(Minghui.org) During the 23 years that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners, our family members have endured varying degrees of pressure and suffering. Many of them came through the pressure and hardships. My husband is one of them.
Due to Fear, He Opposed My Clarifying the Truth
My husband is an upright and kind man. At a young age, he was often bullied by his cousins because his father was very weak and sick, and his family was extremely poor. If he fought with his cousins or other kids in the village, his father would beat him for no reason. This might have been a self-protection method for the poor and humble Chinese people. They didn’t want their children to cause trouble outside the home.
I was held in a detention center for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa. After I was released, I experienced pressure from the police department and my workplace.
My husband had witnessed the physical and mental improvements in me after I began cultivating in Falun Dafa, and he knew how wonderful Dafa was. Yet due to his fear, he was against my contacting fellow practitioners and clarifying the truth to people. My husband became terrified when he heard the news that a practitioner in our area was arrested and tortured to death. He suffered from fear and anxiety every day. He sometimes drank to calm himself. If he found out that I met with fellow practitioners or clarified the truth, he beat me. My brother once saw my husband scolding me after he drank alcohol, and my brother started a fight with my husband with a shovel. They would have killed each other if my relatives didn’t separate them.
After the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, I asked my husband to quit the CCP. He became even more scared and said I would be persecuted for going against the CCP. Later, my husband felt extreme discomfort in the middle of his back. I told him to quit the CCP and he would be fine. My husband agreed and got well. Since then, he no longer opposed my helping people quit the CCP.
Later I was illegally detained for one-and-a-half years. My husband visited me on every family visit day no matter how the guards threatened him. This gave me great care and support.
Right after I was arrested, he tried by all means to rescue me, but failed. He was very anxious and worried. He couldn’t sleep due to headaches he had that were caused by high blood pressure, and a blood vessel blockage. Later, the two toes on his right foot turned black and purple and caused him unbearable pain. The doctor told him it was vasculitis and it might lead to amputation in the worst case. At his most helpless and difficult time, my husband remembered to sincerely recite, “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and his feet were fine after a while.
During my illegal detention, my husband’s relatives tried to persuade him to divorce me. My husband told them he would not divorce me, as we started with nothing and went through many hardships these many years. However, after I returned home, he often threatened to divorce me to prevent me from going out to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa to people.
One night my husband came home drunk after 10 p.m. He asked me to promise not to go out and to only study the Fa and do the exercises at home. I didn’t agree and he was very angry and yelled at me. He said he wanted a divorce, slammed the door, and left.
I knew that he had been through a lot these years because of the persecution of my faith. I told him that we could get a divorce, so he could live a peaceful life. I also told him that I would leave the apartment we lived in to him, as he would need to get re-married. Our savings and another apartment should be given to our children. I would just take the 50,000 yuan from my salary card and wouldn’t take anything else. After listening to what I said, he stood up and said with emotion, “We won’t get a divorce. I will stay with you for the rest of my life no matter how difficult it is.”
This is the wisdom Master taught me. I used compassion to resolve my husband’s worries and resentment. It is Dafa that guides me and my husband to follow the right path in life during times of confusion and crisis.
He Resisted the Persecution and Helped Me Clarify the Truth
In recent years, the CCP has launched various campaigns, including “knocking on doors” and “zero out,” to harass and persecute Dafa practitioners. Before I retired, my workplace requested a home visit, and my husband refused.
Later, two police officers went to my husband’s workplace and asked my husband to help them take a picture of me. My husband refused to cooperate with the police, and then they started to threaten my husband. My husband told them that many of my diseases were cured due to practicing Falun Dafa, and I hadn’t committed any crime by practicing Falun Dafa. He asked the police officers to show their IDs. The police didn’t want to show their IDs and left.
Another time, the director of the 610 Office and the head of the Domestic Security Office went to my husband’s workplace and asked him to get my signature and picture. My husband refused. The head of the Domestic Security Office then took a picture of my husband. My husband rebuked him for violating the law and told him to delete it immediately.
Then my husband told them how he used to have to do most of housework because his wife (me) was very sick and weak. And now he doesn’t need to do these things because I practice Falun Dafa and am healthy. I always think of others in everything I do and take care of my parents-in-law as if they were my own parents. I quietly destroyed a counterfeit one hundred yuan note from the money given to me by others. I cleaned the vomit and dirty hallway in our apartment building. Such a good person deserves to be praised not persecuted, he said.
They threatened my husband because he refused to cooperate with them. My husband told them that he was not afraid anymore after being threatened by police when he visited me in the forced labor camp. My husband told them his wife didn’t violate any law, and then he went back to work.
Sometimes I clarified the truth to my husband’s friends when we saw them outside, and he would help me. When he visited his classmate who was sick, I asked my husband to bring to his classmate a player with podcasts about the miraculous healing effects of Falun Dafa.
My husband’s classmate Lao Ding suffered from advanced liver cancer. He couldn’t eat anything and couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks. He couldn’t sleep due to the pain every night. My husband asked Lao Ding to sincerely recite, “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He also told Lao Ding about his own miraculous experience after reciting these nine words. Lao Ding believed him and recited the two phrases. Then he could sleep and get out of bed. He could go downstairs and walk around the subdivision. He could even eat six big steamed buns. Two months later, he went to the cancer hospital for a checkup. The results showed that all his indicators were normal. We are really happy for Lao Ding.
Lao Ding was able to survive his desperate situation because he chose to believe Falun Dafa is good in an environment of its being defamed and cruelly persecuted. A law body of Dafa’s Master cleansed the root cause of his illness in another dimension. The manifestation in this dimension is that the symptoms of his disease are gone. The boundless power of Dafa resolved his distress. Falun Dafa is here to save sentient beings. People who understand the truth about Dafa can be safe in any upcoming catastrophe.
We Will Keep Going and Fulfill Our Mission
When I was writing this article, my husband told me that Articles 16 and 18 of the newly promulgated “Police Law” give the police special privileges to arrest any people on the street. My husband is very worried and asked me to be careful.
In this environment of high pressure and brutal persecution, it’s very difficult to clarify the truth and to be a good person. It’s also difficult for ordinary people to learn the truth, to tell good from evil, and to maintain a good conscience. However, I believe Dafa is boundless. Through our continuous efforts of clarifying the truth, we can break through the lies, and more people like my husband can understand the truth, align with justice and goodness, and be saved by Falun Dafa.
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