(Minghui.org) Before I started practicing Falun Dafa in 2001, my celestial ear had opened and I had also developed supernatural capabilities. If someone had dislocated their arm or shoulder I would apply some simple treatments, and the person would be healed. It worked really well, so I hung up a sign in front of my home, opened a business, and began to treat people.

At the beginning, I refused to accept any money, and so my clients would offer me some eggs, flour and other groceries, but I also often declined them. I was merely thinking about doing good deeds and getting a good reputation.

However, I couldn't maintain my xinxing. Villagers traveled long distances to see me for treatment, and spent a lot of money, so I felt that it was a bit unfair for me to provide the services for free. Thus, I began to accept money for my treatments. Gradually, I wasn't happy if people didn't give me enough money.

After I healed some serious illnesses, I even began to look down on doctors and therapists at the hospital. My attachments to fame and self-interest flared up. I had no idea that my supernatural abilities were arranged for me to cultivate. I now understand that once someone develops certain abilities, they are very easily affected by fame and self-interest.

Making a Choice

I started to treat people in the fall of 2000, and about a year later I started practicing Falun Dafa. While Master was cleansing my body, I kept treating other people's illnesses and ruining my body. But Master didn't give up on me.

It is clearly explained in Zhuan Falun why a cultivator shouldn't treat illnesses with supernormal abilities. The consequences for doing so are to ruin one's body, without resolving the ill person's problem at the root. But, I continued to treat people all the same.

Then, I experienced unbearable pain. I felt that I had developed a serious illness, and I became physically weak. While suffering through this, I came to realize that I must make a choice: whether to practice Falun Dafa and do things according to Dafa's requirements, or continue treating others and ruining myself. I decided that I wanted only Dafa.

It wasn't difficult to stop treating clients, but it was much harder not to help relatives and friends, especially my siblings and my mother. When they were in pain I couldn't say “No”. I couldn't let go of sentimentality. Finally, Master's Fa opened my eyes.

Master said,

“The ailments and travails that people experience result from their karma, and karma is the product of past wrongdoings. So the ordeals that people face are how they pay for their karma. This means that nobody may change them. Changing them would be like letting people build up debt and never having to pay. So people’s lives can’t be freely changed, and it would be wrong to do so.” (The First Talk, Zhuan Falun, 2018 Translation Version)

Clarifying the Truth at a New Job

I had a dream once, hinting that I would find a job. Soon enough, I was hired as a chef in the cafeteria of a bathhouse.

However, I was disappointed after my first day at work. I hated the environment there. People talked about promiscuous things that happened there, and pictures of nude people were hung on the wall of the steam room. I thought that my mind might become contaminated with dirty things if I stayed there. I thought about quitting the job, but Master hinted to me in a dream that I should instead stop whatever was harming people there.

The next day, my boss, the owner of the bathhouse, asked me to do some grocery shopping with him. I said to him, “I practice Falun Dafa and cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, which is something totally different from the [government] propaganda [about Falun Dafa] you hear on television. If you still want to have me, then I'll work here.”

He told me that he had no objection to me working there. I then told him more about Falun Dafa and the importance of quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organization.

Protected from Being Persecuted

The area where I work is fairly high-end. Some residents are directors of police departments, division heads, Party secretaries of municipal committees, heads of Domestic Security Divisions, heads of the 610 Office, and other key CCP official posts.

When I told these people about Falun Dafa, some reported me to my boss. He told them: “He is my employee. I won't let any of you touch him.”

One of the managers said that the owner has protected me many times. Because of the good things he did, his business was going very well.

During the few years that I worked at the bathhouse, after I finished cooking in the morning, and cleaning the bathhouse cafeteria in the afternoon, I went out to talk to people about Dafa. In the evenings, I either studied the Fa or sent forth righteous thoughts until midnight.

The bathhouse had a high turnover of people working there, so I kept meeting new employees. I was not afraid to talk to them about Falun Dafa. I also clarified the truth to the new manager. Often, when a new employee came, someone would remind me to tell them about Falun Dafa. Many of my colleagues quit the CCP after I talked to them.

When people were in the cafeteria at lunchtime, a time when they were generally talking about promiscuous things, I turned on my mp3 player to broadcast Minghui podcasts about divine culture. I also played Pu Du, Ji Shi, or other Dafa music. Because of the righteous field, people seldom talked about those dirty things any more.

I often sent forth righteous thoughts at the bathhouse. Because of the righteous field, those nude pictures in the steam room were taken down.

While working at the bathhouse, I tried to live by a practitioner's standard, cultivating my xinxing, doing the Falun Dafa exercises, studying the Fa, sending forth righteous thoughts, and clarifying the truth. On the wall behind where I did the sitting meditation, there appeared 28 Udumbara flowers. I knew that Master was encouraging me.