From Supporting Mother's Practice to Becoming a Falun Dafa Practitioner Myself
(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Dafa seven months ago, and I'd like to tell you my story.
In 1994, I borrowed the book Falun Gong for my mother. I hoped that she could become healthy by practicing Falun Dafa. Mother was fortunate to attend Master's lectures in Yanji, and she's been practicing for more than 25 years.
I've witnessed some amazing changes in my mother after she began practicing Falun Dafa. She's now eighty-one years old but doesn't even need glasses. Ten years ago she set up a truth-clarifying materials production site in her home. She has more computer skills than I do. When we visit her, my brother and I help her organize the materials. Sometimes I go with her and help her distribute them.
When we learned that local police planned to search her home, my brother and I hid all the equipment in his car. He was a driver for high level officials and said that his car was the safest place. Every time we heard the houses might be searched, we hid everything in his car. This way we repeatedly avoided danger.
One day some local police came to my mother’s house. When the police questioned her, my father answered their questions. The police finally asked my father. “Do you also practice Falun Dafa?” My father pointed out, “If I practiced, would I have this condition?” My father had suffered a stroke, so he had difficulty moving the right half of his body.
He said, “Because my wife practices Falun Dafa, she's able to take care of me! She hasn’t gone to a hospital or taken any medicine for years. Do you know how much money we've saved? I firmly support my wife to practice Falun Dafa!” The police looked embarrassed and stopped asking questions. They took some truth clarification materials. They wanted to take her copy of Zhuan Falun, but mother said, “This can’t be taken away!” They obediently put it down.
Our entire family supports my mother practicing. We all know that Falun Dafa is amazing. Mother always encouraged me to practice and I knew that I should've begun practicing years ago. Even though I believed in Dafa and often recited in my mind, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance is good,” I just didn’t start practicing.
At the beginning of this year, we learned that my 3-month-old granddaughter was developing slowly, which brought a lot of stress to everyone in the family. Just before the Chinese New Year, I received news of my father’s death. I was extremely sad. I hurried to my hometown to make the funeral preparations.
After the funeral I stayed at my mother’s house for a few days. I was worried about my company’s business, so mother told me some of Dafa's principles and suggested I read Zhuan Falun. I'd tried before, but I didn’t really focus when I read the book. This time I read Zhuan Falun from cover to cover.
Afterwards, I hurried to my daughter’s home to help take care of the granddaughter. I brought Zhuan Falun with me. After I finished doing the housework, I would read Zhuan Falun at night. I also started sending righteous thoughts four times a day and recited “Falun Dafa is good.” My mind was surprisingly calm after I had been struggling in pain for several months. By reading the book, I felt that everything was being resolved. I comforted my daughter and suggested that she read Zhuan Falun.
One morning when I was on the way to the supermarket, I had a sudden thought, “I want to practice Falun Dafa!” I felt an indescribable joy. When I returned home I phoned my mother. I told her which day I'd return home and invited her to visit me. I asked her to bring her Dafa books and told her that I wanted to learn the exercises and study the Fa. My mother was very happy and promised that she would come.
I was quite busy and tired, taking care of the child and doing housework at my daughter's home every day. One day I felt pain in the left side of my chest. The tingling pain kept coming back. My son-in-law is a doctor and asked me to go to the hospital to check for a heart problem. I thought it might be caused by hard work and stress, and that I'd be fine after a good rest.
A few years ago my husband and I started going to South Korea for an annual comprehensive medical examination. When I got a call from the hospital to confirm our appointment, I mentioned the tingling pain in my chest. I was suggested to have an ultrasound on my heart during the routine medical examination.
After I returned from my daughter's home, my husband and I went to South Korea. During the ultrasound, the doctor said my heart was fine. I was relieved. The day after I got home, my mother came to visit me.
The medical report would be mailed to us three weeks later. A week after we returned, a nurse from the hospital in South Korea called and asked if I was still there. I asked if anything was wrong. She said that there was a problem in my left lung and I should immediately come to the hospital. I told her that I had returned home. She said that I needed to be re-examined. After I received four calls from her, I asked her whether it was a lung cancer. She said that it was impossible to rule out cancer, so I needed to be checked again. After I hung up the phone, my mind went blank. I went to the living room and waited for my mother to finish sending righteous thoughts. The words, “Do Cultivation!” flashed in my mind.
I briefly explained the situation to my mother. I said, “Mom, I really have to start practicing now!” My husband resolutely opposed it. He insisted that I return to South Korea for reexamination. He also began to check around which hospitals and which doctors were the best in this field. When I decided to practice Dafa I felt a surge of relief.
Those who've experienced similar situations know how I felt. I knew Master was in charge and I wasn't afraid of anything. But my husband was very upset and couldn’t sleep. I reassured him and told him that Master would protect me. I didn't argue with him. I just tried to persuade him to respect my decision.
I thought the environment at my mother’s home would be more suitable for cultivation. In order not to be disturbed by my husband’s emotions, I went back to my hometown with mother. I thought that I must cultivate well and validate Dafa with my physical and mental changes, which would be the best way to persuade my husband. Every day I read Zhuan Falun and Master’s other lectures. I learned the five exercises. I stayed with mother for a month.
The time at my mother’s house was the most fulfilling and comfortable period of my life. I had never realized how exhausted I was!
It was just as Master said,
“In ordinary human society, in competing with others for fame and personal gain, you cannot sleep well or eat well, and you’ve gotten your body into very bad shape. When your body is seen from another dimension, the bones are covered in black patches.” (Lecture Two, Zhuan Falun)
As I studied the Fa, I found that I had all kinds of attachments including jealousy, being competitive, resentment, complacency, showing off, seeking comfort, seeking luxury, looking down others, etc. With my mind filled with all those dirty thoughts and desires, no wonder I was exhausted every day! How could I even sleep? No wonder I was “sick.”
I couldn't help shedding tears while I read Zhuan Falun. I felt like a lost child. Master led me through the door of cultivation and saved me.
During those days I experienced many physical and mental changes. The pain in my chest completely disappeared. My other problems including severe cervical vertebrae pain, migraine headaches, insomnia, metabolic disorders, and restricted rotation of my right shoulder completely disappeared. The low vision in my left eye that was caused by two fundus hemorrhages due to macular degeneration improved and now I can drive at night.
In such a short period of time, I experienced many miraculous changes. A practitioner pointed out that every day we have to cultivate is a miracle. Although I attained Dafa very late, I will strengthen my belief and remind myself of my responsibility and mission as a Dafa practitioner. I will strictly require of myself according to Dafa's standards, improve my xinxing, and solidly cultivate myself.
I hope everyone in the world can know that Falun Dafa is good! I feel like the luckiest person in the universe to be able to attain Dafa!