How I Changed after I Started Cultivating
I had many health problems before I became a practitioner. I am divorced and have custody of my daughter. I also had to pay off my ex-husband’s debts. Given the physical pain and mental anguish, I no longer wanted to live. But I had a young child to raise, so I endured the suffering every day.
After I started to practice Dafa in January 2009, I recovered from all my ailments in less than six months. By studying the teachings, I came to understand the true meaning of life. I understood my predestined relationship with my ex-husband and the reason I had been suffering for the first half of my life. I did not hesitate to embark on the cultivation path of returning to my original home.
When I first started to practice, I struggled to understand the principles in Zhuan Falun.
Master said, “Because of karma created from past wrongdoings, one has illnesses or tribulations ...” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
I understood that the suffering and hardships I endured were to repay the karmic debts I owed because of wrongdoings in the past. I’ve promised to be a good person by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I will not hurt anyone or fight back if someone hurts me, nor will I take advantage of anyone.
I am the human resources director at my company. People often give me gifts at work. After I became a cultivator, I returned all the gifts I was given or donated the money to the truth clarification material production sites. One colleague who knew that I practiced Falun Dafa said, “Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa!”
I often copied exam worksheets for my daughter using the copy machine at work. After I read Zhuan Falun and learned that practitioners returned small towels to the factory that they had taken home before, I bought toner and copy paper to work to replace what I had used.
I got the most votes for “model employee” at work and was supposed to receive a bonus of several thousand yuan. However, my manager asked me if he could give my bonus to someone who needed it. I agreed without hesitation. Dafa taught me the principle of “no loss, no gain” and to not be attached to self-interest.
At an employee meeting once, an employee who wasn’t satisfied with his compensation got drunk, pointed at me, and began to yell in front of dozens of others present.
Master said, “As a practitioner, the first thing you should be able to do is to not fight back when you are beaten or sworn at—you must be tolerant.” (Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)
I remained calm. After he was done yelling, he left—still angry.
One day, a former employee burst into my office, pointed at me, and began to yell at me. The more he yelled, the angrier he became. I thought he was going to strike me. My colleagues asked security to escort him out. I stopped security and asked them to return to work. I asked the former employee to sit on the sofa and relax. I listened to him calmly and answered his questions. A few days later, he came to apologize.
Falun Dafa teaches me to take fame and self-interest lightly. Dafa also taught me not to drift along with the current of ordinary society. I have learned to be an honest and kind person and think of others’ needs first before doing anything. I can’t imagine what kind of person I would be if I wasn’t a practitioner.
My Colleagues and Relatives Practice Falun Dafa after Seeing Me Improve
From studying the Fa, I understand the mission and responsibility of a practitioner. I started to tell my friends and relatives about Dafa beginning in 2010.
Before obtaining the Fa, I had heart disease, colitis, gynecological problems, and more. I am 5 feet 5 inches tall but only weighed 99 pounds at that time. My colleagues commented on my pallor.
After cultivating Dafa, I recovered from all my health issues in just six months, and my weight increased to a healthy 117 pounds. I had fewer wrinkles and my skin took on a healthy glow. Master cleansed my body and I finally could wear the high heels that I could never wear before because of back pain. My colleagues thought I looked much younger. After seeing how I changed, some of my colleagues wanted to borrow my Dafa books. One colleague’s celestial eye opened after practicing for six months.
Three classmates from middle school knew that I’d been in poor health since I was a child. When they witnessed my changes, they also started to cultivate. My father and aunt began to practice. My good friend came to visit and I told her about Dafa’s amazing ability to improve one’s health. I gave her and her husband a Dafa amulet. The next year, she told me that she escaped from two car accidents by reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Her husband was also unscathed in a one-car accident. She witnessed the miracle of Dafa herself and became a cultivator.
The mother of my daughter’s classmate had been tormented by an entity attachment for many years. She also treated illness for others. She read the book Zhuan Falun at my home and understood the harm an entity attachment can cause. She also started to practice Dafa.
“Those who really have a predestined relationship and can enlighten will come one after another, entering the Dao and obtaining the Fa.” (“Enlightenment,” Essentials For Further Advancement)
Falun Dafa renewed my life and I am grateful to Master and the Fa. Since 2010 I’ve been sending out truth-clarification letters, distributing booklets about Falun Dafa, and clarifying the facts about Dafa face to face to save sentient beings. At first, a fellow practitioner gave me a few Dafa booklets each week, and I distributed all of them quickly. Then I had to wait another week to get more. Later, I set up a material production site in my home with the fellow practitioner’s help. I also learned how to make copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, Minghui Weekly, and other Dafa publications.
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