(Minghui.org) Part 4: The Benefits of Falun Gong: Teachers (Part 4)
In China, even schoolteachers have fallen prey to the decline of moral values. Many harass and collect money from their students.
Teachers who practice Falun Gong, however, follow the practice's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in their daily lives. This article highlights four such teachers and how they have held to their faith during the 19-year persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese communist regime.
Ms. Fu Huiya teaches in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
Ms. Fu had heart disease when she was very young. As she grew up, she developed kidney disease, arthritis, and problems with her eyes, ears, and throat. She suffered significantly, as did her family. Her husband had to both work a job and care for her.
Ms. Fu was fortunate to begin practicing Falun Gong in April 1999, after which her diseases disappeared. She has since been very successful in her work. She has never needed to use her medical card during the past 20 years and has therefore saved the state a significant amount of medical expense.
Her husband no longer worries about her care. He now has more time to devote to his work and has had significant accomplishments.
As a teacher Ms. Fu follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and treats her students as if they are her own children. She not only teaches her students the subjects they need but also provides them with guidance on moral standards and takes good care of them in their daily lives. She has even provided financial help for students from poor families.
She contributes her talents to the school. Her work ethic and skills are acknowledged by the school and by students. She has been awarded as “honorable teacher” many times.
Mr. Yu Haiyong and his wife Ms. Wang Xuemei teach middle school in Haiyang, Shandong Province.
Mr. Yu found and began practicing Falun Gong in Autumn 1997. His mind and body improved significantly after he practiced for a month. He stopped his gambling habit and became more considerate at work. His teaching skills significantly improved.
Mr. Yu had suffered from Hepatitis B, migraine headaches, and ear issues. Within a month, all the symptoms disappeared and never returned.
Ms. Wang read the book Zhuan Falun in spring 1998 and benefited both physically and mentally. She has since been very healthy and has also developed a harmonious relationship with her mother-in-law.
At work, Ms. Wang treats her colleagues kindly and teaches her students patiently. She helps her students realize their own value to be more motivated. She also supports students with financial aid.
Her students recognized her positive changes after she started practicing Falun Gong. She also realized the changes herself. She felt more energetic and her students became more cooperative. Her classes became top-ranked. Even the principal recognized her accomplishments.
Ms. Zhuang Yan is a retired teacher from Changchun, Jilin Province.
Ms. Zhuang’s husband Mr. Pan Yi sustained injuries at work in the 1980s. He had multiple broken bones and had to undergo surgery to open his skull. He also has high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke history.
He was not, however, provided with the proper insurance and compensation by his workplace and the state. Under this significant pressure, he took out his frustration and resentment on his wife. Ms. Zhuang also had many diseases of her own. The family lived a miserable life.
Ms. Zhuang’s mother-in-law introduced Falun Gong to her in March 1996, after which Ms. Zhuang’s health improved and her thinking changed. She has since been happily taking care of her husband, and their relationship has become harmonious. At work, she has also been awarded “honorable teacher” many times and has also been recognized by her coworkers.
Mr. Shi Zehui teaches at Jianxiong College in Taicang, Jiangsu Province.
Both Mr. Shi and his wife Ms. Qin Yanqiu suffered from many diseases prior to 1997. Even after paying significant amounts for medical treatment, nothing improved for them. A doctor told Ms. Qin that she needed surgery which would be very complex and with a success rate of only 50 percent.
Ms. Qin lost hope and decided to give up on the treatments. She could no longer work as her health deteriorated further. Mr. Shi also had many diseases. They also had an 80-year-old mother and an 11-year-old son that needed their care. The family had no hope.
They started practicing Falun Gong in October 1997. Ms. Qin completely recovered after one week of practice, and Mr. Shi also became healthy after one month of practice. They have experienced the wonderfulness of Falun Gong. They have become healthy and the family has since lived happily.
These are just a few examples of teachers who practice Falun Gong, a self-improvement system introduced to the public in 1992. By the time it was suppressed by the Communist Party in 1999, the number of practitioners had reached about 100 million in seven years.
Just like other practitioners, these teachers were severely persecuted for their belief in Falun Gong. Ms. Fu was illegally arrested and detained multiple times and was sentenced to six years of imprisonment.
Ms. Wang was arrested four times and sent to forced labor camp for two years. Her infant was taken into custody along with her.
Mr. Yu was sent to a brainwashing center and detention center multiple times and sent to a forced labor camp for three years.
Ms. Zhuang also was arrested, tortured, and sent to a forced labor camp.
Mr. Shi was arrested seven times and sent to forced labor camp for three years and sentenced to a 12-year prison term. His wife Ms. Qin was arrested six times and was sent to a mental hospital for six months. She was also sent to a forced labor camp for 15 months, and sentenced to a four-year prison term.