School Teacher: Abiding by Dafa's Moral Standard, I Gained the Support and Respect of My Principals and Colleagues
(Minghui.org) I am a teacher, I would like to share some experiences from my cultivation with regard to my work.
First Principal: “I Know You Are a Good Person, but I Do Not Have a Choice...”
After I began cultivation, I took any job assignment without complaint or fighting for benefits, and I did diligent work. I was rewarded with awards for advanced worker and excellent teacher. Once I had just begun a new first grade class for less than two months, when the principal arranged for me to teach a graduating class. He stated: “Only you can handle this class, teacher A has taken a long break to accompany her brother to seek medical treatment. This class has more boys and is quite difficult to handle, I hope you can smoothly graduate them. After that, I will let you teach a specialty class.” I took the class and smoothly graduated them. When next semester began, he talked with me: “You still have to teach the first grade, the students and parents want you only, otherwise they will not come to school.” I returned to teaching the first grade.
When the principal discussed wages, he told me: “I know you are a good person, your work is excellent, but I have no choice [because you practiced Falun Gong], you can only have the fourth level wage rate.
I did not say anything at the time, because I thought I had a higher xinxing standard and did not pursue personal benefits. I later realized that this was wrong. I cultivate Falun Dafa, with higher moral values and work hard, so I should be paid appropriately for my job position. Also, he did not know the truth about Dafa, which was my fault. I not only did not save him, but resented him. It was during the initial period of persecution when evil blanketed the entire country. I was not clear on the Fa and I was scared to death. I am full of regrets now when I recall that period of time.
Second Principal: “I Will Protect You.”
After the first principal retired, I often talked about Dafa with the second principal, and gave him materials about Falun Dafa. When he was ill and hospitalized, I told him to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” let him read Zhuan Falun; and another practitioner persuaded him quit the CCP and related organizations. He was in critical condition due to advanced cirrhosis of the liver, yet he miraculously recovered. One day when we met in the hallway, he told me: “I will protect you [from the persecution].” His understanding side was grateful to Dafa for saving his life, and he did everything he could to avoid the upper level administrators' orders to persecute me.
In my heart, I knew it was Master who protected me. The principal's life was saved by Master and the principal learned the truth and made a righteous choice. When teachers submitted their expense accounts, he would check them carefully, except mine because he knew I was honest. It is the greatness of Dafa and compassionate Master's protection that forged me into a being who manifests the goodness this principal recognized.
Third Principal: “Nothing Bad Will Happen to You...”
When the second principal got a promotion and moved on, the third principal told me: “Your character is commended by all, nothing bad will happen to you...” “Your work is outstanding, you did not only your own work, but that of others as well, on behalf of the school, I thank you...” During an evaluation of teachers, I was proclaimed an outstanding teacher in our city. The principal told me: “I cannot believe you have such a good reputation!” I simply followed Master's guidance to cultivate my heart and improve myself. Master told us:
“As practitioners, you will suddenly come across conflicts. What should you do? You should always maintain a heart of compassion and kindness. Then, when you run into a problem, you will be able to do well because it gives you room to buffer the confrontation. You should always be benevolent and kind to others, and consider others when doing anything. Whenever you encounter a problem, you should first consider whether others can put up with this matter or if it will hurt anyone. In doing so, there will not be any problems. Therefore, in cultivation practice you should follow a higher and higher standard for yourself.” (Zhuan Falun)
I am on duty daily in my office, if I leave, I still consider myself on duty. Whenever other teachers need help, I will help. I never argue over anything related to personal benefit and face every day with a big smile. Some of the teachers were joking with me: “You smile all the time. Is it because good things happen to you every day?” Master's teachings freed me of selfishness, which gives me inner joy and peace no matter my circumstances.
I still have a lot to do to measure up to the Fa, but I am determined to cultivate in Dafa, listen to Master, and walk on the path that Master has arranged for me.