Clarifying the Truth and Awakening the Conscience of People
(Minghui.org) The management team in my company suddenly announced my retirement when I was in my 40s and still at the peak of my career. The reason was that I didn’t give up my belief in Falun Dafa. I was not prepared for the sudden announcement.
One state-run company hired me that very afternoon, and offered me a salary much higher than my pension. I didn’t know how they got my retirement information. I offered to work half a day every day so that I could spend the other half day on Dafa projects, and they could pay me at their discretion. They agreed immediately, and still offered the same salary. I told them that I practiced Falun Dafa. They said that they knew it.
I thus started my new job immediately. I realized later that Master had arranged this opportunity for me.
Admiring Falun Gong Practitioners
My new employer asked me to take charge of construction of a rock tunnel, which was given a short timeline. They were hoping that I could meet the timeline. When the work came to the stage of building a large span, I noticed that the gravel the construction team used to fill the concrete had too much earth, and was not up to standard, and if such gravel was used, the quality would be compromised. I stopped the work, and told them to wash and screen the gravel before continuing the construction.
The company became anxious about the work delay. The chief engineer of the construction team called me at 11:00 p.m. and took me for a ride. They stopped their car half way at an entertainment salon, and said that they would go inside and relax, and then gave me a pack of cash wrapped in newspaper. They said it was a reward for my hard work. I urged them to go to the construction site, because there was urgent work there. They said there was no work there. I realized what they meant, and gave back the money. But they insisted on giving it to me. I became angry and threatened to throw the money out of the window into the ditch.
The chief engineer asked, “You don’t want it for sure?” “No.” I assured him without any doubt. “Then why were you so cruel as to stop our work?” he asked. “To guarantee the quality of our work. This is a large span.” I said. “Is this the only reason for stopping the progress?” “Yes, of course!” He stared at me for a while, and then put up his thumb and said, “I admire you. I will take you back home, and then go to the construction site to wash and screen the gravel. I will assure the quality of the gravel.”
I clarified the facts about Falun Dafa and the principles of being a good person sometimes later. They were touched, and said, “I have worked on the construction site for many years. Other people ask for money from us while you Falun Dafa people refuse to accept it. I admire you!”
One day a supplier from Southern China delivered equipment to the construction site. He knew that I liked to drink tea, and gave me some fresh tea. He told me to keep it to myself, and not to give it to the other people. Two years later when I started to drink that tea, I found half a bag of cash underneath the tea boxes. It took me a while to find him. I thanked him for his generosity, but told him that I would not accept the money, because I practiced Falun Dafa. I clarified the truth to him. We became good friends, and he invited me many times to visit him.
Trusting and Recognition of Falun Dafa
I have 20 years experience in tunneling construction. So the project progressed smoothly, and quicker than expected. The management team praised me and rewarded me. They asked me to take charge of project approval applications.
A month later I was asked to take charge of building renovations, equipment installation, equipment automation, and financial costs up to 50 million yuan. The senior manager said to me, “We will be at ease if you take charge of all these projects, especially the financial part. When I sign the final documents, I will have no worries, and will sleep soundly at night.”
They knew that I practiced Falun Dafa. It was not a trust of me personally. Instead, it was a trust in Falun Dafa, and recognition of Falun Dafa.
Clarifying the Truth Whenever Possible
I was later assigned to do a new job, reviewing special engineering drawings. I would not approve any drawings that were not up to standard or would affect the construction quality. But I was flexible. We had many young engineers who were very capable and very conscious of their reputations. I often respected their way of creating the drawings and didn’t find fault. So they got along well with me. I laid a good foundation for my clarifying the truth to them in the future. Some practitioners joked with me that I would have many engineers in my future world.
My workplace was near a scenic site where many tourists visited. During the morning and afternoon breaks, I went there to clarify the truth to people. One day I came across eight young people from America, and guided them through the scenic spot with my broken English. I clarified the truth to them at the same time. I taught them to read in Chinese “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” on the amulets I gave them. One young fellow walked for a while, then turned, and said loudly to me in Chinese, “Falun Dafa is good.” I gave him a thumb up.
I walked to my company every day, even though it was quite far away. I clarified the truth to people on the way. I have been doing this for more than ten years.
One day my wife and I passed a park where there were many flowers. The flowers attracted tourists, many of whom were students. I took photos for them, and also talked about the flowers. They were happy and thanked me. I clarified the truth to them and helped them withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. I sometimes gathered them together and clarified the truth to them as a group. One day I distributed 37 amulets. Two women students didn’t get one and were disappointed.
Saving Cost for a Project
I had to visit the construction sites while reviewing engineering drawings. I was asked by one site to visit every Saturday. When I visited them for the first time, the workers there were anxious for not being able to fix a problem. Many beam-column joints caused reinforcing bars (rebar) to be bent too much in too many places, and they were unable to continue the construction. Given my experience and judgment, I asked them to abandon the bent rebar in the joints, and use straight rebar instead. This achieved the same effect.
They saved 60,000 yuan by following my suggestion and completed the project quickly. They were very happy. I took this opportunity to clarify the truth to them, and urged them to withdraw from the CCP and its youth organizations.
I like to tour the construction sites by myself, so that I can solve any problems easily, and clarify the truth to workers without interference. I often chat with them and help them with their work whenever needed. I then take the opportunity to clarify the truth to them.
One day my wife and I bought some consumables for our materials production site at a shop in another city. We clarified the truth to the owners, and they agreed to withdraw from the CCP. After we left, a young man from the shop came after us. He asked for Dafa books and other materials. He also wanted me to teach him the exercise movements. He looked very sincere. At the same time he talked on his cell phone to the other party where we were in detail. I realized that he was reporting us to the police. I was starting my car to leave. He held my car door and didn’t let us go. My wife got out of the car and tried to push him aside. At that time a police car arrived. Nine police officers got out and opened my car door. They searched my car and took photos. They matched the consumables against the amulet plastics but failed to find anything similar.
They tried to push us into the police car. We didn’t cooperate, and in our hearts we asked Master to help us, so that we could leave. We insisted that they solved the problem right there. In the end the officers gave up, and said that we should be careful next time.
Thanks to Master’s protection, we passed the test. Our car ran cheerfully on our way back home.
During the process of clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings throughout all these years, we experienced bitterness, joy, and risky times. But more often we enjoy the process of saving sentient beings and fulfilling our pre-historic vows. Thanks to Master’s compassionate protection, and fellow practitioners’ encouragement and help, we have been walking steadily on our cultivation path.