Master Gives Me Wisdom
(Minghui.org) I used to have poor health. I also looked down on others and seldom forgave people, but since I started practicing Falun Dafa in October 1997, I have been strict with myself in following the Fa teachings to become a better person.
I look inward when facing problems, and have gradually improved my character and found a happier life.
Passing Tribulations by Believing in Master
Master has been frequently cleansing and purifying my body since 1997. Every time a symptom of “illness” appears, I always remind myself that it is a good thing as Master is using it to clean up my body.
I have found that my tribulations come suddenly and leave quickly. These tribulations have never affected my job or study, and they often take place when I'm taking a break or alone at home.
For example, last weekend after breakfast, I suddenly felt that my head was heavy and I felt sick. My whole body was uncomfortable. I thought that it would be better if I took a nap, and then I would be all right when I got up.
I only slept for about 10 minutes, before I needed to go to the toilet to vomit. My stomach was in such extreme pain that I couldn’t stand up. I just curled up in a ball, sweating all over.
Things were so bad that I thought I might faint from the pain. When I couldn’t bear it anymore, I said to Master, “I don’t think that I can stand it anymore.”
I feel that I'd let Master down because I couldn't bear the pain. I was restless and still had to run to the bathroom many times.
The pain subsided somewhat later in the day, but I was still extremely uncomfortable.
The next morning when the alarm clock rang, the pain was gone. I got up to do the exercises as usual and then went to work. I felt fine the entire day, except that I had no appetite and didn’t feel much like moving around.
It wasn't until three days later that I could eat normally.
Master Opens Up My Wisdom
After I got married, I decided to take the tests to enter a postgraduate course. I thought that an advanced degree would enable me to find a better job in the future. Nobody in my family believed that I would be successful and they thought there was no way I would be admitted to a university.
It was 1999, and the persecution of Falun Dafa had just started. Under the influence of the Chinese Communist Party's constant slander, the whole country began to suppress and slander the practice. While preparing for the exams, I was preoccupied with judging what was right or wrong amid all of the lies and propaganda about Falun Dafa.
I never doubted Master and Dafa, and even when I was revising for an exam in politics, I never repeated any content that slandered Dafa. I also made up my mind not to answer such questions in the exam.
My heart was on the Fa, so Master opened up my wisdom. I sailed through the exam and received the third highest score.
I was later admitted to a PhD program. I spent every morning studying the Fa and doing the exercises, and wrote my essays in the afternoon. When writing my essays, I was able to think very clearly. As a result, I completed my PhD with flying colors.
Measuring Everything with the Fa
I found a job at a university, where I came across all kinds of people and a wide range of things that often made me upset. I looked inward and assessed everything with the Fa.
I had to suppress my resentment to being treated unfairly and hold back my grievance and anger many times. It wasn't easy. I may have appeared calm on the outside, but internally I was still very upset.
However, I followed the Fa principles and constantly reminded myself that I am a Dafa practitioner.
I forced myself to deal with thing in accordance with the Fa, and whenever I did, things turned out for the better. Every time I did it this way, I became more broad-minded and appreciated others more.
I was only an ordinary tutor when I started working, but the dean of my department kept promoting me because of my good performance.
Every time I was promoted, I did not regard myself as being better than anyone else, but took it as another opportunity to practice cultivation in a new environment arranged by Master.
Two senior tutors seemed to resent me and often tried to find fault with me. I made sure to behave as a Dafa practitioner, and gradually, they became more friendly towards me.
I was promoted again to be a deputy dean of my department, and had to closely liaise with my boss and people from different offices every day.
I had only a wish to do the job well, and reminded myself that it is a good opportunity to give up attachments to things such as fame, personal gain and jealousy.
Whenever I felt uneasy in my heart, I looked inward to remove my attachment. This way, I quietly worked in the position for four years.
Becoming a College President
I was constantly recognized by my leadership, and was promoted to be the president of a branch college in 2014.
Besides facing all the students, faculty, departments and leaders, I needed to manage all aspects of communication and coordination.
I was at a loss as to what to do when facing the fact that some situations in the college were decadent, and the staff had low morale and didn’t work hard.
Many times when I got home from work, I said to Master in my mind: “I want to give up the job and don’t want to be a leader.” But when I realized that I was wrong in thinking this way, I reassured myself by saying, “Master, I won’t shirk my responsibilities—or I am not a Dafa practitioner. With Master and the Fa backing me, I will do everything well.”
I have now been president of the college for two years. I have not only managed the college well, but my success has also been recognized by the university. Tutors and students have also been awarded for their achievements.
I am fully aware that I cannot do my job well by myself. It is Master who has been looking after me. As long as I am on the right path and with my mind on the Fa, Master will give me wisdom and help me out.
When I fail to consider everything thoroughly, somebody will remind me or I will overhear somebody mention the issue, so that I can avoid making mistakes.
The above is my personal sharing. Please point out if anything is inappropriate.