(Minghui.org) Greetings, revered Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
Before I started to practice Falun Dafa in 2003, I had a hard life. I’m from a big family and four generations lived under the same roof. I had to do most of the household chores and run a grocery shop at the same time. I was very busy. Because I was under a lot of stress every day for decades, I developed many illnesses. I sometimes felt that I could pass away at any time. I would rather die than live such a life.
I always looked exhausted and pale. One day my neighbor suggested that I try practicing Falun Dafa. She said that she used to see three doctors but didn’t recover from her ailments, and she lived a bitter life. Her illnesses were resolved after she began practicing, however.
There was a practice site near my home, so I went there. The second day I did the exercises, the invisible weight I always felt pressing on my chest disappeared, and I felt very light. All my illnesses were gone. Falun Dafa is truly amazing. When I began reading Zhuan Falun, I was very excited. I knew it was a precious book. The more I read it, the more I wanted to read.
I got up at 3:30 in the morning and walked a long way to the practice site to do the exercises with the other practitioners. I had to hurry back after sending forth righteous thoughts because I had to open my grocery shop and prepare take-away breakfasts. Because of the economic pressure, I had to do more business. I had to prepare two to three hundred lunch hamburgers for the school and about sixty lunch boxes for the factory. I didn’t even have time to take a breath.
My husband helped me before I practiced Falun Dafa, but he didn’t help me at all after I began practicing. He came home long enough to eat and then left. I felt it was unfair and complained a lot in my heart. The household chores were endless. I didn’t have much time to study the Fa. But I did my best to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
My husband stopped me from going to the practice site for the first seven years. I felt very sad. He didn’t understand why I wanted to practice and interfered in every possible way. One day I handed him all our savings, land certificate, etc., and said, “Master gave me a second life. But you oppose my practicing. I feel very sad. Let’s separate. I don’t want anything. I will leave all our property to you. I will only take my Dafa books.”
He was moved to tears and said he didn’t want a divorce. I told him that I would stay if he didn’t interfere with my cultivation. He saw I was determined, so he stopped interfering.
He caught a cold soon after and coughed every night for two months. One night he said that he would sleep upstairs so he wouldn’t wake me up. I said that I would go upstairs. Afterwards he stopped complaining when I went to the practice site or studied the Fa.
I fell down the stairs on my way to the practice site. The other practitioners asked if I was okay. I told them that there was no problem because I knew it was a process of dissolving karma and I should disregard it. I continued practicing the exercises, sending forth righteous thoughts and reciting “On Dafa” with the other practitioners.
I was not able to take off my glove after I came home because it was stuck on with blood. I found a big bump on my head when I washed my hair that evening. I looked within to see where was my omission was. I found that I still lost my temper in conflicts and had complaints about my husband. I didn’t improve fundamentally. I was still attached to personal interests. I decided to go to Hong Kong to help clarify the truth. I would sell my shop and close my business; afterwards I would have time to participate local Dafa activities.
Before I returned to Taiwan, I developed a high fever. I asked Master to help make my temperature appear normal when I passed through the Hong Kong airport so that I could return to Taiwan. Sure enough, I came home smoothly. The high fever continued and I had to lie in bed. My husband asked me to see a doctor, but I did not go. I believed in Master.
“True cultivators have no illnesses” (“Explaining the Fa for Falun Dafa Assistants in Changchun,” Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa)
My husband called my daughter in Taipei. She tried to persuade me to go see a doctor. I refused. She got angry with her father and told him that I could decide what to do. I agreed with her and told her that I didn’t have a problem. She was still worried about me and pressured me to take the medicine she bought from the pharmacy. In order to ease her, I took it. Soon afterwards I began vomiting and having diarrhea. They stopped pressuring me when they saw this. She told her father, “Mom has her belief. She is fine.”
I thanked Master for cleansing my body. The poisonous elements in my body were eliminated and my high fever was gone. Thank you, Master!
One day I went to a shop on my scooter and hit another scooter. I landed in the middle of the street. An ambulance was called and was going to take me to a hospital. I told them that I was fine and did not want to go. The policeman asked me to think about it. I said that I didn’t need to and thanked him.
I did my shopping and rode my scooter home. After I got home, I felt pain all over and couldn’t move. My husband asked me to see a doctor. I refused. I didn’t go out for three days because of the pain. I studied the Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts. I practiced the second exercise for an hour. I couldn’t do anything else. My husband worried about me. He asked his friend to help, and they forced me to go to the hospital.
The doctor said that two ribs were fractured and two toes were broken. The doctor thought I must have internal bleeding, but the blood had coagulated. I disregarded what he said. I knew I would be fine because Master was looking after me. I ignored the pain and went to work on my vegetable farm. I didn’t take any medications and soon recovered. Thank you, Master, for protecting me again!
My husband’s brother had a high fever when he was a child. As a result, he had developmental disabilities and severe asthma. I cook his meals for him. My husband had to help him to take medicine every day. He often visited the hospital due to asthma. We’d taken care of him for decades.
