A Familiar Melody Brings Tears of Gratitude
(Minghui.org) Tears filled my eyes as I listened to the song “Falun Dafa Is Good.” It reminded me that Master Li has guided my mother and me to cultivate and be good people. The experiences that we went through in the past 20 years are still vivid in our minds. I would like to share a few of them.
My mother's worrisome expression changed to one of joy after her health improved when she started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997.
She suggested that I try Falun Dafa and said that Zhuan Falun is a great book. I told her that she should keep doing it if she believes it is so great. I thought: “I am still so young, I don’t have time for this. I will practice Dafa when I am my mother’s age.”
The Start of My Cultivation Journey
One day in 2006, a thought came to me: mom has been practicing Falun Dafa for almost 10 years. I knew that qigong could improve health, but why doesn't she ever get sick? She doesn't even get headaches. I witnessed the positive changes in my mother and concluded that Dafa is unique. So I decided to check it out.
Before I even started reading Zhuan Falun, my stomach suddenly turned, and I began vomiting and had diarrhea all night. Sitting next to me, my mother was deep in thought. She believed Master was cleansing my body.
I did not believe her: “Is it possible that Master is taking care of me already? I haven’t even read the book.”
“Maybe Dafa is your destiny.” Mother replied. I did not take her words seriously.
My stomach pain lasted for three days, and I considered going to the hospital. As soon as I had that thought, I vomited again. Then, the pain was gone, and I no longer felt nauseous. My insides felt empty, as if everything had been purified. Was Master really cleansing my body?
I began reading Zhuan Falun and finished it in one afternoon. It hit me that this is a book about cultivation; one starts by being a good person and eventually reaches the level of a cultivator. I regretted not reading the book earlier.
If everyone could align with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be a good person, and self-reflect when conflicts arise, what a wonderful society it would be. Isn’t the degradation of society due to the downward slide of our moral values? Dafa is a practice that can improve our character.
That’s how I became a Falun Dafa practitioner. Now, my mother and I are companions on the path of cultivation as we follow the guiding principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Winning Over My Sister’s in-law
When mother tried to introduce Dafa to my sister’s mother-in-law, she wasn't interested.
During a visit, this relative noticed that my mother enjoys good health, so she asked if she could learn the Falun Dafa exercises.
Soon afterward, my sister’s mother-in-law became a diligent practitioner. She believes in Master and broke through tribulations of sickness karma on her own, which was no small feat. Previously, she would have checked into the hospital at the first sign of a headache.
My Son Has Been Blessed
While I was pregnant with my son, my mother had a vision of a young child going up the stairs to our apartment.
My son was born in 2010. He was taught to say “Falun Dafa is good,” and he loved singing songs that praise Dafa.
He once got a deep cut close to one of his eyes when he ran into a corner of the windowsill.
My mother took him, bleeding and screaming, to the emergency room. On the way there, my mother reminded my son to say “Falun Dafa is good” and to ask for Master Li's help. He soon stopped crying.
After getting four stitches in his face, he took a nap as soon as he returned home.
I did not know any of this until I returned from work. The injury was so close to his eye. I thanked Master for protecting my son from having a more severe injury.
Growing up, my son rarely got sick. If he did, listening to Master’s lectures soothed him the most. He believes in Dafa, and tells me that he will ask for Master’s guidance if he runs into trouble.
My Aunt's Kindhearted Family
My aunt and her husband are kind and honest people. They receive their income from doing odd jobs and temporary work.
Both of them believe in Dafa, and that it teaches people to be good. My uncle once met a Falun Dafa practitioner while on a job and was impressed by the practitioner's integrity and work ethic.
My mom often brought the couple Dafa truth-clarification pamphlets when she visited, and my aunt would help distribute them.
In a dream, I saw my aunt’s home in a golden glow. Not long after, my aunt’s apartment building was demolished. The compensation her family received was the amount needed to pay off the balance of her bank loan for their new place. They believe that Dafa showered them with good fortune.
Other people in my aunt's family also approve of Dafa. They denounced and quit all of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) affiliated organizations that they had previous joined. Soon after, some of them found steady employment, and one even avoided a dangerous situation as he was visiting my mother.
Whoever is able to show support to Falun Dafa in the midst of the CCP's slander and unjust persecution is a person with a sense of justice who can tell right from wrong. The Buddha Fa protects people who are kind and blesses them with happiness.
“When people show the appropriate respect and reverence toward Dafa as it manifests here in this world, they, their race, or their nation will enjoy blessings or honor.” (“On Dafa,” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
My relatives are living proof of good people receiving blessings from Dafa.
As of this year, my mother has cultivated for 23 years, and I for 14. Falun Dafa is still being persecuted in China. Practitioners are illegally detained and discriminated against by people who are deceived by the CCP’s lies. Staying firm in her belief in such an environment is no small feat for my mother.
I used to worry for her safety and feel anxious when she went out to distribute Falun Dafa pamphlets. I once asked her: “When will this kind of life end?” “Aren’t we living through it one day at a time?” She said quietly.
She is right. We have been each other’s comfort and support. Of course, there were difficult days, but there were also happy times when we were able to help people come to see the truth about the persecution.
We sometimes felt anxious for those who would not listen and cursed at us; and were touched by those who called out: “Falun Dafa is good!” while holding our pamphlet.
Why did we remain firm in our belief even though Falun Dafa is targeted by the CCP? It is because we are showered with Dafa’s blessings.
We believe that one day, the light of the Buddha Fa will shine on every inch of the earth. Good people will eventually be saved by Dafa, and Master’s boundless compassion will inspire them to return to their true nature!