Tech Manager: Gaining So Much After Giving Up Pursuit
(Minghui.org) I graduated from National Taiwan University with a doctoral degree in Electronic Engineering and I currently work as a manager at a technology company in the Xinzhu Science District.
I learned Falun Gong in 2000. During the summer of my junior and senior years of university, I spent most of my time cramming for the graduate entrance exam. One day, while my roommates were out studying, I was alone in the dorm. I felt tired after reading a book and wanted to take a break and turned on the TV.
I saw a program about the family of Professor Zhang Qingxi from the Department of Economics at my university. They were talking about how they had benefited mentally and physically from practicing Falun Gong. Prof. Zhang explained that Falun Gong does not accept donations and is free to learn.
I thought to myself, “It does not cost me anything, I have nothing to lose. Why don't I find out a bit more about it?” After a few days, I went to the bookstore and bought Zhuan Falun.
I have always been interested in religions and qigong since I was a child, but had not been able to find what I was searching for. After I finished reading Zhuan Falun for the first time, I was pretty shocked. This was what I had been looking for. I found answers to many of my questions about life and human beings, and began to understand the meaning and purpose of cultivation. But I was still young and preoccupied with my studies. I thought it was mostly for people who were older, so I decided to cultivate at a later time.
After I got into the graduate program, I was very busy with school and I had financial pressure, as well. I was holding down 2-3 tutoring jobs to pay my bills and was stressed out. After I had a chance to take a breath, I thought about cultivation. I went on the Internet to see when the next nine-day lecture class would be held. I completed the nine-day class and learned the five exercises. Since then, I have been on my spiritual journey.
When I was a child, I got sick all the time. My mom took me to the doctors every few days. I had also been on a regimen of herbal medicines as supplements. When I was in secondary school, I was very skinny although I had grown taller.
During high school and university, I suffered from insomnia. I would go to bed at 12 midnight and not be able to fall asleep until 4 a.m. It affected my academic performance and my health.
After I started to read Zhuan Falun, I was able to go to bed after reading and fall asleep right away. Shortly afterward, my stomach problem that had been bothering me for as long as I could remember disappeared. In addition, I was born a hepatitis B carrier. I had low energy and I looked tired, especially when I did not sleep well. After practicing Falun Gong, I do not feel tired as easily and I am energetic in general and I look healthy. Falun Gong has brought me good health.
While I was in the Ph.D. program, I followed Master Li's teachings of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and did not pursue fame and gain. I took on many tasks that no one wanted to do, such as bookkeeping, maintenance of workstations, procurement of equipment, etc. I never complained that I had too much to do; all I wanted to do was to create a good work environment for everyone, because Master Li Hongzhi taught us to be selfless and altruistic.
My fellow Ph.D. students had very specific research topics whereas mine was on system integration, which made it difficult for me to graduate on time. Even my supervisor was worried. However, in my third year, one of my papers was published in an authoritative journal in the field of circuit design, and I also received the Outstanding Research Award from the Institute of Electronics. My supervisor was very pleased. He said, “Good things happen to the pure-minded.” He was grateful that he had me as his student, as I was very dedicated and selfless, and happy that I was able to graduate on time.
I know this was all because I practice Falun Gong. Although it appeared that I missed out on certain things, I received the most in the end. In my five years in the Ph.D. program, not only was I esteemed by my professors, I had also earned the respect of my fellow students. I also had outstanding academic achievements. Had I not been a Falun Gong practitioner, I would have been unhappy with the extra work that I had to do and I would have felt that it was unfair. Falun Gong has taught me to ask for nothing, but I've gained a lot in the process.
Now I have my own family and my wife is also a Falun Gong practitioner. We teach our two children to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and hope that they grow up to be people of high moral character.
I hope that more people who are searching will discover Falun Gong, a wonderful cultivation practice, and find the truth of life and hope.