“If Everyone Practiced Falun Gong, Society Would Be Better”
(Clearwisdom.net) In July 2011, residents in Jilin Province witnessed a great flood, the likes of which had not occurred for around a hundred years. The roads and bridges were destroyed, and Fengman Dam had to be opened to release the water. People were so worried that they hurried to buy food, vegetables, and water, which rapidly led to price increases and a shortage of vegetables.
I intended to take the vegetables from my garden to town to sell them the next morning, when some villagers told us that we would be able to sell them at higher prices because of the flood. However, my husband and I were not moved by their words. We are Falun Dafa practitioners and would not take advantage of the situation to make money. We decided that we would sell the vegetables at the normal prices.
The next morning, we went to the market and found that only a few people were there. It was quite desolate. However, after some people saw that we were selling vegetables, many of them surrounded us. I said, “Don't worry. Everyone can have some to buy. We are selling them at normal prices.”
Then everyone tried to buy as little as possible so as to leave some vegetables for others. Some people bought more and shared them with those who got less. An elderly gentleman said, “Nowadays, it is so difficult to meet such nice people.” He asked me why I did not sell the vegetables at a higher price. I smiled and replied, “Today's society is full of desires. Morals and ethics are degenerating and everyone is chasing after money. So are those corrupt officials who have taken hundreds of millions of dollars. So are those evil vendors who sell fake products, such as poisoned milk, fake cigarettes, fake wine, swill oil, lean meat essence, colored food, etc. When the disaster came, the prices went up quickly. I know that money would be useful, but I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, and I should do things according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance at all times. I must listen to my Master and think of other people. I am doing it this way because Dafa asks me to. Money can buy material products, but not people's kindness.”
Everyone looked at me respectfully. One middle-aged man said, “If every one practiced Falun Gong, society would be better. The persecution of Falun Gong practitioners is absolutely wrong. We met Falun Gong practitioners this morning and know that Falun Gong is a good practice. Falun Gong practitioners are the best people in the world.”