September 13, 2016 | By a Falun Dafa practitioner in China
(Minghui.org) Before I practiced Falun Dafa, I used to be hot-tempered, rude, and disrespectful to others. I slapped my mother-in-law in the face and attacked my husband with a knife and a baton.
After I read Zhuan Falun in August 2005, I was attracted by its principles, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” I followed the teachings and became a better person. In addition, I recovered from a uterine cyst and skin fungus infection.
Poisoned by the regime’s slanderous propaganda against Falun Dafa, my husband frequently cursed at me and viciously beat me. When I went out, he would get drunk and then follow me. When I went to a fellow practitioner’s house, he tried to fight with the practitioners and threaten them with a knife.
One night he came home late, dragged me out of bed, and demanded that I agree to a divorce. He said that he could not stand me and asked me what I wanted to do.
I was very calm and for the first time felt really sorry for him. I cried and he asked me why. I told him that he was once so tolerant, when I was behaving so barbarically.
“After I became a practitioner,” I said, “the persecution of Falun Dafa put tremendous pressure on you. My Teacher wants me to be a kind and gentle person but I failed. You were unable to see how great the practice is because of me. If you want a divorce, I will agree to it. I don’t want any money from you. I hope you have a good life and meet someone that you like.”
Then, I suggested that he should stop drinking and smoking, as these habits are bad for him.
“Also try not to visit those shady places.” I said, “because it will have a negative influence on the children.”
I continued, “However, I would prefer to remain married, if you still want me. We should let bygones be bygones. I will continue to practice Falun Dafa because my life would be worth nothing without it.”
This was the first time he listened to me, calmly. He was even moved to tears. Soon after, he quit heavy drinking and smoking.
Harassed by Police
Five local practitioners sued Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese communist regime, in May 2015, for launching the persecution. Police arrested three of the practitioners in August and tortured them in a brainwashing center. The police came to my house three times to arrest me, but I was not home. They ransacked my house and confiscated my Falun Dafa books.
Seeing the police frequently harassing me, my husband and the husbands of the three arrested practitioners went to the village officials’ office.
“You bought drinks and gave us money when you wanted to be appointed officials,” he said. “Now, you hold that position, yet you could not protect a few women. If my wife was arrested and my life became miserable, you won’t have a comfortable life either. If you want to live comfortably, make sure my wife is not arrested.”
The police no longer harassed me.
I understand that if we follow the principles which Teacher taught us, people around us will make positive changes and be saved.
Category: Standing Up for Falun Dafa