My Positive Changes Helped Dissolve Misunderstandings about Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s persecution of Falun Dafa caused my family great harm. My younger sister was persecuted and, as a result, suffered a mental disorder. And my parents passed away.
I started practicing Dafa at the end of February 2018 and experienced positive physical and mental changes, which helped clear up my family's misunderstandings about the practice.
My Mother's Miraculous Recovery
My mother suffered from hypertension, heart disease, rheumatism, and hyperthyroidism. She also often lost consciousness. She went to the major hospitals, but they couldn't find the root cause of her conditions. She tried Western medicine, Chinese medicine, and folk remedies, but nothing worked. When she suffered relapses, she became incapacitated.
My mother started to practice Falun Dafa when she was in her late 50s. The ailments that had tortured her for decades disappeared. She used to almost be out of breath when she walked, but after practicing Dafa she moved like she had wings on her feet. She was so happy and talked about how great the practice was to everyone she met.
All my relatives saw my mother’s positive changes. My father and younger sister, aunt, uncle, and cousin also started to practice.
At that time, my older sister and I were already married, so we didn’t go home often.
The Impact of the Persecution
The CCP banned Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999, and many practitioners went to the city government to appeal for their right to practice. My mother and younger sister went, too. They waited quietly on the sidewalk. No one came out to meet with them, but there was a heavy police presence.
The police started to arrest practitioners over the next few days.
My sister was taken to Longshan Forced Labor Camp. The guards there slapped her in the face, making her nose bleed. When we visited her she didn't say a word, and her eyes were a little dazed.
We didn't know what had happened to her until other detained practitioners later told us that she was often beaten and forced to take unknown drugs because she refused to give up her faith.
When we were able to bring her home, she couldn't recognize any family members and was mentally unstable.
Both my parents soon became ill and passed away, as the persecution was too much for them to bear.
My daughter and niece were adamantly against me practicing Falun Dafa and tried to stop me from continuing.
I said, “You all know my ailments couldn’t be cured and the medications were just keeping me alive. After I got Zhuan Falun and the exercise music, I could get out of bed and eat. Before that, I could only get up if someone helped me. I knew Master [Li Hongzhi] had saved me and did not want me to miss this precious opportunity to cultivate.
“Falun Dafa is a high-level Buddhist cultivation method. It not only has wonderful effects on healing and fitness, but it also has profound teachings. My parents were persecuted. If they were alive today, they would not be against me practicing. So I’ve made up my mind that I will continue to practice.”
My daughter cried and asked me why.
I replied, “When I was sick, you had to take time off to take care of me. Now I'm healthy. You can go back to work without any worries. Isn’t that wonderful?”
My daughter knew that once I’d made up my mind I wouldn't budge, so she gave up.
My daughter and niece were afraid that I would be persecuted, so I told myself: “I must do well and eliminate all of their misunderstandings toward Dafa.”
Telling People about Falun Dafa
By diligently cultivating, my complexion gradually changed and developed a healthy glow.
When I got sick before, my aunt’s daughter-in-law was shocked at my appearance. I was skin and bones and almost yellow. When I saw her again, she was surprised to see that I had fully recovered. I told her that Master saved me and asked her to remember, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She readily agreed.
I have another aunt. We had a falling out after I got married and hadn't spoken to each other for the past 20 years. I heard that her daughter had just had a baby, so I thought I should let go of the animosity between us and visit her and her daughter. When I went there, she came out and greeted me with a big smile. She asked me about my illnesses, and I told her that Dafa had saved me.
My sister-in-law is a lay Buddhist and witnessed how I recovered. When I clarified the truth to her she was very receptive. She was against the CCP’s persecution and quit the Party's affiliated organizations.
The two daughters of my husband’s uncles also saw how I improved. I told them that I recovered by practicing Falun Dafa, and I also asked them to remember the auspicious phrases, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
My niece, who was the one most against my practicing, no longer opposed Dafa. One time she had a fever, and I read Zhuan Falun to her. Suddenly, she recited Master Li's exercise instructions and told me that Grandpa had taught her the words when she was young.
My daughter once called me in tears and complained of a severe headache and that she couldn't sleep. I said, “Don’t be afraid. Remember the words I told you? Let's say them together.”
She called back half an hour later to say that she was much better. I said in my heart, “Thank you, Master!”
I met several work colleagues at a wedding. They all agreed that Falun Dafa is good and quit the CCP.
Many people were able to witness my changes and let go of their misunderstandings about Falun Dafa.
We practitioners must continue to do well and validate the Fa!