[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] Cultivate Well, and Master Arranges the Best
(Minghui.org) On this World Falun Dafa Day, I want to wish Master a happy birthday. Thank you for your salvation and everything you've granted me!
I started reading Falun Dafa books when I was nine years old in 1996, but since I was young, I didn't really pay attention to cultivating my xinxing.
One day in 2005, it was as if I was suddenly submerged in Dafa because every word suddenly made sense. That was when I truly began cultivating and living by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. From then on, I began to pay attention to improving my xinxing.
I would like to share how I benefited from Dafa.
After I graduated from college in 2009, I faced the job-seeking dilemma like everyone else. My father got anxious; he wanted to use his connections to arrange for me to work in the airport or petroleum system, which meant better benefits and a stable future.
Master taught us in Zhuan Falun:
“The entire life of a practitioner has been rearranged.”
“I would say that a true practitioner should follow a higher standard.” (Zhuan Falun)
I am a cultivator now. Master arranged everything for me the day I began cultivation, so I made up my mind to face this with righteous thoughts. It didn't matter how noble or humble the job was, as long as I could cultivate well.
If I followed the unhealthy trend of using backdoor connections and bribery, I would be reinforcing the trend and tarnishing the reputation of a Dafa disciple.
My uncle suggested that I take the exam for a civil servant position. I thought that, as long as I could make it by myself, that would do. I registered for the exam in September of 2009 and purchased the preparation materials.
During the preparation class, I went through the very first test of life and death: the teacher suddenly began slandering Falun Dafa in the middle of teaching.
I had similar experiences when I was in high school, but I was afraid each time and couldn't speak up. I would send forth righteous thoughts silently and regret not speaking up afterwards.
But I felt that I should not be afraid anymore. I wanted to stand up and tell the teacher that he was wrong. However, I felt a large amount of fear envelop me. I felt suffocated; I stood up, but I could not talk.
Everyone stared at me as I walked out.
I began crying in the hallway. I made up my mind to tell the truth about the persecution to the teacher.
Eventually, I confronted him and told him that he was wrong. He had been deeply poisoned and refused to listen. But he never slandered Falun Dafa after I talked to him, and he even said that people should have their own beliefs. I knew Master helped me that day and cleansed him.
I did not remember how I got home that day. I felt light, and the substance of fear decreased considerably.
I had only one month to prepare for the exam, and it seemed quite difficult since there was a lot of material covered. But I made sure to do the three things even while studying for the exam, focusing myself on assimilating with the Fa.
After the written portion of the exam, much to my surprise, I scored the highest even though I had only a short time to study such complicated material. Thank you, Master!
Another xinxing test was waiting for me right after I passed the written test, however. My uncle told us that we had to pay our way to get the position; last time, the person who passed with the top written score was let go because he did not bribe the proctor who gave him the oral test.
My mother and I discussed the situation and remembered what Master told us:
“Thus, our practitioners should be like this even less so, as a practitioner should follow the course of nature. If something is yours, you will not lose it. If something is not yours, you will not have it even if you fight for it.” (Zhuan Falun)
We are cultivators. We only abide by the principles of the Fa, not the trends of ordinary society. I am fortunate that I have Master, and I know my top written score was also granted by Master. I made up my mind to walk on path of cultivation.
My parents accompanied me to a different city for the oral test, which went smoothly. Two weeks later, I was notified that I had scored in second place! I was arranged to work in my first choice city. What's more, the company needed one more person and also hired my husband!
He had initially been deceived by the Communist Party's propaganda, but he later learned the truth and has been cultivating in Dafa with me for some time now.
In today's China, it is particularly hard to find a job after graduation. Others commented that it would cost at least 500,000 yuan to obtain such a job, but I got it without spending a penny.
I am deeply grateful for Master's salvation and protection. Master gave me everything. I will continue to cultivate solidly and do what a cultivator should do.
Thank you, Master!