Saving People with Compassion and Righteous Thoughts
(Minghui.org) Before practicing Falun Dafa, I was not good at communicating with others, and I didn’t want to do so. I was narrow-minded, quick to anger, and suffered from various diseases. Falun Dafa helped me change all of this.
After I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1998, I conducted myself according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. My body was quickly purified and free of illness. I came to understand the meaning of life and became cheerful and tolerant. I feel that my outlook on life and the world has changed a lot. Life is pleasant, and I always smile.
Cultivating Myself at Work and Validating Dafa
I am retired now. However, I used to work at a foreign trade company, and was practicing Falun Dafa at that time. I was thus responsible in my job and willing to help others. I went to work early and left late, and I worked very hard.
Our office director was a very strong-minded person, who was very capable and spoke quickly. But she was short-tempered and could not tolerate any mistakes. Her words were very biting, and most people couldn’t tolerate her attitude. At the beginning, I was able to endure the situation with her, and supported her work. Later, her speech became more and more unpleasant. She mocked and agitated me in public. I got very upset and endured grievously.
Based on the Fa, I knew that nothing was accidental and that I needed to look inward. I then found many human attachments, such as vanity, arguing, defensiveness, feeling wronged, not letting others criticize me, fear of losing face, and so on. Moreover, I was not considerate and didn’t think about the problem from her perspective. We only looked at each other’s weaknesses, criticized each other’s faults, and so on.
After I discovered this, I was no longer entangled and angry. But I was not really relaxed and still felt a bit awkward, indicating that I had not completely let go, and that there were bad substances that had not been removed. Looking inward further, I found that I still had attachments, such as fear of being hurt, being very cautious when dealing with people, and generally protecting myself. And I was not compassionate enough.
So I studied the Fa more and maintained strong righteous thoughts to get rid of these attachments. When I understood the Fa principles more clearly and cultivated myself, I had more compassion and could be more positive when looking at problems. When I compared my shortcomings with her strengths, I really realized my own gap. I should learn from her, as she was very organized, efficient, conscientious, and responsible. The way she took everything seriously kind of reminded me to fix my deficiencies; it was actually helping me. I should thank her. How could I find my own problem without her stimulating language? When I looked at things according to the Fa and looked inward, I found my problems. My mind was then completely relieved. I felt relaxed and naturally became more tolerant.
The office director and I got along very well later and became very close friends. We trusted each other and supported each other. Looking inward, is truly a magic tool for solving problems! It is a magical tool for cultivation! I felt the mystery and happiness of cultivation in my heart.
I also got along with the other colleagues due to my having a good attitude cultivated from Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I actively helped others, regardless of how hard the work was, and I tolerated their shortcomings and mistakes. I always looked at their strengths, and praised and encouraged them. They all knew that I practiced Falun Dafa, and trusted me. They all agreed that “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
One young employee was criticized by the director because she made mistakes at work. She was not happy and wanted to quit. I comforted her and told her that I should also take some of the responsibility since I didn’t check her work. I then showed her how to deal with the problems the next time. I also affirmed what she was doing well in her work, recognized her efforts, and encouraged her to continue to work hard. She smiled and accepted my suggestion and continued to stay in the job. Her negative emotions disappeared. Instead, she worked harder and was more active and responsible.
An elderly female employee in the company had a short temper and spoke with sarcasm. She was very picky at work and said harsh things. She gave the director a headache. I put the beauty of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance into action—tolerating her shortcomings, looking at her strengths, and actively helping her solve problems.
One day things were not going well at work for the elderly employee, so she said some angry words. I was not moved by her words, and instead tried to calm her and asked her not to get mad. I offered her help, and the problem was resolved quickly. By lunch, she apologized to me for her bad temper, and promised to learn from me in the future. From time to time, I told her how I had benefited and changed since I began practicing Falun Dafa. She accepted what I said, and her mindset gradually changed. Her resentment shrank, and her face became full of kindness. I practiced Falun Dafa in the meeting room during lunch, and she often practiced with me. She also read the truth-clarification materials I gave her. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance was changing her.
