Practicing Falun Dafa Saved My Family
(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa in 2018. I went from being a non-believer to a determined practitioner. My family has also benefited. I am thankful to Master Li (founder of Falun Dafa), and cannot hold back my tears of gratitude.
My mother-in-law has practiced Dafa for over 20 years. She often told us about the improvements to her health and family environment. She said it was a blessing to practice Dafa. I listened but had no comment. I did not believe in miracles even though I followed my mother in believing in Christianity. I had a high level of education and an understanding of natural science, so I dismissed what my mother-in-law said and did not have a good opinion of Falun Dafa.
My mother is 62 years old and lives in another province. Over the past 20 years, she has had many ailments. She took medicine every day for coronary heart disease, myocarditis, and chronic gastritis. During the Chinese New Year of 2018, while I was on maternity leave, she developed severe dryness in her mouth. Her tongue was sore and she had ulcers on her lips; she could not eat or sleep properly. She went to see doctors of both traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. No reason could be found for her symptoms. She tried many Chinese medicines but without improvement.
My mother came to visit in May 2018 to see my new-born baby. She also wanted to visit some medical experts in my province. When she first arrived her face was dark and yellowish. I felt sad and quickly took her to see many doctors, but none of them could help her. We then went to see an immunologist who said my mother might have an illness referred to as “Sjögren's syndrome.” He gave her five different medicines. She was pleased and hopeful, but after a few days of taking medicine, her condition did not show any improvement.
I asked my mother every morning if she felt better, but she always said no. I did some research on the internet and read that Sjögren's syndrome was not curable. I felt hopeless, but did not tell my mother. After ten days with me, my mother wanted to give up and go home.
My in-laws heard about my mother's poor health and rushed to my home. They wanted her to stay longer, and they wanted to teach her how to practice Falun Dafa, even though they knew about my attitude toward Dafa.
In my mind, I heard the words, “Only Falun Dafa can save your mother.” So I said, “Mom, don't leave now. You should learn Falun Dafa from my mother-in-law.”
Mom was a Christian for many years, so she was a little hesitant. Then she gave in and agreed.
That very night she began to learn Dafa. She is illiterate and could not read the book so she listened to Master Li's lectures. My mother-in-law helped her memorize the words, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
In the morning my mother was excited as she told me, “My mouth has saliva and did not feel dry last night. I slept well the whole night.” I was happy. She had only listened to Master's lectures for one night with such good results―it was amazing.
My mother kept listening to Master's lectures and also learned the five exercises. She threw away all her medicines and officially started cultivation practice. She tried to follow Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in her daily life. Her “Sjögren's syndrome” was completely gone six months later. Occasionally, when she had some symptoms of dry mouth, we knew that it meant she needed to improve her cultivation.
My mother also recovered from her other illnesses, including coronary heart disease, stomach problems, backache, and leg pain. She did not take any medicine and was disease-free.
I also began to practice Dafa soon after my mom stepped onto the cultivation path. With enthusiasm, I read Dafa's main book Zhuan Falun. During the first three days, my worldview and values were strongly impacted. I felt that I had not lived clear-minded for decades. Even though I had many years of education, such knowledge is really not worth mentioning in light of Dafa. Not long after I started the practice, Master opened my celestial eye. When I was doing the 2nd exercise, I saw many wonderful scenes. When I was doing the sitting meditation exercise, I saw the srivatsa symbol everywhere on the mountain.
My Family Benefits
My aunt was in the last stage of lung cancer. The cancer cells had spread to her bones and blood. Doctors did not know what to do. Knowing the miracle that happened to my mother, my aunt also began learning Falun Dafa. In the beginning, she had a fever and was vomiting. We told her that Master was purifying her body. After two weeks, she improved and is now fully recovered.
During the last six months of last year, my grandmother was diagnosed with cysts in her liver. She had multiple organ failures, and was almost sent to intensive care. After she listened to Master’s lectures, the symptoms gradually disappeared and her health returned to normal.
My father used to have chronic gastritis and peri-arthritis of the shoulder. My father-in-law had hyperglycemia and high blood pressure. My husband used to suffer from rhinitis. I had stomach problems, skin allergies, etc. Now, our family’s illnesses are gone without any treatment. Many of my relatives have similar stories. Everyone in my family witnessed the miracle of Dafa when they began to practice.
All those diseases were overwhelming, the entire family suffered. We did not know how we would ever feel good again. Now under Master's care, joy has returned to our homes. It is clear to me that none of us would have survived to this day without Dafa. Only by continuing to be diligent can we repay our Master.
Improvement at Work
Practicing Dafa not only made me healthy, it also improved my employment situation. In the past I devoted myself to my work and always hoped to be promoted and make a lot of money. Although I worked hard, my position and income were average. After learning the Fa, I realized how wrong I was before. I finally understood that one's fame and fortune are exchanged for one's “virtue,” and not obtained through force. I also realized that this human world is a place for us to practice cultivation, not the ultimate destination of our life. We come to the world and should use this cultivation environment to eliminate all attachments and return to our true self.
If we continue to commit bad deeds and accumulate karma, we will continue dropping into the cycle of reincarnation. Therefore, I practice cultivation according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I no longer care about personal gain and loss. When I gave up the attachments of ordinary people, my career advanced and my income increased. This is the blessing I received from practicing Dafa.
I regret that I did not step into Dafa cultivation sooner. I feel fortunate that I finally began Dafa practice―it is the most fortunate thing in my life!