Gaining a New Life After Learning Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I have been practicing Falun Dafa for 20 years and have experienced the vastness and profoundness of Falun Dafa. I have been given a new life.
Seemingly Endless Suffering
I was born in 1966, and my mother passed away when I was three years old. My grandmother then took care of me and my brother. She favored my brother and often took him out with her, leaving me alone at home. I was locked in the house with our dog for hours at a time. I was very scared.
My father remarried when I was six years old. He and his new wife did not get along and quarreled most days. I stayed out of the way and developed a timid personality.
I grew up and graduated from a university. I became a teacher, got married and was happy at last. However, my joy did not last long. My father and step-mother had a big argument, and she left home. I was about to give birth and had been counting on her to help me. I had no one to look after me or the baby. My baby cried a lot, and I could not get enough sleep. I developed gynecological and skin diseases. I was extremely itchy. I then got rheumatoid arthritis and was very uncomfortable. I became very depressed.
I tried various treatments, including qigong. Nothing helped me.
Discovering True Joy
One of my colleagues was reading Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, in early 1996. I borrowed the book, and after I read the first few pages, I felt happy. She told me that the local practitioners were watching Falun Dafa video lectures every night. She invited me to join them and told me that they would teach me the exercises.
I started to practice Falun Dafa on April 28, 1996. All my illnesses disappeared. My skin remained itchy for a while, but I knew I was being purified, and I quickly recovered. I was so happy.
My moral standard also improved. I used to accept money and gifts from the parents of my students, and I bragged a bit about it with colleagues. I even felt upset when I did not think I was given enough.
From studying Falun Dafa, I learned the principle of loss and gain. If I accepted anything that did not belong to me, I would lose virtue. I began to refuse the money and gifts. Initially, the parents did not understand why I had changed and were concerned about how I would treat their children. I explained to them that Falun Dafa required me to be considerate and selfless. I also taught classes on weekends for free. The parents were very grateful.
I tried my best to do my work well and help my colleagues. I helped team members with anything they needed assistance with. They were touched and liked to work with me.
At home, I took good care of my in-laws, and they said that I was like their own daughter.
I taught my son Falun Dafa principles, and he started to read Zhuan Falun when he was in junior high school. On the weekends, he read one lecture of Zhuan Falun before he started to do his homework. He memorized two poems from Hong Yin before he went to sleep every night.
He followed Falun Dafa principles at school and at home. He helped his classmates with their studies. He was one of the best students in his elementary school and was admitted to the top high school in our province.