Cultivating Solidly: Walking Every Step Well
(Minghui.org) My neighbor and my boss introduced me to Falun Dafa. I became the director of my company after I began practicing Falun Dafa. I knew this must have something to do with my cultivation state.
I spent my spare time writing truth-clarification letters to the Chinese Communist Party secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Commission, local government leaders, my teachers, the director of the police department, Party secretary of the village, and my relatives. I distributed Falun Dafa brochures on my way to or returning home from work, during breaks when attending meetings, and when going for a walk after dinner with my husband.
Other practitioners and I went to the countryside to talk to villagers about Falun Dafa, and we visited most households in the village. We heard many touching stories in the process.
Then I learned how to produce brochures, and printed some every day at work for practitioners and myself to distribute.
I was cultivating while introducing Dafa. First, I had to let go of my attachment to personal interests. Nowadays, almost everyone seeks personal gain. The managers complained that they didn't get bonuses or have apartments or cars like managers in other companies. I told them the principle of karmic retribution. Sometimes I gave them a bonus at the end of the year to satisfy their desires. I gave my bonus back to the finance department. I treated every colleague by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. My coworkers got along very well.
One temptation I encountered in my job was getting a kickback through making purchases. When I was buying large equipment, I always told the agents to quote me the lowest price without any kickback because I practice Falun Dafa and wouldn't accept it. Sometimes the salesperson gave me cash or gifts, which I donated to poor families.
Staying Calm When Experiencing Tribulations
I filed a case against Jiang Zemin, the former president of China, who launched the persecution against Falun Dafa, in 2015. One day my husband called me and asked what I had done because someone had reported me to the police.
I told him calmly that I had written a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin. He asked me to hide my Dafa books because the local government agents would come to see me, and I might be fired from my job.
The next morning my husband talked with the county government official who said he wanted me to resign. My first thought was to negate what he said and not walk on the path arranged by the old forces. I asked other practitioners to send righteous thoughts for me. I told the Party secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Commission that I regained good health from practicing Falun Dafa. He urged me to submit a resignation letter by noon. I decided that I would not resign.
By noon my husband rushed to me with a sample resignation letter and asked me to copy it. I tore it up when I read the reason for my resignation was because of my poor health. I kept sending righteous thoughts to negate the persecution and asked for Master Li's (the founder) help.
At one o'clock I went to the local county government and told the Party secretary that I didn't write the resignation letter because I was in good health, didn't make any mistakes, and asked him why I was not allowed to lodge a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin for his persecution of adherents.
He was angry and rang my husband. I had no fear and told him to protect me because I was a good person.
When my husband came home that night, he said that they were not going to force me to resign or transfer me to another organization, and that they wanted me to stay at home but pay me the same salary. They were afraid that I would do similar things at another job and cause trouble for them.
I had been a manager for over 20 years and cultivated away many of my attachments. Still, I had to let go of fear, selfishness, and seeking fame. I also had a lot of other attachments hidden inside that I hadn't identified. I had been thinking about changing my environment, so I had more time to study the Fa. So these things were happening because of my own desire.
I wrote a letter to every official in the county government telling them how I had benefited from practicing Falun Dafa, how hard I had worked at my job, and why I had written a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin. However, the town government still fired me.
Walking Every Step Well
I found another job where I was in charge of assembling products on-site and training the employees.
One day in July, while on a business trip I was intercepted by a policeman in the train station when going through security. He found a steel bearing in my luggage and I told him that it was a part for the equipment that I was going to assemble. Then he opened my bag and found Falun Dafa books. He was surprised. I told him that I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. He asked me to accompany him upstairs.
While walking up the stairs, I repeatedly asked Master to strengthen me in my heart. I knew Master had the final say, and nobody could touch me.
Six policemen searched my suitcase and purse. I told them what the steel bearing was for and explained that I was in good health because I practice Falun Dafa. I travel around the country and assemble heavy equipment at the age of 60. They found some Falun Dafa materials and books in my bag and took many photos of them.
I was not afraid at all. I kept telling the officers how good Falun Dafa is and how it was known around the world. I told them that I was in poor health when I was young and the company where my father worked refused to hire me after my father retired. I told them that I was energetic and happy now.
A policewoman looked me up and down and said that I was indeed in high spirits and in good health. I told her a story about a relative who believed in Falun Dafa and escaped injury when a boiler blew up.
She and another policeman listened, and even nodded their heads sometimes. She wanted to look at my mobile phone. I opened my work group on my mobile and showed her the pictures of how I assembled equipment and how I trained the staff. She said they were interesting pictures. She asked for a Falun Dafa amulet from me, and also a Falun Dafa book. I gave her my amulet but didn't give her a book because I had only one copy. I said she could find the Falun Dafa books herself if she really wanted them. I wrapped up my books and put them in my bag. I told her that I had to leave because a colleague was waiting for me. She walked me to the elevator.
These things happened because Master had given me an opportunity to explain the facts about Falun Dafa to the police. They still didn't know the truth about the Tiananmen Square Self Immolation incident, and didn't have a way to get the truth when access to so much is blocked by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). So I went to the officials. During the process, I was calm and compassionate and told them about the power of Falun Dafa. They learned what a Falun Dafa practitioner was like.