Greetings, Revered Master!
Greetings, fellow disciples!
I am a farmer. When there was not too much farming to do during the low seasons, I went to work at a factory as a temporary worker. I fully utilize the opportunity to meet more people and clarify the truth whenever I work in another environment. In the dozen or so years of my cultivation while the persecution was going on, I've been detained, sent to prison and my family has been broken apart. People around me know those facts. Because of one group leader having heard my story, he always gave me a hard time when he saw me. He caused workers from neighboring villages to also have negative attitudes towards me, and they even told me, “You better not mention Falun Gong to our group leader. He said as soon as you mention Falun Gong, he will fire you.” I was very calm, because I have Dafa in my heart, and I know I will do well.
I am a good person no matter what. When I took the initiative to clean up some water on the floor during break time, the group leader scolded me unreasonably. The other workers witnessed the incident and commented that we were OK, but good people doing good deeds were being scolded. At work, no one wanted to do the heavy jobs, but I always took the heaviest willingly. I am a thin guy, but people saw me carry huge buckets all the time. After a while, our boss always asked me to do the heaviest jobs, since no one else was willing except me, and I never complained. He found that I am truly a good person.
There is a driver in the factory who often asked me questions since he learned that I was a practitioner. I explain things to him patiently, but he was deeply poisoned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) culture. It was so hard for him to understand why heaven will eliminate the CCP. I recalled Master's words.
“Today's people are really hard to save. [It seems as though] they'll listen only if what you tell them is in line with their ideas, and they'll listen only if you talk to them in a way that they like. “ (“Teaching the Fa at the 2004 International Fa Conference in New York”)
I calmly talked to him with a smile, let me tell you a story...I avoided face to face conflict and used Chinese historical stories to open up his rigid mind. He always asked questions when there were lots of workers around me. Most of the workers and the group leader were all ignorant on these concepts, so they would attack me and say negative words. But I always remembered Master's teaching,
“Validate the Fa with rationality, clarify the truth3 with wisdom, spread the Fa and save people with mercy—this is establishing the mighty virtue of an Enlightened Being.” (“Rationality,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I know I must use mercy and wisdom cultivated from Dafa in this complicated crowd. I remained calm and spoke openly with a smile. As we talked, he smiled, people around us smiled, and even our group leader smiled. Every day, there was a topic for me to clarify the truth about. Later whenever this driver entered the factory, he would shout to me, “Falun Dafa is great!”
Once a piece of glass chip caused my leg to bleed. Workers said to go get a bandage. I answered that it is fine now, no need. My group leader jumped upon hearing this, “I just don't believe it, how can it heal so quickly?” He pulled my cut open and squeezed some blood out. Other workers commented, “He is too overbearing! Only you, a practitioner, can take this. You are truly a good person!”
Once I was working with the group leader alone, and another worker needed to talk to him. The worker saw me and she said, “Wow, your face?” I touched my face, “Is it dirty?” She said, “No, just shining very brightly!” I answered, “It's because I practice Falun Gong!” Our group leader heard this and shouted, “I've came across more than 100 Falun Gong practitioners and have never seen anyone with a face like yours.” I told them, each practitioner has a unique situation. But Falun Dafa cultivates both mind and longevity. Our Master taught us in Zhuan Falun,
“After our Falun Dafa students cultivate a while the way they look changes a lot. Their skin becomes delicate and fair, it glows with health, and older people begin to have fewer wrinkles—some will hardly have any. This is all common.”
The group leader fell silent.
Once I had to go home to handle some matters, so the driver and a business relations worker did my job voluntarily while I was away. Upon my return, the group leader and workers were all very happy to see me, and asked, “Did you sent forth gong (energy) to them? How come they worked so efficiently?” A worker who previously opposed me talking told me, “I will cultivate Falun Gong tomorrow. I do not know exactly how wonderful Falun Dafa is, but from watching you, I witnessed how people say negative words to you and mistreat you. If one does not cultivate, there is no way anyone could endure that.” He told me that once when our group leader wanted to fire me because I practiced Falun Gong, the driver told him there was no way he would allow that.
Ever since then the environment in that factory changed, and people all liked working together with me. Our group leader no longer gave me a hard time, but occasionally joked around. The atmosphere turned happy and sincere. When it was before the Chinese New Year, our contract had almost ended. Our group leader told me, “Please come back after the New Year.” He did not say that to anyone else. The workers all smiled, and said, “See, he only wants to save your job next year.” I knew he had learned the truth,
Once when I talked about Falun Gong to a lady, she asked me which village I was from. She laughed upon hearing my answer. “I heard about you long ago from my husband (the driver). He would mention you every day when he returned home. Your words are beautiful, your integrity is better than I imagined!” I told her, “It is not me. It is my Master that is good! I am speaking and cultivating according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
It is Master that arranged opportunities for me to clarify the truth. Dafa let me establish a good image in society. What I did was tiny, compared with what Master gives me. Thank you, Master! I am honored!
After I left that factory, whenever I stopped there, people are all very excited to see me. I gave Falun Dafa materials to our group leader, and he accepted them happily. His life is saved, and he chose a bright future.