A Family Who Cares About Others
(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Gong practitioner who follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. These principles have helped me and my family become more considerate of others. Below are some examples.
Paving the Road
We live in a small town. A neighbor who lives behind me is a street vendor who sells fruit. The passage was too narrow for him to drive through, so he had to stay by the street each night to look after his cart and produce, no matter whether it was winter or summer. When we saw how hard it was for our neighbor, I moved the 32-meter-long wall in my yard back by more than half a meter. My neighbor was then able to drive through this widened passage into his yard. The family was very grateful.
There was an unpaved road near my home. When it rained, the road would turn into a muddy swamp. Many families passed through there every day, but no one did anything to improve the road. My family purchased sand and stone planks and hired someone to put them on the roadside. My family of four then paved this 200-meter-long road. Ever since then, our neighbors no longer need to walk in the mud on rainy days.
Giving a Ride
Once when my family went to visit a friend, I saw a woman nearly 60 walking with several bags. I asked her if she needed a ride and she nodded.
While we were driving, she told us how she had been scammed out of money, and now she had to find a job in another town to recoup her losses. Once we arrived at her home, she offered to give me some money, but I didn't accept it. She was moved to tears. I told her that I helped her because of my belief in Falun Gong.
She was very interested in it and then decided to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations after knowing how severe the suppression was.
On another trip, I gave a ride to two people for about 200 miles. They were very thankful. On the road, we talked about Falun Gong and they initially had many misunderstandings. I explained to them what Falun Gong really is and how the CCP defamed the practice with hate propaganda. Both of them were willing to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations on the spot. When we arrived, they thanked me and offered to give me some money, but I refused to accept it. I said, “Falun Gong teaches me to be a good person and a better person. If you want to thank someone, the credit goes to my Master, Mr. Li Hongzhi.”
There is no bus service near my home and it is not convenient to find a taxi, either. Sometimes my son also gives rides to people for free.
Once he came across a lost cell phone. Using numbers saved on the phone, he got in touch with the owner's friend and then the owner himself. The owner was very grateful and offered him money. My son turned it down, saying he wants to help others because it's what he learned from practicing Falun Gong. After knowing that this practice was wrongly suppressed by the CCP, this person said he would quit it.
One day my husband came across a bag with 7,000 yuan inside. He waited there until the owner returned. When the owner arrived and asked why my husband was such a nice person, my husband told him it's because he follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. That person was deeply moved.