nor did I ask for his help. I just wanted to tell him that Falun Dafa is good and has spread all over the world. I wanted him to know that the Tiananmen self-immolation was staged by the Communist Party and that Jiang Zemin is corrupt and persecutes good people who follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Heaven will punish the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and no one can stop heaven, whether he believed it or not.
I then said that when he joined the CCP, he had sworn that he would devote his entire life to it. I suggested that he withdraw from the Party, so he would not be implicated when the Party falls out of power.
Nothing I told him was political. He agreed that I was not getting political and he also agreed to quit the CCP.
This man seemed to have changed and agreed with me about everything I told him. I felt that Master was with me and had given me wisdom. Everything is done by Master.