Be a Good Person According to Dafa’s Principles
(Minghui.org) When I started to practice Falun Dafa to have my illnesses cured, I was 27 years old. I had many health problems, such as chronic gastritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tenosynovitis, keratitis, and gynecological ailments. At that time, I didn’t earn much. Every time I went to the hospital for treatment and was given medication, it cost me almost half a month’s salary. What was most annoying was that nothing helped, and that made me quite angry.
Falun Dafa Cured All of My Ailments
A colleague who had been practicing Falun Dafa for more than ten years told me many times, “Dafa is marvelous in healing illnesses and keeping healthy.” But I didn’t pay her any heed her until, finally, because of my poor health, I took her suggestion and began to cultivate Falun Dafa.
When I sincerely practiced Falun Dafa without thinking about being cured, it was really amazing. While I was at work, I could feel many large and small Falun (Law Wheels) buzzing like electric fans in my ears and on my shoulders and knees. It was incredible! I knew that Master was taking care of me and helping me clean up my body!
Every day, I studied the Fa, did the exercises, and did everything according to the Fa principles. Before I knew it, my ailments were gone, even my severe rheumatoid arthritis. After studying Dafa, I understood what it meant to be disease-free. I felt the magic of Dafa and Master Li’s mercy! Modern medicine could not cure me even though I had spent so much money. But Dafa cured all my health issues without asking me for a penny. I really do regret not taking my colleague’s advice earlier. I am fortunate to have this opportunity to obtain Dafa. And how many people in the world still dare not touch this very special Dafa because they are deceived by the lies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)!
Following Dafa’s Requirements at Work
After learning Falun Dafa, I understood that I should think of others first before doing anything, not act out of self-interest, and not take money that does not belong to me.
I am a salesperson in a mall. Because my boss is not present in the store, all the accounts are handled at my discretion. For example, the price of products sold in bulk is different from the price of the product sold in a group purchase. If the number of products sold in bulk reaches a certain number, the price can be discounted, and you can put the difference in your own pocket. The difference in price depending on how certain products are purchased can be considerable. Just a few such purchases can even amount to a month’s salary.
After studying Dafa, I understood that things I’d done before were wrong. I’d created a lot of karma for myself and had to change my ways. A co-worker discovered that I was no longer pocketing money from price differences as I used to. She called me to ask why I had stopped doing that. I told her truthfully that I had learned Dafa and could not do that anymore. I also clarified the truth to her. She accepted the truth of Dafa totally but said she could not do what I did.
Later, my boss also questioned the changes in my business transactions. I took this opportunity to clarify the truth to him. As time went by, the boss trusted me more and more and asked me to help collect money from several stores. When I submitted large amounts of cash to him after collecting it, he never counted it. He told me, “I am confident when you do things.”
Due to child care needs, it became necessary for me to change jobs. My new sales job is very different from my old one. I have to visit customers and develop working relationships and accounts myself. Some customers are very friendly but some can be devious. After spending a lot of time with some customers, they still refuse to cooperate with me. The new job was not easy.
My good friend recommended this job to me and she is also my boss. Since she oversees my accounts, most of them will also become customers she shares with me. At first I was not happy with this arrangement. But after calming down and evaluating the situation based on Dafa’s requirements, I felt that I was wrong. My heart was unbalanced—was I seeking more returns for my work?
This work situation presented me with an opportunity to improve my character. After realizing this, I felt balanced in my heart. Since then, we have been cooperating well together. Now, when someone new is hired, I introduce my clients to them. I also share my experiences and methods with new employees, for which they have been very grateful. Of course, I also tell them about Falun Dafa and how I learned selflessness through practicing the Fa principles.
Overcoming Sickness Karma
The year before last, I had recurring high fevers, and I knew it was Master Li helping me eliminate my karma. My husband said, “You will recover if you take some medicine.” I told him, “I’m all right. Please look after our child while I listen to Master’s lectures.” I listened to them on and on, falling asleep without realizing it. When I woke up, I was sweating all over and the fever went away. But after an hour or so, the fever returned. I continued to listen to the lectures. The fever continued to come and go for quite a while.
I have had a few high fevers before, but this time they lingered. Although I still listened to the lectures, I was a little worried until I suddenly remembered something Master said:
“If your mind is unsteady, that means you are not meeting the standard to begin with, and prolonging the process won't lead to any changes. And if someone holds out for the purpose of saving face, that is adding attachments on top of attachments. In such cases there are only two choices: You either go to the hospital and thus give up on trying to overcome the test, or you completely let go of everything, behave like an upstanding and noble Dafa disciple who has no resentment or attachments, and leave it to Master to arrange whether you stay or go. When you are able to do that, you are a god.” (Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles)
I decided to sit up in bed and try to do the Falun Dafa sitting meditation exercise, although I didn’t really feel like doing anything. When I finished, the profuse sweating and high fever were completely gone.
I hope my sharing some of my personal experiences over 12 years of cultivation in Falun Dafa has been helpful. I wish to express my gratitude to Master Li Hongzhi for allowing me this opportunity to practice cultivation.