Learning to Embrace Kindness
(Minghui.org) My name is Hui Ling and I am over 60 years old. Because my family was poor, I only went to school for two years. To help support the family, I had to do a lot of hard work. As a result, I was in poor health and had many illnesses, including nerve problems, chronic rhinitis, swollen joints, and more. The hardships of life had often caused me to lament life's pain and frustration. Today, because of Falun Gong, not only have I regained my health, but I have also become worry-free. The following is a brief account of how my life has changed through practicing Falun Gong.
1. Beginning the Practice and Becoming Healthy
In 1996, Falun Dafa was introduced in our city. In order to heal my illnesses and keep fit, I decided to try practicing it. Almost instantly, the profound principles described in Zhuan Falun deeply touched my heart. All of a sudden I understood the meaning of life and swore to do my best to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
After three months all my illnesses disappeared miraculously and my body became very light. I thanked Master from the bottom of my heart for giving me a healthy body. I was so moved by the practice I cried when I did the exercises. When I saw people on the street, I always told them how good Falun Dafa was. I told my friends who had businesses that after I began the practice, my body, mind, and spirit were purified and I wouldn't exchange the benefits I obtained from the practice for any amount of money. I was determined that I would cultivate in Falun Dafa to the very end without any regret or looking back.
2. Cultivating in Falun Dafa and Becoming Selfless
In the early 1970s, I made a living selling stones. One day I fought with my neighbor over a stone. He beat me terribly, and my head was bleeding profusely. I went to the township to sue him. Because my family was poor and had no backing, I was only compensated $1 to keep quiet about the incident. After that, my neighbor and I were enemies.
After I practiced Falun Gong, I understood how I should lead my life. Master has taught us to always put others' interest first and be kind to them. Thinking that now I'd now become a Falun Dafa cultivator, why should I have any enemies? I went to my neighbor and made up with him. Seeing how I had changed after I started the practice, he acknowledged the greatness and righteousness of Falun Dafa. He and his family later quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) after I clarified the facts to them. They chose a bright future for themselves.
3. Letting Go of Attachments and Putting Others' Interest First
Through continued Fa study, my understandings of the Fa improved and my heart became more open. I learned to eliminate my attachments to personal gain and to stop fighting with others over self-interest. For example, our great grandparents distributed property among my family and my uncle's family. My family was given a house about 100 square yards. My mother and brother lived in it. The house that my uncle got was very small. Feeling that this was unfair, my uncle drove my mother and brother out of their house and took possession of it. For this reason, my uncle's family and my family had become enemies.
For over four decades we hadn't spoken to each other. We often made a big deal out of trivial issues and fought bitterly. One day, my uncle beat my brother so badly that his face was bruised and swollen all over. A few years later, after my uncle passed away, my cousin wanted to renovate the house. Because the house belonged to my family, we were the ones who had the title, so my cousin asked someone to come to us for the title. Thinking that I was now a Dafa disciple and had to listen to Master and let go of my attachments, I tried patiently to persuade my mother and brother to give the title of the house to my cousin. They quickly agreed, because they had also started practicing Falun Gong.
I went to my cousin's house and told him, “My family's financial situation is pretty good now. You can have the house. Let's go to the county office to finish the paperwork.” My cousin was moved to tears and said, “Four decades of grievances between us. I can't believe that we made up in just a few words.” I said, “I am now a practitioner of Falun Gong. Falun Dafa changed me. It's Falun Dafa and Master Li who have helped us get over it.”
My cousin later paid my mother $20,000 to buy the house from her. My cousin's family and my family are now friends who help and look after each other. People who heard about the incident were all amazed by the power of Falun Dafa and said, “Falun Dafa is truly remarkable!”
4. Adhering to Righteousness and Being an Honest Person
I have used the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance as the standard to conduct business. One day I bought a number of goods from a certain company and made a few trips to pick them up in the warehouse. After I finished, the warehouse manager kept calling me to pick up the remaining goods. I told him that I had picked them all up. He said “no” and told me that there were still some goods left in the warehouse, and he would charge a storage fee if I didn't pick them up on time. I knew he had made a mistake, so I tried to reconcile the accounts with him. He found that one of the invoices was missing. He was very moved and said, “Thank you so much! I have met a good person! Otherwise I would have had to pay for the missing goods.”
On another occasion, I found out that my customer overpaid me $10,000. The next morning, I called him to come take his money. He was moved and kept thanking me, saying, “Where in the world can I find such an honest business partner?” I also had other experiences where my customers overpaid me $2,000 or a few hundred dollars and I returned their money. They all were very happy and thought I am a very honest person.
Blessed by Master, my business is doing very well. My customers know the truth about Falun Dafa. A few years ago, I was persecuted by the CCP and jailed for not giving up my faith in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. After I was released, my customers came back to me. My business is still booming.
In fact, just a few examples can't express the good things I have obtained in the past 16 years of cultivation in Falun Dafa. Cultivators are constantly gaining new understandings of the Fa, purifying their souls and moving toward bright futures. If just one or a few people practice Falun Gong, then their friends and relatives will see them. If several hundred or thousands practice it, then the world gradually sees hope.
Today, over 100 million people practice Falun Gong and live their lives according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. We are now seeing a moral and ethical renaissance that is beginning to renew the world. Real gold fears no fire. Lies and evil are bound to perish and be abandoned. Embracing your conscience sows the seeds of hope for the future of the world. Friends, as long as you know the truth and embrace goodness and kindness, heaven will bless you!