A Businesswoman Changes after Learning Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I run my own bakery. Customers often say, “Your bread is very nice, and you are so honest.” They buy for themselves and recommend the bakery to their friends.
Many of my customers trust me because they know I practice Falun Gong. I always choose reliable suppliers when I purchase ingredients. For example, the price of oil can range from 100 yuan to over 300 yuan, but I only buy good quality oil. After people try our bread, they comment on the great quality and reasonable prices.
I have run my own bakery for 12 years, and business is getting better and better, because I run it with integrity. I not only guarantee the quality of the product but also consider my customers. For example, if a customer leaves something in my shop, I will look after it no matter how long it takes before they come back to collect it.
A customer left her brand new pajamas worth 500 yuan on a chair. After a long time, she came back and asked about them. She couldn't even remember where she'd left them and thought they would be lost forever. I told her that I had found them and kept them for her. She was so delighted that she thanked me again and again. I told her it was my pleasure, because I believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
I've also come across some grumpy customers, but I deal with them with Dafa's principles. One time an elderly customer spent 14 yuan in the shop. She gave me 100 yuan and I gave her 86 in change. She put the money in her pocket. Just then her cell phone rang. After she answered it, she came back to me and asked me for her change. I told her that I had already given it to her, but she insisted that she did not have it. I guessed she must have forgotten because of her age. I worried she might have a health problem if she got angry over this, so I calmly paid her 86 yuan again.
Other customers saw this and said, “You Falun Gong practitioners are quite generous. You get shortchanged, but you still consider others. Ordinary people couldn't do that.” I would not have handled it that way before I practiced Falun Gong.
From Selfishness to Honesty
I used to sell seafood before I practiced Falun Gong. During that time, all I thought about was money. To make more money selling seafood, I learned from other shop owners how to make the bags heavier by adding water to them. In other words, I used all kinds of tactics to cheat people out of their money.
My much older sister is a Falun Dafa practitioner. In 1998 she lent me the book Zhuan Falun and asked me to read it. I was impressed by the principles in the book. I regretted my behavior after reading the book. I decided to learn Falun Gong and act according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance from then on.
Before I practiced, if I ever got counterfeit money I would try to spend it. After practicing, I just tore it up instead of spending it. I think I should not do things to compromise others. When I first tore up the money, it was really painful. But I thought about the Fa and was determined to tear it up. I couldn't go wrong. My husband said, “Give it to me, let me spend it.” I replied, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. How can I harm others?” Later, if I ever got any counterfeit money, I would immediately destroy it.”
Nine Years of Sterility Cured after Six Months of Practicing
To my surprise, when I improved myself in daily life according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, a miracle happened to me. I had been married for nine years, but couldn't get pregnant. My family was very worried about me. After six months of practicing, I became pregnant.
My family and neighbors were very happy when they heard. They said, “Falun Dafa is miraculous.” My husband was very excited about it and said, “You must cultivate diligently, I will support you.” After the persecution started, he was not deceived by the lies spread by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He also helped others to understand that it was just evil propaganda. He invited other practitioners to come to our home to study the Fa and share their experiences.
Supporting Dafa, My Poverty-Stricken Older Sister Become a Millionaire
My second older sister, Qinglian, used to be a farmer and lived in utter poverty. There wasn't even a cupboard in her home to put dishes in. We all called her “poor sister.” She knows Falun Dafa is good, so after the persecution started, she helped us put up truth clarification materials in the city. She told us that everything started to go well for her after helping us do that. She borrowed 20,000 yuan to start her own business. To her surprise, it was very successful. She has now become a millionaire.
She began to practice Falun Gong in February 2013. She used to have a slipped disc, but it disappeared a month later. She always clarifies the truth to people and uses her own experience to tell people that Falun Dafa is good and that quitting the CCP can save their life. She also conducts herself according to Dafa in her business and does so with integrity. Her business, too, is getting better and better. When we met a few days ago, she said from the bottom of her heart, “Falun Dafa is really good. Thanks to Master for saving our lives!”