(Minghui.org) When I was young, my father loved me a lot and he was very kind to me.
I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1997. I understood that Zhuan Falun is a divine book that is saving people and recreating the universe. The joy of obtaining the Fa was beyond words and I thought I was the happiest and luckiest person in the world. At that time the cultivation environment was very good.
Most of my coworkers had read Zhuan Falun. One college graduate loved the lotus flower on the back cover of Zhuan Falun. Another coworker read the article “True Cultivation” in Zhuan Falun Volume II and asked me, “Are you truly cultivating?” To tell you the truth, I didn’t really know how to cultivate at that time. However, I knew in my heart that this was what I was looking for.
As I kept studying the Fa, I gradually understood many Fa principles. I felt so proud and fortunate, just like every Dafa practitioner.
However, everything changed after the persecution of Falun Dafa was launched on July 20, 1999. My father was deceived by the Chinese Community Party’s (CCP) lies about Falun Dafa.
He beat me with a belt and cut my long hair like a hedgehog to force me to give up practicing Falun Dafa. He threatened that he would disown me as his daughter if I didn’t give it up. He warned my brothers and sisters not to communicate with me. I was shocked when I saw my father was controlled by the evil and deceived by the CCP’s lies. I was so sad that I couldn’t believe that he was my father.
I firmly told my father to stop in order not to go to hell. But my father didn’t listen to me.
Then, I was illegally detained in a forced labor camp for three years. My father visited me at the camp once. He looked very tired. I felt compassion for him. My father chose to side with the evil party. I told myself to be determined in Dafa and nothing could shake my true belief.
Father Believes in Falun Dafa
During the following 10 years, I seldom went back home. Later my mother told me that they received some Dafa truth clarification brochures and my father believed those were distributed by me. Thus, he was even more hostile towards me.
I was really worried about whether my father could be saved or not. At the end of 2016, my father was hospitalized due to a stroke. I hurried to the hospital and was thinking that my father didn’t understand the truth yet, and he wouldn't be saved if he passed away.
Master said, “… every person in the entire world was at one point part of my family…” (Teachings Given on Lantern Festival Day, 2003)
I knew I should save my father as he was once a relative of Master Li (Falun Dafa’s founder). He was in the most dangerous position, which was arranged by the old forces.
When I arrived at the hospital, my father was unconscious. His face was pale and my brothers and sisters-in-law were there. I held his cold hand, and I could feel his cold hand grab my hand tightly as if the dying man was grabbing at a straw. My heart was moved and I immediately told my father’s main soul to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and then Master would save him.
My father’s life was saved, but he was seriously ill. He couldn’t take care of himself after returning home from the hospital. Our siblings took turns taking care of him. Once it was my turn to take care of him, I taught him to recite “Falun Dafa is good”.
My father recited it without any hesitation. I couldn’t believe my ears and said to him, “You said Falun Dafa was not good before.” My father said calmly, “uh, I didn’t know at that time, but I know it’s good now.”
I said, “You wouldn't have gotten this disease if you had recited Dafa is good earlier.” Unexpectedly, my father was a little bit angry and said, “It’s not too late to say it now.” And he raised his voice and continued to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Falun Dafa is good and Falun Dafa is indeed good!”
His voice was so loud that everyone could hear him. I had some attachment of fear and was afraid of being heard by my neighbors, so I asked him to lower his voice.
During the persecution of Falun Dafa and sentient beings, my father was deceived by lies and the external situation and created a lot of karma for himself. He didn’t believe in karmic retribution. However, when disaster struck him, as long as he had a little bit of righteous thoughts and a little bit of humanity and conscience, he could feel Dafa’s boundless compassion and could be saved by Dafa.
During the pandemic, my 80-year-old father had a high fever. It was my younger brother’s turn to take care of my father, but my brothers refused to come to help as they were afraid of being infected. So I took care of my father as he would be safe only when I was with him. I asked him to recite “Falun Dafa is good”, and he nodded.
I also recited “Falun Dafa is good” in his ear. My father’s temperature reached 38.4 degrees Celsius (100.4 Fahrenheit) and it was hard to lower his temperature with a few pills of anti-fever medicine.
By the sixth day, my younger brother called the emergency line. However, the ambulance refused to pick up any patients with a fever. What could we do? The subdivisions were locked down too.
I recited the Fa exactly according to the sixth lecture of Zhuan Falun: “No matter what happens, one must maintain good xinxing. Only through adhering to Dafa can one be truly right.” (Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun)
I told my brother, “Leave him to Master!” So, I sent righteous thoughts and reminded myself not to develop the attachment of emotion to my father.
Also I firmly believed that Master would take care of my father, I would not acknowledge the interference from the old forces. As a result, my father’s temperature remained at 38.4 degrees Celsius.
After two days, his temperature gradually subsided until it returned to normal. Master saved my father again, and everyone witnessed Dafa’s extraordinary and boundless power.
My mother is a witness and later she told me the truth, “I know Dafa is good but I am afraid of saying it out loud.” During the 20 plus years of the persecution of Falun Dafa, our family members who do not cultivate Dafa have been worrying about us and endured a lot under the evil party's pressure.
When it was close to the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2010, I stopped by the market stall to buy some fruit on the way to my aunt’s home. When I had just arrived at the market stall, a middle-aged woman came to greet me, and she actually stopped me.
She said, “Big sister, come to take a look, my booth has everything and you don’t need to check other vendors.”
She was not tall, had a swarthy face and rough skin, and her face was full of smiles. At first, I thought people nowadays have to work hard to make money, and sometimes they have to set aside their ego. Then I thought, “Maybe she was the person that Master sent to me and I could help her quit the CCP.
I bought some fruit from her and said to her, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! Quitting the CCP can save your life. Have you quit the CCP yet?”
She said, “Not yet. Please help me quit the Youth League. My name is Li Wei.” She added, “It’s nice to meet you.”
I was not sure if she was sincere or just acting, as many business people are slippery and they agree to everything as long as people buy their things. I gave her an amulet and a truth-clarification brochure, and she gladly accepted them.
When I left Li Wei’s booth she called me to stop. I saw three urban management officers at her booth at that time.
I was kind of scared as I thought she was trying to frame me. I started to send righteous thoughts and run away.
Li Wei saw that I didn’t stop, so she ran over from her booth and grabbed me breathlessly, “I just forgot one thing. I need to quit the Young Pioneers as well.”
I took a deep breath and settled my heart. I was happily surprised and thought, “Sentient beings are really awakening!”
One winter afternoon, practitioner Liu and I went to visit his hometown. When we had just entered the village, we saw an older man sitting by the wall basking in the sun, with his eyes closed slightly.
Liu walked forward and said, “How are you, Grandpa! We are here sending good fortune to you. Please remember ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ and you will be blessed.”
The older man opened his eyes and asked us to say it again. Liu repeated what he said. To our surprise, tears flowed down the man’s cheeks and he said, “I am here just waiting for this sentence from you.”
The year 2020 was unprecedented, and even ordinary people felt the same way. At the end of May, I ran into Mr. Zhang from my workplace in the park. He told me how the plague broke out, why it broke out from Wuhan, and how the evil party concealed it.
He said everything had its predestined relationship. He believed that people who commit wrong deeds and a government that is not kind to its people would follow the heavenly principle of “Good is rewarded with good and evil meets evil”.
I said, “You are great! You have righteous thoughts to have such a high level of wisdom!”
“On May 13, 2021, to commemorate Master Li’s birthday and World Falun Dafa Day, two national flags were raised in the U.S. Capitol to pay tribute to Master Li Hongzhi.”
He kept saying, “Master Li is great, Master Li is really great!”