(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1995. Before that, I was in poor health, and suffered premature ventricular contraction (PVC), rheumatism, and a bone spur on my right heel that made it difficult for me to walk. After three months of cultivating in Dafa, I recovered from my illnesses, and no longer experienced health problems.
The Boss Said: “I Trust You Most”
A friend of mine, who owns a factory, asked me to manage the company cafeteria. He wanted me to buy the food, cook the meals, and clean up the cafeteria. I accepted the job and carefully managed the monthly budget he provided. I still could give everyone a good meal. When there was any money left at the end of the month, I would give it to the owner. He was very satisfied with my conduct.
Then, I was asked to manage logistics, which included employee welfare, labor protection, and waste disposal. I kept an account of all the items sold in a notebook. When the money from selling scraps accumulated to a certain amount I turned it over to the owner. He never checked the books. I asked him, “Why don’t you check what I sold, and see how much money there is?” He said, “I trust you most.”
One time, he offered me a bonus of 3,000 yuan [about $470 (USD)]. When I said that I didn’t want the money, he wanted to know why. I told him, “I practice Falun Dafa, and I don’t want the money.” He said, “I run the factory and have the final say. I’m giving it to you. You must take it.” So I accepted the bonus.
Sharing the Bonus with Practitioners and Non-practitioners
Every time the owner gave me a bonus I saved it and only spent it on projects that validated the Fa. In 1999, the former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Dafa.
In May, a practitioner came to the factory and told me, “A displaced practitioner is living in a root cellar in a local rural area and has no food.” I gave him 500 yuan [$78] and said, “Please, let me know if that practitioner needs more money.”
Later, another practitioner approached me and said, “Some practitioners from other areas have no place to live and need to rent a room.” I gave him 2,000 yuan [$312] and told him, “Don’t hesitate to come back if more is needed.”
Some of the workers in the factory approached me when they had difficulties, and I helped solve their problems. Thus the workers understood that Falun Dafa is good. I gave them brochures that clarified the truth, which they readily accepted. When I went to the cafeteria for lunch at noon, instead of calling me by name, they would point to me and say,“Falun Dafa is good!”
Clarifying the Truth
I had my own office at work. I bought red and white paint, rope, red and yellow cloth, and made banners to display facts about Falun Dafa. After making 8 or 10 banners, I waited until everyone left work, and then went out and hung them on the trees on both sides of the street. After that, I took a bus or taxi home. I always got home safely and wasn't stopped by the police.
During the New Year, the factory gave each employee 25 kg of rice, 25 kg of flour, and 5 kg of cooking oil. I purchased and distributed everything without making a mistake.
When making purchases for the factory, I never accepted the kickbacks the vendors offered. I told them, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, and I cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I don’t take kickbacks.” They said, “Who doesn’t want money these days?” I said, “If others want it, that’s their business. I don’t want it.” They said, “Your boss really is smart, and hired a good person like you – you can work for me too.”
In early 2003, my husband and I went back to our hometown after he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. His health improved. One day, the factory owner came to see him. Before leaving, he said that he was willing to hire a caretaker to take care of my husband so I could return to work. My husband said that he had a bad temper and that a home healthcare worker would probably not be able to get along with him. He needed me to take care of him. The owner didn’t insist. Although I did not go back to work, I was very grateful for his trust in me.
Blackmailed by Police, Slapped by My Mother-in-law
I was arrested by the police when putting up truth-clarification materials and taken to the police station one day in March 2003. When three officers interrogated me, I told them, “Falun Dafa teaches people to be good. We cultivate the Buddha Fa. Don’t persecute Dafa.” They said, “Stop talking, you are promoting Dafa. Tell us where you got the materials.” I didn’t give them that information.
One of them seemed to be a leader. He said, “If she doesn’t tell us, take her to Masanjia forced labor camp.” I sent righteous thoughts in my mind, and recited Master’s Fa:
“A Great Enlightened One fears no hardshipHaving forged an adamantine willFree of attachment to living or dyingHe walks the path of Fa-rectificationconfident and poised”(“Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions” in Hong Yin II)
They searched me and found my mobile phone and phone book in my pocket, called my daughter, and went to my home. They ransacked my home and extorted 10,000 yuan from us. I left the police station at five p.m. in the afternoon.
My daughter drove me directly to my mother-in-law’s home. When I entered, seven people, including my father-in-law, mother-in-law, husband, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, daughter, and son-in-law, were sitting in the living room. My husband’s second brother complained to me and said something unpleasant. My mother-in-law walked up to me and slapped me twice. I didn’t say anything, I knew she was distressed by the 10,000 yuan taken by the police. We hadn’t had a quarrel for more than 30 years, and I said to myself, “This is a test for me.” After a while, I returned to my home.
Twenty minutes later, my sister-in-law came over and said to me, “Don’t be angry. After you left, I said to my mother: ‘You are an 80-year-old mother-in-law, and you struck your 60-year-old daughter-in-law; what are you doing?’” My mother-in-law was a very self-centered person. Later when she became ill, I still treated her the same as before, making dumplings for her and taking care of her. Three months later, she passed away.
After the incident, my husband watched me every day and didn’t let me go out. I thought, “I am a practitioner of Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa), and want to validate Dafa, which is my mission.” I gave the key to the basement to a practitioner, and asked her to leave the truth-clarification materials in a tank in the basement. In the evening, I would go out and distribute them. I often read the information in the materials to my husband so that he would know the facts about Dafa. Later, he no longer objected to me studying the Fa, and even asked fellow practitioners to come to our home to study the Fa.
After my husband passed away, my daughter invited me to live in her home, saying that I was 70 and no one was looking after me. I said, “I cultivate Dafa, and Master takes care of me. I can live by myself.”
In the morning, after doing the exercises, I take a bus to a place near the prison to send righteous thoughts. In the afternoon, I go to the Fa-study group to study the Fa. Other practitioners printed the words about Dafa that we sewed onto banners, I would make the banners myself, and hang them near the prison. On World Falun Dafa Day, I prepared a banner all by myself and hung it up. Every time I did these things, I returned home safely.
I heard from a practitioner that the persecution of Dafa by a certain police station was very evil. I prepared some brochures with information about Falun Dafa and went to the police station with another practitioner. She sent righteous thoughts outside, while I went into the courtyard and put the flyers on every police car in the courtyard, so that the officers would read them.
I am Master Li’s disciple, and I want to validate Dafa. I have practiced Falun Dafa for 26 years, and haven’t taken any medication during all those years. This is a blessing given to me by Master, and I am grateful to Master for looking after me.
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