Falun Dafa Brings Compassion to Others Around Us
(Minghui.org) After becoming a Falun Dafa practitioner, my mind and body improved a lot. My temperament became better, and I noticed that people around me also gradually changed for the better.
A Harmonious Work Environment
I am a street food vendor. My business partner doesn’t practice Falun Dafa. One day, a customer wanted to buy a bottle of water and use a 100 yuan bill to pay for it. My partner told her that we don’t sell water, but if she just wanted to get change for the bus, we could help her. The customer said OK. I looked and saw that the customer was a fellow practitioner that I knew. She told me it's no wonder my partner was so kind and helped her out: It was because she worked with a Falun Dafa practitioner.
Food vendors are not usually willing to make change for people unless they first buy something. Initially, my partner was like that. I realized that such thinking was from a selfish heart, which wasn't in line with the Falun Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Therefore, I told customers that they didn’t have to buy anything to get change. Many customers expressed their appreciation, and we all felt happy in such a harmonious environment. My partner gradually changed her thinking, and although it’s a small thing, it shows how Falun Dafa purifies people’s hearts with kindness.
I’ve been working with my partner for five years. If I wasn't practicing Falun Dafa, we would not have lasted this long. Since I follow Dafa’s requirement to look inward when there are problems, I have deflected a lot of conflicts we had.
Over the years, we’ve found 200 yuan of lost money, a wallet, and two cell phones, and we’ve always tried our best to return the items to their owners.
Sister-in-law Learns a Kinder Way
My sister-in-law recently called me, suggesting that we jointly purchase a tricycle for my brother-in-law who needs it for irrigating his field. She said her neighbor was selling tricycles, but if I didn't want to spend the money, she would pay for it alone. I was very surprised because my sister-in-law has always been reluctant to spend money.
“How could I let you pay for it all? We’ll buy it jointly,” I said. “I really admire you. I didn’t think you would be willing to spend so much money on someone else.”
She said, “I learned this behavior from you.”
I didn’t expect her to say that. Since I started practicing Falun Dafa, I’ve been doing what Master Li (the founder) said about following Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. So it gradually became my habit to always consider others and look inward for my shortcomings when there were conflicts. Master has changed me little by little, allowing me to become closer to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and let my family see the wonders of Dafa.
Dafa Brings Compassion to My Family
My husband doesn’t practice Falun Dafa. He has many conflicts at his workplace, which trouble him a lot. He told me a month ago that he was troubled by several things. I told him to calm down, to not look for other people’s shortcomings, and to look within to see how he may be contributing to the problems. I asked him not to worry about the results, but to correct his attitude and put his heart in the right place.
He agreed and said, “I’ll be kind to everyone in the future. I’ll treat everyone equally and not look down on anyone. This is cultivation, right?”
Dafa solved the worries in his heart and brought him compassion.
My daughter had a bump on her neck a few days ago. I told her to look for what she had done wrong and to correct herself. She recognized that she easily became worried and anxious. Soon, the bump disappeared. My daughter told me, “Mom, Dafa can heal illness and make people kind, right?”
Meanwhile, I found my attachment of resentment and got rid of it.
I see that Dafa’s principles are growing in my children’s hearts. They treat their classmates, friends, teachers, and the elderly with kindness. I am grateful for Master Li teaching the Fa to the world. It brings hope that human morality will improve throughout society.
Whenever I’ve tried to protect my selfishness at home, my husband has said, “What happened to your cultivation?” Whenever I’ve lost my temper with my children, they’ve told me, “You just got upset again.” They help me realize when an issue is caused by my own mistakes and that I need to correct myself.
It’s wonderful to cultivate Falun Dafa. I look within for my shortcomings when I encounter problems, and conflicts now occur less and less often. My mind is becoming more peaceful, and my living environment more harmonious. Dafa has made the people around me kinder and kinder.