A Merchant Reaps Eternal Rewards for Treating People Fairly
(Minghui.org) Li Yu was a trader in Guangling during the Song Dynasty (960 AD – 1279 AD). Guangling is near today's Yangzhou City in China's Jiangsu Province .
Some traders cheated on the weights of products they sold to earn greater profits. Li disliked this practice intensely and often persuaded or tried to prevent the merchants from doing so.
He dealt with everyone fairly, including the elderly and children, who are easily taken advantage of by greedy merchants. He was content with the marginal profit that he made to support his family.
Yet, over the years, his savings increased steadily.
During that period, a military commander in charge of what would be Jiangsu and Anhui Provinces today, had the same first name and surname as Li Yu.
One day this military commander had a dream. He was in a dwelling in the dreamworld and saw the name “Li Yu” on the roster of future immortals. He was very pleased with the prospect of becoming an immortal in the future. Two servants in the dreamworld told him that it was not him, but a man in Guangling.
When the commander woke up, he went to see Li Yu in Guangling and asked him what he did to have earned his place on the roster of immortals. Li Yu, the merchant replied that he did no more than treat people fairly.
Li Yu, the merchant in Guangling, lived over a 100 years. He joined the ranks of the immortals after he passed away.