Falun Dafa Saved My Life and Freed Me from Fear
(Minghui.org) I originally started to practice Falun Dafa in 1994. Then, after the persecution began, fear overtook my life and I gave up Dafa. However, I returned to the practice and benefited greatly. I began to tell people about Falun Dafa and over time my fear did subside more and more as I studied the Dafa books.
Returning to the Cultivation Path
The persecution of Falun Dafa started in 1999. My husband and other family members did not allow me to see fellow practitioners. Therefore, I did not have a cultivation environment. I practiced the exercises and studied the Dafa books less and less and eventually stopped my cultivation practice.
Illnesses, that had disappeared after I practiced Dafa recurred, such as ovarian cysts, and my thyroid glands became overactive. Besides, my heart disease and excessive accumulation of fluid in my tissues bothered me again. I had physical exams, injections and took medication. It felt like I was always in the doctor's office, but I did not get any better and felt exhausted. I felt I would not live long, and was in despair.
Then, Falun Dafa came to my mind. As I felt I was near death, what did I have to lose and asked myself, why not return to the Dafa cultivation path? Immediately my spirits were lifted. After only 20 days of practice, my illness symptoms had disappeared, and I threw away all my medications.
My husband witnessed my changes and so changed his attitude towards Dafa.
Brother-In-Law Quits CCP
My husband's brother stopped by for a visit. He was surprised to see my changes. He said, “You look so healthy, your face is radiant.”
I had previously told him about Falun Dafa and the persecution, but he did not accept it. This time when I urged him to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliates, he agreed and expressed his thanks. My husband and I were very happy for him.
Fear Continued to Hold Me in Its Grip
I took a job in a fabric factory in 2008. As a practitioner, I considered other colleagues first and did not fight for personal gain. I always helped others and was of good repute. They said that if anyone had a conflict with me, the other person must be wrong.
Every employee was assigned a machine, except me. When colleague A was transferred to another position, her machine was assigned to me. It was a very good machine and easy to use. However colleague B wanted that machine. She complained her machine broke down and she was not able to work on it. So, I swapped the machine with her. Our boss was impressed and told me so. However, I still did not tell anyone that I practiced Falun Dafa.
When I worked on B's machine, I found that it was easy to use and ran perfectly well. Colleague C did not believe it, so she tried it herself and found it was pretty good.
Two days later B's good machine broke down again. At night B and another colleague tried to swap my machine with hers, but could not remove it. The next day Colleague D asked me if I believed in any God because even two people could not move my machine when normally one person could pick up that machine.
“You are not an ordinary person,” she said. “You must be protected by Gods.”
Out of fear, I did not tell her that I practice Dafa. At that time my family members were implicated because of the guilty by association policy of the Chinese communist regime, because I practiced Dafa. I did not tell them about Dafa until after I was resigned. But, I only found two of my former colleagues and one agreed to quit the CCP.
Letting Go of Fear
My confidence increased after I studied the Dafa books, and I was able to talk to people face to face about this cultivation practice and the persecution. Then, one day I noticed my fear was gone.
When I distributed informational materials, a couple grabbed me and tried to call the police. I asked them not to and said that what I wanted to tell them was for their benefit. Nothing I said made a difference to the lady and they called the police.
The police came and threw my bag of materials to the ground. I said: “I practice Falun Dafa. We are good people. Do you know why there are a lot of calamities and man-made disasters nowadays? It is because the human heart has degenerated.”
I picked up my bag, took out fliers and gave them to onlookers. But, they were afraid and did not accept them. One policeman asked for my name. I told him that I believe in Falun Dafa and Falun Dafa teaches people to be good.
In my heart I recited Master's poem “Benevolent Might”:
“Dafa is what you carry everywhere,Zhen Shan Ren, rooted in the mind;A great Arhat walks the earth,Gods and demons fear with awe.(Hong Yin)
[Zen Shan Ren – Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance]
One of the policemen became frightened and stopped yelling at me. The couple too became afraid. I knew that the evil forces behind their actions was being eliminated.
Walking Out of Police Station
The police took me to the police station and again asked for my name. I repeated to them that I believe in Falun Dafa. They called the 610 Office.
I told the person next to me about Falun Dafa. He urged me to escape. I realized that it was time for me to leave, so I asked him to keep quiet and walked out after less than two hours. I understood it was because I practice Falun Dafa that I was protected.