(Minghui.org) I am a 56-year-old rural woman. I took up Falun Dafa in 1998, and compassionate Master Li saved me. He transformed me from head to toe and gave me a happy family. Our whole family has benefited from Dafa.

Paying Back Mistreatment with Kindness

Shortly after I got married, my mother-in-law asked us to move out, giving us nothing but a debt of 20,000 yuan. My husband and I lived on farming and had a very limited income. It took us ten years to repay the debt. You can imagine how we had to live.

My mother-in-law raised four children: my husband, his two older brothers, and his younger sister. His second brother died of illness, and his surviving brother’s wife has an aggressive personality just like his mother. As I am kind and honest, my mother-in-law dared to mistreat me, but not her other daughter-in-law. She gave food and other things to my sister-in-law and her family, but not to my husband and me.

She once owed someone 500 yuan but wanted me to pay it for her. When I was unwilling to do it, she ordered my father-in-law to chase me with a shovel. I was so scared that I passed out.

My husband had a violent temper, gambled, and drank to excess. He beat me when he did not get his way, and sometimes I ended up in the hospital. Not only did I take care of all the housework and the children, I also had to do the farm work. I worked tirelessly all the time and led a very hard life. I cried all the time.

Besides bullying me, my in-laws and husband also treated the children badly. I couldn't get over what they did to me. I could complain to my friends nonstop for days on end. I secretly saved money to prepare for a divorce after the children were older.

A good friend of mine introduced me to Falun Dafa in August 1998 and I took up the practice. I watched videos and listened to recordings of Master’s teachings, and read the book Zhuan Falun. I understood why I suffered: it was because of the karmic debts I owed in my previous life.

Master said,

“Because of karma created from past wrongdoings, one has illnesses or tribulations; suffering is repaying a karmic debt, and thus nobody can casually change this. Changing it mean that one would not have to repay the debt after being in debt, and this cannot be done at will. Doing otherwise is the same as committing a bad deed.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)

The profound teachings of Dafa warmed my heart, and the light of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance dispelled the gloomy things weighing on me for ten-some years. I finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel. My heart was now open and I no longer cried. I was happy every day, and my neighbors said I became a different person.

I followed Master's teaching to become a better person. I proactively approached my in-laws, treated them with kindness, and cared less about how they treated me. Even though they had three surviving children, their oldest son and only daughter didn’t want to take care of them, so I always put aside my own work to help them. Even when I was busy and tired running around for them, I never complained.

When my mother-in-law asked me to do their laundry, I did it for her right away. After they got older and struggled to take care of their field, my husband and I did it for them every year. When my husband went out of town to work, I took care of his parents myself. My in-laws asked us to work on their field first and ours afterward, and I just followed their order and did it their way for more than ten years.

Once, in the middle of the night, my father-in-law, who had had a stroke, did not feel good. He knocked on my door and asked for help. I took him to the hospital as soon as a taxi was available. He could barely walk, so I carried him upstairs and downstairs around the hospital. He was so moved that he cried and said to me, “You are kind. Even if my son is at home, he would not have treated me so nicely.”

After my father-in-law died, I took care of my mother-in-law’s daily needs. I bought things she liked to eat and drink, took her to see doctors, and looked after her in the hospital when she was sick.

My mother-in-law later had a bad intestinal illness and often soiled her pants. I always cleaned her up and washed her soiled pants, sometimes two or three times a day. Once, after I cleaned up after her, she cried and said, “You treat me better than my daughter. I have treated you badly since you married into my family, and you haven’t enjoyed a single day of happiness. I can’t pay you back in this life.” I told her to thank Falun Dafa’s Master.

Last winter, when my mother-in-law was seriously ill, I advised my husband not to go out to work but stay home and take care of her. He took my advice and went to live with his mother, and watched over her day and night until she peacefully passed away. My husband and I buried her according to our local custom, with help from other practitioners. None of her other children were able to make it.

My husband was very moved and thanked Falun Dafa from the bottom of his heart. My husband has since actively offered incense and fruit in front of Master’s photo.

Family Blessed and Daughter-in-law Safeguards Dafa

My son knew that Falun Dafa is good since he was a child, and supported me practicing Dafa and spreading the truth about the persecution. When he was in elementary school, the school gave each student a book that slandered Dafa. After reading it, he told others, “My mother is a Falun Gong practitioner, and I know the book does not tell the truth.” He tore it up in front of the whole class.

After he grew up and started working, he told his coworkers the truth about Dafa, and also advised them to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliate organizations. Later, my son met a good man who trained him in construction engineering skills. He is making a good income.

My grandson grew up with me and liked to be with me. I read Dafa books to him, and he loved to listen to them. I also played songs and videos of performances composed by Falun Dafa disciples, and he loved to watch them. I later taught him to memorize Master’s poems in Hong Yin, and he can now recite many of them. He can also read Zhuan Falun on his own.

He also follows Dafa's principles. When his classmates bully him, he never fights and doesn’t get angry. Master has given him wisdom and intelligence. He excels in his studies and is at the top of his class.

My daughter-in-law joined my family more than ten years ago and has seen the beauty of Falun Dafa through me. She knows that Falun Dafa practitioners are good people. She is outgoing and articulate. She openly defended Dafa when others defamed Dafa.

Once, when she was on a long-distance bus, a passenger sitting behind her denigrated Master Li and said that no one practiced Falun Gong anymore. She immediately stood up, turned around, and shouted at the man, “Who says no one practices Falun Gong anymore? I practice Falun Gong! Falun Gong is a Buddha school practice that cultivates compassion. It teaches people to be good. Which part of it is not good?” The man could not come up with anything to rebuke her. All the passengers on the bus admired her courage.

On another occasion, my son took her to see doctors in a big hospital. They chatted with two people, and the topic of Falun Gong came up. One of them said that Falun Gong is not good. My daughter-in-law disagreed, “How can Falun Gong be bad? If everyone practiced Falun Gong, there would be no more bad people. My mother-in-law is a Falun Gong practitioner. She is in good health and has a good heart, always thinks of others, and doesn’t fight with anyone.” After she said that, the passenger said nothing more.

My whole family is bathed in the light of Falun Dafa.

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