Following Master Li Hongzhi's Teachings
(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1998 and never thought that my husband wanted out of our marriage. When I was working in the fields, my husband asked our daughter to tell me that he wanted a divorce. I thought our daughter was joking, but it was true.
Husband Starts Divorce Proceedings
“Mum,” she said, “Dad really wants a divorce because you are practicing Falun Dafa. He calls you a fool because you’re always trying to clarify the truth to others. There are many people who don’t know the truth and are talking about Dad behind his back, calling him stupid. Your behavior has caused him great stress, resulting in him not being able to face others. He can’t take it anymore and couldn’t think of any other solutions except to divorce you.”
This broke my heart. Emotions such as love and complaints welled up in my heart, making me think why life was so hard. I had lived with him all these years. Although he was born into a poor family, he sweet talked me into marrying him. He promised to go through thick and thin with me and pledged his undying love. For that, I'm positive that this must be the doing of the old forces, using my husband to persecute me.
He hired a lawyer and took me to court with no regard for my feelings. He announced that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner. All this was to have the judge give him all our property and assets. This was another step by the old forces to persecute me financially.
Clarifying the Truth About Dafa in Court
When I heard him say that I am a Dafa practitioner, I thought, “I am a Dafa practitioner. I have Master, and I must abide by Master’s teachings.”
I admitted to practicing Falun Dafa and said that Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, taught us to be a good person, to cultivate ourselves, and to be kind to others. I said that I had filed criminal complaints against former Chinese Communist Party Jiang Zemin, who initiated the persecution of Dafa, in the highest court in China.
I explained Dafa and how people in more than 100 countries practice it. Most importantly, I stressed that if people believe in the Dafa principles of “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance” and that “Falun Dafa is good,” the world would be a better place.
My daughter tugged on my skirt and whispered anxiously, “Why are you mentioning Dafa? Everyone is trying to harm you here. You better watch what you say.”
This did not deter me. I said that anyone who harms Dafa will face consequences in the future as a result of karmic retribution and that they should instead remember that practitioners are good people.
The courtroom went silent. Then, the lawyer said, “Falun Dafa has done no wrong. You are right, people need Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance.”
In the end, the court ordered that our new house be given to me while the old house be given to my husband.
Dream Reminds Me of My Mission
That night I had a dream: I was working in the fields when my husband approached me and said, “Didn’t you always want to study? Quick, go and have a look.”
I quickly ran back to the village and there was a big tall stage with the university recruiters standing on it. Below the stage, there were people everywhere, and they all looked at me with envy when I walked up to the stage. The recruiters smiled and asked me to take my seat. I thought of my limited education, but the proctor said, “You can do it. You know all these exam questions, and you should be able to understand.”
They gave me the examination paper. I looked at it and noticed that nothing was written on it, but people were moving around on it, and they looked at me. Next, the proctor told me, “It depends on how you go about doing it.” I used the pen and drew a circle, keeping all the people within the circle.
After I woke up, I realized that my husband’s actions were part of my cultivation process–it is an exam on my path towards attaining enlightenment. Master said, “Nothing happens in cultivation without a reason.”(“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference”)
“In cultivation, everything you experience is a good thing, and you are establishing your own mighty virtue.”(“Teaching the Fa at the Eastern U.S. Fa Conference”)
Dealing With Persecutors
After I looked at the divorce proceedings based on the Fa, I understood that my husband was actually helping me. All the resentment I held towards him disappeared. My heart was filled with compassion. I realized that as a practitioner, I should not treat this issue as he did. Dafa practitioners cultivate compassion, so I need to treat him with kindness. I invited him to have his meals with us. We remarried three months after our divorce.
However, as my Fa-study is not sufficiently solid, I still have attachments. My attachment to love gave the old forces the chance to persecute me again. When I wanted to go out and clarify the truth, I was arrested and taken to the police station. The 610 Office leader wanted to do a body search the moment he arrived.
Master’s words immediately came to my mind, “No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil’s demands, orders, or what it instigates.” (“Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
“Let go of me,” I said. “I am a practitioner. Falun Dafa is good. Cultivating Falun Dafa is not a crime. You are knowingly committing a crime, so your punishment will be much more severe. I am a female, so you can’t search me.”
Everyone in the station heard me and no one made a sound, so he asked for a female officer. Then, he let go of his grip on me. However, he had police officers interrogate me, demanding to know who gave me the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and other booklets, as well my name and address.
There was no way for me to cooperate with them. I said, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. I will not tell you anything. I will only listen to my Master.” I told them about Dafa and the persecution and said that if any harm came to me, they would receive punishment in the future.
Then, they told me something that made me very sad. Apparently, my husband tipped them off about my whereabouts and handed them my Dafa books. I did not get angry, however, and told them, “My husband also does not understand the truth about Dafa. I can tell him about it at home, but for all of you, this may be your only chance to hear it.”
I told them how many innocent lives had been persecuted to death by the Chinese Communist Party. I spoke of things from the Cultural Revolution to the Tiananmen Square Massacre, followed by the persecution of Falun Dafa. I told them that the divine were watching over everyone, that each person needs to be responsible for his or her own words and actions, and that they needed to quit the CCP to avoid being implicated in its crimes, as they had sworn an oath to give their lives for the Party. I also asked them not to persecute practitioners. In the end, four of the policemen quit the Party.
It was time for me to go home, but the officers told me that they could not release me until their supervisor returned. I asked Master to help me leave the police station and return home.
All of a sudden, I felt the air go still and had problems breathing. I told them to take me home. They called their superior, and I overheard from the description of my situation that I may have had a heart attack. They called an ambulance and notified my family.
The ambulance came quickly, and my husband also arrived with the 610 Office superior. They took me to the hospital. I demanded to be sent home, and after quite a bit of back and forth they allowed me to go home. I won this battle between the righteous and the evil.
Changing My Husband’s Attitude
After returning home, I told my husband in a compassionate manner that everyone would be held responsible for their actions. I truly hoped that he could change his attitude, be kind to practitioners, and not interfere with my cultivation. At the same time, I improved in my Fa study and took cultivation matters seriously.
Now, my husband seems like a changed person. Sometimes, when I forget to send forth righteous thoughts at the designated time, he will remind me. He is also very supportive of my truth-clarification activities. Sometimes, he will even ask me if I am going out to distribute the Dafa informational materials, as I need to tell people that Dafa is good!