(Minghui.org) I am a math teacher at a middle school. I didn't believe in karmic retribution or divine beings because of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) culture that I grew up in. I thought only about how to make more money and get a promotion. I began to have health issues in my 40s; I looked sickly and skinny, had severe hair loss, and insomnia. No matter what I did, I couldn’t put on weight.

All of my relatives and colleagues said that I looked like a 60-year-old man. I was depressed and didn’t want to get a physical examination because I was afraid to find out what was wrong with me. Instead of trying to improve my health, I smoked, chewed beetle nuts, drank and played Mahjong every day in order to numb myself from reality.

My mother and several of my relatives practice Falun Dafa. At the time, I knew that the Tiananmen Square “self-immolation” was a hoax staged by the communist regime, and that Falun Dafa was innocent. I wasn’t interested in learning more about the practice because I got my paycheck from the Party, and I didn’t want to lose my job. I told myself that I would start practicing when I retired.

My mother came to stay with me while her house was being renovated in August 2011. She saw my condition and said, “Come do the [Dafa] exercises with me. They are very good. I have not been to the hospital in 10 years. One can’t fake one’s state of health, and besides, a mother would never lie to her child.”

Out of curiosity, I began practicing Falun Dafa with my mother. I was 44 years old at the time.

After practicing for a week, my insomnia, dandruff and pain were gone. I was able to sleep soundly after lying in bed for five minutes. I didn’t know that Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) had purified my body. I thought it was because the exercises had helped clear my veins and stretched out my muscles and tendons.

I decided I wanted to learn more about the practice and read Zhuan Falun. I realized that Falun Dafa requires practitioners to follow the principles of “Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance” and that it was a very virtuous practice.

I always tried to live according to “Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance” and did the exercises several times a week. Although I had been practicing Dafa for several years, I still doubted Master and Dafa.

It wasn’t until 2014 when my wife experienced a miracle that my atheist views and Party culture disintegrated.

My wife couldn’t fall asleep for 20 consecutive days. She went to see Chinese and Western doctors, but they couldn’t find the cause of her insomnia. She was on the verge of having a breakdown.

She tried to fall asleep again on April 6, 2014, by laying down on the sofa. I left the room so she could get some rest. All of a sudden, she called for me. When I went into the room, she held my hand and said, “Repeat these nine words with me.”

My mother always said to sincerely recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” whenever I was in danger. I never thought much of it, yet, my wife wanted me to recite it with her. After reciting for a little over an hour, she sat up, went to kneel in front of Master’s photo and started crying. She said, “I was wrong Master.”

I asked her what had happened after she stopped crying. She said while she was trying to nap, she felt her feet becoming numb and she couldn’t move. The numbness began to move up her body, and when it got closer to her heart, her instinct told her to recite, “Falun Dafa is Good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She said that each time we recited the phrase, the numbness subsided little by little until it was completely gone. She knew that it was Master who saved her.

I suddenly understood the many ancient folk sayings, such as “There is a Buddha three feet above your head,” “God is watching what humans are doing,” and “No matter how good you think you are, there is always someone better.” These sayings have been passed down for thousands of years so humans can maintain their righteousness.

I became more diligent in cultivation and did the exercises more often. I repeatedly studied Master’s Fa and still felt it wasn’t enough. I knew Master was always beside me, and I felt extremely fortunate to be guided and protected by Him.

When my colleagues saw me again in the new semester, they thought that I had gotten plastic surgery during vacation. Falun Dafa had completely changed me. Since I started practicing, I’ve quit smoking, drinking, gambling and swearing. I look healthier and my skin is much smoother. I work hard and don’t ask for anything in return. I try to always help others.

My family, friends and supervisor said that I am a completely different person. I know that it is Master and Dafa that changed me for the better, and I have to be diligent in my cultivation in order to show my gratitude to Master.

I wanted to share my story because I want people to know that Falun Dafa is the characteristic of the universe. Treat Dafa well and remember that Falun Dafa is Good, Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance are Good. Quit the CCP and it’s youth organizations and you will have a bright future. Don’t believe in the Party’s lies.