(Minghui.org) Although I don't practice Falun Dafa, also called Falun Gong, myself, I always believe and feel strongly that, “Falun Dafa is Good!”
My wife and I met through a matchmaker during the Cultural Revolution. Because of the struggles between people from different backgrounds, the conflicts between us never stopped. We were always fighting, and could not agree on anything. We began to despise each other and called each other names.
After we had children, I didn’t want the responsibility, and volunteered to transfer and work out of town. I had an easy job, and never asked or cared how she took care of the two children, and our house, besides holding down a job. When I was home during my break, all I did was get drunk and make trouble.
For dozens of years I was selfish and unreasonable. My wife resented me and was always exhausted and upset. She would have divorced me if it weren’t for the children. Her health deteriorated and she attempted suicide a few times. I could almost see the end of this family.
She started to practice Falun Dafa in the winter of 1996. A few days into the practice, the chronic illnesses that tormented her for dozens of years disappeared. Her look and mental state changed dramatically. She looked as if she was young again.
She treated me and everyone in my family well and never spoke of how I used to hurt her. She was gentle, kind, considerate and no longer a ticking bomb with a straight face. The children began to have smiles on their faces.
Falun Dafa is so powerful! It changed her and turned my house into a peaceful and warm place. I was so happy and as a result I performed well in my career, as I got a college degree, and was promoted at work.
My family was dirt poor when I was growing up, and thus money was probably more important to me than my life. I could lose sleep over even a few cents. After I got married, I controlled my wife’s salary and she needed permission from me to purchase anything. We always fought about money.
After she picked up Falun Dafa, she no longer cared about money. I was in total disbelief, and wondered if she had lost her mind. When she read Falun Dafa books out loud, I listened to her. I felt that the teachings were great and thought that, “I could do that.”
I tried to let go of my attachment to money. I stopped bargaining, and resisted the urge to pick up recyclables on the streets that I could sell.
My biggest addictions were smoking and heavy drinking. Since my wife had quit her bad temper, I began to wonder if I could quit smoking. I was very young when I started smoking and just could not quit it. My addiction worsened over the years. I had doubts if I could quit.
I wrote Master’s words on my palm: “When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.” (Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)
When things got very hard, I looked at the words on my hand. How amazing, I quit smoking within a few days after 40 years! I couldn’t have done so without Master’s help and Falun Dafa.
Gradually my stomach pain and coughing disappeared. Master, the founder of Dafa, purified my body even if I wasn’t a practitioner!
One time I was cleaning the toilet and accidentally splashed concentrated sulfuric acid into my eyes. The pain was excruciating. I begged Master to help me, and the pain stopped immediately. I flushed my eyes with abundant water, and my eyes were as good as new.
I retired early in 1999 and wanted to quit drinking before I officially became a Falun Dafa practitioner. Unfortunately the persecution was launched by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I gave up the idea in the face of the bloody suppression. My wife refused to give up Falun Dafa.
Fearing to lose everything I worried about my children’s future and my wife’s safety, I drank excessively, and fought with my wife. I cursed and said a lot of disrespectful things about Master and Falun Dafa. My health began to deteriorate.
My wife frequently talked to me about why the persecution was wrong. I finally understood the evil tactics used by the CCP. I calmed down and knew in my heart that this was a great practice. I was determined to support my wife.
She was arrested twice and detained after she went to Beijing to petition for the right to practice Falun Dafa. I showed her my support. When she went into hiding, the authorities withheld her salary for six months. I visited her and encouraged her while she was incarcerated.
The authorities came to arrest me one night when I was drunk. They left knowing that I wasn’t a practitioner for practitioners don’t drink. A few days later they took me to a police station wanting to know my wife’s whereabouts. I made a lot of trouble for them and was released a few hours later without telling them a thing.
Another time they drove me around town asking me to point out where my wife stayed. I was drunk, talked nonsense, fell asleep and almost puked in the car. They took me home, and never bothered me again.
My wife finally came home. To allow her more time to study the teachings and clarifying the truth about Dafa, I shouldered the house chores. When she needed cash to make informational Dafa materials, I never questioned her. When she was too tired and didn’t wake up at midnight to send righteous thoughts, I stayed up just so I could wake her up. This lasted a few years and eventually she realized that she had to do it on her own.
Because of my support for Falun Dafa, good fortune came around. My pension was a lot higher than my coworkers with similar experience. My health improved and my children got married, as well as had steady jobs.
One morning I was on my way to see my mother in a hospital and a car hit me when I was crossing the street. I was thrown into the air and fell on top of the car before I hit the ground. People gathered and began to condemn the young driver. She was terrified and trembled as she asked if I wanted to go to the hospital. Master’s words came to my mind, “good or evil comes from a person’s spontaneous thought,” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
I knew that she was driving too fast because she didn’t want to be late for work, and that she didn’t mean to hit me. Slowly I got up and stretched my legs. I told her, “I’m fine and I won’t extort money from you.”
Hearing what I said, the bystanders told me, “You can’t just let her go. You got scared, which isn’t good for your heart. You are mentally traumatized. Ask her for compensation. She did hit you and it’s only fair to make her pay.”
I refused to take money from the driver. People told the driver that she got really lucky that day. She was crying as she thanked me repeatedly.
Several times I wanted to tell her and everyone there that I was a good person because I followed Falun Dafa’s principles. I was not hurt from the serious accident, because Master protected me. However, a great fear stopped me from clarifying the truth in public. Master later gave me another chance to do so, but I still failed.
I met the driver again at the hospital where my mother stayed. She thanked me again and told me that she worked there. She told me that I could ask her for help if I needed anything. I was still too afraid to clarify the truth to her. I deeply regret that I could not talk about Dafa. I wrote this article to compensate for my negligence. I want everyone to know, “Falun Dafa is good!