Following Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, Gaining Without Pursuit
(Minghui.org) When I was a child, I often looked up at the stars, thinking about why we came to this world. Lying in bed before sleep, I often thought, “Is death just like going to sleep, a sleep that I wouldn't wake up from?”
These childhood thoughts gradually faded away as I grew up. However, I never stopped thinking about the meaning of life.
I Started Cultivating Dafa
I received a copy of Zhuan Falun in August 1995. When I finished reading the book for the first time, I was shocked upon coming to understand the meaning of life for the first time in my life.
Tears ran down my face; I found what I had been searching for.
Since then, I followed the teachings of Dafa and conducted myself according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I treated people kindly and spoke the truth in my daily life; I put in a lot of effort to be a good person.
Being Persecuted for My Belief in Falun Dafa
Jiang Zemin started the persecution of Falun Dafa in July 1999. At the time I was a senior in college and was expelled for my persistent belief in Falun Dafa. The department director told me, “We have talked to your classmates and they all said that you are a very good person. However, we have no choice.”
Because of my belief in Falun Dafa, and for telling people the truth about Dafa and the persecution, I was arrested and sentenced to nine years of imprisonment in July 2002.
In prison, the police tortured me using various brutal means, trying to force me to give up my belief in Dafa. They deprived me of sleep, forced me to stand for a long time, forced me to run for long distances and beat me violently.
After I was released, It was very hard for me to make a living since I did not have a college diploma and had been separated from society for a long time. No matter what I did, however, I kept in mind that I am a Dafa practitioner and I must follow the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.
Following the Teachings of Dafa in My Daily Life
I decided to start my own business in 2013. I made fruit juices at home using a juice extractor and delivered them to my customers in office buildings.
Even though there was no one watching me make the juices at home, I followed my conscience and never cut corners in the process.
Washing the fruits is an important step in the process, and I washed all the fruits as thoroughly as I would for myself. I promised my customers pure fresh juice and I never added a drop of water.
Moreover, I only collected payment at the end of the week. I gained my customers’ recognition with the quality of the juices I provided and with my trust in them.
In 2017, I joined a company doing sales work. The company owner had described the position to me as selling agricultural products on the internet.
After I began working, however, I noticed that the products we delivered to the customers were not as good as we had promised. I considered this to be cheating.
Although the company paid me well, I decided that I should not continue the job as I didn't want to deceive the customers.
After quitting that job, I came to work for the company I am still with now. This company makes intelligent vehicle equipment and my job is to sell the company's products to auto repair shops.
I sold a product on the last day of March 2018, and my supervisor suggested that I count the sale into the following month's sales. This way I would get a commission of nearly 1,000 yuan for the sale.
However, the auto repair shop which bought the equipment would lose 600 yuan in rebate for the current month. It was completely up to me how to count this sale and either way, I would be compliant with the rules.
I thought that as a Dafa practitioner I should consider others first; I counted the sale into the current month’s records and the auto repair shop got the benefit of the rebate for the sale.
Telling People about Falun Dafa and the Persecution to Save Lives
The company later asked me to train two fresh college graduates who had just joined the sales team. After training them with the product knowledge, I talked to them about Falun Dafa and the persecution, as well as quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
They all received what I said very well and quit the CCP and its organizations. I told them at the time, “Understanding the truth about Falun Dafa and quitting the CCP and its organizations will bring you fortune and blessings. Maybe your sales will be very good.”
At that time, they did not even dare to think about achieving good sales. According to the company's historical data, sales personnel who were fresh graduates and had no sales experience usually did not achieve high sales volumes.
However, they all generated sales on the first day they started working and they continued generating good sales in the days following.
Our colleagues all thought that they were very lucky, when in fact, it was because they made the right choice, and Dafa brought them good fortune.