Encouraging Righteousness and Goodness
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners should pay attention to correcting what is unrighteous.
“Indestructible righteous faith in the cosmos’s Truth forms benevolent Dafa disciples’ rock-solid, Diamond-Like Bodies, it frightens all evil, and the light of Truth it emanates makes the unrighteous elements in all beings’ thoughts disintegrate.” (“Also in a Few Words,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
“...whereas real Buddhas are guardians of the cosmos and are responsible for all righteous elements in the cosmos.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. Fa Conference,” Guiding the Voyage)
While I was detained in a prison, there was a criminal inmate who understood the truth about Dafa after observing practitioners’ behavior for a long time. She began to help pass on Master Li’s (the founder) recent articles, and to send letters to the outside. Practitioners treated her kindly and some bought food for her. She gradually began to ask practitioners to give her free things and even borrowed their money without paying them back.
When I heard of this, I looked for her and firmly said, “I’m going to give you two days to list all the money you owe and ask your husband to pay them back next month. Otherwise, I will call the police on you.”
She immediately lost her temper, believing that I didn’t have the right to treat her that way after she had done so much for the practitioners. I replied, “You no longer need to do that in the future.”
Other practitioners couldn’t understand why I told her that, and complained about me. I didn’t pay attention to their criticism and continued to persist in my demand.
Two days later, the inmate found me and said, “Sister, I find that you treat me the best. I will pay back the money next month.”
I kindly said to her, “Originally, the good deeds you did in helping practitioners allowed you to accrue virtue, however, your bad behavior erased them all.”
From then on, she stayed by my side and listened to what I told her to do.
Practitioners should be responsible and correct anything that is unrighteous, instead of just following others. We should encourage righteousness and goodness in people.