(Minghui.org) There are some ancient sayings, such as, “A household that accumulates kindness and virtue will surely be blessed with wealth and happiness,” and “There is cause and effect in everything one does, and it will impact one’s children and grandchildren in the future if not the person right now,” as well as, “God blesses kindness, and those who do good deeds are the most blessed and protected by God.
An instance recorded in Taishang Ganying Pian (Treatise on Response and Retribution), a Taoist book from the Song Dynasty, tells such a story:
Zhu Ran was a native of Sha County in Yanping during the Northern Song Dynasty. He lived a thrifty life, but whenever there was a famine, he always offered relief to people by making porridge for them. Thanks to his kindness, more than ten thousand people survived starvation over the years.
He was later blessed with a son, who was very smart and eager to learn. His son also went to take the highest imperial examination in the capital city.
Before the list of successful candidates was released in spring, many local villagers dreamed that messengers in yellow clothes holding the notification for “Number One Scholar” came to Zhu Ran’s house, with four big characters “Reward for Offering Porridge.”
When the list of successful candidates was duly released, Zhu Ran’s son indeed came first in the imperial examination and was conferred the title “Number One Scholar.”
In today’s society, there are also cases of good deeds being rewarded with good. Below are three such stories told by three Falun Dafa practitioners.
Chronic Ailments Gone after Speaking Up
Ms. Zhang, in her 60s, lives in a village in Mengying City, Shandong Province. She had back pain for many years. Her back was also covered with small bumps that itched and hurt.
Ms. Zhang’s neighbors, a middle-aged couple, were fined a huge amount because the wife practiced Falun Dafa. The husband thus often got angry at his wife. His voice was so loud that Ms. Zhang always heard it very clearly. She wanted to help but didn’t know what to do.
One day the husband started yelling at his wife again. Ms. Zhang couldn’t stand it any longer and went to their house. By then, the wife had left to work in the family’s fields.
Ms. Zhang said to the husband kindly, “Please calm down and listen to me. It is not good for you to abuse your wife in front of your grown children. Think about how poor her health used to be—she couldn’t even do simple household chores. But now look at her. After she started practicing Falun Dafa, she regained her health and can do all the housework plus work in the fields.”
The husband still grumbled, “How can I not be angry? A whole year of hard work will not be enough to pay off her fine.”
Ms. Zhang continued, “But that was not your wife’s fault. It is the authorities extorting money from innocent people. Think about it. Since your wife has practiced Falun Dafa, she’s never talked back when insulted or hit back when attacked, right? And with all her illnesses gone, have you thought about how much money she has saved for you? Look at me. I have spent so much on treatments for so many years, but I’ve not improved at all. I might as well have thrown my money away.”
Ms. Zhang’s heartfelt words made the husband speechless. He was no longer that mad at his wife. As Ms. Zhang was talking, she straightened her back without realizing it. After she returned home, all the itchy and painful bumps down her back were gone.
Both happy and confused, she went to ask the wife if she knew what had happened. The wife smiled and said, “I was wondering why my husband suddenly changed his attitude. Thank you so much! What happened to you is no surprise. Despite the persecution, you have the courage to speak up for a Falun Dafa practitioner in this situation, so you have been blessed.”
The older woman couldn’t help but exclaim, “Falun Dafa is so amazing!”
The news that Ms. Zhang was cured after speaking up for a Falun Dafa practitioner quickly spread throughout the village.
Neighbor Blessed for Supporting Dafa
A group of police officers attempted to arrest me shortly after the onset of the persecution in 1999. Unable to find me, they asked my neighbors about me.
One of my neighbors, an elderly woman, walked up to the police and said, “Why do you arrest Falun Dafa practitioners? They are all very kind people, every one of them.” The police then left.
In 2009, a practitioner was tortured to death in the local prison, yet the authorities claimed he died naturally. Our local practitioners started a petition drive to seek justice for him. After my neighbor heard about the petition, she and her entire family signed it.
When my husband was arrested in 2017 after being reported for distributing Falun Dafa materials, my neighbor again signed the petition to demand his release. She also offered to go with me to the police station to seek justice.
Because of her and her family's righteous support, both her sons got married without having to spend a fortune (in China, it is customary for the groom’s family to pay a large sum of money to his bride’s family). They later each had a son to carry on the family name.
A few years ago, my neighbor, her husband, and her second son were working to dismantle their old house, when a wall suddenly collapsed and covered her husband underneath. As the wall was large, they couldn’t locate him, or hear any response from him when they called his name.
She remembered that I told her to recite the phrases “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” in times of danger. She then sat down and began to recite it. The next second, her husband asked for help. Without any tool, her son easily tore open three layers of thick plastic sheeting and rescued his father, who wasn’t injured at all. They were grateful to Dafa’s Master for saving his life.
Blessed with a Grandson for Protecting Two Falun Dafa Practitioners
The daughter-in-law of villager Xiu Jin had trouble getting pregnant again after having a baby girl. They saw many doctors but to no avail.
Xiu Jin was making a winter jacket for her granddaughter in late 2016 when several village officials came over and asked her if she saw two Falun Dafa practitioners. She said no.
After the officials left, her daughter-in-law told her that the two practitioners were hiding in their home. The practitioners told Xiu Jin that they were distributing some informational materials in the village, when the officials saw them. They asked to stay for a bit longer until “the coast is clear.”
The two practitioners then clarified the facts about Falun Dafa to Xiu Jin and her daughter-in-law. They talked about the staged the Tiananmen self-immolation hoax aimed at demonizing Falun Dafa practitioners, and the horrific crimes of forced organ harvesting from living practitioners. Xiu Jin thus understood why Falun Dafa practitioners always urged people to quit the Party, as it was truly saving their lives and preventing them from going down with the Party.
Xiu Jin offered a ride to the two practitioners and dropped them off at the entrance of the village.
One month later, the two practitioners returned and gave her some new year’s paintings themed with cherubs. Xiu Jin liked it a lot and put one in her daughter-in-law’s room.
After the new year, her daughter-in-law became pregnant and later gave birth to a baby boy.
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