(Minghui.org) I am a relatively new practitioner, who has practiced Falun Dafa for less than three years. In this brief time, I have experienced the power of Dafa many times. I’d like to share two examples with fellow practitioners.

Master Helped Me Get Rid of My Addiction to Gambling

I am a domestic worker. I clean the windows, furniture, and floors in my clients’ homes, so they can have clean and tidy rooms. I have many customers and clean at least four to five houses daily. I start work very early and end work very late.

Working long hours for years took a toll on my health. In my 40s I developed a lower back ache, shoulder ache, cholecystitis, and a chronic cold. To make matters worse, I became addicted to gambling. Although I was so tired after work that my back ached, I still dragged my tired body to where they played mahjong. I thought I would win some money, but most of the time, I lost all my hard-earned money. Many times, I made up my mind to get rid of this addiction. Instead, my addiction grew to the extent that I would rather gamble than eat or sleep. This caused the atmosphere in my family to become very tense.

This went on until the autumn of 2019, when I went to work at an aunty’s house. She talked a lot to me and my coworker about the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and we decided to quit the Party’s youth organization – the Young Pioneers. 

She then asked if we had heard of Falun Dafa. I said I had heard about it, but had no idea what it is about. She said Falun Dafa teaches people to live by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to become a better person. It has miraculous effects, like improving one’s health. Aunty also shared that she used to be terminally ill. No hospital was able to cure her. Her doctors even told her family to prepare for her funeral. It was the power of Dafa that helped her recover over 20 years ago. Since then, she has not gone to the hospital even once, nor taken any medicine. 

I was not quite convinced, yet I asked her if it could help me get rid of my addiction to gambling. She said that Falun Dafa is the Fa of the universe. It has boundless powers and can rectify everything that is not correct. She also suggested that I read Zhuan Falun. Out of curiosity, I really wanted to read the book. I asked her where I could buy it. Aunty said she would give us a copy. She said, before we read the book, we need to wash our hands, sit upright, and show respect to it. No matter what interference we may meet, we must persist in reading the entire treasured book. I held the treasured book and said to my colleague, “Why don’t we stop work here and go home early today to read the book?” 

Because I had only attended school through the second grade, I did not know how to read many of the characters in the Dafa book. However, I remembered what Aunty said, “You must read the entire book.” Therefore, I copied down the words I did not know and went and asked others how to read them. In this way, my reading progressed very slowly. One morning when I started to read the fourth lecture, I woke up at around 5 a.m. and felt nauseous. I vomited a lot of dirty things. I knew that Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) was cleansing my body. After about 20 minutes, I was fine. So I studied the Fa for a while and went to work after that.

Since that day, I no longer wanted to play mahjong. Seeing mahjong made me detest it. Thank you, Master, for helping me to get rid of my addiction to gambling, which I had for so many years.

A Big "Fu" Character Appeared on My Right Shoulder 

I was still not diligent in my Fa study. I even said to Master in my heart, “I know that Master is benevolent and Dafa is good. Master must be worrying so much about me. I want to study the Fa more and well, but I’m very busy with work and I have no time. Master, I am really sorry.” 

After having this thought, the next morning I felt a little pricking pain on my right shoulder. I rolled up my sleeve and wow! There was an egg-sized “Fu” character (meaning “blessing”) on my right shoulder. The character looked as though it had been pricked on by a needle. Every stroke of the character had what looked like tiny blood droplets, but they could not be wiped off. A closer look showed that they looked more like mini red pearls that were evenly embedded into the character. I was so excited and quickly showed it to my family members. They agreed that it was amazing. This was Master bestowing me with “red” (sounds the same as the character “great” in Chinese) blessings. The character remained on my shoulder for eight to nine days.

I understood that Master saw that I was not cultivating diligently, so he displayed the great blessings that Dafa had bestowed on me for me to see. Yes! The current society is so degenerate and lacks moral integrity, and the CCP is still persecuting Falun Dafa so cruelly. Under such a circumstance, I can still be so fortunate to obtain the Fa and have my body cleansed by Master. Master also pulled me back onto a righteous path from such a degenerated societal trend. I have already obtained such great blessings and benefited from Dafa. What reason could I have to slack off in my cultivation?

Since then, I’ve persisted in studying the Fa and doing the exercises every day. I formed a small Fa study group with Aunty and my colleague. Whenever we have time, we study the Fa, exchange cultivation experiences, and read experience sharing articles together. Over the past year, I really improved very quickly and changed a lot. 

The reason I can write this sharing article is because Master gave me the wisdom to do so. My family members saw the changes in me, and they also changed a lot. My husband, who used to stop me from studying the Fa, now supports me greatly in studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. I used to have conflicts with my mother and my mother-in-law, even to the extent that we could not co-exist. Now, however, both of them talk me up to others about how my temper improved and I became filial. It was Dafa that changed me. It was Master who gave me a harmonious family.

I must cherish this rare predestined cultivation opportunity and put in the effort to study the Fa and measure and cultivate myself well based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance at all times. I must become a true Dafa practitioner! Thank you, Master.