Eliminating My Attachments Changed My Path
(Minghui.org) It seemed my life would be filled with sickness and bitterness. My mother told me I was born at home. My father was away on business so no one was there to get her a midwife. She cut the umbilical cord herself. I was the youngest child in my family so my parents spoiled me. My health was poor. I had anemia and felt tired all the time. I frequently had fevers and headaches for no reason. My digestion was poor so I was thin and small. I feared cold and wouldn’t wear a skirt in summer. My lung function was poor and I usually felt suffocated and out of breath. My mother worked in a hospital so I got good treatment and medication but they did not help.
When I grew up I became a nurse and it was even more convenient for me to get good medication and shots. By the age of 20, however, I was still in poor health.
My mom always believed in Gods and Buddhas. One of my relatives suggested I move to her city for work. My mom asked a friend whose third eye was open if it was a good idea, he said yes and said, “Your girl has a predestined relationship with Buddha.” I didn’t understand what this meant.
I came to the new city to work as a nurse. After several days I was hospitalized because of pneumonia.
Soon after I heard of Falun Dafa and started to practice in 1995. I then realized what my mother's friend meant. I was predestined to practice Falun Dafa!
So I studied the Fa, practiced the exercises, and shared and compared experiences with local practitioners.
Master Li (the founder) said,
“I do not talk about healing illness here, and neither will we heal illness. As a genuine practitioner, however, you cannot practice cultivation with an ill body. I will purify your body. The body purification will be done only for those who come to truly learn the practice and the Fa.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
“All five exercises in their entirety are taught to cultivators. Right from the outset, the areas in the cultivator’s body where energy is blocked will be opened, and a great amount of energy will be absorbed from the universe. In a very short period of time the exercises will expel useless substances from the person’s body and purify it. The exercises also help cultivators to raise their level, strengthen their supernatural powers, and arrive at the Pure-White Body state.” (Chapter 1, The Features of Falun Dafa, The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection)
Master soon purified my body, and all my illnesses were resolved. I had an appetite, gained weight and my cheeks became rosy. I was no longer out of breath or feared cold. For the first time in my life, I knew what it felt like to be illness-free!
I haven’t taken any medications or shots in the past twenty years. I am in good health and full of energy. My family is very happy for me. Amazed by my experience, my mom and sisters began practicing Falun Dafa.
My Mother-In-Law Offers Me Cultivation Opportunities
My in-laws sold their apartment and moved in with us when I got pregnant. They didn’t have a pension and had no source of income. I borrowed money and helped them open a shop. Their business flourished.
We bought another apartment and moved away from them but we often came to see them. When we visited, I took some daily necessities such as washing powder from the shop. My mother-in-law was very upset. I didn’t understand why since I paid for all the goods as well as the rent for the shop. They didn’t help us pay for the renovation of our new apartment. We had to pay back the loan for the shop as well as the mortgage for the apartment. They only had one son - why were they not considerate of us?
The more I thought about it, the angrier I became. I felt my mother-in-law was selfish and didn’t care about us. I learned that she even bad-mouthed me behind my back. I didn't realize that this was an opportunity to improve my xinxing. Instead, I only cared about my own feelings. I blamed others. The conflict escalated. My mother-in-law sold the shop and went to live with her daughter. But she didn’t pay back the money borrowed. They didn’t even thank my husband and me for helping them. I was full of resentment and bitterness.
The other practitioners pointed out that I was wrong and should look within. Only then did I remember that I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. Master always said that we should look within when facing conflicts.
Master Li said,
“You should all be thinking this way, with your first thought being to scrutinize yourself to try to find the problem. Whoever is not like this is not in fact a true cultivator of Dafa. It is a magical tool in our cultivation. This is a distinguishing feature of our Dafa disciples’ cultivation. Whatever it is that you encounter, the first thought should be to scrutinize yourself, and it’s called “looking within.” ( “What is a Dafa Disciple,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI )
I found my attachments to competitiveness, jealousy, arrogance, selfishness, saving face, wanting to be praised, and dominance.
“As practitioners, you will suddenly come across conflicts. What should you do? You should always maintain a heart of compassion and kindness. Then, when you run into a problem, you will be able to do well because it gives you room to buffer the confrontation. You should always be benevolent and kind to others and consider others when doing anything. Whenever you encounter a problem, you should first consider whether others can put up with this matter or if it will hurt anyone. In doing so, there will not be any problems. Therefore, in cultivation practice, you should follow a higher and higher standard for yourself.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
Master’s Fa enlightened me. Master asked us to look within, be good people, and have compassion for others.
