When I started practicing Falun Dafa, 15 years ago, the local authorities put in a lot of effort into persecuting Falun Dafa. At school, we were often taught the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s lies that slandered and defamed Dafa.
When my Chinese teacher repeated the CCP’s lies about Dafa, I stood up and stopped her. I told the entire class that Dafa teaches people to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and to be good people that contribute positively to society.
Because I had good grades and was popular with my classmates, my homeroom teacher assigned me to be the class leader. I distribute copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party to all of them.
But, once I started college and moved away from home, I was alone. Without the familiar cultivation environment of my mother and other practitioner relatives, I slacked off in my cultivation and my human attachments and notions surfaced. I became addicted to watching Korean drama series, reading novels, and online shopping.
I met an elderly woman in a white headpiece and a white outfit. She told me a story. Long, long ago, her king descended to the human world with an even higher divine being to rectify the Fa and eliminate evil. Although there was a chance that he might never return, her king was determined—he must go for all the sentient beings in his world.
Everyone in the kingdom gathered at the square to see him off. The clouds started churning and a time tunnel gradually opened up in the sky. Their king jumped with all his might and transformed into a huge white tiger with wings. As he flew into the time tunnel, his people wept in great sorrow because they didn’t want to see their king leave. The elderly woman said she had been waiting there for a long time for their king’s return.
I woke up from that dream weeping. I felt that king was me.
Saying “No” to Kick-backs and Bribes
After graduating from college, I found a steady job. I spent seven days learning all the software required to do my job. I strive to meet the standards of a true Dafa disciple at work—I always consider others first and never fight for self-interest or get involved in conflicts.
I am in charge of purchasing for the company cafeteria and many vendors want to sell grain, oil, and vegetables to our cafeteria. Some found out where I lived and visited me with expensive gifts. Others tried to slip me red envelopes with money inside, but I turned them all down.
The vendors that we currently buy from worried about losing our orders. Whenever there was a holiday or right before the Chinese New Year, they always tried to give me gifts. I told them that, as a Dafa practitioner I adhere to the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in everything I do, so I would not take anything.
I don’t make a big deal out of others’ mistakes, hold grudges, pay less, or not pay just because someone makes a small error. All the vendors that I have worked with said, “The purchasing manager is such a good person.”
Visiting my Grandma’s Village
My mother and I visited my grandma during the Qingming Festival this year. We brought Dafa keepsakes, copies of Minghui Weekly, and visited the families in the village one by one. We were able to make some progress telling the truth to each family we visited. The climate is changing and people are eagerly to listen to the truth.
That morning, we helped 12 people quit the CCP and its youth organizations. Not even one person refused to accept the truth-clarification booklets we were giving out. Even when little children walked by, they stopped and smiled and asked, “How are you?” I was deeply touched to see sentient beings with the look of joy and hope.