Falun Dafa Turns a Bad Thing into Three Good Things
(Minghui.org) One day my son lost his bag while he was riding his bike. There was a very important document inside, as well as keys to the house and to several other bikes. My husband was so upset that he beat my son, who already felt terrible for what had happened.
“Whatever you experience during your cultivation—whether good or bad—is good, for it comes about only because you are cultivating.” (“To the Chicago Fa Conference” in The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol III)
I knew that there must be an attachment that I needed to let go. If I had gone with my son to the event he was attending, he wouldn’t have been carrying all the keys and the document. I remembered that instead I went to an experience sharing session that I wasn’t invited to. I just really wanted to go to all kinds of experience sharing sessions for no reason. I was especially curious about what one of the practitioners who cultivated very well would say. I suddenly enlightened that I was too attached to being a part of everything, and it was time to let go of this over-enthusiasm.
That experience sharing session had nothing to do with me and I shouldn’t have wasted my time on it simply because I was curious. I realized that the time we have to save people is very limited and I should manage my time more efficiently to do things to better save people. I told Master that I knew that I was wrong and asked Him how I could fix the problem. I opened the book Zhuan Falun, and it went to the page about supernormal abilities. I thought perhaps I could use my abilities to bring the bag back.
A practitioner told me that I could call the local radio station and ask for help. He also told me to post search notices on the streets. These were things an ordinary person would do and perhaps Master would have someone bring the bag to me.
As I was posting a search notice, I met another practitioner, who normally wouldn’t be there. She helped me call the local radio station and the station agreed to broadcast my request.
When I got home, my son told me that there was no way the bag could be recovered. “If we got it back, I would practice Falun Dafa,” he said.
A man found the bag. My son’s name and school address were on his school bus card in the bag. The man’s wife called the school and eventually I got the bag back.
I went to the kind couple’s home to thank them. I then told them about Falun Dafa, the persecution, and why they should quit the Chinese Communist Party. I helped both of them quit the Party. Before I left, I gave them a gift and we became friends.
When I got home and told my son the good news, he couldn’t believe it and told me twice, “Falun Dafa is miraculous!”
It was clear that Master’s arrangement was for me to find my attachments, my son to practice Falun Dafa, and for the kind couple to hear about Falun Dafa and the persecution. A bad thing thus turned into three good things.