Rewarded for an Act of Kindness
(Minghui.org) Xiao Xia and her husband are originally from the countryside in Henan Province. They rented a small shop near us and sold inexpensive clothes. One day a Falun Gong practitioner spoke with Xiao Xia, and left her some informational brochures. From time to time he brought more materials, and she always read through them. She either kept them or gave them to other people, but never lost or damaged them.
She was planning to open her shop early one day and noticed a leaflet on the ground. She picked it up and realized that it was a Falun Gong flyer. She dusted it off and cleaned it with her gloves, then put it in her pocket before opening the shop.
Due to the early hour, there were no customers. She organized the merchandise, sat down, and started reading the flyer. She thought, “Whoever it was [who threw it away], should be more careful.” She then put it away.
Business started pouring in right after she sat down. People ordered clothes left and right. She was so busy that she didn't have time for lunch. She also had to phone her husband to get more merchandise because the business was doing so well. At closing, they were shocked to find nearly 3,000 yuan in sales for that day. It doesn't seem like a lot, but it is a large sum for a couple selling low-end apparel. Xiao Xia said that sales had never been this great in her ten-plus years of doing business. She excitedly recalled the incident with the flyer to her husband, “You’ll be rewarded if you sincerely believe in Dafa and treat Dafa materials kindly.” Her husband Jiansheng was a bit skeptical, but Xiao Xia said, “Sales went through the roof, which hadn’t happened since we started doing this. How do you explain it otherwise?” Jiansheng had to agree.
A few days later, Xiao Xia met the Falun Gong practitioner and told him what had happened. He was very happy for her and said that she had good enlightenment quality. Xiao Xia said, “Dafa is so miraculous and wonderful. I want to read more about it. Can you please get me a book?” The practitioner loaned her a copy of Zhuan Falun and The Great Consummation Way of Falun Dafa, and asked her to read them daily, as the books also have pictures and instructions on the exercises. Xiao Xia was ecstatic.
Sometime later they ran into each other and Xiao Xia said, “Can I borrow the books for a few more days? I haven’t finished memorizing them yet.” The practitioner was surprised that she was reciting the books. She explained, “I know the persecution is severe, and there’s a shortage of these books. I read them through and they are wonderful. They teach people how to be good and improve their xinxing, such as not retaliating when attacked. Who can do that in today’s world besides Dafa practitioners? Master also forbids killing, but tells us we can kill flies and mosquitoes if we cannot drive them out. The news on TV says Falun Gong practitioners burn themselves and kill other people, which are all blatant lies. I was afraid that if you take the books back, I won’t remember anything, so I decided to memorize them. I also learned the five exercises. I was able to do two hours of meditation the first time I tried, and I was able to quiet my mind.”
The practitioner was shocked and ashamed, because he had practiced for many years and couldn't memorize Zhuan Falun, yet Xiao Xia had started to memorize the book already. He said, “You have great enlightenment quality and a predestined connection with Dafa. You can keep the books. Just make sure to read them and do the exercises daily.” Xiao Xia was overjoyed.
Now, whenever Xiao Xia gets a free moment at the shop, she studies the Dafa books. She does the meditation before going to sleep at night and the first four exercises in the morning.
Since her business was better than before, she and her husband decided to rent a larger space and offer the customers more products. They ended up moving to another location. We haven’t seen each other in a while. When I finally ran into her in the street, I hardly recognized her, but she called out to me. Her complexion was rosy and glowing with health, and the dark spots and pregnancy-caused melasma had disappeared. I was amazed and said to her, “How you’ve changed! You look so much younger!”
Xiao Xia said, “Falun Dafa is so wonderful, and I have benefited so much. I will never give up cultivation.”