[Selected Submission] Falun Dafa Reunited My Broken Family
(Minghui.org) I obtained the Fa on May 13, 1995. Prior to my cultivation, I had all kinds of diseases and felt pain everywhere in my body. Thus, I often went to the drugstore.
About ten days after I obtained the Fa, I realized that I had not taken any medicine for a while, yet I was very energetic and comfortable. I thought that this practice was so good!
One day, I was reading the article “True Cultivation,” wherein Master said:
“Did you know that in order to save you the Buddha once begged for food among everyday people? Today, I once again make the door wide open, and teach this Dafa to save you. I have never felt bitter for the numerous hardships I have suffered. Then what do you have that still can’t be abandoned? Can you bring to heaven the things deep down inside that you cannot let go of?” (“True Cultivation” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
I had tears in my eyes. I knew that I must have created lots of karma when I was an ordinary person, and it was Master who saved me.
Before cultivation, on the issue of divorcing my husband, I thought that I was correct. However, after practicing Dafa, I understood that my husband and I had a predestined relationship in this lifetime, so divorce was not the right thing to do.
After I was introduced to my husband by someone, I married him without knowing much about him. Then we had a child. I noticed that my husband was often gone at night and was addicted to gambling. I didn't like that he did not have a regular job. I also heard that he had an affair with a woman twenty years younger than him. She also had a family, and in addition, she was addicted to drugs. Thereafter, I started to look down on my husband. One day, my daughter found letters that he had written to this woman when she was held in a labor camp and asked him to visit her and bring her some clothes. After I verified that he did have an affair with her, I told him that I would divorce him. He did not want a divorce, but I insisted and thus we were divorced.
Master said in Zhuan Falun,
“No matter how the human moral standard changes, this characteristic of the universe remains unchanged, and it is the sole criterion that distinguishes good people from bad people. As a practitioner, one must then conduct oneself by following this characteristic of the universe rather than the standards of everyday people.”
“Why do you encounter these problems? They are all caused by your own karma. We have already eliminated for you many, numerous pieces of it, leaving only that tiny bit which is divided into tribulations at different levels for upgrading your xinxing, tempering your mind, and removing your different attachments.”
It is because of my debt from a previous lifetime that my husband treated me this way, and I should pay it off. By studying the Fa, I gradually understood these principles and decided to correct what I had done wrong.
I talked to my daughter about possibly taking her father back, and she was very happy about that. When he came to see me, he was very thin and was wearing what I had bought for him before divorce. The clothes were dirty and had holes in them. I told him, “I am practicing Falun Dafa. Master tells us to be good people according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Thus, I'll let you come back. If you do not want to stay, you are free to go.” He said that he would like to return home. Then we remarried, and I bought new clothes for him.
One day, I heard someone talking to my husband in another room. I saw that it was that woman, and she was drinking water from my husband's mug. I decided to save her. I said hello to her and said, “You have been released. You should find a job and raise your family and be a responsible mother. Do not take drugs anymore. It is because I practice Falun Dafa that I am able to treat you this way.” She told me that she also met some Falun Dafa practitioners in the labor camp, and they were very good people. I told her about the beauty of Dafa and how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecuted practitioners. I asked her to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, and she agreed.
A few days later, she came back with a list of her friends who also wanted to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations and asked me to help them. I asked her if they volunteered to do so, and she said yes. I told her that she would be rewarded for doing this.
In addition, I told her seriously that she should not interact with my husband anymore. My husband and I are a legally married couple, and if she continued to carry on the affair, she would create karma for herself and commit a crime. She nodded and agreed.
My husband used to not have a good attitude toward Dafa. When I remarried him, I often played truth-clarification DVDs at home. Gradually, he loved watching them. Moreover, he asked me for the DVDs of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and Shen Yun, which he wanted to give to his classmates and friends. In 2005, he quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. He was also rewarded: He used to have Hepatitis B and tuberculosis, but he has never been sick since he came back.
I thank Master for saving me. I also thank Master for giving my daughter and me a unified family.
From the Call for Submissions to Commemorate the Twentieth Anniversary of Falun Dafa's Introduction