(Minghui.org) For many years, Huiwen sought happiness but only endured one setback after another. After practicing self-cultivation in Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong), she realized that happiness is not to gain, but to let go. When one considers the needs of others before oneself, lets go of the pursuit for fame and gain, and live by Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, one can truly experience happiness from the root of life.

Huiwen’s husband is an only child, so her parents-in-law looked to her to carry on their family line. Huiwen gave birth to two boys and one girl. During her second pregnancy, her health began to deteriorate, and it worsened after the third pregnancy. For the sake of her children, Huiwen kept herself going through her daily struggle.

Encountering Dafa

“I am a medical worker. My education was in Western medicine. Since young I have sought the truth of life,” said Huiwen. “I always felt as if someone was calling me, waiting for me.”

Huiwen’s husband recalled, “My sister and brother in-law practice Falun Dafa. I knew that it is very good. When she was pregnant with our second child, she asked me if she should practice Falun Dafa. I suggested she start with something simple since I thought it was too profound for her. When Huiwen was pregnant with our third child, she asked me again. I knew Falun Gong is very effective for improving health, so I encouraged her to go ahead.”

“It was interesting,” said Huiwen, “that whenever I passed a bookshelf where the book Zhuan Falun (the main book of Falun Dafa) was displayed, I felt a very strong energy field. It was so strong that I felt I was floating. It happened every time when I passed the book. I thought, I must learn this.”

She was shocked after she read Zhuan Falun. She felt it was a book from Heaven that explains the universe and the origin of life–all in seemingly plain language. The book says the characteristic of the universe is Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and conveys the purpose of human life. Zhuan Falun changed her view of everything.

Huiwen practicing the second set of Falun Gong exercises

Shaking the World

“I started to practice Falun Dafa when my third daughter was four months old. One day, I was reading Zhuan Falun while taking care of my baby daughter. Suddenly a strong airflow went through my esophagus. It was amazing! Then, I recovered from my esophagitis. Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) also showed me rotating Falun in another dimension.”

Then, Huiwen heard about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. She decided to write letters to people in China. She hoped that more people became aware of the power and goodness of Falun Dafa.

“When I was writing a letter, suddenly I felt that my surroundings were shaking. I thought it was an earthquake. I picked up my phone and searched for an earthquake report, but found none.”

“If there was no earthquake, why did I feel everything was shaking a moment ago? Master said, ‘When one’s Buddha-nature emerges, it will shake the World of Ten Directions.’ (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun). That feeling was so real. I will never forget it,” she said.

Three Children Grow Up with Dafa

Huiwen took care of three children, looked after her in-laws, did daily housework, and cooked three meals a day. She felt life was tiring. After taking up Dafa, she found inner peace and happiness. Her spirit rose, and she could feel the improvement in her cultivation.

“One day, I thought: I am cultivating and I have my Master. Will Master look after my children too?”

“On that day, when all three children were asleep, I saw a fine and dense net covering them. I understood that Master had me see this scene to let me know that he was indeed taking care of them.”

“I am determined to guide them to read the Dafa books and do the exercises,” said Huiwen. She, her husband, and their children all practiced Dafa. The children, in particular, had some miraculous experiences.

Master said,

“In addition to human beings and animals, plants are also lives. In other dimensions any substance can manifest life. When your celestial eye reaches the level of Fa Eyesight, you will find that rocks, walls, or anything else can talk to you and greet you.” (Lecture Seven, Zhuan Falun)

Sometimes, their daughter mentioned that the chairs or wall were talking. Sometimes she saw rotating Falun on the ground. She seemed to have some developmental delay. One day, however, Huiwen discovered that her daughter had memorized all of Master Li’s poems in Hong Yin. Her daughter told her that Master Li was teaching her the poems in her dreams.

Huiwen’s husband used to be introverted and serious. He was very strict with the children. If they did something wrong, he would beat them with a bamboo stick.

“I used the stick to teach the children lessons since they were in kindergarten. Recently, I beat my son when I got really angry at his wrongdoing. I beat him. I deeply regret it,” said Huiwen’s husband. “My children are Master’s disciples too. I should not treat them like that.”

“Since then, I stopped beating my children. I communicate with them based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. We figure out together how we can improve.”

Huiwen’s three children have grown up like lotus flowers, coming out of the silt without getting stained.

“There are so many temptations in today’s world,” said Huiwen. “Yet, our children are well-behaved. Our two sons are not only of good character but also excellent students. Everyone who sees them can tell that Falun Dafa is good. Our younger daughter does not have as high grades as her brothers, but everyone can feel she has a simple, pure heart.”

Treating In-Laws as Her Own Parents

“When I got married and moved to live with my in-laws, I was young and sometimes rebellious and stubborn. When my mother in-law blamed me for something, I was often upset and sometimes even talked back defiantly. For quite a while I did not feel I was part of that family. Something blocked me from being close to my in-laws,” Huiwen recalled.

Huiwen’s husband goes on business trips often. Nowadays, when her husband is not home, Huiwen takes care of the three children, as well as her in-laws. She cooks for her in-laws, accompanies them to doctor’s appointments, and demands that the children show utmost respect to their grandparents.

“After my in-laws realized that I sincerely care for them, our relationship became closer. Sometimes when people see my mother in-law and me chatting, they ask if we are mother and daughter. When they find out I am her daughter in-law, they are often surprised.”

Huiwen’s mother in-law had diabetes and some injuries that did not heal. Huiwen treated her like her own mother. “Since I am a medical worker, I know it’s important to keep the wound clean. If it’s infected, there is a foul smell. Once when I was changing her wound dressing, I smelled it. My father in-law saw it. He said afterwards that he admired me that I did that as a daughter in-law.”

The Power of Dafa

“Since Huiwen started practicing Falun Dafa, she’s been filled with energy,” Huiwen’s husband said proudly. “She became younger. People think she’s in her 30s. In fact, she’s already 50. When we’re together, people think I married someone much younger than myself.”

Huiwen said, “Once I was talking to the president of the board in my company. When he found out we were the same age, he was really shocked. He thought I was only 20 or 30.”

“The president then introduced me to many VIPs. He told all of them I practice Falun Gong. I then explained to all of them what Falun Gong is, how good it is, and why the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecutes Falun Gong. They all had a very positive impression of Falun Gong.”

“If I did not practice Falun Dafa, my life would be very different. Cultivating in Dafa told me of the essence of life. I got a new life. I hope more people can experience the power of Dafa.”

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Category: Journeys of Cultivation