Falun Dafa Changed My Life
(Minghui.Org) I am almost 50 years old, but many people say that I look as if I am in my 30s.
Teacher Li said,
“Those practices that cultivate both mind and body make one look very young in appearance, and one looks quite different from one’s actual age.” (Zhuan Falun)
When shopping with my daughter, store managers are often surprised that we are mother-and-daughter, so I tell them that it’s because I practice Falun Dafa.
I then say that Falun Dafa requires a practitioner to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, look inside for any wrongdoing whenever there’s a conflict, and think of others first under all circumstances. Some say, “Wow, Falun Dafa is good!”
During a high school reunion, I found that my former classmates were farsighted, had white hair, and some were bald. I am the only one who does not need reading glasses and still has black hair. Everyone asks, “Why don’t you get old?”
One former high school classmate works out-of-town. Whenever I visited her, I would tell her that Falun Dafa is good and give her Dafa truth clarification materials. She also wondered why I did not get older, and I told her that it is because I practice Dafa!
“Practicing Dafa will make you look young,” she said, “When I have the time, I want to read the Falun Dafa book. Will you give me one?” I told her that I would give her Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa.
I use every opportunity to tell people where I work the facts about Falun Dafa. The most obvious reason I can use is that I look young and healthy although I'm the oldest at my workplace. Besides, I have none of the occupational diseases they complain about, such as high blood pressure, shoulder pains, cervical pain, and back pain, to name just a few.
I got married and had a child more than 20 years ago. Because I was introverted, anything--important or not--could make me moody and cause me anxiety, and I developed all kinds of health problems.
To find relief, I saw many doctors at clinics, but nothing made me better. The doctors suggested surgery, but with no guarantee that I would recover. My income was not much, so we could not afford the cost of an operation. But I decided to have some treatments.
First I took Western medicine and then switched to Chinese medicine. Neither worked. I kept vomiting. Then I took natural remedies – they did not help either. With no other choice, I tried qigong. But my health worsened. I often took sick leave from work. Sometimes it lasted a whole month. I watched my husband taking care of our home, our child, and the elderly – I was in despair.
Falun Dafa Changed Me Into a Good and Healthy Person
When I was desperate, my father-in-law suggested that I practice Falun Dafa. He said he'd heard that it was very effective. So I gave it a try.
I still remember that when I was doing the second exercise for the first time – I was sweating profusely – it felt very good.
As I kept practicing Dafa, my health improved. Then, all my illnesses disappeared. I have not had a cold or taken any sick leave for more than 10 years, and everyone in my office has witnessed the power of Dafa.
As a practitioner, I could not accept any free meals or gifts. I consider my students’ interests first. Sometimes when they dropped off a gift and ran away, I would trade it for money and give the money to the respective student.
Some years ago when my school put together exercise books, it was an open secret that teachers got part of the commission. Everyone thought that it was logical. But as a cultivator, I know the principle of ‘no loss no gain’ and that I could not take advantage of others. I no longer accepted the commission but used the money to buy treats for the students.
After I started to practice Dafa, I did not take anything paid for by the school, including ink, pens, and paper. I felt that since I am a Dafa practitioner who is supposed to be a good person, I should be selfless and not take advantage of others.
I want to be someone who pays attention to moral values. In today’s society, everyone is materialistic. It is Falun Dafa that asks me to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, take fame and money lightly, and be considerate of others. It is Falun Dafa that helps me conduct myself in an open and honest manner and become nobler. As a cultivator, what I am after is the uplifting of my spirit.
My students are always encouraged to treat others with respect and kindness and be tolerant. I look for my students’ strengths and treat all of them equally. I don’t look down on anyone, nor do I discriminate against anyone. I am always ready to help those who are faced with problems at home or with schoolwork.
A student made some mistakes so I talked to him after class. I found out that he got frustrated and lost interest in school because he did not do well on the first exam. I analyzed the shortcoming he identified, and we began talking about life in general. In the end, he was very happy, because our chat dispelled doubts in his mind.
He said, “Teacher, I understand now and will change. I will do well.” I met him again in public a year later but did not recognize him. He called out to me from a distance and told me that he did very well on his latest exam. I was glad that he became much more confident.