(Minghui.org) I’m the purchasing agent for our company, and I often have a hard time buying goods. Fortunately, I’ve found a way to solve the problem, and that is to follow the teachings of Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa).

Purchasing goods is part of my responsibility at work, and I frequently encounter challenges when dealing with suppliers. For example, the suppliers may have delivered the wrong order, or the quality of their goods didn’t meet our requirements. They wouldn’t let me select the merchandise beforehand, saying if I took all the good merchandise, there wouldn’t be anything left for them to sell. In addition, they frequently increase their prices, which in turn increases our costs and affects our sales.

I accept their unreasonable demands, regardless. For example, I wanted the color of the merchandise to be black, but I was fine with blue if that was what they gave me. If I needed a thin one, and they forced me to take a thick one, I also accepted it. I bought their goods even when they increased the price by 50 percent. When they didn’t let me go upstairs to select the merchandise, I went downstairs to buy whatever was available. I put the suppliers’ needs first, and let them benefit!

One day a store owner said to me, “I find it strange that you don’t get upset when I make trouble for you. Why is that?”

I smiled and responded from a Dafa practitioner’s perspective, “Why should I be upset? You are helping me get rid of karma and are giving me virtue. I couldn’t be happier!” And I shared Master’s teaching with her:

Master said,

“When another person takes advantage of you he or she will give you virtue. At the same time that the person is taking advantage of you, you indeed are enduring hardship, and your karma is eliminated, which in turn produces virtue.” (Teachings at the Conference in Houston)

Both she and her husband looked at me dumbfounded. “Are we giving you virtue, and helping you eliminate karma?” she asked. They understood the concept because they are Buddhists.

The wife wanted to have an operation to get rid of her knee pain, but her husband didn’t want her to. They asked if Dafa could help them, so I taught her to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”

Later on, she told that the situation at work and in her life had changed dramatically. She was no longer bothered by her previous problems. She said, “My knees made a couple of loud sounds one morning and woke me up, and they felt much better after I got up. If I didn’t get out of the bed that morning, Master Li probably could have healed my knees!” She said her husband stopped verbally abusing her after she began to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” on a daily basis.

I suggested that she read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, to truly understand the practice, and to return to one’s true self. Thus, she got a copy of Zhuan Falun.

From this experience, I discovered how to handle karma and resolve problems. I learned to establish good communication channels with suppliers, and I no longer focus on pursuing self interest. All I have to do is follow Master’s teachings, search inward, and assimilate to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance!