Letting Go of My Attachment to Looking Beautiful
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa brought many miracles to my life! I started this amazing self-cultivation practice in 1996 after watching lectures by Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa. After practicing for four days, all my illnesses disappeared! I had suffered from urinary tract syndrome, heart disease and vision problems. I had been given a new life!
At sixty-six years old, my hair was completely white, but I colored it to make myself look young and pretty. One day, I suddenly felt that this was an attachment to looking beautiful. I knew that I must get rid of this attachment.
“To tell you the truth, the entire cultivation process for a practitioner is one of constantly giving up human attachments.”(Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
I instantly decided not to dye my hair again to rid myself of this attachment. At that time, a fellow practitioner told me that she did not believe I could do it. Two months passed. The white hair became more obvious. Finally, the dyed black hair was all cut off, turning me into a woman who had a full head of white hair.
My family started to give me a hard time. First, my husband was complaining to me: “Look at you. You look like a ghost. People in their 80s dye their hair. You're only in your 60s and you look like this?”
Then my little grandson was begging me: “Grandma, grandma. It’s not pretty. It is too ugly.” My son persuaded me: “Mom, if you don’t want to go to a salon, I can ask my wife Xiao Hui to color it for you.”
Finally, my daughter-in-law offered, “Mom, I’ll go and buy hair dye. I will dye your hair for you!” I said, “No need, dear. I understand how everyone feels about what I have done with my hair, but after all I am a practitioner. I want to rid myself of the attachment to looking beautiful. It does not matter at my age how attractive I look to others.”
Just like that, I made up my mind, and no one could change it.
A few months went by. One day, I went out to buy groceries. My downstairs neighbor called out to me, “You said you would not dye your hair again, so why did you?” I responded that I had indeed not colored my hair again. She didn’t understand, “Then why is your hair dark again?” I really did not know what to say to her, “Wow! It must be because I practice Falun Dafa.” My neighbor was amazed, “The practice can change hair color to black?” My neighbor didn’t believe it.
I quickly walked home and looked in the mirror. Oh, my! My hair was really turning dark. I did not realize this! I had not looked in the mirror for a long time. The hair on the back of my head was almost all black, the two sideburns were not entirely black yet, and the front of the head was a mix of black and white.
At dinner that evening, the whole family was admiring my darkened hair. My husband muttered to himself, “Strange, but it is really getting dark.” My little grandson said, “Grandma, it’s turning black. Some strands are turning grey; some are turning yellow, some are turning black. How strange!”
Yes, Dafa is amazing! It can change a person fundamentally. It can change a person’s physical body, character, mind, and energy field.
When I went to get my hair cut, my hairdresser said, “I have never seen anything like this happen! It’s incredible the way how your white hair turned black. The black hair did not grow from the roots. You see, your hair color changed strand by strand.”
The hairdresser used to joke with me that she would be out of a job if everyone’s hair grew as slow as mine. Yet, in just over six months, my hair has gone from white to black! I look much younger now. Relinquishing my attachment to beauty also allowed others to witness the wonder of Falun Dafa cultivation practice!