Growing To Maturity in Dafa (Part 2 of 3)
(Continued from Part 1: http://www.clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2012/1/5/130516.html)
Validating Dafa in the Work Environment
I found a job in a government department after I graduated in 1996. I was cautious and conscientious in my work and tried to be a good person according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. In doing so, I developed a good reputation among my colleagues and the managers. When my original work unit was reorganized in 1998, three bureau heads invited me to work for them. In the end, the head of my original bureau kept me on.
I worked in a powerful government department that dealt with businesses and personnel. At times we visited companies to solve issues, for which we often received gifts. I always tactfully refused to accept the gifts. I also tried to avoid business dinners if possible. Some businessmen thought I looked down on them. In fact, I never did and never made things difficult for them.
A staff member from one company once fussed at me because of some dissatisfaction. I didn't argue with him and just calmly explained the situation. My director was very satisfied with my attitude. In that kind of situation, it was rare for anyone to restrain himself.
I was twice awarded the title of "outstanding official" when I worked in the government. In the second half of 1998, I moved to a new work unit. I still earned the "outstanding official" title after I worked there for just a few of months.
After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, an award would, naturally, not be given to a Falun Gong practitioner. However, my colleagues all regarded me as the most capable and hard working person in the work unit. At the end of 2002, I was once again awarded the tile of "outstanding official." In late 2003, I was seized and subjected to forced labor and was forced to give up my job.
After Having Lost the Way During a Sudden Change, Master Called Me Back to the Right Way
Just before July 20, 1999, many plainclothes police showed up at the exercise sites to collect information. At the exercise site I went to, the head of a police department came in person to collect information. We learned this later, because a fellow practitioner was later arrested and recognized him at the police department. On the night of July 19, 1999, several practitioners in charge of the exercise sites were arrested. The next morning, another practitioner and I rode a motorcycle to visit some exercise sites and learned of these situations. We sent an email to the Minghui website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom) to inform them of the situation. Then we decided to go to Beijing. We stayed in Beijing for a week. The situation got worse. Many practitioners were arrested. We came back and faced dramatic pressure. I was kept in the work unit and was forced to participate in a so-called "study class," which was specifically set up for me. In the end, I gave up.
I only studied the Fa and practiced the exercises at home. Although I could read several chapters of the Fa in a day, I didn't have that solid feeling I had before. I felt something was not right.
I continued this way until 2002, when a fellow practitioner with whom I was very familiar and whose situation was similar to mine (i.e., only studying at home), said that our understanding of the Fa was wrong. At that time I was not willing to accept the fact that I was wrong. My wife, a fellow practitioner as well, regarded his words seriously. She took some of Master's new articles, Dafa materials, and CDs home and started to read and watch them. A few days later, she told me that our previous understanding of the Fa was indeed questionable. I watched the CD and was awakened. I saw parades that the overseas practitioners held and realized that was the true manifestation of Dafa practitioners. I realized I was wrong. I said to my wife that I would like to read the new articles and Dafa materials she had. Just after I said it, I heard a sonorous male voice, very similar to Master's voice, reciting Master's poem,
“You resolved to save sentient beings,
And assist Master as he
journeys this human world;
Come now, and help me turn the Falun,
When the Fa is fulfilled,
Heaven and Earth will be yours to travel.”
("Assisting the Fa" in Hong Yin)
I was amazed. My wife and my younger brother were both in the room, but they said they didn't hear anything at all. I realized it was Master who directly gave me the hint. Since then, I have truly walked the path to assist Master in Fa-rectification and have not hesitated at all.
Master Arranged for Me to Learn Computer Technology to Validate Dafa
I have been interested in computer technology since I started to work in 1996. I also changed jobs several times since then and finally settled down at a computer center. I was in charge of computer maintenance. Later I realized that all of this was not accidental. I knew I had gained a solid foundation in computer technology to do Dafa work.
Soon after I learned the computer technology, broadband Internet was implemented at work. I immediately installed it in my home. I contacted another practitioner later and obtained the anti-web-blocking software. I was able to get onto the Minghui website at home. I downloaded all the articles related to computer security and implemented all the security measurements. Later I helped two fellow practitioners to set up two family-based truth-clarification materials production sites. One of them is still operational.
I had to overcome my attachment of fear during the process. The first time I got onto the Minghui website, I sent forth righteous thoughts for a long time before I clicked the link. Every time I went to a fellow practitioner's home to do the computer maintenance, I needed to break through the thought that I might not be able to return home. Whenever I read articles on the web about fellow practitioners' suffering, such as being arrested, subjected to forced-labor, suffering torture, etc., I trembled and often couldn't read any more.
Through my materials production site, I provided materials not only to nearby practitioners, but also to other practitioners.
After reading articles on the Minghui website, I realized that the most important thing is to maintain the materials production sites safely until the end of Fa-rectification. For any Dafa projects that are not directly related to the project I do, I do not want to know the details. And I will share with fellow practitioners on the Fa, but not about my project details. I strictly followed the security measures from the articles on the Minghui website for the operation of materials production sites. The fellow practitioners at the two small family materials production sites didn't know each other. At the same time, I don't know to whom they pass the materials. When one of the materials production sites was later exposed, the other one was still able to operate safely.
(To be continued)