By Following the Fa, I Gained Compassion and Resolved a Feud
(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Dafa practitioner from Jilin Province and am 65 years old. I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1998. Two weeks after that, I recovered from my health problems, including heart disease. After that, my heart seemed to be filled with optimism! Prior to this, I had not laughed for many years. From then on, I often smiled, as I finally understood the meaning of life. I wouldn’t feel sleepy even if I went without sleep. My body and mind experienced fundamental changes.
Master Gave My Father a Second Life
My father witnessed the miraculous nature of Falun Dafa when he saw the changes in me, so he began to read Zhuan Falun. After he read the book only once, he gave up his decades-long Buddhist belief and started cultivating Dafa. As a Buddhist, he had learned that the Falun King would come to the human world to offer salvation to people in the Dharma-ending period.
Soon after my father started practicing, he felt a lightness and ease, as if walking on air. He also had a rosy complexion, even though he was in his 70s.
After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Dafa, he went out one night to distribute Dafa truth-clarification materials. He left home at 8:00 p.m. He returned the next morning when I was cooking. His hair was covered with frost. I asked why he’s stayed out so late. He said that, in order to post more materials, he went to five villages.
My younger sister is mentally ill, so my father lives with her to take care of her. He lives very simply. He gives the money he saves to help produce truth-clarification materials, and he has done a lot of good deeds without telling anyone about them.
My father was severely injured in a neighboring village in June 2006. A man named Yuan was riding a motorcycle and hit him. Yuan took my father to the hospital and left. He told me that he didn't hit my father, that he was just trying to help my father since he needed help.
My father was unconscious. He had a fractured skull, cerebral hemorrhage, and multiple fractures. The doctor said that because my father was 80 years old, surgery was not an option. The doctor told us to take him home to recover on his own.
My sisters came from out of town and complained that I should not have handled the accident as I did. They said I should have held the perpetrator responsible. I told them about the principles of Dafa and the power of Dafa. I said, “Father will not be in danger. Master Li will certainly protect him. If Father were not protected, he would have died already given the severity of the accident.”
I helped my father listen to Master’s audio teachings and I read Hong Yin to him every day. He was able to walk with a cane three months later. When he went outside and encountered other villagers, they all said that he was so fortunate to have survived the accident. The whole story became the top news in surrounding villages.
During that time I was actually under tremendous pressure. My father was seriously injured. I also had to care for my mentally ill younger sister. At times I had to lock my sister in the house since I was worried that she might run away. My other sisters complained about me a lot. Villagers laughed at and chastised me. But Dafa and Master gave me strength. Fellow practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts for me. I kept memorizing the Fa every day. No matter what people said, I had faith in Dafa and Master. Memorizing the Fa boosted my confidence greatly.
After Letting Go of Resentment, Compassion Emerges
In 2013 at another practitioner’s home, I met Mei, the wife of the man who had hit my father. She told me that she had also begun to practice Falun Dafa. She told me that Yuan had hit my father but that they did not admit it at that time. However, now that she practiced Dafa, she would follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She apologized to me and also visited my father. But Yuan still would not admit that he hit my father.
During the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2017, Yuan was riding his motorcycle and hit another car. He was seriously injured. He suffered multiple fractures and was hospitalized. Mei looked after him in the hospital. This was during the fall harvest when everyone was busy harvesting corn. Yuan's father was over 80 years old. He was so worried about his son and that there was no one else to harvest their corn that he fell ill.
Mei's family members on her mother's side all practiced Falun Dafa. They asked more than a dozen practitioners in our village to help harvest the corn. Whoever could help was welcome. The work could be done in one day if enough people went to help. I was a Dafa disciple and knew I must act according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I had to eliminate any resentment I still had for Yuan. So I went.
When I got there, I was assigned to cook lunch with another elderly practitioner. When everyone was eating, Yuan returned home from the hospital. Everyone gathered around him to ask how he was. Mei saw me, hugged me, and cried, “He hit your father and didn't admit it. Now he has received retribution.”
Yuan heard what Mei said and didn't say anything. His nephew helped him to bed, and I took him a pillow. Everyone was looking at me. Mei said to Yuan, “You hit her father and really hurt him, and this was your retribution. Not only does she not hate you, but she has also come to help you.” I said, “Yuan, you should admit it in front of all these people. It would be to your benefit.” He still did not say anything.
In the afternoon, I went to pick corn, and I felt as if I was working in my own field—my heart was calm. It was Master who helped me remove the remaining resentment and jealousy. I really felt compassion. Through this incident, Master tested my xinxing to see if I could do the right thing.
I passed the test that Master arranged for me. Throughout this incident, I let go of a lot of bad things and gained much more in the way of good things. I realized that I was the main character of this drama!
“Fame, gain, emotion—cultivate each away,And ascend to the Firmament at Consummation,See the human world with eyes of compassion,Then are you freed from the spell of delusion.”(“Success at Consummation,” Hong Yin, Translation version A)
The above poem exactly describes what I went through at that time.