An Elementary School Teacher Clarifies the Truth about Falun Gong in the Classroom
(Clearwisdom.net) I am an elementary school teacher. Before reading Teacher's lecture, "Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference", I always wanted to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa to my students, but I never did. In early June, I read '"Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference." In his lecture, the Teacher mentioned:
"As Dafa disciples have clarified the facts you have saved many beings who were supposed to be saved, but it's not enough. In fact, so far, what you've accomplished is still limited, and in terms of numbers the proportion is still quite small. The Dafa disciples in Mainland China, in particular, have the greatest responsibility. The main body of Dafa disciples is in China, so the Dafa disciples there should do even better; through lessons learned they should become more rational and more clearheaded, and do things more righteously; they should allow more sentient beings to be saved; and they should have the effect of the main body of Dafa disciples. Everything the Dafa disciples in other regions do revolves around the main body of Dafa in Mainland China, and is restraining the evil's persecution, lessening the pressure for the Dafa disciples in Mainland China, and helping the Dafa disciples in Mainland China to clarify the facts. Overall, looking at the situation of Dafa disciples validating the Fa as a whole, in the Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples have basically played the role of Dafa disciples."
When I read this paragraph, I felt ashamed of my small efforts and was determined to clarify the facts to the students.
Not too long ago, while I was teaching Chinese in the fourth grade class, I took a chance to explain to the students how to be a good person. I said: "As for guiding people to behave properly, 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance' are my favorite words, which are mentioned by teacher Li Hongzhi." I wrote the words "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" and "Li Hongzhi" on the blackboard. Most of the students in the class wrote them down in their book too. Next, I told the students: "Teacher Li Hongzhi is a good person and Falun Dafa teaches people how to be good people. What people say on TV about Falun Gong is false. Some national leaders from the government, who have hidden purposes, persecute Falun Gong. They have created fabricated news shows and utilized the TV to deceive people." Some students said to me: "Those national leaders are bad people." I also told the students: "You must remember that Falun Dafa is good." The students also wrote down "Falun Dafa is good" in their books. Most students wanted to know how to practice Falun Gong, and I told them that I would show them after the class was over. When the class was over, all the students in the class invited me to demonstrate the Falun Gong exercises. While I started demonstrating exercise one, some of the students followed me in doing the hand gesture where the hands remain at the lower abdomen, fingers nested together and the thumbs touching. When I started demonstrating exercise two, the whole class joined in with me. Dozens of students' small hands went up in the air in the wheel holding pose, and the atmosphere in the classroom became very peaceful, something I hadn't seen for a long time. After clarifying the facts to the fourth grade, I witnessed Dafa's divine power. All those events gave me more courage and confidence, and I thought that I would make more efforts to share this with the students. I then decided to explain the facts about Falun Gong to the students in my fifth grade class. In the afternoon, during the last ten minutes of the last class of the semester, I clarified the facts about Falun Gong to the fifth grade students. After my speech, several students said: " Jiang Zemin is a bad person, we can't allow these kinds of bad people to do these wrong deeds." One of the students wished me success in my cultivation practice, and after that, I taught them the exercises as well. I was very delighted by the results after explaining the facts to my students.
The school's principal and the teachers all knew that I had explained the facts of Falun Gong in the classes on two occasions, but they didn't say too much about it. Some teachers only tried to persuade me: "Don't talk like this to the students. If the students' parents know that you practice Falun Gong, it will have a bad influence." I told them: "It is a good thing that I let the students know that Falun Dafa is good." They didn't say anything.
I now truly understand that clarifying the facts is saving sentient beings. From now on, I will use every possible opportunity to pay more attention to clarifying the truth about Falun Gong to save the living beings.