Cultivation Diary: Buying a Bike for My Daughter

By a Dafa disciple in North America

PureInsight | November 3, 2008

[] The day before yesterday, I went to buy a bicycle for my daughter. According to the store’s policy, one needs to pay $10.00 more for a preassembled one. When I went to the check out counter, the cashier did not add that $10.00 because she was not very familiar with the pricing policy. I did not point it out. In my mind, I thought that it was her fault because she did not calculate it correctly.

After I got home, the more I thought about it, the more I felt that something was not right. Even though it was the cashier’s fault, wasn’t it actually a test for me? It tested how I dealt with money and property. But more importantly, it tested how honest I was in day-to-day life. Master said, “Each and every barrier must be broken through, Here and there, demons are everywhere” (Hong Yin, “Tempering One’s Heart and Will”). I definitely did not pass this test.

Today after work, I went back to the toy store. I found the store manager and confessed. The manager told me not to worry about it and that it was fine. However, I insisted on paying the $10.00. After I paid the money and went back to my car, I continued to listen to Master’s lecture. The first sentence I heard was, “One should be strict with oneself.”

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