Striving to Adhere to the Highest Principles at Work
(Minghui.org) Though I have had many ups and downs in my career as a journalist over the past decade, I have tried to remain simple and sincere in my dealings with people. Whether I’ve experienced tribulations or praise, I strive to keep the pureness of Falun Dafa in my heart.
Falun Dafa brings me happiness and joy. And had I not practiced Falun Dafa, I would have remained lost in the maze of the material world.
Finding Falun Dafa
As a child I always liked to write poems and to be close to nature. As I grew up, I tried to keep the pureness I was born with in my heart under all circumstances.
After I graduated from university, I got a job in the media industry. Despite being very involved with a busy work schedule, I always wondered who I was, where I came from, and where I would go. I also enjoyed visiting bookstores, hoping to find answers to my questions and the real purpose of being human.
One afternoon in 1996, I visited a small bookstore and found the book Zhuan Falun. I read through it and found that it answered all of my questions. I knew deep down that I had come across exactly what I was looking for. Since then, Falun Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance have accompanied me regardless of what was happening in my life.
I have never seen Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) in person or even in my dreams, and I seldom get hints from Master. My third eye hasn't opened, but I listen carefully to Master and always try to be a better person, regarding myself as a Falun Dafa practitioner every minute.
For the past ten years Master has been taking care of me, keeping me from the temptations of worldly fame and self interest. I’ve thus been able to keep the pureness of Falun Dafa in my heart. I’ve always remembered that I am a Falun Dafa practitioner under all circumstances, be they good or bad.
A Reliable Proofreader
I was a proofreader in a media company before the persecution of Falun Dafa began. Many colleagues looked down upon this job, but I took it seriously and proofread every single article attentively. I was thus able to find many mistakes. My boss trusted our department and did not send off the electronic versions of the newspaper for printing until we had proofread every page. If I had to work extra hours to get the work done before a deadline, I did not complain.
I often told my colleagues that as a Falun Dafa practitioner, I follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in my everyday life. As such, I told them, I mind every detail. My colleagues could sense this and appreciated working with me because I remained calm under pressure.
After the onset of the persecution in 1999, the company management did not get involved in the persecution at all. They did not ask me any questions about my practice, and nobody demanded that I hand in my Dafa books. My boss ignored the documents sent from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials that slandered Falun Dafa.
An Appeal for Falun Dafa
I went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa after the persecution started. I was beaten and bruised by the police. Yet nobody asked me anything about my condition when I came back to work, and I simply worked as usual. I always remembered that my every action, even a small one, represented the image of a practitioner.
During my ten years of work as a proofreader, I listened to Master and safeguarded the reputation of Falun Dafa with my whole heart. Everyone around me knew that I was a Dafa practitioner. Through my attitude and actions they understood that practitioners are good people.
An Upright Journalist
I eventually became a journalist and had the opportunity to approach many entrepreneurs and high level government officials. I did not write any news without substance, and I prepared well before each interview so I would be able to produce a positive, informative report. I tried to emphasize moral values and innate human goodness in my articles.
I tried to let my interviewees know that behaving according to traditional moral values is the foundation of success for a person or an organization. I emphasized that without moral values, an organization would not last, and the people involved would experience tribulations and end in failure.
Falun Dafa opened my wisdom. I became well-known in my circle, but I did not get lost in people's praise or tempted by a more lucrative position. I also focused on Chinese traditional culture in my writing. Though my pay was not as high as my colleagues who were engaged in the finance or entertainment industries, I was quite at ease in my heart because every penny I earned was honestly earned and promoted good values.
When I first started as a reporter, the entrepreneurs I interviewed thought I was like other journalists who would just take advantage of their positions and try to make a profit off of them. When they found out I worked for them for free, they were impressed and acknowledged my work ethic. Many of them became my friends.
An Honest Sales Representative
Several years ago I became a sales representative. At first I was afraid of doing sales, but I overcame my fear. As long as I believed in Master, I could do anything well. I found that I could do the sales job well as long as I put my heart into it.
I sincerely communicated with my clients, listened to their requirements, and resolved their misunderstandings. I received good feedback from my clients after several months and brought in many orders.
Since my boss knew I was a Falun Dafa practitioner, he put me in important management positions. He even left me the key to his house when he was away and asked me to take care of his mail and keep an eye on the house. He trusted me, and because he treated practitioners kindly, his business did better and better.
Lawsuit Against Jiang Zemin
I filed a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin to the People's High Court last year. I want to tell people that Falun Dafa is wonderful, and that they could find the true meaning of life in Falun Dafa. Jiang damaged traditional Chinese culture and harmed the Chinese people. I demanded in the lawsuit that the reputation of Falun Dafa be restored.
Though I am not rich, I am the happiest person in the world. I have learned that fame, self interest, and sentimentality will not bring real happiness. Only by leaving fame and interest behind, as well as by being good and kind to people and having a compassionate heart, can one gain true freedom and happiness.
Having gone through all kinds of temptations in cultivation, I have a deeper understanding of the Fa principles. I have never wavered in my belief in Falun Dafa since I started the practice over a dozen years ago. I believe that as long as I listen to Master and do whatever Master requires, walking my cultivation path to the end, I will certainly follow Master to my true home.
I'd like to tell people not to believe any of the lies that the Chinese Communist Party has fabricated in its attempt to defame Falun Dafa. I hope that everyone will soon learn the facts about Falun Dafa.
I'd also like to express my sincere respect and gratitude to Master. Thank you, Master!