A Home for My Heart
(Minghui.org) I used to do Tai Chi in the morning before work, but after six months, I developed painful bone splinters in my knees. Medication and therapy did not help at all.
One day in 2004, my mother mentioned that a friend of hers told her to say “Falun Dafa is good,” as those words would give people blessings. Growing up in a communist country, I was brainwashed with atheist ideology, so I did not take her words to heart.
The next day was my company-sponsored field trip. I ate seafood for dinner, which must have been off. Later that evening, back at the hotel, while I was alternating between vomiting and diarrhea, my mother's words flashed through my mind. I said, “Falun Dafa is good” a few times and then went to bed.
I woke up the next morning feeling refreshed. I wondered how I got better so quickly. I silently chanted “Falun Dafa is good” for the whole day.
One of the activities on the second day of the trip was hiking. I forgot about the bone splinters in my knees and was the first person to finish the hike. I was tired but had no pain. My leg muscles ached but my knees didn't hurt. I was able to squat down completely, which had been impossible for years.
The words “Falun Dafa is good” had done what modern medicine could not. Those words must have supernormal power that goes beyond what's humanly possible.
I sought out colleagues who were Falun Gong practitioners. After listening to my experiences, each of them said the same thing: “Master Li (the founder) is watching after you even before you start practicing Falun Gong.”
I read Zhuan Falun in one sitting. What a precious book! I was quite shaken by the content. All the questions I had about life were answered in this book in simple words. The book told us where we came from and that the ultimate goal of one's life is to return to one's true self. I had found the Fa, Master, and guidance on how to live my life.
Fa-study became the most enjoyable part of my daily routine. I thoroughly read every one of Master's lectures and other writings. I felt calm after I immersed myself in the Fa. The Fa completely changed my view of life. Fame and wealth no longer had control over me.
My appearance changed too. I had a glowing complexion and a healthy body.
That's how I became a Falun Gong practitioner. I was on the path to my true self, I found a home for my heart.
Dafa Changed Me
I went to college in the 70s and studied abroad for two years. Because I had a higher education I developed a sense of superiority. I used to be very cautious at work and guarded with my colleagues. I changed after I became a Falun Dafa practitioner. Fame is not important to me anymore, I am more forgiving, and my relationships with others have improved.
Even though I never had any major conflicts with my husband, I often criticized him and gave him the silent treatment over minor matters. I realized I had treated him badly so I became more attentive and spoke to him more kindly.
I used to look down on my two brothers. By living up to the standard of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, I became more tolerant and generous toward them. My mother is pleased to see her children getting along well. Like Master said,
“The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and harmonizes everything.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun) (Confirmed)
Dafa Blesses My Family
My sister-in-law suffered from hepatitis B so she was jaundiced and her abdomen was full of retained fluid. I read one lecture from Zhuan Falun to her. She smiled as she listened. I knew her true self had connected with the Fa. I visited her often and let her listen to recordings of Master's lectures. Her blood test results returned to normal a month later.
My parents and in-laws are in their 90s and all are healthy and independent. They know the goodness of Dafa and that it is wrong for the Chinese Communist government to persecute Falun Gong. I sometimes read On Dafa and Hong Yin to them. They are blessed by Dafa.
My daughter read Zhuan Falun but is not yet a practitioner. However, she lives her life using the guiding principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I don't worry about her because I know she is on the correct path. She now lives in the United States.
The only way for me to repay Master's compassion is to be a more diligent practitioner and let more people know about the goodness of Dafa.