A Fundamental Change in My Moral Character
(Minghui.org) As a financial leader for an education department in my city, I was in charge of over 50 middle and elementary schools. It was a powerful position to many people. However, I let myself become dishonest by taking advantage of my job to accept gifts and invitations to dining out. In return, I allowed some of their charges to be reimbursed on school accounts.
I was always depressed and in poor health. I searched many places looking for a true master to guide me in cultivation, but to no avail. One day, I prayed to a Buddha statue in my home, asking: “Please help me to return back to heaven. The human world has too much suffering, and there is nothing I want except to cultivate.”
Falun Gong Changed Me Fundamentally
A few days later, my colleague gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, and told me to read it as soon as possible. I finished reading the entire book in two days, feeling that it was exactly what I was looking for.
The diseases I used to suffer, such as nerve pain, arthritis and neurasthenia disappeared shortly after my practice of Falun Dafa began. So I was in a good mood most every day. Family members and other colleagues saw my changes, and some of them also started to practice Falun Dafa.
I had realized that my bad health and difficulties in life were all caused by my karma. Since then, I stopped taking those gifts and free meals that I should not have accepted in the first place. I am now considerate of others, often offering to help colleagues in my workplace. I applied the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to conduct my behavior and showed people the goodness of Dafa. Whoever contacted me, even after the persecution of Falun Dafa started, all knew Dafa was discredited, and they understood that practitioners were good people.
Proving Dafa’s Goodness In a New Workplace
After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started its persecution of Falun Dafa, I was discharged from public employment due to my belief. I was illegally sent to forced labor camps twice after I went to Tiananmen Square in Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong.
I went to the south of China in 2005 and worked for a foreign company with a friend’s help. I was mainly responsible for warehouse and sales management.
The owner knew my situation and something about Dafa and that practitioners were honest and good people. He offered me double pay, but I declined. I would not take even one penny that I did not deserve, although I badly needed money due to the persecution.
The management of the warehouse was a chaotic mess; some employees stole products to sell, and there were about 2,000 products lost in one year. I began to set up a new warehouse management system, rearranged the inventory, and established a running account. Any materials that were loaned out and/or returned had to be recorded with an acceptable reason and time to make sure the account was understandable.
This strict management prevented the thefts that went on previously. The former thieves tried to convince me to be on their side, but I refused. They complained to the boss using false claims and even threatened to stab me with a knife. I had been a fearful person before I practiced Falun Dafa. Now I knew that I ought to rectify all bad things.
I held the thought that Falun Dafa’s Master would take care of me. So I continued working on the new management system. Later, no more products were missing and over a million yuan was saved each year. My boss approved of my work, so I told him my Falun Gong practice helped me to achieve that.
I treated everyone kindly and used any opportunities that came up to spread the facts about Falun Gong and the persecution. Some agreed to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, while some watched the Shen Yun DVD.
On one occasion, my company organized a group of model workers to travel to Hong Kong, and I was one of the employees selected. However, if I had gone, there would have been no one to handle our warehouse shipments, so I gave up the chance to go.
My colleagues saw that I never argued for profits and worked hard at my job and even did extra work. They said they never saw such a foolish person. I knew I was not foolish and only because of being a Dafa practitioner with high principles could I do that. Every day I came to work early and left late; I worked six days a week and finished nine years work in eight years.
Our company applied for ISO quality system certification, requiring each sector to work in accordance with the same day-to-day management standards. All the staff was resistant to change and not willing to implement the standards. The sales sector then asked me to complete this job.
I had no idea how to do this, so I asked the person in charge of the ISO certification to teach me how to make forms, record the information, and how to summarize the statistics. All of my work helped the company successfully pass that year’s certification check. The ISO work in my sales sector was considered to be the best at our company’s annual meeting and also won unanimous recognition in our city. I had worked there for eight years and removed many of my attachments.
Dafa principles guided me to cast off many human notions and attachments. My boss asked me again and again to come back there long after I left the company. I knew it was a Dafa practitioner’s behavior that won over his admiration. He got to know that Falun Dafa was good.
Proving Dafa Is Good in My Family Environment
The persecution of Falun Dafa began destroying my family life, as I was fired from a highly desired job. Many of my relatives and friends had misunderstandings and even hostility towards my practice. I kept contacting them, however, and showed them the goodness of Dafa through my actions.
My mother, who is 80 years old, has had to take medicine for over 20 years for high blood pressure, which also led to kidney failure six years ago. After she checked into the hospital, her sickness became worse.
I arrived at the hospital after being notified that she was critically ill. My younger sister and I kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion- Forbearance is good” into my mother’s ear. One hour later, the doctor came to check and found she was better. He was surprised by this.
It was winter time. My younger brother and sister, as well as the doctors, nurses and patients on the same floor all caught colds. My brother and sister had taken medicine and were given injections, but were not any better.
After I spent the entire day in my mother’s hospital room, I felt weak and it seemed like I also had a cold. I asked my brother to take care of my mother. That evening I sat in meditation and studied the Fa. I then got up early the following morning to practice the exercises.
My mother then saw that my cold was completely gone when I arrived. She told my brother, “She has not taken a single pill, but after just one night of sleep, her sickness was healed. On the contrary, you’ve been taking medicine and having injections for so long, with no improvement.” She began to believe the truth about Dafa after that.
My mother was not feeling well early this year and was again sent to the hospital. The medical specialists suggested a conservative treatment. My mother decided to check out of the hospital one week later. I told her to repeatedly listen to the Fa and sincerely recite “Falun Dafa is good.” She was illiterate, but learned to recite four Falun Dafa poems.
I took my mother to the hospital for a blood test. The results showed she was back to normal. The doctors who had diagnosed her before were amazed and said that this was indeed a miracle! I knew it was the power of Dafa and Master’s compassion at work.