Altruism Stands Out Where Exploitation Is Prevalent
(Minghui.org) The following is a typical story of car accidents in today's China: First, the victim may be sent to the hospital. Once the person is hospitalized, what medical service to buy is not up to the driver, but to the victim's family, who may often even threaten the driver.
Therefore, some families may even try to obtain medical benefits above and beyond what is actually called for from the accident. This practice of taking advantage of others is very prevalent in today's Chinese society.
Yet Falun Dafa practitioners handle accidents differently. In fact, many people have learned the facts about Falun Dafa upon seeing how they deal with accidents. Moreover, practitioners behave differently than the slanderous depictions of them by the communist regime's propaganda.
Practitioners believe in the teachings from Lecture Four of Zhuan Falun by Mr. Li Hongzhi:
“We have said that good or evil comes from a person’s spontaneous thought, and the thought at that moment can bring about different consequences... Good or evil comes from that instant thought.”
Therefore, they think of others and do not take advantage of others. In turn, they are often blessed with rapid recoveries.
'He didn't do it intentionally'
A van hit Zhang Xinzi's new tricycle, which was badly damaged. So villagers surrounded the van and called over Mr. Zhang, a Falun Dafa practitioner. “We have surrounded the van for you,” they told him. “Ask the driver to pay you for the damage.”
Mr. Zhang smiled and said, “He didn't do it intentionally. Let him go.”
The driver couldn't thank Mr. Zhang enough.
'Just take me home'
Mr. Hua Lianyou, a former accountant from Cathode Ray Tube Factory in Tianjin, was hit by a car. The traffic officer asked him how much compensation he would demand from the driver. He said, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. Just take me home.”
Although he incurred injuries, Mr. Hua did the Falun Dafa exercises and read the Fa teachings. He recovered from a leg fracture in 15 days. The driver was shocked upon witnessing the miraculous power of Dafa.
'I cannot take advantage of others'
Ms. Xu Xiufang from Heilongjiang Province is 75 years old. Ms. Xu was also involved in an accident. “In March 1998, a driver was driving while intoxicated and hit me,” she said. “My leg was covered in blood. But I held the thought that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner and didn't ask for money. Instead, I simply took a taxi home.
“My family asked me why I didn't get the driver to take me to the hospital. I told them, 'I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. The driver didn't mean to do it.' I knew I shouldn't take advantage of him.”
Ms. Xu suffered a fractured leg but recovered after doing the Falun Dafa exercises.
'I'm not afraid of the CCP'
Mr. Ma Weishan is 74 years old, and he lives in Sanhe, Hebei Province. He recalled an accident he encountered. “I was hit by a cargo truck when riding my bicycle during the 2013 Chinese New Year. My bicycle was totaled, and I was in a lot of pain.”
The driver was very scared because he was in the wrong. Mr. Ma told him: “Don't worry. I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, so I will not give you a hard time. I will not try to blackmail you. You can leave; I'm going to rest here for a while.”
The driver's manager rushed over and offered to take Mr. Ma to the hospital, cover his medical bills, and buy another bicycle. But Mr. Ma said he was fine. “I will not ask for anything,” he said. “The driver didn't hit me intentionally. Just take me home—but remember 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.'”
The manager said: “I have come across a noble person. I indeed believe that Falun Dafa is good, and I will not believe what the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) says. On every vehicle on my team we will display a 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good' sticker. I'm not afraid of the CCP!”