(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa with my mother in 1997. I was pursuing undergraduate studies in a university in 2002 and was always top of the class in all subjects. I know this was bestowed upon me by Dafa and Master.
If I encountered questions on my test which slandered Falun Dafa, I always wrote: “Falun Dafa is rooted in Buddhist tradition and is the most righteous practice. The founder of Falun Dafa teaches us to abide by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be better people and raise our moral standards.” None of my teachers reprimanded me.
During a political science class my teacher began slandering Falun Dafa on the podium. I thought, “I cannot allow my classmates to be poisoned by these false accusations. They are sentient beings who came into this world for the Fa.”
I raised my hand and said, “Falun Dafa is the most righteous practice. The founder of Falun Dafa teaches us to abide by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be better people. Falun Dafa benefits society in many ways and does no harm at all.”
The chairman of my department soon called me over to his office and said, “Falun Dafa is a very sensitive topic right now and everyone avoids talking about it. Are you trying to get yourself in trouble?”
I replied, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner!” I clarified the truth to him and he said, “I don’t know what to do with you. Have your mother come to the school tomorrow.”
My mother came to the school the next day and brought some amulets and truth-clarification materials. She met with my head teacher and chatted for about 30 minutes. My mother handed her all the truth-clarification materials and advised her to read them. My head teacher smiled, accepted it, and told my mother to be careful.
My teacher brought my mother to meet with the chairman of the department. He said, “Do you know that your son is causing trouble in school? Though he looks quiet on the surface, why is he so stubborn?”
My mother asked, “What is the matter?” The department chair described the conversations I had with him the day before and said, “You have to stop him. It will be very dangerous for him. Don’t you know that all colleges and universities forbid their students from practicing Falun Dafa. This was set by the State Education Commission and our school is just right across from the police substation.”
My mother replied, “My son is an adult and he has the right to choose his belief. What’s wrong with practicing Falun Dafa? He is walking on the most righteous path and his academics are outstanding. This was bestowed to him by Dafa. He is not fighting or doing drugs at school. As a parent, I fully support his decisions. Falun Dafa teaches people to be good and compassionate, and this is the wish of many parents.”
The chair became angry and said, “Are you also a Falun Dafa practitioner? You can do whatever you want in other countries but this is absolutely not allowed in China.”
The chair let my mother go home and told her to wait for the school’s board decision. When I got home that evening I told my mother that I had to drop out of school in three days.
Mother said, “That’s fine. We haven’t done anything wrong by practicing Falun Dafa.” We packed and got our things together. We planned to move and find a job somewhere else. My mother’s pension was denied because she practiced Falun Dafa.
My father came back home around 11:30 p.m. and started to beat my mother. I pulled him away and asked why he was hitting her. He said, “Why are you asking me? It is all your fault!”
My father turned around and scolded my mother, “You have ruined a good boy!” I told my father that was my decision to practice Falun Dafa and my mother had nothing to do with it.
My father said, “You are still so stubborn! After next month, I will no longer support you!” I told my father, “I will still support my mother in any way I can, even if I have to collect recyclables and carry bags of sand and cement.” My father left the next day before sunrise.
We annulled our rental lease on the third day and just as we were about to leave, I got a call from the school. The school told me to be in school by 8 a.m. I thought of a section of Master’s Fa.
“Get rid of any attachment you have, and don’t think about anything. Just do everything a Dafa disciple should do, and everything will be covered.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. International Fa Conference,” Guiding the Voyage)
My mother and I were in tears and were very grateful to Master for helping us.
When I returned to school, all my classmates asked about Falun Dafa. One classmate even came to my house and read the teachings and practiced the exercises. He later received blessings from Dafa. He was dispatched to another country to be a translator.
“Dafa disciples, you are golden light in the mortal world, the hope of the world’s people, Fa-disciples who help Master, and future Fa-Kings.” (“Congratulatory Message,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress III)
“Studying the Fa well, doing a good job of clarifying the facts, and saving sentient beings are your top priorities.” (“To the Midwestern U.S. Fa Conference,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress III)
I will remember Master’s teachings and be a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple and not let Master down.