My Neighbor Tells Everyone, “Falun Dafa Is Good!”
(Minghui.org) I have been practicing Falun Dafa for more than 20 years. Everyone where I work and live knows that I am a Dafa practitioner. I behave myself based on the standards of a cultivator. I am honest and treat everyone with compassion.
As a result people admire and trust me. This sets a good foundation for me to clarify the facts and ask them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which many have done.
I would like to share a story about my neighbor.
My Neighbor Says, “Falun Dafa Is Good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Is Good!”
My neighbor is in her 60s and has suffered many misfortunes. The family finances were poor and her husband was in bad health.
Her grandson was playing with friends in the fall of 2012 when he fell and broke his arm. He needed to have his arm operated on, and, in China, one has to pay before any surgery can be done. Her family didn't have the money so she asked relatives and friends for help, but they didn't think she would ever be able to pay them back and refused to lend her any. Her eyes became terribly swollen from crying and she said that she even considered suicide.
At the time I had borrowed money to make some home improvements, but when I heard her story, I asked myself, “What should I do? Which is more urgent: helping my neighbor or renovating my house?” Master Li said:
“The enlightenment that we actually refer to is a matter of whether in the course of cultivation practice one can enlighten to and accept the Fa taught by the master or the Tao taught by the Taoist master, whether one can treat oneself as a practitioner upon encountering tribulations, and whether one can adhere to the Fa while practicing cultivation.” (Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)
I knew Master was reminding me what to do.
I told my neighbor, “I'm going to stop working on my house. I want you to take this 10,000 yuan so your son can have the operation he needs.” She held my hands and tears fell from her eyes. She exclaimed, “You are so kind!”
She told me how she had tried to borrow money, making many phone calls to her relatives and friends, some of whom she had helped in the past. She explained her grandson's situation to them and expressed her hope that they would lend her something for the emergency. But she got the same answer each time—that they had no money to lend to her. She said that she was so worried and disappointed that she had decided never to trust anyone again.
Then she explained that she had not approached me, because she knew we had none to spare. With tears in her eyes she thanked me again and again.
I said, “You know I practice Falun Dafa. Our master—Master Li—teaches us to be good people, to think of others first. You can thank him.” Then she said, “Thank you, Master Li, thank you, Master Li! Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
My Neighbor Tells Others That Falun Dafa Is Good
After I loaned her the money, whenever she went out anywhere she would tell people about Falun Dafa. She told me that when she went to visit her hometown, she heard people saying bad things about Falun Dafa in the village shop. They had been influenced by the Chinese Communist Party and didn't know the truth. She said, “Falun Dafa is not what you think.”
She told them the truth about Falun Dafa and that the “Tiananmen Self-immolation” on TV was fabricated to deceive people. She told them, “I know people who practice Falun Dafa. They treat everyone with respect. They are considerate of others, always putting others first. They are all good people and I admire and trust them.” She talked and talked, and in the end, everyone there understood the truth and knew that Falun Dafa is good. She told everyone to remember, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
I was touched to hear that and said, “Thank you. You have clarified the truth about Falun Dafa for us. You are a good neighbor!”
Since then, she has become more cheerful, and compassionate. She is enthusiastic and nice to everyone and loves to help others. She works in the neighborhood, and many of her colleagues visit her home. I take these opportunities to tell them the truth about Dafa and to persuade them to withdraw from the CCP. She often helps me by telling them, “My neighbor is a Falun Dafa practitioner, and Falun Dafa practitioners are all good people. You should quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations and you will be blessed.”
Now my neighbor is healthy and happy. She continues to tell people that she has a good neighbor who practices Falun Dafa and that she wants to treat everyone as sincerely as a Falun Dafa practitioner does.