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Falun Dafa Taught Me To Live a Righteous Life

Nov. 2, 2020 |   By Xiyuan, a Falun Dafa practitioner in Hebei Province, China

(Minghui.org) I feel so insignificant amidst the sacred Buddha radiance of Falun Dafa. Yet, I can still validate Dafa’s nobility and beauty in the trivial matters along my cultivation path.

I retired recently. The department I previously worked for was full of people with low moral standards, attracted to fame and gain. In addition, the company’s lack of true management made taking presents or bribes, and even stealing, normal things.

However, I maintained my xinxing. Not only did I refuse to accept gifts or bribes, I also recorded all the money I collected from our clients and turned it in. The annual collection usually totaled more than my salary, and no one would have known had I pocketed the money.

But many colleagues did just that! I had no ill feelings toward my colleagues for taking the money, but felt sorry for them because they were unknowingly creating karma for themselves.

Some people said I was stupid for not taking advantage of the situation. Sometimes, when I rejected gifts, people commented, “Are you from a different world?”

I think I would be worse than them if it were not for Dafa. I later told them that the reason I acted that way was because I was a Dafa practitioner who follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

Occasionally, a weak thought occurred in me, “Rather than letting them steal the money, why don’t I take some to make Dafa pamphlets to help people?”

But I immediately rejected the thought, as it would amount to desecrating Dafa. Falun Dafa is pure and righteous; any improper elements would be unacceptable.

We save money from our living expenses to help people. The amount may not be much, but it is clean.

Facing Resentment and False Accusations

My mother-in-law lived with me after her husband passed away. We got along well.

My husband’s sister-in-law, however, did not get along with her, and she jumped to conclusions about things and got upset. She would not fight directly with my mother-in-law, but blamed me for her unhappiness by association instead.

She had her daughter, my niece-in-law, come over to my home to make a big fuss. She cried and complained, saying that I had not contacted her mother for two months, without even a phone call.

My niece’s words perplexed me. Not only I did visit her mother twice at her mother’s home in the past two months, I had also visited her mother’s workplace once, and even met with her mother at my job.

I patiently explained this to my niece, but to no avail. The next day, I went to my niece’s home and found that her mother was staying with her. I then visited them again a day later with some gifts. My mother-in-law said to me, “You are remarkable. I would not be able to do that if it was me.”

I replied, “It’s not me. If it was not for the power of Falun Dafa, I would not be able to do it either!”

Facing My Attachment of Fear

Fear lingered within my dimensional field and did not want to go away. On the surface, it was caused by the old forces’ persecution.

It was very difficult for me to tell people the facts about Falun Dafa, face to face. The local coordinator asked some practitioners from the neighboring counties, who did well in talking to people, to help us, and invited me to join their team.

I asked myself, “Do I want to continue to keep my fear? Or, do I want to give it up and help people?” I decided to do the latter. With this thought, I stepped forward and overcame my fear. The practitioners from the neighboring counties were very helpful.

They were kind and intelligent. They prepared maps and planned routes beforehand, provided walkie-talkies or cell phones for elderly practitioners, and assembled the materials to be distributed.

We sent forth righteous thoughts on the road and divided into small groups to cover different villages or areas.

The driver usually parked the car at the entrance of the village and waited while sending forth righteous thoughts. When he spotted patrol cars or suspicious people around, he quickly picked us up and we drove to another village.

In the villages, we told people the facts about Falun Dafa face to face and knocked on doors when no one was on the street. We also left materials on the doors if no one was home. This year has been very fruitful.

I believe our being able to tell people the facts about Dafa amidst the persecution demonstrates the great benevolence of Dafa.

People need to hear: Falun Dafa is a Buddha law. It was wrongly accused. Please choose kindness and support righteousness. You will be safe if you quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliates.

I am thankful I joined Dafa cultivation and found the right direction for my life. No matter what happens, I will remain unwavering in my faith.