My Entire Family Benefits from Cultivation
(Minghui.org) Words cannot describe the joy I felt when I began practicing Falun Dafa 20 years ago. My experience in cultivation has helped me understand the preciousness and majesty of the practice.
Even the horror of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) can’t shake practitioners’ steadfast faith in the Fa.
I’d like to share some of my family's cultivation experiences.
An “auntie” visited us one day in 1998. She was very happy and told us her husband was so blessed and totally recovered from his illnesses.
As far as I remembered, he had to take a lot of medications and was dependent upon them. I wondered what kind of super pill made him healthy again!
She told me he began practicing Falun Dafa. That was the first time I had heard about this wonderful practice. My initial impression was that it was great, and I had an intention to learn Dafa.
I later heard that a colleague was practicing, and she introduced Falun Dafa to me and helped me get the book Zhuan Falun. After reading through several lectures, I realized that the book teaches people to cultivate their minds and do good deeds.
However, I felt that I wouldn’t be able to reach that high of a standard, and I was afraid of failing. So I put the book away.
My parents later began practicing Falun Dafa, with my father starting first.
After seeing the changes in him, my mother wanted to try it out with the idea of treating her heart disease, which was very severe. She would faint any time she became emotional.
She had been taking many kinds of medications, but they served only as temporary remedies. After she practiced Falun Dafa for a few days, her entire body became energized, and her heart disease disappeared. She had never expected such results.
I witnessed this miracle with my own eyes. I was astonished. So I felt that perhaps the time had come for me to cultivate. I thus began genuinely practicing Falun Dafa in the spring of 1999.
Everyone did group exercises and studied the Fa together at that time. I really enjoyed that peaceful environment.
The peace didn’t last long, however, before the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution against Falun Dafa.
I was confused by the propaganda. I started to hesitate and wasn’t sure about what was right and what was wrong. But I managed to calm down and think. I came to the conclusion that Falun Dafa was upright, and there was nothing wrong with following Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
The fellow practitioners around me were not like what was portrayed in the propaganda. The Tiananmen self-immolation hoax deceived many people. Slow-motion analysis of the video footage, however, has proven it was false. I could surely tell that the CCP is evil.
Falun Dafa purifies not only our bodies but also our souls. This is the precious, pure land in today’s society!
My cousin once had a bump (also called a sebaceous cyst) on his skin. It grew larger and larger, and a doctor had to operate on it.
A few years ago, I also had a bump on my eye. It was at the upper center of my eyelid at first, but then it moved down gradually before just disappearing. That really surprised me!
I was once in such a hurry to leave for some appointments that I hurt my ankle when I ran to answer the phone. My ankle bone made a strange sound, but I told myself I was fine. I recited, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
I realized my ankle was swollen when I got back home that evening, and it was hard to sit in the full lotus position. So I meditated in the half-lotus position and studied the Fa. My ankle recovered a few days later, and I could sit in the full-lotus position again.
People may suffer quite a lot from menopause. To reduce the symptoms, some women take vitamins and supplements while others may go to fitness centers. My menopause was very smooth, however, and I had no symptoms. Some classmates who had not seen me for many years said that I had not changed much and even looked better than before!
My Daughter Excels in Entrance Exam
My daughter was four years old when I began cultivating. She would wash her hands very thoroughly and say to me, “Mom, I miss Master.” She then carefully opened the books and looked at Master’s portrait. She was glowing with warmth.
Although my daughter doesn’t cultivate, she understands the beauty of Dafa deep in her heart. She often recited, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She has a kind heart, enjoys helping others, and never fights with anyone.
When the high school entrance exam was approaching, my daughter was very anxious and worried she might not get a good grade.
A fellow practitioner cared a lot about her and suggested that I ask her to read Dafa books. She then read one lecture of Zhuan Falun while sitting in a full-lotus position every night after she finished her homework.
She finished the book the night before the exam. It was very hot on the day of the exam, and my daughter was afraid of feeling dizzy in the vehicle, so she wanted to walk to school. It was about a 30-minute walk, but she said it was neither hot nor exhausting.
She looked very relaxed. After she entered the exam room, she recited “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” That helped clear her mind. She did very well on the exam and was admitted to a top high school in our province.
My daughter is a healthy and righteous person. She has also helped a few classmates to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
My daughter now has graduated from college and got a satisfying job in her field. She knows how to be a good person because she learned Falun Dafa and follows Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, which is the standard for being a good person.
My Husband Starts to Cultivate
My husband is introverted and has a kind heart. When I began cultivation, he was very supportive. He never listened or watched when the CCP began broadcasting its propaganda against Falun Dafa, and he wouldn’t let me either. He has a strong sense of justice!
Sometimes, when fellow practitioners were in tough situations or they were short of money to produce truth-clarification brochures, he very generously tried his best to help. It really moved me.
He often felt itchy all over his body a few years ago, and there were red bumps on his back. He took medicine, but it didn’t help. It became so itchy that he couldn’t sleep well.
This hardship led him to start reading Zhuan Falun. The profound teachings in the book convinced him to cultivate rather than just being a good person.
The itchiness and red bumps subsequently disappeared. His sleep disorder induced by his occupation also vanished. No medication could have such effects!
Speaking of my husband’s current work position, it is also a blessing from Dafa. He used to be in a position that required him to stay up late. And due to inadequate sleep, he developed a sleep disorder and found it challenging to do his job well.
There was later an opening for another technical position, and the director offered him the job, which was ideal. Since then, everything has been going very smoothly with his work.
He doesn’t fight for fame and self-interest, and he gets everything he deserves. Indeed, his respect for Dafa has brought him such blessings.
Sister Protected by Dafa
My younger sister suffered from poor health since childhood. She developed a skin condition ten years ago, and it didn’t even improve after two months of treatment.
She became very sensitive to light, couldn’t speak very loudly, and did not feel like eating. When I visited, I encouraged her to recite the phrases “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
As I was talking, she suddenly stood up, walked around the room, and said, “Oh my, just as you were talking, I suddenly saw some light, and my mind became much clearer.”
Every one of our family members was stunned by her unexpected changes. My sister was so impressed by Dafa’s magnificent power that she took up the practice herself.
Six years ago, she was hit by a bus on her way back from taking her child to school. She kept reciting the phrases “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
The bus driver took her to the hospital, and it turned out that she was completely fine! She told the driver that she was protected by Falun Dafa. He was amazed and deeply grateful as well.