Schoolteacher: Experiencing the Power of Dafa Changed Me Into a Good Person
(Minghui.org) I am a schoolteacher from Sichuan Province in central China. I will always be indebted to Falun Dafa for all the benefits I've reaped from cultivating.
I was in poor health, as I suffered from hepatitis B, gallbladder problems, intestinal issues, bronchitis, heart disease, and other ailments. The hepatitis alone was a big burden for me and my family. The doctor said there was no hope for a cure, that it would worsen, and that, most likely, it would turn into cirrhosis and cancer.
My family and I were worried. I relied on medication to maintain my health and was often hospitalized. Despite incurring large healthcare costs I did not get any better. My parents even hired feng shui masters, but their treatments did nothing to help.
Practicing Falun Dafa Changed My Life
When I was in my 30s in December 1996, a coworker told me about Falun Dafa, citing its miraculous effects on both the body and the mind. But, having grown up believing in modern science, I doubted some of what she told me. Nevertheless, I decided to give Falun Dafa a try. I read Zhuan Falun and learned to do the five exercises.
The topics covered in Zhuan Falun were interesting and amazing, such as mankind and the cosmos and so much I knew nothing about. I could understand why so many highly educated professionals and intellectuals avowed a firm belief in Falun Dafa. Besides, many of my own questions about life were answered.
Within a short time, my health improved. Not only did I recover from my ailments, I no longer had a problem climbing stairs. I even participated in a cross-country running club hosted by the city-wide education system and did quite well.
Following the Falun Dafa Principles at School
The improvement of my character as a result of practicing Falun Dafa was even more impressive. Considering myself a practitioner, I treated everyone with respect and sincerity and was able to get along well with the other teachers and the school officials.
In the past, I used to take kickbacks when I purchased school supplies or lab equipment and also took home whatever I needed from the school supply room.
Knowing that this was wrong, I returned the items I had taken from the school. In addition, I was diligent in my work and took good care of the students. Almost every year, the class I taught received awards and I was recognized as an “exemplary teacher.”
Remaining Steadfast Despite Imprisonment and Torture
After the persecution started in July 1999, I was detained numerous times in detention centers, forced labor camps, and prisons. Despite the difficulties and torture, I never forgot that Falun Dafa is righteous and that it teaches us to become better citizens. Therefore, I did not waver in my faith.
My husband could not withstand the pressure at work and from our relatives, and neighbors. When I was released from the detention center, and was without a job, he filed for divorce and was given custody of our child.
Three days after the divorce, the police detained me again, before I was able to get my personal belongings – mainly clothes – from the apartment. My husband put everything into a bag and took it to the detention center. His parents agreed with him and supported his decision.
As I had no income, I had to move in with my elderly parents after I was released. They were very angry at my husband for the way he treated me. Considering myself a practitioner with a higher moral standard, I did not resent him.
I was then taken to a forced labor camp for two years, after which I was transferred to a brainwashing center. I was released in early 2005.
Holding Compassion in My Heart
My husband's parents, in their 70s, were seriously ill. His mother was bedridden, and his father had lung cancer. As a practitioner, I held compassion in my heart and offered to help. I took our child and visited his father in the hospital.
His father accepted the facts of Falun Dafa and recited, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He did not suffer the excruciating pain of other late-stage lung cancer patients and passed away peacefully.
His mother was then diagnosed with uremia. When my former husband was not at home, I took care of her. His mother was very grateful and understood that it was Falun Dafa that made me a selfless person. She hoped that her son and I would remarry. She died in the hospital without suffering much pain.
Impressed by my kindness, neighbors and relatives witnessed that Falun Dafa is good. After my former husband's mother's funeral, we remarried and he no longer interferes with my practicing Falun Dafa.
Falun Dafa teaches me to be a good person, no matter where I am and regardless of what happens to me.