(Minghui.org) Although I am in my sixties, I'm very energetic and my body is relaxed and light. Before our apartment had a heating system, we burned coal in the winter. So I carried coal up from the basement to the third floor every day for more than ten years. My neighbors all admired my good health. This was something I couldn’t do before I practiced Falun Dafa. All my neighbors witnessed how wonderful and supernatural Dafa is, and said, “Falun Dafa is good.”
My life, however, was very different before I practiced Dafa. I had been weak since I was a child, and I had a weak immune system, so I often got sick. My parents spoiled me because of my poor health. All these factors made me a willful and selfish person.
Finding No Joy in Life
After I married, I got into a lot of trouble because of my poor health and self-centered personality. My work made me physically and mentally tired, so I didn’t want to do anything after I got home. Moreover, I was not good at doing housework, and complained when I had to do it. My husband didn’t like to hear me complain because he was also tired after a day’s work. So we often fought over these trivial things.
I was very dominant at that time. I did not care about other people’s feelings when I got angry, and often said hurtful things. My husband said, “If we continue to argue like this, we will have to divorce. Forget it. I will do more housework to make you happy.” My husband’s tolerance, however, just fed my selfishness. I felt I had won and that I was capable.
Although I lived a pampered life, my health worsened. I suffered from headaches, dizziness, Meniere’s disease, insomnia, gynecological problems, herniated discs, stomach pain, and heart arrhythmia.
The hospitals couldn’t cure my diseases, and I had no fun in life. I seldom went on the trips organized by my company. When I had to go, I became sick after arriving at the destination. So I had to stay in the car when my colleagues went hiking.
I was in a bad mood most days because of my health issues. My daughter was not close to me because I could not take her out to play. She was also afraid of me because my temper was so bad. When I was not happy with her, I lost my temper and yelled at her. No one liked me at home or at work.
I regretted it whenever I lost my temper, but I couldn’t change myself. I became depressed. I was also very competitive and jealous. I was willing to play hard to get what I wanted. I felt my life was tiring and hopeless.
My Life After Learning Dafa
A colleague lent me a copy of Zhuan Falun in November 1996. She said she would teach me the exercises if I wanted to start practicing after reading the book. I casually flipped through the book and didn’t understand what it talked about. But I wanted to learn the exercises, so I asked my colleague to teach me the exercises. When she learned that I hadn’t finished reading Zhuan Falun, she said I had to read it first.
The second time around, I couldn’t put the book down. I came to understand the true meaning of life, and learned how to be a good person. I also experienced miracles when reading Zhuan Falun. For example, the character I was reading became big and sometimes glowed. I wanted to study the Fa whenever I could, so I studied in a small storage room during my lunch break. It had no windows, and was cold inside with only a small light bulb. I read the Fa there every day because it was very quiet. Surprisingly, I felt warm while reading. The lines were shining as if they were illuminated by a flashlight.
As I studied the Fa and did the exercises, my body gradually became free of disease, and all my physical problems disappeared. I was so happy. I couldn’t express my joy in words.
At that time, my company organized a social event to climb Mount Tai to see the sunrise. We drove about seven hours to get there and started climbing at about 3:00 a.m. I was one of the three female staff who got there first, and the other two were more than ten years younger than me. We came back overnight and worked the following day as usual. All of my colleagues said they were exhausted and complained about their leg and foot pain. But I wasn’t tired at all!
Zhuan Falun answered all the questions I had about my life. In the past, I was self-centered. I never thought about other people’s feelings. After studying the teachings, I understood that I should let go of my selfishness and think of others first. I became easygoing and got along well with people. My friends, family, and colleagues said I became a different person. I began to feel that my life was meaningful because I could bring joy and happiness to others.
Rekindling My Family Relationships
I also followed the standards of Dafa at home. I became energetic, gentle, and patient. I did all the housework I possibly could. The atmosphere became very harmonious. After witnessing the changes in me, my husband and daughter supported me in practicing Dafa.
My daughter said, “I like you now, mom.” I said, “You mother was not good in the past, was she?” My daughter replied, “Yes, I was afraid of you in the past because you were so harsh and hurtful, so I avoided you.” I was happy that my daughter finally opened her heart and talked to me. However, I didn’t know that as a mother, I caused my daughter so much pain. If I hadn’t learned Falun Dafa, what would my life have been like?
Master saved my life and soul. Master is great! The Fa is great! How can I repay Master’s kindness? I wanted to let more people learn about Dafa and begin practicing so they and their families could benefit from it. I started to do the exercises with another practitioner in our community park. About 18 people gradually came and learned Dafa.
I also followed the standards of Dafa at my workplace, and took personal interests lightly. We once lost a box that cost 300 yuan after a client came and picked up their goods. So I secretly put in 300 yuan of my own money to replace it. Afterward, the shipping and receiving clerk came to me and said, “Why did you pay for this out of your pocket? I can easily change the record, and nobody will notice it.” I said, “You forget that I practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I will not lie.” He said, “Who doesn’t fight for material gain nowadays? Only you Falun Dafa practitioners can do it. Falun Dafa is amazing! I will learn more about it.” I introduced Dafa to him and lent him a copy of Zhuan Falun.
During that time, everyone claimed more expenses than they actually spent on their business trips. I was never reimbursed for more than I spent, and I always tried my best to save money for the company. I walked if the destination was within walking distance. I took a bus when I could, rather than a taxi. So my reimbursement forms were always simple. Everyone recognized my character, and the leadership often praised me.
Falun Dafa changed me from being a selfish person into a person of high moral character. After practicing Dafa, my temperament significantly improved. My outstanding capabilities, tolerance for others, and enthusiasm attracted my colleagues. People are now willing to interact with me, and I am very popular in my company.
Even the head of our board of directors approached me to learn more about Falun Dafa. I gave him a copy of Zhuan Falun, and he asked all the managers in my company to read it. He said, “If everyone practiced Falun Dafa, our company would be more successful.”
This is a manifestation of “The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and rectifies all abnormalities.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
Master reshaped me and made me see the light and hope in life. I want to share my joy with everyone so more people can benefit from Falun Dafa.
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