Falun Dafa Changed Me to a Better Person
(Minghui.org) I used to be a problem student when I was in high school, and my scores were always near the bottom. My family was very worried about me. But I completely changed after I started practicing Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, in 2010.
Becoming a Falun Dafa Practitioner
My classmate's mother told me about Falun Dafa and the persecution when I went to their home one day. I believed what she said and wanted to read the book Zhuan Falun. I then gradually began to practice.
I understood the universal principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to become a good person. I realized that I shouldn't behave like I normally did.
I first asked myself not to swear and ended my relationship with a boy. I passed my exams and went to a university.
My Changes after Practicing
My studies improved a lot while at the university. I was granted a 2000-yuan scholarship in the first year and 5000 yuan in the third year. My dissertation won an outstanding award, and my oral thesis was ranked the No. 1 in my grade. I was also one of students who successfully passed the provincial exams and became a music teacher in a high school.
When I worked part-time at the music training school during my studies at university, I had the opportunity to give private lessons at home to make more money. Other teachers did this way to make money, and eventually the students left the school to continue private lessons. The training school lost a lot of money because of this. But I didn't behave this way.
Sometimes, my colleague had something to do and asked me to help teach her lessons. I helped her out, but never asked for favors in return. I had the chance to take a paid sabbatical and use the time off to run my own training sessions, but I didn't do it because as a Falun Dafa practitioner I knew to do the right thing – employees were not supposed to do other paid work during sabbaticals.
I used to criticize students when they didn't do well, as that was the only way I knew. But now I look after them with my heart, and try to talk to them openly. The effect is very good.
I tried to tell my family about Falun Dafa and the persecution, but they thought I was just a child and didn't pay attention to me. I realized that I must do things in accordance with the Fa, and let them see the beauty of Dafa that way.
Letting My Family Know about Falun Dafa
My mom always complained that I don't do any housework and had never helped out in the kitchen, so I began to change my behavior.
My sister-in-law came to our place on the weekend and helped with the cooking. I then helped her wash the vegetables and then cut them up. I washed the dishes after our meal. I also learn how to cook during my summer and winter holidays. I searched on the internet for how to cook and improved my cooking skills. My family members all praised me and were surprised at how well I could cook. My mom said, “She doesn't listen to me. She listens to Falun Dafa.”
I changed myself bit by bit. I didn't do any housework before, but I try to do everything now. From cooking to tidying the home and washing the clothes. I am also highly regarded by my neighbors. Though some of my family members haven't quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), they all know that Falun Dafa teaches people to do things according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Through Fa study I have come to understand that if I want to change, it can't be done only on the surface. I need change my inner self, and truly be kind to others.
Ever since I was young, I didn't have patience when talking to my family, but now I talk to them calmly. I used to blame my parents if something bad happened, but now I have gotten rid of my attachments of blaming and complaining, and try to express concern for my parents.
My parents decided to leave their property to us when they passed away. All my relatives thought they would give two flats to my older brother, and two flats to me. However, my parents gave two flats to my brother, one to my nephew, and one to me. I understand through Fa study that in the face of personal interests I should follow the natural course. I didn't argue with my parents and told them that I agreed with their decision.
Raising Awareness of the Persecution
Because I made some mistakes in cultivation, I was passive and couldn't forgive myself for a few years. Later on, I realized that I shouldn't be attached to my own mistakes. Instead, I should take it as a positive lesson and move on. I forgave myself and worked hard to catch up in cultivation, especially in the area of raising awareness of the persecution of Falun Dafa.
In order to help more Chinese people see through the lies and propaganda put out by the state-run media, I began to distribute Falun Dafa informational materials. I was scared at the beginning, and once I gave them out, I would immediately run away.
After looking inward, I realized that I cared about how people looked at me. I should step out of selfishness. Later on, when I gave out materials, I would talk to the people about Falun Dafa and the persecution, and tell them to cherish the materials.
I try to talk to people face-to-face in order to save more people. When I see other practitioners talking to people openly and with dignity, I quite admire them.
I sincerely thank Master and Dafa for helping me improve my behavior!