[Celebrating May 13] A State-Run Enterprise Leader Refused to Be Bribed
(Minghui.org) I learned about Falun Gong through China Sports Daily 20 years ago. When I finished reading the introduction on the second page, I thought it was great and began to learn the exercises on the third page. Even though my movements were not quite accurate, I quickly experienced a miracle: my legs, which I had had trouble bending for a year, no longer hurt when I bent them. I was delighted beyond words.
Health problems resolved
I later attended Master's Fa lecture and got a copy of Zhuan Falun on a business trip to Beijing. I began abide by the requirements of Falun Dafa and cultivate my xinxing with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I exercised whenever I had time. My health problems gradually disappeared: lung disease, heart problems, stomachache, hyperostosis of the spine, and knee pain were all gone. And I no longer got colds.
Giving credit to Dafa
It has been over 20 years since I began cultivation, and I am now in my 70s, but others believe that I am only in my 50s. I do not have wrinkles, and my face radiates with a healthy glow. When people ask me the secret of my good health, I tell them: "As long as you cultivate Falun Dafa, you can also achieve this. As a matter of fact, when you cultivate Falun Dafa, not only will you be healthy, you will also be able to find peace and develop compassion. When your xinxing is good, your body will be healthy."
Maintaining good xinxing
Before I retired, I was the administrator of a state-run enterprise that employed tens of thousands. I was responsible for infrastructure projects and housing construction, a position that usually meant lots of extra benefits. Since I cultivated Falun Dafa, I had learned the true meaning of being human, that the power of the position does not necessarily mean one deserves extra benefits. Falun Dafa requires cultivators to be good people and to cultivate their xinxing.
Master said in Zhuan Falun :
“This characteristic, Zhen-Shan-Ren, is the criterion for measuring good and bad in the universe.”
“As a practitioner, one must then conduct oneself by following this characteristic of the universe rather than the standards of everyday people.”
No matter what we do, Master wants us to consider others first, be compassionate, be able to let go selfish attachments, and care less for fame and benefit. I realized that I was a Dafa cultivator and also an administrator of a state-run enterprise. I needed to do well in every respect and to truly be a good person.
Refusing bribes with compassion
In managing hundred million-yuan construction projects, I strictly abided by the rules and regulations. Those who did not know me well would try to bribe me to get the project. I told them that I cultivated Falun Dafa, that my master required us not to take others' profits. I said, "One will lose virtue if one gets ill-gotten gains. Good is rewarded, and evil is punished." Someone once put money in an envelope and threw it down when he left. I looked for a chance to return it. When there was no one in his office, I wrote on the envelope, “I cultivate Falun Dafa, I cannot take money I haven't earned honestly. Please do not do this again.” I returned his money and also saved his reputation. He was deeply moved and respected me. He could not believe people like me still existed.
I refused tens of thousands of yuan like that, and people gradually learned who I was, that I did things honestly, and they stopped trying to bribe me. In time, none of my supervisors, co-workers, bosses, or relatives called me for favors anymore. Because I took responsibility at work and worked diligently, my supervisors really trusted me. As a group, we were able to complete many different projects without any quality or safety issues. Every year I received numerous awards, every one of them shining with the glory of Dafa.
Managing my staff well
Cultivating Falun Dafa also rectified many of my bad habits and eliminated numerous attachments, such as vanity, showing off, and jealousy. I was able to oversee my staff with compassion and consider issues from their standpoint. I hardly ever criticized or blamed them and never fired anyone or wrote letters to frighten them. I tried my best to be lenient. If someone did not do well, I would help him correct things myself. If someone was bad tempered with me, I would ignore it and not retaliate. If someone had a problem or specific difficulty and could not resolve it, I also would try my best to solve it for him. That way, everyone enjoyed working with me, and everyone got along well with each other.
Because I practice Falun Dafa, I am able to selflessly give with sincerity, be able to have forbearance, care less for fame and benefit, and remain compassionate. I am now retired, but my former staff are still pleased to see me and want to give me gifts. I know they are grateful for Dafa's compassion, expressed through me.
Falun Dafa is now embraced in over 100 countries, more and more people have learned and believe in Dafa. The CCP has been slandering and persecuting Falun Gong for over 13 years. How are practitioners able to remain so firm, and why are more people coming to practice Falun Gong? It is because Falun Dafa is really good, upright, and amazing! I hope people will learn more about Dafa. Once you know the truth, Dafa will bring you a wonderful future.