Clarifying the Facts in Class
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a young Falun Dafa disciple in China. My whole family cultivates Falun Dafa. I previously had poor health and would get sick easily, but I became healthy after learning the Fa, and instead of always being impatient I now remain calm. I know how to be a good person, and I deeply feel that Falun Dafa is wonderful. Such a great way is being attacked and slandered by the evil Party. All sorts of methods have been used to poison elementary school students in China, which causes us to sink into the evil Party culture. We must deal with this with righteous thoughts.
In class once, the instructor was teaching "The harm of superstition and cults." She called on many of my classmates to speak. Our textbooks have many evil words that slander Falun Dafa's reputation, so many of my classmates were poisoned. I immediately sent forth righteous thoughts, eliminated the bad elements behind them, and asked Master to strengthen me. Our teacher didn't know the truth, so she further deceived my classmates. One classmate said many bad things about Falun Dafa, and I couldn't listen any longer. I thought to myself, "How can they slander Dafa like that? I must stand up and safeguard Dafa!" But I was fearful. Then I thought, "As a Falun Dafa disciple, I should not give in to the evil. One righteous thought can subdue all evil. With Master present, what is there to fear?" I bravely raised my hand.
I stood up with courage and said, "Teacher, I must express my opposition to what this classmate has said."
Our teacher stared, and everyone in the class held their breath. They couldn't believe what I had just said. More than 40 pairs of eyes were focused on me. I was not tense or afraid. Instead I felt more courageous. I said, "Falun Gong teaches people to be good by following Truthfulness-Compassion- Forbearance. How can that be bad?" I stopped for a second and felt a tremendous power supporting me to continue. I told them the facts about the staged Tiananmen self-immolation incident and what I understood about Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. My words echoed in the classroom for a long time, and they turned into countless little Falun radiating in each direction. The teacher saw that the students were talking to each other actively, knew this class was over, and left.
I learned the power of righteous thoughts from this experience, and I am more determined to follow Master's teaching, elevate myself while keeping righteous thoughts, and take righteous actions. I hope all of us can strictly discipline ourselves, look at things with righteous thoughts, solidly cultivate, and form a strong body to clean out all the evil and stop the persecution!
November 28, 2008