An Elementary School Teacher Asks: "Why Not Let The Public Read Zhuan Falun?"
I am a school teacher in China. Recently a student told me that he saw a poster posted on a utility pole that said: "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance are good." He asked me if it was true. I could not answer. I did not know how to answer him, because at the time Jiang had already issued the decree that Falun Gong was a [slanderous words omitted].
I began to look for information, but I found nothing. I thought that I should look for some Falun Gong books to read and find out what exactly was in them. But getting a book was very difficult because the officials had burned all of the books. Finally, after five days of searching, I was able to borrow one from an elderly lady.
I began to read the book eagerly. I could not find a single word in the book that was against the government. It asks people to be good people, to be honest in word and action, and to treat all sentient beings with kindness. A practitioner cannot fight back when being hit or called names. I was baffled. Does one have to hide doing good deeds? Is this the accusation that the government has against Falun Gong practitioners when arresting them and putting them in jail? I could not explain it. I had seen a few flyers that described the situation of some farmers who were ill and were unable to afford a doctor, but after practicing Falun Gong, they later recovered from their illness while their family life became harmonious. As a matter of fact, such examples exist right around me. Falun Gong practitioners are truly good people.
What is the purpose of our life? Why do we live, grow old, become ill and die? Why do all the disasters happen? How should we live as a person? I suddenly was able to answer all these difficult questions. With a different understanding of the world, I no longer live an aimless life. A philosopher once said, "In one's life, money is not the only thing, while spirit is the whole. Without beliefs, a person is like the living dead. A person has to live for the truth and a right faith."
What has happened to our government? Where is the true moral guidance? The nation is so corrupt and no one cares. But on the other hand, Falun Gong practitioners' efforts to become a good person by following the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance" is outlawed? It is considered evil only because it does not match a particular individual's opinion. In such a situation then, we can only educate our next generation to become bad people, people who are against "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance." It puzzles me.
Through reading Zhuan Falun, I learned that morality is the most important thing in one's life. I am a teacher. In today's social environment, I don't know how to educate the next generation. But I do believe that truth will always prevail. I know that the government's ban on people practice Falun Gong is only temporary. The lies about Falun Gong will sooner or later be recognized. A big hypocrisy of Jiang is that if the Falun Gong books are teaching people to be evil, why not make it available to the public? Why destroy them in such a hurry? Wouldn't the books themselves be the best evidence? I believe that Falun Gong will sooner or later be given its proper position. I believe that following "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance" in one's actions cannot be wrong. I will definitely begin practicing Falun Dafa when Dafa's name is restored.
Later on I told that student, "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance are good and one should follow them." Then he asked me, "Why is 'Falun Gong undergoing the biggest injustice of all time?'... Why is the whole world trying Jiang Zemin in the courts of law?" I said to him, "It is because he is a very jealous person. Because of his jealousy, Falun Gong was persecuted so heavily. Over 900 people were beaten to death. Over 1,700 people were persecuted to death according to the government's internal statistics. Isn't this the biggest injustice? People are practicing Falun Gong in over 60 countries. Falun Gong has obtained over 1,000 proclamations and awards. Except for China, the whole world is saying that Falun Dafa is good, beneficial to the people and the society. Jiang is being sued in more than a dozen countries on charges of genocide, torture, and violation of human rights. The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong has investigated the 'Tiananmen self-immolation' and has determined that it was staged by Jiang's regime. Such vile lies have been written into elementary school textbooks as if they are fact, so as to deceive our children." Here I want to say it loudly: "Dear children, open your eyes. Do not be deceived by Jiang's faction."