Practicing Falun Dafa Benefits Our Family and Neighbors
(Minghui.org) My spouse and I were living in our eldest son's home in 2009. We are both Falun Dafa practitioners and every day we went out to tell people the facts about the persecution of Falun Dafa. We also needed to do the housework, so we were on a tight schedule. Even though we were very busy, we strove to follow the principles of Falun Dafa. As a consequence, we saw how our family, our neighbors, and we ourselves benefited from the practice.
Clearing the Garbage and Helping People Quit the Party
My eldest son lived on the ninth floor, the top residential floor of his building. The tenth floor was simply a flat, open roof space. Next door were a dozen men and women who worked at the night club on the first floor. These workers had the habit of dumping their trash on the tenth floor. Some other residents in the building also dumped their construction garbage on the tenth floor. It was full of broken glass, fruit skins, and beer bottles; it amounted to nearly a truckload of trash. It smelled bad and was hard to walk through.
Once, the doorman of that night club went up to the tenth floor to dry his clothes in the sunshine. A neighbor asked him, “How can you leave all this garbage out here?” He said that it was his former boss's responsibility, and he didn't care. Nowadays many people have a similar attitude, only caring about themselves with no concern for others.
Every morning I went up to the tenth floor to practice the Falun Dafa exercises. Looking at that garbage dump each day upset me. As a Dafa practitioner, I knew that in today's complex environment, I couldn't rely on others to change, but needed to do what was right myself. Wherever we are, we have to be good people. Therefore, my spouse and I decided to take a month of our time to clean up this garbage and put it into the roadside trash can. Within half a month, it was completely cleaned up. Our neighbors were impressed, saying that we were such good workers.
One day, a person from the community center told my spouse that he had to charge us five yuan a day for those days in which we dumped so much garbage into the trash can. My spouse told him what had happened, and the man was very moved. He hadn't realized that we cleaned up garbage that was previously dumped by others.
That summer was really hot, and the workers from the night club brought mats to the tenth floor to sleep there. I heard some of them say, “How did this place get so clean?” I walked over and said to them, “I did it because I practice Falun Dafa, which teaches me to be considerate of others and to be a good person.” I asked them if they had heard about Falun Dafa. They said they had not.
I replied, “You all look like you just graduated from school. Practicing Falun Dafa is cultivating the Buddha Fa, which is Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. It has strict moral requirements and enables people to become healthy.”
I also told them about how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecutes Falun Dafa: “In order to deceive people, Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese president, ordered his subordinates to fabricate the Tiananmen self-immolation to defame Falun Dafa.”
I continued on and told them about the naturally formed Chinese characters hidden on the underside of the rock found in Guizhou Province that states, “Heaven eliminates the CCP.” I also reminded them that when one joins the CCP, one makes a blood vow to be devoted to it. I asked them if they wanted such a connection to it, and advised them to quit the CCP. Six of them quit on the spot. I gave each one a copy of Minghui Weekly and instructed them to keep the information and give it to their siblings after they read it. What started out as a bad situation on the roof, became a great place to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa.
My Sons Benefitted from Dafa
My youngest son worked for the local government. He witnessed how my health had improved since I practiced Falun Dafa; thus, he supported my practice very much. But he was continually harassed by the authorities after the CCP began to persecute Falun Dafa. He knew Dafa was good, but worried about me when I went out to clarify the truth to people.
In 2008, my son went out of town for business, however, he was suddenly struck with pain from a kidney stone. He immediately returned home with two packs of medicinal herbs in his hand. His face was pale due to the pain. He asked me to quickly boil water for the medicinal herbs. I asked him to recite, “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and to ask Master Li (the founder) for help.
He did so, and in less than two hours, he said I could discard the medicine because he was well. With a gushing sound, the sand-like stone had come out in his urine. Without taking any medicine, he was miraculously relieved of his kidney stone.
One time, staff from the State Security Bureau illegally arrested six practitioners, including myself. Several hundred truth-clarification materials were also confiscated. My youngest son went to their office every day to request my release. He had already read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and other truth-clarification publications. So he was very clear about the persecution of Dafa, and Master Li protected him.
My eldest son was also a kind person. Whenever he saw Dafa flyers that had been dropped on the ground, he picked them up and read them. Once when he was in Guangdong Province, he picked up a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and brought it home after he finished reading it.
He also suddenly suffered from a kidney stone attack; it occurred at 2:30 a.m. on January 28, 2019. The pain forced him to jump up from his bed, which frightened me at first. Then without giving it a second thought, I stretched out my hand to rub his back while reciting “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I asked Master Li for help. After two to three minutes, he fell asleep until dawn and woke up with no pain at all. I told him to thank Master Li without delay, because it was he who helped him.