My mother-in-law's life had not been easy. She gave birth to two sets of twins but one of each twin died. They had to move several times. She had a large farm and grew vegetables to make a living. Her husband did hard labor. They suffered a lot. I obviously had a strong predestined relationship with them. Since she was not good to me, I might have hurt her in our previous lifetimes. As a practitioner, why should I hate an ordinary person? In fact, shouldn't I thank her for giving me cultivation opportunities?
I let go of my resentment to my mother-in-law after I had a clear understanding of the Fa principles. I no longer argued about money with her. Instead, I became good to her from the bottom of my heart. I bought nice food and clothes for my in-laws.
My husband and I worked very hard. We managed to buy an apartment and a car and pay back our mortgage and the other loan. We even managed to save money. My in-laws lived in northern China where the winters are long and cold. The climate was difficult for elderly people. We lived in a city with mild weather, so I bought an apartment for them in our city.
Nowadays in China young people often receive help from their parents. Few are able to or are willing to buy an apartment for their in-laws. Our relatives and my husband’s friends praised us. In their eyes, only Falun Dafa practitioners would be so kind. My mother-in-law was very content and began saying that she had a good daughter-in-law.
My Family Benefits
“Haven’t I said that with one person practicing, the whole family benefits? At a minimum, the energy field that you carry is beneficial to all of your family members since you are cultivating the righteous Fa, and the benevolent and tranquil power that you carry can rectify all incorrect states.” (Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia)
Falun Dafa has blessed me and my family.
When my daughter was three years old, she ran into the street and was sandwiched between two moving cars. We were terrified. But she was fine thanks to Master’s protection.
On another occasion, a car ran over her feet when she was on her way home from primary school. Her feet were not injured. She was hit by a car when she was on her scooter on her way home from high school. Again, she was not hurt.
She has been healthy since she was little. As soon as she could talk, she always said, “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good”. If she didn’t feel well, she repeated these two phrases and her symptoms disappeared. She hasn’t taken any medicines.
She has read Zhuan Falun and knows that Falun Dafa is wonderful even though she does not practice. She has been blessed. She was recruited by an overseas company in her final year at the university. After an interview and an English test, she was accepted and now has a stable job overseas. My relatives and friends say that she has good luck because I practice Falun Dafa.
My husband read Zhuan Falun before the persecution of Falun Dafa started in 1999 but didn’t practice. He knows that practitioners are all good people. He told his police friends not to persecute practitioners. He has benefited from Falun Dafa as well.
One day while he was on his way to Zhibo City in his friend’s new car, they had an accident. Their car was hit hard and spun around a few times before it burst into flames. My husband was fine.
My father-in-law read Zhuan Falun once and acknowledged that Falun Dafa is good. He suffered from rectal cancer and was scheduled to have surgery in 2018. He passed blood for a long time. We suspected that he might suffer from anemia and needed blood transfusions. But the hospital examination showed that his blood indicators were all normal. His surgery went smoothly.
My mother-in-law had kidney stones which led to kidney atrophy on one side. The doctor suggested surgery to remove it. I clarified the truth about Falun Dafa to her and asked her to remember to say, “Falun Dafa is good.” She was hospitalized, but the doctor told her no surgery was needed because the scan showed that the kidney was still functioning.
More than ten years have passed. Her kidney functions well and she is healthy.
Saving Medical Staff During The Pandemic
The CCP virus (coronavirus) pandemic broke out on January 24, 2020. Wuhan City was locked down.
I knew that people should be awakened to the truth about Dafa and be able to tell good from bad, kindness from evil, and be blessed by Gods and Buddhas. I hoped that more people would learn about Falun Dafa and eventually practice. I doubled my efforts to clarify the truth to people and save them.
Because the neighborhoods were blocked, I could only distribute truth-clarification materials in my residential area. I went to the shops to clarify the truth to shop assistants. I told people who had withdrawn from the CCP to remember that, “Falun Dafa is good”.
The head of my department was about to go out to see patients in the clinics for an entire day. I told him to remember “Falun Dafa is good” and he would stay safe. He expressed his thanks.
The young doctors and nurses in my department worked in the infectious wards. I found opportunities to clarify the truth to them and help them withdraw their membership from the CCP. They were very happy and expressed their gratitude.
I haven’t cultivated well and I still have attachments. I missed many opportunities to awaken people. I will reinforce my righteous thoughts and eliminate my attachments. I will study the Fa well and awaken more sentient beings.