(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, in October 1997. At that time, I suffered from various diseases. Despite the physical torment, I was not afraid of death and I felt in the bottom of my heart that I still had hope.

Precious Book Changed My Life

One day, my mother, who had just come back from a trip to Beijing, brought two books for me. One of them was Zhuan Falun and the other was The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection. She told me that both books were the teachings of Falun Dafa and since it’s a Buddhist practice, she thought I might be interested in them, as I believed in Buddhism back then.

When I first saw the photo of the author in the book Zhuan Falun, I had a special kind of feeling. I thought that I had seen him somewhere before, even though I could not remember where. I flipped through the book and felt that it was good that it teaches people to become good people.

After reading a few pages, my head started to ache like it was being split open. My eyes also hurt and my heartbeat increased greatly, making me very uncomfortable. I quickly put down the book and rested. The same symptoms happened again when I tried to read the book at night.

I tried to read the book again the next day, but I felt like I was going to die. I immediately gave up and asked my husband to return the book to my mother. As my husband walked to the door, I had a sense of loss and was eager to read this book one more time.

I opened the book again. I still felt awful, but in a second, I fell asleep on the book. I was energetic when I woke up after a while. Amazingly, I have had no problem reading the book since then. The more I read it, the more interested I became in it.

I later understood it was spirit possession that did not want me to read the book, but Master Li (the founder of Falun Gong) eliminated them from my body.

I followed Master’s photos in the book to learn the Falun Gong exercises. One day, I looked at the photo of Master and said, “Master, it would be wonderful if I could do the exercises together with other practitioners. But I don’t know where they are.”

The following day, a woman from my village, who'd moved to a neighboring county after getting married, came back to our hometown. She was already practicing Falun Gong. When she was ready to leave the village, her niece told her that I had a book like hers. She changed her plan and decided to meet me. When we met that night, she told me that there were dozens of people doing the exercises at a group exercise site in her county. She invited me to join them.

In this way, I began to study the Fa and do the exercises with fellow practitioners. At the group exercise site, I received tapes for the exercise music and Master’s lecture recordings and other Dafa books. I’m very grateful for Master’s arrangement.

Dafa answered all the questions that I’d had before. It taught me the meaning of life and why we came to the world. I also learned that my xinxing would fall when I became selfish. I further understood that I had to assimilate to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance if I wanted to return to my origin and follow Master to return to my true home.

The more I improved in my cultivation, the more I felt the goodness of Dafa. Had I obtained the Fa sooner, I would not have fought with other people and incurred so much karma.

Meanwhile, all of my ailments, such as nephritis, serious cerebrovascular reticular malformation, and cardiac arrest that had plagued me for years disappeared completely. I could walk lightly. Many thanks to Master for giving me a new life!

Dafa Brings Blessings to My Family

My husband began to study the Fa with me. He has witnessed Dafa’s miracles in me and became a Dafa practitioner himself. He followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to become a good person. Gradually, all of his ailments such as migraine and arthritis were gone. He no longer drank or smoked, and his bad temper disappeared too. 

After practicing Falun Dafa, my husband was more respectful to the elderly. He became very considerate and did not argue with people. He actively helped people in need. He owned a rice mill and provided the service of removing the rice bran for a minimal charge and sometimes free of charge for those who were financially constrained. 

A few years ago, our neighbor wanted to build a house, but his land was not big enough. After my husband found out about the problem, he voluntarily gave him a piece of our lot. The neighbor was very thankful and brought gifts over to him during the New Year, but my husband declined the gifts. He said, “We are Falun Gong practitioners. Our Master taught us to be considerate of other people.” 

The neighbor was moved. He praised my husband, “You are really a good person. There is a difference between those who have faith and those who do not.”

My daughter used to have colds and fevers often. After practicing Falun Dafa, she became healthy and hardly got sick. Our whole family has benefited from Dafa. 

The villagers have witnessed the goodness of Dafa. They came to study the Fa and do the exercises with us. Some recovered from incurable diseases, while others quit their bad habits such as fighting, smoking, and drinking. There were also people who had family discords. After practicing Falun Gong, the problems were resolved and their families became harmonious.

The physical and mental changes of the cultivators led to the moral revival in the entire village. Two years before the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Gong, all villagers were in a peaceful and joyful state. Everyone praised Falun Dafa, saying that it provides only benefits and no harm to the nation or society. 

