A Housekeeper Clarifies the Truth about Falun Dafa to an Entire Family of Party Members
(Minghui.org) I work part-time. As I read more of the Falun Dafa teachings, I realized the importance of cultivation and the weight of our responsibility to do the three things. So no matter where I work, I seize the opportunity to clarify the truth about Dafa to everyone I encounter
My sister-in-law’s colleague Mrs. Chen asked me to come work for her as a domestic in January 2017. I was reluctant because I had no experience as a housekeeper. More importantly, I felt that it would take up too much of my time that I dedicate to doing what I should do as a Dafa practitioner. But Mrs. Chen kept insisting, so I finally agreed to at least speak to her.
When we met, I told her upfront, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, which means I can’t kill. Thus, I might not be the most suitable person to cook for you. Also, I study the teachings for two hours each night and wake up early in the morning to do the exercises. I might disturb your rest.”
She said my requirements would not be a problem. She gave me one day off a week, and I was on my own after 7 p.m. each day. I stayed on the first floor and the family’s bedrooms were on the second and third floors. They did not need me to do the grocery shopping, and they would kill the live fish or chicken if they bought any.
Once I heard that I realized that this was Master’s arrangement, that Mrs. Chen and her family must be sentient beings waiting to learn the truth about Dafa. She was not at all put off by my being a Falun Dafa practitioner and even provided me the time and place to study the teachings and do the exercises!
I told her about Falun Dafa, that it has now spread across the globe to 100 countries, and that only in China is it being persecuted.
I also told her how my health improved after I started practicing and that I became very calm and peaceful. I told her the truth about the “Tiananmen Square Self-immolation” incident. She listened intently and even asked questions to eliminate any doubt. Eventually, I took the job.
After I started, I woke up at 4 a.m. to do the exercises and send righteous thoughts at 6. Then I started my daily chores and was busy until 6 p.m., without a break. Since they'd just moved in, the new house was a mess, and there were dirty clothes, shoes, and bedsheets everywhere. I donated the unwearable clothes to charity and arranged the rest according to the wearer and season. Then I put them in their respective wardrobes and labeled them. After three weeks, the third floor of their house was spotless. The family exclaimed that their house had never been so clean.
Mrs. Chen Quits the CCP
Mrs. Chen was very pleased with my work. The three days after I started, I was exhausted and thirsty from doing so much, but I couldn’t find a glass of water. So when I saw some fruit on the table, I ate an apple without giving it a second thought. That night, my teeth started to ache. I looked inwards and realized that I should not have eaten that apple without permission, as that would be stealing.
After Mrs. Chen came home from work the next day, I apologized to her. She said not to worry, but I responded, “I am a practitioner, so I should follow the Falun Dafa principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.”
My teeth stopped aching three days later. Then I told Mrs. Chen stories of goodness and evil receiving their due, about practitioners being persecuted, and about organ harvesting from living practitioners. She listened and then quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations.
Mrs. Chen’s Mother Quits the Party
Mrs. Chen’s mother and I are both 63 years old. She was worried that I would overexert myself, so she was always telling me to take a break. I told her I was just fine because we practitioners have Master Li and the teachings. No matter how tired we are, as long as we study the Falun Dafa books and do the exercises, we will have the energy to do what we need to. I told her about the benefits of cultivating Falun Dafa and stories of goodness and evil receiving their due. She was very receptive and asked me to get her a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa. After she read it, she quit the CCP.
Mrs. Chen’s Daughter Quits the Party Youth Organizations
Mrs. Chen’s daughter was a studious secondary student. In order to get close to her, I made delicious meals and tidied her room daily. Eventually, she started to notice me.
One afternoon when I was having lunch with her and Mrs. Chen, I clarified the truth to her and talked about the “Tiananmen Square Self-immolation.” Her mother told her that it was a hoax perpetrated by the Party.
She quit the youth organizations and even accepted a Dafa keepsake. I told her that if she sincerely recited “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” it would help her with her studies.
One day, she told her mother that she said those words before an exam and got a better grade than before. Her mother was delighted.
Mrs. Chen’s Husband Finally Quits the Party
Mrs. Chen’s husband is a school principal. He worked long hours and his health wasn’t very good, so I had to make sure that he took his medicine every day. It was hard to find time to clarify the truth to him. Initially, he was unwilling to listen and didn't let me even mention the words “Falun Dafa.” He was worried about losing his job. He also refused to read the Dafa materials I gave him.
I knew he just needed time. I sent forth righteous thoughts to him every day to clear away whatever evil was obstructing his willingness to listen. After that, I told him that if he said “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, Falun Dafa is good” in his heart, it would be good for his health. He said nothing.
I read a good article on the Minghui website about how a practitioner overcame illness karma through cultivation. I showed it to him on my phone and he read it. Then he asked me a few questions and I clarified the truth to him. He really listened to me. After that, I spoke to him a few more times and he wasn’t afraid anymore. However, I did not suggest that he quit the CCP because I wanted him to fully understand the truth before he did.
It was difficult to find time to talk to him, as he left early for work and returned late at night. So I asked Master to help give me another chance.
On my last day on the job, he came home for lunch in the afternoon. I asked Master to give me the wisdom to save him. He came into the kitchen and I told him that I would be leaving that day. He said that he was very happy with my work and tried to convince me to stay.
I clarified the truth to him again, starting from the importance of his health to how good and evil would receive their due. I talked about the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners and the organ harvesting from living practitioners. He finally understood and said he believed that goodness and evil would receive their due. I asked him if he would like to quit the Party and he agreed. At that moment, I felt so relieved and thanked Master.
It is like what Master said: “...cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while transformation of gong is done by one’s master.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun) Everything was arranged by Master.
Mrs. Chen’s father, mother, brother-in-law, in-laws, herself, and her husband had all been Party members. I clarified the truth to every one of them and convinced them to quit the Party. Many also accepted a Falun Dafa keepsake.
Since most of them are teachers, they can influence many people, and I hope that they will have a positive effect on the disintegration of the Party.
On my last day, Mrs. Chen paid me $3,000, which was $200 more than we'd agreed on. I told her that, as a practitioner, I could not take the extra amount. Her husband tried to give me a $200 shopping voucher, but I would not take that, either.
Mrs. Chen drove me home. In the car, she told me something that really moved me. She said, “I have a good friend whose husband works in the police department. I realized that her husband works in the 610 Office, a government entity involved in the persecution of Falun Dafa. I told her to tell her husband it is bad for him to work there.”
This left me thinking – when a person understands the truth, he or she will naturally make an effort to help others and have a positive influence. Everyone came for Dafa. I told her, “You’re a good person. You spoke up for Dafa, so you will definitely benefit from it.”