(Minghui.org) I was born in China in the 1970s. From the time I was a child, I had all sorts of health problems, including sinus infections, neurasthenia, insomnia, and a weak digestive system. I was taking six kinds of medicine a day from the time I was 14 or 15 years old. My health got worse after my son was born in 1997.
My mother started practicing Falun Dafa in 1995. Her heart, liver, and gallbladder issues all went away, and she stopped all her medications. I began to cultivate Dafa in 1998 after witnessing its wondrous effects.
I initially started practicing Falun Dafa with the goal of healing my illnesses. However, I gradually learned, after 20 years of cultivation and advances in my Fa study, that cultivation is not just about healing illnesses. A Dafa disciple’s mission is to help Master Li, clarify the truth about the persecution, and to think of others first.
My mother and I, as well as other practitioners, realised in 2015 that we should file lawsuits against Jiang Zemin (the former Chinese Communist Party leader) for initiating the persecution of Falun Dafa.
We mailed our complaints to the Supreme Procuratorate and the Supreme Court. Not long after, the police called, asking if I had sued Jiang Zemin. When he asked where I worked, I told him I did not work. My thought was to avoid causing trouble for my boss. However, it was exactly this thought that brought us trouble.
It seemed that some bad elements in another dimension descended upon our area– all the practitioners who had filed complaints against Jiang Zemin were harassed. The administration at the school called me often. I lost my appetite and couldn’t sleep. My mother and I increased our Fa study, be positive and looked inward.
The assistant Party secretary at the school told me that they were directed to take all the teachers who filed complaints against Jiang Zemin to a brainwashing centre. I was afraid and felt tremendous pressure. With Master’s support, I decided to clarify the truth about Dafa to the people in the education bureau.
I went to see the Party secretary at the education bureau while I recited this poem. I said to him, “I want to know if you have been given orders from your superior to take us to the brainwashing centre. You’d better not do it. It is against the law to persecute Falun Dafa. Bo Xilai and Zhou Yongkang both incurred heavenly retribution (punishment) for their participation in the persecution. You need to be clearheaded and not be on the wrong side by following Jiang Zemin.” The secretary responded with a few patronising comments.
I exposed on Minghui.org that the authorities intended to create a brainwashing centre in our area. All the practitioners in the city joined forces and sent forth righteous thoughts to prevent it, and the brainwashing centre failed to materialise.
Two police officers came to talk to me. One, who often tried to “transform” practitioners, asked me, “What kind of person do you want to be in the future?” I laughed and said, “I’m sure I want to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and be a good person.” He got upset, “Do you know how you got your job?” I paused and replied, “Everyone has his own fate. My job is determined by my fate. It is arranged by heaven.”
The officers didn’t know how to respond. One of them pointed at the Party emblem he wore on his chest and snarled, “Your Falun Dafa said that heaven will destroy the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Why don’t you destroy me?” I said, “You won’t be destroyed if you don’t go along with the CCP to do bad things. A rock found in Guizhou Province was naturally engraved with six characters that say the CCP will perish. Heaven will deal with the CCP. The purpose of our suing Jiang Zemin is to let people know the truth so they will stop following him to persecute Dafa.”
The officer said the Falun Dafa cultivation was banned and that practitioners had to “transform.” I replied, “There are new rules out now for government officials: One is that officials will be held responsible for what they do for their entire lives. Don’t follow Jiang Zemin and do bad things.” Seeing that I would not budge, they finally gave up. One of them said as they were leaving, “We will get you fired.” I responded, “Why don’t you do something good?”
After they left, I looked within. Although I had told them the facts about Dafa and effectively suppressed the evil, I was combative. So I put a lot of time into sending forth righteous thoughts, studying the Fa, and looking inward.
They claimed that they were being pressured by the provincial government and that the principal and the Party secretary of the school would be punished if they didn’t comply. I said I would resign if they were going to punish the school leaders. The school leaders turned down my resignation. I then realised that I should not resign since I did not do anything wrong. If I did resign, they would lie and say that I was fired for practicing Falun Dafa. That would give people a wrong impression of us.
The school announced that they would withhold the performance bonuses for the entire faculty because there were teachers practicing Falun Dafa. This put even more pressure on us. If they did not give teachers their bonuses, my colleagues might resent me and Dafa and create karma for themselves. The evil was trying to destroy sentient beings. All the local practitioners helped me send righteous thoughts.
Master then published “Greetings to the European Fa Conference.” I repeatedly read and memorised it. With Master’s support and hints, I thought I should not resent my school managers and colleagues. I needed to be benevolent and continue to clarify the facts about Dafa to them instead.
I told the principal, “You are so young and have good prospects. Please don’t follow the evil to persecute Falun Dafa. If you can do this, you will have a good future.” My colleagues wrote to the district superintendent to complain about the school administration for withholding their bonuses. In the meantime, a young teacher accidentally crashed his car into the school building.
Given these incidents, the principal restrained himself. He called a meeting and told everyone that they might still get their bonuses and urged them not to complain to any higher authority.
The principal, assistant Party secretary, three assistant principals, and other managers called a meeting to talk with me. I was quite at ease facing them. The principal asked me not to distribute Dafa materials at school. I said, “It is my freedom of belief and speech. But don’t worry, I will not create trouble for you.”
He said, “Not only did you distribute DVDs, you also distributed calendars. I myself have gotten your DVD.” I chuckled to myself, “How lucky you are to have gotten my DVD. Your knowing side should be happy.” At the end of the meeting, the principal asked me about the Dafa exercises. Some others also wanted to see the exercise movements, seemingly wanting to learn them. The school later decided to give out all the bonuses.
Afterward, the school leaders found that the more they cooperated with the higher authorities to hassle practitioners, the more trouble they got for themselves. The principal said he would no longer work with his superiors to harass me in the future.
Through these incidents, I learned the importance of cultivating each and every one of my thoughts. There can be many negative thoughts we experience. We need to repel them right away. However, I often followed along with their negative thoughts and continued to think them, so I brought myself many troubles.
I now deeply appreciate the importance of being positive, looking within, and examining each thought. I feel there is no test that one cannot pass as long as one truly believes in Master and Dafa and follows what he says. Thank you.
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