(Clearwisdom.net) One of my relatives started to practice Falun Gong when she was in school. After she graduated from college, she remained in the city. As time went by, she got married and had a son. She gradually gave up her Fa study and left Dafa. After a few years leading a busy ordinary life, she returned to Dafa. She felt that she had missed out on so much, and she wanted to quickly catch up. By increasing her Fa study, improvement of her character, and maintaining her xinxing in all areas, she managed to catch up very quickly.

She recently wanted to give ten thousand yuan to our local truth-clarification materials production site. I told her that I had sufficient funds to keep the site going and that ten thousand yuan was not a small sum. I told her that the most important thing for a practitioner to do is to study the Fa more. It's also not easy to balance being a practitioner with family life. After a time, she came back with the money and insisted on donating it to the site. She also told me a wonderful story. She said that when she decided to donate the money, she did not think about it too much. However, during the year-end bonus appraisal at her workplace, she was unexpectedly awarded ten thousand yuan – a sum she had never had before. She said that she immediately knew that she must donate this money to the materials production site.

Today I went with my sister to buy New Year items. When we were paying for the items, we wanted to pay for each other's things. When we were buying firecrackers, my sister suddenly realized that she had lost some money. After she got on the bus, she said, “Losing money helps to ward off a disaster; my heart will remain unmoved.” I immediately realized that that thought was not right, and I quickly discussed it with her. I told her that regardless of who took the money, it is not right for a thief to take an everyday person's money, much less a practitioner's. A practitioner’s money is a Dafa resource, and thus stealing the money of a Dafa practitioner is another level of severity in the crime; it is interfering with the saving of sentient beings! We must consider everything with righteous thoughts.

Master said in “Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005:” “once you take up Dafa, whatever it is you encounter--good or bad--it is a good thing.” Thus I knew we must quickly find the money so that the thief would not have so much karma.

After I got home, I started to prepare dinner. After a while, my sister telephoned me and told me that the money had been returned.

For this experience, I gained this understanding: We must fundamentally resist the old forces' interference. Thus, we must use Dafa to measure and assess everything that we encounter. We cannot view things from the standpoint of an everyday person. We should not relax even one single thought in our cultivation, and we must have righteous words and actions, so that the old forces cannot interfere with us.