In-Law’s Attitude Changed with Compassion and Dumplings
(Minghui.org) I am 59 years of age and started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997.
Since I was married everything in my life had been going well. As time passed though, I found my husband’s family issues very complicated and it became very difficult to accept their behavior. My mother in-law was very aggressive and did not consider others at all, and my two sisters-in-law were trouble makers. My husband and I were expected to report every aspect of our daily life to them.
Over time I became really frustrated and angry. I eventually started to fight with my husband and as a result my health deteriorated. I couldn't eat well and had loose stools right after meals. My weight dropped from one hundred and twenty pounds to seventy. I went to see a doctor and all he could suggest was that I go home and relax. I knew there was no medicine that could heal my illness; so, I quit my job. I didn't know why I had so much karma and wondered what I had done in my previous lives.
Just when I was feeling hopeless, a Falun Dafa practitioner introduced me to the book Zhuan Falun. When I opened it and saw Master’s picture I cried. I felt I had found a long lost relative. Instead of sleeping, I stayed up all night and read the whole book. I understood that cultivation meant going back to my original, true self. That's when I started cultivating.
I was very diligent in studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. I improved my xinxing a lot. I began to understand the predestined relationship between my in-laws and I, and consequently didn’t feel angry any more. Gradually, all my illnesses disappeared.
One day, I made dumplings and brought them to my in-laws. My mother in-law saw me approaching with the dumplings and shouted, “Go away! I will not eat any dumplings that you have made,” and shut the door. Standing outside with the dumplings, I felt really upset. I had traveled quite a distance to give them dumplings but was treated badly. I left feeling sad.
On my way home, I thought, “Isn’t this a chance to improve my xinxing? Why did I become angry?” I shouldn’t be mad at her, I should follow Master’s teachings. I felt relieved at that.
A couple of days later, I again went to my in-law’s home to deliver dumplings. My mother in-law’s attitude was even worse; she tried to throw the dumplings down the stairs. I remained calm, knowing that nothing happens by accident and that this was another chance to improve my xinxing.
When I brought dumplings the third time, my mother in-law was touched and let me into her home. Her attitude had changed to the point that she was polite to me. Thank you Master for helping me get rid of some karma.
My father in-law passed away in 2007. In his will he left his house to my son. I didn’t pay much attention to this gift, but six months later, my mother in-law and sister in-law sold the house. The money was given to my sister-in-law and my mother in-law moved in with her. As a Falun Dafa practitioner I have little self interest and didn't argue with them and no one talked about what they had done.
A year later, my mother in-law and sister in-law had a disagreement and as a result my mother in-law was kicked out of the home. When my husband and I heard it, we decided to let her stay in our home.
I followed Dafa's principles and treated her with compassion. Later, my sister in-law felt guilty, sold her house, and gave the money to us.
My mother-in-law has lived in our home for ten years now and is still in good health. During those years, she felt Dafa’s compassion, supported me in doing the three things, and has witnessed the greatness of Master. My two sisters-in-law and their families also know that Dafa is great.