Chinese Tourist: I Want to Be a Better Person Too
(Minghui.org) I was visiting the United States as a Chinese tourist in January 2020, when the COVID-19 virus appeared. As a result, I was unable to leave the country to return home to China. During this time I was fortunate to have the opportunity to listen to the lectures recorded by the founder of Falun Dafa, Master Li Hongzhi. I was also able to listen to the Minghui Radio program, “Remembering Master’s Grace.”
I read many of the touching stories and miracles witnessed by Falun Dafa disciples. I was convinced that gods and Buddhas exist in the universe, which uprooted the atheist in me.
I used to wonder why Master Li, not for fame or wealth, endures all kinds of hardship to spread Falun Dafa. Now I understood that he did this to save people! He did this to let every person recognize the characteristics of the universe – Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance.
The morality of mankind is now in an endless decline. People have abandoned their cultural traditions, human civilization and virtue of thousands of years in exchange for fame, wealth, and selfish desires.
Falun Dafa teaches people how to be a human, a good person and a better person, and how to improve their character and morality by following the law and standard of the universe – Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.
I came to the U.S. with a stubborn cough. I was coughing and expectorating every night, and phlegm was constantly irritating my throat. I was miserable. Nothing worked to get rid of it, no matter how many antibiotics, cold medicines and cough syrups I took.
At this time, a Dafa practitioner told me to sincerely repeat, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” I did as he said, and repeated these nine words non-stop, even while in bed.
One day, I suddenly realized I was not coughing and had no phlegm, even when I was lying in bed! Dafa practitioners told me that Master Li had helped me remove the sickness karma that had made me cough for so long and I believed this to be true!
I also want to share how Dafa helped me handle the unbearable pain in my heart. Soon after I learned about Falun Dafa cultivation practice I received terrible news: my most beloved family member suddenly passed away! I felt that the sky was falling. I was in a heart-piercing pain and couldn’t cope with the grief for several days.
At this time, a Dafa cultivator told me that I was passing the test of attachment to family. He read Master Li’s Fa to me,
“Those who are attached to affection for family will definitely be burned, entangled, and tormented by it. Pulled by the threads of affection and plagued by them throughout their lives, they will find it too late to regret at the end of their lives.” (“Cultivators’ Avoidances,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
One day, the words “predestined relationship” suddenly struck me. I understood that the predestined relationship between my departed family member and me had ended. Besides, my family member had already withdrawn from the three major Chinese Communist Party organizations, and should be in a good place now.
From then on, whenever there was a disturbance in my heart, I repeated those nine true words: “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” and the pain was gone instantly.
I thank Dafa and I thank Master Li for his grace! I will share my personal experiences with my family and friends and let them know about the “nine true words.” I will tell them the truth of Falun Dafa so they can live a wonderful life, validating the mighty virtue of Dafa.