(Minghui.org) I am a schoolteacher who has been practicing Falun Dafa for the past 22 years. I have witnessed many of the positive effects of this cultivation practice such as curing illnesses, elevation of moral character, and enhancement of one's wisdom.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners on July 20, 1999. Despite the persecution, many practitioners have continued to walk the divine path of cultivation. In addition, many other predestined people saw through the CCP's lies and propaganda and became practitioners as well. I would like to share how a multitude of people around me became Falun Dafa practitioners.

Mother-In-Law Becomes a Dafa Practitioner

My 79-year-old mother-in-law has been practicing Falun Dafa since 1995. She was introduced to the practice by an older woman who attended Master Li Hongzhi's lectures in Guangzhou in 1994. The woman told my mother-in-law that she found the practice extraordinarily effective in improving health and curing illnesses. It also improved people's temper, taught them to do good deeds, and it was completely free of charge.

Before becoming a practitioner, my mother-in-law was in poor health and had over twenty different medical conditions. Less than a month after practicing, her illnesses disappeared and her body felt strong and light. My mother-in-law’s mental health improved as well and she became more considerate of others.

For the past 23 years, she has not needed to take any medication or visit a doctor. She is a diligent Dafa practitioner and consistently follows the Fa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

My Husband and I Begin Cultivation

My husband and I are both teachers. After witnessing the physical and mental changes in my husband's mother and our colleagues from practicing Falun Dafa, we both started practicing in 1996.

After I began practicing, I diligently held myself to Dafa's principles. At home, I did my best to be a good daughter-in-law, wife, and mother, and our family was named one of the “Five Best Families” at the county level.

At work, I devoted a lot of care and attention to my students, and my name was always on top as the students' most favorite teacher. I received the county-level “excellence award” many times, and was also ranked in the top 100 teachers.

After the persecution of Falun Dafa began, my house was ransacked by the police and I was illegally imprisoned twice. In 2001, I was held in the county detention center for two months. In 2016, I was held in the county detention center for five days after submitting a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the CCP, who initiated the persecution of Falun Dafa in 1999. I almost lost my life due to the persecution.

My husband is a good son, husband and father. At work, he has been head teacher of the senior graduating class for many years. He is hardworking and, for three consecutive years, he was given an excellent rating. During the title evaluation at work in 1998, he was nominated for the only first-rank teacher position in the school, but he gave it to a senior teacher who was retiring.

Even under the difficult conditions of the persecution, we continued to follow Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance at home, at work, and out in society. Whenever we encounter problems, we look within to find our own shortcomings. When interacting with others, we are always considerate of them.

My Parents' Experience as Falun Dafa Practitioners

My mother is 78 years old. After she began practicing Falun Dafa in 1996, her many illnesses disappeared. Her temper improved and she managed to quit her life-long addictions to smoking and drinking alcohol. Before, she was only able to read a few characters, but now she can read all the Falun Dafa books and truth-clarification materials.

After the persecution started, my mother's home was ransacked and she was illegally detained in the police station. The authorities also monitored her home and extorted money from her. Under immense pressure, she stopped reading the Dafa books and doing the exercises for a period of time. As a result, all her previous illnesses returned.

After much reflection, she began practicing Falun Dafa again. Master had not given up on her and has been continually protecting her.

One day, my mother was taking her grandson to kindergarten on her bicycle, when they were hit by a young man on his motorbike. The impact was so hard that the two of them were thrown off the bicycle, and the bicycle wheels were totally buckled. Yet both of them were unharmed, and she even comforted the young man instead of blaming him.

At home, she works diligently without complaint, shouldering the cooking and chores for our family of five. My mother has not forgotten her mission, and continues to walk the path of Dafa cultivation.

After seeing the changes in my mother's health and well-being, my father also started practicing Dafa. However, when the persecution began he was frightened of being arrested.

In 2001, he was framed and held in the Yutian County Detention Center for over a month. Despite being in his sixties, they shocked him with electric batons and extorted money from him. His home was also placed under surveillance. My timid and kind father could not withstand the persecution, and passed away in November 2007.

Many Family Members Start Practicing

My eldest sister and her husband are both farmers in their sixties. They also witnessed my mother's miraculous recovery after practicing Falun Dafa, and the two of them, as well as my brother-in-law's mother, started practicing.

