(Clearwisdom.net) The rise and fall of a nation is closely related to how it reveres the teachers and the teachings. Moral and ethical codes and culture cannot be successfully passed from one generation to the next without great teachers. Confucius stated: when establishing a new kingdom and governing the state, the top priority is to teach them well.

There are many who have knowledge, but it is extremely rare to find great teachers with superb moral character who teach a moral code to live by and put emphasis on attaining virtue. Particularly in today's society, people are focused solely on profit. From family to school to society, no one cares about traditional teachings anymore; they seem to only care for a top score on the test. How many teachers abide by the principles of great teaching today, and truly care for their students’ moral character and values? Do you ever hear of teacher’s discussing the fundamentals such as the meaning of life or the ways of the universe? And if so, do they truly understand and teach not just words but also tell of great deeds? It may be rare, but the answer is yes. Here, two outstanding teachers share their successes.

Planting the seeds of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance

I am an elementary Teacher and I became extremely worried when I saw many innocent school children under the influence of a poisonous communist party culture gradually lose their purity and kindness.

Since I began practicing Falun Dafa, I am happy and healthy and have learned the true meaning of life. I have been thinking how to guide our precious students well, to walk on the path of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and free themselves from the atheist communist party culture of falsehood, evil and violence.

At the beginning of each semester, I begin to teach them to memorize these three characters: Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I then taught them the true of meaning of these principles; What is truthfulness; speak the truth, never lie. What is compassion; keep a kind heart, learn to care and be considerate of fellow students. What is forbearance; do not haggle over trifles, be open-hearted and do not fight back. I brought these principles into everyday life to guide their actions.

I observed the children very closely, and when they did well, I praised them. When I noticed a student who helped others I would tell him immediately “How wonderful, you are very kind.” When I noticed a student making a mistake but was too afraid to admit it, I would guide him, and let him know that he did not follow truthfulness and he would acknowledge his mistake on his own. When a student was distracted in class, I would talk with him and compassionately tell him that he did not do well with the forbearance part, and to focus a little more attention next time. That way the students were unobtrusively influenced and changed by the three principles.

When the conditions are appropriate, I will tell them the facts about Falun Dafa, and this will clear the poisonous lies the CCP instills in their schoolbooks, such as those about the Tiananmen Square immolation. This will help the kids know that Falun Dafa is good.

Inspire students and allow them to improve and develop

I am an elementary school teacher. I often use a story format to tell my colleagues, friends, parents and students about Falun Dafa. When I discussed the changes of the universe, that God created humans, and imparted divine culture to humankind, the students were all fascinated about the subject. They became kinder, and more openhearted. My friends also like to chat with me, as no matter what's troubling them, they always feel better afterward. Parents of my students also like to discuss things with me; they trust me. My surrounding environment became more harmonious and peaceful.

I have one more year of teaching before retirement. I feel healthier now than I did when I first started, many years ago. My colleges and supervisors all say that I have very good temperament and outlook. I was awarded as an “outstanding teacher” this semester; it is rare for a teacher approaching retirement to receive this kind of award.

I put up “Lunyu” on the wall in my classroom. A local policeman stated that it looked nice. My students did the meditation with me. I told them and their parents that I am a Dafa practitioner, and asked them to let me know if there were any areas where I could improve. They were not surprised that I am a Dafa practitioner, and they recognize that the persecution of Falun Gong is wrong. Some of them told me: “I feel relieved that you are my kid's teacher.” In this day and age, I am very encouraged to hear this!

Over several years, my classes were famous for their academic achievement and sportsmanship. In 2006 and 2010, on graduation the top five students were all from my class. For the 2006 class, when they had a tug of war competition, the crowd was surprised when with just one hand wave, I guided our team to win! The class of 2010 achieved the top score five years in a row.

Teachers persecuted brutally due to their beliefs

During the cultural revolution, the CCP began persecuting teachers on a large scale as part of their efforts to wipe out traditional culture. During the persecution of Falun Gong, the CCP has persecuted outstanding teachers who were trusted by parents, loved by students, and who held high morality and conduct. This is part of the CCP's efforts to destroy human moral standards.

According to Minghui report on February 6, 2012, a gentle and kind teacher Ms. Liu Hui from Chengdu City Sichuan Province was arrested on December 14, 2011 around 9 p.m. The perpetrators were from Chengdu Jinniu District Fuqin Police Station. She has been arrested and sentenced to labor camp numerous times in the past and subjected to beatings, electric shock and force-feeding. Her situation is precarious.

When Ms. Liu Hui was held in Longquan Women's Prison, two Chinese communist representatives came to talk with her, and stated that the students she taught dared to tell them that “Our teacher practices Falun Gong and she is a good person. You should not put her in prison!”

On February 5, 2012, Minghui reported that Jinzhong City Taigu No. 2 Middle School teacher Ms. Wu Jinling was unlawfully arrested and sentenced to 10 years in Shanxi Women's Prison. Ms. Wu Jinling is an outstanding teacher and is also a licensed psychologist. She has received many awards for her outstanding performance, and is acknowledged and appreciated by all her students and parents.

According to a December 19, 2011 Minghui report, Ms. Jia Guirong who is 57 years old, a former kindergarden teacher from Baicheng City Jilin Province, was sentenced to 4 years in prison for her belief in Falun Gong, and is held in Changchun Heizuizi Women's Prison.

Ms. Jia Guirong teaches calligraphy. She sketches and paints pictures. Her class was pretty famous during the 90's and 2010's. She is gentle and responsible, and her students learned well with her guidance. Many parents seek her out to teach their kids. Her kindergarden class became more and more popular. She used to teach at Baicheng City Center Elementary from 1970 to 1980, the academic achievement was outstanding, and many parents asked for their kids to be enrolled in her class.

A teacher's job is to rear and nurture young minds to achieve high moral standards and become good people in society. Nowadays counterfeit products are everywhere and there is even counterfeit medicine. People knew that in the milk scandal 2008 was laced with poison. Yet how many people realize the lies and hatred instigated within China's education system will poison young people’s minds!

A human being is like a container; whatever concepts are put in, he will become that kind of person. When someone does not respect heaven and earth, he has no fear of any consequences for his bad deeds. Someone who does not believe “good is rewarded, and evil is punished” will have no moral bottom line and will dare to do anything. If someone’s sole purpose is to make a profit, he will have no concern for others nor will he have a sense of fairness when trading.

When you educate people with the communist party culture of atheism and struggle, it is impossible to rear a man of great ability to be the backbone of the nation. This type of communist education can only ruin people. Inside China today this is all too evident. These cultivators of Dafa, after they learned the true meaning of life, they did not forget their responsibilities as teachers. Not only did they teach their students knowledge but also taught them well morally. These teachers created a pure land in today's warped society. Its no wonder these teachers have earned their respect and are deeply cherished.

People who have been educated by the evil CCP have not realized that their education is carrying them to destruction by persecuting good people who cultivate morality and speak the truth. The CCP is destroying the moral foundation of a nation.

The CCP is responsible for destroying human morality. It knows the importance that teachers carry, so it intensified the persecution against Falun Dafa teachers. The persecution not only harmed the practitioners involved, but also deprived the students of good teachers. We hope people will consider the ramifications before participating in any form of persecuting Falun Gong.