Talking to People about Dafa in a School Environment
(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Dafa practitioner who is a secondary school teacher. I was reported to the police by someone for talking to people about Falun Dafa in the Fall of 2007. The school asked me to write a repentance statement to not practicing Falun Dafa. They also promised to promote me to a basic level officer if I gave up practicing Dafa. I did not cooperate with them and refused the temptation. Thus, the school did not allow me to interact with the students and assigned me to do logistics work.
Eliminating Sickness Karma
When I was little I fell and injured my head, so I had been a little dull-witted. My mother and I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1994. During my junior year in high school, my father went to a parent-teacher conference and was told that I could not pass any college admission examination.
Before taking the examinations, I studied the Fa until late each night. As a result, I passed the tests and was admitted to a good university. Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) had opened my wisdom.
After I was admitted to the college, I took part in military training. One day when the training was almost over I fainted. The school allowed me to take a few days off to go home for a rest. When I got home, my mother had to cut off my socks and trousers as they were stuck to my body.
At home, I listened to Master Li's lectures. After studying the “Falun Dafa Lecture in Sydney" and the “Falun Dafa Lectures in the United States" I gained a deeper understanding of the principles that Master explained regarding sickness karma.
My entire body was swollen and I could barely open my eyes. My mother asked me: “Are you a practitioner?” I responded, “I am a practitioner.” She said: “What you said is all that is needed!” That night, I went through a lot of karma elimination without taking any medication.
Following the Dafa Standards
After graduating from the university, school principals from big cities came to our school to recruit and select teachers. One of my classmates and I were both interested in the same school, but there was only one position. I removed myself from consideration, so my classmate was hired.
This school principal introduced me to the principal of another school, but I told him again that I preferred to work at his school. He reconsidered and I was hired by his school.
Master said, “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)
At the beginning of the school year, each class collected 40 yuan in book fees, which was an extra bonus for the homeroom teacher. With more than 50 students, it amounted to more than 2,000 yuan! At that time, my salary was only about 600 yuan a month.
I am a Dafa practitioner and could not accept this money. But teachers in other classes all took it. After discussing this with my mother, I decided to put the money aside and give it to the students after they graduated. Three years later I returned the money and told them that I could not accept it because I was cultivating in Falun Dafa. I asked them to remember, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
Many years later a lady told me that she was the parent of one of my former students. She was a teacher herself. She admired the way I handled the so-called “book fees” and understood that Dafa was good. She also quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations.
Circumventing a Meeting to Criticize
When I was teaching the senior class in 2007, the school called a meeting of poor-academically performing students and their teachers. The teachers were asked to talk about the shortcomings of the students at the meeting.
“Wouldn't this be like a meeting meant to criticize?” I thought that the students' feelings would be deeply hurt. I should follow the Dafa principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” We should talk to them on a one-on-one basis about their problems and weaknesses.
I told a story at the meeting of a girl's college admission exams: “Originally her teacher told her father that the girl could not pass any college admission exam. But, as a result of her hard work, she was admitted to a good university and shocked her teachers and parents! This girl is now in front of you. I believe that, as long as the students are confident and study hard, anything can happen."
When the results of the college admission tests were posted in 2007, the students I taught scored number one in the entire region in that subject. The school had never seen such good results before. After the students graduated, I visited them at home, congratulated them, told them the truth about Falun Dafa, and persuaded them to quit the CCP.
Students Determined to Visit Me
After working in the logistics department, the school arranged an office for me and assigned me to sell goods. Many students surrounded me after their classes and asked me to tell them stories. I told them the truth about Dafa. When the principal and the director discovered what was going on, they wouldn't let the students into my office. They drove away one group, yet another group came in, and it was impossible to restrain the students.
While working in the logistics office I mastered a certain computer software. However, many of the school logistics staff were not able to use the software. The school principal had me teach logistic directors from other schools. This gave me the opportunity to clarify the facts about Dafa and the persecution. Almost everyone quit the CCP.
I also participated in the cataloging and classification work in the library. A lot of students and college internship students came to help. This provided me with a good opportunity to tell them about Falun Dafa.