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Principal: In My Eyes You Are My Sister
At first, the principal ignored me when I told him the truth about the persecution. He didn’t even raise his head or look at me. I knew he was poisoned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda about Falun Dafa. I was determined to tell him the truth about Dafa and was not discouraged by his attitude. I noticed that the tables, chairs, and sofas in his office were dusty, so I cleaned them for him. I later heard that he had back pain, so I brought him my husband’s back pain treatment equipment and gave him some tips for relieving the pain.
He gradually accepted what I told him. He knew that all my ailments were gone after I practiced Falun Dafa. Still he said, “What’s in your pamphlets about the persecution is not true.” I told him about the more than ten ways I was tortured in the forced labor camp. He was shocked and asked many questions. I said, “You know I was released because I was dying, right? After returning home, I quickly regained my health by studying the Fa teachings and doing the exercises.”
I met with him every Monday. Later, when I went to his office, he stood at the window and smiled at me. He agreed to let me return to my job in October.
My husband is a manager at the school. The leaders took turns hosting luncheons at their homes. When they came to my home, I always prepared a lot of food so they could eat well while discussing work. The principal always called me “Sister-in-law” when he came, saying that, in his eyes, I was his sister. We got along very well. Whenever I finished cooking and made a toast with water instead of wine, I would first say, “Good luck with Truthfulness-Compassion- Forbearance!” The principal always responded, “Truthfulness- Compassion- Forbearance is good.”
I always felt that it was too soon to advise them to quit the CCP. The principal retired a few years later. One day a practitioner told me that the principal and his wife had quit the CCP. From the bottom of my heart, I was happy that they made the right choice.
“So you are that teacher! Our children say you are a great teacher.”
Before I practiced, I only cared about the students who did well. I criticized the students whose grades were poor and I ignored them. After practicing, I understood that I should be considerate of everyone. I treated all the students equally and cared for them in every way.
I answered everyone’s questions with patience until they understood. If a student caught a cold, I bought medicine. If they had financial difficulties and couldn’t afford clothes, I gave them my own children’s clothes. My students didn’t want to bring their quilts home during vacation, but they didn’t want to leave them in the dormitory unattended. I told them to store them at my home. As a result, most of the students from the two classes brought their quilts to my house. They said, “Teacher, it’s too much trouble for you.”
I always set an example for my students that it is important to learn how to behave. In one class, a student didn’t lift his head, so I made him get up to answer questions and told him to stand. Another student whispered, “Teacher, he has a cold.” I quickly told the first student to sit down and apologized to him in front of the class, “Sorry, I didn’t know you weren’t feeling well. It was my fault. Please let me know if you are not feeling well in the future.” The class was surprised, as they’d never heard a teacher apologize to a student before.
One student said at the end of class, “Teacher, please give me a pamphlet. I want to know more about Falun Dafa.” After that, all the students became very cooperative in my class. I was not their classroom teacher, but they came to me for help when they were sick or had any difficulties.
During the parent review meeting, some parents said, “So you are that teacher! Our children say you are a great teacher.” One parent said her son came home and said, “Mom, why don’t you practice Falun Gong, too?”
Later, I lost my job because of the persecution. For a few years, I worked in a tutoring school. The owner of the school said, “I hire Falun Dafa practitioners because I can trust you.”
In the tutoring class, I worked diligently according to Falun Dafa’s requirements. I came early and stayed late. My students’ academic performance improved significantly. One of my students’ math scores increased to 110 out of 120 from 70 within one year.
I take my own interests lightly. My tutoring time was one hour, but I always spent one more hour answering the students’ questions after my class and didn’t ask for more money.
The owner trusted my ethics. When she was not in, she always asked me to take care of her operations. She later stopped keeping my time logs and let me keep track of my own time sheets.
