Fulfilling My Prehistoric Pledge While Working at a Financial Firm
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings, Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I thank Master for the opportunity to participate in the Fa-rectification. With Master's great compassion and protection, I have traveled on the cultivation path righteously and have been able to assist in offering people salvation. I would like to share my cultivation experience.
1. Creating a good environment for validating the Fa at work
I work at a privately-owned financial firm. I pay attention to my words and actions so that people there gain the opportunity to form a good impression of Dafa. Since I do things according to Dafa, my boss likes to call on me to handle things when there are problems, which has created additional opportunities for me to save people.
When a contract worker was injured at work, the firm sent me to discuss settlement with his family. His family was very angry and demanded the firm to immediately pay the deposit for hospitalization. They screamed at and intimidated me at the hospital entrance, so that the firm would take full responsibility. I remained calm and patiently explained things on behalf of the firm. They not only refused to listen, but also videotaped our conversation and threatened to report it to the media. I kept quiet to avoid further conflict and stayed calm. I put their concerns first and initiated a phone conversation between my boss and the family. It took about 20 minutes for them to cool down. Eventually, my compassion and tolerance enabled us to avoid a bigger conflict.
When I went to the hospital the next day, the injured worker's wife apologized for her previous poor behavior, as did his daughter. I handed the daughter the settlement money for her father's care, along with truth-clarification materials and she accepted them. I also explained the goodness of Falun Dafa to his wife.
In the following days, they still frequently called and visited me to demand additional compensation. Each time, I remained calm and compassionate while explaining the firm's policy to them. I did everything according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Finally, the wife said, "You are a good person with firm faith, so you should help us." I told her, "I will do my best, but I have to follow the firm's policy."
I thanked Master for providing this opportunity for people to witness the goodness of Dafa.
At work, I think of others first and am able to get along with my co-workers; they respect me. I utilize break time to tell people the facts about Falun Dafa and ask them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to ensure a good future for themselves. Our firm employees change frequently. People are in and out monthly, so I make sure to ask them to quit the CCP before they leave.
All the people that I work with have learned the truth. I gained their respect by helping them whenever I could. Once one of my co-workers had a conflict with his customer and could not find a solution, so he asked me for help. I met the customer and took care of the problem. In addition, I let the customer know the facts about Falun Dafa and helped the customer to quit the CCP.
I've felt that as long as one person practices Falun Gong, the whole firm would benefit from it. It is essential to validate the Fa with our words and actions.
Our firm hired a woman to prepare meals and clean, but she wasn't good at either task. No one liked her cooking, and she frequently left plates unclean. Many wished to fire her, but I thought that she might have a reason to be here. I stepped in to help her on preparing the meals and cleaning up, and she was grateful. I then told her the facts about Falun Dafa. She not only accepted what I said, but also brought her son and husband to hear the facts as well. Later she told me: "The firm initially wanted my husband for this position, but I came to try it out. It seems that I was meant to be here to get to know you." After she understood the truth about cultivation, she got a copy of Zhuan Falun and started Falun Gong practice at home.
2. Fulfilling my prehistoric pledge
Through Fa study, I realized that validating Dafa and offering people salvation is our responsibility and mission. I am determined to tell as many people as possible the facts about Falun Dafa every day.
Recycling is not part of my job, but I thought that was a opportunity to clarify the truth, so I stepped in to help. I spoke with each recycling person who came in and helped them to quit the CCP. One person who learned the truth and quit the CCP said he would go back to his hometown to tell the facts to his family.
I also helped the firm in shopping for groceries, so that I could clarify the truth to the grocery owners. I also talked with them about quitting the CCP.
Last fall, the firm's headquarters sent people to our branch. I had a chance to work with them on financial book-keeping. While we took care of the paper work, I told them the facts about Falun Dafa.
Once a man stopped in for directions to another company, and I told him that the company had moved. Several days later he showed up again, and then came once more a few days after that. I then realized that he might be a person who had a predestined relationship, so I explained the facts about Falun Dafa and helped him quit the CCP.
Another person came to promote his company's drinking water. He left after he got information on quitting the CCP. Several days later, two persons from the same company who had replaced that salesman showed up, and they also left after quitting the CCP. In less than a week thereafter, another person from the same drinking water company arrived. He looked familiar and turned out to be the first salesman, who had been told the facts but didn't previously quit the CCP. Master sent him to me again. He thanked me for helping him learn the truth.
I saw a person outside talking on the phone. I asked, "Who are you looking for?" "No one," he said. I invited him into the office and explained the facts about Falun Dafa. He left after quitting the CCP.
I've told the facts to many sales representatives who come to the firm. I also used the Moon Festival to buy and distribute fruit baskets to construction workers associated with the firm, which gave me the opportunity to clarify the truth to them. As a result, 12 people quit the CCP that day.
My job involves handling money, so I frequently went to the bank for the firm. Gradually, I became friendly with people working at the bank. Several practitioners collected currency, and I asked one of these bankers to exchange them for new ones. We (practitioners) then stamped truth-clarifying messages on the bills. We spent some of that money ourselves, but also distributed some to other practitioners, who then went to the market to spend the currency with messages on them.
3. Validating the Fa after work
I learned to send truth-clarifying text messages with a cell phone. I also randomly call people and leave a truth-clarifying voice mail. Sometimes people call back and then I spend more time talking with them.
I also learned to send automated telephone messages over the computer. I could make more than 40 calls per day. Sometimes we use this approach in pairs: One would send the message while another one would send righteous thoughts. We would stop to reflect on progress and improve after a few calls, so that more people who answer the calls accept the truth. Doing it this way increased rate of people quitting the CCP. We realized that with great compassion, calm voices, and pure minds, the results would be even better.
As long as I think about offering more people salvation, Master would arrange people who have a predestined relationship to come in contact with me. I've used my extra time to do the three things, including distributing Dafa truth-clarifying materials on my way to work or clarifying the facts to people face-to-face, making phone calls after work, and participating in group Fa study in the evening.
I will continue to meet Master's requirements and offer salvation to more people, so that I could fulfill my prehistoric pledge. Please correct me if there is something improper.