Validating Falun Dafa as a Nanny, a Teacher, and an Employer
(Minghui.org) I recovered from my illnesses soon after I began cultivating Falun Dafa in 2010. By studying the Fa teachings and doing the exercises, I have been transformed both mentally and physically. I now understand the meaning of life and how important it is to have high moral values. There is cause and effect in everything. People have karmic relationships, so if one owes another person, one will have to repay the debt. This is a heavenly principle.
I kept elevating my ethical standards and was able to let go of my old notions. Dafa filled my heart, I was happy, and I did things for the benefit of others.
For the first six months after I became a practitioner, I stayed home and spent most of my time studying the Fa, doing the exercises, and reading the Minghui website. By then, I could articulate most of the basic facts about Dafa, so I began to clarify the facts to my family, relatives, classmates, and friends.
People who knew me learned the truth about Dafa, and some began to cultivate because they saw the truth and power of Dafa through me. My daughter witnessed my transformation and decided to become a practitioner, too. She has been steadfast in cultivation ever since and was admitted to a famous university in Shanghai in 2013.
Helping Entire Families Learn the Truth
One day, I ran into a couple on their way to their daughter’s. They were going to take care of their granddaughter whose nanny had just left. They gave me the phone number of the office where the nanny had been hired. I decided to see if I could find something to do there.
When I got there, a woman who’d had a baby just five days before needed a nanny urgently. I chatted with the new mother, and she decided to hire me. I took care of both her and her baby.
I did my work wholeheartedly and kept in mind at all times that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner and considered others first in everything I did. My behavior, which had improved through cultivation, changed those around me. My employers noticed that I was different from most people. They wondered why they felt so comfortable around me and how I did everything so perfectly. The key, they learned, was Dafa cultivation. Besides learning the truth about Dafa, they asked me for a copy of Zhuan Falun.
I worked for this family for several months. Immediately after that, a client who had fired eight other candidates asked the office to send them a new nanny. Sending yet another nanny was a headache for the supervisor. When she saw I was available, she asked me if I wanted to give it a try. I said I would.
I called the client and said, “I have been a nanny for only a short time. Although I can’t guarantee that I will meet all your requirements, I will be diligent and won't make any mistakes.”
Right away, she said, “I want to offer you the job. Please come help me.”
I treated this family the same as I had the first family. In my daily interactions with them, I found they were very nice. The father and son owned an automobile parts store that generated tens of millions of yuan in sales every month. While chatting with the baby’s mother, I learned why the other nannies had been fired. The first drank their wine every day, the second ate their nuts, the third stole their rice and sesame oil, and the fourth flirted with her father-in-law. Each one had done something wrong.
Everyone in the family treated me very well. When I realized that the mother-in-law didn't get along with her daughter-in-law, I spoke to them separately to try to help the situation. Being in-laws means they have a predestined relationship. It’s very important to be in harmony. I said to the daughter-in-law that only by respecting her mother-in-law would she be in sync with the heavenly principle. Otherwise, whatever she did wouldn’t go well. I shared the same view with the mother-in-law.
The daughter-in-law soon took the initiative to apologize to her mother-in-law. The mother-in-law hugged her, and both were in tears. From then on, they had a peaceful relationship.
Before I left, they accepted a copy of the main book of Falun Dafa, Zhuan Falun. I said that I hoped they would begin Dafa cultivation so that we could learn from one another and improve together.
Later on, whenever we had a party at the office, my colleagues said that they got more out of chatting with me for an hour than from attending a training course because I was so knowledgeable. Therefore, I was promoted to a trainer. I clearly knew that it was Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, who brought the people with predestined relationships to me so that I could clarify the facts about Falun Dafa to them through my personal experiences. Most of them said, “Falun Dafa is so wonderful.”
Helping People at Work Quit the CCP
The principal of the Beijing Nanny Training School called me in the spring of 2014 to say that they urgently needed a trainer and asked me if I would take the job. I said I would and returned to Beijing. During this time, my cultivation moved to a new stage.
I started with a trial lecture. Seeing over 100 people sitting in the classroom, I thought to myself: “Please be assured that I won't let you down. I’ll use my wisdom to help save you.” I then said quietly to Master, “Master, please strengthen me.” After a brief moment, I began to speak.
I gave a short introduction, then moved on to the key points of maternal and child care, to meals for new mothers during the traditional one-month confinement period, then to common illnesses that mothers and babies encounter. I wrapped up by talking about professional ethics. During the lecture, I was composed and used the wisdom Master gave me. I was applauded several times.
During the break, both the principal and human resources manager were very excited. They said to me, “Well done. After listening to you, it’ll be very hard for us to write any textbooks.” “After hearing you talk about professional ethics and giving real examples, we realize how significant the impact of our nannies’ character is on our industry—even to the entire society.”
The last half an hour was a Q & A session. I was asked, “What makes you so knowledgeable?” “Why do you look so young?”
