Falun Dafa Has Transformed My Life!
(Minghui.org) I live in Jilin Province and have been practicing Falun Dafa for 21 years. My in-laws were the ones who introduced it to me. They said Falun Dafa was great for improving fitness and health. Their illnesses were quickly gone after they began to practice. I witnessed this, so I agreed to read Zhuan Falun. Although I thought that Dafa is good, I did not start to practice then.
When I Began Practicing
My ankle was injured in 1996, which caused the capillaries to rupture. I tried a school of qigong, but it did not help. I also received treatment in the hospital, but it did not help either. I was only 26 years old and did not want to walk with a limp for the rest of my life. I was feeling desperate!
I had a dream on February 17, 1997, that I was on a sinking boat. I escaped from the boat and ran to a house. An elderly man came and took me to a place and asked someone there to record my name.
When I woke up, I had the desire to learn Falun Dafa. I knew it was the right time and did not want to miss the opportunity.
I was never one to get an early start, but I would get up at 4 a.m. every day to do the exercises with my mother-in-law at the practice site, despite the cold.
On the second day, the assistant at the practice site invited me to his home to watch the video of Master Li Hongzhi's lectures. My mother-in-law and I took a taxi to his home but unexpectedly the event was canceled. We took a taxi again the next day and watched Lecture One.
My mother-in-law suggested we walk home instead of paying the expense of a taxi. So I agreed to walk home with her. To my surprise, my ankle did not hurt at all when I walked. My ankle was cured!
I was excited; Falun Dafa is miraculous! My ankle was cured after watching only one lecture, and I did not pay a penny! The hospital could not cure my ankle but Dafa cured it. Later on, my hyperthyroidism, hemorrhoids and other diseases were all gone.
As I participated in group exercises in the mornings and read Zhuan Falun every day, my understanding of the world changed continuously. My attachment to competition was eliminated because Master asks us to cultivate our compassion and:
“not fight back when hit or talk back when cursed at”. (Fa-Teaching Given at the Conference in Sydney)
Dafa requires a higher standard for cultivators.
The year after I began practicing, my husband had an affair. He contracted an STD because of his behavior. When we married, my husband and I promised not to betray each other. We said if either of us had an affair, we would end the marriage. I never thought he would betray me!
My first thought was that I wanted a divorce. As a Dafa practitioner, however, we strive to be compassionate and tolerant. I needed to find forgiveness!
I asked him if he remembered his promise when we got married? I told him because I practice Falun Dafa, I would not divorce him. We did not argue, and I took him to the hospital to treat his disease.
The next time he went out of town, his disease seemed worse when he returned, so I suspected he was still having affairs. Knowing this, I had trouble sleeping and started thinking about getting a divorce again. He then promised he would stop, and I forgave him.
I later thought about it from time to time and still thought about getting a divorce. But I would think of Master's teaching in Zhuan Falun:
“Our spiritual efforts, in fact, only “cost” us something we don’t want anyway: karma. It’s something that goes hand in hand with attachments. For example, when someone has all sorts of unhealthy attachments he will act selfishly and be driven to do wrongful things. And for his actions his only reward will be the black material known as karma. So karma is directly connected with attachments. If you want to free yourself of this undesirable thing, you will first have to change your ways.” (The Fourth Talk, Zhuan Falun)
I enlightened that everything would become better if I changed myself. I truly forgave him and no longer wanted a divorce.
Falun Dafa Is Wonderful!
One day, my father called and said my son had an accident. He had been knocked down by a bicyclist. The rider had taken him for treatment at a hospital.
The bike rider purchased medicine and food for my son and wanted to give me some money. I told her: “You did not hit my son on purpose. I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. Please take the money and food back. My son will be fine.” She took the money back but insisted on leaving the food.
My son took a nap after lunch. I heard him say, “Please be gentle when you rub my arm.” I got up to check on him and found him sleeping soundly. He slept for the entire afternoon and, when he woke up, he told me his arm did not hurt anymore. I knew it was Master who cured his arm.
The rider visited us again the next day. I told her my son's arm was cured. She did not believe it, so I let her see for herself. She was amazed and exclaimed, “Falun Dafa is wonderful! I want to learn it too!”