Walk Our Paths Well
(Clearwisdom.net) Whoever learns Falun Dafa does so due to a predestined relationship. After three years of cultivation, I have realized this fact: under Teacher's arrangement, every Dafa practitioner will be able utilize his or her unique talents and strengths to create opportunities for beings to learn about Falun Dafa.
I received an outstanding teachers' award from the Bureau of Education last September. This event was held for the purpose of promoting teachers' dedication. To participate in the competition, each elementary and middle school from the whole county was to recommend one or two teachers. After several rounds of appraisal, examination and interviews, the head of the county was to make the final decision.
I still remembered the questions asked by the main examiner during the interview. He asked, "Being a model teacher, will you encounter any hostility from other teachers?" To this, I replied, "When treating others with honesty and kindness, I'll be able to accommodate others amicably. I believe everyone has his or her merits that I can learn from." He then asked, "If you win the award, it's a high point of your teaching career. Would that put pressure on you?" I replied, "Winning is only a mark in my teaching career. My emphasis is on teaching whatever students need to learn. I do not worry about gain or loss. I don't think there will be any pressure on me." My replies were based on what I learned from my practice of Falun Dafa. At the end, three elementary school teachers were given outstanding teacher's awards, and I brought honor to our school by winning the highest mark.
After winning the award, I was encouraged to do excel even more. The whole school knew that I practice Falun Gong, but I hope more students could learn about Falun Dafa. Each week, I taught students, who were interested, the Falun Gong exercises for 80 minutes during community activity time. I also taught them about the principle of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance". Below are comments from my students after a semester of studying Falun Dafa:
Yingxun: "I taught Falun Gong to my family after I learned it in school. My younger brother used to be in poor health, and now he rarely gets sick."
Qiaoyuan: "After practicing Falun Gong, I am more considerate towards others and do not get upset any more."
Meihui: "I am quite happy that I have the opportunity to practice Falun Gong. How I wish my mother would also learn Falun Gong, since she is always so tired and I am worried about her."
Peijing: "Falun Gong helped me to become a healthy and happy person. I love to read the Dafa books and share my experience with others and be a helpful person."
Jingru: "I'm always eager to attend the Falun Gong classes; after understanding the principle of doing good deeds and helping others, I no longer bully other students."
Yuling: "When I became impatient with my homework, I would practice the exercises for a while. When my mind was calm again, I could finish my homework with ease."
Xiurong: "Since I've come to understand the principle of Truthfulness, Compassion Forbearance", I do the exercises with happiness each day."
Lixiang: "I've become so energetic that I haven't taken any sick days at all recently."
After sowing the seeds of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" in my students' hearts, I will lead more than three hundred fourth grade students to demonstrate the five sets of exercises in our school's annual celebration event. I have joined the teaching staff of a Minghui School recently. This is only the starting point; I know that I am taking one step at a time to fulfill my pledge, to walk my own path well.