Silkworm Farmer: I Received a Book From Heaven
(Minghui.org) As a peasant, I work hard with my parents every day to make our life better.
One day, I got a book titled Zhuan Falun. From reading the book, I learned how to become a better person by following the principles of Truthfulness–Compassion-Forbearance. Since then, I have never fought with others for personal gain, and I always think of others first.
During the peak spring and autumn months, we have had a shortage of farmhands. One year, we managed to hire some helpers to gather silkworms. Since another silkworm farmer failed to find any helpers, he asked me if my people could work for him for a whole day. At first, I felt his request was unreasonable. However, I then realized that a true practitioner should choose to think of others first. I then agreed to his request and let my people collect his silkworms first.
Some people thought I was silly, but I did not think so and never regretted my decision. Later, many villagers said, “Look! After he started practicing Falun Gong, he left difficulties for himself to make things easy for others. Who else can do this? Falun Gong is good!”
One autumn, we had a large crop, and our silkworms were climbing at many spots at my farm. Some of the villagers became envious and then grabbed my silkworms without my permission. I took it lightly. That year, my family had the largest crop and gained sixty thousand yuan. We bought a tractor for ourselves.
When our silkworms were making cocoons last spring, a villager sprayed pesticides at his hazelnut farm nearby, killing most of the silkworms in the area. Silkworms in spring can be sold for a lot of money! Some families filed a lawsuit against that villager to seek compensation. Later, they won the case and were paid for their loss. Actually, my family's loss was the most serious, but we did not touch the issue at all.
Later, the villager asked me how much he should pay me. I answered, “As you know, I am a practitioner! Also, you didn't do it on purpose. Let's move on. You don't need to pay me any money.” After learning about Falun Gong and the persecution (in contrast to the government's propaganda), most of the villagers said that Falun Gong practitioners are kind.
It is Falun Gong that changed my whole life! Our family wishes to express our gratitude towards Master!