Cultivating in Dafa Cleared up My Misconceptions about My Daughter and I Benefitted As Well
(Clearwisdom.net) I have a daughter who cultivates Falun Dafa. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Gong, my daughter was persecuted. At that time, my daughter was at an age suitable for marriage. For ten years, many men were introduced to her during match-making sessions, but she did not take a liking to any. I was worried for her, but helpless to influence the situation.
I even wondered if Falun Gong had any rules that forbid practitioners from marrying. In the end, I decided to follow her in the cultivation of Falun Gong. I wanted to know what she had been reading in the Falun Gong books.
On the first reading of Zhuan Falun, my daughter advised me to read it every day until I finished it. After the first reading, I observed that this book was teaching people to be good. It did not say that practitioners should not marry. Instead, in Zhuan Falun it was written,
“For those practitioners who practice cultivation among everyday people, our school of practice does not ask you to become a monk or nun. Young practitioners should still have families.”
If everyone came to cultivate Falun Gong, there would not be any bad people. We would not need to lock our doors at night. It would also be safe to go out into the streets at night. It would be so wonderful! I really hoped that everyone would come and practice Falun Gong!
On July 20, 1999, the CCP started to persecute Falun Gong and my daughter was persecuted. Our whole family was frequently harassed and threatened by the police. The moment I heard police sirens, I would shiver in fear. In the past, when I heard the words “Falun Gong,” I would fear being implicated. As I read the Falun Gong literature, my fear disappeared. Now, regardless of who asks me, I have enough courage to reply, “Falun Gong teaches people to be good. What is bad about that?”
I realized that the more I read Zhuan Falun, the more I wanted to read it. Sometimes, I was reluctant to put down the book. During the process, I experienced many miracles. In this way, I gradually became committed to the path of cultivation.
Before cultivation, I had to take tons of medications. I would pant after walking a short distance. I was short-tempered and would get into conflicts frequently with my child and husband. I felt that I had a hard life. After cultivating for a few months, I could do without my medications. I had no difficulty walking long distances and climbing stairs. Regardless of how tiring the task was, I would feel energetic after doing the exercises. After I started cultivation, I did the exercises morning and night. I used to be able to meditate for only ten minutes. As time went by, I was gradually able to sit for one hour of meditation.
An amazing thing happened to me. Soon after I started cultivation, I was involved in a motor vehicle accident while riding my motorized bicycle. I could not duck in time and my knee struck an oncoming motorbike. I saw that my pants were torn and my knees were injured. I thought to myself that I was a practitioner and that I would be fine. When I got home, my injured knee didn't hurt if I didn’t touch it. Later it recovered on its own.
On one occasion, while I was meditating I saw an enormous eye right in front of me. It was looking at me with much curiosity. It looked very kind and smiley. It came closer and closer until it almost touched my face. I was startled. I did not practice the exercises for a while after that. Later my daughter told me that Master said,
“A number of our practitioners will be able to feel or see this eye. Because it embodies the same nature as the universe, it is very innocent and also curious. It looks in to examine whether your Celestial Eye is open and if it can see things. It looks inside at you as well. At this point your Celestial Eye is open. While it looks at you, you will be scared upon suddenly seeing it.” (Zhuan Falun)
After I understood this, I resumed my exercises. Later I did not see this eye anymore.
One afternoon when I was riding my motorbike down a slope, immediately after that there was another downhill slope. When I was going down the slope, a sudden force pushed the steering wheel of the motorized bicycle towards the right. Instantly I fell with my bike into the culvert along the side of the road. I fell onto my bike. I stood up quickly after I fell down. I noticed that I was not injured, but the rearview mirror of my bike was damaged. The windscreen was shattered. The motorbike, however, could still be driven, and I drove to the house of a relative who lived nearby. I told him about the accident. He and his family said that I was very lucky. He said that there were frequent motor accidents along that stretch of road and they were usually very severe.
Once when I was frying something, I was not careful and placed my hand on a stainless steel tool beside the gas stove. I heard a sizzling sound and in an instant my hand was red and painful. I thought in my heart that I was a cultivator and that I would be fine. At that moment, my hand stopped hurting. There was another time when I was not careful and dipped my hand into a pan of boiling oil. But my hand was fine. Another incident involved my taking a kettle off the stove using a towel to insulate my hand. Suddenly the kettle tipped and the boiling water poured onto my foot. The water was all around me. I took off my shoe and saw that my foot was fine.
My temper is now much better and my family more harmonious with fewer conflicts. I must cultivate myself well and spread the information to others about Falun Gong in order to repay our compassionate Master.
After I began to cultivate, my daughter started to tell me why she was unwilling to get married: After the persecution of Falun Gong started, many families with Falun Gong practitioner family members all suffered different degrees of persecution, including being arrested, having their residences ransacked, and being harassed. The family members of practitioners had to withstand much pressure. Many couples divorced as the other party could not withstand the severity of the pressure. My daughter said that she did not wish to cause another person worry because of her cultivation. Now I no longer worry about my daughter’s marital status. I will let nature take its course.