Letting Go of Material Interests and Telling Others about Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I am 62 years old and started to practice Falun Dafa in 2001, two years after the onset of the persecution of the practice in China.
Gaining a Second Life
I used to suffer from many health problems, including dizziness, neck issues, stomachaches, heart disease, insomnia, and kidney stones. The abdominal pain made it difficult to walk, and I had to visit the bathroom once every half hour. During those years, the pain was so severe that sometimes I wanted to die.
A practitioner introduced me to Falun Dafa in 2001 and clarified the truth about Dafa to debunk the slanderous propaganda published by the Chinese media. She talked about the persecution of practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for believing in Dafa.
Accepting her advice, I quit the Chinese Young Pioneers, the Party's youth organization that I had joined decades ago. Three days after beginning to recite the phrases “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” I had recovered from my insomnia, and I felt healthier and more energetic.
Surprised and excited, I was grateful to the practitioner. She smiled and suggested that I thank Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, instead of her. She asked if I wanted to step on the Dafa cultivation path, and I agreed without hesitating.
I learned the five sets of exercises from her and began to read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa. Not only did I recover from all my illnesses, but also gained an understanding of the purpose of life.
Letting Go of Material Interests
After I sold my old house I used a portion of the money for a new house for my son. As I was about to buy another house, my sister asked me for money she needed for her business. My husband agreed and I gave her 350,000 yuan. Her business flopped. Worrying that she would lose face if she just returned the money without interest, she gave her money to her friend for usury with a promised interest rate of 30%.
My sister called me one day and cried. She said her friend gave the money to another person for usury, who had now disappeared with the money. With no other choice, she hoped I could go to her friend's place and get our money back.
This was a test, and I decided to handle it well. I went to her friend who offered to pay me 100,000 yuan. He said, “Not just you, I also owe money to other people and one of them needs money for their children's tuition.” I told him to repay that family first since as a Falun Dafa practitioner, I should be thinking of others first. He was very touched.
After his wife listened to the facts about Falun Dafa she recited the phrases “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She recovered from her lower back pain and was very thankful.
In the end, that person could only pay back 100,000 yuan. I know that this was a test to see if I could let go of material interests.
Clarifying the Truth about Falun Dafa
Since Falun Dafa helped me gain a new life, I went out to tell people that the practice is nothing like what is broadcasted by the CCP. I urged people to sever ties with the CCP and to support Falun Dafa.
I go out every day when possible to either talk to people face to face, or distribute Falun Dafa informational materials. Many people decided to quit the communist party after they were told the truth about the Party. Sometimes more than 20 people would quit, and other times only two people would quit the CCP. Nonetheless, I knew Master Li helped me a lot during the process.
One time when visiting the community where I used to live, I met my old neighbor Wang. She was surprised that I looked 20 years younger than when she last saw me, and that I had lots of energy.
“It is because of Falun Dafa,” I replied, “and I have practiced less than two years.” I clarified the truth about Dafa, especially about the persecution. She decided to quit the Chinese Youth League, an organization under the umbrella of the CCP.
Another time I saw two young men waiting for a bus. When I chatted with them, they told me it was not easy to make money these days. The topic then moved to corrupt Party officials, and I then clarified how the communist regime persecuted innocent people, including Falun Dafa. They accepted the Dafa materials.
When people quit the Party and support practitioners for their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, this world becomes a better place.