Reaching Out to a Neighbor in Need
(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Dafa on June 6, 1998. I am now 64 years old. Before that, I had emphysema and could hardly breathe. I couldn't do any physical work, not even carry two buckets of water. My wife was relegated to doing all the heavy work.
My breathing improved after practicing Falun Dafa for three months. My body continued to recover and I became healthy. Soon I was able to take care of the heavy work, and my wife and children were happy for me.
Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, teaches us to be good people. Besides being a good husband and father, I also helped others in my area. The following is a recent example.
One of my neighbors is in her 90s. She had four sons, but three of them have already passed away. Her remaining son does not take care of her. Her grandchild confiscated her only piece of land and does not even provide her with food. It was difficult for this woman just to get by.
Seeing her need, I gave her nearly a third of my land. Then I helped her to plant, nurture, harvest, and move the produce to her house. She wanted to pay me, but I refused any money, even for the seeds.
She was appreciative and said, “I am so grateful. You are a such a good person!”
“You should thank my master and Dafa,” I replied. “It is because I practice Falun Dafa that I have learned to be a good person. Remember that 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.'” She was overjoyed and repeated the phrases, vowing that she would always remember them.
What I did had a big impact in my village. Some of the villagers exclaimed, “Falun Dafa practitioners are truly outstanding!” My neighbors now like to listen to me tell them the facts about Falun Dafa, and many have quit the Chinese Communist Party. They will have a bright future!