(Minghui.org) I work in the field of education. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched its persecution of Falun Dafa in 1999, the practitioners in our field were severely suppressed. Some people reported our practitioners to the police because they didn’t know the truth about Falun Dafa. In this situation, I realized we must be sensible and wise when clarifying the truth to people.
Returning the Gift Card
In my early years, I had many opportunities to interact with parents in person, because I was responsible for student admissions, class placements, and status administration. Every year during the enrollment season, parents gave us gift cards worth a lot of money.
As a practitioner, I didn’t accept their gift cards. However, in today’s society, the parents often misunderstood me when I returned the gift cards on the spot. Moreover, it was inconvenient to talk to them about it at the registration booth when there were many people around. As a result, they lost the opportunity to hear why I did not accept their gifts and the preciousness of Falun Dafa. After thinking more about it, I decided to record who gave me the gift cards, hold on to the cards, and return them after the students settle in.
After the school year started, I found a suitable time to meet with those parents who gave me the cards. I first gave them feedback on their child’s situation as well as suggestions on how to help their children. Then I returned the cards. I told them that my family members are practitioners, and I agreed with Falun Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. In this way, I naturally told them the facts about Falun Dafa and explained why I couldn’t accept their money. I then advised them to quit the CCP. Most parents happily agreed to withdraw from the CCP and its youth organizations.
One time I didn’t record the student’s name correctly after his parents left me a gift card, and I couldn’t identify the student for a long time. I didn’t forget about this and kept looking for which student it was. After almost two years, I saw the student one day by chance when I passed a classroom. I returned the card to his parents and told them the facts about Falun Dafa.
Clarifying the Truth to Young Colleagues
My department always hired interns and recent graduates. I seized every opportunity to clarify the truth to them. I found that these young people were all severely poisoned by atheism, and had misunderstandings about Falun Dafa. They feared it would affect their careers when I mentioned quitting the CCP. When this was the case, I didn’t push them. Instead, I tried to slowly untie the knots in their hearts.
Some of these young colleagues were far away from their families and experienced lots of inconvenience in their daily lives. Some were not experienced at work and thus encountered many conflicts there. I cared about them in all respects, in their life or at work. When they needed help, I provided suggestions and helped them solve their problems and conflicts. Over time, my compassion and kindness won their trust. When I found the right time, I had small talks with them, and naturally advised them to quit the CCP. The result was usually very good.
Cherishing the Predestined Relationships with Colleagues
I cherished the predestined relationships with my work colleagues, so I hoped they would sincerely understand the truth. However, I knew I had to clarify the truth to them rationally. Otherwise, it might be counterproductive.
Dafa opened my wisdom, so my performance at work was outstanding. I made significant contributions to the school with my diligence and knowledge, and I won recognition at the school from all levels. I knew Master Li (Dafa’s founder) gave me all these achievements to help me clarify the truth to more people. My reputation paved the road for me to clarify the truth to my colleagues because they respected my personality and capabilities. I clarified the truth to people whenever there was a suitable opportunity.
There were always people who refused to listen to the truth. For example, I once carefully prepared truth-clarification materials for a colleague, but he was against Dafa and wouldn’t accept it. I didn’t argue with him and didn’t push him. After that, we still got along very well, and I believed I would have another chance to talk to him again.
I also realized that we should not miss any opportunities to talk to people about the facts about Dafa because opportunities can quickly pass. For example, it was recently impossible to interact with the parents in person because all the admission procedures were online. If I didn’t clarify the truth to parents using the opportunity of returning the gift card, I would not have had any chance to do so.
Dafa will give us more wisdom if we put our hearts into saving people and cultivating ourselves solidly. I will repay Master’s compassion by seizing every moment to save more people.
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