Dafa Is Part of My Life
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in the summer of 1996. A few months later, I recovered from all my chronic health conditions.
My Husband’s Life Was Saved Time and Time Again
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Dafa and its practitioners in 1999. Due to pressure from his employer, my husband tried many times to persuade me to stop practicing. I refused to give up my faith, and this affected his mood.
One day my husband came home drunk. He vomited and had excruciating stomach pain. Shaking in agony and holding my hands tightly, he believed he was dying. “I can’t go on like this. Our younger son is so little...” he sobbed.
I told him to stop talking and to think, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He was back to normal within five minutes.
We walked outside. My husband was shocked to see his car neatly parked. He was so drunk that he had no recollection of driving home. We believe that Master was watching over him to see that he made it home safely.
My husband spent a night in our family store in the winter of 2008. He thought he heard a few people talking next to him, and it woke him. The only thing he heard clearly was that he was alright. He felt dizzy upon waking and noticed he had excreted on the bed. He then realized that he had carbon monoxide poisoning.
The extent of his poisoning was life-threatening. He came home and told me what had happened. I was covered in a cold sweat. Master had saved him again.
My husband was taken to the emergency room in 2015 because he had crushing chest pain. The diagnostic exams indicated that he was in a life-threatening condition. Our family was called to the hospital.
I assured my husband that everything would turn out alright. I also reminded him to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
He moved out of the intensive care unit after two weeks. With his condition drastically improved, the doctor was able to insert a stent in his heart. He then fully recovered.
Witnessing the power of Dafa, everyone around us agreed that Dafa is extraordinary.
My husband has three siblings. However, his parents insisted on living with us. My father also lived with us.
I was responsible for taking care of the three parents, who were in their 80s, for many years. I also had to take care of our two children and manage our family store. I was constantly exhausted.
My father-in-law’s temper was especially bad. He got angry if I was late in making lunch or dinner, and said, “You have to make sure we eat on time, even if you have to close your store!”
None of my husband’s siblings offered support. Furthermore, my husband’s elder brother and his wife were spreading rumors that we took care of their parents because we wanted to inherit their money.
Facing that unfair situation, anger boiled inside of me. I often wanted to argue with the elder brother’s family. I asked myself repeatedly if I could skip this opportunity to cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Of course I could not. In those days, I endured with tears in my eyes.
I realized that I needed to break through this because there is a reason for everything that happens to practitioners. Perhaps these are things I had to endure. Whenever I was at a breaking point, I found encouragement in Master’s teachings and in talking to other practitioners. It was a difficult time for me. I took care of my in-laws for over ten years, until they passed away.
Looking back, my heart is at peace. I fulfilled my duty to care for our elderly parents.
I let go of any resentment toward the elder brother’s family. Their grandson was born premature, and they were short-handed. So I volunteered to help take care of their grandson. My sister-in-law said, “Nobody but my sister-in-law helped—she is genuinely kind to us.”
She thanked me in front of the family and relatives at the “welcome home” banquet for their grandson. I said, “You should thank Master Li Hongzhi, instead of thanking me! Please remember that Falun Dafa is good.”
My sister-in-law replied, “Falun Dafa is good!”
Another relative complimented me. I replied, “It’s not me. This is how Master Li Hongzhi has taught us to be. We have to be considerate of each other.”
He said, “It’s true, Dafa is good.”
Helping People Learn the Truth about Falun Dafa
I used different ways to clarify the truth to others about the goodness of Dafa. Hanging up banners and posters was the main one. People I met reacted differently. Some listened eagerly, some were sympathetic, some admired my efforts, and some reported me to the police.
I visited every village in my county, many of them multiple times. My daughter-in-law said jokingly, “Ask my mother-in-law for directions if you get lost. She’s more accurate than the GPS.”
One time when I was hanging up a banner outside a school, I heard a car pull up behind me. “The police,” I thought. I asked Master for his support. A man’s voice called, “Aunty.” I turned around and saw a young man looking at me. He asked me, “Are you taking it down or hanging it up?” I told him that I was hanging it up, and he helped me hang the banner.
He read the banner out loud, “Falun Dafa is Good. Falun Dafa is Good... Aunty, I believe it!” So, I told him that he would receive blessings if he recited those words every day.
While putting up banners near a lake, I met an elderly gardener working there. He told me that he knew the truth about the persecution. I said I would like to put up some banners and posters near the river bank because a lot of people walk and fish there.
The gardener became very excited. “That would be great! You can put up as many as you like, I will keep watch for you.”
Another time while hanging up banners in a village, I heard someone say, “Falun Dafa is good! Falun Dafa is good!” I turned and saw a man driving a tractor calling out the words. My heart was quite moved. Everything around me seemed so beautiful!
When people saw me riding my bicycle, they called out, “Falun Dafa is good! Falun Dafa is good!”
During the past 20 years, whenever I could not control my human thoughts, I tried to think about something Master said:
“Get rid of any attachment you have, and don’t think about anything. Just do everything a Dafa disciple should do, and everything will be covered.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. International Fa Conference” from Guiding the Voyage)