Following the Advice of Practitioners Greatly Benefited Our Business

By Zhi En in China( My husband and I have a thriving business and a happy life. I give credit to my parents who practice Falun Gong. They have influenced me a lot.

My husband and I operate an elementary school in our city that tutors English. I have been teaching and overseeing administration. Our school has an excellent reputation in our area.

Unlike other schools, we do not spend much money on advertising. However, student enrollment keeps growing through word-of-mouth because the students and parents are enthusiastic about our school.

Following a Practitioner’s Advice

My husband told my father about a stressful situation at our school about six years ago.

There was a well-known public foreign-language school in the city, and most students who attended our school for tutoring in English wanted to be admitted there after they graduated from elementary school. The school only accepts students with excellent English-language skills.

During recruitment for our school, the parents sign a contract that states, “Payment will not be refunded. Please think carefully before signing.”

However, two days before the beginning of class, the parents of five students who had signed contracts decided to withdraw and asked for refunds using different excuses. The real reason was that they had found a teacher who worked at the local secondary school, and they decided to send their children for private lessons at her house.

“If we refund,” said my husband, “Not only will we lose over 10,000 yuan in tuition for each of the five students, but it will also affect the school’s reputation and future enrollment. Most importantly, these five students have been among the top 10 in their class since second grade. We have helped them improve for the past four years. Now, they are excellent students and their chances of getting accepted by the elite secondary school are very high. I feel uneasy about letting them go and giving them a refund.”

My father said, “The behavior of these parents is wrong since they already signed the contract. However, you two are teachers and should take a higher attitude. Just give them refunds and let them go.”

He continued, “Although on the surface, you will lose some money and reputation, just act in accordance with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, do a good job, and care for your students as if they were your own children. If you can do that, the future of your school will be fine. And those parents who hurt you will give you virtue. Truthfulness- Compassion-Forbearance are the characteristics of the universe and rule everything. Everything on earth is watched by higher beings. They only bless good people.”

We have always respected our parents and also understood the importance of gaining virtue. So we accepted my father's advice and felt peaceful again. We gave back the tuition and added another five students to our class. I taught the class even more diligently.

As a result, seventy percent of our students were admitted to the elite secondary school. And from the five students who withdrew from the class, only one student was admitted. One of the parents of a child who did not get admitted told us that she should not have listened to the other parents.

Over the years, our family has always supported my parents’ practice of Falun Gong. We often sincerely say “Falun Dafa is good.” The entire family has already quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations.