A Story of Borrowing and Returning Money
(Minghui.org) A few years ago, I heard a story about a practitioner who had a good friend who had borrowed money from her. Before 2000, the friend had borrowed 10,000 yuan, which was a large sum at that time.
The friend then passed away, and nothing could be done about the money she had borrowed. This fellow practitioner later ended up in prison for her faith.
Before she was released, she had a dream. In the dream, the friend who had borrowed the money came to her. She was astonished, because she knew the friend had passed away.
She asked her friend why she had come to her, and her friend asnwered, “I come to pay back the money I owe you.”
“Once a person dies, the debt is canceled. I don’t want the money anymore.”
“No, you must take it. I borrowed 10,000 yuan 10 years ago. With interest, that is now 170,000 yuan. I have come to pay you back.”
This is a true story, the practitioner can still be reached. After I heard that, I was also shocked.
So far, some of our local practitioners don’t do well with money. I have been thinking: we are all cultivators, and we have been cultivating Falun Dafa for many years. We gave up everything to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa. How could someone now do so badly?
Cultivation is very serious. It won’t be good if you have done something wrong but don't rectify your action.
Below is an excerpt from a fellow practitioner’s article on Minghui.org, “My Understanding of Various Causes of Long-Term Sickness Karma (Part 4 of 5):”
If a practitioner truly knows that Master’s words are the law of the universe, would he dare violate the Fa? This is a loophole that the old forces can exploit, and when they do decide to exploit it, very little can be done to stop them.
To all those who have obtained money and other valuables through illegitimate means – if you don't pay all of it back, you're simply lying to yourself and others. And if you don't pay it back voluntarily, you will be forced to pay it back eventually, like for medical bills or accident coverage.
These misfortunes are here to wake you up – everything is fair in the universe, and what you unjustly take will definitely be repaid in one lifetime or another. But you are cultivators, so how could you possibly succeed in your cultivation if you don't return the money in this lifetime?
I implore those who have similar issues to please take corrective measures as soon as possible.
What I’ve mentioned so far is only about funds embezzled from ordinary society; some practitioners have taken from Dafa resources to enrich their own lives, and that is a much greater issue.
Some of you may think, “After I succeed in cultivation, I will pay them back with my mighty virtue.”
But that's much easier said than done. Which level of heaven will dare accept someone who's violated the Great Law of the universe?
If these people stop cultivating, their sin will be even greater. Their karma will be passed down to their children and grandchildren, and their entire bloodline will be a negative example in the human world. The old forces will not stop until they can push such a practitioner to this extent and beyond.
The only way for these people to escape their fate is to express sincere remorse and take corrective measures; Master may provide remedies to amend the damage. But just how much of that damage can be reversed depends on the practitioner's heart and effort.
Master has said,
“That said, I want to share that Master very much cherishes all of you who are Dafa disciples and have made it through since July 20 of 1999. And the countless gods above hold you in high regard, as well. But you should cherish yourselves, too. Snap out of it! You have made it through the toughest leg of the journey, so it makes no sense to fail miserably at something so basic in the end!” (“Another Stern Warning”)