(Minghui.org) I sell fruit in a market and many customers come to my stand every day. Some returning customers often tell me, “You are getting younger and prettier.” I knew this was that I practice of Falun Dafa..
“I’m happy every time I see you”
As a Falun Dafa practitioner, we follow truthfullness, compassion and tolerance. I dress neatly and politely greet every customer, “How are you? What kind of fruit would you like? Let me help you pick some good ones.” I put myself in their shoes and help them find the best deal.
Many customers tell me, “You are so kind and I feel at home here. I’m happy every time I see you.” I then take the opportunity to clarify the truth to them.
Sometimes when I’m very busy and can’t chat before they leave, I always say, “I’ll welcome you back next time!” In my mind, I tell them, “You came here to learn the truth and be awakened. Please come back so I can tell you the true situation!”
Some regular customers like to visit my stand and chat for a while even though they aren’t buying anything. They say they feel at ease here and cheer up after chatting with me.
When a typhoon was forecast a lot of people hurried to the market, and the lines were long. A well-dressed lady bought two kinds of fruit, totaling 26 yuan (AUD $5). When she took out her phone to scan the code her battery was depleted. She asked me for a charger, but mine did not fit her phone.
She said, “What should I do? I was going to buy some vegetables too!” I asked her, “How much do you need?” She said, “About 60 to 70 yuan.” I took out a one-hundred-yuan bill (AUD $22) and handed it to her, “Hurry up and buy your vegetables!” She said, “How can I take it? You and I just met for the first time.”
Behind her, some regular customers either shook their heads or waved their hands trying to stop me. I said, “It’s okay. Go buy your vegetables. Hurry before the typhoon comes.” She said, “I’ll leave you my phone number.” I said, “No, no need.” She said, “Then please just give me 74 yuan, deducting the fruit.” I said, “Are you sure?” She said yes.
After she left, the regular customers said, “You are too careless. How many people are trustworthy nowadays? You won’t be able to find her if she doesn’t bring the money back. Not everyone is like you!” I said with a smile, “Don’t think so badly of people.”
She returned a few days later and gave me the money. She asked, “Why are you so kind?” I told her I am a practitioner of Falun Dafa. Her eyes lit up, and I continued, “Everyone who practices Falun Dafa would do the same for you.” I clarified the truth about Falun Dafa to her until she fully understood the facts and quit the Communist Party and its affiliated organisations.
From a Sad to a Happy Face
One lady in her 40s always looked sad. At first, she left as soon as she bought the fruit. As she came more often, she lingered a little longer at my stand.
One day, when there was no one around, I asked her, “Would you like to sit for a few minutes?” I chatted with her and said, “Life is not easy but it’s short. After a few decades, it’s over. Please don’t take anything too seriously…” She listened and then left without saying anything.
She returned the next day and asked why I was so happy and cheerful. I told her about Falun Dafa and said, “Before I started to practice, I was depressed because I was ill and had no money to treat it. But after I practiced Falun Dafa, I looked at everything from the principles of Falun Dafa and was able to find an answer.” She was not impressed and said, “Perhaps you didn’t encounter as many troubles as I did.”
I learned that her mother was suffering severe depression, her sister had breast cancer, and her husband was having an affair with another woman. She said, “I cannot even kill myself – if I die, who’s going to take care of my mother and sister?”
I said, “You are such a filial person to still think about your mother and sister at the thought of suicide. You have a sense of responsibility.” As soon as I said this she began weeping and said, “You have no idea how hard it is for me to be alive!”
I told her human relations are all about karmic retributions, and everyone is subject to birth, old age, illness, and death. Due to the atheism promoted by the Communist Party, people nowadays have no moral restraints, which led her husband to have an affair, and so on.
She said, “How do you know so much?” I told her, “Falun Dafa has opened my wisdom. Master said,
“Zhen Shan Ren – three sacred words have boundless Fa powers Falun Dafa is good – true thoughts alter all disasters”(“Couplet, The Source of All Fa,” Hong Yin IV)
I said, “When things seem hopeless please say, ‘Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!’”
She later began practicing Falun Dafa. The smile returned to her face. Impressed by her positive changes her sister began to say Falun Dafa is good.
Witnessing her mental and physical changes day by day and how her once sad face turned into a happy one, I said sincerely in my heart, “Thank you, Master!”
I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1996 because I was ill. Due to my poor education level, in the beginning, I did not understand what Master was teaching—but I knew Falun Dafa resolved my illness and I remembered “Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance.” I knew I must follow these principles to conduct myself at all times.
Life went on and before I knew it, it was July 20, 1999. The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) began to persecute Falun Dafa like crazy. I went with other practitioners to Beijing to explain to the government the amazing effects of Falun Dafa in healing and fitness, but I was arrested and persecuted. To date, I have been through detention, brainwashing centres, labor camps, residential surveillance, and so on.
I have not given up practicing Falun Dafa for a moment during these more than twenty years, and I always remind myself to do what Master asks us to do. Every day when I burn incense to Master I ask, “Master, please strengthen my righteous thoughts. I want to share the blessings I received from practicing Falun Dafa with every person I meet.”
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