My Heart Was Not Moved
(Minghui.org) I am over 70-years-old, and I live in the countryside where I used to run a telephone booth.
One of my customers left a black leather bag in the booth one morning. I suspected it was full of money, but did not open it. So I put the bag in a safe place, hoping he would soon return for it.
This was a time in my life when I really needed some extra money, but my heart was not moved. I had been practicing Falun Dafa for many years, and I knew I had to be honest and always think about others; I waited patiently.
A panicked man then came rushing in at three o’clock in the afternoon. He was very worried, and his face was perspiring. He asked about the black bag and gave me a description. I knew the bag I found was his, so I retrieved it for him. I could see he was instantly relieved.
He wanted to offer a reward and was prepared to give me a generous amount of cash, but I refused. He said he was so grateful and did not know any other way to thank me. I told him I practiced Falun Dafa and the founder and teacher – Master Li Hongzhi – teaches us to be good people. I asked him to thank Master Li instead.
It was difficult for him to believe such a person existed in today's society.
He said “There are too few good people like you. I have a friend who drives a taxi. Once he found 20,000 yuan. He did not look for the owner; he spent the money by taking his wife to Beijing for fun. Today I met a good person. Thank you Master Li!”
I told him to remember that Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, and he would be safe and have good fortune. He nodded and said he would always remember.
I am not greedy and have never been interested in “freebies” regardless of how small.
I recently bought a pair of shoe insoles. I left the shop and looked in my bag. I saw there were two pairs. So I went back to the shop and returned the second pair. I told the shopkeeper that I did not want to take advantage of anyone. Later, I again found an extra pair in my bag. I once again returned to the shop with them.
The shopkeeper said: “People who practice Falun Dafa are good. If more people were like you, our society would be so much better. Former leader Jiang Zemin (who started the persecution) has ruined society. Falun Dafa is great.”