Persevering in Validating the Fa at Work
(Minghui.org) A good friend of mine clarified the truth about Falun Dafa to me and my family when he visited before the Chinese New Year in 2011. Although I am quite a stubborn person, I understood what he was saying and used my real name to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
My friend then brought me the book Zhuan Falun a few days later and asked me to read it from start to finish. I thought that even though the book was banned in China, my friend would not do anything to harm me, so I decided it must be worth reading.
I worked for a private company at the time, and lived in the employee dorm. I went back to work after the New Year carrying Zhuan Falun with me. I started to read the book in private during my free time in order not to let anyone see me. I felt the content of the book was very righteous, but sometimes a little too profound for me to accept.
When I had almost finished reading the second lecture, I suddenly had the symptoms of diarrhea. But it was not painful, nor did it affect my work. It was just like what Master (Li Hongzhi) described in Zhuan Falun.
A few days later I read the topic “The Issue of Eating Meat,” and meat tasted awful when I ate it that day. But the taste returned to normal the next day, just as Master said. I felt that Falun Dafa was really magical and decided to start practicing.
The Benefit of Letting Go of Loss and Gain
I became strict with myself about following Dafa’s standards after I started to cultivate. At work, I did my job diligently and was willing to help others. The workers elected me as a team lead on the factory floor.
After observing that other team leads kept the easy jobs for themselves, I told myself that I was a practitioner, and I should not be like that. Instead, I kept the difficult but lower-paying work for myself and assigned the easier work to others. I was thus the lowest-paid worker on the factory floor.
A team lead told me not to be so silly, and that he would never do things like that. I just smiled. I knew that I was a Dafa practitioner and that Master had asked us to:
“… attain the righteous Enlightenment of selflessness and altruism.” (“Non-Omission in Buddha-Nature, Essentials for Further Advancement)
One day during a factory floor meeting, a leader announced that the team leads would be paid the highest wages on the factory floor. A manager told me that this announcement was really meant for me, because during the managers’ meetings they had all talked about how I worked the hardest and was paid the least even though I was a team lead. The boss decided to pay me the most to be fair to good people. I knew that Master Li had used this incident to encourage me to do better at work.
Clarifying the Truth after a Conflict
My work requires a lot of coordination with colleagues, and sometimes there are misunderstandings and conflicts. A colleague came to me one day and questioned me harshly about why I had reported her to the leaders. I had not done such a thing and tried to explain that to her, but she did not want to listen. I felt unfairly accused and that it was not right.
I looked inward after getting home and realized that there are no coincidences in cultivation. It was time for me to improve my xinxing and let go of my attachments. Master said,
“Forbearance is the key to improving one’s xinxing. To endure with anger, grievance, or tears is the forbearance of an everyday person who is attached to his concerns. To endure completely without anger or grievance is the forbearance of a cultivator.” (“What is Forbearance (Ren)?” Essentials for Further Advancement)
I no longer tried explaining myself to her. I still greeted her when I met her, and although she was very cold to me, I was not affected inside. I gradually felt my feelings of being wrongly accused and my eagerness to validate myself become weaker and weaker.
A few colleagues told her about a month later that it was not me who had reported her to the bosses. She then realized she had been wrong to blame me and felt embarrassed. I told her, “It is our predestined relationship to work together. Having misunderstandings isn’t a big deal. Please don’t blame yourself. I am not angry with you at all.”
She was touched by my sincerity. I used this opportunity to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa to her, and I also persuaded her to withdraw from the CCP and its related organizations. She not only accepted what I said but also started to recite “Falun Dafa is good,” “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” frequently. She told me that she also asked her mother to recite “Falun Dafa is good.” I was truly happy for her!
I clarified the truth to many of my colleagues, especially the workers on the factory floor. Most of them agreed to withdraw from the CCP. I also used opportunities to clarify the truth to the leadership and office staff.
Master Always Makes the Best Arrangements
I had always wanted to clarify the truth to a female colleague who lived in the same company dorm, but we did not work in the same department and did not have many chances to interact. I tried to approach her a few times, but did not succeed. I thought it would be great if she happened to be in her dorm when I got off work.
Surprisingly, after I got off work, her dorm light was on. I knew that Master had arranged this for me. But what reason could I use to knock on her door? I then saw that her door was open and could see her inside. So I naturally said hello and clarified the truth to her.
I understand that although Master is not physically beside us, he knows everything we think and he lays everything out for us in advance. So all we need to do is to step out and do our part.
I have only talked about Dafa to my company's big boss twice. But the first time, he said he did not believe in gods, and then just asked me to do a good job.
Another chance came along when I was about to go home, and saw that his car was parked in front of the office building. I thought this might be an opportunity, and I asked Master to strengthen me to save him. I sent forth righteous thoughts while going to his office.
I started by talking about how many people only cared about their own interests, and did not consider whether their actions would cause harm to the company. I told him how Dafa requires us to be selfless and care about others, so I worked diligently without caring for personal gain or loss.
“If everyone in the company cultivated Falun Dafa, they would all do their jobs well, and the company would not need to use surveillance cameras on the workers,” my boss replied.
I went on to tell him about how the Tiananmen Square Self-Immolation was fabricated by the CCP and CCTV to incite hatred against Falun Dafa, and how there is a 270 million-year-old “hidden words stone” in Guizhou Province that has predicted the downfall of the CCP.
I also told him about the principle that good will be rewarded with good and evil will receive retribution. In the end, I said, “I do not consider you my boss today, but my brother. I just wish for you to understand the truth and have a bright future.”
My boss said that he understood everything I had said this time. He agreed to withdraw from the CCP and also asked me how to recite the phrase “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I told him that reciting the phrase would work no matter whether he recited it in his heart or out loud, as long as he was sincere. A sentient being was finally saved!
I understand that as long as we truly put others first, truly believe in Dafa, and have righteous thoughts, Master will arrange the best way for us. It is just as Master said,
“Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in springRighteous thoughts can save the people in this world”(“The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos,” Hong Yin Vol. II)
Let us all advance more diligently, save more sentient beings, and fulfill our responsibilities in the last stage of Fa-Rectification.