Falun Dafa Teaches Me to Be a Good Person
(Minghui.org) When I was young, I could not raise my arms and had a hard time writing and even brushing my hair due to a severe shoulder condition. I suffered from cataracts, cysts, and stomach problems.
But after I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1998, Master purified my body. I am 74 years old now, am healthy and content, and have a happy family. All these years, I have always hoped that more people could understand the truth about Dafa and have a great future.
In August, I met a man in his 60s and told him that Falun Dafa teaches people to be good. He said, “Where can you a find good person these days?”
I smiled and said, “I follow the principles that Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, teaches. Whenever I meet someone in difficulty or facing a challenge, I always offer my help. All Falun Dafa practitioners do this. We all follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
“Dafa improved my moral standards and taught me to be a good person in all circumstances. Nowadays, many people refrain from helping strangers, having heard too many stories of good samaritans being blamed and having to bear the financial responsibility for the injured people they tried to help. But as a Dafa practitioner, I have to uphold the universal values, no matter how society has changed.” I then told him a few of my experiences.
At about 9:00 p.m. one night about ten years ago, I saw a boy about 13 or 14 years old lying on the sidewalk with his head out in the street. The passersby all seemed to be ignoring him.
I tried to rouse him, but he didn’t respond. I shook him and noticed he was still warm. So I continued to try and also said to him, “Say, ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’” The boy still didn’t move. I begged Master to save him. About five minutes later, he opened his eyes. I pulled him up and asked him where he lived, and for his parents’ phone number. He did not say a word. After I gave him a Falun Dafa keepsake, he stood up, got on his bike, and left.
Another time, I saw a crowd surrounding an older man who’d fallen down in the street. Someone called for an ambulance, but it never came. I was worried about him, so I attempted to wake him up. He finally came to and I helped him sit up and brought him his shoes. I also offered to take him home. He said he would try to make it himself. So I watched him cross the street to make sure he was safe.
Just as my friend and I were about to head home late one afternoon, a woman jumped into a river, trying to kill herself. She was saved by some kind-hearted people. We saw her sitting under a tree, shivering. Her lips had turned purple. I went up to her and offered to walk with her to get some sun so her clothes would dry. After walking for a while, she looked much better. I comforted her and encouraged her to stay strong no matter how hard her life seemed. She was very moved and said, “Thank you for your concern! I will, I will stay strong.”
At the bank, the teller mistakenly printed 50,000 yuan instead of 5,000 yuan on my deposit slip. I pointed out her error so she could correct it. Another time, a bank teller gave me 80 yuan more that he was supposed to, and I returned the excess to him. A person next to me said, “Why didn’t you just take it?” I said, “I practice Falun Dafa and live by Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Master Li asks us to be considerate of others, and we do not take what does not belong to us.”
After the man heard my stories, he said, “Falun Dafa practitioners indeed are good. They are the hope of mankind, and our role models.” He agreed to quit the Chinese Communist Party and chose a bright future for himself.