The Good Fortune of an Elderly Mushroom Vendor
(Clearwisdom.net) While shopping at the market, I approached an elderly woman selling vegetables. Full of smiles, I said to her, "Auntie, please give me some mushrooms!" The old lady gave me a plastic bag to fill up with mushrooms. I casually scooped some up and gave the bag to her for weighing. The auntie said, "You are unlike other people who pick and choose and also complain about the price. Why didn't you even ask about the price?"
With a big smile I replied,"I know that you will not cheat me! You name the price and I will pay it. It is difficult for you to come out here to make a living in this cold weather! Furthermore, I practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and Falun Dafa always asks us to think of other people first. Thus whatever I buy, I would not pick and choose and would not even ask about the price, much less try to bargain the price down."
The old lady took a good look at me, then she smiled, "I believe what you say. Some time ago, two middle-aged ladies came to buy mushrooms from me. They also said that they practice Falun Gong. They also did not pick and choose when they bought the mushrooms. Their faces looked kind and most miraculous of all, they gave me an emblem and told me that if I frequently recite, 'Falun Dafa is good' I will get good fortune. They told me that if my whole family renounced their Chinese Communist Party membership, we will get even bigger good fortune. I thought about it and contemplated that since there is nothing to lose, there is no harm trying what they said. In the end, this year when it was the beginning of the winter season, our mushroom shed that didn't look too sturdy did not collapse under the heavy weight of the snow. But many people in my village lost much money because their big sheds collapsed and all the vegetables were buried in the snow and frozen. I thought it must be protection from heaven that our whole family had good fortune!"
"Auntie, actually every living being who understands the facts about Falun Gong are all fortunate. They will receive boundless good fortune with the compassion of Falun Dafa. Auntie, your family is no different. I hope that you will tell the people around you how withdrawing from the CCP and its affiliated organizations and how saying 'Falun Dafa is good' helped your family. This will let the villagers know the good news that Falun Dafa is good, and renouncing your CCP membership will bring you safety. In this way, your merits will be greater. This is definitely true, please believe me!"
The old lady repeatedly said, "I do believe! I do!"
I am so happy for this lucky person!
I felt that I had a predestined relationship with the lady who sells mushrooms and so I told her a moving story.
My cousin was a doctor who worked in a hospital in Beijing. She practiced Falun Dafa and she persisted in speaking up for Falun Dafa. She was persecuted until she died at a women's prison in Beijing. When she passed away, she was only twenty-eight years old. The CCP was so cruel, torturing a young lady with horrible torture devices. Even when the policewomen saw this pretty and kind girl taking her last breath, they still laughed hysterically.
When my cousin passed away, a rare hurricane struck Beijing and the surrounding areas. Hurricanes are rare during that season. Even the heavens were shocked and angered! Even now, there are tens of thousands of kind and good people like my cousin, who persist in their belief and offer salvation to others they but are being persecuted to death by the CCP. Thus there have been unusual weather phenomena to warn people, such as blizzards, floods, earthquakes, and plagues happening one after another in China. The chaos in society is caused by the CCP's wrong direction. If they did not persecute Falun Gong, and if the people of China used the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be good people with high morals, then Chinese society would not be so chaotic. All these things are taking place because of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. However, the CCP is doomed and this has now become a certainty; this cannot be changed. Observe what happens when the CCP collapses!
The auntie listened to me intently. I could tell that she was moved and shocked that good people are being persecuted to death in China. She was shocked and angry at the violent deeds of the CCP! I think every person who still has a conscience would say, "Stop the persecution, uphold justice!"
The elderly lady said, "Today I know much more; tomorrow I will let more people know!"
I thanked the old woman once again. Many housewives came to buy mushrooms at the vegetable stall. I thought to myself that the old lady's business will definitely become good. I send out my deepest good wishes to her and to the many kind people like her!