The Kindness of a Falun Dafa Practitioner
(Minghui.org) It began to rain shortly after I took my child to the park. I noticed an elderly man in his 80s who did not have an umbrella, so I asked him where he was going. He wanted to go home and asked me for directions to the bus station. Knowing the bus station was very far, I suggested, “I am heading the same way. Let's go together.”
Sharing my umbrella with him as we walked, I clarified the facts of Falun Dafa and explained that the “Tiananmen self-immolation” was a hoax by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to incite people to turn against Dafa practitioners.
When we arrived at the park's entrance, I called a taxi. The taxi driver asked whether we were related. I told him we weren't and that I would get off early. He was unhappy and asked that I accompany the old man to his destination. I realized that the driver was concerned about taking responsibility if something happened to him.
I responded, “You may be a bit worried, but it’s nice for people to do good things. It is raining and the man has no umbrella and is trying to find his home. I cannot leave him. I understand that many people in society have low moral standards, so people are afraid of doing good things. But, think about it, if he were your father, could you not help him?”
The driver reluctantly muttered: “I know, but it is difficult to do good things nowadays.” He chatted with the man, who responded clearly. Finally, the driver was relieved and told me, “You don't need to come along with him now. I will take him.”
The driver dropped me off first and asked for only 10 yuan for the fare. I replied, “That is not enough–thank you very much. You are very kind.” I thought that I should not encourage him to do good things and then lose money, so I gave him a few yuan more.
Before I left, I told the driver that I practice Falun Dafa, and I would like to talk to him about it. His face lit up and his eyes were bright. He seemed very excited. He took my hand and asked if all Dafa practitioners were this kind.
I said, “Yes, Falun Dafa practitioners follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be good people. Please remember that they are being framed and persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Jiang Zemin's former regime.”
I then explained the facts of the Tiananmen self-immolation. He listened and also quickly agreed with my request to withdraw from the CCP and its related organizations. Watching them drive away, I couldn't calm down for a long time. His bright eyes made me feel that Dafa practitioners’ kindness could bring out the goodness in people's hearts.
Meeting a Good Person
I was taking a bus home when a middle-aged woman got on the bus and sat next to me. She seemed to be out of sorts and did not pay attention to her surroundings. I reminded her that her handbag's zipper was open. Unexpectedly, I noticed that she was shaking and sobbing with tears covering her face. I quickly took out tissues to help her wipe her tears and blow her nose. She leaned into her seat as if she had no strength at all. After a while, I asked her if she felt better.
Leaning toward me, she cried and said, “Sister, I don't want to live. My life is too difficult. You know where I am going? I am going to the hospital. My husband was hit by a car and the driver left him at the hospital and ran away. We are still involved in the lawsuit for the incident. The doctor said that my husband may become disabled. To take care of him, I can't go to work, so my husband and I have no income. In the hospital, my husband yells at me every day, saying that I don't feed him well. At home, my son wants to get married, and his future in-laws have asked for 80,000 yuan! I don’t have any options. They are pushing me towards death.”
I tried to say something to comfort her but she was shaking and still in tears. I was concerned about her condition, so decided to get off the bus and follow her for a while. She stopped at the side of the road and burst into tears. I said I knew she was very sad and suggested she cry it out.
She said, “I cannot cry in front of relatives and friends. My family is poor so we borrow money from them. I am worried that people will look down on me and joke about me if they see me cry.”
She continued to hold me, cry loudly and tell me about her misfortune. I listened quietly and patted her back gently to calm her down. She finally calmed down.
I told her, “Big sister, we have a predestined relationship to meet today. You are a good person and heaven will bring you hope when you are down. When encountering disasters, many people have sincerely recited, ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ and they were spared from danger. There are many stories that speak of the benefits of Dafa.”
I gave her a few examples, including from my own life, my family's life and my fellow practitioner’s child, who all received benefits from practicing Dafa. She listened quietly and finally calmed down completely. She nodded in agreement with me. I sincerely reminded her that she must truly believe the facts about Falun Dafa and also withdraw from the CCP and its youth organizations.
She agreed to quit the CCP youth organization she had joined and said, “I believe what you said because you are so good! I really met a good person today. Sorry for taking a lot of your time. Thank you very much!”
I asked her to share what I said with her husband and son, so they will also benefit.She looked at me and nodded her head, “You’re right, it’s a disaster for me to resolve. You can rest assured that I will tell them. I felt so much better after hearing what you said.”
At that moment, she was calm and rational; she looked like a totally different person.