Helping My Family and Practitioners
(Minghui.org) I am 74 and started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. My entire family became harmonious after I practiced Falun Dafa. Besides, I and other practitioners improved together.
Family Lives in Harmony
I have four daughters. They always discussed their family and work problems with me. Before I practiced Falun Dafa, I struggled with how to help them. After I began to practice in Dafa, I always analyzed their situations logically and gave them good advice. Their circumstances all improved when they took my advice.
When one of my granddaughters was in middle school, she became rebellious. She did not have a good relationship with her parents or teachers. I invited her and her mother [my daughter] to live with me for a while.
I prepared a good breakfast for my granddaughter every morning and sat with her while she ate. I also arranged a time to study the Fa with her in the evening.
She was upset one day because she did not do well on some exams. I told her, “I know you want to be a good student and get good grades, but it is okay as long as you did your best.”
My granddaughter was relieved after hearing this and told her mother that I was the only person she was comfortable talking to.
My granddaughter stayed with me for over two weeks. She was no longer rebellious when she returned home, and she scored well on her high school entrance exams.
My other granddaughter did not get along with her husband and in-laws. My daughter told her to get a divorce. I suggested that she not get a divorce and instead I told her, “The sky and ocean will be boundless if you take a step back.”
My granddaughter agreed and changed her attitude toward her husband and in-laws. In return, her in-laws began to treat her much better. Conflicts with her husband now are seldom, and her family environment is harmonious.
My youngest daughter is a practitioner. She lives with her mother-in-law. She wanted to complain about her mother-in-law, but I stopped her. I reminded her that the conflicts she had with her mother-in-law were arranged to help her improve in her cultivation. She no longer wants to complain.
“I have not only taught you Dafa, but have also left you my demeanor. While working, your tone of voice, your kindheartedness, and your reasoning can change a person’s heart, whereas commands never could!” (“Clearheadedness,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
I am not a persuasive person. However, what I said was powerful as long as I followed Master Li’s (the founder) requirements.
Our families became harmonious after I practiced Dafa and always followed the requirements of the Fa. My elder daughter started to practice after she witnessed my positive changes.
Now, two of my daughters practice Falun Dafa. They clarified the truth to their sisters and my sons-in-law. One of my sons-in-law gave many Dafa amulets to his coworkers. He said they were happy to receive them.
Helping Practitioners to Study the Fa
I wanted to help other practitioners to be more diligent. However, I speak soft and slow and am not good at sharing my experiences with them. I began to help them in my way, by studying the Fa with those who struggled with Fa-study or could not join a study group. I did this until their state became stabilized.
A senior practitioner who lived a distance away could not attend Fa-study. I went to her home and studied with her on a regular basis for almost three years. In the morning, we went out to clarify the truth together, and in the afternoon, we studied the Fa. She had not attended school, so her reading was slow and she made errors. I was patient and never rushed her. I helped her read each word correctly. When it was my turn to read the Fa, I read slow and clear so she could keep up. Over time this practitioner was able to read the Fa fluently.
I knew a practitioner couple who did well in clarifying the truth to people, but they did not study the Fa well. So I formed a Fa-study group with them. We went out to clarify the truth together in the morning and studied the Fa in the afternoon for more than two years. Now they study the Fa well and have become more diligent.
One practitioner with a young child could not go out to join the Fa-study group. She wanted to study with practitioners so I formed a study group at her home. I also helped her sort out the truth-clarification materials. When she went out to do Dafa projects, I would babysit her child.
Master Li Protected Me from Danger
I went to the supermarket with a practitioner to clarify the truth. We distributed calendars with Falun Dafa information printed on them. A vendor informed us that the police officers had been asking people where they got the calendars. We saw the police cars and the officers.
I went to the washroom. Before leaving the washroom I looked out the hole in the door. I saw a policeman to the left and right so I exited safely from the back door.
I did not see the practitioner at the spot we agreed to meet at. I went to her home to see if she was safe. Her husband said she had returned home, and then went out again.
Later that afternoon, this practitioner called and asked me to go back to the market with her. I told her how I got away from the two policemen. I went to show her the hole, but there was no hole. I realized Master had protected me. I did not know how to express my gratitude to Master.
I am lucky to become a Dafa disciple during the Fa-rectification period. I hope more people can learn the truth of Falun Dafa, and have a bright future.