(Minghui.org) I am a teacher who started practicing Falun Dafa in June 1996. Through practicing Falun Dafa I have learned the importance of teaching others more effectively. When teaching my students, I can put what I have learned from Dafa into practice, which benefits them. My students love my classes and my colleagues, leaders, and experts appreciate them. I even received a national honor award for my achievements in teaching.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Dafa in July 1999. All my relatives, friends, and colleagues feared that I would be persecuted.
My kind relatives and friends have helped me as much as possible and always supported me in my cultivation. They have never attempted to persuade me to give up my belief, which stems from their respect for Master Li Hongzhi and their trust in Dafa.
Master Li Hongzhi said:
“When people show the appropriate respect and reverence toward Dafa as it manifests here in this world, they, their race, or their nation will enjoy blessings or honor. It was Dafa—the Great Way of the universe—that created the cosmic body, the universe, life, and all of creation. Any life that turns away from Dafa is truly corrupt. Any person who can align with Dafa is truly a good person, and will be rewarded and blessed with health and happiness.” (“On Dafa” from Zhuan Falun)
I would like to share a few experiences of those who've supported me in practicing Falun Dafa. Their respect for Dafa brought them health and happiness!
Before 1999, my husband had a career that made the whole family proud. After the persecution of Falun Dafa began, my husband’s employer told him to make a choice: his wife or his career. If he chose his wife, a Falun Dafa practitioner, he would lose his position. If he chose his career, he would be promoted and end up with fame and gain. In the end, my husband chose his wife and, thus, lost his job.
Looking for a new job, my husband suffered unimaginable hardships, but he never complained, as he sincerely believed that Falun Dafa was good. Although he suffered as a result of his choice, he never tried to persuade me to give up cultivation. He himself endured in silence and still supported me in practicing Dafa. And sometimes he also helped me save people by clarifying the truth.
My husband has been blessed because of his respect for Dafa. He is now healthy and looks much younger than others his age. My husband’s annual income is now over one million yuan!
My daughter was once a young Dafa practitioner. In the face of the persecution, her heart was greatly affected, and she became depressed. After several years of adjustment and recovery, she is now studying at a famous university. When she returned from abroad, the gift she gave me was the book Zhuan Falun. My daughter’s success is a blessing from Dafa and a result of Master Li's compassionate protection.
In the days when the CCP was openly persecuting Dafa, many practitioners suffered in varying degrees and in different ways. The teaching researcher in my discipline always spoke up for me right up until the time he retired. While he was in office, I was always the chair. Because he insisted, my teaching experience and honors were published in our city's local newspaper.
On one occasion when I was praised, some department heads disagreed because I was practicing Falun Dafa. My teaching researcher argued with them and stood up for me, a Dafa practitioner. Every time he saw me, he would remind me that I should pay attention to my safety but he never tried to persuade me to give up cultivating. He respected my belief in Falun Dafa.
Seven years ago, doctors found three tumors in his lung. They said he only had three months to live. When I went to the hospital to see him, his wife was in tears, saying, “We have led a good life but now my husband is going to die. What shall I do with his 80-year-old mother?” I reassured her, “Your husband has treated me, a Dafa practitioner, so kindly for so many years that I am sure that he will be blessed and rewarded by my master, Li Hongzhi.”
I then encouraged him to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations and told them to sincerely recite: “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” My colleague promised that he would quit the CCP. As I left, I said, “You will be discharged from the hospital in a week, not three months.”
A week later, he called me on the phone to say that he had already been discharged!
Seven years have passed, and my teaching friend has been in good health and full of energy ever since. On Chinese New Year this year, my husband and I went to visit him. My husband remarked, “He is getting younger and younger.”
The teaching researcher has been blessed and rewarded with happiness and good health because he sincerely respects Dafa and treats Dafa practitioners kindly without asking for anything. Now his elderly mother-in-law has been well cared for in her later years and the whole family is happy.