Dafa Changed My Entire Family
(Minghui.org) My sister introduced me to Falun Dafa. She was diagnosed with a terminal illness in 1998. The doctors gave up on treatments and advised her to go home to die. After hearing about Dafa from a friend, she had people carry her to a local Fa-study site on wooden slats the very next day. Within three days of practicing Falun Dafa, she got out of bed and was walking again.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when she showed up at my door. Only a few days ago she was bedridden and too weak to walk, and now she was standing in front of me, rosy- cheeked, and all smiles. “Is this really you? Or is this your spirit?” She was so excited that she was practically shouting, “It’s me, sis! I practice Falun Dafa now. I have fully recovered.” It was surreal.
Zhuan Falun Changed Me
My sister visited me again two days later, and said, “Even if you don’t practice Falun Dafa, could you read this book to mom and uncle?” She handed me the book Zhuan Falun, the main cultivation book of Falun Dafa.
My mother and uncle couldn’t take care of themselves and were living with me. Mom was bedridden, and my uncle had just had a stroke. I thought to myself, “True, if Zhuan Falun could help them get better, it would save me a lot of work.”
I first read “On Dafa,” the introduction to the book, to my mom and my uncle and I knew right away that it was no ordinary book. Halfway through Zhuan Falun, I took the book to my room and read it by myself. When I was very focused, each character was golden and shimmering. The principles in the book are profound and endlessly captivating. I told my mother and my uncle, “I’ll teach you when I finish reading Zhuan Falun.”
My third eye opened 11 days after I started reading Zhuan Falun. I no longer felt any pain, and I became calmer and was less easily irritated. In fact, all aspects of my life—my health, my temperament, my outlook on life, my family, and our financial situation changed for the better.
I used to have many health issues and couldn’t help with house chores at home. I was hot-tempered, selfish, and unreasonable. If my husband ever did or said anything that I didn’t like, I’d throw a fit, and fought with him.
I was such an unpleasant person, just like what Master Li, the founder, said,
But with Dafa as my guide, I changed from the core. I now think of others first in everything I do, treat family, especially my husband, with kindness, and am becoming more and more tolerant.
The fundamental changes within brought positive changes in my environment. My husband found a stable job that pays well, and in turn, our finances, home environment and lifestyle improved. We have been successful in most of our endeavors over the past 20 years.
Having found the true meaning of life, I gained a new perspective and am filled with hope. I am almost 60 years old now, but I'm being told that I don’t look a day over 40.
My Big Family Benefits From Dafa
Dafa not only brought me happiness, but it also brought blessings to my big family.
In the past more than 10 years, I seized every opportunity to talk to my relatives about Dafa, and tell them, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Seeing for themselves how my sister and I changed, they truly believe in the power of Dafa.
Besides telling my family how wonderful Dafa is, I also helped them quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. Between my own and my husband’s family, 90 percent of the family members have quit the Party. Those who sincerely recite “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” have also received blessings.
However, there are a few who bought into the CCP’s lies and refused to quit the Party. Some even went as far as stopping others from learning the truth. Their choice has brought karmic retributions. Master is saving people with the Fa of the universe and it is a serious matter. Dafa is compassionate but it is also majestic.
My Husband Is Blessed with Good Health
My husband read the book Zhuan Falun once but he doesn’t practice. He, however, has been fully supportive of my belief during the past 20 plus years. Even when the persecution was at its most severe, he never wavered. I appreciate his support from the bottom of my heart and am glad that he chose good over evil. He also uses his free time to help me distribute Dafa fliers and posters.
In turn, my husband has been blessed with good health. He hasn’t seen a doctor or taken any medication during the past 20 years. He rarely feels unwell, and when he does, as soon as he recites, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” he is back to normal.
My Grandson Recovered
My grandson was born in November 2008 and was a healthy 10-pound baby. But, soon he fell sick and was hospitalized a few times. No medication or injection helped. By the time he was two months old, he only weighed 8 pounds.
The day before the Chinese New Year, my daughter-in-law called from the hospital and told me the baby was rushed to the hospital again and was given IV fluids. She was crying on the other end of the line, worried sick. I said, “Listen, stop the IV and bring the baby to me.” My son and my daughter-in-law talked it over and decided to trust me on this one.
