(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in July 1996, after I had just graduated from college. My mother was already a practitioner. She told me that Dafa is good and asked me to join her to learn the exercise movements at a practice site. 

After returning home, I threw up. My mother said this was a good thing as Master Li was cleansing my body. Soon after, my stomach illness of many years was cured, and it never recurred again. 

Along the way, I have tried my best to follow Dafa's guiding principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, let go of fame and fortune, and be kind to others.

Honored as an Oustanding Employee 

Soon after obtaining the Fa, I got a job as a civil servant in the tax system. Every month, I had to submit accounting and statistical reports to the City Municipal Bureau within a specified time. Problems with computers and software often occurred. So I had to work overtime almost every month to complete the reports on time. It was especially the case on the last day of each year, when I often worked until 6:00 a.m.

Master Li said: 

“Since studying Falun Dafa, these workers have been coming to work early and going home late. They work very diligently and will do any assignment the boss gives. They also no longer compete for personal gain.” (Lecture Four in Zhuan Falun)

That was my job, so I didn’t complain. I was honored as an outstanding employee in the workplace every year. One year, I was also honored as an outstanding employee in the provincial tax system.

There were only a few staff in our department, so I also issued invoices and export payment notes. Sometimes, I had toparticipate in verifying invoices and statements. Although there was a lot of work, I did a good job in the various tasks. I was later transferred to another department. The person who took over my job felt there was too much work and often had conflicts with the manager. Because I practiced Falun Dafa, Master gave me wisdom, which helped me handle that jobeasily.

Before I transferred, I trained the colleague who took over. I shared my experience with her without reservation and gave her written instructions so she could quickly adapt to the job. Nowadays, people hide their skills and knowledge from their colleagues, fearing they will surpass them. I am a Dafa disciple, and I must be selfless according to Master’s requirements.

Taking Unfair Treatment Lightly

After I was transferred to the auditing department, the supervisor stipulated a new performance evaluation system, and that bonuses would be awarded based on the tax debts collected from the taxpayers each person was in charge of. There were four people in our department, but I was mainly responsible for the internal work. After I returned to work from maternity leave, however, I found that almost all the taxpayers who owed taxes were placed under my name. As a result, the two department leaders got the highest bonuses, while I got the lowest. My colleagues felt this was unfair, and they told me how the department leaders did this. I just smiled and didn’t take it seriously. 

The workplace once conducted a survey to select the outstanding employee. Almost every colleague voted for me. However, because I practiced Falun Dafa, the title of outstanding employee was given to a colleague who had only two votes. When the colleague told me, I accepted it calmly and was happy for her. I didn’t tell her that one of her two votes was from me. In this big dye vat of society, people do whatever they can to chase after fame and fortune. Dafa has helped me become a lotus flower that emerges from the mud and remains unstained.

“I See Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in Your Eyes”

I was later illegally detained in a forced labor camp. After I was released, my workplace assigned me to be in charge of selling invoice books. As long as the taxpayers who came to buy invoice books met the requirements, I sold them one. I never made things difficult, and helped them as quickly as possible. Often times, while my colleagues went to lunch, I continued working. Some clients felt sorry for me and invited me for lunch. I told them: “I practice Falun Dafa, and my Master teaches us be good people who considers others first.” They were moved. During the Chinese New Year holidays, the department leader wanted to give me a gift card that a client sent to the department, but I declined. 

In China, people say that the tax department has always been a tough place to deal with: “Its door is difficult to enter, people’s faces are ugly, and it's difficult to get things done there.” As a cultivator, however, I did things according to Master’s teachings, and the high realm of standards I demonstrated moved people. 

Once, when I clarified the truth to an accountant, he said: “I see Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in your eyes!”

I was later reported by someone who didn’t know the truth and sentenced to prison for exposing the persecution of Dafa. I was tortured and fired from my job. But none of this diminished the faith in my heart. It only strengthened my faith in Master and the Fa even more. I know there is absolutely nothing wrong with being a good person. It is the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) lies that poisoned the Chinese people. I didn’t resent those people who hurt me; I just felt that they were pitiful. 

After I was released from prison, I had no job and no source of income. So I lived with my father and my stepmother.

I wanted to open a gallery with my sister to sell antiques, calligraphy, and paintings. I went to see many retail storefronts, but they were too expensive to rent. Then my sister told me my father had bought a house with a storefront under my name, and that my stepmother had rented it out. My sister asked me to go to my father to get the house back. I thought to myself: That’s father’s house, it has nothing to do with me. 

My father later asked us about opening a gallery, and I told him we couldn’t afford to rent a house. He mentioned the house under my name and took us to see it. We told my stepmother about it afterward, and she became furious because she had already rented out the house and threatened to leave our family. I told her not to be angry, that we wouldn’t use it to open a gallery, and she and my father could live a good life. 

Soon afterward, I moved out of my father’s house to live on my own. My father continued supporting me, and I later got a job as an accountant.

Looking Inward When Facing Conflicts

Because my husband was poisoned by the CCP’s lies, he divorced me when I was sent to the labor camp. After I was released, I could only see my daughter a few times. She was only five years old at the time, and my ex-husband stopped me from seeing her. He remarried and had another daughter. 

I wrote him a letter and asked my sister to deliver the letter, along with 2,000 yuan. He kept the money, but did not let me see my daughter. Because I missed my daughter so much, I often went to the entrance of her school to see her. This was later discovered by her father, and he called me to come have a talk. When I arrived, his wife hit and slapped me in the face. I didn’t act like her, though, and didn’t get angry. I just stood there and let her hit me. 

Master asks us to look inward, and I thought: “It’s my fault I didn’t tell them beforehand that I was going to see my daughter.” She then stopped hitting me, and her attitude softened. In turn, she allowed me to see my daughter. I later told her that I did not fight back because I practiced Falun Dafa. 

When my relatives and friends heard about what had happened, they felt that Dafa disciples were really different from ordinary people.

I paid my daughter’s tuition and living expenses since her second year of middle school. She is now in her third year of college, and I pay her expenses, which greatly reduced the burden on her father and stepmother. If I didn’t practice Dafa, I wouldn’t have been able to do this. 

Whether I'm in a normal work environment or being persecuted, I always remember Master’s teachings and am kind to others. My relatives and friends recognize that Dafa disciples are good people.

My father, stepmother, and younger sister have also been rewarded for being kind to Dafa practitioners. Although my daughter has not been with me since she was a child, I believe that Master has been taking care of her. She has never needed additional tutoring programs and performed exceptionally well in the college entrance exam. She was admitted to a very good university and is preparing to apply to graduate school. 

Although I have gone through many tribulations, I feel fortunate and happy to be bathed in the Buddha’s light. The purity and beauty of Dafa have led me to let go of seeking personal gain, treat others kindly, and helped me to become peaceful and happy. Becoming one of Master Li's disciples is the most fortunate thing in my life!