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“Now Every Day Is New and Full of Hope”--Stories from Practitioners in Yunnan Province (Part 2)

October 02, 2013 |  


Continued from http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2013/9/11/141946.html

Falun Dafa teaches that a practitioner must improve their xinxing and remove their attachments in the society of everyday people. All kinds of people, regardless of gender, ethnicity, age or social status, can practice Falun Dafa.

As a member of society, practitioners have their own jobs, family, friends and relatives. These environments present cultivation opportunities.

1. An official refuses bribes after his wife became a practitioner

Here is reference to a personal experience provided by Huijun:

“I retired in 1992 and started practicing Falun Gong in 1994. As I studied the book Zhuan Falun over and over, I gradually understood that a person could be free of illness and remain healthy when they gain high morals.”

“After practicing, I did not pursue petty gains at the expense of our factory, and I returned all of the factory's things that I had taken home before. I also told my colleagues that I cannot do such things anymore since Falun Dafa teaches me to be a good person.”

“My husband is a high ranking official at a college, and he was often given gifts. He thought it was normal and natural. But I didn't think so. Once an elderly lady gave him a live chicken. My husband told her that his wife is a practitioner and would not take lives. The old lady then went back home, killed the chicken and presented it again. I refused the gift and told her not to do such things again. It was better for my husband to do more good things for others without receiving gifts.”

“When a teacher gave my husband a woolen blanket as a gift, I suggested that he not accept it. At first he was not happy, but finally he returned it back to the teacher.”

“One time, someone brought two boxes of apples when visiting us, and I persuaded him to take them back. Soon after a teacher brought something to my husband and asked him to help a relative's child pass the entrance exam into the college. I told him that he did not need to do that. If the child meets the requirements, he will be able to attend the college without having to bribe anyone. We should be aboveboard and dignified in our actions.”

2. A couple of teachers share their experience of practicing Falun Dafa

After practicing Falun Dafa, a sickly wife became healthier and the husband, who was fond of alcohol, quit. The woman tells her story:

“Both of us teach at a university. My husband loved wine as much as his life, and sometimes he brutally beat me and our child after he got drunk and lost his temper. In addition, I was weak and could not sleep easily. At that time, I suffered a lot physically and mentally.”

“In 1994, my husband started practicing Falun Dafa and encouraged me to join him. He showed me one of the exercise movements: holding the law wheel. I did not start practicing because I thought that I could not hold the position like that for so long. In 1995, someone from the college visited my home to invite my husband to attend the group exercises. My husband was not there at the time, so I went to the practice site to take a look.”

“After that, I did the exercises for half an hour with them everyday after dinner. Three months later, another colleague asked me, “How come you are not dressing as warmly?” I realized that this was impossible for me in the past. As a sickly woman, I always wore a lot of clothes and suffered from a lot of illnesses. After teaching at the college I had to lay down on the couch at home to rest. However, now my body feels so light. I wanted to shout out in the street, 'Falun Dafa is so good! Falun Dafa gave me a new life!' When my husband started practicing he gave up drinking and smoking, and he learned how to look after me and our child.”

“After practicing, my body became stronger and I was able to teach six classes every day without feeling tired. I also treat my students kindly. Once, many of my students were quite withdrawn after giving blood. So, during the break between classes, I went back home, cooked some eggs and gave one to each of the students.”

“A student's father once gave me a bag of gifts in the hope that I would help his son pass the exams. I told him that I did not accept gifts, but I would try my best to give his son tutoring after school for free if he needed any additional help.”

“One time five students wanted me to give them tutoring after class and asked how much I charge. After I said I would help them for free, they thought I was joking. I told them that my only goal was to help them achieve a better score.”

“I tutored 20 students in the end, and refused to accept a fee after I finished. They brought a lot of gifts to my home, but I refused to accept them. After pleading with me to take them, they eventually gave up and understood that they could only pay back my care through studying hard.”

“My teaching gained recognition from my superiors, colleagues and students. I was elected a model teacher and received an excellent teaching award. Here I would like to express my gratitude towards Falun Dafa and Master, for giving me a second life.”

3. After practicing Falun Dafa, I let go of all my grievances

Xiao Xia is the owner of a beauty salon, and her business has become more and more prosperous since practicing Falun Dafa. She explains: “When my husband gave up drinking and smoking, became healthier and started to consider others first, at first I thought he must be having an affair. Then, early one morning, I followed him to see where he was going. He went to an exercise practice site, where I saw a lot of people practicing the Falun Gong exercises.”

“I decided to join my husband and start practicing. If I had not practiced Falun Dafa, our marriage might have ended a long time ago. One time, I was arguing with my husband's family members one Chinese New Year celebration over issues relating to money and the house. My husband lost his temper and in a fit of rage, upturned the table with all the food on it. We again had a violent argument over the house, and my husband threatened to blow it up so that none of us could live there. After practicing Falun Dafa, I knew that I should not fight over such things as I did before. Instead I should to remain calm and not worry about any losses. I then apologized to my mother-in-law and my sisters-in-law and asked them to forgive me. My relationship with my husband also became more harmonious. After witnessing these great changes in us, my mother-in-law and sisters-in-law knew that Falun Dafa is good.”

“When my mother-in-law later suffered from a serious illness, I introduced Falun Dafa to her and read Zhuan Falun to her. She sincerely recited, 'Falun Dafa is Good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good' every day. Gradually her illness disappeared, and she is now very healthy. My mother-in-law now says to others, “My daughter-in-law is so nice because she practices Falun Gong! My illness was cured by Dafa!” My sisters-in-law have also started practicing.”

4. A woman with strong attachments has completely changed her behavior

A woman working for a state run company has a relatively easy job and doesn't need to worry about food and clothing. What kind of benefits could Falun Dafa offer her? Here is her story:

“From childhood, I had a lot of strong attachments, such as competition and jealousy. About half-a-year after I started my job, an elderly colleague borrowed 100 yuan from the company. When I tried to get him to return the money, he denied that he ever borrowed it. This man was later transferred to another city, but still visited our company from time to time. I was still angry that he had not paid the money back, so whenever I saw him I followed him to whichever office he went to. When he shut the door on me I would shout at him, swearing and cursing at him. Later, he even asked his boss to talk to my boss to resolve this problem, and even begged me not to chase after him again. But I could not let go of my anger.”

“After practicing Falun Dafa, I am always strict with myself in following the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I consider others first and stay calm when suffering a loss. For example, when my husband built a house, his sister used every possible means to take it from us. Even her father thought it was not fair and told us so before he died.”

“After my father-in-law passed away, some relatives came by to confront my sister-in-law and demand that the house be returned to us. At that time, I had been practicing Falun Dafa for half-a-year. Although I was a little agitated by this situation, I did not forget that I am a practitioner. Thus, I needed to consider others first and behave according to the Fa principles. I told my relatives: 'If I got the house back, my sister-in-law will probably hate me for the rest of her life. I know that she is poor and has lived a hard life. She may feel better if she can keep the house.' Thus, the family squabbling over the house was resolved smoothly.”

“As Master said:

“He who acts for his name a life of anger and hate is his He who acts for profit cold is he, knowing not his kin He who acts for emotion many are the troubles he brings himself Bitter, fighting away, he makes karma all his life.” (“An Upright Person” from Hong Yin)

“I have been practicing Falun Dafa for over 10 years. All my family members have benefited from Dafa over these years.”