Grievances Resolved

Before the practice, I used to have conflicts with my in-laws. I was resentful that my parents-in-law did not treat me fairly. I complained about my husband’s brother for being lazy and full of bad habits. I blamed him for bringing the whole family down financially. One day, I had a fight with my brother-in-law. I pierced him with a long awl and almost injured his lungs. Since then, our conflict grew deeper. 

After learning Dafa, I realized that anything that happens in the world has a cause, and all grievances are because of karma.

I started to treat my mother-in-law kindly. Not only did I tell her the facts about Dafa, I also took care of her like my own mother. I washed her hair, bathed her, and clipped her nails. I paid for all of her living expenses, and frequently bought her fruits and deserts. I declined the share of the profits from our family land and let her give the money to my brother-in-law.

Thinking about the hurt I'd done to my brother-in-law, I felt very sorry for him. I decided to follow the standards of Dafa to resolve our karmic relationship. 

Master said, 

“….all of the chaotic world’s unrighted wrongs and karmic relationships are settled with benevolent solutions.” (“Foretelling the Fa’s Rectification of the Human World,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress II)

After I understood the meaning of life, I sincerely hoped my brother-in-law could also benefit from Dafa. I took every opportunity to tell him the facts about Falun Gong. Because of my sincerity, he finally understood the truth and began to condemn the communist regime for persecuting Dafa. He always wore a Dafa amulet that my husband gave him. When he was ill, I bought all kinds of daily necessities for him.

On the eve of the 2020 Chinese New Year, when my husband was still illegally imprisoned for our faith, I prepared the food to celebrate the holiday with my mother-in-law at her house. I also invited my brother-in-law and his whole family. During the holiday, we talked a lot, more than we had ever talked in the past years. To help my brother-in-law and his family have a good holiday, I forgave the money debt they owed me.

Our relationship was finally very good. One day, my brother-in-law even asked his wife to take care of his mother the way I did. This made my mother-in-law very happy.

Final Debt Paid Off

My brother-in-law was still in financial difficulty after I started to cultivate. To help him, my husband and I used our own money to lease a piece of land for him to farm. Unexpectedly, when it was the time to farm, he was hospitalized. After being discharged from the hospital, he had to recuperate at home and could not do the farming. We thus did the work for him. In the fall, we sold the crops and gave him the money earned. 

We leased the land again with our money the following year. We also purchased seeds and fertilizer for him. In the fall, my brother-in-law wanted to harvest and sell the crops himself. I did not see any problem with this arrangement, thinking that he would pay back the money we’d put up earlier, so we could lease the land the next year. But he did not give us the money.

Later, my husband was arrested and sentenced to four years in prison for distributing Dafa truth-clarification materials. By the time he was released, his brother had already died of his illness. 

My husband told me that his brother spent all of the money from selling the crops and still had to borrow from a loan shark. Both my husband and my mother-in-law were also involved in helping him get the loan.

I became upset because I’d treated my brother-in-law so well, and my husband and my mother-in-law had still helped him borrow from a loan shark without telling me. 

For the past few years, I’d spent most of our savings trying to help my husband, with the trips to visit him and making deposits for him in the prison to buy the overpriced daily necessities. As my husband was still very weak and recovering from the torture he’d experienced in prison, he was unable to work. What now fell on me was the 16,000 yuan debt left by my brother-in-law, which was not a small amount for my family. 

Master said,

“If you are someone who competes fiercely with others, who tries to cheat and outwit people, or who even tramples on others to come out on top, then you really have to change your ways.” (The First Talk, Zhuan Falun)

During those days, I studied the Fa more diligently and removed the attachments of resentment, fighting, and personal interest. I measured this issue with Dafa and, after a heart-wrenching thought process, I paid off the debt with all of my savings.

At that time, I was worried about my future. But I thought that I would have everything I needed as long as I have Dafa in my heart, not to mention that I have Master to take care of me. Also, I could not let my mother-in-law, who was almost 90, have to worry about the debt.

My mind was very bright after I paid off the debt for my deceased brother-in-law. It was Master who completely and kindly resolved the grievances between me and my brother-in-law. I am very grateful to Master for everything he has done for me.