When Hardships Rained Down, Dafa Was My Guiding Light
(Minghui.org) During the summer of 1995, I read the book Falun Gong. I went to the group practice site for just three mornings, and all the ailments that had plagued me for over 30 years vanished. Since then, I have never needed pills, injections, or medical treatment of any kind.
I am 65 years old and boundless energy. My family members, friends, and people who know me all witnessed my changes and Falun Dafa’s miraculous power.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999. I firmly believed in Dafa and clarified the truth to people. As a result, I was illegally sentenced twice and had my salary cut severely.
I was monitored around-the-clock, and my boss created a jail to detain me at work. He arranged for two people to monitor me, and I was held there for over 20 days.
My husband was an official at the assistant bureau-level at the time. The CCP purposely arranged for him to sit in the first row to see how I got punished and criticized at the municipal-level meeting. That meeting was recorded and played on the news on TV. They purposely took a close-up shot of him. I was also recorded while being interrogated in the police station. Those clips were played repeatedly on the news for several days.
My husband was worried about losing face and was put under so much pressure that it was beyond his ability to cope. He forced me to divorce and didn't offer to help take care of our son either. He just ran away.
I was persecuted physically, mentally, socially, and financially and was betrayed by my husband. These were the many troubles that rained down on me. I couldn't sleep at night and knelt in front of Master Li's picture and cried.
I believed in Dafa and Master, so I definitely knew that I could get through those tough times.
I was forced to become homeless when the police wanted to arrest me. It has been over 10 years, and life was very challenging for my son and me, as we had to constantly move around.
My ex-husband had also secretly sold my condo.
I followed Dafa’s principles and did not consider any worldly gains or losses to be of interest to me. I just continued to clarify the truth and cultivate in Falun Dafa. I denied the Communist Party’s persecution and have done the three things asked of practitioners with Master's help. As a result, everything turned out well for me in the end.
My son bought a house, got married, and had a baby. He later bought another house in Shenzhen. And I got my pension back.
Getting Rid of Resentment
My ex-husband is the eldest child in his family and should really know about responsibility, but I was the only person who raised our son after the divorce. I also took care of his mother, who was 70 at that time, and kept in touch with his brothers and sisters. After my ex-husband’s mother passed away, I sent money to their family every Chingming Festival. They all said I was very caring.
About 10 years after our divorce, my son called to tell me that my ex-husband was hospitalized. I took the four-hour bus ride back to my hometown to visit him the next day.
On the trip, I recalled the past: he'd had a mistress and bought her a house, he didn't take care of our son, and he even didn't take care of his own mother. I was left with only the condo that we had lived in for 15 years, but when I became homeless, he even sold that.
When I thought about those things, I became very depressed, angry, and full of complaints. I really wanted to let loose on him, but that wouldn't have made me feel better.
“... regardless of the setting or circumstances in which you run into problems, you must maintain a compassionate and merciful heart in handling everything. If you cannot love your enemy, then you cannot reach Consummation.” (Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia)
My ex-husband had also suffered as a result of the persecution. His family and society really put pressure on him because I practiced Falun Dafa; it was too much for him to endure.
I didn't fight with him, and I didn't sue him for compensation. I took care of our son and his mother and kept good relations with his other family members. Without Dafa, I couldn't have done that.
We were married for 22 years, which means we had a huge predestined relationship. When I thought about this, I shed many tears.
I had a dream that night and saw him walking forward and sinking in the mire. I shouted, calling him to come back, but he didn't hear me.
I found my ex-husband’s room in the hospital. He'd had a heart attack and was unable to talk or move. His friend told me that since, our divorce, his mistress had taken his deposit and earnings. In fact, he had to steal money out of her pocket to pay for his breakfast. She asked him to buy a condo and renovate it. When he finished paying off the mortgage, his mistress got rid of him and took all his money.
My ex-husband started to cry when he saw me and said, “I am so sorry!” He said he'd been in the hospital for over three weeks and nobody took care of him. I was quite calm and didn't feel any hate or anger. I only thought that he was so pitiful.
I went to my sister in-law’s home and asked if she and her husband could visit him. I then cooked and took him meals. I also called my son and discussed if we should hire a caretaker.
I told my ex-husband. “I'm a Falun Dafa practitioner. I cultivate myself and don't have any complaints. Master has given me compassion and helped me through the hard times.”
I bought an MP3 player for him and downloaded Master's Fa lectures and the Dafa music “Pudu” and “Jishi.” I also printed some Minghui articles to give him. He said that his vision was bad, so I bought him some reading glasses and showed him how to use the MP3.
My ex-husband wanted to go to the provincial hospital for surgery, but it cost a lot of money, and no one wanted to lend him any. I only had 20,000 yuan.
When I went to visit him again, he was very happy to see me. He told me that the battery had run out and said, “I slept well last night and feel so comfortable!”
I told him, “Only Dafa can save you. I will change the battery so you can continue to listen and study the Fa.”
I was on my way to the hospital to visit him another time when I met him on the street. He said, “I've recovered. I don’t need an operation. I just left the hospital.” He returned my 20,000 yuan.
I told him, “Dafa's Master saved you. You should repeat ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ You will be saved and have a bright future.”
He said, “I will. Thank you so much!”
In those years, I helped his family of four generations, totaling 33 people, to quit the CCP and its youth organizations.