(Minghui.org) I used to suffer from congenital femoral head necrosis in my left leg, which prevented me from walking normally. I married a young man whose mother remarried after his father died and thus did not enjoy true family life.
My husband was extremely temperamental and did not know how to farm or make a living. Our livelihood depended on me – farming, childcare, housework – all burdens fell on my shoulders, and I found it unbearable.
Under the rule of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), human morals were deteriorating daily, and people’s minds were debased by pornography, gambling, and drugs. My husband was contaminated in this big dye vat too and became addicted to drinking, gambling and frequenting brothels, despite our poverty state.
Our home became the restaurant and hotel for his group. He didn’t do any work in the fields, but he demanded money from the grain sale after the autumn harvest. He took my hard-earned money and immediately spent it on playing mahjong and sleeping with other women.
If I refused to give him the money, he would scold me and even beat me until my head was covered in blood. For the sake of our two young children, I swallowed the humiliation and maintained our home.
Year after year, I worked day and night. The overwork and mental pressure were responsible for my illnesses. The most burdensome were frozen shoulders, cervical spondylosis, lumbar disc herniation, stomach disease, and severe cholecystitis. I was miserable beyond words, but I had to carry on with this sick body. I secretly made up my mind to divorce him when our two children were grown up.
A relative introduced Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) in our village in 1997. My sister-in-law who had been seriously ill-gained a new life soon after practicing Falun Dafa. Within a few months, dozens of people, including myself, learned Falun Dafa from my sister-in-law. However, after I practiced for only a month, I had to find work out of town and didn’t continue the practice.
The CCP, under the then-leader Jiang Zemin, began to suppress Falun Gong in 1999. He persecuted Falun Gong practitioners. China has since been covered in darkness, and millions of Falun Gong practitioners have been persecuted.
In my village, those who were literate and had steadfast faith in Dafa were forced to live in exile or were taken to labor camps. The illiterate could not read Dafa books by themselves and had difficulties cultivating. I was literate, so after I returned home, I learned to read Zhuan Falun, and took this Book, as well as the Minghui Weekly, and Dafa truth-clarification materials to them.
As the CCP was escalating in its persecution of Falun Dafa, I was not afraid. Although I did not return to Dafa to practice, I felt Falun Dafa is good, and I was willing to help illiterate practitioners. I read to them for two or three years, and of course, also benefited from it.
I suffered from cholecystitis in 2007, and the treatment was ineffective. Under the advice of my sister-in-law, I finally returned to Dafa. Within just two months I had not only recovered from my cholecystitis, but also from all my other illnesses. Master Li Hongzhi has given me a healthy body!
One day in 2008, I had an amazing dream – a golden Falun (Law Wheel) flew into my house and landed on the rafter. I looked again, and every rafter had a Falun!
I woke up and realized Master was giving me a hint: my house needed repair because the rafters were almost all rotten and small pieces of rotten wood kept falling down. I used my savings to have the house repaired and the courtyard wall rebuilt. Our house had a new look, one that looked more like a home now. My husband was happy and had changed for the better.
Falun Dafa dispelled the haze in my heart, gave me happiness, and brought joy to my family. The relationship between my husband and I became normal, and the children now had smiles on their faces.
My sister witnessed the changes in my family and was convinced that Dafa was precious. She began to practice Falun Dafa too. We became fellow practitioners and are walking hand-in-hand on our paths of cultivation.
“One should return to one’s original, true self; this is the real purpose of being human. Therefore, once a person wants to practice cultivation, his or her Buddha-nature is considered to have come forth. Such a thought is most precious, for this person wants to return to his or her original, true self and transcend the ordinary human level.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
After practicing Dafa, I understood the true meaning of life and was able to gradually let go of human attachments and take things lightly. I knew I must follow Dafa’s requirements, transcend ordinary people, and become a genuine practitioner.
As mentioned earlier, before practicing, my husband and I had many conflicts and I thought of divorce, because my husband had a very bad temper, and often beat and scolded me.
After practicing, I learned to hold my temper during conflicts. If I couldn’t help it, I would look inside and identify where I had fallen short and did better the next time. I strove to follow the principles of “Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance” to balance the relationship between my husband and me.
My husband has felt the compassion and kindness of Dafa disciples from me and supports Dafa. Not long after I began practicing Falun Dafa, he stopped beating me, and his temper has improved a lot. He even began to care about me and took the initiative to help me with housework. He carried firewood into the house every day in winter, and helped me make food, and throw out garbage.
Once, one of his cousins said to me, “Sister-in-law, my elder brother (referring to my husband) praised you in front of me. He said you are so good to him, and not mad at him when he does something wrong, instead, you enlighten him with a smile, not at all like in the past.”
I joined the one-body of practitioners in the same year as I started practicing Falun Dafa, and stepped out with fellow practitioners to distribute truth-clarification materials and awaken the conscience of people. I was not afraid. I strove to do it with rationality.
An elderly practitioner teamed up with me to distribute truth-clarification materials door-to-door in the evenings, and to persuade people to withdraw from the CCP, Communist Youth League, and Young Pioneers face-to-face during the daytime. On every market day, we took a taxi to the market to clarify the facts. Every time we helped up to 10 people withdraw from the CCP.
Our team of three went to the town center to hand out truth-clarification CDs in 2010. One fellow practitioner was arrested by police. I didn’t panic and carried the remaining CDs back home. As I was walking, a police vehicle came up from behind. I walked calmly while reciting the verses of righteous thoughts. The police followed me for a while and then turned around.
My fellow practitioners and I were not intimidated by the evil. We continued clarifying the facts and distributing truth-clarification materials just like before.
I found Udumbara flowers blossoming on the walls, window panes, window frames, and the front door of my house, as well as some agricultural machinery, in 2011. (According to legend, this flower blossoms once every 3,000 years) I know this was Master Li’s (the founder) encouragement for me to cultivate myself well.
During the pandemic this year, fellow practitioners and I have been distributing the Epidemic Weekly every week. We deliver the blessings to all beings in our area, and told people to recite the life-saving nine-true-words of “Falun Dafa is Good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good!” in their mind so that they can have Dafa’s protection from the deadly CCP virus, and survive this catastrophe!