I Always Remember I’m a Practitioner
(Minghui.org) I am a rural Falun Dafa practitioner who began practicing Falun Dafa in 1998.
Family Saved by Dafa
Before I began practicing Dafa, my husband had a mental breakdown and was often confused. A doctor diagnosed him with schizophrenia and checked him into a psychiatric clinic for a month. He was not allowed to drink alcohol, but he drank secretly. He created chaos after drinking, affecting the environment in our home. When his disease worsened, he stopped me from going to work. In addition to excessive drinking, he was diagnosed with femoral head necrosis. Our situation worsened over time, and I was exhausted.
Since obtaining the Fa, I have been illness-free, and feel like I’m walking on air. Without us realizing it, my husband no longer suffered from schizophrenia.
Upon seeing my changes, he also began to practice Falun Dafa. Within less than six months of doing the exercises together, he recovered from his femoral head necrosis.
Through studying the Fa, I have come to understand the Fa principles and the true meaning of life. In my daily life, I follow the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
An Honest Practitioner
My family raised pigs with pig feed between 2001 and 2002, and paid our debts after the pigs were sold. At one time, my husband paid 900 yuan for pig feed. The shopkeeper asked him to just leave the money and they would settle the bill when he had some time.
My husband left the money and returned after some time to settle the bill. The shop keeper said, “You are the only one who has come back to pay your debt. The others haven’t paid theirs. I have lost my account book. Please tell me how much you have paid.” My husband answered truthfully, “It was 900 yuan.” The man was very touched.
I used to clarify the truth to the shopkeeper. Ten years have passed and the shopkeeper still greets us when he sees us.
We also fed the pigs with bean cakes bought from a neighboring village. The man who sold the bean cakes did not come to collect the debt for about three years. Many people in the village at that time also fed their pigs with his bean cakes, and he would collect the debt at the end of each year. I was later told that he had also lost his account book, and I then asked my husband to return 180 yuan to him.
Letting Go of the Attachment to Fame and Wealth
At the school where I am employed, a professional teacher's title is given out once a year. To be awarded the title, many people give gifts, invite the people who are responsible for the examination to dinner, and buy different things. They also buy the report to be submitted. I have never made a phone call to any of the leaders or teachers. Many people who cannot compare themselves to me have obtained their professional title.
I signed up for the title every year, but the result was always the same. I was always one out of the three to six people who did not get promoted, while all the others did.
A colleague who has a good relationship with me said, “Please buy a report and submit it just once.” I replied to the colleague, “I can't submit a bought report, as I am a Dafa practitioner.”
Only in 2013, when all my points were made public, did I obtain the professional title. But I don't regret it at all because I have done what Dafa practitioners should do.
Reflecting the Values of Dafa
Among the pupils I taught in 2015, the family of one child was similar to that of mine. As his father was mentally ill, his mother divorced him. The child was looked after by his grandfather, (no grandmother). I felt very sorry for him. For two years running, I bought an insulated coat and trousers for him in the winter, and summer clothes in the summer. For this, his grandfather was so moved that he said, “You are better than his own mother!”
Looking back at my cultivation path of the past years, I always remember that I am a practitioner in dealing with everyday people and fellow practitioners. When my fellow practitioners were short of money while building a house, I tried to give them a hand.
The husband of Ms. Zhang, who was against his wife practicing Falun Dafa, changed his attitude towards the practice after witnessing my attitude and behavior. The husband of my fellow practitioner Ms. Wang was moved by my help when they were building a house. His attitude towards his wife has also improved.
Regular Fa study has helped me realize that Dafa practitioners should always follow the Dafa principles. We shouldn't just pay lip service and forget that we are practitioners. We practice cultivation in everyday society. Thus, a cultivator's attitude should reflect the principles of Falun Dafa in all aspects of daily life.