“You Folks Are Angels!”
(Minghui.org) I said to a child's parent in late 2001, “January 1 is around the corner. Last year I had a dream on that day. I saw a big mountain, but there were no paths leading to the top. I went up there anyway. On the top of the mountain, there was an unpaved road, and a rock table at its side. A big red tomato was sitting on the table. Since there was no one around, I decided to eat it. It was very delicious. When I woke up, it seemed that the fragrance was still lingering around me. You see, tomato is a fruit, so I figured I would be fortunate, and get rich or something. But I didn't.”
The parent said, “I think it's time. Take a look at this book.” She handed me the book Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa. I started reading it in the evening, and started my cultivation in Dafa.
After I read Zhuan Falun once, I felt that it was a good book. It taught people how to be good. I then read it a second time, and thought that the book helps people raise their moral standards and be kind. It broadens one's perspectives and could help a person change his notions.
By the time I finished reading Zhuan Falun for the the third time, I realized that it was a very unique book. It was supreme. It could help people to become Buddhas, Daos, and Gods. I decided that I would follow the Teacher to cultivate until consummation.
Clarifying the Truth
After I studied the Fa for several days, my illnesses, including heart disease, acne, hearing loss, and others, disappeared. I wanted everyone to know that Falun Dafa was good, and that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was wrong in denigrating the practice. I therefore began to deliver truth clarification materials about Dafa.
My husband died a long time ago, so I went into business to support my son. After I began cultivation, however, I wanted to be involved in doing the three things, so I closed my business, and worked at a restaurant.
When I went out to distribute materials one day, I felt that someone was following me, as I heard footsteps, but when I turned around I saw no one. I repeated this a few times, but saw no one. I then thought, “I didn't do anything wrong. My Teacher has the final say.” I continued walking forward. I still heard sounds. I quickly turned around, and saw my son, who was trying to protect me. I knew that Teacher was encouraging me. I told him to go home to sleep so that he could study well. I also told him that only Teacher could protect us. From that day on, my son and I went to distribute truth clarification materials together.
“Sooner or Later Falun Dafa’s Reputation Will Be Restored!”
After working in the restaurant for over a year, it closed down, so I worked as a housekeeper.
People hired me because I was a cultivator. Some of them even gave me their house keys. While I did the chores around their houses I clarified the truth to them. Perhaps there were attachments that I hadn't yet eliminated, thus there were a small number didn't want to quit the CCP. However, everyone understood that Falun Dafa is good.
Once someone dropped $100 on the floor. I picked it up, and left it on the computer table. The owner called me to ask about the money. I said it was on the floor. Although it was not a large amount, she was grateful.
There was another family that had a business. They were rich. Under the night table they hid $10,000, and it appeared that they had forgotten about it. When I was cleaning, and the owner was still at home, I took the money and reminded her to put it away. She was surprised and asked what happened. I said, “Maybe you forgot that it was your money.” Tears rolled down her cheeks. She immediately gave me a hug and said, “Thank you Falun Dafa Teacher. Thank you!”
From that day on, she told all her classmates, “Falun Dafa is good. Falun Dafa disciples are good. If you want to hire someone, hire them!” She said once at a reunion, that a classmate of hers who was a municipal health director said, “Evil cannot suppress righteousness. Sooner or later Falun Dafa’s reputation will be restored. Good people are always good!”
“You Folks Are Angels!”
One day a customer asked me to do some chores for his relative, but my schedule was all full. He asked again. Nothing was a coincidence, I thought. Why not check it out? I went there and saw that it was a big house. I then saw a huge photo on the wall: Wasn't this the general secretary of our area? How would I end up being in her house?
When I got home I talked with a practitioner about the matter. She said that some people were greedy, and even when you completed your tasks they may not pay for the service. She asked if I wanted to take advantage of knowing her. I said I had to think about it.
“Beings like these are far superior to any worldly role models or heroes, for they are motivated solely by compassion and a wish to save people from this world; so they give of themselves freely, without terms, and have no thought of being rewarded or recognized for it.” (The Second Talk, Zhuan Falun)
Wouldn't it be great if I could clarify the truth to people in that family? The next day I went to that house to clean it.
Indeed, the pay I got from her family was less than what I got from others, which I didn't mind. After some time, I looked for opportunities to clarify the truth to her whole family. But because they were deeply poisoned by the Party’s lies, they didn’t want to listen. Not only that, on the contrary, they said some disrespectful words about Dafa. I wasn't moved by the evil spirits behind them. Each time when I did chores I said something.
One day she said to me that there was a house to be demolished, and that if I gave her my ID and $2,000, she would get me a house. I smiled and said, “Thank you for your kindness, but I can't do that. I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, and my Teacher requires us to conduct ourselves according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I can't fabricate things and get this ill-gotten wealth. That is not the income I earn with my labor. I cannot take anything extra.” She was taken aback and said I was stupid.
On another occasion, she reminded me of another way to make extra money. She said if I could obtain a disability certificate, and receive more than $1,000 a month, with which I could pay my child's school fees. I refused it.
She later said that even though my resources were limited and I worked very hard, I wasn’t tempted by things, and I had a good spirit and was optimistic. I began talking to her about the goodness of Dafa. I said that Dafa could purify our bodies and also teach us to be kind. Our Teacher teaches us to always be considerate, and that we are to refrain from fighting back, and hold ourselves to a high standard. In fact, I said I was still far from what my Teacher requires us to do. She said, “You folks are all angels!”
From then on, regardless what instructions she got from her superiors, she just wouldn't cooperate with them. She protected practitioners, as well as Dafa truth clarification materials that our practitioners put up. Her entire family quit the CCP and its youth organizations, as did her friends and relatives.
All My Relatives Were Touched
I have two older sisters, and an older and a younger brother. My mother was not around. When my father was still around, he intended to give the house to my two brothers who would take care of him in his old age. But, by the time my father got older, my brothers and sisters were too busy to take care of him.
As my father was already 85 years old I quit my job in the summer of 2014 to take care of him. The first two years it was easy because he could still do things by himself. But during the latter three years he was paralyzed and became bedridden. I needed to turn him, and change diapers during the day. At night, because I was afraid that I would not hearhim when he called me, I slept on the floor right next to his bed. I always got up to turn him and change his diapers. During the day I also had to feed him, because he ate slowly, each meal would take one to two hours. Then I also washed diapers. There wasn't one single minute I could leave him alone. I couldn't step out of the door to clarify the truth. So I stayed home to make truth clarification materials.
I took care of my father and never complained. I also did not ask for money from my sisters, which touched the hearts of our relatives. Three years passed and my father passed away. On the day of the funeral, they all agreed to quit the CCP.
After the funeral, my big brother gave me $7,000. I added another $1,000, and used the money for Dafa projects.
Falun Dafa is a bright light in my heart. Dafa taught me how to be a human, how to treat the elderly kindly, how to clarify the truth, and how to treat others compassionately. My Teacher has given me far more than what I can return. The only way I can express my appreciation is by cultivating diligently and doing everything teacher asks of practitioners.