When I Resumed Cultivation My Whole Family Benefited
(Minghui.org) I’m 46 years old and I work in the construction industry. In 1996 I found a Falun Dafa book at a bookstore and started to practice by myself. My body soon became illness free.
I stopped practicing Dafa due to fear after the persecution started on July 20, 1999. I broke off contact with other practitioners and I was too afraid to defend the practice. I was ashamed of myself and filled with regret.
In November, 2016 I visited the Minghui website using software that could break through the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s Internet blockade. I read all of Master Li Hongzhi’s lectures and articles and downloaded the audiobook version of Zhuan Falun and the exercise music. I came to understand my mission and responsibility.
I resumed practicing Falun Dafa on December 7, 2016. Here I’d like to share my cultivation experience in the past two years.
Going Through Family Tests
When I was dating my girlfriend (now my wife) back in 2002, she knew that I had practiced Falun Dafa. At that time I only occasionally read Zhuan Falun or did the sitting meditation. Because I took supplements every day and acted like an everyday person she didn’t care much about my practicing.
When I made my mind up to practice Falun Dafa seriously, she became extremely angry. I got up early in the morning to do the exercises and spent my spare time studying the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts. I approached all my friends and told them about Falun Dafa. My wife believed that the slanderous articles about Falun Dafa from the Party’s websites were the truth and thought I was going insane. She demanded that I stop sending forth righteous thoughts at midnight or practicing the exercises early in the morning. She asked me not to tell people about Falun Dafa.
She agreed to withdraw from the CCP after I clarified the truth to her but she didn’t allow me to tell other people. She worried that I would be arrested and our family would be targeted for persecution. After she told my sister and parents that I had resumed practicing they cursed at me badly.
When she saw I was still determined to practice, she became soft and gentle and begged me to give up. I was not moved. Next, she began kicking me when I meditated. She would lock our bedroom door when I sent righteous thoughts in the living room at midnight. One day she slapped my face twice in front of other family members. We had a cold war and didn’t talk to each other for a month. She told me she wanted a divorce several times.
As I studied the Fa more and read sharing articles on the Minghui website, I realized that my mindset was not correct. I looked within and found that I was too anxious about consummation and worried that I would be left behind because of the time I had lost. My motive for practicing was selfish.
I apologized to my wife and we sincerely talked. I clarified the truth to her in greater depth. I sent strong righteous thoughts to clear out any negative elements that might be interfering with her. I asked Master to strengthen me. Afterward, my wife stopped trying to interfere with me.
I changed the clock to vibration mode in the morning. Before, I hardly did any housework. I began preparing breakfast. I also washed dishes after meals and cleaned the house. I went shopping after work and helped with washing. I also drove our son to school. I set aside half a day every week to spend time with the family.
I helped my in-laws as much as I could financially and physically. If any of my wife’s relatives needed help, I was ready to give a hand.
Soon we were on good terms and loved each other more. She was no longer against my practicing the exercises in the morning or sending righteous thoughts. Sometimes she even reminded me. When I played Dafa music at home she didn’t object. I clarified the truth to my in-laws, her sisters and brothers, other relatives and her classmates. They agreed to withdraw from the CCP.
My Wife Blessed by Falun Dafa
My wife was curious about my positive changes and my determination to practice Falun Dafa. She read Zhuan Falun and Master Li’s other lectures. She learned the truth and was no longer opposed to my practicing. In fact, she supported me by looking after our family and my parents well.
When I went on business trips to other cities, she introduced her friends in those cities to me and asked me to clarify the truth to them. Several of her old classmates withdrew from the CCP.
My wife was an administrator in a property company. She often complained about the relocated households who were unreasonable and about her heavy workload. Sometimes she argued with them over the phone. But since she and I were back on good terms, she rarely complained about them and became more patient.
She started a part-time job in an insurance company in October 2017 as a sales representative. She did quite well and was promoted to senior manager. She won the second prize in a provincial marketing competition speech last June and was sent to the headquarters in Beijing to attend a three-day training session. Her gross income from the insurance company reached 150,000 yuan last year. She was actually a country girl with only a high school certificate.
Now my wife is in high spirits every day and our family is harmonious.
I attended her company function last year. She introduced a manager couple to me, and I clarified the truth to them. They agreed to withdraw from the CCP and accepted the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and other materials I gave them.
My Son Is Blessed by Falun Dafa
My son is 13 years old and is in primary school. He read Zhuan Falun with me when he was 10 years old. Because I was slack in cultivation and didn’t urge him to practice, he missed the opportunity to obtain the Fa. When my wife strongly opposed my practicing two years ago, my son was influenced. He became depressed, didn’t talk and didn’t want to see me. He lost interest in studying and his academic scores went down dramatically.
When our family situation stabilized, I told him about Falun Dafa in detail and encouraged him to withdraw from the CCP’s affiliated organization. I asked him to remember and say, “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” as often as he could and he would benefit. He agreed.
A few months later his maths score went up and he got full marks in several exams. Now he is on the top or second top in mathematics in his class. His English improved greatly. Last month he did extremely well in entrance exams and was accepted by a key private middle school.
My Sales Revenue and Personal Income Doubled
I’m a sales representative for a private construction company. We subcontract from large construction enterprises. Our revenue is 3-4 million per year.
I don’t follow the industry norm in China which is messy and corrupt. I do accurate budgeting, improve the quality, have good communications with all parties involved, provide good after-sale service and cut down the PR expenses.
I got a few bids last year. My clients also introduced new customers to me. We did everything legally and transparently. Our revenue reached 10 million. I was the top salesperson in my company.
My income doubled. My boss also paid for our airplane tickets for my entire family when we went back to my hometown for the Chinese New Year. I was awarded 10,000 yuan in the company's annual general meeting, the only sales representative who got a bonus. My boss invited me to dinners with his relatives and friends. He introduced me to them as a capable person with good character and health and he told them I practice Falun Dafa. I clarified the truth to them and some agreed to withdraw from the CCP.
I also clarified the truth to my boss’s cousin when we had dinner together. He said he had been to Hong Kong and knew what the CCP did. He agreed to withdraw from the CCP.
I clarified the truth to people who came into my office publicly and my boss didn’t interfere. Sometimes he helped me by saying, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is definitely good!”
I rented a room near my home to make truth-clarification materials. I learned how to make materials from practitioners’ sharing articles on the Minghui website and I bought a laptop, paper cutter, large stapler and four printers. I download pamphlets and flyers from the Minghui website and printed them out. I made books such as the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and The Ultimate Goal of Communism. I bought some USBs with adaptable plugs. I downloaded truth-clarification materials onto them and lent them to friends and relatives to watch.
So far I haven’t met any other practitioners and I sometimes feel lonely. I admire practitioners who work together. But I understand that I have Master and the Fa as well as the Minghui website and that as long as I cultivate solidly, Master’s law body protects me all the time. I am not alone. I know that I must do the three things seriously and with my heart.
Here I’d like to thank the practitioners working at the Minghui website for producing those beautiful pamphlets, flyers and other materials. I’d also like to thank those practitioners who share experiences on how to clarify the truth to people. I have learned a lot from them.
I am a person with poor enlightenment quality and I still have many attachments such as fear, seeking comfort and I’m unwilling to bear hardships. I regret the years I wasted. I have only done a little but Master has given me so much. I will cultivate diligently and do the three things well.