A practice site was established near my home. His brother went there to study the Fa and do the exercises. For a decade, he always arrived on time. When other practitioners criticized his exercise movements, he didn’t talk back. On Fa-study day, he was usually the first to arrive and opened the windows and turned on the fans. Gradually his health improved. I shared my understandings with him from the Fa’s perspective and told him that he no longer needed medicine because his health had improved. So he stopped. My husband got angry and said that I had to bear the consequences if his brother had an asthma attack. I agreed. But his brother recovered and is now very healthy.
Coordinators came to our practice site and encouraged everyone to step out and clarify the truth to people and do the three things well. I thought to myself that I was not behind in studying the Fa, practicing the exercises or sending forth righteous thoughts. They said that attending group Fa study and sharing was the format that Master left for practitioners.
I overcame many difficulties and attended the group Fa study and sharing. I discovered the urgency of clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings. I was ashamed of myself. I always thought that it was good enough that I attended Dafa activities and donated some money for printing informational materials. I was attached to the sentimentality of everyday people. My son and grandson came home for dinner during the holidays, and I cooked nice food for them. I enjoyed spending time with my grandson and having fun. I used this as an excuse for not attending the group Fa study and sharing. I repented in front of Master’s photo for my poor cultivation state and asked Master if I was qualified to be a Falun Dafa disciple.
“As your Master, I have never kept account of the wrong things you have done in your cultivation; I remember only the good things you have done and your accomplishments.” (“Pass the Deadly Test,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol III.)
I asked a practitioner to buy a computer for me and asked an assistant to teach me how to clarify the truth to Chinese people over the phone. I didn’t know how to handle the mouse and didn’t know the Pinyin or how to type Chinese characters. A practitioner gave me a copy of the telephone transcript. I hand copied it. When I made phone calls to China, people either didn’t pick up the phone or hung up on me. When people swore at me, I didn’t know how to respond. I felt those beings were so pitiful. Sometimes I wondered why it was so hard to save people.
“Your responsibility is enormous! How could it not be a big deal?! If you are just being a good person among ordinary people and do not cultivate, you are still committing an extremely huge crime! That's because you are not saving the sentient beings that you are supposed to save!! You are not fulfilling the contract you signed in prehistory!! Isn't it such an issue?! When I taught the Fa in the past, I never used such a tone to talk to you. Master is anxious, as the end is fast approaching.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”)
Reading this Fa, I realized that I must listen to Master. No matter how difficult it was, I must save sentient beings. One day I talked to a CCP member. He didn’t want to quit his CCP membership. I hung up and dialed another number. When the phone was picked up, I realized it was the same person. He said he was moved by my sincere heart and agreed to withdraw from the CCP. I knew Master was encouraging me and reinforcing my confidence in saving sentient beings. Afterwards, I helped several people quit the CCP.
I clarified the truth to people every day even if it was challenging. I felt fulfilled every day.
I was ashamed of myself on one thing, which was that I read the Fa quickly and missed words or added words during group study. The practitioners at the call center corrected me when I read the words incorrectly. The assistant said that Fa study was very serious and we shouldn’t take it lightly as every word is the Fa—so I like to study the Fa at the call center. The practitioners share their understandings with each other, study the Fa and cultivate together. We improve quickly.
I used to cook nice food for my son and grandchildren during the holidays and missed the group Fa study. But after I let go of my sentimentality to my son and grandchildren and insisted on attending the group Fa study and sharing, my son said that they would not stay overnight at my house and went home on Saturday evening. Thus I could attend the Fa study and experience sharing the next day.
I recently attended a day-long group Fa study. When I came home, my daughter-in-law served me a plate of hot dumplings that she had prepared. I realized that it was my unnecessary worry that my son and grandchildren wouldn’t have anything to eat when I was not home. It was my attachment to sentimentality. I realized that as long as I put the Fa as my first priority, everything around me would go smoothly.
When I make phone calls to China, my husband helps me sometimes by saying that the CCP is very bad. He noticed that my xinxing improved after I’d cultivated for a decade and saw how his brother recovered from his illnesses. He told everyone he met that his wife didn’t need to take medication when she was ill or had a car accident.
One evening I went downstairs to get some water. The light was on. I thought my husband was watching TV. To my surprise, he was reading Zhuan Falun. He said that he had read it six times. He no longer watched TV. He studies the Fa every day and practices the exercises with me. When I go to the call center to study the Fa or make phone calls to China, he doesn’t object any more. He’s completely changed. He’s started cultivating. I am now the luckiest and happiest person in the world. Thank you, compassionate Master!
I’d like to end my article with Master’s Fa:
“Anyway, I just want to tell you that, as Dafa disciples, you should know how enormous your responsibility is, and this is not a child’s game. This undertaking has already come to the last stage, and I am extremely worried, yet you still do not treat it seriously. In the end, however, it will be too late even if you cry.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”)
This is my experience sharing. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.
Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!
(Presented at the 2020 Taiwan Fa Conference)