(Minghui.org) My husband and I have been practicing Falun Dafa for 20 years. We have been through thick and thin, and always could count on Master’s compassionate protection. Our children opposed our cultivation at first. They said, “Other people might bully you if you practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance!” We were unmoved. Dafa’s health effects were soon noticeable. We could read and write without glasses, and we had recovered from many of our illnesses. Our children were relieved to see that we became healthy.
My youngest son said, “It’s good to see that you are glowing with health. We see the power of Falun Dafa through you.”
My children all quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. They also began to meditate and cultivate their mind.
We study the Fa, do the exercises and send forth righteous thoughts every day. We also participated in truth-clarification projects and get on well with other practitioners. We bought computers and printers to make truth-clarification materials and print truth-clarification messages on paper currency. Many small businesses and supermarkets like to use them.
My husband is 93 years old. In the past two years, he developed problems with everything. He could not read the Fa fluently. Sometimes he would lose his place when reading. Other practitioners, would often finish his paragraph because he was unable to. When doing the exercises his movements were incorrect and he could not do the second exercise. He fell asleep when he sent forth righteous thoughts. I repeatedly reminded him, but I didn’t see any improvement.
In the past, my husband was healthy and was not tired, even after a long walk. For example, sometimes, he would not get off the bus at our stop because he wanted to talk to more passengers on the bus about Dafa. He often ended up walking home a long way. Now, he has to use a cane, and often needed my support to walk.
I became anxious and didn’t live up to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Sometimes I even raised my voice when speaking to him.
After a while, I was falling a lot. A small stone could trip me up, or when turning a sharp corner. Fortunately I was never seriously injured and recovered quickly. I didn’t look within as to why this was happening to me.
Letting Go Of Sentimentality
One night, I had a dream that my husband and I were catching a train, and the train was not far from us, but we had to get on a three-story overpass/flyover to board. When I was ready to board the train, I turned around and saw that my husband was still on the first level of the overpass. I yelled to him, but he didn’t hear me. I saw the train leaving while I waited for him. I cried and woke up in tears.
I was alert when I woke up. What was Master hinting about? I started to study the Fa more and memorize the Fa. I realized that I worried too much about my husband. I became anxious when he could not study the Fa well and had problems doing the exercises. I became more anxious when I thought he could not get on the train. Why was I worried about him? It was because he is my husband. I was afraid that he would not be able to keep up with the progress of the Fa-rectification and fail in his cultivation. It was sentimentality. Master has arranged every disciple’s cultivation. It was not up to me how well he succeeded.
I didn’t get on the train in the dream because I was waiting for him. It was the result of not letting go of my attachment. I realized that my husband’s problem might be an opportunity to eliminate my attachment. It was the tribulation that I must overcome and the test I must pass. I spoke to Master: “Master, I did not study the Fa well, so I was entrenched in sentimentality for a long time. In the future, I want to measure myself by Fa principles. I will study the Fa well and live up to Master’s requirements.
I became understanding and sympathetic and no longer blamed my husband. My tone with him was kind. My husband changed when I changed my mindset. He studied the Fa, did the exercises, sent forth righteous thoughts with me, and spent a lot of time copying and reciting “Lunyu” and Hong Yin. Slowly he could read the Fa in a normal speed. Other practitioners gave him a thumbs up and said, “Great improvement.”
One day, we went out to distribute materials and clarified the truth to people. On our way back, a neighbor came up to him and said, “What happened to you? A while ago, you could not walk by yourself, and now you have no problem walking.” “It’s the power of the Fa” I said. She replied, “That’s amazing!”
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