My Vacation Resort
(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1994. Before that, I'd tried other qigong systems but had a hard time with animal possession. A friend then recommended Falun Dafa to me, saying that it was the best way to become healthy. I followed her advice and have not needed any medication since.
My son and I started a vacation resort on an island in 1994. It was very difficult at first because there was nothing on the empty beach, and we had to transport everything ourselves, including fresh water. But as a practitioner, I treated my customers well. This earned me the respect of the local officials and residents, and our business has been successful. I would like to recount some of our experiences.
Being Considerate of Others
In 2000, five young men showed up, saying they had heard about my resort and wanted to stay here. But all of the rooms had already been booked and the only thing I could offer them was a meal. They enjoyed the food and paid me 500 yuan before they left.
Five hours later they returned, saying that they had missed the ferry. After dinner, they asked if I could help get them back to the mainland since they had to go to work the next day. I contacted a speedboat but they had to pay 100 yuan each. Since they did not have any extra cash on them, I returned the 500 yuan they'd paid me earlier. Moved by my generosity, all of them returned a week later with family members—over 30 people in total—to stay at my resort.
Another time, after I ordered seafood from a local fisherman, another resort also wanted to make an order. When I heard that there wouldn't be enough seafood for both resorts, I asked the fisherman to supply the other one instead. Noticing that my husband seemed worried about our business, I told him it would be fine: “We will just give our customers whatever we have.” To our surprise, the fisherman delivered enough seafood to us before the next batch of customers arrived. He appreciated my kindness and saved some seafood for me.
Following My Principles
Thankful for all the benefits I'd gained from Falun Dafa, I often told our employees and customers about the practice and countered the Communist Party slanderous propaganda with facts. After hearing how the Party has mistreated innocent people over the past several decades, including Falun Dafa practitioners, some of them agreed to quit the Party.
In 2016, after I spoke to a group of students about the practice and the persecution, the teacher heard about it and reported me to police. Fearful that we would lose our business, my son asked me to choose: Falun Dafa or the resort. Knowing how important the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are to me, I chose the former without hesitation. Depressed and worried, my son cried and left.
Thinking that the resort might close soon, I knew I had to pay the employees' wages first. I thought that, when I went to the mainland to take care of it, I could also pass along a list of names of people who had recently agreed to quit the Communist Party organizations to another practitioner. Just then, my daughter called me again, begging me to choose the resort instead of my belief so that the family would have a steady income. I understood her concerns, but I also knew I could not betray Falun Dafa.
My son called later to say, “You are right—there is nothing wrong with your belief. Let's stay together and keep the resort.”
Over 300 customers came to my resort as a group during the 2017 season. A seven-year-old boy who came with his father fell into the swimming pool and stopped breathing. Without fear, I begged Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, for help and asked everyone present to say with me, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
The child was taken to the nearby hospital emergency room. When I got there, I saw that he was still unconscious. I continued to asked Master Li for help and repeated the two phrases in front of the boy. After a few minutes, he regained consciousness.
The father was thrilled and the nurse who helped us was surprised, too. She said, “I have been a nurse for more than 20 years, and this is the first time I've seen a drowning victim recover like this.”
Officials with the agency that had organized the vacation also thanked me. “Someone told me that reciting 'Falun Dafa is good' would bring blessings. Now I have witnessed it with my own eyes,” said one of them.