Master Li Takes Care of True Cultivators
(Minghui.org) I am a 53-year-old retiree who started practicing Falun Dafa in 2008. I truly believe that if a person genuinely practices Falun Dafa, he or she will indeed be looked after by Master Li.
Master Takes Care of Me
I was informed in late 2017 that the place where we lived was slated to be demolished in an urban redevelopment program. We had to buy another place to live but couldn't find anything suitable. In January 2018, my cousin-in-law invited a friend for dinner to help us look for a place. This friend just happened to have a property for sale. He had recently purchased another apartment in a building with an elevator in the same neighborhood, so he was renting out this one. My cousin-in-law knew that the property was a fourth-floor walk-up in a good neighborhood in the city center, so he immediately agreed to buy it.
But not long after this, the friend and his wife went out of town to their daughter's for a few months. During this time, people were taking advantage of the large-scale demolitions and relocations in the city and were secretly hyping up the real estate market. We didn’t know if the sellers would change their minds and raise their asking price. At the same time, officers from the City Housing Demolition and Relocation visited us many times to get us to move out. I was not disturbed by what was happening. I believed that if cultivators are diligent in their cultivation, Master will make good arrangements for them. I continued to work on projects to save people as I had before.
The sellers came back to town three months later, and my cousin-in-law went to discuss the purchase with them straight away. After some negotiating, we settled on a price of 600,000 yuan for the 134-square-meter apartment. That included taxes and other expenses. This was undoubtedly good news.
We only had 230,000 yuan in hand at that time. But relatives and friends helped us raise enough money to buy it. The closing was completed in just one day, and after some simple remodeling, we moved in. Right after moving in, we received a notice saying that our old building was going to be demolished.
The transition between each of these steps was so perfect. Everyone said that my family was so blessed. I knew that it was because compassionate Master was taking care of me, so that I could devote myself to validating the Fa without any worries.
Master is looking after every cultivator. Since my husband works out of town, I oversaw the day-to-day operations of our home and organized everything well. I always reminded myself that I couldn't put the cart before the horse. I never let myself lag behind when it came to saving people.
It was an unusual period of time for our family. I had to search for a house and prepare and deliver meals to my son at his high school over 12 miles away on the weekends. I also had to prepare and deliver meals to my daughter twice a day. Although my daughter is married, she was running her store by herself and could not step away. At the same time, I was responsible for providing printing supplies to other practitioners during the day and packaging the finished materials at night for our Dafa project. My time was very tight, and I really wished that the things that took two minutes to do could be done in one.
I used to walk slowly before I started to practice Dafa. Now I almost jog. No matter how busy I am, I always keep righteous thoughts and have no complaints. Even though I sleep very little, my face glows and I am very alert and always in a pleasant mood.
Believing in Dafa, My Husband Advances Well in His Career
Since being laid off from his factory job in 1999, my husband has done temporary work away from home. His first job was for a lumber company. He started as a first-line worker and then moved up to a team lead. After I became a practitioner, he was promoted to supervisor. I often told him, “Your regular pay increases are the result of your believing in Dafa and supporting my cultivation. You are blessed by Dafa.” He also said in front of our relatives, “I have been so lucky during my career. I have been blessed because my wife practices Falun Dafa. I really appreciate Dafa's Master.” When he returns home on holidays, he brings fruit and personally places it in front of Master's portrait to show his gratitude.
Over the past ten years, he has changed jobs several times within the same industry, being promoted to higher and higher positions and getting raises each time. He is now a director. At the end of 2018, he was introduced to the CEO of a company in the forestry industry. The CEO valued his technical and managerial skills, but, more importantly, he valued his hardworking, honest, and loyal character. The CEO recruited him with an annual salary of 240,000 yuan, plus a 60,000 yuan subsidy, and an eight percent annual bonus. Given this income, the remaining debt from the purchase of our home was fully paid off within six months in 2019.
Finding out your home was going to be demolished, locating and buying a new one, renovating it, and moving in could be pretty traumatic for anyone. But it took us only a few months and everything went smoothly. This shows that Dafa disciples are lucky and the families of Dafa disciples are also blessed.
Relatives Praise My Daughter
Even since I became a practitioner, I have always monitored what I say and do in accordance with Falun Dafa's principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. In today's world, moral values are deteriorating daily, but I have educated my two children according to traditional values.
My daughter was born in the 1990s and is now a law student. She had a sharp tongue and tended to argue a point to death. I thought that, as a practitioner's child, she should behave properly. I often taught her, “We need to forbear in any conflict. Do not argue. You need to treat other people with compassion. Even though you are not cultivating Dafa yet, you should still try to be a good person according to Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.”
With consistent reminders and imperceptible influence, she has changed a lot. She once said to me, “Mom, my biggest change is I am now able to endure. I meet all kinds of people in the store. Regardless of how rude they are to me, I am able to take it calmly.” Yes, my daughter has indeed become polite, calm, kind, and considerate.
My son-in-law's mother died, and his father worked outside the home all year round. In 2016, as my daughter's wedding neared, no one from her future in-law's family had taken charge of anything. Since my husband was working away from home, her future father-in-law came to discuss the details of the wedding with me, like how many wedding gifts to give to my daughter, what kind of furniture to purchase, or what else should be prepared.
In today's society, it is customary that if someone marries your daughter, you can easily ask her future in-laws for 100,000 or 200,000 yuan. But I am a cultivator and could not follow such a custom. Dafa disciples should be extraordinary. I said to him, “We won't ask for a gift. As for the furniture and appliances, if they are still usable, don’t buy anything new. We shouldn't incur debts for their wedding, as that would affect their future.” Seeing my position, he said with relief, “Let's do it your way!”
Master taught us to think of others first. My son-in-law's family was not wealthy, and there was no air conditioning in the living room of their new home. I bought a brand-new air conditioner for 10,000 yuan as part of my daughter's dowry. I also prepared all the linens and gave my daughter 100,000 yuan for her dowry. I told her that, after they married, she should use the money to help his family repay their mortgage.
In addition, I managed many tedious tasks, from booking the wedding reception venue, hiring a wedding company, and remodeling the new home. I covered many of the expenses, rather than depend on her in-laws. I did as much as I could. My son-in-law and his father were surprised and satisfied with everything I did.
What made the in-law's family happiest was that they got a good daughter-in-law. In her new family, my daughter respects the elders. She is polite, kind, and good at understanding and considering others. Both my son-in-law and his father work out of town all year round in different places far from each other. Their family is apart most of the time, so my daughter calls them often. Once, her father-in-law was not feeling well, so she helped him down from the fourth floor step by step and got him admitted to a hospital. She stayed by his side while he was tested. She got everything settled before going back to work. Her father-in-law has two daughters of his own, but both work out of town. They rarely come back to see him or take care of him. My daughter treats him so well that he feels closer to her than his own daughters.
When my daughter is mentioned, all my relatives and friends praise her, especially my son-in-law's brother-in-law, who is an accountant. He praised my daughter again and again and complimented me on raising her well. He said that girls like her are very rare today.
All of this has come from Falun Dafa and Master. Master said, “Zhen-Shan-Ren is the Sole Criterion to Discern Good and Bad People” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
As a Dafa disciple, what I have is the result of using the principles of Dafa to cultivate myself and educate my children.
Thank you, Master!