Living by Falun Dafa’s Principles, I Earned My Employer’s Trust and Respect
(Minghui.org) I have practiced Falun Dafa for 21 years. Master Li (the founder) asks that practitioners follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in their everyday life. And when encountering problems, we must be selfless, patient, and considerate. This state can only be achieved through diligent Fa-study.
I live in an area that grows apples, and every year the farmers hire people to bag the developing fruit [so they don’t get attacked by pests]. I was hired by a fruit farmer in another town to bag apples in May 2015. He employed many people, and we were paid by the amount of work we did. Each person took however many paper bags they thought they could fill and received six cents per bag.
One day, the woman who worked next to me quickly ate her lunch and went back to bagging the apples. When I returned to do the bagging, the woman looked suspicious and said that she had used up all of her bags and had to borrow some of mine. I was surprised by how fast she was able to get the work done. When I picked up my bags, I found more empty ones than before the break. I suddenly understood why she looked nervous.
I reminded myself of Master’s teaching and continued to work without saying anything.
To do the bagging, two people took turns, and everyone wanted a tree that had shorter branches with more fruit. When it was my turn to bag, the same woman rushed over to my tree. I glanced at the tree that she would’ve had to work with when it was her turn—the branches were high and there was not much fruit. I didn’t complain or get angry, but the other workers were upset.
I calmly told them that I practiced Falun Dafa and that my teacher said we should be good people. I wasn’t bothered by her behavior as I could work on any tree. The farmer’s wife said, “People who practice Dafa are different!”
We worked together again the next day. I took a thousand bags and she took two thousand. She took some of my bags and the farmer’s mother-in-law happened to see it and said, “Why are you taking someone else's bags?” The woman said that it was a mistake.
She then told me that she had used 200 of my bags, so I said, “Then give me 200 of yours.” Everyone knew that she was taking advantage of me and didn’t believe that she had bagged 200 apples in that amount of time.
Wherever I went, I never forgot to clarify the truth to my coworkers and employers. I always conducted myself according to the standards of a practitioner. Then when I told people about the goodness of Dafa, they were very receptive.
I was hired by the same fruit farmer again the following year. When his wife saw me, she patted my shoulder and said, “I trust and respect this lady. People who learn Dafa are different!”
I would like to thank Master for his compassionate salvation and allowing me to understand the true meaning of life. I will continue to strive forward on my sacred path during the Fa-rectification period.