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A Practitioner Gives Land Away and Helps Dig a Large Ditch

May 26, 2013 |   By Xiaoyu, a practitioner from Mainland China

(Minghui.org) In the spring of 2005, the lease for greenhouses on land used for growing vegetables expired. The village then decided to rent the land to villagers. Each family was allowed to rent only two- to three-tenths of an acre. Everyone wanted to have the best land that was most easily watered and everyone wanted more than what was allocated. Arguments arose and the village could no longer give out land to rent as planned. The village head was forced to ask the local police chief to help out.

On the day the allocations were to be given out, my mother-in-law arrived early in the morning and took a greenhouse of six-tenths of an acre that was easily watered. The greenhouse was divided among my mother-in-law, brother-in-law, and my family so each group could have two-tenths of an acre. But when the allocation was to be made to my family, a man named Wang San asked for the same piece of land. In fact, he insisted.

My mother-in-law and brother-in-law would not agree and Wang San started to curse them. When the two families began to argue in earnest, the police joined them. Soon over 100 people had gathered, and there was almost a fight.

I shouted, “I no longer want my allocation. Wang San can have it.” Everyone got quiet and stared at me.

My mother-in-law immediately spoke up. “Why do you allow yourself to be bullied? You were brutally persecuted in the past. (I was detained and persecuted by the CCP for practicing Falun Gong.) Now you let others bully you.”

I said, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. Let it be this way.”

My brother-in-law and mother-in-law got very angry. But the village head praised me and said, “You are great.” Then the police chief called me to the side and said, “Xiaoyu, you did a really great thing today. We are very sorry for arresting and detaining you. Please forgive us.”

I said, “It's okay. Just please do not arrest any practitioners in the future. We are all good people.”

I started to clarify the truth to him. When I finished, he said, “Thank you very much. From now, I will remember that Falun Dafa is good.”

In July 2005, I finished selling the vegetables I had grown and went back home. When I passed the home of family A, I saw them fighting with family B. Family B had placed a pile of bricks near the wall of the property line, and family A's home was lower. It was the rainy season, and water accumulated in front of family A's home and stayed there. Family A then dug a ditch in the middle of the road to have rainwater flow toward family B's door. The two families started to fight. Observing this, I persuaded them to go back inside their homes.

When I got home, I set my bicycle aside and grabbed a pick and a shovel. With their permission, I first moved family B's bricks, then started to dig. It was noon and very hot. Both families were home eating lunch. When they came out after lunch, they saw I was digging a ditch for them and were very ashamed of themselves. Both families grabbed tools to dig and joined me. Soon the ditch was finished and the water was dredged. Everyone was smiling. The village head heard about this and praised me publicly during a village meeting.

No words can express my gratitude to Master. Master's Fa helped me become a selfless person. I feel I am the happiest person. Because of the infinite grace of the Great Lord Buddha, we are all very fortunate to cultivate the Fa of the universe.