Falun Dafa turned me into a practitioner through miraculous events.
One day in April 1995, my six-year-old son accompanied his grandmother to see her doctor at a hospital. Once he found out that she was going to the hospital, he unexpectedly said to her, "I'll go with you to see a doctor."
Normally, my son never goes out in the evening, but on this occasion, he went with his grandmother to a local food court. She was wondering why he brought her there, when my son led her through a door where they saw many people performing the Falun Gong exercises.
Two days later, his grandmother asked me to join them, and this was how I got started with the Falun Gong exercises. The first day, we all watched Master's lecture on video. I had liver problems and looked so sick that most people avoided me.
My husband knew that I did not follow through on things, and told me that I would probably quit after a month of practice. When one month went by, he adjusted his prediction to three months. I felt uneasy unless I did the exercises, and was still practicing after six months. Furthermore, I felt a significant change within. My husband was taken by surprise, and was convinced that there was something magical, because nothing in the past held my attention for so long.
A Troublemaker Becomes Amiable
Before becoming a practitioner, I was known as a troublemaker in my office. I quarrelled daily with co-workers, and was most sensitive about benefits. I would use all kinds of tricks on people to make sure that my benefits were protected. My boss found me uncontrollable.
After becoming a practitioner, I learned that I would lose virtue and gain karma if I was not kind to people. Furthermore, once karma is produced, one must eliminate it and suffer for it. Shortly after I started my practice, the agency where I was working provided raises to the employees. There was no raise for me, yet I did not complain to my boss. He was so surprised that he asked me what was wrong. I told him that I started practicing Falun Gong. He said, "Did you know that there is no raise for you?" I replied, "According to the Fa, I cannot lose what is mine. Whatever is not mine, I cannot get anyway." He was amazed, and said, "Good. I encourage you to practice. You can use two working hours every day to do your exercises." Many co-workers thought that the change in me might not be genuine. However, I remained an amiable person, even when provoked. Now, people like to talk to me.
Before becoming a practitioner, I had liver and kidney problems. My face appeared grey and dark. After a few days of practice, my complexion brightened. After two months of practice, my entire body changed and all the pain disappeared. Now I have changed from what was a thin and dark person into a full-bodied, healthy woman. My ruddy complexion is pleasant to look at.
Because I have become a caring person and am willing to do housework, my husband and children are happy and support my practice. My whole family enjoys our environment.
Friends and relatives have also seen the changes in me. They are happy for me, and have changed from avoiding me, to liking me and also supporting my practice. After July 20, 1999, the persecution of Falun Gong began. All my friends and relatives thought that the government was wrong. My boss and co-workers shared the same view. When I went to petition in order to stop the persecution, I was sent to a brainwashing centre. They asked me to give up my practice, but I refused. The officers were angry and notified my boss, expecting him to fire me. My boss did not fire me, and instead, explained the change that took place in me because of the practice. As a result, the centre did not force me to give up my practice.
Remove Selfishness and Move Toward the State of Saving Sentient Beings
During the Fa-rectification period, practitioners move from self-cultivation toward the state where we save sentient beings. As practitioners, we must not only consider our personal cultivation, but also the well being of others. Dafa can save all beings. Currently, Dafa is being slandered. Many people have been fooled by lies promoted by the Chinese Communist Party, and have lost their opportunity for salvation. I know the value of Dafa, and even under great pressure, I continue to tell people the facts about Dafa. A significant amount of our family income is used to print the fact-sheets. My family supports me and considers my work for Dafa to be my most important activity. I am focused on doing the three things (study the Fa [the teachings of Falun Dafa], send forth righteous thoughts and clarify the truth about Falun Dafa and about the persecution to the world's people) and aligning every thought with the Fa. I am gradually moving into a selfless state.
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