My Life Turned Around after Cultivating in Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) Before I encountered Falun Dafa, I was a very selfish person, who suffered from poor health, bad habits, and troubled family relationships. Having developed a number of illnesses, I was admitted to hospitals four times in the latter half of 2012. I lost motivation to live. Although I wanted to improve my situation, I wasn't able to pull myself up, and got frustrated.
I ran into a practitioner of Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) in a supermarket in late 2012. After learning about Falun Dafa from her, I decided to take up this spiritual cultivation.
The book Zhuan Falun, the main book of Dafa, enlightened me to the meaning of life, which is to return to one's true origin. I realized that my past behavior was terrible when measuring myself to the requirements of Falun Dafa practitioners, but I wasn't afraid. I have heard from an unknown force, “You will certainly be able to correct yourself according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. You will become a better person!”
I quit all my bad habits, including drinking and fooling around with bad friends. I worked harder at my job, and tried to stay away from parties. Slowly, my view of the world changed.
Improving Family Relationships
My relationship with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law used to be strained. My mother-in-law favored my sister-in-law, and always gave her the best things. I viewed my sister-in-law as a lazy and greedy woman. She asked us to babysit her child and pitch in for her house purchase and renovation. I purposefully embarrassed her with sarcastic words. These trifles triggered arguments between me and my husband and affected my entire family.
I understood the issue of karmic relationships between people after I started to cultivate.
Master said,“In cultivation practice, there may be two scenarios when dealing with specific conflicts or when others treat you badly. One is that you might have treated this person badly in your previous life. You feel in your heart that it is unfair, "How can this person treat me like this?" Then why did you treat this person that way in the past? You might claim that you actually did not know it at that time, and this life has nothing to do with the other life. That does not work” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
Studying the Fa made me realize that my husband's family is paying back what my sister-in-law had done for them in previous lives. Thinking about their karmic relationship, my prejudice against my sister-in-law, which was deeply rooted in my mind for almost 10 years, was completely dissolved. Now I'm getting along with my family very well.
Letting Go of Attachments at Work
Making more money used to be my only goal at work. I used to treat my colleagues strictly. Falun Dafa has taught me the principles of no loss, no gain.
“For those who practice cultivation among everyday persons, what type of business you are in does not matter. Regardless of how much money you have, how high your position ranks, or what kind of private enterprise or company you run, it makes no difference, as you should trade fairly and maintain a righteous mind. All professions in human society should exist. It is the human heart that is indecent, rather than one’s occupation. There was a saying in the old days: 'Nine out of ten merchants are fraudulent'. That is a saying made by everyday people. I would say that it is a matter of the human heart. As long as your heart is righteous and you trade fairly, you deserve to earn more money if you make more effort. That is because you are rewarded for the effort you have put in among everyday people. No loss, no gain. You have worked for it.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
“...the key is to give up that attachment.” (Lecture Seven, Zhuan Falun)
I learned from Master's teachings that one's fortune is gained through work and with virtue. I'm no longer obsessed with making money, but rather putting the needs of my customers and colleagues first. I used to criticize my colleagues' oversights and punish them without mercy, but now I try to be more understanding of them. Seeing the changes in me, my colleagues also became more thoughtful and worked harder.
Family Member Saved by Falun Dafa
My father called me around 7:30 a.m. on February 20, 2017, telling me that my brother had been rushed to emergency room due to injury from a machine accident. He told me to hurry up and go to the hospital. I told him on the phone to repeat “Falun Dafa is great” in his mind and beg for Master's help.
I hurried to the hospital, and saw my brother in the emergency room. His face was red, and his mouth foaming. He had lost consciousness, but I still whispered into his ears, “Weicheng, you have to remember 'Falun Dafa is great, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are great, and beg Master to save you!”
A doctor called us out and told us that my brother was in critical condition, and his hand and more than 10 ribs had been broken, which pierced his lungs. The doctor estimated a 80 to 90 percent chance of death. It was a heavy blow to my father. My sister-in-law started crying. I gave her a Falun Dafa amulet and told her to recite sincerely in her mind, “Falun Dafa is great and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are great'.
I wanted to get into the emergency room, but the door was locked. A nurse happened to come out, so I took the opportunity to get in. I squatted next to my brother and recited “Falun Dafa is great! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are great!” I whispered to him and told him to beg for Master's help. To my surprise, the doctor didn't order me to leave. I knew Master must have arranged for me to awaken my brother.
I didn't know how long I had continued reciting these words before I saw tears come out of my brother's eyes. I realized he had been saved by Master. The doctor told me that his initial heart rate was only 30, but it had suddenly increased to 72. After a series of examinations, he was taken to the ICU.
The power of Dafa materialized before my eyes! My brother regained consciousness around 7 p.m. The doctor was amazed by his vitality and told us it would usually take a week before patients like my brother would regain consciousness.
His lungs, kidney and liver function continued to improve during the next two days. After 5 days in the ICU, he was transferred to a regular room, and was released from the hospital after 23 days!
My mother was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer in March 2018. Our entire family was deeply saddened. I suggested that mother practice Falun Dafa with me, and shared stories of my health improvements, and fellow practitioners' experience of regaining health. Mother hesitated because of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) lies about Dafa and my being persecuted by the CCP. Her cancer developed quickly. A few months later, she couldn't eat or take care of herself. She finally chose to put her life in the hands of Falun Dafa out of desperation. Her conditions continued to improve since she started practicing Falun Dafa. She has completely recovered from cancer. Her life has definitely been extended by Dafa!
Changes in My Colleagues
After I started cultivating, my words and behaviors have positively influenced my colleagues.
One of my colleagues told me that he had found a new cell phone in the vegetable section of a supermarket, and almost put it in his own pocket, but on thinking of the Dafa principles I had shared with him, he decided to turn it in.
Another colleague asked her friend to order some skin care products online for her. A few days after she received the order, I accidentally found from the packing list that her friend had paid 300 yuan more than she had given her friend. She immediately made up the payment to her friend upon recalling something I had told her from Master's teachings.