I introduced a practitioner to cook for my little sister’s parents-in-law. They were very satisfied with her and praised her in front of everyone. In appreciation for her caring so well for their parents, their sons bought expensive gifts for her on holidays, but she declined them. She said, “I get paid to cook. It’s my responsibility to take good care of them.” She later quit for personal reasons but always went back to visit the old couple. Later, the old couple hired someone else to cook for them, but they still asked the practitioner to come back. I told them that all practitioners would behave like this.
My Sister-in-law: “You have done a great job”
My husband is the second oldest of five siblings. My elder sister-in-law was at odds with my in-laws. She quarreled with them three days after my husband and I got married. She yelled at me and told me to get out. I had to turn up the radio volume and I was so angry I wept. When I married my husband, I didn’t know what kind of trouble I was about to face.
A year later, I got sick after my child was born and spent all my salary on a cure but couldn’t get better.
After practicing Falun Dafa, I understood that people’s relationships are arranged by karma, so it’s difficult to judge family matters. As a practitioner, I should live up to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I knew I should treat everyone well in all circumstances. I put aside all negative thoughts about my husband’s brothers and sisters-in-law. I genuinely treat them like my own brothers and sisters and understand them from their point of view.
My husband often said that he would cut off contact with his elder brother. I told him repeatedly, “Don’t think like that. You will regret it forever if you do.” Gradually, my husband let go of his resentment for his elder brother and his wife. After the death of my in-laws, we became closer.
We gave our nieces and nephews money when they got married. My niece lived in our newly renovated house for two years and our nephew lived in my home for one year.
After my husband retired, he helped in our nephew’s restaurant for one year without pay. When they lived with us, I quietly did their laundry. They appreciated us very much and celebrated our birthdays every year.
My husband’s younger brother and his wife lived in the same city. We always invited them for meals on all the holidays. More than once, my younger sister-in-law said, “We came and ate and left and felt sorry for bothering you all the time.” I always told them that we were a family, and I was happy to help out.
Our big family is happy and harmonious. During one family gathering, my younger sister-in-law said I did a great job for our big family.
The Entire Family Is Blessed
My younger sister-in-law’s son knew Falun Dafa was good since he was a child. He often distributed pamphlets to his classmates and told his friends the facts. He went to a vocational high school and didn’t go to college. However, he was hired by a large state-owned enterprise and made a good salary. He said he was blessed because it is difficult to find a job nowadays.
My younger sister-in-law’s daughter has long known that Falun Dafa is good and quit the Young Pioneers. In 2017, before she went to the hospital to give birth, I told her to recite “Falun Dafa is good.” She laughed at the time, and her expression said that she did not believe that reciting a few words would help.
She went into the delivery room at 10:00 p.m., but she had a difficult delivery and the baby wasn’t born until 1:00 p.m. the next day. After she returned to the ward, she grabbed my arm and said, “Aunt, I didn’t believe what you said about those words at first, but when I was suffering so much, I kept saying ‘Falun Dafa is good’ in my heart, and the baby was born. If I had listened to you and done that earlier, the baby would have been last night, and I wouldn’t have suffered so much.”
My parents are both in their late 80s, but they can take care of themselves. My father often rides an electric bike to the market, which people in the village envy. In early 2022, my father had a cold and fell twice. My family members were worried because a year ago, an old man we knew fell, became bedridden, and died two weeks later.
However, my father got up and was fine. Two days after he fell the first time, he fell again. My mother and I tried to pull him up, but we couldn’t do it. I repeated in my heart that Falun Dafa was good and asked Master to help me. Then I slowly helped my father up. I was a little worried about him initially, but I knew that Dafa protected him, so I was not afraid. Not long after my father’s fall, another old man in the village, who was the same age as my father, fell and passed away within a few days.
Through my father’s personal experience, I further witnessed the wonderfulness of Dafa. Master told us that the entire family benefits when one person practices Dafa. This was exactly what happened to my family.
I wanted to share my stories to tell everyone about the goodness of Falun Dafa and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction. I sincerely hope that people who do not yet know about or even resist the truth about Dafa can learn about the truth.
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