Compassionately Resolving a Conflict with a School Bully
(Minghui.org) I am 47 years old and live in a village in central China. I started practicing Falun Gong in 1999.
My first son was in his second year of high school in 2005. One day, a student bullied him after school. “You must give me 30 yuan (about US$4.00) every month from now on,” he demanded. My son replied, “But, I don't have any money.”
Several days later, the bully and several of his friends brutally beat my son. His teacher called me and asked me to come to the school right away.
When I arrived, I saw that my son's head was wrapped in gauze and his body was covered in cuts and bruises.
His teacher pulled me aside and told me that my son should be sent to the hospital and that all costs would be borne by the bully student's parents.
The other option that she offered was that the child's parents would privately pay me a lump sum of money to resolve the issue.
As a Falun Gong practitioner, I knew that I should righteously resolve the issue.
There were over ten people in the room, including the bully's parents, the school principal, and several teachers.
I calmly said to the student, “Don't do this anymore. Your parents and I are from the countryside. It's not easy for them to put you through school. You should behave yourself well. By doing this, you will make it easier on your parents.
“I'm putting my two sons through school. I'm not rich. My sons don't have any extra money. Where are they going to get the money to give to you? Today, I won't ask you for any financial compensation, but remember to be a good student from now on.”
The teachers and parents present were moved to tears. The student sobbed, saying, “I'm sorry. I won't bully anyone from now on.”
How Falun Gong Changed Me
Before practicing Falun Gong, I had suffered from anemia, enteritis, and a skin disease. I had a hot temper and was addicted to playing cards with friends. I could play for several hours, nonstop.
My husband worked very hard and was tired when he came home. My two young sons often went without food, as I didn't like to cook. My husband constantly quarreled with me, due to my appalling behavior. I really had no idea what I was living for.
Then, one day I read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong. I suddenly understood the meaning of life and was filled with a newfound hope. I also learned to put others first and to be a good person.
I quickly got rid of my addiction to playing cards and strived to be a good person. Within one month of practicing Falun Gong, all my illnesses had disappeared.