Conducting Myself as a Dafa Practitioner and Saving Sentient Beings with Compassion
Greetings, Revered Master!
Greetings, fellow practitioners!
Before I became a Dafa practitioner in May 1994, I was seriously ill and extremely underweight. People used to call me "Sickie" instead of my real name. I had a bad temper and was easily agitated. I did not have good personal relationships at home or outside of home. My students were afraid of me and the school managers did not dare to criticize me. All of my coworkers kept a distance from me. On one occasion, I even punched a young coworker in public just because of my own pride.
Since I began practicing Falun Dafa, my personality has completely changed. I have regained my health and have never had a need to see a doctor or to take medicine for the past 16 years.
Master taught me to follow Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance) and to become a good person. I learned to be considerate, kind and lenient to others. One year when the school was short of funds, I voluntarily donated 2,000 yuan to buy coal so that the students could have boiled water. The whole school praised me. They knew that my change was attributable to Dafa. They all had full respect for Dafa.
When I was illegally arrested after the persecution began in 1999, school managers and colleagues signed a statement to support me. The Chief of the Public Security Bureau was surprised that more than ten students implored him for my release. I realized that all of this support was because of Dafa.
I have gradually grown to be more mature through the eleven years of trials and tribulations amidst the persecution. I have been recognized as a good person by my colleagues, neighbors and students. Despite severe slander against Falun Gong in the state-run media, people who knew me did not believe the accusations because they had witnessed the changes in me.
The president of the hospital where I used to receive medical treatment said in public: "My old patient has not visited the hospital for more than 10 years since she started practicing Falun Gong. If the CCP claims that more than 1000 Falun Gong practitioners have died, why should they not come to the hospital to count the number of deaths themselves?" She was later removed from her position because of her comment, but she didn't regret doing so. I met up with her by chance in 2004 and helped her and her husband to withdraw from the CCP.
I followed Master's words to conduct myself according to Truth-Compassion-Forbearance and to save sentient beings with righteous thoughts. Many people in my school have quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations in recent years. They all know that Dafa is good, and many have watched the Shen Yun performances on DVD.
I still remember what happened when I attended my colleagues' new year's party right after my release from jail. I received an extremely warm welcome. One physics teacher said loudly: "Let's welcome our hero. She still dares to stay steadfast to her beliefs under such bad circumstances. We really respect her from deep in our hearts." After the party, he came to me to help him and his wife withdraw from the CCP.
In 2003, I was arrested and sent to a forced labor camp because I protested the persecution of Falun Gong and refused to report to the local police station as demanded. I asked Master to give me wisdom and strength on the way to the camp. When the head of the 610 Office stopped at a tourist site and asked me whether I would still persist in cultivation, I stared at him without saying a word. Surprisingly, he acted like nothing had ever been asked. I said to him: "My grandchildren are waiting for me to go home." They sent me back home without saying anything.
One day in 2007, I was taken from home by 610 Office staff and courteously asked for suggestions. I calmly said to them that I did not care what they tried to do to me, but I would speak whatever was on my mind. I asked them if Dafa practitioners are good people and the answer was "Yes." They could not defend their arrest of Falun Gong practitioners. I offered them my suggestions: Falun Gong practitioners cultivate Truth-Compassion-Forbearance. They live frugally and altruistically spend their money on truth-clarification materials in order to save people. They are great beings. You should be kind to them; they are good people. They finally took me home after three hours of conversation. I told them that the CCP will be destroyed and advised them to govern their actions accordingly.
I have experienced many ups and downs in my ten years of cultivating. I fell down and got up. I made mistakes and corrected them. I always remind myself that I am Master's disciple. Master has awakened me from confusion and Dafa gives me wisdom. I know my mission is to assist Master in Fa-rectification. I'll listen to Master's words. I'll steadfastly study the Fa and cultivate my xinxing. I'll save sentient beings in a timely fashion and follow Master home.