Following the Dafa Principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance
(Minghui.org) I returned to my hometown in the countryside to teach after graduating from college. It is difficult to find any teacher willing to work in the countryside because of low wages. To improve my income potential, I quit my teaching job and set up a business.
I soon realized that it was accepted business practice to cheat, and I did not want to go down that road. I returned to teaching.
Obtaining the Fa
A coworker gave me a qigong magazine in 1997, which published an article recommending a ban of Falun Dafa. I was confused – if the goal for practicing qigong was to improve one's health, why ban Falun Gong? I asked my wife to borrow a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, because many of her coworkers practiced Falun Dafa.
After I read Zhuan Falun, I knew that Falun Dafa was exactly what I had been looking for. Thus, I became a Falun Dafa practitioner.
Displaying the Honesty of Practitioners
After the onset of the persecution of Falun Dafa, I was arrested for my faith in 2001 and held for six months. When I was released and returned to work, my school no longer allowed me to teach, and assigned me to the student services section. I worked hard, which was appreciated by my coworkers and the school administration.
After the head of the cafeteria took a sabbatical for one year, the school leadership assigned me to this task. Since the section head position was vacant, I was in charge of the entire section and reported to the school principal.
I had to serve lunch for 345 people. At the end of the first semester we had still 20,000 yuan in our budget. We used these funds to pay for meals that the leadership had eaten in various restaurants and hotels.
In the beginning of the second semester, a coworker said, “Students are charged quite a lot for food each semester, but the quality of the food is very poor. Where did all the money go?”
I felt guilty because I knew that the leadership team of the school spent students' lunch money for personal gain. I decided to act as a Falun Dafa cultivator. I talked to the chef to change the food plan, to make the meals more nutritious.
We changed the lunch menu and offered two main entrees each day. Students began to have meat in their lunch instead of tofu and cabbage only.
When asked if the budget would suffice, or if the cafeteria would be in debt. I said, “I'm a Dafa practitioner, I must follow the principles 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance', and I can't commit a wrong deed.”
I made sure that there was something left at the end of the semester for the beginning of the new semester. My managers never asked me to pay for their hotel or restaurant bills again.
Good Person Rewarded and Blessed
My sister and her husband moved in with us and stayed with us for four years. My brother-in-law did not have a job, so he started a small business. I treated them very well. I often told them the facts about Dafa, and gave them the Minghui Weekly magazine to read. They knew that Dafa was wrongfully persecuted, and the propaganda against Dafa by the government owned media was fabricated. They understood that Falun Dafa was good for people and society in general.
My sister could not get pregnant. She had been on medicine for many years. Her husband's parents were very concerned, and often mailed them various drugs hoping that one would help.
My brother-in-law told me that a man was saying bad things about Dafa on the bus one day. He asked the man whether or not he knew the facts of Dafa, and told the man that he could only make comments about Dafa if he had learned more about Dafa. I complimented my brother-in-law for defending Dafa in public, and said that he did a great job.
A month later, my sister told us that she was pregnant. They returned to our hometown, where my brother-in-law found a very good job. My sister bore a healthy son soon after that.
It was just as Teacher said,
“Any person who can align with Dafa is truly a good person, and will be rewarded and blessed with health and happiness.” (“On Dafa” from Zhuan Falun)