May 21, 2015 | By Wu Tong, a Falun Dafa practitioner in China
(Minghui.org) I am an architect, and I live by Falun Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Whenever I hear people talk about interpersonal troubles, I realize how practicing Dafa taught me to escape the mind games of unpleasant interpersonal relationships.
Animosity Turns into Friendship
At the age of 29, I began to work in an architectural design institute. My coworker Xin, who was 23 years old, proofread the drawings. He seemed to be displeased with my first architectural design project and said, “Your drawings are different from mine. You just wait until someone talks to you!”
His hostility startled me, and when I looked at his drawing, I found it to be below par. I had never come across someone with this kind of attitude. Even in my first job after graduation no one treated me like this, despite the fact that I was so inexperienced and had a lot to learn then.
As a practitioner of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, I remained calm. Xin decided to get the director’s opinion and then maybe a manager’s opinion. However, the manager said that the drawing was okay.
The director stopped by my desk the next day and said in front of Xin, “Our drawings are not up to code. Please help us improve in that respect.”
After reading Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, I had a dream that told me how the director, Xin, and I had met during a war in a prior life. From that time I owed Xin a debt, and I realized that it was my time to pay that debt.
It reminded me of a poem by the founder of Falun Dafa, whom practitioners call Master.
“Countless are the chaotic things in this human worldGratitude and resentment now heaped atop one another,No hope had the wicked of heart, their karma massive‘Tis Dafa that resolves everything at the source” (“Undoing the Disaster” from Hong Yin Vol. II)
This poem awakened me to another Fa truth and I decided not to bear resentment toward Xin. Xin changed too, and we cooperated well with each other from then on.
Supporting Dafa Brings Benefits
Because the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had deceived so many people with it slanderous propaganda, I felt that I should tell my coworkers more about Falun Dafa. Interestingly, as soon as I began to talk about Dafa, the new graduates would leave right away—except for Xin.
It took some time for Xin to understand the facts about the practice, but he was soon ready to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. When he saw the pictures of practitioners being tortured, he was taken aback. “What crimes did they commit to deserve torture?” he asked. “The world would be such a better place if everyone would live by Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
When my young coworkers watched the video debunking the staged “Tiananmen Self-immolation” incident, they finally understood the facts about Dafa. Some said that this video was so important, while others said that Dafa is good and the communist regime is truly horrible.
When Xin was getting ready to go on vacation, he asked me for some Dafa truth-clarification materials. When I handed him some the next day, he gave me 10 yuan. He wanted me to give the money to those who made the materials.
Xin’s kindness has earned him blessings. In a society where good jobs are very hard to come by—even for a college graduate—Xin was retained by the institute, although he had only a technical school diploma.
As a practitioner, I take reputation and personal benefits lightly. I have also gained wisdom and become more efficient at work. I passed the Certified Architect test at the national level and changed my job, giving me a higher salary and more time for Dafa activities.
Once, my manager asked me to solve a problem. A new customer hired our firm to design a large commercial complex with a contract value of close to 10 million yuan. The manager hired someone who did a substandard job, so he asked me to improve the design.
As designed, there would be a slim chance for it to be approved at the audit stage. This would delay the construction and the consequences would be disastrous. Not only would the company lose the design fees, but no one would hire the company in the future.
Fortunately, the customer changed his mind and asked us to design a supermarket and not an entire mall. This allowed me to redo the design from scratch.
It was my first time working on such a large project. It is not uncommon to miss something when designing such a large commercial complex, but when I was sitting in meditation or reading Dafa books, ideas would suddenly pop into my mind. In the end, my design was granted approval by everyone involved. I understood that I gained wisdom because of practicing Dafa.
The manager was very pleased and said that as soon as I started working on that design, everything turned for the better.
He knew I practiced Dafa, and so I asked him to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. “I recently received a lot of Dafa materials by email,” he said. “When I went to Macao and Hong Kong, I often saw Falun Dafa displays and activities. I know that all that the CCP has said about Dafa is false. I also know about the CCP’s forced organ harvesting from living practitioners. Wang Lijun won the so-called Guanghua Award for organ harvesting. Many people still don’t know about this. Now, I know Falun Dafa wants to help people despite the risk of being persecuted.”
He then quit the party.
Not long after, the company received an upfront payment of six million yuan. In the past, the company had problems collecting money from clients, but now we had a large advance.
I told the manager that this happened because he quit the CCP. He thought it over and said, “That’s true. As soon as I quit the Party, the customer transferred the money to our account.”
Category: Journeys of Cultivation