(Minghui.org) I finally began to practice Falun Dafa in April 2021. I would like to share my experience of learning Dafa and eliminating my attachment to self-interest.

Helping My Husband Produce Truth Clarification Materials

My husband began to cultivate in 1996. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution in 1999, we needed truth clarification informational materials in our area. To help fellow practitioners get copies of the Minghui Weekly and spread the facts about Falun Dafa, my husband bought a printer and started producing truth-clarification fliers. I helped him in this endeavor.

It was difficult and risky. We were once told that the CCP had planned a crackdown on Falun Dafa practitioners. My husband moved our printers, consumables, heavy boxes, and printers to a safe location far away. But the worst was the terror we felt. I couldn’t help but shiver whenever I heard a police siren. However, we were determined to prevent any loss for such a great cultivation practice. We worked together to produce fliers for years, until my husband was arrested in July 2013.

He was sentenced to three years in prison. I visited him in jail every month and took care of my mother-in-law during that time. She was seriously ill and could no longer take care of herself. It broke my heart to hear her cry, “I miss my son!” I also had to handle everything that had to do with our family business so that I could continue to support our family. I was completely exhausted.

One time, I saw my husband sitting with a group of prison authorities in a conference room when I visited him. He compassionately told them how great Falun Dafa was and how Dafa had been wronged. His words were so convincing that none of them was able to find fault with what he said. They had meant to “transform” him! I was truly proud of him. He was a great Falun Dafa practitioner!

My husband eventually died from being persecuted. My mother-in-law also passed away. When my husband’s fellow practitioners came to visit me, I asked them to give me some amulets with “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great” printed on them. I wanted to continue the job my husband had meant to do.

Suffering Tribulations

I didn’t practice Falun Dafa at that time, although I knew that Dafa was great. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019 and had to have surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. I was so overwhelmed with the suffering that I did not want to live. I lost all my hair. One arm hurt too much to move after the surgery, so I continued to work with the other arm. What else could I do? The pain and desperation almost crushed me.

Looking at other people, I wondered why I was the only one who got breast cancer. I felt so inferior that I dared not talk to my acquaintances. I couldn’t sleep without sleeping pills. I felt weak and sweaty and was either too hot or too cold. I became irritable. Why was this world so unfair?! I lost hope.

My daughter and son-in-law couldn’t find a job, so I bought them a car to use as a taxi. I also supported them financially and helped them take care of my grandson. However, my son-in-law wasn’t a decent husband or a reliable father. He secretly sold the car and ran away with over 500,000 yuan. It was a huge amount for us. My daughter filed for divorce through a lawyer, but her ex-husband hasn’t paid a penny in child support. I was so angry! My life could only be described as endless suffering.

Saved by Falun Dafa

In April 2021, one of my husband’s fellow practitioners came to visit me. In tears, I told her about all the terrible things I’d endured over the past few years. Seeing my poor health, she advised me calmly, “Practice Falun Dafa. Only Dafa can save you.”

Her words opened my mind. I got the book Zhuan Falun and felt thankful that Master had sent a fellow practitioner to give me guidance. She studied the Fa with me every day and shared fellow practitioners’ experience sharing articles with me. I gained understanding about the root cause of illnesses and realized that it was a good thing for cultivators to dissolve karma.

Soon after I started practicing Falun Dafa, I felt energized again and stopped sweating. My insomnia disappeared, too. I gave away my expensive tonics and started a new life. Everything became beautiful again. I’m happy every day. Looking at other people, I feel fortunate that I have become a Falun Dafa practitioner.

I have forgiven my former son-in-law. If he had stayed with us, we wouldn’t have obtained the Fa so easily. Thanks to Master, my daughter and grandson have started cultivating, too. Every time I hear my grandson read Zhuan Falun in his tender voice or see him lift his little hand to send forth righteous thoughts, I feel the happiness of being immersed in the light of Buddha’s compassion.

Letting Go of My Attachment to Self-Interest

My friend and I have co-owned a business for over 20 years. Several people told me that my business partner stole money from the cashbox. To make it even, I took out some cash, too, when I calculated the daily balance when I closed in the evening.

After I started practicing Falun Dafa, I followed Master’s teaching to be a good person and kept improving myself. I let go of my attachment to self-interest and put others’ needs first. I balanced the accounts as they should be in the evenings.

One day, I saw with my own eyes my business partner secretly pocketing one-hundred-yuan notes. If she continued to do that, it would add up to a big amount each month. But I told myself that I was a cultivator now and shouldn’t allow myself to be disturbed.

Whenever I get a chance, I tell her the Falun Dafa principles that I have learned. I try to handle the dirtiest and most tiring aspects of our business. Both of us drink soy milk that we make ourselves. I pay the costs but give her the best soy milk. Nothing is trivial for a cultivator. I should be strict with myself. That is what Master has taught us to do. Master has given me hints in my dreams that I should let go of my attachment to self-interest and sentiment for my grandson.

I know that Master has taught us to clarify the truth to people. I use bills that have truth-clarification messages printed on them in my store. I also tell my friends the facts about Falun Dafa. I am thrilled every time a friend quits any or all of the CCP organizations. I always tell my fellow practitioners.

I know how much Master has given me and how much responsibility I shoulder. I’m determined to do the three things well and follow Master to return to my true origin.