Beauty and Truth at a Tourist Attraction in Singapore
(Clearwisdom.net) Several occurrences, which happened when I told Chinese tourists about Falun Gong, have stayed in my mind for a long time.
"I know you are good people"
One day, I guided a Chinese tourist to the restroom. On the way, I told her about Falun Gong. She said, "I know you Falun Gong practitioners are good people. That's why I asked you to show me the way." She said, "Practicing the exercises hinders nobody, there's no reason to forbid it! In our unit, there's a Falun Gong practitioner, a very nice person. After the ban on Falun Gong, unit leaders have talked with him many times and intended to persuade him not to practice anymore. But he was very steadfast in his belief. Later he disappeared. I haven't seen him since then." Her words expressed that she was unsatisfied with the leaders who persecuted Falun Gong and she deeply sympathized with Dafa.
"When I go back to China, I will definitely help you tell the truth"
One day, I met a Chinese woman and shared the truth about Falun Gong with her. I asked her, "Do you know Falun Gong's situation around the world?" She answered, "We know some. For example, when we were in Hong Kong, we saw they were distributing fliers. Furthermore, in the Mainland, Falun Gong practitioners also distribute fliers door to door. Falun Gong is good. On our block, there are several Falun Gong practitioners, all of them are healthy."
One man accompanying her said, "Although I don't practice Falun Gong, I believe it. I know many practitioners, and I admire them from my heart! They are very steadfast. One day, I saw lots of big and small banners and streamers hung everywhere in our city, which read, í Falun Dafa is Great'."
When the woman left, she held my hand tightly, "Bye! Be assured that after I go back, I will definitely help you to tell the truth."
Everyday many Chinese tourists come to Singapore. After they go back to China, they will tell people what they know. Just like Master said in Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference "When they see the situation with Dafa around the world they'll talk about it when they're in China, talk about it with their family and friends--they're a form of one-on-one media. Regardless of how much they understand about Dafa, whether they're able to comprehend it or not, they'll go back and tell people about the situation." On the other side, they will also tell us the situation in China. For instance, when some tourists read our truth-clarifying materials, they said, "I have read this in China." (referring to the Investigation of the so-called Self-Immolation Incident on Tiananmen Square by World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong) "It's an email from a foreign country." Some said, "Our unit's fax often receives Falun Gong fliers sent from overseas. We have all read them." Some politely told practitioners who offered them materials, "Thanks, I have read it in China. It has been sent to my email box." And some said, "No need to give me this because I already have one at home. It was mailed to me." There many such cases.
One day, I met a man about 40 years old. He said, "I don't practice Falun Gong, but I support you! As for suing Jiang, I have already learned about it in China. I often listen to French Broadcasting Station where I heard about the case of suing Jiang."
A place that surpasses all other famous scenic tourist attractions
It has been many years that Singapore practitioners insist on doing Fa-rectification at the famous scenic sites. No matter if it is windy or raining, no matter what kind of disturbance occurrs, they always worked with perseverance. Because Dafa practitioners kept on clarifying the truth and spreading the Fa to tour guides and sincerely made friends with them, finally, some tour guides who used to not understand us and not support us changed their attitudes. Some even became our friends. They often told us, "You are really diligent. You are working very hard."
The improvement of the relationship between tour guides and us created a better environment for clarifying the truth to tourists.
Our place also became a "key point of interest" for many tourists. No matter which country tourists came from, when they passed by us, they would stop involuntarily. When some tour guides led their members by us, they initially introduced, "Everyone, this is Falun Gong. It is legal in Singapore..." Often tourists of different races and different languages would take photos of the practitioners demonstrating the exercises. Some tourists took pictures with us, and some even learned to do the exercises then took pictures. The scene was very touching.
Furthermore, the truth-clarifying pictures placed on the ground attracted many precious Chinese who long to know the truth. Sometimes they forgot to look at the scenery and didn't even want to leave.
There's a female tour guide who used to be unfriendly to us and didn't understand us. However, faced with the truth, she awakened. Once, among her members, there was a police officer from Beijing. She pointed to the pictures showing how Dafa practitioners were tortured and asked the officer if it was true. The police officer said, "Yes, it is true, but I have never beaten Falun Gong practitioners." Later, she told this to us and said, "I asked him because I doubted whether Falun Gong is really persecuted. Now I really believe it." One day the group she guided were all officials from a county in Hebei Province. They dared not to receive truth-clarifying fliers because they would be seen by others in the group. Then the tour guide directly led them to our practice exercise site, and said while pointing to us, "Everyone, this is Falun Gong. The Singapore government allows freedom of faith, including Falun Gong. Here they are legal and are proteced by law...You should take a look at these pictures..."
Although we are not a well-known scenic attraction, in some people's heart, it surpasses all other famous tourist attractions.
September 6, 2003