I shared with them what I was like before I practiced Falun Dafa, described the kinds of illnesses I had, and the pain I suffered. I told them that, when I encountered Dafa in 2010, I became illness-free and how Dafa transformed me into a better person. During our interactions, they came to understand facts about Dafa, and many decided to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I also invited those who were interested in receiving more information to follow up with me.
I spent six months at the school and was very fulfilled and happy. Every night before we wrapped up, we had half an hour of Q & A. After they learned the truth and understood the importance of renouncing one’s membership in the CCP, they agreed to quit the Party and its youth organizations. I also wrote the phrases “Falun Dafa is wonderful” “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful” on the blackboard and asked them to sincerely recite them aloud 10 times. Then I asked them to copy them down in their notebooks to make sure they would memorize the words.
Managing a Housekeeping Business and Finding Former Practitioners
Six months later, the owner of a housekeeping business came to the school. He told me that he had attended my class and really enjoyed it. He said he wanted to hand over his housekeeping company to me, as he wouldn’t be able to run it much longer. He said that if I turned him down, he would have to close the business, and the last thing he wanted to see was his efforts of the past few decades go to waste.
He said that when he woke up at 4 a.m. every day in his hometown, he heard music coming from the playground in front of his building and saw people lining up to do the exercises. I asked him, “Do you know these people? Can you still find them?”
“I know some,” he said. “I think I can still find them.”
Ever since I began to practice, I had a special feeling about veteran practitioners and always wanted to find some of them. In the beginning, when the persecution was very severe, they assisted Master to rectify the Fa—and they still do. They have let go of life and death to validate Dafa in all kinds of ways. I said to Master deep down, “Master, when I happen to hear something, it is probably because I need to do something about it.” I told the owner that I accepted his offer. In May 2015, I officially took over.
In my day-to-day life, I always tell people that I practice Dafa and keep in mind that I am a practitioner. Wherever I go, I leave a good impression with people so as to lay a foundation for them to be saved later on. I am a being created by Dafa, therefore, I have enough confidence to be considerate of others at all times, let go of personal losses and gains, and not worry whether I have to endure hardship or not. With such a mindset, wherever I am, I get along well. How could I possibly have enemies?
It has proven true that, with righteous faith, the evil persecution is powerless. My coworkers, friends, and clients have all learned that Dafa is good and respect it. That means they have chosen a good future for themselves.
Soon after I started the new job, eight workers came from the countryside to ask for a refund. A few days before, each of them gave the manager 200 yuan to write them a reference and then were assigned work in a company. But they found the jobs were not a good fit, so they had to quit. They came to us to get their reference fee refunded. The manager refused to give it to them. I thought I should take care of this problem. After the manager left, I took the money out of my own pocket and paid them back. I told them that, because I practiced Falun Dafa and always thought about the needs of others, I didn’t want to let them suffer any financial losses. I also told them about Falun Dafa and helped them quit the CCP.
About 15 days later, more than 20 people came to see me. When I talked with them, I learned that each of the eight workers who had come in before had encouraged two or three of their acquaintances to seek work at our company. There have been quite a few such cases. Thinking about others’ needs first is absolutely the right thing to do.
Another time, I heard a woman arguing with the manager, complaining that the manager had lured her to our company under false pretenses. I smiled at her as I walked up to her. I shook her hand and invited her into my office. I told her that, although it seemed that the manager had deceived her, it could be that she had a predestined relationship with me and this was how we were to connect.
I then asked her if she had ever heard of Falun Dafa. When she nodded, I said, “You came to hear the truth about Dafa.” As I was talking, she suddenly cried out. It turned out that she used to practice! I told her, “Master sent me to call you back to Dafa cultivation.”
This has happened more than once or twice. While clarifying the facts, I have run into practitioners who had stopped practicing and family members of practitioners. A family member might say his mother or a relative used to practice but had to stop out of fear when the persecution began. I’d write down their contact information and get in touch with them later. Most of them decided to return to cultivation.
At my company, I have a room that only practitioners can access. Outside of work, we have time to get together to study the Fa and do the exercises. Based on the situation, we arrange to either read the books, listen to recordings of Master’s lectures, watch Master’s videos, or do the exercises.
An ordinary person might think our lives are simple and boring. Besides work, all we do is study the Fa, do the exercises, and clarify the truth. However, thinking back on my cultivation journey, what has gratified me most is experiencing Master’s benevolence and wonder, as well as the power of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” and its beauty.
My cultivation journey has been filled with sunshine, wind, rain, hardship, and tribulations. It’s a path on which I can keep elevating myself. No matter how much hardship I have to endure, as long as I can hold myself to a practitioner’s standard, I can feel Master’s protection and know I will be able to make breakthroughs.
For over nine years, it seems that I have worked and lived my life like an ordinary person. However, I knew that Master has been guiding me through various trials and tribulations. Master has resolved so much debt for me. I will remember Master’s teachings and follow the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
In such a turbulent, immoral world, I make certain I am aware at all times, use the Fa to measure and guide my actions, and resist being moved and influenced by bad things. Instead of going with the flow, I’ll go against the strong tides of this world.