(Minghui.org) My second eldest sister is 76 years old and is still very healthy and active. She works 30 acres of farmland with her husband. Her life is more comfortable and happier than it ever was before. However, that was not so when she was young. She made some important changes and was blessed.
My sister had excellent grades at school and was supposed to get higher education. But the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Cultural Revolution pushed students into leaving school. She was among the first group of young people whose lives were negatively impacted by the movement. She worshiped Mao, just like tens of thousands of young people at that time. She had a chance to see him when he inspected the Red Guards at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. She was really proud of that experience for years.
She encountered many tribulations later in her life. Her marriage was rather difficult, and she almost had a breakdown. To seek spiritual comfort and support, she became a devout Buddhist.
Then leader of the CCP Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) in 1999, out of jealousy. My third sister and I began to cultivate in Dafa in the late 1990s, and both of us experienced the CCP suppression. However, my second sister sided with the CCP and was not against the persecution that my third sister and I suffered. She continued to pressure us to give up Falun Dafa and switch to Buddhism, but we were not tempted.
After my second sister became a widow, she moved closer to my third sister to work in the city. She understood more about Falun Dafa gradually by interacting more with my third sister. She agreed to withdraw from the Red Guard, but she still believed in the CCP. She thought that the CCP supported Buddhism and suppressed Falun Gong.
However, a friend’s dream served as a wake-up call for my second sister, so she no longer insisted on her belief in the CCP and Buddhism. A Buddhist worked with my second sister and they became very good friends. The Buddhist friend’s mother, who had passed away, appeared in her daughter’s dream and asked for winter clothes. Traditionally, people burn paper clothes for their dead relatives. The friend asked her mother, “You were a Buddhist when you were alive. Can’t you go to heaven after you die? Heaven is so good. Why are you still cold?” The mother said, “I didn’t know until I got here that people who believe in any religion in the world can’t go to heaven. Only those who practice Falun Dafa can go to heaven.”
After hearing of this dream, my second sister no longer objected when my third sister clarified the truth about Falun Dafa. Not only did she read Falun Dafa’s truth-clarifying materials, but also gave the materials to other workers to read and told them that Falun Dafa is good.
She often paid respect before Master Li’s portrait in my third sister’s home. One day when she was looking for a job, she suddenly heard a voice telling her, “You will have a job soon.” She was overjoyed, and told my third sister immediately, “Master Li enlightened me that I would be offered a job soon.” She received a call ten minutes later from an agent who helped her find a job.
After working for ten years, my second sister saved enough money for retirement. She decided to return to our hometown. She married again, took care of the farm with her husband, and they live very comfortably.
I visited my second sister one day and met one of her Buddhist friends. I clarified the facts of Falun Dafa, and encouraged her friend to withdraw from the CCP and its youth organizations. Her friend replied that several Falun Dafa practitioners had asked her, but she was afraid that quitting the CCP might conflict with Buddhism.
“Religious believers know to believe in one way,” I said. “If you believe in Buddhism, you may only believe in that particular religion. The Communist Party is also a religion. It only permitted believing in Marx’s communism and disallowed believing in God and Buddha. When you joined the CCP, you raised your fist and swore that you would fight for communism for life. As soon as you took the oath, it bound you firmly and wants you to believe in it only. How can the Buddha you believe in take care of you? If you want to truly believe in the Buddha, you have to withdraw from the CCP organizations.”
Her friend thought that my explanation was reasonable but feared for trouble later. I told her, “Don’t worry. It will only be better after you withdraw.” I took my second sister as an example, “My sister withdrew a long time ago and see how she benefited!”
“Withdrawing from the CCP will not interfere with Buddhism at all,” my sister said. “When I worked in Shenyang, I learned some history of the CCP. It does not do anything good or practical for people. Many people are living difficult lives. I was a caregiver in the Provincial Medical University so I met with many high-ranking officials. They are very wealthy, and all of their children have good jobs with high pay and benefits. In contrast, ordinary people like us have a hard time making a living.” Her friend agreed and quit the CCP.
My second sister visited me during the epidemic in 2020. I told her that the virus had broken out, and it was Heaven’s action to weed out people, and she believed me. I gave her an amulet with the sentences: “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Falun Dafa is good.” She accepted it with a smile and asked that I give her some for all of her children. She delivered the amulets to each one of them in person.
My sister was blessed after knowing the truth of Falun Dafa and telling others the facts about it. Additionally, she withdrew from the CCP to free herself from its control. Even though she is not yet a practitioner, her good deeds were rewarded. She was blessed with a happy life in her old age.