Letting Go of Ourselves: Clarifying the Truth at Work
(Clearwisdom.net) In my work, I introduced and demonstrated products to the medical staff in hospitals. I felt that whomever I came into contact with had a predestined relationship with me, but I didn't clarify the truth to most of them. Nowhere was this more evident than with the specialists, who were leaders in their fields and who had prominent social status. Every time I saw them, I couldn't help but feel nervous. Even before I opened my mouth, all kinds of things would pop into my head, "What will he think of me? What if he stops using our products?" Sometimes I could see clearly that they were waiting for me to say something, but because I hesitated, I missed the opportunity, and I regretted it later. Why didn't I speak out again?! This went on for a few months. I understood that there was something blocking me from being diligent and that I must break through it.
After the "October 1" holiday, fellow practitioners brought me Teacher's "Fa-Teaching Given to the Australian Practitioners" DVD. Teacher said in the lecture that the most important task for Dafa practitioners is saving people. But what was I doing? I immediately saw that I was being blocked by laziness, and attachment of comfort, self-protection, fear of losing self-interest, being complacent about the slightest bit of achievement from work, and reveling when others thought highly of me. But in fact, isn't every merit I have a result of my being a practitioner and the wisdom granted by Teacher? At the same time, I came to enlighten that people with whom I come into contact in this human world, no matter how high their social status, are first sentient beings needing to be saved by me.
At this time, my company told me to re-establish contact with a director I had lost contact with and who had started using another brand of products. I went to her office to see her, sending righteous thoughts on the way. She was very busy, but I thought, "I will not leave until I clarify the truth about Falun Gong." When she stopped for a moment, I immediately told her about my cultivation experience and the truth about Falun Gong, and a little bit about work. We ended up talking for over an hour.
On my way home, I was very happy. I cheered for another being having been saved. I had made a breakthrough in my fundamental attachments. Whether or not I was able to sell our products to her did not matter to me. The next day, she called and asked me to prepare a sample package and send it to certain departments in the hospital, which was to say that she agreed to use our products again. My tears flowed, but it was not because I had made a sale, but because every being has a knowing side and she was paying me back with action. Thank you, Teacher!
On another occasion, a person in charge at another hospital called me. I understood that the opportunity to save him was coming up again, and I made up my mind not to miss the opportunity. After we finished our business and before he walked me out the door, I handed him a DVD of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and said, "I want to give you something to watch, which is banned, and very hard to get, but I am sure it will be helpful to you." A few days later, I went to see him. Upon seeing me, he smiled like seeing an old friend and said to me, "I have read the book the Nine Commentaries, and the DVD you gave me I had never seen before." Then he told me that he had never joined any organization under the CCP. When I was about to leave, he said, "Please bring me more of your products." I asked him, "Didn't you just place an order with another company?" He smiled, "I want to support you and help you increase your sales."
Later, I thought: On the surface, I asked for people's support of my work. Actually, it all came down to the fact that Teacher arranged for people with predestined relationships to wait for me to clarify the truth to them. It was practitioners saving sentient beings. After they understood the truth, they showed their support. Of course, it is not because we want their support that we came to save them. We are Fa-rectification Dafa disciples, and assisting Teacher to rectify the Fa and save sentient beings is our duty.
During the process of clarifying the truth, every time my zealotry surfaced, I eliminated it right away. My selfishness also often popped up, but I was able to seize it and eliminate it.
Looking back at my cultivation path, I saw Teacher's caring and practitioners' encouragement. Every day I am immersed in Buddha's saving grace, keeping pace with Fa-rectification. I am the luckiest being in the universe.