(Minghui.org) Master taught us:

“But as we have taught, a practitioner should refrain from fighting back and always hold himself to high standards.” (The Fourth Talk, Zhuan Falun)

The following are two stories from my cultivation.

Broken Eggs

My husband and I went shopping at the local supermarket. It was crowded, and with my cart, I bumped into a woman holding eggs, cracking several of them. She began swearing at me.

I apologized, “I am so sorry. I did not mean to bump into you. I will replace your cracked eggs.”

She continued to scold and curse me. I remained calm as I took the eggs from her. The cashier hurried over and offered to replace the eggs, saying, “It was an accident, don't worry about it.”

With a smile I said, “That’s okay, I will pay for these, I don't want to cause you any loss.”

While paying for my groceries the woman was still upset with me, continuing to swear at me. I smiled and said to her that the more she cursed me, the better off I am. She became quiet. 

On our way home my husband complained. He said I was too cowardly. I smiled and said, “This is what Master asks us to do. Master teaches practitioners to not fight back, and to consider others when doing things. Isn't this how I behave at home with you?”

Not Fighting with My Husband

My husband came home from work one day while I was washing the window screens. I used a hose to spray them and then scrubbed them by hand. I was being meticulous, but he thought I was incompetent. He grabbed the hose from me, slapped my head, then pushed me hard while swearing at me for being too slow.

He was still angry as I faced him, unafraid of being hit again. He looked at me, swore some more, and walked away.

A short time later he found me, and in a whisper asked if I was still angry with him. I said, “No, practitioners do not get upset. Moreover, I should thank you from the bottom of my heart.” 

He walked away talking to himself, “Since you began practicing Falun Dafa, I can no longer fight with you.”

Through practicing Dafa, I have let go of my competitive mentality. I no longer argue with others. I manage to not fight back when being hit, not talk back when being cursed. I sincerely thank Master for teaching me tolerance and how to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

Thank you Master!