Upright Behavior Shows Goodness of Dafa
(Minghui.org) I am in my 60s. Before I began to practice Falun Dafa, I had a very difficult life. My parents both passed away when I was an infant, and I was adopted.
My schooling was interrupted because of the Cultural Revolution, and I only received a primary school education. I was sent to the countryside to be “re-educated.” Even though I was weak, I still had to do heavy labor. As a result, I developed rheumatism.
On my return to my hometown, my rheumatism became worse and affected my heart. I also developed other illnesses, including gallstones, cholecystitis, and stomach problems. I was on medication for a long time and had to watch what I ate.
As soon as I began to practice Dafa in November 1997 I experienced many positive changes! I was able to sleep well, and soon I could eat anything. My rheumatism, heart problem and all my other health issues went away. My complexion changed from pale to rosy and healthy.
Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime, launched the persecution of Falun Dafa in 1999. My husband is also a practitioner. Because we were steadfast in our practice, we were persecuted. My husband was arrested and detained several times between 1999 and 2003.
Taking on Hardship
My mother-in-law is in her 80s and her health has been poor since she was a child. She was never an open-minded person. But, after she was made the manager at work, she became very demanding and selfish. and developed a very high opinion of herself. It became very difficult for her children to satisfy her and she was hard to get along with. When she got older, her children decided to put her in a nursing home.
On the way to the nursing home I noticed that she was very sad. When we got there I also noticed that it didn't look as nice as it said in the paper. I began to think about what I should do as a practitioner.
I began to look inward. If I agreed to what her children decided, wasn't I the same as an ordinary person? I didn't want to take care of the elderly, because I was afraid of hardship. I felt that this was not being a practitioner, so I decided to take her home.
She had to be hospitalized several times. When she was hospitalized I took care of her as though she were my mom. I cooked all her meals and brought them to the hospital. Touched by my care, she turned away from believing the Party's fabricated lies to believing in Dafa.
At one point, she decided to give my brother-in-law’s family her house after she passed away. My husband and I only have one house while my brother-in-law and sister-in-law own a few houses. My mother-in-law had been staying with me and her children did not take care of her. Under the circumstance, it would have been logical to have us inherit her house, but she decided to give it to them.
Since I am a practitioner, I wasn't upset. Instead, I felt very calm. I even reminded her to take care of herself well while she was still alive. She was very pleased with my attitude and kept telling people how great I was!
My upright behavior also changed my relatives' and friends' attitudes toward Falun Dafa. They refused to listen to the Party's lies. They've also withdrew from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. They frequently tell others that “Falun Dafa is good!”
Benefiting from Believing in Falun Dafa
During the 2008 Wenchuan City earthquake, my sister was cooking a meal on the stove. She suddenly heard people yelling: “Run! Quickly run! It's an earthquake!” She grabbed her key and quickly locked her door and ran downstairs.
When she got to a safe area, she suddenly remembered that she had been cooking and wondered if she left the stove on. She was petrified and didn't know what to do. She decided that she'd go back and turn off the stove.
She lived on the sixth floor. When she was going up, the building was shaking, and she had trouble climbing the stairs. She suddenly remembered that she should recite “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” when in danger. As soon as she said the words, she said that she could easily go up the stairs.
She made it back to her home and turned off the stove. There was a childcare center on the first floor of her building. As she came downstairs she saw that the children were still being brought out of the building. She suddenly remembered what I told her about being a good person, so she helped bring them to a safe place. Later, when she came to my home she told me that she truly felt that Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, helped her during the calamity.