We Must Be Responsible for Our Children
[PureInsight.org] Many Falun Dafa practitioners’ children come from very high levels, and they are very fortunate to be able to reincarnate in a practitioner’s family during the Fa-rectification period. However, after a person enters this earthly world, it is very easy for him or her to become lost. If we Dafa practitioners do not fulfill well our responsibility to educate them, these children may gradually deviate from Dafa and become ruined. If this happens, how would we face Master in the future and explain this?
During my pregnancy, I was forced to sign a statement giving up the practice. My husband also said bad things about Dafa and destroyed Master’s picture. Probably due to her karma, or paying karmic debts for her parents, my daughter has had many tribulations ever since she was born. Nonetheless, I thought that, as a Dafa practitioner, Master is taking care of her and the old forces are not allowed to interfere. Master has arranged her future and we should follow Master’s arrangement.
My daughter often had fevers when she was young, and her temperature sometimes increased to 39 ºC or 41 ºC. Every time she became severely ill, Master helped her and she recovered. Once she had a fever and my xinxing level was not very high at that time, I asked her to take some medicine. However, because of the side effects, she had many small red blisters on her skin, making her very itchy and painful. It was late at night and I was very nervous. I asked Master for help and recited “Falun Dafa is good” together with my daughter. She recovered after one hour. Another time when she had a fever, I gave her medicine again and it was a new type of antibiotic. She took too much of it and her temperature dropped below 35 ºC. I immediately asked her to stop taking the medicine and asked Master for help. I also told my daughter to recite, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She recovered soon afterwards.
There was another incident when she was five years old. She was playing with her grandmother on the street; somehow she went under a truck. The truck driver was not aware of this. He started the truck and turned the wheel. Her grandmother was in a panic. She screamed and rushed to the truck, my daughter then crawled out from under the truck, and she was totally fine. We are all very grateful for Master’s protection.
My daughter has many toys at home. She likes to play around so much that it is hard for her to concentrate on her school work. I remember when she was young; she was often sick and in pain. I sometimes wished she could enjoy playing and not be in any pain. As I look back now, that notion of mine was not pure and it may be the cause of her playing around so much these days.
As my daughter grew up, she had a strong negative mentality towards me and did not listen to me. Gradually, I no longer cared about her as much as I used to. She would talk back to me almost every day. I did not know why she did that and even thought that she must have accumulated much karma from doing that to me. After thinking about this, however, I realized that it was my selfishness and irresponsibility that made me attached to this. Since my daughter had many illnesses when she was young, I thought that I had to put in a lot of effort in order to take care of her and was now feeling too exhausted to do so any longer. In addition, out of selfishness, I would seldom consider her feelings when talking with her; my tone of voice and the way I educated her was inappropriate. When trying to correct this, however, I simply wanted to get over this quickly, instead of being truly considerate of her.
My daughter used to recite Hong Yin and study the Fa with me. Later, she forgot many poems in Hong Yin and could not concentrate when studying the Fa. After skipping Fa-study for a long time, she would often yell and kick while sleeping, and could not recall doing that at all after waking up. Recently, I had a dream and it shocked me. In the dream, I was riding a bike from my mother’s place with my daughter. Somehow, I abandoned her and continued riding by myself. I then thought of her and was worried about her, as I returned to look for her, someone called my cell phone. I was told that my daughter had been hit by a car and she was dead. I was stunned and woke up from the dream in great sadness.
I immediately sent forth righteous thoughts to void all the arrangements of the old forces. Since my daughter and I are practitioners, we are taken care of by Master and do not acknowledge the old forces or their interference. Even if we have loopholes, we will rectify ourselves in the Fa and the old forces cannot take advantage of them. The dream was very real and I knew only Dafa could save my daughter. I talked with my daughter about the dream and she agreed to study the Fa for a while every day before doing her homework. She also planned to do one set of exercises in the morning every day. I sent forth righteous thoughts for her to help her concentrate on studying the Fa and doing the exercises, instead of playing around. My husband also helped clean up many of her toys.
In the past, when I talked with her and she did not listen, I would usually give up. Now, I always remind her to be kind and encourage her. On the first day after discussing the dream I had with her, she read “Lunyu” and the “Table of Contents” of Zhuan Falun. She slept very well that night. The next day, she did the first set of exercises in the morning and read two sections of Zhuan Falun. She slept well again that night. We continued like this every day, and she was then able to read through Zhuan Falun within one month. Not only was she able to keep up with Fa-study and doing the exercises, she was able to help me cultivate diligently.
Interestingly, ever since my daughter resumed her Fa-study and doing the exercises, she changed her attitude towards me. She no longer talks back to me, and instead, she treats me well and listens to what I tell her. Our family is now harmonious and I am very grateful for Master’s compassion.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2011/3/30/73180.html