Heartfelt Words from a Young Woman Whose Parents Practice Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) My parents have been practicing Falun Gong for nearly 17 years, and as their daughter, I have benefited tremendously.
When I was in middle school, they would always go to the group practice site every evening. It didn't seem to matter that it rained sometimes, or that they always had to carry along a heavy radio all the time – not going was out of the question.
Even at such a young age, I remember admiring their willpower and perseverance. Their profound transformations are what engendered my respect towards and support for the practice of Falun Dafa.
After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the ruthless persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999, my mother was arrested multiple times. Scared and frustrated with what was happening to our family, my brother and I buckled under the pressure and started cursing at our parents.
Although my parents would always reason with us patiently, we simply would not listen. Was a stable and normal life too much to ask for? Throughout this period of time, I seriously doubted Dafa and even said a lot of things about it that I now regret.
But what happened to my son would completely change my notions.
My son is three years old now. Ever since he was born, his right eye had been oozing fluid; no prescription seemed to work. The doctor diagnosed it as a blocked nasolacrimal duct – a condition which required corrective surgery. However, my son was too young to have surgery, so his eye would be red all the time and he often could not help rubbing his eyes, which would make matters worse.
I was worried and distressed about his situation, and tried everything I could to help him. But nothing was working, until I paid a visit to my mother one day.
After hearing about the situation, she told me, “You should tell him to recite 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance' is good.”
I had answered yes to her in order to keep her from bringing it up again.
When we celebrated my son's first one hundred days, we had to digitally correct the commemorative photos as his right eye was swollen shut. I took my son to visit my mother again that afternoon.
Without thinking about it much, I went into the room where my mother had a photograph of Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa. As I burned incense to show respect to Master, I said in my heart, “Master, please show me a miracle and cure my son. Please let me see the supernormal nature of Dafa. I will never again speak disrespectfully of Dafa and I swear I will believe in Dafa.”
I knew I was late in paying my respects to Master, but it just felt like the right thing to do at that moment.
Immediately after, I suddenly heard my aunt's voice from the other room.
“Come quick and look!” she said, “Your son's eye looks normal now!”
I rushed over and was amazed to find my son staring at me with both eyes. I was absolutely dumbfounded.
I called my husband and told him and his parents the great news right away. Even my in-laws, who used to have negative thoughts about Dafa, saw the miraculous nature of Dafa after hearing my story.
Another incident happened on a spring day this year. I was cleaning up some trash right outside the main entrance to my house while my son played by himself inside. Without any warning, my son accidentally shut the burglar-proof door on me.
I asked him to open it right away, but the door would not open no matter how much he tried. It was hard even for adults to open from inside, so I knew he was going to have a hard time.
My son tried hard at first, but soon he became desperate and started to cry. The more worried I became, the harder he cried.
Suddenly I thought about Master. I closed my eyes and tried my best to calmly ask for Master's help. However, I just could not keep calm.
I silently repeated in my head, “Falun Dafa is good. Falun Dafa is good. Master please help open the door.”
Then I told my son to give it a try again. This time he pulled on the latch and the door opened easily. I hugged him and found that he was soaked in sweat and tears were streaming down his face.
As I closed the door and tried to open it from inside myself, it was just as hard as before. I knew that Master had helped me again. My gratitude to Master was beyond words.
Master showed Dafa's supernormal nature to me, and I have now realized that my parents were right all along in remaining steadfast in their practice of Falun Gong. I feel proud to have practitioner parents and fully support them in their cultivation.
In order to be worthy of Master's benevolence, I will make every effort to help spread Dafa and its great benefits to others. I would like to have my stories serve as a reference to those who hold negative thoughts toward their practitioner parents.
I hope they can change their minds and become supportive of their parents, and choose a bright future for themselves. I also hope that others with predestined relationships can listen to Dafa practitioners and treat them with kindness.