Validating Dafa at Work
Physical and Mental Benefits
When I first read the main book of Falun Dafa, Zhuan Falun, my outlook on life changed. The teachings in the book felt right to me, and I was happy and excited. I began to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and applied them at home and at work. I am now 55 years old, and I began Falun Dafa cultivation practice in 1995.
The practice improved my physical health and purified my mind. People face many pressures in life. They are worried about their future and often feel helpless. Dafa practitioners are looked after by our master and his Fa. We are happy and feel good about our lives and our future.
Being an Honest Sales Associate
The priority for most people in society today is to make money. Practitioners of Falun Dafa are cultivating to let go of fame and fortune. I used to take small tools home from work for my personal use. After learning Dafa, I realized this was wrong. I returned the tools and paid my supervisor for any that I had broken.
I worked for this supervisor again years later, and he told me with admiration that no other employee of his had ever returned tools like I had done. He always signed my expense reports without question or hesitation. Others asked why he didn't check over my expenses as he did theirs.
He replied, “I know I do not need to check her reports; she is honest.” When I heard about his comment, I was touched. I was like that because I practice Falun Dafa.
When I worked in the sales department, I had many opportunities to interact with different vendors, who often gave me gifts. After becoming a practitioner, I stopped accepting their money and gifts. I wrote to the vendors and explained that I practiced Falun Dafa and would handle their work properly. I said that it was not necessary to give me gifts, but that I appreciated the thought. I also wrote to them about Falun Dafa, and sent them Shen Yun DVDs and encouraged them to watch them. Many vendors were pleasantly surprised and appreciated my kindness and honesty.
A contact person for one of our suppliers had a conflict within her company. She asked me for written proof of our business transactions. I was hesitant to get involved, but after thinking further, I decided that what she had asked me to provide were just the facts, so I should handle her request honestly. I gave her the documentation she had requested. She was very grateful for my assistance, and this helped her resolve her conflict.
My company gave me a cell phone and allowed for a high reimbursement amount every month. I always submitted an accurate report of my expenses. Sometimes I had expenses for personal calls and paid for those at the finance department. The financial contact person for our department joked with me about my honesty. After the persecution began in 1999, a coworker told others in public, “I am not familiar with Falun Dafa, but I know that all Falun Dafa practitioners in the company are good people and good employees.”
Being a Kind Manager
I was promoted to department manager for my diligent, hard work. I did my best to help everyone in my department, even staying late to help those who were working overtime.
At performance evaluations and for bonus assessments, I have always been fair with my staff. For instance, I was consulted on how to distribute bonus allowances for those who work in high-temperature areas. I told my boss to give more to those workers instead of distributing the money proportionally based on salary level. My boss raised an eyebrow and said, “Don’t make that kind of comment to other managers; they want the money.”
After I was persecuted, this manager always spoke well of me. She protected me as much as possible. She encouraged me to tell other employees about Falun Dafa so that they would understand how it was being slandered. When I was absent due to persecution, the staff in my department gave me a lot of support and continued to work well in my absence.
I earned the trust and respect of my colleagues, customers, and business partners because of my sincerity and hard work. I told people about my practice of Falun Dafa and always helped them to understand the truth. Most of them agreed with me and many became my friends and stayed in contact with me.
As a practitioner, I feel happy and relaxed when I meet the requirements of Falun Dafa. Thank you, Master Li, the founder and teacher of Falun Dafa, for this wonderful opportunity.
It is my hope that more people will read Zhuan Falun and understand the truth about Falun Dafa.