Cultivation Experiences of Teachers in Taiwan: Awaken the Nature of "Truth-Compassion- Forbearance" in Students
(Clearwisdom.net) I have been a teacher in elementary school for 14 years. After studying the Fa and practicing Falun Gong for more than four months, I immediately experienced the benefits that came with practicing in Falun Dafa. Both my mind and body became healthier and calm, and my mentality has undergone a complete change. At the same time, along the course of my elevation in cultivation practice, I have a fresh and profound understanding of the value of my teaching job and the meaning of life.
As a teacher, I oftentimes discuss many principles about life with students. I taught students to care for others in their mind and forgive others. However, it was sad that no matter how good and correct education in school was for students, the school could not overcome the pollution of the big "dye vat" in society. Students develop many cunning notions, and teachers have to take a lot of time and energy to deal with the conflicts and quarrels among them.
After beginning to study the principles of Falun Dafa, I understood that the only genuinely correct and righteous approach was to abide by the principles of "Truth-Compassion-Forbearance." In order to help students benefit from Dafa, I told them the principles of "Truth-Compassion- Forbearance." Students gradually learned to consider and view things from the perspectives of others. The students' conduct improved a lot. Before, when students had conflicts, they would complain about each other, the students who did something wrong did their best to evade responsibility for their actions and the students who were in the right insisted that the other party had to compensate them for the loss they suffered. Now, the students who are right thank the students who are wrong for giving them an opportunity to forgive others and the students who are wrong sincerely express their apologies to the other students.
The most important part of education is to cultivate the mind and spirits of students. Falun Dafa has completely awakened me. I have to awaken the best part in those students' natures -- "Truth-Compassion-Forbearance," because that is then truly enlightening the students' natures, elevating the morality of students and truly helping students walk their path towards a wonderful future.
After experiencing the wonders and benefits of Dafa, I also enthusiastically introduced Falun Gong to my colleagues. Because Falun Gong is good for both the mind and body, and students benefited greatly from the teachings, my colleagues have all provided positive feedback. Now my colleagues all use the time after school is over to practice the exercises together.
People who have had contact with Falun Gong practitioners will have a good understanding about the wonder and benefits of Falun Gong. In Taiwan, more than three hundred thousand practitioners cultivate Falun Dafa with ease, yet practitioners in China are treated cruelly in detention and are persecuted. I know that those fellow practitioners who are tortured are all very good people, but Jiang's lies are deceiving the public who do not know the truth about Falun Gong. Therefore, I often use any available opportunities to clarify the truth.
At one opportunity, I played the video "Peaceful Journey of Falun Dafa" at school. After watching the video, my principal said that she thought that Falun Gong was good, and she had a better understanding about Falun Gong and that she would like to learn Falun Gong as well. The education director and other colleagues also indicated that they would like to learn Falun Gong as well. The administrative director said that he simply could not comprehend why China would suppress and persecute such a good cultivation practice. The responses of my colleagues proves again that the lies of Jiang's regime are discovered immediately after being exposed.
As a teacher in elementary school, I would like to give students the best, so I tell them to learn to apply the principle of "Truth-Compassion-Forbearance" to measure their own words and behavior. Because I am fortunate to practice cultivation in Falun Dafa, I also use "Truth-Compassion-Forbearance" as the standard to measure myself, and this helps develop my joyful and harmonious relationship with my students.