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A Miner's Cultivation Story

August 29, 2013 |  

(Minghui.org) I'm now 58 years old and work for a mining company. On July 19, 1989, an accident occurred due to a power outage, and I was hit by a machine. My pelvis was fractured, and I was not able to walk for a year.

There are four people in my family. Unfortunately our monthly income was only about 75 yuan, and life was very difficult for us. When I got better, I did odd jobs to support us. My doctor told me I had cancer, but I wouldn't die from it. I thought he was joking. However, most of my money was spent on medical expenses in the following years. After years of being on medication, I developed stomach problems. I also owed a lot of money.

In November 1996, my neighbor lent me a copy of Zhuan Falun. After I read it, I understood why there were so many hardships in our lives. I also learned, "a person doesn’t gain anything if he doesn’t lose" (“Why Doing Cultivation Exercises Doesn’t Increase Gong,” Zhuan Falun) . I knew that good is rewarded and evil is punished. I was amazed by Dafa's principles. If everyone could follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, our society would become stable and there would be hope for China.

Every day, I studied the Fa after work, and I experienced mental and physical improvement. A month later, I bought a big cart of corn to feed our pigs. The vendor was moving the corn by himself. He worked very hard. Master told us to be good people. I should be considerate of others. After all, he was an old man. I was afraid that he would get tired in such freezing winter weather. So, I did not treat myself as an invalid and I started to help him move the corn. Each bag of corn weighed 180 pounds. However, I did not feel tired or any pain.

Two years ago, my former boss asked my friend how I was doing, and my friend said that I was still working. My boss was very surprised, “He was not able to work 20 years ago. How could it be that he is still working?” My friend said, “He recovered by practicing Falun Gong. Now he's in very good health. He has not taken any medicine for ten years.” My boss said, “Falun Gong practitioners are very good people. I know that.” Then he decided to have us work on a project. My boss was the project manager. I followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance while working, especially making purchases for the company. In many cases, the vendor would give you a bonus, usually worth 6,000 yuan. I told them that Falun Gong practitioners did not take advantage of anyone or accept bribes. They were very surprised and said, “In these times, how could there be such good people as you? Falun Gong practitioners are really good. Your boss is really wise to hire you.” Other vendors knew I would not accept any money bribes, so they tried to offer me gifts like designer clothes and free meals because they wanted to be my long-term customers. I refused to take anything.

Our construction site was in the suburbs. I started work very early in the morning. Most companies had to hire two people to do what I was doing. After making the purchases, I hired a truck driver to deliver the material to workers on the site. In my free time, I studied the Fa. My lunch was very simple—just some bread and salted vegetables.

Our managers conducted themselves very well. There was no corruption or bribery. In the past, my friend had taken some of the company's money. I often told him about the principles of how to be a good person. The employees were very encouraged because they were treated fairly. One employee made 18,000 yuan in 20 days, and he was astonished. He asked our managers if they really thought he deserved that much money. We told him that he really did. We told our employees that they were paid for how much work they did. They were very happy, because they were compensated twice the amount they received in other companies. That fiscal year, our company had the highest net profit.

Someone said to me, “You're close to 60. It's only a few years before you retire. Now is the perfect time to make more money. You should use this opportunity.” I replied, “If I were not practicing Falun Gong, I might have been in a hospital by now. Or I might be even be dead.” I handled transactions of millions of yuan, but there was never any discrepancy or money missing.

The following year, we were given a larger project. Our salary was increased to three to four times more than other competitors offered us. Our company's net profit was the highest. In other companies, the managers were corrupt. They took their employees' earnings for themselves.

My son graduated from college and stayed home for three years because he could not find a good job. My friends had to bribe officials to get their kids good positions. However, Master's words came into my mind. “If something is yours, nobody will take it away, and if something isn’t yours, you won’t be able to get it even by fighting for it.” (“Jealousy,” Zhuan Falun) In 2009, a government official found a high-paying position for my son, and the salary made up for what he would have earned in the first three years after college had he found a job immediately.

Master said, “Haven’t I said that with one person practicing, the whole family benefits?” (“Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia” 1999) My family has been very healthy all these years. We spent the money that would have been spent on medicine, cigarettes, and beer to tell people that Falun Dafa is good, that being good and doing good deeds can help them survive when Heaven punishes the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The CCP has killed 80 million innocent Chinese in its rounds and rounds of political movements. Now it is persecuting Falun Gong practitioners who are following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be good people. It lies to the Chinese when it defames Falun Gong and has committed an unforgivable crime. We clarify the truth to tell people to distinguish good from bad so that they can have a good future.