Choosing to Be Good
(Minghui.org) There are all types of people in society. However, experience has shown me that, deep inside, every person wishes to be honest and kind.
I went to my old house one day that had been vacant for a long time. I noticed some pieces of metal in the yard disappeared and there were few pears on the tree. “Maybe a thief came,” I thought, but I didn't think more about it.
I returned to my old house a few days later. This time, I was startled to see the door had been pried open and all the metal fixtures and other things inside the house were gone. Several branches had also been broken on the pear tree.
Obviously, the thief returned and took the metal to recycle for money and ate some pears. I thought, “Does this person need help?”
As a Falun Dafa practitioner I knew I should put others first, and wondered how I could help him.
I found a piece of paper and wrote,
“Friend, if you need money for medical bills or for your child's tuition, please tell me and I will try my best to help you. Falun Dafa teaches us to be good people.
Please remember 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good'. Your future will be brighter.
Please write down what you need. I also left some money for you. Please take the envelope.”
I put 130 yuan in an envelope and put the paper and envelope near the place the person had broken into. I then put a flyer which introduced Falun Dafa and a Falun Dafa symbol under the paper.
I returned to the old house the following week. The envelope was gone but no message was left.
The house was there for five years, but nothing else was removed. I think the person found his kind nature and decided to be a good person and stop stealing.
I thought about my life and I felt so lucky to practice Falun Dafa. The first half of my life was a struggle to survive. However, my life completely changed after I met Master Li (the founder) and started to practice Falun Dafa.
The first few times I read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, I thought it taught people to be kind and honest and I didn't try to mind my behavior. I just loved reading Zhuan Falun, so I read it again and again.
Gradually, I began to understand how to be a good person. My health also improved. The frequent flu and migraines I was plagued with disappeared. Medicine bottles no longer occupied a corner of my desk.
My job is to load and unload trucks at a warehouse. The long-distance drivers' jobs are dangerous and exhausting. I tried my best to make their lives easier. When their documents were ready, I would immediately load or unload for them so they wouldn't have to wait. I tried to provide them with good service to ease their burden and help them drive safer.
When the drivers noticed that I was trying to help them, they offered me cigarettes, money or soft drinks. I always declined their gifts.
Some drivers didn't understand. I explained that Falun Dafa taught me to be a good person. My job is to load and unload for them so I ought to do it well and not expect gifts.
I often gave them Falun Dafa information and told them to remember “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” to safeguard them on their trips.
At first, my co-workers thought I wasn’t very smart or I was putting on an act. So I told them about Falun Dafa, karmic retribution and the importance of being moral and virtuous.
After some time, my coworkers realized that Falun Dafa practitioners have a higher moral standard. My righteous behavior and Falun Dafa's positive energy also improved our work environment. You now seldom hear any bad language or see any low behavior.
After practicing Falun Dafa for twelve years, I look younger than most people my age. I have not taken a single pill or spent a penny on medical bills for 12 years. My friends think it's amazing!
I suddenly realized that by choosing to practice Falun Dafa you are choosing health, beauty and a high moral standard.