(Minghui.org) I am almost 70 years old this year. In 2013, my husband and I began to practice Falun Dafa. All of our illnesses disappeared, and our health has been good since then. We feel so fortunate to have encountered such an extraordinary cultivation practice.
As we studied the Fa, we became more aware of how precious Dafa is. We cherish the opportunity to practice Dafa even more. Therefore, we use our own experiences to validate the beauty of Dafa and look for every opportunity to clarify the truth and save people.
Facing a Tragic Tribulation
We owned a family business for items such as pilings, guardrails, and road signs for highway security projects. We typically had five or six employees. In 2012, we had a tragic accident. Two employees were on their way back after disassembling a sign. The sign wasn’t secured properly and slipped down, killing one employee and injuring the other.
We compensated the family of the employee who died with 500,000 yuan. The injured employee had a blood clot in his brain and was hospitalized. We paid all his expenses, including the hospitalization, nursing, and lost income. We were prepared to pay him an additional 14,000 yuan. When he saw that the family of the deceased received 500,000 yuan, he was jealous and started blackmailing us.
We planned to sit down and discuss this with him. But he, his wife, son, younger brother, and nephew broke into our house and severely beat us. My husband suffered broken bones in his face, two broken vertebrae, and a broken rib. The beating also resulted in severe injury to the ligaments in his left leg and to the meniscus in his knee. The ring finger on my right hand was injured, and I still cannot straighten it to this day.
That employee’s family dared to do this because they had a close relationship with local gangsters, who colluded with the then-director of the police department. When my family called the police to report the assault, the head of the police station, who was playing mahjong, said to the officers, “No need to hurry; wait until we finish this hand.”
When the police finally arrived at my home, the assailants had already left. The police said, “We didn’t witness the beating, nor can anyone prove it. You need evidence.” At that time, we weren’t aware of their collusion with these people, so we went to the police department for a forensic examination. As one can imagine, my husband’s injuries were all identified as minor injuries or past injuries. We had nowhere to go for help!
In 2013, the then-director of the police department was arrested for corruption and was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. He had been involved in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners for many years, and his arrest was really retribution for committing crimes against Dafa. His subordinate, the head of the police station, was afraid that we would report him to the new director, so he took the initiative to ask us to sue the family who beat us.
A judgment against that family ordered them to pay us more than 100,000 yuan. They refused to pay and were put on the blacklist by the court. They later performed some traditional Chinese witchcraft ceremonies in front of our house and factory to put a curse on us on two Chinese holidays. From then on, their family and ours held even bigger resentment against each other.
New Hope and a Miraculous Breakthrough
My husband and I began to practice Falun Dafa that year. So we slowly put all the trauma behind us. In the spring of 2020, three people from that family, including our former employee, his wife, and his younger brother, came to our home and begged us to accept less money. They really wanted to be removed from the blacklist because it kept his son from going abroad to work. However, they didn’t have enough money to pay us, as the former employee was ill, and his medical expenses were high.
At the time, all the evil things they did to us appeared before my eyes. I was saying to myself, “You almost killed us. How do you still have the guts to enter this door?” So we didn’t give them a clear response. I realized what I should do as a Dafa cultivator, but I was feeling quite entangled in my heart.
Later, when studying the Fa, we saw that Master repeatedly gave us hints:
“… cultivators have no enemies ...” (“Turning the Wheel Towards the Human World,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress III)
“If you cannot love your enemy, then you cannot reach Consummation.” (Teachings at the Conference in Australia)
“The Buddha School teaches emptiness, and the Tao School teaches nothingness.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
Looking inward, I found that I had very strong attachments to resentment, competitiveness, and material interests. I didn’t think about others, and I had no compassion. I asked myself, “Aren’t all these things being used by Master [Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa] simply to help me eliminate my bad attachments? If I treat that family with hatred, when will this ever end? Will I be able to cultivate into a selfless enlightened being if I behave this way? Is this what a Dafa practitioner should do? Ordinary people fight each other in delusion, but Dafa practitioners cannot!”
I talked it over with my husband and we agreed that we should agree to let them keep the 100,000 yuan. Unexpectedly, four people from that family came the next day without us notifying them. We said to them, “We are Dafa practitioners who practice according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Our Master asks us to be good people and to be considerate of others. Your family is in a difficult situation, so we want you to keep the money you owe us.” We also gave them an additional 30,000 yuan, which included the salary that we didn’t pay him and the insurance we’d bought for him.
When they heard this, they were shocked and knelt down to thank us. We helped them up and told them, “You should thank Dafa’s Master. Master taught us to do things this way. If we didn’t practice Dafa, we wouldn’t give up a penny.” All of them repeatedly said, “Thank you, Dafa’s Master!”
We then clarified the truth to them about the persecution. They all readily agreed to quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. We also gave each of them an amulet. They left with tears in their eyes.
Over the following days, I felt very relaxed and happy, as if a big boulder on my back was suddenly removed. We realized it was our compassionate Master who was suffering for us. Through this incident, Master took away a lot of negative substances from us and turned the bad things into good things.
A couple of days ago, some villagers told me that a couple was chatting with a group of people at the market. They told them excitedly, “People who practice Falun Dafa are just good people. They (referring to me and my husband) didn’t take a penny from us. How can there be such good people in today’s society? Only Dafa practitioners can do this!”
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