(Minghui.org) I grew up in a family that deeply believed in the existence of gods and Buddhas. My father always taught us that suffering loss is not a real loss, instead, it is a blessing. I didn’t fully understand what it meant when I was a kid, but I knew I should believe it.
I married into a large family. My husband has five brothers and three elder sisters. He is the fifth oldest. He had been working out of town for years and hardly came home, leaving me to take care of two children and 1.3 acres of land on my own. Sometimes, I needed to care for my elderly in-laws as well. I often felt it was unfair and blamed my husband for not caring for the family. But I’ve always been very kind to my in-laws. Both of them like to live with me and say that I’m good.
I began to practice Falun Dafa in January 1999, at the age of 32, and my health dramatically improved. My sallow complexion turned rosy pink as if I were a new person. I became energetic and no longer felt tired after working on the land. I was happy and content! I experienced the miraculous benefits of Dafa and was determined to cultivate it.
I conducted myself in accordance with Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and took good care of my in-laws without any fuss. I bought and cooked food they enjoyed. Seeing me treat them even better than before, they believed that Dafa is good from the bottom of their hearts.
When I moved to the city and accepted a job in a restaurant, I worked hard and even volunteered to do extra work. However, the boss tended to give me a hard time. No matter how much effort I put in, she was never satisfied and always picked on me. I had no idea what I did wrong.
One time, I couldn’t stop crying for not knowing what caused her to be like this. She said that I was overreacting. I replied, “I was thinking what I did wrong to make you so angry.”
She burst into tears and said, “It’s not your fault. I was in a bad mood and vented my anger on you. My husband wants to divorce me, and I put all my grievances on you.” She took me aside and showed me the bruises on her back from her husband’s beatings. She was afraid to tell her family and all that built-up anger was vented on me. I felt very sorry for her.
She kept apologizing and praised me for being able to look inward, despite her treating me poorly, saying that most people couldn’t do that. I told her that I could only do this because I learned Falun Dafa. She bought me lunch as a way to make amends. I took the opportunity to tell her about Dafa and the relationship between loss and gain. She agreed with what I said.
I had clarified the truth to her before and helped her quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. She began to read Zhuan Falun, and learned the Dafa exercises with me. When there were no customers in the afternoon, we studied the Fa and did the exercises together. She felt much better after she read the Dafa books.
I later worked in a beauty salon where I have been for over two years. I always pay special attention to my words and deeds to validate the beauty of Dafa. After finishing my work, I often took the initiative to help others. I cleaned the dormitory rooms for the two young employees and I take out the trash for them. A manager reminded me that I didn’t need to do their job. I responded “It’s okay. They’re too busy to clean up. We all feel more comfortable when the place is clean.”
I worked hard, actively cared about the other employees, and treated them nicely. My kind acts also gave me good opportunities to clarify the truth to them. As of today, I have talked about Dafa to everyone in the salon. Three store managers decided to quit the CCP. Only three out of seventeen employees hadn’t yet quit, but they all know that Dafa is good.
A college student came to work here recently. She was very resistant to accept what I told her about Dafa and refused to quit the Party. I continued to interact with her and care about her. Once, when she was menstruating, I made her a cup of warm brown sugar water. She was touched and knew that Dafa practitioners are good people. After she realized she had been deceived by the CCP’s lies about Falun Dafa, she quit the Party.
At 11 a.m. on July 19, 2021, I went up to the third floor of the salon and prepared to cook lunch. After connecting the newly filled liquefied gas tank to the stove, I opened the valve and turned on the switch. I heard a loud “bang” and flames rushed up to the ceiling. I tried using a towel to whip at the flames to put out the fire, but they only grew bigger.
The consequences would be disastrous if the gas tank blew up and burned down the building. The owner would suffer a huge loss! I suddenly remembered an article about a practitioner calling out for Master Li Hongzhi's (Falun Dafa’s founder) help when their house was on fire. So I held up my hands together in front of my chest and shouted: “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! Master, please help to put out the fire! Don’t allow the old forces to persecute me because of my shortcomings! Master, please help!”
The flames began to subside after I shouted out a few times, so I rushed forward to turn off the gas valve. Looking at the scorched scene in the kitchen, I held my hands together in front of my chest and kept saying with tears in my eyes, “Thank you, Master! Thank you!”
People heard me shouting, and the store manager came rushing up with a fire extinguisher. She was shocked when she saw the state of the kitchen. She asked if I was hurt, how I put out the fire, and why I didn’t run away? I cried as I replied, “It was Dafa’s Master who helped to put out the fire! Otherwise, it would be disastrous! I’m a Dafa practitioner. Master taught me to consider others, so I was thinking about the loss for the owner, not myself.”
The manager said, “Thank you! Thank you, Dafa’s Master!”
I went downstairs, and many of my colleagues came over to check on me. They said that I should have run away from the fire, as the most important thing was to save oneself. I replied, “If I hadn’t learned Dafa, I would think the same way too. However, my Master told us to consider others first, no matter what we encounter. If I ran away and the gas tank exploded, the consequences would be disastrous and the financial loss to the owner would have been huge. So I didn’t think of my personal safety at the time.”
They looked at me in admiration, and I felt that their hearts were touched by my selfless behavior. I continued to tell them how the fire was put out. “I’m a Falun Dafa practitioner, and my Master protected me. Dafa is supernatural and can’t be explained by science. How can the fire go out by itself with the gas tank’s valve still open? I don’t have extraordinary abilities to stop the fire. You should thank Master Li for saving us!”
The branch manager came to our store the next day. Her relatives practice Falun Dafa so she told me, “If it wasn’t for your faith, this store would suffer a substantial loss. You’re a great person!”
I replied, “It wasn’t me. It’s Master who’s great!”
At lunch, I took the opportunity to tell everyone, “We have a predestined relationship so I came to work with you. It also means that you have a relationship with Dafa. The next wave of the pandemic will surely arrive soon. I hope that each of you will be saved and be protected by Dafa.”
The branch manager concurred, “You should quit the CCP and its other organizations if you joined them. What she said is for your own good.” Most of the staff had already quit, but now they have all quit.
Seeing all the employees in the beauty salon quit the CCP, I couldn’t stop crying with joy. Everyone was deeply moved. They experienced the miraculous wonder of Dafa for themselves!