My Family Benefits from My Firm Belief in the Fa
(Minghui.org) I have been heavily influenced by the communist ideology of atheism and the fighting mentality. I developed many notions, including competitiveness, resentment, and selfishness. I thought that these skills were necessary to survive.
I looked forward to having a good husband and kindhearted in-laws. However, after I got married, I found that my husband had a short temper, and we often fought over trivial matters.
When he started smashing up the place during an argument, I ran to my in-laws, hoping they could talk to him. But my mother-in-law didn't want to know.
I later noticed that she even stoked the flames for my husband to argue with me.
I felt lost, helpless, and resentful. I developed many health problems, including palpitations, tightness in my chest, and insomnia. I lost a lot of weight and became very weak.
When I couldn't sleep, I went outside and looked up at the night sky. I wondered why life was so bitter and thought about getting a divorce.
I was fortunate to get a copy of the book Zhuan Falun in the summer of 1998, and quickly read it from cover to cover. Master Li Hongzhi's Fa touched my heart, and I immediately decided to begin my cultivation in Falun Dafa.
I now know the origin of people's lives and their purpose on earth. I learned that my attachments to competition and resentment should be eliminated. Dafa taught me that people should be compassionate and consider others first. I then eliminated my resentment toward my in-laws.
I had a dream in which a yellow cloth covered the southwest corner of the sky. When the cloth was removed, the Chinese character for “Happiness” appeared. I knew it indicated that Falun Dafa was what I had been looking for.
I no longer felt lost!
Taking Care of My Mother-in-Law
My resentment toward my mother-in-law soon diminished, and I stopped fighting and talking back when conflicts arose. After changing my behavior, I noticed that my husband also changed, and seldom got angry.
It appeared to me that I couldn't directly change others, but I could change myself.
My mother-in-law came down with shingles, so my husband asked me to take care of her. I hesitated at first, but Master's Fa appeared in my mind:
I went to take care of my mother-in-law and sympathized with her situation. I told her about Dafa and encouraged her to recite, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
My mother-in-law was very touched by the care I gave her. I continued to treat her well after she recovered. I even went to her home and helped her clean before the Chinese New Year. My relationship with my in-laws improved greatly.
Dafa has taught me to look within, and take personal gain and fame lightly. I have improved my character whenever I studied the Fa.
Dafa Helped My Son
My son started playing video games when he was in the fourth grade. He became obsessed with them, and his schoolwork suffered. He wouldn't listen to me and continued to play the games.
The school expelled him after his freshman year in high school. I was in tears when I brought him back home. At the time, nobody could help him quit playing video games.
I thought that only Dafa could save him. I read Zhuan Falun to him every day. As time went by, he seemed to have more interest in what I was reading. I asked him to compare my handwritten copy of Zhuan Falun with the printed book, to help him concentrate more in learning the Fa.
I noticed that he started to read his school books, and put away all his games. He then announced that he would teach himself and take the university entrance exams. He asked me to believe in him.
He studied hard and was admitted to a university. He graduated and then completed his Master's degree.
My son now has a good job. He doesn't drink or smoke, and he's honest and compassionate. I believe that this is a testament to the power of Dafa!
Thank you, Master! Thank you, Dafa!