People Impressed by Falun Dafa Practitioners' Behavior
(Minghui.org) I'd like to share a couple of stories about how people realized that Falun Dafa is good from the behavior of Dafa practitioners.
I started to practice Falun Dafa in April 1996. At that time, my mother-in-law was over 70, and she couldn't use her right hand. When I saw her so old and thin, I thought, “How wonderful it would be if she could also obtain the Fa.”
In 1997, my whole family moved from the countryside to the city. Because I didn't have to do farm work anymore, I had more free time.
One day, I told my mother-in-law, “Mother, I want to help you learn Falun Dafa.” She laughed, “I can't read or write, so how do I learn it?” I told her, “As long as you really want to learn, you can do it.”
And she did want to learn – she's always believed in the existence of gods. I started by playing her the audio recordings of Master Li's lectures. Even though she couldn't understand Mandarin well, she simply listened to it while I tried to explain the surface meaning in her dialect. Later, she asked me to teach her how to do the exercises. She had a problem with her left leg, so it was hard for her to stand for a long time. However, she was determined to learn all five exercises, and she believed that Master was a Buddha.
When I took her to watch the videos of Master's lectures at a showing, she was very happy and kept on saying, “Good Master! Good Dafa!” Finally I got my own copy of the videos and played them for my mother-in-law every day. One day she told me, “When I was watching the video, I saw a very beautiful fairy flying out from the TV that did a circle around the living room and then flew back into the TV. ”
I realized that my mother-in-law did have a good innate foundation, so I decided to teach her how to read. I copied the book Hong Yin in large characters neatly and told her, “I'll teach you the characters.” She laughed again, “Me? Read? Maybe in my next life. Besides I've lost almost all my teeth and can't even pronounce the words correctly.” I told her, “Master will help you--you just need to take it seriously.”
I taught her character by character and explained to her the surface meaning of each character, each word, and each sentence. She took learning very seriously. It often took her several days to learn one poem. She kept reciting the poems all the time because she was afraid she might forget them once she stopped. But she still made mistakes, and I would correct her when she did. I told her that each character in Hong Yin was very important, so no mistakes were allowed. When she made a mistake, she asked for forgiveness in front of Master's picture. She continued to learn with all her heart.
Finally her hard work paid off. She learned all the characters in Hong Yin and Hong Yin II. Without being aware of it, her body changed dramatically. Her right hand became normal. She couldn't thank Master enough.
However, there were many difficulties. Time passed and, my mother-in-law grew older. Every time she used the toilet, the smell was very bad and it was rather messy in the bathroom. So I frequently had to clean her bathroom.
One day she relieved herself in her pants. She was very embarrassed. But I comforted her, “You are 96, and you can still take good care of yourself--that's already amazing.”
Another time when I helped her shower, she was especially embarrassed and held my hands, “My child, why do you treat me so well? You treat me much better than my own daughters.”
I smiled, “Don't you remember? I am a Falun Dafa practitioner.” She often told Master's picture, “You have a very good disciple. Thank you so much for letting me have such a good daughter-in-law.”
My mother-in-law has three sons and two daughters; my husband is the fourth child. Two of his sisters and one of his brothers were very old, and his younger sister-in-law was very busy. So my mother-in-law stayed with me all the time.
Taking care of a 96-year-old requires great patience and attention to detail. I took care of her without any complaint. I helped her shower and change more frequently to keep her clean. I prepared for her enough clothing for all four seasons. Sometimes I personally made clothes that fit her better, because she is small and thin. Because she'd lost all her teeth, I always made dishes soft and easy to swallow. I help her remove fish bones, peel off eggshells, and buy her snacks that she likes.
Though I don't mind doing all of this for her, we still have conflicts sometimes. For example, once when I finished a lot of tedious housework and wanted to sit down and read, my mother-in-law came in to talk to me. She brought up things that happened years ago. Some stories she'd already told me many times.
I have taken care of my mother-in-law with great attention for many years, and all our neighbors have said that no one could find better a daughter-in-law in this world.
The Most Trustworthy Aunt
In 2011, my sister-in-law had her spleen removed. Her husband was sick and all his brothers and sisters were going through different situations, which made it difficult to take care of her. But her son decided to let me take care of her.
“Please help take care of my mother, I trust you the most,” he said.
I told him, “No problem, you just go to work, don't worry.”
After my sister-in-law was discharged from the hospital, she moved in with me. I took care of her and also accompanied her to the hospital for check-ups and medicine. Her daughter gave me 2,000 yuan, but I refused to take it. After half a month, she recovered and went home.
When my first daughter got married, in order to reduce the workload for her parents-in-law, I organized almost everything for the wedding. When the young couple asked me if the wedding date was a good one, I told them, “Don't worry, any day is a good day.” Sure enough, the wedding day was bright and clear. The whole wedding went smoothly. My son's parents-in-law very much appreciated what I did.
After their wedding, my son's mother-in-law and I got to know each other better. When she saw how I took care of my mother-in-law, she said she would also take good care of her mother-in-law.
Once, I went to her home and her mother-in-law held my hands, “Because of your positive influence on my daughter-in-law, I have a much better and happier life.” I told her, “All seniors should enjoy their lives.” She was very happy, “You are so good.” I told her, “It's because our master teaches us to be better people.” She said, “Your master is great!”
She is also very satisfied with my daughter, her granddaughter-in-law. My daughter always makes her happy. Indeed, since my daughter learned Dafa from the time she was young, she has followed Dafa's principles and grew up to be a righteous, kind person. Now she has a baby and the whole family has a harmonious life.
“He is on a Providential mission in this world as well as in heaven above. He has bountiful virtue and also maintains a benevolent heart; he is full of great aspirations while minding minor details. With broad knowledge of the laws and principles, he is able to unravel uncertainties. Offering salvation to the world and its people, he builds up his merit naturally.”(“Sage,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
I remember Master's words, follow Master's teachings in daily life and treat everyone around me with kindness. Although I am not good at talking, my actions can tell everyone what kind of person I am. If everyone who comes across me feels how good a practitioner is and can recognize that Dafa is wonderful, they can be saved this way as well.
Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!