(Minghui.org) In China today, where most people go after money and fame, Falun Dafa practitioners stay unmoved and live by the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. They work hard and earn people’s respect. Below are three such examples.
My name is Zi Niu and I am in my 50s. I started practicing Falun Dafa in March 1999 and have followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance ever since. I would like to share a story of how my character improved.
I like to collect stones. A friend bought a pile of small stones in 2008, picked one up at random, and gave it to me. I was very pleased. As I looked it over, I realized that it was actually a rare stone worth over 10,000 yuan. I was thrilled! But I realized immediately that, as a Dafa practitioner, I should hold myself to a high standard, so I returned the stone to its owner.
When I returned the stone to my friend, he was very surprised that I hadn’t kept it for myself. “Wow, there are still honest people like you nowadays!” he said.
I work as a janitor. A retired woman once asked me if I knew of an opening for a janitor where I worked. I told her that two janitors usually paired up. She said, “If your partner does not work hard, everything will fall on you.” I said, “I don’t mind. I have worked here for many years. If someone does not do enough, I will cover for them. I am a Falun Dafa practitioner.”
The woman said, “I know quite a few Falun Dafa practitioners. They are all very kind. If I were the boss, I would hire Falun Dafa practitioners.” I persuaded her to withdraw from the CCP, so she wouldn’t be associated with this authoritarian regime anymore. She agreed.
I met another woman in her 80s. She told me that she had seen me doing the cleaning for years. “I have very good impression of you because I feel you are very kind.”
I told her about my faith in Falun Dafa. She said, “I know.” She also agreed to quit the Young Pioneers when I encouraged her to.
Another time, I met Mr. Li, in his 90s, who’d retired from the place where I work. I advised him to repeat the phrases “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He said, “Yes, I say them every day. That’s the reason why I am so healthy at the age of 90.” Then he said, “It will be Master Li’s birthday in a few days. Will you work that day?” I was so happy that he remembered Master’s birthday.
I was running an errand in July 2021 when two salespeople stopped me and handed me flyers about purchasing massage packages, 10 yuan per massage.
I told them that I practiced Falun Dafa and was very healthy so I did not need a massage. They ignored what I said and tried to sell me their bathing packages, too. I wanted to give them an opportunity to learn more about Falun Dafa, so I bought a coupon from them and told how my atrophied muscles, gastritis, and rhinitis were all cured by practicing Falun Dafa.
Then they tried to sell me coupons for facials! I told them that, although I was in my 60s, I did not have many wrinkles on my face. “It is not easy to make money nowadays. To support you and help you reach your quota, I will buy another coupon from you.”
As I turned to leave, they decided to return my money to me. Perhaps they were touched that I was so considerate of them.