(Minghui.org) I almost died twice from two serious conditions when I was little. One, I had a severe cough. Whenever it hit me, I could hardly breathe. I opened my mouth as wide as I could and inhaled as deeply as I could. After suffering with that incurable cough for years and always hunching my back and neck to ease the pain, it became impossible for me to stand up straight.
In addition to the cough, I also suffered from heart problems. Sometimes, my heart would suddenly beat really fast and I would pass out within minutes.
But no matter how sick I was, I always had farm work to do to support my family and raise my children. Sometimes I even had to go up the mountains to herd sheep.
What did my husband do? He was another pain in the neck. He grew up without a mother and his father was a gambler. He never learned any life skills and he didn’t want to do any farm work. What was worse, he drank, gambled, and lied. Every time he came home drunk, no matter how late it was, he would verbally abuse me and our children. He cursed at everything and everyone like a crazy man. After he finished venting, he was like a dead man and I had to find a doctor for him.
I hated him so much. My miserable life pushed me to my limit and I didn’t want to live anymore.
The Turning Point in My Life
One day my brother told me, “Practicing Falun Dafa can cure your ailments and change your fate. Please give it a try.” I didn’t believe him and asked if there was any book about it. My brother gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa.
Once I started to read Zhuan Falun, I couldn’t put it down. This was a book from heaven. It was so wise and profound that it has changed my entire world view. Through continued reading, I have understood many things that I could not understand before. I knew that the purpose of life was not to be a human being, but to return to our heavenly origin. Suffering is a way to pay off the large amount of karma accumulated from our past lives. Only Master Li, the founder, and Dafa have the power to purify us. I understood that the conflicts with my husband were arranged by Master to settle my debts and get rid of my grievances. Master has paved the path to heaven—all I need to do is to constantly improve myself and purify my heart.
Not long after I started to practice Falun Dafa, all my ailments disappeared. I truly experienced the feeling of being free from illness. I could finally straighten my back and proudly stand in the middle of crowd. People around me witnessed the miracle of Dafa, the greatness of Master, and the supernormal nature of Dafa.
However, I still couldn’t completely let go of my hatred for my husband. He was not grateful that I’d regained my health. Instead, he opposed my practicing it. He always abused me after I came back from group exercises or group Fa study. At that time, I didn’t realize that he was helping me with my cultivation and to improve my character. But no mater how he tried to stop me, I never wavered in my determination to practice Falun Dafa.
My Husband Became Supportive
Only seven months after I started to practice Falun Dafa, in July 1999, the Chinese communist regime launched the persecution. As a practitioner, I knew it was my responsibility to tell people the facts about Falun Dafa and to expose the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) slander and lies. But my husband was afraid of being implicated by the CCP and always tried to stop me. We fought almost every day over this.
One day after he’d gotten drunk, he was yelling and cursing as usual. Suddenly he held his head in his hands and cried, “Falun Gong is so good. I have to practice it. Otherwise, I can’t endure the punishment. Oh, my head hurts!” Then he passed out. I was confused and didn’t know what had happened.
When he came to, he started to cry and said, “I saw myself in hell and you saved me. Why did you save me? I’d rather die.”
I asked, “Where have you been? What did you see?” He was scared and refused to explain.
The next morning when he calmed down, he told me, “I saw your Master.”
I didn’t believe him, “In your dream? What kind of master did you see?”
“I saw your master in his 20s. He was wearing a long yellow robe and white socks. He was floating in the air with his legs crossed. I asked him how he could levitate in the air. He didn’t reply but simply smiled at me.”
I thought I knew what was going on and said, “I think the reason you could see Master Li is because you must have great inborn quality even though you are now lost in the human world. I think Master tried to tell you to practice Dafa and return to your true home in heaven. It is Master who saved you from hell, not me. I think your life has been extended and you should use it to cultivate.” He said, “Ok, I will practice from now on.”
Although my husband didn’t keep up the practice and still struggles to get rid of many bad habits, he became very supportive of me in practicing Dafa and in my efforts to raise awareness about the persecution.
He helps me carry truth-clarification materials when I go out to distribute them. He also says good things about Falun Dafa to people he meets. He tells them Falun Dafa saves people, he talks about Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and about how Dafa teaches people to always look inwards to be a good person. He tells them it can restore their health and keep them fit and is beneficial for everyone.
I believe that, because he supports Dafa, my husband is blessed. He once passed out for an hour after drinking and everyone, including the doctor, thought he must be dead. However, he regained consciousness and survived.
I appreciate Master, who not only saved my life but also saved my family – more than I can say.
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