(Minghui.org) One day, a customer came to my salon for a haircut. After I finished cutting his hair, he was making payment when he suddenly said that he had lost 4000 yuan in my salon and claimed that I had picked up his money. I told him, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner who cultivates Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. I would not even pick up money if I saw it lying on the street, much less take money belonging to a customer!
I told him, “Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, told us in Zhuan Falun that we must be considerate of others when we do things and never hurt people. Of course, we cannot steal anything belonging to others. I must abide by my Master’s requirement at all times. Therefore, you can rest assured that if I found your money in my salon I would definitely give it back to you. Perhaps you misplaced or lost it somewhere else. He responded angrily, “I did not misplace my money! I lost it in your salon. If you do not admit to it, I will report you to the police station immediately and let the police come and get you.” I replied, “You can report me if you wish, but I did not take your money.”
Before long, officers from the police station appeared at the salon. After telling them what had happened, I also clarified the truth to them. The customer left the salon in despair. He also no longer insisted that I was the one who picked up his money. Later, he went to his friend’s shop and told him, “I have no money to buy anything today, as the hairstylist at the salon has taken my money.” Sometime later, I went to his friend’s shop to buy something and his friend used all sorts of mean words to defame and insult me. He criticized me as though I was worthless, saying things like “money that you take away from others cannot be spent for a lifetime.”
When I went to the group Fa study one night, I mentioned this matter to a fellow practitioner. The practitioner said that this is a good thing, in that Master has said,
“But often tensions like these won’t count or achieve what they are meant to, or help you to improve if they don’t actually bother you.” (The Fourth Talk, Zhuan Falun)
I immediately understood that I seemed to have let go of this matter on the surface, but actually, I continued to feel very wronged in my heart.
One year later, that customer’s friend told me, “That man who maligned you for taking his money is a swindler. He did not lose any money. He has since been detained by the police department.” His friend apologized to me and said, “I am really sorry for maligning you for such a long time. I am really sorry.” I said, “If not for learning Falun Dafa, I would definitely not have tolerated that man framing me like that. Dafa teaches us to be good people. This is why I am able to treat such a matter in this way. You must also remember that Falun Dafa is a pure cultivation practice. You will get blissful rewards if you recite ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ frequently.”
After retirement, I helped my son to look after his children. However, my daughter-in-law’s mother was jealous about this and would often complain to my daughter-in-law about my misdeeds, nitpicking on my faults. She would blame me when the child caught a cold or would say that I gave the child too much or too little to eat. When the child cried habitually, it was my pampering. Basically, all the bad things were caused by me. She also often used mean words when talking about me, “Kicking you to the ends of the earth would not even relieve my hatred towards you!” The woman also told me that I liked to do things to show off.
After hearing these words, I just could not control my tears. However, I am a Dafa practitioner, how can I argue with her? I thought that if I did not totally let go of this attachment of feeling wronged, I would not be following Master’s teachings and defame Dafa. Therefore, no matter where I go, I must strictly abide by the requirements of Dafa. No matter where I am, I must be a good person.
My daughter-in-law’s attitude towards me has taken a 180-degree turn and she also now agrees with the teachings of Falun Dafa. The tribulation in my family environment is resolved. This is the power of Dafa! I must cultivate diligently and do well in the three things so I can meet the requirements of a cultivator and not let Master Li down.
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