Clarifying the Truth in My Daily Life
(Minghui.org) I was fired from my workplace after former Chinese Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) on July 20, 1999. After that, I opened a small restaurant near my home. My restaurant is popular because I provide healthy and good food and am known to be honest and trustworthy.
When customers are having their meal or a cup of tea, I chat with them and tell them about Dafa. When they ask questions, I will clear up misunderstandings with wisdom given by Dafa. This way, numerous people have quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations.
My family’s economic income has not been affected by the loss of my job. Instead, we are actually receiving more income. I remembered what Master said: “If something is yours, you will not lose it. If something is not yours, you will not have it even if you fight for it.” (Lecture Seven, Zhuan Falun)
Dafa not only makes people become kind but also teaches me how to be a good person. With Dafa’s guidance, the business of my restaurant has always been the best among the four restaurants on my street. In fact, Master has brought people with predestined relationships to me so they can learn about Dafa.
Responding to Wrongdoing With Compassion
Once I was told that the chef had stolen something from the restaurant and taken it home. I did not say anything. After two days, I found a suitable time to chat with the chef. I asked him, “Have you had any difficulties at home? If you have, I will give you a hand.” He answered: “No.”
Then, I said, “I enjoyed gaining extra advantage by unfair means before I studied Dafa. Whenever I wasn’t seen, I would take something away from others. Now I am learning Dafa, which taught me right from wrong.”
“I now know people’s conscience and morality are the most important. Money is only a part of life, which you can’t bring with you at birth or take with you when you die.”
“From Dafa, I have learned that when you take other people’s things, you will, in fact, give very valuable virtue to others, and then you will suffer more losses. Now, with the atheist worldview, we don’t know what is really good and what is really bad. Although Dafa and Dafa practitioners are still suffering from the persecution, whoever wants to be a good person by following Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in Dafa will benefit from Dafa.”
Finally, the chef shed tears and realized that what I said was for his benefit. He admitted that he was wrong for having stolen something from the restaurant. He also asked me for a copy of Zhuan Falun.
Clarifying the Facts Patiently
My sister-in-law and I opened a specialty shop in 2014. When people from other parts of the city shop at the store, I first clarify the facts of Dafa to them and then give them software that can be used to visit websites that are blocked in China. When locals come, I try to tell them about Dafa and give them informational materials if they accept them.
A 70-year-old woman lives in my neighborhood. When I first talked to her about Dafa, she did not want to hear it and said, “Don’t tell me your stories. I won’t listen to you. If you tell me again, I will call the police to arrest you.” As I knew she lived nearby and I would run into her often, I was not anxious to keep talking about it.
When she later came back to shop, I started to chat with her: “You look very well at your age.” She responded: “No, not very well. I have diabetes, which causes problems when I eat anything. And I don’t have good teeth either.”
“Auntie,” I said, “if a person wants to be in good health, it is very important to have a good state of mind.” She told me that she spent half of her income on medicine and that her husband had health problems too.
“Every medicine has its side effects,” I said. “In our 5,000-year-old Chinese culture, we were taught to do good deeds and to value virtue. Good is rewarded, and evil is punished.”
I continued, “The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) teaches atheism and makes people suffer by fighting against heaven and earth. It has launched one movement after another, like the Cultural Revolution. Now it’s persecuting Falun Gong.”
“Its movements have killed many people. If someone says the Party is good, they are actually helping it to kill people. By doing so, they will bring disaster to themselves.”
I also told her, “I was diagnosed with rectal cancer by three hospitals. Then, I had a bacterial infection that couldn’t be cured by Beijing Cancer Hospital. I returned home and took Chinese and Western medicine, none of which helped. Since I started practicing Falun Dafa, my health has been restored without spending a penny or taking medicine.”
“When you joined the CCP, you made a vow that you would give your life to the Party by fighting for communism until you die. Since you made a vow, you will have to take responsibility for the Party’s crimes. We ask people to quit the CCP to erase their vows. This has nothing to do with politics.”
“When you go home, if you have time, please recite ‘Falun Dafa is good’ and ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ Your health will improve.”
The woman left without saying anything.
After a few days, she came back and asked, “What did you ask me to recite?” I told her the phrases and gave her a keepsake marked with the words, which she accepted.
I remember what Master said:
“Also, with those people that you run into by chance, who you run into in daily life, and the people you run into at work, you should all clarify the truth to them. Even when in your daily life you pass by people so quickly that you don't have a chance to talk to them, you should still leave them with your compassion and kindness. Don't lose those who should be saved, especially those with predestined connections. Actually, a lot of Dafa disciples say when they're clarifying the truth, "I'm going to go clarify the truth now," as if at that moment they're going to clarify the truth, but they don't clarify the truth normally. Saving beings should permeate every single aspect of your daily lives at this time. If you can all understand and really see its importance, I think you'll probably save more beings.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IV)
Wherever I go, I clarify the truth to people so that I can save more people with predestined relationships.