New Practitioner: The Real Story of Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) From my mother, who is 70, to my young daughter, we have personally experienced the goodness of Falun Dafa. The Communist Party is trying to destroy traditional values and common goodness by attacking those who believe in the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
I hope that my family's story will help more people understand Falun Dafa and the real story behind the persecution.
Since early childhood, I remember my mother always being sick. Her egg-sized gallstone shocked the doctor because such a large gallstone had never been seen before in that hospital. Coupled with a bladder tumor and brain blood vessel dilation, she was in severe pain and had to take medicine every day.
Although my mother visited many doctors and underwent several surgeries, her health did not improve much. Meanwhile, the mounting medical bills led our family into extreme poverty.
At the point of no hope, someone introduced Falun Dafa to my mother. The exercises seem simple, but they are very powerful. Her illnesses vanished shortly after she began to practice. It did not cost us a penny. Needless to say, my entire family was overjoyed.
Then we noticed my mother was becoming a better person. She told us that Falun Dafa teaches people the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I could tell she was much kinder than before, whether with our family or interacting with other people.
But, as we were embracing the the benefits Falun Dafa, a massive persecution started in July 1999. At that time, I had graduated from college and was working in another city. Seeing the horrifying scenes in television programs in which practitioners hurt themselves and others, I was scared and went back home to check on my mother. To my surprise, all the practitioners I saw, including my mother, were perfectly normal and none of them acted insane, like what was portrayed in the news media.
As I discussed this with my mother, she told me that harming others, let alone killing or suicide, is against the principles of Falun Dafa. After the staged self-immolation incident occurred at Tiananmen Square in 2001, she explained to me why it was clearly a hoax, “Look at the videos of the so-called self-immolation, would you believe the police were able to take so many professional video clips including close-ups during such an unexpected incident?”
Later I watched the award-winning documentary, False Fire, and fully understood how the communist party had been attacking Falun Dafa with hate propaganda.
The more I heard about Falun Dafa, the more curious I became. In August 2015, I asked my mother to teach me the exercises and the positive changes came almost immediately. In the past, I was weak and often got sick. Now, I was able to stay fit all the time, even in the freezing winter and sweltering summer. I am very happy.
My 10-year-old daughter also joined me in the practice last year. Besides having better health, her character also improved a lot from studying the teachings. She is a straight A student in school and is always willing to help others.