From Being Someone Who Was Keen On Getting Petty Advantages to Becoming a Tolerant Person
(Minghui.org) I used to work at a clothing factory until I retired. Prior to cultivation, I often cheated at work, such that it seemed that we produced more than what we were supposed to do. After ten years of cultivation practice, Dafa has changed my selfish personality and given me a healthy body.
A Different Person Before Cultivation
My coworkers and I took turns finishing our work. If the person who had the previous shift did not do her job well, I would curse her and even fight with her. I beat her twice. The first time, my hand was swollen, and the back of my hand became black and blue. Then I refused to go to work and told my husband what happened. I intentionally exaggerated what was going on so that my husband would fight with her husband, since they were also coworkers. My husband condemned her husband until he came to apologize to us with some presents and paid me compensation for my not working.
The second time, my eyes were swollen and red. My face became black and blue. I did not go to work for two weeks and asked him to pay for the compensation as well. I was frequently dishonest.
I also liked to take advantage of others. My colleague put her lunchbox on my machine, and I took it away immediately. When she asked me if I had seen it, I said I didn't. When we needed new slipcovers, I took some cloth from my workplace to make new covers for us. One day, I found a gold ring and did not know whose it was. I just pocketed it.
I did not behave morally. Therefore, I often had backaches and did not dare to move. This happened every spring. The hospital could not cure it. I did not want to take any leave without compensation, so I would just go to work with the pain. My work added fuel to the fire, and my back pain became more serious.
The Pain Forced Me to Start Cultivation Practice
I was told by my friend that Falun Gong was very good at healing, so I started practicing it in March of that year when the backache recurred. After one week, the pain disappeared. Falun Gong healed an illness that the hospital could not heal.
While practicing Falun Gong, I became more aware of the principles of being a good person. Every human being should behave according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Master said,
“This characteristic, Zhen-Shan-Ren, is the criterion for measuring good and bad in the universe. What’s good or bad? It is judged by this.” (Zhuan Falun)
I understood that the way I previously behaved went against the principles of Falun Gong, and it was bad.
From that point on, I conducted myself according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and was more diligent at work. Every month, I always produced more than what I was told. Sometimes, I helped my colleagues. Whenever I had conflicts with them, I would step back and be more tolerant. After that I never argued with my coworkers. They all said that my temper became better. Additionally, I brought back the cloth that I took from my workplace as well as the gold ring. My coworker brought gifts to thank me, but I did not take them.
From being someone who always cheated to becoming a person who would do the work diligently, from being someone who cared very much about personal gain to a becoming a person who is tolerant and nice, from being someone who often took advantage to becoming a person who could let go of gold, the profound principles of Falun Gong changed me from the heart and improved my moral standard. In the meantime, my body became healthy.
After the persecution of Falun Gong started, I was sentenced to several years. I could not do the exercises in prison, and my backache returned every spring. After I was released, I resumed doing the exercises, and the pain disappeared again.
In 2006, there was a lump the size of my thumb in my left nasal cavity. I did not know if it was a polyp or cancer. If I was not a practitioner, it would have cost me a lot to go to the hospital.
I thank Master for His compassionate salvation. Having cultivated in Dafa for more than 10 years, what I have been given is far beyond what I included in this article. I am just using my personal experience to share with people the beauty of Dafa.