The Many Blessings We Get from Practicing Dafa
(Minghui.org) I was fortunate enough to find Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) in 2005 and I experienced many blessings after I began practicing. My family is now harmonious and my daughter is also very healthy and highly educated. My hairdresser shop is doing well. I also own a home and a car. My life is comfortable. Many relatives praise me and envy me.
Becoming a Better Person
My life was not always this smooth or happy. I used to have rheumatism and my knees were often in pain. I also had stomach problems because I never ate meals on time. I also had hemorrhoids and was constipated. This resulted in insomnia and serious headaches which led to my poor eyesight. I also felt weak and drowsy. I thought, “What will happen to me in the future?”
The best thing that happened to me was the day my husband’s older sister, a Falun Dafa practitioner, told me about the practice. After I began practicing, all my illnesses were resolved. My body felt very comfortable and I became energetic and kind.
After I began practicing and reading the teachings I knew that we should follow the natural course of things and put other people’s needs before our own. We should look inward when we encounter conflicts, be filial and respectful to our parents, care for our children, and get along with our neighbors and friends. We strive to be better people and have higher moral standards. We should apply Master’s Fa teachings to every situation.
Receiving Blessings from Saying “Falun Dafa Is Good”
My mom and my nephew came to my shop one day. The next day, my nephew developed a fever and said his eyes hurt. They were very red and my mother couldn’t bear to see him in pain, so she told me to get medication from the pharmacy. I was with a customer, so I told my mother that everything would be fine. As soon as I was done with my work I would head to the pharmacy. I told my nephew, “You can try saying, 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness- Compassion-Forbearance is good' twenty times, then I will buy you a snack.” My nephew used his fingers and counted each time he said the phrases. Amazingly, after he said them twenty times, his eyes were completely fine and no longer red. Ever since then I always remind him to recite those words and if people around me were experiencing any discomfort, I would also have them sincerely recite those special words.
Four years ago, when my mother was in her 70s, she slipped and fell. When she had an X-ray the doctor said her hip bones had a comminuted fracture. She was unable to move her legs. My mother thought she wasn’t going to live much longer, so she phoned her distant relatives and asked them to visit her for the last time.
By sincerely saying “Falun Dafa is good” for forty days, my mother was able to get out of bed and walk by herself. This was truly astonishing. My mother is now 82 years old and is able to walk normally. My mother excitedly told everyone, “My daughter told me to say, 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness- Compassion-Forbearance is good.' You should say it too. It really works!” Through my mother’s speedy recovery my relatives witnessed how amazing Falun Dafa is.
Benefiting the Whole Family
When she was little, my daughter was praised by everyone. Not only was she very obedient and respectful, but she was also very healthy. She helped me do daily chores like preparing meals, doing the laundry, and tidying up the house. When she got older she would help in the shop by washing customers’ hair and doing other chores. If I called for her, she immediately put down whatever she was doing and helped me. Her teachers and the other parents envied me because other children were spoiled. They never helped their parents with chores, disliked doing homework, and were disrespectful to their parents and teachers. My daughter always listened to what I said and was never disrespectful. She was the class monitor at school and did her job very well. All the teachers praised her. This was one of the many blessings that Master bestowed upon me.
Some parents came to my shop to ask how I raised my daughter. I told them that Falun Dafa is good and I abide by Dafa’s standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I told them that they needed to teach their children to be compassionate and truthful, and always put the needs of others first. Of course, parents played an important role as they need to be a role model. Parents need to be sincere and do as they promise, give in a hand if anyone is in need and learn to forgive those who wronged them. Children should be thankful to their parents for providing for them and be respectful of their elders. This way children will have self-discipline skills and learn to differentiate good from bad. The parents all agreed with what I said.
Clarifying the Truth and Awakening More Sentient Beings
After I began practicing Falun Dafa, I became calm and my hair-cutting skills improved a lot. My customers trusted me to style their hair and they looked very fashionable. Because they trusted me, I was able to clarify the truth. Whenever my customers told me how tired they were at work, I would tell them to silently recite: “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good”, and it would alleviate their stress. I would tell them how I could stand for 10 hours straight without eating or drinking but I still felt fine. My customers knew that I had their best interests in mind, so they accepted what I told them.
I’d like to tell you how my customers benefited from saying, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good”.
When a girl in junior high school came to my shop I could not cut her hair because she kept coughing and had a fever. I asked if she took any medication or shots. She told me that she had been getting shots for two weeks but still showed no signs of recovery. I told her to sincerely say, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and it would help. She didn’t seem to believe me but said that she was reciting it silently. Moments later, her classmate said, “Mei Mei, you stopped coughing!” Then the girl told me that she was getting ready for the high school entrance examination. She was worried that she would not make it to the high school of her choice. I told her about quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. She agreed to quit the CCP and happily went home with her friend. When the scores came out, she was accepted to the high school of her choice.
One lady in her 60s came with her grandson one day. She had a toothache and said she needed to go to the pharmacy to buy some medication. She came back and said the pharmacy was closed. While waiting for me to be finished with my previous customer, she kept crying out in pain. I told her it would help if she said, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good”. She started to silently recite the words and after a while the pain was gone and she was very happy.
A lady who had lumbar disc herniation came to my shop one day. She was not able to sit for long periods of time so I told her to sincerely recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good”. After she started to recite the words she was able to sit for two hours. She told me she usually cannot sit for long and has to lay in bed.
Upgrading My Character and Resolving Family Conflicts
My husband works in construction out of town in the summer and in the winter he stays indoors. Whenever several people want to have their hair permed in the winter my husband would stop by and help me out. One time while he worked on a young girl’s hair, he stopped halfway and walked back to his room, playing on his cellphone. There were still many customers in the shop and many of them were waiting to get a haircut. The whole process of hair straightening usually takes about one hour. I started explaining and thanking my customers for patiently waiting. I sincerely apologized and said that my husband might be feeling ill and needed to rest.
Inwardly I was impatient, but I did not get angry because I truly thought that my husband was feeling ill. I told myself not to think about it too much and finish the haircuts myself. When I became calm the customers were also able to wait patiently; the rest of the day went smoothly. When I got home, I asked my husband if he felt ill. He said he felt fine. He simply did not like how the young girl was sitting. I laughed and thought that this was a tribulation that Master arranged and I avoided a quarrel with my husband.
One time, an elderly lady I knew was chatting with my customer. The elderly friend started to reprimand me loudly. The customer was startled and thought that we were having a quarrel. I smiled and said, “Please don’t get angry, I will do my job well and I won’t say anything else.” I realized I need to confront my attachment to saving face.
Thank you, Master, for your boundless grace. In the remaining days we have left to cultivate, I will strive hard to do the three things, spread the beauty of Dafa, and clarify the truth to awaken more sentient beings.