Miserable Saleswoman Learns Falun Dafa and Returns to Health
(Minghui.org) There is a small shop near my home. Only one saleswoman works there from 6:00 a.m. until midnight each day. She is in her 40s.
When I passed the shop, I saw her step up on a stool to put up an advertisement. Her expression was worried and sad.
I asked how she was. She yelled back that I did not understand the problems a business faces and how difficult it is to make money.
I was surprised by her attitude. A passage written by the founder of Falun Dafa, Master Li Hongzhi, appeared in my mind.
Master Li stated,
“That’s because when a conflict comes along, maybe it just pops up out of nowhere, but it doesn’t happen by chance. It’s to improve your character. As long as you see yourself as a practitioner you will be able to handle it well. ” (Zhuan Falun)
I did not let her attitude bother me, and I waited until she got down from the stool. I told her I understood that it is not easy to do business, asked her to take it easy, and reassured her that everything would be fine.
She had dark spots on her face and dark circles around her eyes and was very thin. She was in a bad mood, and I surmised that things were difficult for her.
I did not think it was the right time to tell her about Falun Dafa, so I left.
Master Li also wrote,
“If you always keep a compassionate heart, and a peaceful state of mind, when you run into problems you’ll handle them well because it will give you space as a buffer. If you are always compassionate and friendly to others, if you always consider other people when you do things, and whenever you have issues with other people you first think about whether they can take it or whether it will cause them harm, then you won’t have any problem. So, when you cultivate you should follow high and even higher standards.” (Zhuan Falun)
So, going forward, I decided not to talk about business, as this seemed to upset her. Instead, I bought yogurt at her shop every day. Sometimes I brought her food.
A Life of Misery
Her first husband, who owns the shop, had an affair with their housekeeper. He hit her, and they finally divorced.
Then she moved to a different city and lived with another man for eight years. They borrowed money from a bank to start a business. After she raised money by selling her mother’s house and giving him the money, he disappeared.
Since she could not pay off the bank loan, the police arrested her and forced her to pay them 7,000 yuan. She asked her mother’s family for assistance, but they ignored her.
She had no other choice but to ask her ex-husband for help. He offered her a job at his shop.
Why People Suffer
It was important that she understood the reason for suffering. For example, morality has steadily declined. People no longer believe that if they do something wrong, something equally bad will happen to them.
I told her that as a Falun Dafa practitioner, I follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I am in my 80s, but people think I am in my 60s. I am healthy and in good spirits. Every day I go out to tell people about Falun Dafa and how it is being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party.
The saleswoman was still mired in despair. On one of her worse days, she threw a dirty, greasy cloth at me and told me to wash it for her. I took it home, cleaned it, and returned it.
A New Practitioner
At this point, I gave her some Dafa materials and told her to recite, “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
She did so and also decided to quit the Chinese Communist Party. I gave her a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.
After she had read a Falun Dafa book, she felt something rotating in her stomach so strongly that even her bed shook.
Her stomach pain worsened, and bumps appeared all over her lower body. She scratched some of them and broke the skin. She was also in a lot of pain when she used the bathroom.
I told her that she was paying off her karma from previous wrongdoing. She recovered in a few days.
Changes Help Others Understand Dafa
One day, her ex-husband found the Dafa pamphlets in the shop. He shouted that possessing such materials was against the law, questioned her, and said that he would report her to the police. She did not tell him anything.
Her ex-husband and his current wife then tried to humiliate her, but she did not retaliate and kept telling them about Dafa.
They saw how she had changed and was now healthy and full of energy and knew how to speak well. Eventually, the ex-husband, his wife, and their child also quit the Party. He, too, began to practice Dafa.
Now this woman goes to her hometown to tell people about Dafa and to help them quit the Party.