When they came with the baby an hour later, I told them, “Leave it to Master Li to decide his fate.” My son and daughter-in-law nodded, “It’s all in Master’s hands now. We have tried everything we possibly could, and nothing worked so far. We can’t afford to lose more precious time.”
I played Master’s Fa lectures for my grandson, and as he listened, he stopped fussing and fell asleep. He slept from mid-afternoon until nine o’clock that night. When he woke up, my daughter-in-law fed him, and he was still hungry. After a bottle of formula, he fell back asleep and slept until the next morning. The first thing he wanted was to eat again. A healthy appetite was definitely a good sign—we were so relieved.
Little by little, my grandson put on weight and was a healthy and happy baby again. My son and daughter-in-law were thrilled and grateful to Dafa and Master. My daughter-in-law broadcast her son’s recovery to everybody in her family. When they came to visit, I clarified the truth about Dafa to them in-depth and helped them quit the Party.
My Mother-in-law Changed Her Mind about Dafa
My mother-in-law used to be the village All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) secretary, a position only held by CCP members. I had tried many times to clarify the truth to her, but unsuccessful.
Once, she came down with the flu and had a nasty cough that lasted for quite a while. I told her to recite, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She sneered at my suggestion. I whispered to my youngest son, “Maybe you can help grandma. Go ask her to recite ‘Falun Dafa is good’ with you.”
My adorable five-year-old went up to grandma and put his chubby arms around her neck, “Nainai, repeat after me, ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ It really works.” My mother-in-law couldn’t resist the cute little boy that was her grandson and recited those words with him. The next day, her cough was gone. She couldn’t believe how fast it worked.
At a countywide board meeting of ACWF secretaries, all attendees including my mother-in-law were made to sign a banner slandering Falun Dafa. Her arm started to hurt the next day. I asked her, “Did you sign your name on that banner [slandering Dafa]?” She told me no, but her arm hurt for two-and-a-half years.
I finally asked her again, “Mom, you have signed the banner, haven’t you?” She said, “I just put down my initials.” I told her, “That counts as signing the banner. If you truly regret what you did, Master might forgive you.” My mother-in-law sincerely asked Master to forgive her, and her arm soon stopped hurting.
My Sister-in-law's Predestination to Obtain the Fa
My sister-in-law was only 40 years old when my older brother died. They had two boys—one was 17 and the other was 11 years old at the time. She raised the boys alone and never remarried.
My sister-in-law is notorious for her bad temper, and nobody in the village dared to cross her. Before I started practicing Falun Dafa, we didn’t see eye to eye and often fought with each other. After I became a practitioner, I was able to sympathize with her and helped her as much as I could. Our relationship improved and I talked to her about Dafa every time I saw her.
While talking to her on the phone one time, I made a careless remark that really upset her. She cried hysterically and cursed me. I knew it was my fault and I apologized profusely, but she wouldn’t let it go. She said a lot of hurtful things and even threatened to turn me into the police. I felt hurt that she was so unforgiving and completely irrational, and gradually distanced myself.
Fast forward a few years, my sister-in-law was diagnosed with depression after experiencing persistent insomnia. She was hospitalized at the provincial capital and spent 40,000 yuan on medical expenses. Not getting any sleep day in and day out wore her down—she was at her wit’s end. “I just want to jump out of the building. I just want to die.” She murmured and paced back and forth in the hospital corridor, contemplating her own death.
Just as she lost all hope, my sister-in-law remembered what I had told her years before—to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She never took my words seriously before, but now she thought to herself, “I’ll give it a try. I’ve got nothing to lose.”
She seriously recited those words, and as she did, she felt calmer. She pressed her palms together and asked Master to forgive her, “Please forgive me, Master. I was disrespectful to you before, and mean to your disciple.” At that moment, she remembered all the kind things I had ever done for her.
My sister-in-law soon recovered and was discharged from the hospital. She visited me at home and even brought gifts. As soon as she walked in she started crying and apologizing, “It was all my fault before. I said some hurtful things to you and cursed you. Please forgive me.” She told me what happened at the hospital and how reciting the phrases saved her. She asked me to teach her the exercises, and we soon found her a copy of Zhuan Falun.
