Si Yu, a Dafa practitioner in China

PureInsight | September 11, 2011

[] If a person always expresses a sincere smile on his or her face, his or her mind must be healthy and compassionate. Smiling is not trivial; rather, it reflects one’s positive attitude towards the world and it helps to ease relationships between people. There are many proverbs about smiling, such as “smiling makes a person 10 years younger” and “a smile can dissolve a feud.” They summarize the positive effects smiling can have in our daily life.

During cultivation, I have realized that although we have been focusing on clarifying the truth to save people, we are nonetheless cultivators who walk on the path towards becoming divine beings. Therefore, we should treat people with compassion and leave them with a positive impression of Dafa. A sincere smile is beyond words and it represents peace, harmony, compassion, and tolerance.

Recently, I had numerous conflicts with my daughter and husband. My daughter would not listen to me, and she even sometimes talked back and ignored me. This hurt my dignity, and really upset me. I looked inward and found some of my shortcomings, which were deeply hidden. I found that I placed too much emphasis on sentimentality, and always expected them to be nice to me. In fact, they are everyday people, and I should treat them with compassion regardless of their attitude towards me. After discovering this, I then adjusted my mindset. I often gently reminded my daughter that it was time for her to go to school and greeted her when she came home from school. If I noticed something inappropriate, I would talk in a soft tone to her or my husband, instead of complaining or blaming them. The situation gradually improved. In “Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Switzerland”, Master said, “Everything in the universe is in harmony; if you do something wrong yourself, it will create a kink, a discordance with others, and everything around you will seem to be out of sorts. And interpersonal relations will become tense. At that point, look inside yourself for the reasons and correct your mistake. You will find that everything becomes harmonious and right again.”

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 someone 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” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference”). I thought to myself: how can I leave compassion to other people? Sometimes as I was riding my bike to work, with a smile on my face, I would say “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” in my heart to the people and all sentient beings around me.


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