I'm a teacher who conducts training courses for middle and elementary school teachers. I'm mainly responsible for organising training programs, and I also teach in the class.
I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. After July 20, 1997, my work unit conducted six to seven Teacher Education Certificate courses. My co-workers all became chief instructors of the class assigned by the hosting schools. I was the only one set aside from this responsibility. The school principal specifically told me that he didn't give me a class in fear that I would speak about Falun Gong in the class. Early this year, my work unit again conducted two Teacher Education Certificate courses. The principal changed his mind and appointed me to be the Chief Instructor of a class. I realised that it didn't just happen by chance. Teacher must have arranged it, so there must be people in this class meant to hear about Falun Dafa. Teacher said, "Everything that Dafa disciples are doing today and everything in society you encounter, I can tell you, you are saving all beings." (Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference). I made up my mind that I must be worthy of Teacher's guidance, so I seized the opportunity to clarify the truth about Falun Gong to these teachers.
In the past, I had read articles on the Clearwisdom website about schoolteachers' clarifying the truth to students. I was moved from the bottom of my heart by the fellow practitioners' spirit of letting go of the sense of self to save all beings with compassion. It felt like that was a chance for me that day to do the same. I would definitely speak about Falun Gong--I absolutely had no doubt about it. However, I would be facing schoolteachers rather than the middle or elementary school students. My work had made me deeply realise that amidst the overwhelming, evil propaganda over the past few years, the schoolteachers had been poisoned to a greater extent than other people in society. Many schoolteachers had been required to take measures to collect the students' signatures or to ask them to submit articles criticising Falun Gong. Therefore, they had directly committed sins against Dafa. If I do not explain the truth to them today, they may lose the opportunity to choose their future for themselves. They are all adults. In terms of their deviated notions, they are worse off than students. Accordingly, when I clarify the truth, I must not be overly anxious. I must speak calmly and rationally in order to achieve an ideal effect.
When my class started the first day, I began by letting my students (the teachers) check in. Then, I went to the class and used the opportunity to tell them the agenda, easing into talking about the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. All of them listened carefully. Since then, I have been personally going to class every day to help them with their cleaning and sanitary work, which the other chief instructors never do. I wanted to use my actions to validate Dafa. Everyday after roll call, I would speak for three to five minutes about various subjects such as the relationship between establishing ethics and traditional virtue, the principle of good and bad deeds being rewarded accordingly, the moral factors behind the outbreak of SARS, etc. I was paving the way to create favourable conditions to clarify the truth about Dafa in the end.
Thirteen days went by in a flash. On the last day of the class, I went to school early to help the teachers with their cleaning and sanitary work. Afterwards, I quietly sent righteous thoughts to eliminate the old forces' dark minions and evil elements in other dimensions that interfered with my truth-clarification efforts. After they were all present, I walked up to the podium. Looking at these teachers, I felt a wave of excitement. At that moment, everything seemed to look ordinary and normal. Actually, their' knowing sides knew full well that they had been waiting for that moment for so many years. I was to use this master key of clarifying the truth to open up their minds, which had long been blocked and sealed, giving them an opportunity to choose their own futures. I tried my best to calm my excited mind. I said, "Greetings, teachers. This class is about to conclude. It is our predestined connection that I have been assigned to be your teacher. I must tell you that I am a Falun Gong practitioner. Why do I practice Falun Gong? Because it teaches upright principles, it asked us to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance and to become good people..." I started by tell them facts about Dafa, and then I moved on to talk about how Jiang's regime persecuted Falun Dafa and its practitioners. In particular, I exposed the facts behind the staged Tiananmen Self-Immolation. In the end, with great compassion in my heart, I told the students to never believe in Jiang's propaganda, to treat Dafa and Dafa practitioners kindly and to choose a wonderful future for themselves and their families. After I finished speaking, they applauded enthusiastically.
My eyes welled up. Thirteen days--my efforts were not wasted. I hope that they will position themselves well.
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