(Minghui.org) I have changed completely since I began practicing Falun Dafa. I thank Master for not giving up on me, and for saving me. Dafa has taught me how to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and to become a better person. For me, that was quite a turnaround!
Before Dafa: I Fooled Around and My Health Suffered
Before I learned Falun Dafa, everything I did was out of self-interest. I indulged in life’s enjoyments and did not care about other people. I drank too much, overate, and played around a lot. I often stayed out all night drinking with colleagues or friends - visiting bars, nightclubs, or bathhouses.
My parents feared I would get into trouble and often sighed out loud when they saw me. My behavior worried my wife, so she always checked up on me. I often fought with her. Parents’ tears, children’s cries, relatives’ advice, and my rocky marriage were unable to pull me back in line.
I competed for prestige and self-interest at work. I used my work environment to find ways to take advantage of whatever I could. If I had done a little more work, I complained and compared myself with others. Seeing someone get more money than me, or doing less work, or the manager treating another person well, all made me jealous and resentful. Rather than working hard on the job, I focused on how to please the managers. I paid no attention to the work, instead, I put my mind to scheming against others.
In such a debauched lifestyle, my health began to suffer. I was plagued with diseases when I was in my thirties. I couldn’t sleep because my heart pounded. I woke up due to pressure in my chest. I lay in bed for several days and couldn’t get up, and my legs hurt because my lumber disk was herniated. I urinated in my pants when I coughed, and my stomach felt acidic when I caught a cold. I was miserable.
After Dafa: I Become Healthy by Doing the Right Thing
After I began cultivating Falun Dafa and following the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, my whole personality underwent a change. I went from someone who squandered time and money to someone who no longer smokes, drinks, gambles, or visits prostitutes.
I now consider the needs of others. I take the initiative to do housework, and act according to the standards of a cultivator. I look inward when there is a conflict, and take on the responsibilities of being a father, husband, and son.
All my illnesses have gone and my body feels light. I haven’t had any injections or taken medicine in all the years of my cultivation. I haven’t used my medical insurance card either. Dafa has changed me. I can look inward when I run into conflicts, and always think of others.
Because of these changes, my parents’ tearful and sad faces have turned into happy ones. A wife that was distrustful, is now reassured, and a broken home has become a harmonious and happy one. My relatives and friends are watching, and now, they often say Falun Dafa is good.
Through studying the Fa, I understand the relationship between loss and gain. I care little about fame and fortune at work. I don’t take advantage of others. I don’t care who makes more or less money than me, or who is favored by the manager. I am no longer resentful. I treat myself as a cultivator.
I do not accept gifts from clients or give gifts to the managers. I treat everyone with courtesy no matter the person’s age or appearance, and do my job with devotion. I care little about my own loss or gain.
I decline politely when people I do business with try to give me money or ‘gifts’. At the same time, I also tell them I behave this way because I practice Falun Dafa. I take the opportunity to explain the facts about Falun Dafa to them. I tell them that Falun Dafa’s reputation was harmed by Party propaganda, that the Tiananmen self-immolation was staged, and that the supposed '1400 death cases' were fabricated. I also tell them about the character-engraved stone, and why it is necessary to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliates.
Praise of Falun Dafa
The changes in my attitude and behavior have made the people around me praise Falun Dafa. A manager at work said with emotion, “No matter how the government suppresses it or what the regime says about it, you can see whether Falun Gong is good or not by looking at the changes of so-and-so (referring to me). I admire Falun Gong from the bottom of my heart. You can turn someone like him into what he is now, what else can you say.”
The above is my cultivation experience. I know very well that there is still a gap between myself and fellow practitioners. I am far from meeting the requirements of the Fa. I will do my best to catch up. I thank Master again for his merciful salvation.
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