I worked at this company for over 20 years, and met many young people with various personalities. They tended to change jobs more often. I treated any new employees the same way. By the time they left the company, they all understood the truth about Dafa and quit the Chinese Community Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
I realized that when I cultivate myself, ordinary people can feel the beauty of Dafa, and will be motivated to be better. This is the power of Dafa, and Master’s compassion!
Saving Sentient Beings with Compassion and Righteous Thoughts
I benefited a lot from Dafa cultivation. I became healthy, kind, and compassionate. I also became well aware of the historical mission that I shoulder. With such a responsibility and righteous thoughts from Dafa, I am validating Dafa and clarifying the truth to predestined people.
I always smile and naturally greet others kindly when clarifying the truth face to face. I sometimes observe the other party to find the right topic to start a conversation, and sometimes treat the other party as if they were family. Just a few words can of often start a conversation, and I then clarify the truth wisely and flexibly and persuade them to quit the CCP.
For example, one day I went to the town center park at around 1:00 p.m. An elderly man was walking toward me from not far away. I smiled and greeted him. I asked him why he came to park during the afternoon nap time. He said he came to bask in the sun. Then I said, “Sir, you must be a cultivated scholar, you're not like most people. What do you do for work?” He said he worked in a research institute.
I immediately said, “Our traditional Chinese culture speaks about ‘the appearance stems from the mind,’ which is true. This phrase ‘the appearance stems from the mind’ is confirmed by you. That is, your inner cultivation and your knowledge can be expressed in your face and appearance. You are a respectable scholar.” He was very glad to hear this.
I continued, “There is another saying in traditional Chinese culture, ‘With righteous spirits inside, a person’s body will be spared from the evil’s interference.’ This is from the Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic. You can see that the current pandemic is a disaster caused by human moral corruption.” The old man nodded and agreed with me.
I said, “If a person does too many bad things, he will receive retribution. If a political party does too many bad things, or if a country’s evil spirit is too large, it will be punished and eliminated by Heaven. But the standards of good and bad are not set by the Communist Party. They are measured by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Falun Dafa has now spread to more than 100 countries and regions in the world, and it has received much praise and recognition. Yet it is suppressed only in China. The morality of the Chinese people has been corrupted, and there is no longer any division between good and evil. This will bring disaster. The pandemic has actually killed many people, but the Communist Party has concealed the truth. It must be punished for the bad things it has done, and its members must be implicated. Have you ever joined the party?”
He said he was a Party member. I suggested that he quickly abolish that poisonous oath and quit the CCP, and no longer dedicate his life to it; this is the only way can he survive any disaster. I suggested that he quit the CCP with the name “Dafu.” He gladly accepted it and quit.
Another day, I met a lady pushing a shopping cart at the supermarket exit. Her cart was full of food items. I volunteered to help her when I saw that she was by herself. I talked to her while helping her pick up the grocery bags, “Auntie, you seem kind and considerate. You buy so many things for your family. You must be in very good health.”
She told me she actually has various diseases. I told her I used to suffer with various diseases, but they all disappeared without taking any medicine after I practiced Falun Dafa. She was very surprised.
I said, “Practicing Falun Dafa is to be a good person by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. It also has wonderful health benefits. Falun Dafa has been spread to over 100 countries, yet it is persecuted in China. There are many kind Falun Dafa practitioners who are detained, and the CCP even harvests their organs while still alive, for profit. The CCP has really lost all conscience. The persecution of Falun Dafa will be punished by Heaven. Those who have joined the CCP will be implicated. Have you ever joined the Party?”
She said that she had. I advised her to quickly quit the CCP and not to sacrifice everything for it, as Lord Buddha looks at people’s hearts, and one’s life will be blessed by Lord Buddha. When there is disaster among human beings, if people sincerely recite, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” they will be safe.
She said, “You look like a kind person, too. And you must be doing this for my benefit.”
I asked her to tell her family about quitting the CCP, so they will also be blessed by Heaven. She thanked me.
I am very fortunate to obtain the most precious Buddha Fa in this world. It renewed my life. Thank you Master for your boundless grace.