In 2000, the police pressured a fellow practitioner into telling them that I had helped established a Falun Dafa website. When we learned of this, other practitioners urged me to run away to avoid arrest. At the time, I felt that a Falun Dafa practitioner should not go run and hide like that. In the end, nothing happened to me as a result of my firm belief.
I often look within when conflicts arise at work or in my personal life. After I eliminate my attachments, things often become easy and work out just fine. I treat everyone with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and get along well with relatives, colleagues, and friends. People respect me and, as a result, they have no problem accepting what I say when I tell them the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong.
I used to be in the sales department at work. Everyone told me that it was impossible to refuse to drink alcohol when meeting with customers. I told them that not drinking was my personal choice, just like some people do not smoke cigarettes. I would not have taken the job if the company had demanded that I drink. Because I had contributed significantly at work in the past, my boss respected my personal choice. Now, whenever we entertain customers, my colleagues tell them that I do not drink and I have not had any problems when refusing drinks. Occasionally, when a customer insisted, my colleagues or my boss would offer to drink in my place.
In my daily life, I send forth righteous thoughts whenever I have time, such as on my way to work, in a car or plane, or when waiting for customers. Still, once in a while, the police do follow me, so I'm cautious and take all the security measures that I can. I act openly and nobly as a practitioner, and I am not afraid of threats from the police. I do the three things (study the Fa [the teachings of Falun Dafa], send forth righteous thoughts and clarify the truth about Falun Dafa and about the persecution to the world's people) with a peaceful mind.
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