Practicing Falun Dafa Made Me a Good Person
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a forty-eight year old taxi driver. I smoked cigarettes, drank and gambled mahjong before I began practicing cultivation. I also had a short temper. Although I looked friendly, I could beat up any person when provoked. My wife regained her health after she began practicing Falun Gong in 1996. I decided to follow in her footsteps and began to practice Falun Gong myself. I seek to always follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
I have had many xinxing tests at work. I have not arbitrarily raised taxi fares because of bad weather. I have always tried my best to return items passengers left in the car. Many passengers left mobile phones in the car, and I returned them without hesitation, even though they were expensive ten years ago.
One time, I heard a cell phone ringing in the back seat. I knew it belonged to the passenger who just got out. I quickly drove back to return the phone. Without knowing his apartment number, I asked for help from Master on my way up to the top floor and randomly knocked on one door. Surprisingly, the passenger answered the door. In an unfriendly manner he said: "Didn't I already pay you?" The phone began to ring and I asked him if he left his phone in the car. He chatted with the caller and completely ignored me. I left the apartment quietly. I later mentioned this incident to other drivers and they felt that I was silly to return it, especially when I was not appreciated at all and wasted gas driving back to his apartment. I replied: "I am a Dafa practitioner and Master teaches us to do so."
On another occasion, I found an expensive mobile phone in the back seat. The phone rang, so I answered it, and it was the owner calling. I told him not to worry. I then immediately drove to the hotel where he stayed. Three young men greeted me warmly and offered me a drink with them. They appreciated my kindness and wanted to give me 500 yuan. I told them: "I cannot accept your money. I did not do it for money. As a Dafa practitioner, I consider other people first and treat them kindly. Master teaches us to be honest and truthful. I knew you must be worried about your phone. I would rather find you first before I pick up another customer."
They thanked me for doing so. At that moment, the TV in the hotel was reporting the Tiananmen Square self-immolation hoax, so the young men told me to be careful! I asked them with a smile: "Is Falun Gong good?" They nodded yes, and I knew that they meant it from the bottom of their hearts.
A taxi driver can experience many things. Two drunken passengers not only vomited in my car but did not pay the fare. I pulled the car over in front of a hotel to clean up the mess. I saw a document package left on the back seat. I realized that the drunken passengers must have left it behind. I opened this package in front of the hotel manager and there was no cash or valuables inside, but some receipts. I called the passenger per a business card in the package. He mentioned that the package belonged to a friend of his and wanted me to deliver it to the owner. Surprisingly, he told me in a definite tone that he saw the owner put 10,000 yuan and a mobile phone into the package. Blackmail can happen anywhere in this society even when you are doing a good deed. I calmly told him that I am a Falun Gong practitioner and I would not take anything not belonging to me, even it was 100,000 yuan. We then drove around to find the owner to clarify the situation. The owner confirmed that he already took out the money and mobile phone. I told them that, as a Falun Gong practitioner, I could not take money that did not belong to me.
A police officer in their group said: "Are you a Falun Gong practitioner? I could arrest you."
I asked her: "Why do you want to arrest me? Isn't it good that I practice Falun Gong and work to be a better person? If I did not practice Falun Gong, I would not spend the whole night just to look for the owner and return the package, instead of doing my business. You tell me if Falun Gong is good." Without directly answering my question, she held my hand and said: "You are a very nice person and I will make you my friend. Call me if you need help." They also paid me the cab fare the drunken passengers owed.
There are so many true examples around us. In family or at work, I follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Everybody knows I am a good person. I think all Dafa practitioners should follow these principles. Falun Dafa has created countless good people. The world will eventually realize that Falun Dafa is good and understand the truth about the persecution.