My brother-in-law quit smoking and drinking, and has not fallen sick in the past 22 years. He has persisted in practicing, and consistently follows Master Li's teachings of “putting others before oneself” as he walks his cultivation path.

After his 80-year-old mother began practicing, her third eye opened and she saw beautiful scenes from other dimensions. Physical changes occurred and her menstruation even returned.

My brother-in-law's two brothers and their wives also practiced and benefited from Falun Dafa. Even though they no longer dare to practice because of the persecution, whenever they encounter dangerous situations they recall that they are Dafa practitioners, and have received Master's help and protection.

Shortly after my daughter was born, she began benefiting from Dafa. She did not take the oral polio vaccine for children, nor did she receive any injections, except for one hepatitis B vaccine shortly after birth. Yet she has never been sick.

She could read Zhuan Falun by the age of four, and could recite Hong Yin when she was seven.

During my daughter's school years, she never forgot to study the Fa and cultivate herself. We didn't have to worry about her studies, nor did she require any extra tutoring. After graduating from university, she had no trouble finding a job. While working, she has been studying for an accountant certification. No matter how busy or tired she is, she continues to walk the path of Dafa cultivation.

After my father-in-law saw the positive changes in his wife, he knew that Falun Dafa is good. He was working as an engineer at the time, and said that he didn't have time to practice but would start after his retirement. But before he could retire, the persecution began. Having gone through many of the CCP's political campaigns, he was very afraid. He knew in his heart that Dafa is good, but he strongly objected to my mother-in-law and the rest of us practicing Dafa.

He was even more adamant that his granddaughter shouldn't practice, as he was worried that it would affect her future. He also wouldn't allow me to return to my hometown to visit my parents.

We understood his situation and didn't blame him. Instead, we patiently sought opportunities to let him know more about Dafa. We set up the NTD TV channel for him to watch, and continually clarified the truth about Falun Dafa to him, as he too had witnessed how we had benefited from the practice.

He had also experienced for himself the benefits of living with a family of practitioners. Many times, he would suddenly fall ill, but recover quickly after we sent righteous thoughts for him. He was once hit by a car while on his motorbike, but was completely unharmed despite being in his seventies.

After seeing how brutal the persecution has been, and understanding the truth about Falun Dafa, he quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations and became a Dafa practitioner. He is now 77 years old, and in his latest annual medical checkup the doctor reported that he was completely healthy.

Coworkers Benefit from Dafa

As a teacher I have personally witnessed the effects of Falun Dafa on other teachers and students. In 2000, there was a female language teacher who had a strained relationship with the principal. After learning about Dafa and holding herself to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance' she let go of her negative thoughts and stopped getting into conflicts with the principal.

There was also a student named Li who suffered from frequent headaches and a poor memory. After studying the Fa and doing the exercises, the student's health and memory improved dramatically. His grades improved and he eventually managed to enter the undergraduate program that he had dreamed of.

Every Dafa practitioner has family, friends, neighbors and colleagues. As Dafa is spread from person to person, from Changchun to the rest of China and subsequently to the rest of the world, countless people have directly or indirectly benefited from the practice.

Even under the conditions of the persecution, many people have seen through the CCP's lies and propaganda and learned about the goodness of Dafa.

The most unforgettable example was a female student nicknamed “Little Fatty.” Her family ran a restaurant and had no time to discipline her. In 2008, as a 17-year-old, she didn't behave like a good student.

Whenever she had money, she would spend it on food, alcohol, and cigarettes. She would get into fights and harm herself. After practicing Falun Dafa, she quit her bad behaviors, and became a person of good character who understands the meaning of life.

From a student who had no hope of going to university, she has long since graduated with a medical degree and has been working in a major pharmaceutical company as a mid-level manager. She also runs a medical dispensary at the same time. People who have worked with her praise her as being very reliable. Back in her hometown, people say that she has made a name for herself.

There are many more people who have learned the truth about Dafa and were blessed with good fortune after reciting “Falun Dafa is Good.” There are also people who want to start practicing after the persecution ends.

There are still many other examples that I have not listed. Before practicing Dafa, some had medical ailments, and others had bad habits. Shortly after practicing they all changed for the better – their minds and bodies became healthier, they got rid of their bad habits, and their financial situations improved.

Many teachers and students who began practicing Dafa became healthier, stopped getting into conflicts, and gained wisdom.