A Young Dafa Practitioner: Fortunate to Be a Practitioner
(Minghui.org) I am a young Falun Dafa practitioner. When I was little, I believed in divine culture and that good will be rewarded and evil will meet with retribution. I started to practice Falun Dafa after another practitioner clarified the truth about Dafa to me. No matter where I was, I would ask myself to be a good person and live by the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. I have truly benefited from Dafa.
I was out buying some tomatoes during my summer vacation from college. I met my sister and loaded the tomatoes onto my bike. I set off for home with my sister on the back of the bike.
We were going downhill when the bike slipped on some sand. I slammed on the brakes, the wheel locked, and we fell off.
My head hit the ground hard, and my face was cut. I immediately recited, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, nothing bad will happen!”
I washed my face as soon as we got home. My sister looked at me and called my mother. They took me to the hospital.
There was a big cut on my forehead and the doctor wanted to stitch it up, but there was no anesthetic. I said, “It's okay, you can go ahead. I can stand the pain.”
However, when the needle went in and out through my skin, it didn’t hurt! The doctor said that I also had a bruise below my right eye. Fortunately, there was nothing wrong with my eye. I was very lucky!
I knew that compassionate Master Li had protected me. The amazing thing was that my wounds healed in a short time with no medications. My family was amazed that I recovered so quickly and that there was no scarring.
Actually, they didn't know that my chest was also hurt. The first few nights after the accident, my chest as soon as I lay down, but I silently recited “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” After that, I fell asleep. The chest pain later disappeared.
Fulfilling My Duties Well
After graduating from college, I found a job that I liked. I did my job well according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and helped others whenever needed.
Several times the accounts weren't balanced, so I used my own money to balance them, even though it wasn't my fault. Not long after I started working there, people recognized my work ethic and personality, and the management raised my salary and gave me a bonus.
Managing the Team
I later moved to another company and soon was offered a management position. There was a lot of work and a lot of pressure. When encountering conflicts, I would look within myself first: Was my tone kind? Did I pressure anyone?
If I was in the wrong, I would apologize. If the management praised or rewarded me, I would share the honor with my colleagues. My team did better and better because everyone worked together to do their jobs well.
I cared about the people around me, and everyone said that they felt good when they saw my smiling face.
This is all because I practice Falun Dafa and follow Master's teachings and am a good person who lives by Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. If I didn't practice Dafa and hadn't changed my fiery temper, I do not know how many bad things I would have done and where I would be now.
I used to be obsessed with food and liked to try out the local cuisine whenever I traveled. But in many cases, I often wasted food. After I heard other practitioners tell how Master taught the Fa in China in the early years with respect to not wasting food, I burst into tears. Now when I buy food, I remind myself not to waste it.
The relationships between men and women can be quite complex in today's world, but I know how to properly deal with the opposite sex. I pay attention to my appearance and dress appropriately. Knowing how I behave, my friends do not bring up inappropriate topics in front of me.
In today's materialistic world, it is really difficult to resist the temptations on display without Master's teachings to keep on the straight and narrow.