Letting Go of the Attachment to Fighting by Remembering Dafa’s Teachings
(Minghui.org) I recently got a job as a salesperson and regarded it as an opportunity to improve my character.
At the end of my shift one day, I heard two people arguing behind me while I was sweeping the floor. It was an elderly woman arguing with a disabled person. I approached them and said, “Come on, he’s disabled.” Someone then pushed the older lady away.
At that time, Master Li’s (the founder of Falun Dafa) words appeared in my mind. I understood that Master was giving me a hint that they were paying off their karmic debts and that I shouldn’t have gotten involved.
The elderly woman came back the next day and wanted to settle accounts with the disabled person. She accused him of hitting her. My boss advised her not to start a fight.
She then left and later returned to the store with her husband. He didn’t go looking for the disabled person, but he approached and blamed me for not caring about what had happened. He yelled at me while I was working, but I didn’t argue back.
“So whether it is good things or bad things you run into, so long as you cultivate in Dafa, they are all positive, to be sure.” (Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005)
While he was cursing at me, my heart was moved. I wanted to say something back, but I remembered Master’s teachings and kept quiet. I realized that I may owe them from a previous life and was now paying off my debt. My heart calmed down and I continued with my work.
The couple came back on the third morning and began swearing and screaming in front of everyone. I couldn’t bear to listen to them anymore and wanted to stand up for myself. At that moment, Master’s teachings in Lecture Four of Zhuan Falun came to mind. I then calmed down.
The elderly couple said that they would come and yell at me every day. I felt sorry for them, to be elderly and still fighting in this world.
Maybe Master saw that I was no longer moved by their actions and had passed the test, because the old couple stopped yelling at me. They would only make a face when they passed by the store.
If I had not practiced Dafa, I would not have been able to let the issue go so easily. Now that I am a practitioner, I must measure myself according to Dafa’s teachings and be a better person according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.