(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in May 1994 and am 63 years old this year. I knew it was important to educate my son to be a good person with high moral standards according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Hereditary Asthma Resolved Without Treatment
When I started to practice Falun Dafa, my son was only four. When he came home from kindergarten, we ate supper and did some household chores. Afterward I read the Fa teachings, which I always read out loud. My son played next to me or looked at picture books. After he started elementary school, he did his homework and I sat at the desk and read the Fa. This is what we did until he left home for college. My son grew up listening to the Fa.
My son has hereditary asthma. When he was a child, he often caught cold and ran a high fever. My husband worked far from home for years. Sometimes my son was sick and, even though I was so exhausted after work that I couldn’t cook and eat, I had to rush my son to the hospital so he could get an injection.
As time passed and I studied the Fa and practiced the exercises, my son also understood many Fa principles. He got ill less and less often. When he occasionally had a high fever or asthma he asked to listen to Master’s lectures. His fever usually subsided within two hours. As he grew up and had his own opinions, he realized that only Master could resolve his condition.
I remember the last time he had an asthma attack. He was in middle school and had just come home when he had a severe attack. His grandmother said that he should go to the hospital. He said, “No, I’ll sleep for a while.”
I said, “You can’t sleep well like this. Why don’t we go to the hospital so you can get an injection?” He said firmly, “I won’t go. You can play me the recording of Master’s lectures.”
I played him a recording of Master’s lectures on an MP3, and he fell asleep listening to it. His breathing gradually steadied, and he stopped wheezing. In less than half an hour, he fell asleep. He never had asthma again. His inherited asthma was resolved without treatment.
Protected after Being Hit by a Truck
When my son was in college, he was headed home on a Saturday night and was crossing the street in the marked crosswalk in front of the school. A truck ran the red light and struck him. As he lay in the street, the light turned green, and a bus roared up. Fortunately, the bus driver saw him and stopped before he hit him.
The bus driver remembered the truck’s license plate number and wanted to call the police to report the truck driver for running a red light and hitting my son and fleeing the scene. The school security guard ran over and also wanted to call the police. My son thought Master would take care of him and he would be fine.
He said, “I’m fine. Forget it.” My son did as the Fa teaches and did not make trouble for anyone. He forgave the truck driver, and Master really protected him.
My son really was fine. I checked him over when he got home. There were some mild bruises on his feet and legs, but nothing hurt. Without Master’s protection, the consequences would have been unimaginable.
We sincerely thanked Master for always taking care of practitioners and their families.
Dafa Inspires Wisdom
My son ranked in the upper middle of his class academically. I never pushed him but just told him to do his best and to do what he should do. I also read him what Master said:
“...they know they should be good people wherever they are. They know that since they are students, they should study hard. Then naturally they do well. As long as they study hard and complete their tasks, they will be admitted to good schools or be accepted to college. It’s not achieved through being attached to good schools, or to high scores, or to college. I often say this: when people obsess about the thought of doing something or want to obtain something, the result is often quite the opposite; when you merely think about how to do well in something, it will naturally come about.” (Teachings at the Conference in New Zealand)
We listen to Master’s words and use Master’s Fa to guide us in our study, life, work, and cultivation. Therefore, we are always peaceful at home and do our own work well.
My son loves to read, has a wide range of interests, is open-minded, and has good relationships with his classmates and teachers. He is innovative and has a strong hands-on ability. In addition to doing well in school academically, starting in junior high, he also took part in various competitions.
I remember the first time he participated in the Youth Radio Production Competition held in the province when he was in junior high school. Two days before the competition, one of the presenting students got sick and could not participate. My son’s teacher asked him to take his place, but he had only two days to practice. The night before the competition, I told him, “Remember ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ Compete with peace of mind and do your best.”
A few minutes before the start of the competition the next day, a classmate who forgot to bring his own tools took my son’s tools without asking. My son was not angry, but the organizer and the invigilator were upset and worried about where to find him some tools.
Another student in the competition said that he had backup tools. He lent my son his tools for the competition. The competition was only to select the top three. The classmate who took my son’s tools was not selected. My son and the student who’d lent him his tools tied for second place.
He told me the story after he returned home. I said, “You treated your classmate with kindness and tolerance and did not get angry or complain. This means that you met the standard of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The student who lent you the tools helped you at the critical moment. Both of you did the right thing. Even if your skills are not necessarily better than others, just based on that, you won morally. So I think that the divine gave you second prize.” We both laughed.
My son maintained this good attitude about learning and participated in all kinds of competitions, such as robotics, biology, and so, and won many second and third prizes in provincial and municipal innovation, invention, and skill competitions.
In high school, he engaged in scientific and technological innovation and won second prize for “invention and creation” at the provincial scientific and technological innovation competition, the national youth outstanding innovation figure selection. His work also earned him the gold medal, and his invention was patented.
In college, he won first prize for a technical project concerning competitive skills at higher vocational colleges. This was the first time anyone at his school had ever won such an award. The Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at his school presented him with the “outstanding contribution” award.
Before my son graduated, he earned several qualification certificates as an assistant engineer, and several companies in Zhejiang and Shanghai offered him jobs with high salaries and an apartment, which were very attractive offers. But he didn’t want to leave home, so he went to work in a foreign-funded enterprise in the provincial capital. He is now a nationally registered engineer and the chairman of an enterprise. His professional skills are well-known in the industry.
In this age of moral decline, my son keeps himself apart. He doesn’t play video games, smoke, drink, or play cards or mahjong. He never goes to karaoke except for a work party. But he has hobbies and especially likes to study professional technology, innovations, and inventions.
My son often listens to Master’s Fa, and I often remind him of what Master said:
“Things will work out well if you are always compassionate and good to others, thoughtful towards people, and handle whatever situations you get into with people by first pausing to consider how well your actions will go over with the other party and whether anyone will be hurt by them.” (The Fourth Talk, Zhuan Falun)
In his daily life, he holds himself to the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and follows Dafa’s principles to be a good person wherever he is.
Over the past 23 years of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Dafa, my family has not said anything disrespectful about Dafa. My husband and son support my practicing and help to raise awareness of the CCP’s persecution. Both of them know Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good even though they do not practice.
My son’s upbringing was really effortless. It was not that I had some special ability to educate him or that he had any special abilities. We just followed the Falun Dafa principles Master Li Hongzhi taught us. Falun Dafa is the source of all our blessings. We just behave according to the requirements of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
With the guidance of Dafa, it is not difficult for parents to educate outstanding children who are both excellent in academics and morals. I am not exaggerating at all. If you want to educate your children well, you should read Zhuan Falun, and you will find that it is a new world. I hope all parents raise excellent children and grandchildren under the guidance of Dafa.
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