Dafa Reshaped My Outlook on Life
(Minghui.org) I am an English teacher in China and started to practice Falun Dafa around New Year's of 2015. My life was renewed after starting on my cultivation path.
Witnessing the Power of Falun Dafa
I broke a glass bottle when taking a shower. Unfortunately, I stepped on it. A piece of glass was plunged into the sole of one foot, and the blood gushed out. I kept calm and shouted in my heart, ”Master, please save me!” As a result, I didn't even have any pain. I calmly cleaned the bathroom, found that the cut was not too deep, and the piece of broken glass had fallen out. All I used was a paper towel to hold the wound, and then continued to do what I was supposed to do. Two hours later, I decided to clean blood stains on my foot by rinsing the foot with hot water. There was no longer a wound.
When I clarified the truth about Dafa and the persecution to my mother I experienced again the power of Dafa. Because my mother suffered from vertigo, I started to talk to her about Dafa by telling her about how other people's vertigo was cured. Then I gradually shifted the topic to the Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident; that Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime, persecuted Falun Dafa out of jealousy; and how I benefited from cultivating. My mother listened without saying a word. I had never seen her act like that.
She then quit the Communist Youth League she had joined in her youth and agreed to learn Falun Dafa. She said that her right shoulder had a serious problem and that she could barely lift her right arm. The doctor advised that she be hospitalized for treatments. When she was doing the exercises the second time, her arm was fine, and she was no longer in pain.
New Outlook On Life
At the beginning of my cultivation, my attachment to personal interests was extremely strong. When I was doing the sitting exercise, I thought about how much salary I could get, how to maximize my personal interests, and so on. Now, I take the issue of my income very lightly, and I don't feel hurt when I suffer the loss of my personal interests.
I graduated from college not long ago and was offered a teaching position. Young people tend to care about their income. If one loses a little, one's heart would feel very unbalanced. I barely pay attention to how much my salary is, because I believe in Master's teachings:“If something is yours, you will not lose it. If something is not yours, you will not have it even if you fight for it.” (Lecture Seven,Zhuan Falun)
Sometimes I would accidentally say something that surprised my colleagues. Once, several teachers were discussing the protection policy for the teaching pay rate. They asked me whether I received my protected teaching pay rate. I replied: “I didn't check. It will be okay if I get what I should get.”
It is Falun Dafa that has reshaped my outlook on life. Dafa turned me into a person who does not care about personal gains and losses, from a person who was blinded by greed and who could not afford to lose. A practitioner follows the Dafa principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” so sometimes I would suffer a loss, but I could let it go. I believe that it is not important if I suffer a loss, but most important not to hurt others.
Encouragement to Clarify the Truth
Articles from fellow practitioners, published about the 2017 Minghui website Fa conference were truly touching. I listened to all the conference articles, and often shed tears while listening. The compassion in my heart makes me cherish the people around me, especially my colleagues. Most of them are young people around the age of 25.
“From then on, this happened every year and Gods have been coming down. By the time I started to teach the Fa, those Gods came down like snowflakes—it was just that many. I calculated their ages now, and from when I started to spread the Fa till now, they would be young people around twenty-five years old, many of whom really have not been saved. They were all Gods, coming down to Earth, and they scattered to all areas of the world.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”, team blue translation)
A colleague joked: “My parents insisted on having a second child, and that's why I was born. Don't you think my parents were very wise?” My heart was jolted and I suddenly felt that this life was very precious. I believed that this was predestined, and I clarified the truth about Dafa to him. I said, “The television broadcasts slander Falun Dafa, and the Tiananmen Square self-immolation is a hoax. Falun Dafa has spread worldwide.”
She listened without saying a word. She picked up her drink and put it down three times without taking a sip. After I told her the truth, we walked out of the restaurant. I asked if I could help her quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organization. She thought for a second and then agreed.
When I listened to the Minghui Fa Conference articles, my compassion was very strong, and the wish to tell people about Dafa was pure. I recognized the simplicity of talking about Dafa in a pure state of mind. When I planned to tell the truth to a colleague, I said, “The news broadcast has slandered Falun Dafa.” She agreed with me that the CCP is not telling the truth.
Then she listened closely. The next day, I gave this colleague a disk that talked in more detail about Dafa. She said, “How can I reward you for such a precious gift?”More people are awakening to the goodness of Dafa.