New Practitioner: My Life Changed after I Started Practicing Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I just started practicing Falun Dafa less than two months ago. I would like to share how it happened.
Shortly after my husband and I got married, we had several arguments that made me lose hope that our marriage would ever be any good and I even thought about going to a convent.
After one such argument, my mother-in-law took me home with her and told me about Falun Dafa. She said that the practice teaches people to be good and that practitioners cultivate their characters according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
One of her relatives used to fight with her spouse every day after she got married. But once she and her husband began practicing Falun Dafa, they stopped arguing. Everyone who knew them was surprised. After listening to what my mother-in-law said, I thought to myself, “I would like to learn the practice if it would keep my husband and me from fighting.”
Before going to sleep that night, my mother-in-law showed me a Minghui calendar. I read the experience sharing articles on the back of the calendar and thought that they really helped me. I noticed that Zhuan Falun was mentioned repeatedly in the articles, so I really wanted to read it to see if it was as profound as it sounded. However, I was too shy to ask my mother-in-law for a copy.
Then I had a dream. I was meditating on the side of the bed before my mother-in-law showed me the book and told me to read it. She asked me if I was falling asleep. I shook my head and said, “I’m reading, not sleeping.”
I told my mother-in-law about the dream the next morning. She gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun and told me to read the book whenever I had time.
I started reading it that evening when I got home. My heart felt calm and my mind was very clear. After I finished reading the book, I understood that Dafa is the law of the universe and thoughts of fighting with my husband faded away. I also realized how lucky I was to be able to read the Fa.
My Husband Returns to Cultivation
My husband practiced Falun Dafa with his parents when he was a kid, but eventually stopped as he got older. He is now practicing again and his character has changed a lot.
Since we have both been practicing, we don’t argue anymore. My husband has also taken the initiative to cook and do other household chores. From now on, I will cultivate diligently and improve myself.
My mother-in-law gave us many of Master’s Fa lectures soon after I started to learn the practice. I thought I should read them over several times because my understanding of Dafa was shallow. Sometimes, I couldn’t understand what my family members were talking about when we shared cultivation experiences. I realized that I didn’t concentrate when I studied the Fa.
I initially began practicing Dafa with the desire for a better life. As I continued to study the teachings, my xinxing improved and I understood that wanting a good life wasn't in line with a practitioner’s standard. This was an everyday person’s attachment.
Master Li teaches us to be good by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, to think of others first, and to not be blinded by fame and self-interest. We should be honorable and selfless.
Cultivation is serious. I will take the Fa as teacher, cultivate more diligently, let more people know about Dafa, and completely eliminate the attachments to fame, self-interest, and sentimentality.