I lost my mother when I was four. Raised by my stepmother, I never got enough to eat or had warm clothes, and I developed severe stomach problems. I visited a doctor many times. Eventually he told me that I might end up with stomach cancer. Besides the stomach pain, I had terrible migraines. When I had a migraine attack, it felt like my head was about to explode.
I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996 and strictly followed the teaching of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in everyday life. I looked inside for my problems when a conflict arose and constantly sought to improve myself. In time all my health problems disappeared.
The following are a few examples of how I’ve done the right thing because I practice Falun Dafa.
Returning a Lost Color Television
I am a taxi driver. On the road one day I saw a large color television fall off a truck. The driver didn’t notice and went on. The founder of Falun Gong, Master Li Hongzhi, told us that we must always think of others first. I knew that I shouldn’t be greedy and take what wasn’t mine. So I put the television in my car, caught up with the truck, and returned it. It wasn’t until then that the driver realised that he had lost not one but three TVs along the way.
The driver was very grateful and he thanked me profusely. When I told him that I did it because I practice Falun Dafa, he also thanked Master Li. He told me that if it weren’t for my action, his employer would have deducted the cost of the television sets from his pay, which would cost him several months’ salary.
Saving a Person in Trouble
I once saw an elderly man lying in a pool of blood in the street while cars just drove around him as if nothing had happened. No one wanted to help, and I knew that they simply didn’t want to get into trouble. In this morally degenerate society, the injured often accuse the person who helps and demands financial compensation.
I knew I couldn’t pretend that I didn’t see him. I helped the man into my car and drove him to the city hospital. When Langfang Television reported on this incident, they commented, “So many cars, including municipal vehicles, drove around the man, and no one stopped. Only a taxi driver offered to help. This is a sign of just how morally irresponsible society is today.”
Returning a Lost Purse
A purse was left in my car in November 2002, and the cash and other valuables inside added up to 200,000 yuan (about US$30,000). I remembered that Master told us to think of others first and realised how upset the owner must be.
I stopped taking customers and drove straight to the address on the ID. The owner was so touched. “I didn’t expect to ever see my purse again,” she said. “Nowadays you’re lucky if you don’t get robbed, let alone having what you’ve lost returned to you intact.” She wanted to give me a cash reward or buy me a meal, but I turned her down and told her that a Falun Dafa practitioner would not take money he didn’t earn and that she should thank Master Li for what I did.
The owner sent a banner to my company in honour of what I did, and it made the news again. At the time I was experiencing financial difficulties. If I had taken the money I’d found to pay my loans, who would have known?
Falun Dafa is truly good because it teaches us to always take the high road, be honest, and do the right thing.