A depressed widow on the verge of death was given a new life. What a lucky being to be predestined to obtain the Fa. I am happy for my sister-in-law from the bottom of my heart. I feel absolutely privileged to have witnessed her transformation since she obtained the Fa. My sister-in-law is a different person now. If she ever lets a curse word slip, she’d quickly covers her mouth, and feels very embarrassed.
The Story of My Younger Brother and His Wife
After my younger brother’s wife quit the Party, she read the book Zhuan Falun. Though she doesn’t practice, she firmly believes in Dafa and has helped 28 of her relatives quit the Party.
The couple used to both work minimum wage jobs and rented a tiny place. They decided to quit their jobs and start a small business but still struggled to make ends meet. But, ever since my sister-in-law read Zhuan Falun and quit the Party, things have been looking up for them.
When other small businesses struggle to survive in this economy, my brother’s business was doing exceptionally well. The couple has moved to a big city, bought a spacious apartment unit, and now own three cars. Their son who helps with the family business married a nice girl a couple of years ago and recently welcomed a baby boy. I often tell my brother, “You’re blessed with everything you have because your wife believes in Dafa. She has accumulated great virtue in helping others quit the Party.”
My brother, however, didn’t believe any of it for a long time. He served in the People's Liberation Army and was a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, the third-highest military honor. As a member of the CCP, he was brainwashed by the indoctrination of the Chinese regime’s lies and atheist theories. For many years, he didn’t think the CCP was wrong in persecuting Dafa and didn’t believe it when I told him Dafa is a high-level Buddha Fa.
I often blamed myself for not having enough compassion toward him. Because he is family, I naturally want the best for him and resented him for believing the Party rather than his own sister. When I examined myself, relinquished my sentimentality, and treated him as just a sentient being, I finally had a breakthrough clarifying the truth to him.
Two of his military buddies were both our neighbors. One was diagnosed with two different types of cancer but he was very accepting of Dafa and quit the Party without hesitating. He believes in the healing power of Dafa and often recites “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” It has been five years since his diagnosis, and he is alive and very healthy.
However, his other buddy remained hostile toward Dafa, despite me trying to clarify the truth to him on many occasions—he passed away. His two friends’ different fate awakened my brother, and he finally agreed to quit the Party. Now if any of his friends say anything negative about Dafa, he’d tell them the story of his two other buddies, “The one that believes in Dafa is still alive, and the one who refused to believe the truth died. Who still dares to not believe?”
My brother called me one day last summer, “Sis, please come to our village. The people here need to know the truth about Dafa.” Such a precious life, I was truly touched by his compassion toward others.
“Though an evil fog still lingers over ChinaAwareness of Dafa is spreading to each houseLives are rescued, minds gradually awakenedWaking, police and citizens cease to obstructThe masses know the evil Party is done forAll are talking about the CCP’s cruel and evil deedsEvildoers and their head are seeking a way outTraditional ways are returning to rectify China” (“Glimpses of Goodness,” Hong Yin III)
Own Cultivation and Truth-clarification Effort
I have been cultivating in Dafa for the past more than 20 years, have been clarifying the truth, and awakened the conscience of sentient beings since the Chinese regime launched the persecution in 1999.
As a Dafa practitioner of the Fa-rectification period, it is my sacred mission to follow Master’s lead. I’ve distributed countless Dafa fliers, the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and the Ultimate Goal of Communism booklets, as well as talked face-to-face to people about Dafa. I have also been using paper money with Dafa messages on them for years.
In recent years, I have joined local practitioners in making truth-clarification phone calls. We regularly go into the mountains to make phone calls, regardless of the weather. We usually meet at a designated spot, then split and make phone calls on our own.
My motorcycle has been my reliable transportation. Riding on the mountainous dirt roads on windy days, sometimes I felt that I was floating in the air. If it’s too difficult to ride, I’d get off and push for a while. During the rainy season in the summer, I just wear a raincoat and ride in the rain all the same.
It gets really cold in our region during the winter, and even with heavy jackets on, our hands and feet often go numb. Sometimes my fingers are so stiff that I couldn’t press the keys on the phone. Even though there have been a lot of obstacles, each day when we compile a long list of names of sentient beings who choose to quit the Party, our hearts are instantly warmed, and we are truly happy for these lives.