(Minghui.org) I have been practicing Falun Dafa for over 25 years. I have overcome many hardships and kept my promise to let more sentient beings know “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” so they can be saved during the great catastrophe.
I dreamt of marrying a man who would love me and get along with me for the rest of my life. After I got married, however, that was not my destiny. My mother-in-law was very selfish. She didn’t care about others’ feelings, including her own sons and daughters. She never regarded me as a family member, and I gradually became resentful in my heart.
We lived together, and I worked in the field with my in-laws every day. But my mother-in-law always hid from me when they ate.
One afternoon, I came back from working in the field, and my mother-in-law had already cooked some pork. The entire family, including my in-laws and my husband’s brother and sister, ate dinner together without asking me to join them.I was very angry and went to bed without eating anything.
After I gave birth to my daughter, my mother took care of me and my mother-in-law didn’t help at all.
My husband was not nice to me either, especially when I gave birth to two daughters (In China, sons are preferred over daughters). We quarreled every day, and sometimes he would beat me.
I felt I had been wronged by my in-laws, and there was no one I could talk to about it. I had reached my mental limit and was contemplating ending my life. At that time, I came to understand why people commit suicide. I didn’t know the meaning of life and started to give up on myself.
I also began going out to play cards and would return home very late. Sometimes, I couldn’t understand why everything around me went wrong. I am good-looking and capable of doing everything at home. I felt life was very unfair!
When my mother-in-law divided up the family property, she didn’t give me the round table that she promised. I only got four bowls, six plates, and two pairs of chopsticks.The next morning, I couldn’t even make breakfast as I didn't even have any pots or even a spatula. I grew to hate my mother-in-law and criticized her behind her back all the time.
The Saving Grace Of Dafa
After cultivating Dafa, I understood the teaching about karmic relationships and how I owed people from my past lives. After enlightening to this, my resentment of my mother-in-law suddenly disappeared, and I felt very relaxed.
Master Li (Falun Dafa’s founder) asks us to be nice to everyone, let alone family. Dafa teaches me to be truthful, compassionate, and tolerant, so now I am very nice to my mother-in-law. We moved out of my in-law's house after we built a new house. My mother-in-law often came to my home for dinner, and I treated her like a guest and cooked her many meals.
I often told her to come to my home if she didn’t want to cook meals. I didn’t eat one meal made by my mother-in-law for over 30 years, but I'm very calm and don’t feel unbalanced about it anymore.
In my family, four generations live together. As a Dafa practitioner, I respect the older ones and take care of the children. We really enjoy family harmony. If I didn’t cultivate Dafa, my family might have broken down.
Master asked us to take money lightly, to take a step back when encountering conflicts, and not to quarrel with people.
When we sold our two old houses for 40,000 yuan total, the custom of our hometown was that my husband was supposed to get 20,000 yuan, and his brother was supposed to get the other 20,000 yuan.
However, my mother-in-law and my husband’s sister asked for us to give them money. So I gave 10,000 yuan to each of them from the 20,000 yuan we received from the sale of the two homes.
Our finances were tight, but I didn’t want to make them uncomfortable even if I had to suffer a little. I was trying my best to be thoughtful. I certainly wouldn't be this way if I did not practice Dafa.
In another example, we shared an older house with my husband’s brother. After we built the new house, we left the old house to my husband’s brother, which is worth at least 30,000 yuan.
He helped us and took care of our children when my husband and I were forced to leave home to avoid being illegally arrested due to my Falun Dafa practice. I was grateful for everything he had done and wanted to repay him.
My Family Benefits from Dafa
My oldest daughter had bronchitis since she was born. However, after I began cultivating Dafa, she often recited “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and her illness was cured. Now both my daughters practice Falun Dafa.
My two granddaughters are eight and six years old. They also often recite “Falun Dafa is good” and seldom get sick.
Seven members of our family cultivate Dafa, and those who don’t practice believe “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” They are all blessed by Dafa.
My aunt’s daughter-in-law suffered from very rare diseases. No matter how many doctors she saw or how much Chinese medicines she took, all her efforts were in vain. She later started reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and all her diseases were cured.
My uncle’s daughter-in-law couldn’t get pregnant after many years. She then heard that reciting “Falun Dafa is good” is very effective for things like that. So she secretly knelt in front of Master’s picture, asking Him to bless her so she could have a child. After a year, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. The whole family was overjoyed.
My brother has also practiced Dafa for three years. Once, he drove home with his wife and child from his in-law’s house. When he was halfway home, he found that his gas tank was nearly empty. He didn’t let his wife know and kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He also played Dafa music in the car. When they arrived home, the fuel gauge showed that his fuel level had actually increased instead of decreased.
Clarifying the Truth While Being Detained
One of my responsibilities as a Falun Dafa practitioner is to go out to distribute information that tells people the truth about this wonderful practice.
This has the effect of saving sentient beings, as I don't want them to lose their lives during the great catastrophe. As a result of my truth clarification efforts, my husband and I were illegally detained and sentenced.
In the detention center, I felt sympathy for the other detainees, as they didn’t have enough food and clothing. I asked my family to send more food and clothing for the people sharing the same cell as me. They were all very touched by my kindness.
I taught them the phrase “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Some of them even studied the Fa and practiced the exercises with me.
On Master Li's birthday, I asked people to buy two apples for me. The inmates in my room knew it was Master’s birthday too, so they also secretly bought canned fish and snacks to celebrate Master’s birthday. We all pressed our palms together in heshi to show our respect and bowed to Master's picture.
The inmates were all longing to be cared for. They didn’t know that there are still people as good as Falun Dafa practitioners in this world.
These people originally had good nature, as well as their innate conscience. However, many of them don’t have a belief and don’t understand the moral constraints under the Chinese Communist Party’s atheistic education.
They don’t believe there are gods and Buddhas in this world, and they don’t know that they will be punished by committing wrong deeds. They fight for personal profits at the cost of harming others.
A boy under 20 was a murderer and was brutally tortured in the detention center.I asked the police to stop beating him. The police officer said, “They are all prisoners. Only you Falun Gong practitioners have been wronged and shouldn’t be here.”
Thank you Master for your compassionate salvation. Heshi!
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