Demonstrating the Power and Goodness of Dafa
(Minghui.org) It has been 20 years years since I began to cultivate in Falun Dafa, and I am now a 62 year old healthy and energetic Falun Dafa practitioner.
What I am most thankful for are the changes in my character. I turned from being a selfish and bad-tempered person into someone who always thinks first of others and takes fame and wealth lightly.
Over the years I have benefited from Dafa mentally and physically, and witnessed the extraordinary power of this cultivation practice.
Power of Dafa
During a cold day with icy roads in January 2016, I took lunch to my brother, who was in the hospital. Although I was careful, I fell, but did not take it to heart. My wrist was swollen by the time I returned home. I did the exercises and was fine soon after.
I displayed the improvement of my mind in 2007. When I was selling eggs in a supermarket, I was told that each customer could only buy two dozen eggs. I tried to tell a lady the restrictions on buying eggs, but she demanded that I sell her 5 dozen eggs. She became rather abusive, but in the end bought 2 dozen eggs. I was polite and refused to fight with her.
The manager had witnessed the incident and told me not to worry, since there were all kinds of customers. I just smiled and thought that this lady was lucky that I practiced Falun Dafa, or I would have been very competitive not just with words, but also with my fists.
“Please Assign This Practitioner to Future Jobs”
I accepted a job with a professional house cleaning service, because this would be an excellent opportunity to tell people about Dafa and the persecution. On my second day I started to tell the owner, a Christian, and his family about Dafa. To my surprise they were very well aware of Dafa.
My boss asked me to get an estimate for a large cleaning job. The customer, after some negotiation, was willing to pay the price we asked.
Not only did I take on the most difficult job, cleaning large windows on the top floor, but also brought some food for my helpers. They very much appreciated this. They got to know the goodness of a practitioner.
The next job was cleaning windows for a restaurant. Again, I took on the most difficult part of the job and shared my food with my cleaning partner. It is so important for a practitioner to show people that practitioners are good people and always think of others first.
Another job was for a government office with many windows. The customer was very satisfied and told me that he would call me the next time instead of my company, so that I would not have to give my company 20% of what I earned.
“Sorry, I can't do that,” I said. “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. Practitioners will not betray the trust of his or her boss. I must follow the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
This man did not respond, but he and his family listened to me talking about Dafa and accepted the informational materials. He was impressed and called my boss that same evening.
“Next time,” he said, “please assign that Falun Dafa practitioner to do my cleaning job.”