School Principal: “Cultivators Have High Standards”
(Minghui.org) When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to suppress Falun Gong in 1999, I wasn’t aware of how severe the situation was. I asked a Falun Gong practitioner out of curiosity, “What is the purpose Falun Gong?” She told me that it is practiced to cultivate Buddhahood and that, by cultivating mind and body, one will appear younger and pretty.
I said, “I don’t care if it could make me pretty. As long as I could cultivate to be a Buddha, I would not mind turning into an 80-year-old.” That is when I decided to practice Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong).
Twenty years have passed, and I am now 51. Without wishing for changes in my appearance, my skin has become fair and has a rosy glow. I have very few wrinkles, and my hair is still black. I look very different from others my age. People often think I am younger than I am and say I become prettier as I age. They call me an “old beauty.”
I have two daughters. They don’t practice Falun Dafa, but they know that it is good and often help me with Dafa projects. They often bring their classmates home, and I clarify the truth about Dafa and the persecution to them. Then I ask them to quit the CCP and its youth organizations. Whenever my daughters run into difficulties, their first thought is to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” They too have benefited from Dafa.
The Power of Dafa
In 2009, my older daughter fell off a balcony at school and was seriously injured. This happened right before the high school entrance exams. She sustained a compression fracture of the lumbar spine and bones in both ankles were broken. As soon as we arrived at the hospital, she was taken into surgery, because the doctors wanted to avoid paralysis.
I borrowed money for the surgery, which lasted five hours. Once the anesthetic wore off, my daughter screamed in pain. The doctor said the first night would be the worst.
As a practitioner, I recited “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” with her. She fell asleep while reciting and slept peacefully until morning. Another patient who had a similar surgery that day cried from the pain for more than a week.
When my daughter said she wanted to read Dafa books, I gave her Zhuan Falun, the main book of Dafa. As soon as she started reading, her wounds felt warm. She felt strange and said she wanted to read the book Three Kingdoms that her uncle had given her. However, reading that book had no effect. This made her more confident in Dafa, and she continued reading Zhuan Falun. The doctor said that it would take at least three months for her to be able to walk, but she went back to school and took the exams a month later.
The Goodness of Dafa Practitioners
My daughter’s injury qualified as a Class III disability, for which her school was required to compensate us hundreds of thousands of yuan. I am a Dafa disciple and should follow Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. I returned the school’s donation, the reimbursement from rural cooperative medical care, and what we received from her student insurance. The school principal couldn’t believe it and was worried that we would complain about not receiving any compensation. So, we had a document stating that we didn't want any reimbursement notarized in court.
The school officials thanked me, wanted to give me presents, and invited me to dinner. The principal drove me home and said, “Cultivators really do have high standards.”
My relatives thought that was a stupid thing to do. They said that I had compassion for the school, but not for my daughter. How could they understand what true compassion is? My daughter has fully recovered, is healthy, and has no disability. She is psychologically healthy as well. When she saw the pile of wrinkled bills the school had given us, she cried. She said, “Mother, my classmates donated that money out of what they spend on breakfast. They are very poor. Let’s return it.”
During the 20 years I have cultivated, my children have been influenced by the power of Dafa’s compassion. Dafa can not only improve a cultivator’s behavior but also improve the behavior of others. Dafa brings harmony to the family and civilized behavior to society. As the school principal said, “Cultivators really do have high standards!”