Representing the Compassion of Dafa
(Minghui.org) I have been practicing Falun Dafa for more than 20 years. I left home after breakfast with a friend in June 2018, to tell others about Falun Dafa. We decided to head home at 2:00 in the afternoon to start dinner for our families.
I got on a bus and saw my neighbor – Lanrong – who was very upset. She approached me in tears and told me my husband had an accident. He fell off a ladder and was unconscious at the hospital. She had recently left the hospital and said my daughter was there with my husband.
I quickly called my daughter. She was crying as she told me that it was too late for me to come to the hospital as my husband had already died.
My husband agreed to help Lanrong remove some boards on her shed when he fell and hit his head. He never regained consciousness and died two hours later.
Righteous Thoughts Were Needed
My brother-in-law, nephews and other relatives trickled in and listened to Lanrong's story of what happened. Lanrong said my husband took the initiative to help. My brother-in-law suspected that she was shifting the responsibility and he wanted to hire a lawyer to sue her and seek justice for my husband. Other relatives and neighbors supported him and were willing to testify.
My brother-in-law and nephews decided it was best to postpone the funeral until this matter was resolved. My nephews said their uncle died because he was asked to help Lanrong. They felt their loved one had been wronged. My daughter, son-in-law, brother-in-law and nephews waited for me to make a final decision. I was sad, my heart ached.
I understood their feeling of losing a loved one, because I too was among them. If I had not been a Dafa practitioner I might do things worse than what they were planning. But I practice Falun Dafa and I must think of others first and have compassion.
Other Dafa practitioners came to help me with my dilemma. They asked me if I firmly believe in the Fa, and I answered “Yes.” How should I handle relatives and friends who are filled with such anger? I asked Master to help me.
At that moment, two words came to mind: righteous thoughts. Yes, righteous thoughts! Everything in the world is unstable. When Dafa disciples have righteous thoughts, they will make the correct choices. If they have bad thoughts, they will be manipulated by hate and resentment, and make bad choices. My brother-in-law, nephews, Lanrong and all my friends and relatives are people who have a strong predestined relationship with me. They are the people I should save. But how do I convince those who do not cultivate Dafa?
At that moment Master's Fa clearly appeared in my mind: "Cultivation is up to you, gong is up to the master." (The First Talk, Zhuan Falun)
I suddenly understood. My wisdom had been opened. I never had a lot of schooling, but now I spoke in a clear and kind manner.
I washed the tears off my face, and went to my brother-in-law and said: “I understand that you loved your brother, but let's take a step back and look at this rationally. Did Lanrong do anything wrong? Did she mean for such an accident to happen? No, she did not. Let's put ourselves in her shoes. She may be wondering what will happen to her, and her mental stress could be huge.”
“Lanrong is over 60 years old. Her husband passed away many years ago. She lives alone. Her children live on low-incomes. The money they earn is just enough to make ends meet. She also has diabetes and heart disease. Her pension is a little over 2,000 yuan per month, and she has to spend more than half of it to buy medicine every month. Her life is not easy! Besides, she tried to avoid responsibility partly because she was raised by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) standards where no one trusts, and all are considered the enemy. Who will be there to help her in the future?”
“If we sue her, how long will it take to close the case after filing the lawsuit? There is a saying in China that burial brings peace to the deceased. If we do not hold a funeral, can your brother's soul be at peace? Can he go to his destination smoothly? I would like to hold the funeral tomorrow and send off your brother. Can we do this? ”
My brother-in-law finally escaped from the hold of the CCP indoctrination. He held my hands and said: “What you said is right.” He turned to the others and said: “What my sister-in-law said is correct. Let's stop thinking about retaliation and revenge. It is not bad to do good deeds like my sister-in-law.”
Then he told the family: “Let's all prepare for tomorrow's funeral.” Thus, on the third day, my husband was sent off peacefully.
Under Master's blessing, and with the help of other practitioners, I walked through this great tribulation. Thank you, Master! Thank you, practitioners, for your help.
“Your Master Is Truly Great”
After my husband’s memorial, the relatives prepared to return to their homes. Although I still had not completely calmed down, I had time to study the Fa. I picked up and opened a Dafa book. My eyes went to this passage: “The only thing you have a role in is saving people..” (“Teaching the Fa in the City of Chicago,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. VII) It was compassionate Master who hinted that I let go, and seize the time to save all.
Some of my relatives and friends still did not understand Dafa and called me foolish. So I took advantage of this opportunity to thank my friends and relatives with gifts. I expressed my gratitude to them for their help during such a difficult time. I also told them about the crimes of persecuting Dafa, and the beauty of Dafa through the example that happened in my family. Those who refused to quit the Party before now agreed to do it.
One of my friends yelled at me, and said: “If you file a lawsuit, you will win, why don't you do it? If your husband were still alive, every month you would get pension money of three thousand yuan. Now how will you get by with only your small retirement pension?”
I walked up and hugged her. I said, “Thank you for thinking about me. I appreciate your concern and love.” She calmed down.
I said, “I would like you to read a passage from one of my Dafa books.” I took out the book of Essentials for Further Advancement and opened it to the article “Wealth with Virtue.” With both hands I handed the book to her with care. She read the article silently once and said: “It's great!” Then she read it out loud.
After she finished reading, she said: “Your Master is great! Who can make you consider others first, especially someone who's actions caused you loss and pain. No ordinary person can do it in this world. But practitioners do it. If I didn't see it with my own eyes, I would have not believed it.”
I said, “The compassion that Dafa practitioners have cultivated from the Buddha Fa cannot be destroyed by any fallacies.” She stood up and said: “I am sorry, I was wrong, Falun Dafa is great! Falun Dafa's Master is great!”
She withdrew from the CCP and its youth organizations. This once again confirmed what Master said: “We don’t believe consciences can’t be brought back” (“To Save The World,” Hong Yin III)