Falun Dafa Helps Elevate My Moral Character
(Minghui.org) I was unhealthy when I was young, and often wondered why people had so much tension among themselves, yelling at each other as soon as they opened their mouths. I became used to this way of life over time, and did the same.
One day, I found a gold earring in the bathroom of our factory. I located the owner and gave it back to her. She took the earring and did not say a word of thanks. I was not pleased and decided that the next time I found something I would not return it!
One month later, I found another gold earring in the bathroom. This time I kept it. When I discovered that it belonged to one of my co-workers, I was embarrassed to tell her. So I said nothing and kept the earring.
I was fortunate to begin practicing Falun Dafa in March 1996. I understood that Teacher wanted us to conduct ourselves according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and behave according to high moral standards.
When I read this paragraph in Zhuan Falun:
“One practitioner works in a textile factory in X city of Shandong Province. After studying Falun Dafa, he taught other coworkers to practice. As a result, the factory has taken on a new look. He used to take home pieces of towels from the textile factory, and so did the rest of the employees. After practicing Dafa, instead of taking things home he brought back to the factory what he took home before. When others saw his actions, nobody would take things home anymore. Some employees also returned to the factory what they previously took home. This situation occurred throughout the entire factory.” (Zhuan Falun)
This idea dawned on me. I thought of the gold earring that I had not returned to the owner. I quickly returned it and sincerely apologized to her. I told her I practiced Falun Dafa, and my teacher asked me to be a good person.
My teammate Lu once made a fairly big mistake at work. Although the problem was a culmination of multiple people's errors, she bore the main responsibility. The manager told me that Lu would be fined 300 yuan, and that the incident had nothing to do with me.
I thought 300 yuan was a lot for Lu. I felt that it could not be a coincidence that I encountered this matter!
“You should always be benevolent and kind to others, and consider others when doing anything. Whenever you encounter a problem, you should first consider whether others can put up with this matter or if it will hurt anyone. In doing so, there will not be any problems. Therefore, in cultivation practice you should follow a higher and higher standard for yourself.” (Zhuan Falun)
I am a Dafa disciple, I should always think of others first. So I went to the manager and told him that I would share the fine with Lu. The manager laughed and asked me to bring Lu over.
In front of Lu, he asked me how much of the fine I wanted to share. I said half. The manager did not agree, and said that this would make it unclear who was at fault. Lu remained quiet. The manager then said that I could pay $100 if I really wanted to help. In the end, the company only accepted $50 from me.
I would like to thank Master and Dafa. I have elevated my moral character since I became a practitioner. I now put others first and do not fight over things. I have been so happy and healthy for the past 20 years. I haven’t needed to go to the hospital, nor have I spent a penny on medicine. I want everyone to know how wonderful Falun Dafa is, so they, too, can experience the bliss and have a wonderful future.