Four Generations of My Family Benefits from Dafa
(Minghui.org) I am a 76-year-old elementary school teacher, who has practiced Falun Dafa for 22 years. While on my cultivation path, Master Li (the founder) has protected me, as well as four generations of my family.
Mother Benefits from Supporting Dafa
My eldest sister, her husband, and I started practicing Falun Dafa before 1999, and my mother witnessed the physical and mental benefits that Dafa brought us. She truly believes that Dafa is good.
She was illiterate and could only speak the local dialect. However, we taught her to recite “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good!” in Mandarin. She also liked to watch the Dafa truth-clarification videos.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution of Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999. I went to Beijing to petition for the right to practice Falun Dafa and was taken to a detention center. To resist the persecution and the forced “transformation” by the CCP, I left home.
Officials harassed my mother and demanded that she tell them my whereabouts. Although my mother was very scared, she did not cooperate, and always supported my cultivation.
Mother has a positive mentality, good memory, and can take care of herself without troubling the younger generation. The younger generation also respects her. Her relatives, friends, and neighbors all say that she is blessed. My mother understands that she is blessed by Master Li, because in the environment where Dafa is being persecuted, she supports her three children's cultivation.
When she was 95 years old, my brother and my sister-in-law suddenly heard a loud sound coming from the dining room. They found that my mother fell from a chair to the tile floor, and was unconscious.
When I rushed home after receiving the call from my brother, I immediately held my mother and said, “Mom, please recite in your mind the two phrases 'Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good!'” I was not sure whether or not she heard, but I was anxious and kept reciting the two phrases. After I said it a few times, she woke up and I told her, “You fell, but not to worry! You have Master Li's protection!” She lay down on her bed and I asked her to keep reciting the two phrases, which she did. She felt fine when she woke up the next day.
Dafa's Power: Letting Go of Gambling and Smoking Addictions
In the social environment of obscenity, gambling, and drugs, my eldest son got into gambling. He was addicted to mahjong, the lottery, and online gambling. He even went to casinos in Macau to gamble. Every time when he lost, he wanted to win it back and dug himself in deeper and deeper. He lost more than two million yuan within three years and caused extreme stress to his wife. His family was in deep trouble.
But he had a predestined relationship with Falun Dafa, as he often read the Dafa informational materials. Sometimes, when I didn't give him the materials, he asked for them.
When the Epoch Times newspaper started the “three withdrawals” campaign – quit the CCP and its youth organizations – he quit the CCP, the Chinese Youth League, and Chinese Young Pioneers, using his real name.
He agreed to study Master 's lectures and began to listen to Master's Jinan Fa Lecture recording. Then he read one lecture of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, each day. He read one paragraph and I read another, and he read seriously.
When he visited the third time, he read one lecture of Zhuan Falun by himself each day. When he was studying the Fa, he turned off his cell phone. Within a month, he studied Zhuan Falun three times. He learned that a good person lives by the Dafa principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. He stopped gambling five years ago.
My son carries the Dafa amulet in his wallet and often recites, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good.” Whenever people toast at a wedding or funeral, he always raises his glass and says the two phrases. In an environment where Falun Dafa is still persecuted, it takes great courage to express that “Falun Dafa is good” in public! He truly feels that Dafa is good, and this is his way to show his appreciation to Master.
When he read the section about giving up smoking, he realized the harm of smoking to his body. He was determined to quit. From then on, he smelled an unpleasant odor whenever someone was smoking. He finally gave up smoking after having been addicted to cigarettes for dozens of years.
Daughter-in-Law's Rectal Cancer Disappeared
My eldest son and his wife often had fights. When they had a fight in which my daughter-in-law felt wronged, she often called me in the middle of the night to cry and complain, and I could not sleep anymore. Although I talked to my son, I was not happy about her attitude, and finally told her, “I will approach him. But you should think about what you did that was not appropriate.” She no longer complained.
As a cultivator, I knew that nothing happened without a reason. I was vaguely aware that I did something wrong, but I didn't pay much attention.
Last year, she was diagnosed with rectal cancer. If she chose surgery, she would need an artificial anus. It was devastating news to her. Seeing her in such great pain and confusion, I could not control my tears, yet I did not know what to do. When I calmed down, I thought that only Dafa could help her through this disaster; only Dafa could save her!
I neglected to clarify the truth about Dafa to her, so she felt that I had become indifferent to her since I started practicing it. She misunderstood it and did not allow her husband and her son to practice Dafa. I thought, “How can I change her misconception of Dafa? I need to look inward and find my shortcomings.”
“We have also said that if every one of us cultivates his inner self, examines his own xinxing to look for the causes of wrongdoing so as to do better next time, and considers others first when taking any action, human society would become better and ethical standards would again rise.” (Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)
I visited her in the hospital, and said, “You and I used to get along very well. I didn't realize that it was your trust in me when you came to me after the conflicts occurred between you and your husband and when you encountered difficulties. I did not put myself in your shoes and spoke bluntly without considering your feelings. What I didn't do well caused you to misunderstand Falun Dafa.
“Falun Dafa is the righteous way. It is very good, and if you sincerely recite, 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good,' Master Li will help you through this hardship.” She felt my sincerity and agreed to recite the phrases.
At home, I immediately surfed the Minghui website to collect information about Dafa that would help her. I printed some articles of people being blessed after saying the two phrases.
When I visited her again, I asked her to make a solemn declaration on Minghui that everything she had said against Dafa was null and void – she agreed.
We had her transferred to another hospital. A doctor put her on a non-surgical regime that did not require her immediate hospitalization. After eight months of treatment, her cancer cells were gone!
Grandson Benefits from Dafa
Because I went to Beijing to petition for justice for Dafa I suffered under the persecution in 2002. My eldest son and daughter-in-law allowed me to take their four-year-old son with me. He is polite, modest, and healthy, and he likes to help. He is friendly and never gets into conflicts with his classmates.
He does not come down with any illness. Occasionally, if he is not feeling well, he listens to Master's lecture recordings, and sometimes I get some medicine for him at a nearby small clinic, and he recovers quickly without needing to visit a hospital.
He was very simple before the age of six, and one day I found that his Celestial Eye had opened. For about a year-and-a-half, he saw Faluns (law wheels), lotuses, and scenes existing in other dimensions that others could not see, no matter whether he opened or closed his eyes.
He sometimes practiced the Falun Dafa exercises, and sometimes read Zhuan Falun. But as the persecution of Falun Dafa continued, his teacher said in class in front of his classmates, “There is a boy in this class whose grandmother practices Falun Dafa. I don't know if she has given it up or not.”
Another teacher said to me, “You don't want to affect your grandson with your practicing Falun Dafa.” After getting into junior high school, under the interference of various factors, he no longer studied the Fa or practiced the exercises.
After this, it was difficult for him to focus when he studied. He had poor academic performance and ranked at the bottom of his class. This worried his teacher and his family.
Before the college entrance exam, when I recited Master's new Lunyu every day, I asked him to check the writing in the book to see if I made a mistake, missed or added words. He did not mind helping me. At the same time, I asked him to recite the two Dafa phrases.
As a result, he successfully got into a university that he preferred. This surprised his teachers, classmates, and family members. He had kept a Dafa amulet in a small pocket in his school bag.
Not long after getting his driver's license last year, his brakes failed. Although he was not driving fast, his car was about to hit the car in front of him waiting at the traffic light. Right at that moment, that car started moving, and an accident was avoided. After experiencing a blackout, his first thought was: “Master is protecting me. Thank you, Master!”