Handling Family Matters Appropriately and Doing the Three Things Well
(Minghui.org) One day in May 1995, I went to visit a friend who had been ill for a long time. Her name is Ms. Liu. Upon arriving there, I was very surprised because she looked rather healthy and energetic-- almost a different person from when I had last seen her. For the past several years her face was always pale, and she always needed to take medication. So I was very curious and asked her, “What medicine did you take to make you so healthy?” She said, “It was because of Falun Dafa, not medicine. About two months ago, a neighbor recommended Falun Dafa to me, and I tried it. It works very well, and I recovered my health very quickly. Not only that, but as you know, my husband has been smoking and drinking for over 40 years. All of this stopped after he read the Falun Gong books.”
I was very excited to hear this. However, having worked as a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) administrative officer for decades, I had been deeply influenced by the CCP’s theory of atheism. Ms. Liu saw my hesitation and said, “Why don't you listen to Master’s audio lecture? You will then find out for yourself. My cassette player had some problems recently, and I didn't have a chance to repair it yet. But we can give a try.” She put the audio cassette in the player and we immediately heard Master’s voice. Ms. Liu said, “Today is your lucky day.” I have practiced Falun Gong since then.
I have had faith in Master and Dafa for the past 16 years. By following Master’s teachings, I kept studying the Fa, doing the exercises, sending forth righteous thoughts, and saving sentient beings.
Illnesses Gone After Practicing Falun Dafa
I had migraines prior to practicing Falun Dafa. They were very painful, and affected my work. I also had stomachaches as well as pain in my leg. I went to see doctors, but they couldn't diagnose what was wrong. Within two weeks after I began practicing Falun Dafa, these conditions disappeared, and I became fully healthy. Master said in Zhuan Falun,
“'The Buddha Fa' is most profound; among all the theories in the world, it is the most intricate and extraordinary science.”
With this experience, I became even more determined in my cultivation.
Master Saved My Life During an Accident
One day in early 2003, a friend took my wife and me to the train station. When the car was traveling fast, there was a sudden jolt. The car then slid more than 20 yards and stopped. We got out of the car to see what happened and were shocked by the scene. Someone had removed a sewage cover in the road, so there was a big hole in the road. After the car hit the hole, the tire flew more than 30 yards, and the front axle was severely bent. We would have been severely injured without Master’s help. After this, I further believed in Master and decided to cultivate diligently.
Appropriately Handling Family Matters and Doing the Three Things Well
When I first began to cultivate, I spent lots of time studying the Fa and doing the exercises. Other than going to work, I seldom did any housework. My wife was upset and asked me to help her. When I complained to her, she said, “I have to manage my own business all day long. Aren’t you being selfish if you don't help me?” I calmed down, thought it over, and realized that I wasn't doing well as a practitioner. Master told us to cultivate while complying with ordinary society. I also needed to do as Master says and handle family affairs well.
I have since spent lots of time helping my wife with household chores, and I told her what Dafa was. When helping my son with his schoolwork, I told him to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. After seeing these improvements in me, my wife became more supportive. She took on more housework so that I would have enough time for practice and truth-clarification. With my help, my wife and son quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. When our friends and coworkers came to visit us, I always took these opportunities to tell them about Falun Dafa and ask them to quit the CCP. My wife often stood by my side to help me, and the results were very good.
We have lived with my parents-in-law since 1988, and the family was harmonious. I took opportunities to tell them why Dafa is good and how severe the persecution was. They also became very supportive of my practice.
Doing Well the Three Things at Work
I have been at a new job since 2003, which required me to work out of town 95% of the time. From time to time we had a project, and I had to travel again. I realized that Master gave me this opportunity to save more people.
At the workplace, I always fulfilled my responsibilities and did not compete with others for material gain. Because I am always considerate of others, my coworkers like me very much. This made it very easy to clarify the truth to them.
When taking a taxi or going out for shopping, I also told people the truth about Falun Dafa and gave them a copy of truth-clarification materials. I also reminded them to pass the information on to their friends.
I have worked in eight different places since 2003 and did not meet any practitioners. However, I did not feel lonely since I knew Master’s Fashen was always by my side taking care of me. Nonetheless, I often had the interference of sleepiness and an attachment to comfort. For example, sometimes I woke up very late in the morning or fell asleep when sending forth righteous thoughts at midnight. I often regretted it afterwards, and when looking back, realized it was due to poor Fa-study. Master said,
“So, no matter how busy you get, when you study the Fa you have to set aside all other thoughts--don't think about other things at all, just study the Fa. Maybe as you study the Fa the issues you've been thinking about will be resolved, since behind every word are Buddhas, Daos, and Gods. How could they not know exactly what you want to resolve and what you're anxious to get done at that time? Then how could they not tell you?” (“Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.”)
As long as we follow the Fa, we will be able to do the three things well.