(Clearwisdom.net) As Fa-rectification advances, doing the three things well is becoming more urgent. This is especially the case in Mainland China, where there are still many sentient beings who do not know the facts about Falun Gong. This is especially true for high school students. Being a teacher and a Dafa practitioner, my responsibility is great. To save those students from being deceived, I clarified the truth about Falun Dafa, as well as the staged Tiananmen Square self-immolation, in my classes. Some of the students agreed with what I said, but there were always some who have been deeply influenced by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) propaganda. They reported my truth-clarification efforts to school officials. The school officials terminated my job for that reason.

Teacher said to us,

"Wherever there's a problem, that is where you need to clarify the truth and save people. Don't take a detour when you run into difficulties. When you see something that does us harm, or when you see something blocking our validating the Fa, don't take a detour-you should face it, and clarify the truth and save those beings. This is the compassion (cibei) of a Dafa disciple, and it's our saving lives. At the same time, when you're clarifying the truth you can resolve the problem of many people having been deceived, the misunderstandings, and the prejudice." ("Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference")

When they terminated my job, I looked inward and realized that I hadn't adequately clarified the truth to school officials in the past. Upon realizing this, I explained to school officials that Falun Gong teaches people to do things in accordance with the principles of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." It also benefits one's mental and physical health. I told an official that I've learned to do my job well while not pursuing fame or personal gain. The official said, "I admit that you are a good person." He also recognized the good work that I have done and agreed that "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" was good. I then told him, "Treating Dafa well is a matter of infinite virtue. Treating Dafa practitioners well will bring good fortune. You must let me go back to work unconditionally." He asked me to go home and wait for his notice.

After my job termination, my mother-in-law became sick and was hospitalized. People blamed me for her illness. I thought to myself that clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings was not wrong. It must be the old forces that took advantage of my omission and used my family to persecute me. Teacher said,

"So when your righteous thoughts are very strong they can't take advantage of you, and this is because in Fa-rectification Dafa doesn't acknowledge the old forces' arrangements, and I, as your Master, don't acknowledge them either. Of course, each one of our Dafa disciples says that we don't recognize the old forces' arrangements, but that's not something you just say--you have to follow the requirements of Dafa and the Fa-rectification. 'I absolutely will not acknowledge any of those things you arranged in the past, old forces. I don't even acknowledge you.' When your righteous thoughts are very strong you can purge it and you can reject their arrangements. (Applause) And that's because we absolutely cannot acknowledge them." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.")

I used all my available time to study the Fa while taking care of my mother-in-law. I paid special attention to the following articles in Essentials for Further Advancement II: "Path," "Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Disciples," and "Dafa is Indestructible." I read and recited those articles and used them to rectify myself. When my mother-in-law was awake, I told her that sincerely repeating "Falun Dafa is good" would help her get better. I also told other patients to say, "Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." The patients didn't have any difficulty accepting the concept.

Meanwhile, I discussed this with fellow practitioners, and we all understand that clarifying the truth is our historic mission of saving sentient beings. I should not acknowledge the persecution, and I must reject the old forces' arrangements. Therefore, I clarified the truth to school officials again and requested to return to work unconditionally. I said, "You are a kind person, and you care about employees. You should allow me to go back to work." He said, "I helped you before." (Meaning he didn't report me to the police.) I answered, "Since you already helped me, why don't you help me to the end. A good person should keep doing good things." He said, "You must write the 'three statements,' otherwise, you can't work." "Slandering the innocent is something I definitely won't do," I told him. I was exercising my freedom of speech. It was within my legal rights to say that Falun Dafa is good.

I also told him the potential karmic results of preventing me from working, and he looked very surprised. I said, "This matter ties both of us together. If I am safe, you will be safe, and the school will be safe. Please consider your decision carefully."

The school officials later contacted my family and asked them to write the three statements. After I heard it, I talked to the officials, "No one can represent me. I definitely won't acknowledge anything that other people write. I must go to work unconditionally. It is my legal right." The school official said, "Just by yourself, can you really change the situation?" I answered, "I can. From now on things must change." Therefore, I went back to work openly and nobly.

During the course of this matter, Dafa practitioners demonstrated the strength of one body. Many practitioners helped out by sending forth righteous thoughts and clearing away the interference from evil in other dimensions. I would like to conclude with Teacher's article "Dafa is Indestructible."

"A Dafa disciple completely opposes everything arranged by the evil old forces. Clarify the truth thoroughly, eliminate the evil with righteous thoughts, save all beings, and safeguard the Fa with determination, because you are a part of Dafa, indestructible; rectify all that is not righteous. Those who are "reformed" and those who are being saved can only be beings who were deceived by the evil. Those who are being eliminated are the evil beings and the evil old forces. Those who are reaching Consummation through all this are Dafa disciples; and through all this Dafa's mighty virtue is established." (Essentials for Further Advancement II)