(Minghui.org) I have been practicing Falun Dafa for 20 years and have learned to be sincere, generous, and thoughtful. I would like to share some of my experiences.
The milk delivery lady insisted that I hadn't paid my bill one time, even though I'd paid her a few days earlier. I thought she must have forgotten. I am a Falun Dafa practitioner and should think of others first, so I smiled and said, “Sure, I will pay you right now.”
Even though I paid double, I didn't feel wronged or resentful, because I follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Two days later, she held my hands as soon as she saw me, and said, “I'm so sorry for the mistake! I misplaced your payment!” She gave me my money back and asked, “Why are you so nice?”
I smiled and replied, “I practice Falun Dafa.”
“Falun Dafa practitioners are wonderful!” she exclaimed.
My husband and I both practice Falun Dafa. We always try to hold ourselves to the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Over the years, people around us have noticed this.
When the company my husband and I work for gave everyone a cash bonus, the accountant called us to check whether the amount we received was correct. My husband and I checked and told him that it was right. The accountant told us that he had overspent by 100 yuan, so someone must have been given more than was due.
“I just wanted to check if either of you got it,” he said. “If you didn't, there's no point asking the others. No one else will admit that they were given extra money. Only you Falun Dafa practitioners are so trustworthy.”
I previously had to look for another job when the shop I worked for was sold. Six months later, I found a notebook from the shop along with 2,000 yuan in cash, which rightfully belonged to the new shop owner.
I went to see the new owner and gave her the money and notebook. She said that she was very surprised that there were still honest people like me in today's society.
I told her that I practice Falun Dafa and that our Teacher tells us to be good people and always think of others first. She was very touched and even offered me a job in her shop.
My husband and I now work at the same place, and every year the employees are offered the opportunity to have a health checkup. Usually we don't go, but one year we decided to. When the results came back, our colleagues came over and asked to see them. They wanted to know if it was true that Dafa practitioners do not get sick.
We opened the envelope in front of everyone. All of the results for both of us were in the normal range. Our colleagues were really impressed.
There is a two-meter-wide path running between our house and our neighbor's, and there is a wall on either side: one wall belongs to us, the other to our neighbor.
Our neighbor knocked down her wall when we were out and claimed that the whole path was part of her property.
There have been several land disputes like this in our neighborhood. Each time they end in intense arguments, and the two sides become enemies.
I was not angry at my neighbor. I thought: I am a practitioner and will not fight with anyone, but I should let them know that what they did was wrong.
I talked to my neighbor, but she insisted that the path belonged to her and that she now owned half of my wall. I told her calmly that I had the ownership certificate.
“You have taken all the land nearby. We did not complain, because we practice Falun Dafa. Our Teacher has told us to consider others first. If not, we probably would have gotten upset.”
The next day she came to talk to me. “The wall is yours,” she said. “I did wrong and encroached on your property.” Her attitude had changed completely from the previous day. She said, “You are so kind. We all know Falun Dafa practitioners are good people.”
I told her not to thank me but to remember “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”