Compassion Can Change a Person
(Clearwisdom.net) I was once detained for practicing Falun Gong, and a lady in her sixties was in the same cell as I was. From the very beginning, she had a negative attitude towards Falun Gong practitioners. Many practitioners clarified the truth to her with compassion, but she didn't listen, and continued to interfere. When I explained the facts to her, she searched for different excuses to interfere with my practicing the exercises and clarifying the truth.
I then remembered Master's words about looking within and not being disturbed by everyday people, so I still treated her with compassion and talked to her about Falun Gong. I also sent forth righteous thoughts frequently to eliminate the evil elements behind her.
Later, after seeing that I treated her with sincerity, she changed. Soon afterwards, she was transferred to another cell. The inmates there often took advantage of her and swore at her. She could not withstand the mental pressure and got heart disease. She then told someone who knew me well (and who had also begun to practice) to ask me what to do about the heart disease.
I wrote on a paper slip to her, "Truly believe that Dafa is good and recite 'Falun Dafa is good' every day." She did as I told her and within a month, she recovered from the heart disease. She was very happy and said she would definitely start practicing after her release. She also told those around her that Falun Dafa was indeed good. There was someone who told her that he had pain all over his body. She told that person to recite "Falun Dafa is good." Afterwards that person also recovered from the pain.
October 26, 2009