(Clearwisdom.net) I am a doctor. Before I practiced Falun Gong, I followed what was going on in our society and took it for granted that I should accept gifts from patients. I was not happy if someone did not give me a gift. After I read Zhuan Falun, I knew that it was wrong to do that.

"In ordinary human society, people compete with, deceive, and harm each other for a little personal gain. All of these mentalities must be given up. Especially for people who are studying the practice today, these mentalities should be given up even further." (Zhuan Falun)

Teacher told us to be virtuous and do good deeds, be a good person in any environment, and be considerate of others when we do anything.

Since I started practicing Falun Dafa, I have strictly followed Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance. No matter whether they are offered by acquaintances or strangers, I politely decline gifts of money, fruit, etc. I tell them I practice Falun Gong and won't take other people's things, but I will still do a good job even though I do not take their gifts. They do not need to worry about that. However, there are always unexpected tests of my xinxing. One time, a couple tried to come through the back door, asking to see me, so they could give money directly to me so I would see them right away. I told them, "No." They asked again, I still replied, "No." The man got angry and said some unpleasant things, but I knew I could not accept their money no matter what. I raised my head, stood up, and told them, "I will not do that kind of thing. I am a Falun Gong practitioner." Although I had an attachment of fear, after I said what I knew I must say, I did not have any thoughts of fear. The man suddenly changed his attitude and said, "I met a good doctor today." I carefully examined them and we talked a lot. They told me that a Falun Gong practitioner in their area was arrested and his home was ransacked in 2007. When they left, they suggested I be careful.

Falun Gong is righteous and is a mirror of virtue. The Chinese Communist Party's corruption and bribery can be easily seen in this mirror. Persecuting kindness and righteousness is evil, for sure. In today's society, money is behind everything. Materialistic desire is everywhere. Pornography is proliferating. Morals are ruined. Falun Gong, however, can quickly improve people's morality and xinxing. I became a doctor because I had a lot of sicknesses when I was little. However, not only did I not get rid of my illness, I also became more nervous, felt lots of pressure, and easily got tired. Since I started cultivation, I have not had any illnesses whatsoever. My colleagues say I have a good attitude.

I have had ups and downs in my cultivation. I want to sincerely thank Dafa and Teacher for letting me find the fundamentals, be of noble character, and be an honest and upright person.

Original article date: 3/2/2009