Treasuring People with Predestined Relationships: Leaving No Regrets
(Minghui.org) At the time around the Chinese New Year, the coronavirus had been spreading throughout China. The place where I live is far away from Wuhan City, we are at the stage where the city is soon to be shut down, as more and more people are coming down with this virus.
As a result, during the Chinese New Year, people only got to send messages from their phones to greet each other. There are only very few pedestrians on the streets. While at home, people have their doors tightly closed. Everyone is in great panic. Moreover, for people who enter into the village or the entrance of a residential area, they have to go through registrations, as well as having their body temperature checked. Plus the disinfectant smell is everywhere.
My mother-in-law invited a few of her close relatives to come together to dinner recently. When we were getting together, every one of us treasured this opportunity. I wanted to do better in clarifying the facts to my family, as I didn’t do well enough in the past, so as not to leave any regrets.
My family and relatives have a strong predestined relationship with me. During the past more than two decades when I was persecuted, they have been impacted negatively in various degrees. On one hand, they had been trying to make an effort in either helping me get released or taking care of my family in my absence. On the other hand, they were either against or laughed at me, even to the point of framing me.
However, I didn’t take how they treated me to heart, but rather still treasured this predestined relationship with them, and treated them with kindness and compassion. More importantly, I wanted to help them understand the truth of Falun Dafa.
I’d like to take the opportunity during this Wuhan coronavirus epidemic, when everyone feels so insecure, to help them understand Dafa. When Master saw my heart, he arranged the opportunity for me to talk to them face-to-face.
Sister-In-Law: Listening to the Truth of Dafa
Right before the Chinese New Year, it was the time when my sister-in-law was supposed to take care of my mother-in-law by herself. This was an opportunity to help her. I cleaned my mother-in-law’s home and did the cooking. Since she was in fairly poor health and had gone through major operations, I told her about the power of Dafa, and how effective it was when facing an illness.
Also, I had helped her quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), I gave her a copy of Zhuan Falun, as well as an MP3 player with Master Li’s lecture recordings. Though she didn’t continue with reading the book, she was already aware that Dafa was wonderful.
Now, because of the virus outbreak, I asked her to often recite, “Falun Dafa is wonderful! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful!” I wanted to assure her that Dafa will safeguard her so that she would escape from this epidemic. I asked her to pass on this message to her family members so that they would also benefit. She was willing to share what I told her with her family.
Husband’s Cousin: Accepts an Amulet
On Chinese New Year's day, my husband’s cousin and his wife, who lives on the ground floor, went to greet my mother-in-law who was one level above them. They said that they stopped going out these days but rather wanted to chat with my mother-in-law for a little while. They mainly talked about the coronavirus epidemic.
I talked about ensuring one’s safety. I had helped them quit the CCP before, yet they were reluctant to receive truth-clarification materials.
A few years back, my husband's cousin brought Dafa informational materials that he had found in the hallway and came over to me. He questioned me, “Did you do this? Don’t get yourself into trouble again.” I then clarified the facts to them. They said, “Didn’t so-and-so already pass away,” to stop me. I felt it hard to make them understand the true facts then. But I have often been worried about their safety and wanted to find another opportunity to clarify the facts to them.
The chance came, on this Chinese New Year day when in front of my husband, I tried to give a truth-clarification amulet to his wife. When she was a bit hesitant, her husband took it from me and put it into his pocket. I said to her, “Please remember the words Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good to ensure your safety.” She smiled at me and replied, “Will do!”
After they left, my husband was a bit upset, because I talked about Dafa. He was afraid that I’d get him into trouble. I smiled at him and then tried to comfort him, “They both are your relatives. Can I not care about them? Please rest assured that you will be fine.”
Before my sister-in-law retired, she was the person in charge of her local community management committee. Her husband was the president of a large hotel. Both of them were deeply poisoned by the evil Party. My mother-in-law had practiced Dafa before but was not very diligent. They had a very tense relationship. They had been fighting over a property for which my mother-in-law was responsible for many years.
I helped my sister-in-law, her husband, and their daughter quit the CCP before. However, when it came to the acknowledgment of Dafa's truth, they turned a blind eye. When we were getting together around 2000, she and her husband purposefully talked about how great the CCP was, for the sake of irritating me. I was not moved, so they stopped.
My sister-in-law was a very arrogant person. She would easily curse at my mother-in-law. She even went as far as throwing my mom’s amulet toward someone else. Despite that, my mother-in-law spoiled her, and my husband and I just let her be. For all these years, she and my mother-in-law have been in charge of the family on my in-laws' side.
For the past recent few years, my mother-in-law lost some of her mobility. We took turns in taking care of her, especially my husband and I. During the process, I have been using my actions to validate Dafa, which has been witnessed and acclaimed by our relatives and friends. That’s the point when my sister-in-law began to show her respect for me. She often said, “My sister-in-law treats me better than my sister.”
I knew I had a strong predestined relationship with her. One time, in my dream, I was going for a walk with her. Suddenly, there appeared in the sky two golden words: Buddha Fa, and I made sure she saw it. I said, “You see this is all true!” She then began to look up to the sky excitedly. For a number of years, I didn’t care how she treated me but rather treasured the predestined relationship between us. Therefore, I’ve been looking for opportunities to help save her family.
This year’s Chinese New Year I brought truth-clarification amulet pendants to my mother-in-law’s home. She happened to be there. So I took out two amulet pendants – one for her and the other for her daughter. I told her by wearing that, she could escape calamities and ensure her safety. On top of that, I also gave her another pendant which was engraved with the words “Falun Dafa is wonderful,” she gladly accepted everything.
When we met each other again, she told me that she hung the pendant which had “Falun Dafa is wonderful” engraved in the hallway, so that people would see it. She said that her daughter was of poor health, so she asked her to put on the amulet pendant to ensure her safety. From there, I could see that my sister-in-law truly believed the truth about Dafa.
At dinner, her husband and I helped my mother-in-law go to the living room. When I asked her to say, “Falun Dafa is wonderful”, she did so. During our meal, we were all talking about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. Everyone was upset that the government covered up the truth to deceive its own citizens, and treating people’s lives too lightly. When I mentioned to them some prophesies, both my sister-in-law and her husband believed them and agreed that good and evil are rewarded according to heaven's will.
Seeing their transformations, I felt so glad. I’d like to thank Master for providing me with this opportunity to help save my relatives so that I won’t feel regret anymore.
Key to Safety: Falun Dafa is Wonderful! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Wonderful
When I went grocery shopping at a supermarket, it was very quiet, so I said to one of the cashiers, “Thank you for your diligent work so that we still can come to do our grocery shopping. Please pay attention to your safety and wash your hands as often as you could.”
“Thank you!” She replied.
I said, “I can see you are a kind person. Please keep in mind, “Falun Dafa is wonderful! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful!” Heaven will safeguard kind people. Please do get this message across to your colleagues and family, to help every one of you escape from this epidemic.”
She kept nodding her head and said, “Thank you! I will remember to tell them.” After that, she saw me off all the way to the entrance of the supermarket.
We all understand that for sentient beings who were deeply poisoned by the lies fabricated by the CCP if they are still not clear about the truth, the outcome that awaits them would be dreadful. We treasure our family members as well as sentient beings whom we come across. We need to take the epidemic as an opportunity to awaken people's conscience, and not leave any regrets for ourselves.