Practicing Compassion and Denying The CCP's Harassment at the Workplace
(Minghui.org) Due to safety issues, I usually did not take my cellphone with me when I clarified the truth, since my phone was monitored by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials. I checked my phone when I came home and found that I had missed a call from my supervisor. I called him back and was told to report to a special office in the bureau the next morning. When I asked why, he said, “The police saw you distributing Falun Dafa materials before. This is not over yet, and you need to sign your name on some documents. If you don’t go, you will be punished.”
I realized this was harassment from the CCP as part of their persecution of Dafa practitioners. I needed to treat it rationally, follow the Fa principles, and pass this test well.
“Even if you do meet with persecution, you should still handle everything with the benevolence of someone on the spiritual path. As a steadfast practitioner you can, just by not letting anything affect you, prevail over any situation.” (“To the Practitioners of Vietnam”)
In my heart I said, “Master, please strengthen me. I only walk the cultivation path that you arranged for me and I deny any other arrangements.”
I went to work the next morning with a calm mind. I sat in the office and decided to clarify the truth of Falun Dafa to whoever I talked to in order to save them. But no one came.
Two days later, I noticed missed phone calls from my supervisor. I did not call him back; instead I went to his office. He started to threaten me and said that I had to sign my name within five days or I would be punished. I was very calm and sent forth righteous thoughts to completely deny and eliminate the communist evil specter that controlled him. After he finished talking, I told him with compassion, “I know that you are a good man and you really don't mean what you just said.”
He immediately became calm as though he had become a different person. I continued, “You've done your job and given me the message. Please do not slander Falun Dafa. It is not good for you.” He said, “If the bureau calls me again and you don’t want to go there, I'll go and pick up the forms myself.” I said, “Please don’t do bad things. This has nothing to do with you. You can just tell them that I won't sign my name and there is nothing you can do.”
In order to avoid being blamed by higher-level authorities, he still sent a coworker from my unit to get the paperwork. He was ashamed to ask me to sign and sent the coworker to find out whether the bureau asked me to sign my name. I told him no one came to me about it, so the coworker left.
“When you encounter ordeals during your cultivation, you have got to cultivate yourself and look at yourself--that doesn't mean acknowledging the ordeals arranged by the old forces and trying to do well amidst the ordeals they've arranged, that's not the case. We negate even the very emergence of the old forces and everything that they've arranged; we don't even acknowledge their existence. We're fundamentally negating all of their things, and all of, and only, the things you do while negating and getting rid of them is mighty-virtue. It's not that you're cultivating amidst the ordeals they created. Rather, you are to walk your own path well while not acknowledging them, not even acknowledging the elimination of their ordeals' manifestations. (Applause) So looking at it from this angle, what we need to do is completely negate the old forces. Dafa disciples and I don't even acknowledge the manifestations of their last-ditch efforts.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IV)
I understood that Master asked us to view tribulations from a higher level and treat the persecution with righteous thoughts. We should be clear-headed and not acknowledge the harassment and persecution. We should actively send forth righteous thoughts more and eliminate the communist specter.
After I became clear on the Fa principles, my mind became stable. I also looked within and found some omissions in my cultivation. My supervisor called me twice while I was on leave or left early for work. But the CCP officials were afraid to look for me while I was in my office. I realized that my lack of attendance at work was taken advantage by the old forces. I wanted to go home early to study the Fa or do the three things, and I had an attachment to doing things. I need to rectify myself and be responsible at work.
I also talked with fellow practitioners and found my attachments to showing off and zealotry. I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate these attachments. I also asked other practitioners to help me send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the communist specter that was controlling sentient beings to commit crimes against practitioners. It was also blocking those sentient beings from being saved.
Master does not acknowledge the persecution and told us not to acknowledge it. We are here to save people, including the officials who work in the CCP judicial systems, 610 Office and domestic security divisions. We are here to clarify the truth to them with compassion and truly save them. Whether they want to listen to the truth and be saved is their choice.
“Some disciples said: “What’s there to fear? My body would still sit there even with my head cut off.” When you compare them it’s clear at a glance how well they cultivate.” (“Huge Exposure,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
I also want to be solid like diamond and immutable. I absolutely cannot sign my name on the evil CCP’s forms. My mission is to help Master rectify the Fa and save sentient beings. When I came to these realizations, I let go of life and death, and my heart was filled with compassion and sacredness.
The sun shone and the blue sky was filled with beautiful clouds on my way to lunch. I took photos and videos with my camera. When I checked the photo, it showed eight rose-color petals around the sun. It looked like a huge lotus blooming in the sky and was quite spectacular. I was grateful to Master for encouraging me and enlightening me to help me pass the test. As a result, no one came to demand I sign any documents.
Afterwards, another practitioner told me, “I dreamed of two stacks of school textbooks on a table—one stack was Chinese language books and the other stack was history books. When I opened a history book, I saw many CCP heads, including Mao and Zhou. Then the figures started to burn and disintegrate, which left many holes on the pages where they had been. From my dream I understood that the communist evil specter is destroying itself.”
This is just my personal understanding. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.