Cultivation Experiences of a High School Teacher in China
(Clearwisdom.net) I'm a teacher at a technical secondary school. I started to practice Falun Dafa from September 1998. Before I obtained the Fa, I had many diseases. I was about 1.7 meters tall (5'6"), but I only weighed about 45 kilograms (100 lbs). I was thin and sickly in appearance. In addition, the digestive and absorption ability of my stomach and intestines was very weak, which often made me suffer stomachaches, abdominal distension and diarrhea. Quite a few doctors examined me and gave me prescriptions, but none of them were effective. Some prescriptions even made the condition worse. During one of the treatments, I had about twenty bouts of diarrhea in a row and lost consciousness due to dehydration. The doctors ran out of methods and told me to go back home to take care of myself.
During this moment of hopelessness, a colleague introduced Dafa to me. I quickly finished reading Zhuan Falun, and attended a Fa-study and exercise group. I felt a certain power lifting me up and that all my illnesses disappeared in a short time.
Two months after I obtained the Fa, I got pregnant. My husband and I lived in two separate cities at that time and my parents were also living in another city. Therefore, I had to live alone. However, I had boundless energy helping me make it through, which would have been hard to imagine for me in the past. Every day at 5 a.m., I went to the practice site to do the exercises. In the evening, I joined a Fa-study group and practiced all five sets of exercises. On the weekend, I went to a large sports field to do the exercises. Sometimes, I went out of town to spread the Fa. Being immersed in Dafa, I felt that I was the happiest person in the world.
About two weeks after July 20, 1999, I went to join my husband at his place to give birth to our child. It was also about the same time that the severe persecution began. Because I had to stay home to take care of my newborn baby, I left the environment of studying the Fa and doing the exercises in a group. I was busy with trifles every day. Some kind of unknown power blocked me from studying the Fa and doing the exercises on my own. I only occasionally read Zhuan Falun. At that time, I didn't know that it was a kind of persecution by the old forces. I didn't know about sending forth righteous thoughts, and didn't know how to look within either. This continued for more than one year. Afterwards, a fellow practitioner shared cultivation experiences with me, letting me pass through this barrier and resume my Fa study and practicing the exercises.
I will summarize my cultivation experiences in the working environment from the following three aspects:
Clarifying the Truth to Directors and Colleagues
I always had the wish of saving sentient beings in my heart. For every person around us, we all have responsibilities to clarify the truth and allow them the opportunity to be saved. One day, I heard that the president of my school was ill in the hospital. Several days later, I ran into him at the playground. I told him the wonderfulness of Dafa and gave him truth-clarifying materials. He listened attentively, and later asked me for the book Zhuan Falun. He also accepted other truth-clarifying materials such as the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. Afterwards, he recovered his health quickly.
Clarifying the Truth to Students
Three or four years ago, the director of the Student Affairs Office gave me a document, asking me to read it to students and then collect their thoughts by submitting an article. There were some paragraphs that slandered Dafa in the document. From Master's Fa, I enlightened that there is nothing accidental for any matter that Dafa disciples encounter. I then clarified the truth to the entire class, "Falun Dafa is good! Who controls the media? We can't blindly follow the lies in the media! I know that many people have become good after practicing Falun Gong." The next day, students submitted their impression articles. Most students didn't mention that topic at all. For the ones who gave vague answers, I clarified the truth to them again.
Clarifying the Truth to Students' Parents
A month later, after the last semester began, a female student transferred to my class. She often came late at the beginning, and was always in low spirits. I had a profound conversation with her. First, I told her that she should rectify her condition by looking within for the reason. Then, I told her the wonderfulness of Dafa and the Fa principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. At last, I persuaded her to quit the Chinese Communist Party and all its organizations. She agreed. When she was about to leave my office, I asked her to sincerely recite "Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!" She expressed her gratitude towards me. The student told this matter to her mother after she returned home. Her mom felt quite happy and pleased and came to visit me. I also clarified the truth to her. She told me that her daughter was a little eccentric and often dreamed that Gods came down on colorful clouds. The lady didn't believe it no matter how many times her daughter told her. Therefore, her daughter painfully locked herself in her room and drew everything she saw in her dreams with a paintbrush. The lady told me that since I clarified the truth to her, her daughter often recites "Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!" and became a little more optimistic. In addition, her daughter also taught her mom to recite this as well.
When I clarify the truth well, it is when I study the Fa well, strive forward diligently, and have strong righteous thoughts with a pure heart. All we do is say the words and Master helps us establish mighty virtue. When I don't study the Fa well or strive forward diligently, the evil can easily take advantage of my loopholes. This is when I am foggy headed, my body is weak with many human notions and temptations come into my mind. If we don't look within and send forth righteous thoughts to get rid of the root of human notions, the old forces will amplify them to destroy practitioners.