(Clearwisdom.net) I was not familiar with Falun Gong before. After graduating from college, I was assigned to work in a government office. Every week I had to participate in political studies. As a result of years of doing this, I had seen more than a hundred videos, documents and notices about Falun Gong, but I still did not know much about Falun Gong even when I was required to pass the tests imposed by the government like any others during the political movement suppressing Falun Gong.

It was not until one day in 2003 when I really came to learn the truth about Falun Gong. At that time, a stranger I met on the Internet emailed me a copy of Zhuan Falun. Afterwards, I started to practice Falun Gong.

In an extremely short period of time following that, I experienced the miracles of Falun Dafa, and became a completely new person. The unspeakable beauty of Dafa made me eager to share it with my relatives, friends, colleagues and boss. The following are some stories I'd like to share.

Kind-Hearted Vice Bureau Chief A

Vice Bureau Chief A was my boss. He was very kind-hearted. In a casual talk, I mentioned that I was learning Falun Gong and how I benefited from it. He did not feel surprised after I told him and he said, "In fact, people practice Falun Gong to have good health. The government should not persecute them. The last time I went to Hong Kong, I saw a lot of people practicing Falun Gong. If it is a '(slanderous word omitted)', why would Hong Kong allow it?" He even told me before he left, "When you get a chance, let me take a look at the Falun Gong book. I would like my parents to practice Falun Gong too." But due to many fears, he did not actually take the copy of Zhuan Falun that I planned to give him.

One time in a routine meeting, another Vice Bureau Chief B suddenly warned me, "Someone reported to me that you are practicing Falun Gong and telling everyone around you about it. You should pay attention. Don't implicate other people in it." I panicked at the moment, and the atmosphere was getting tense, when Vice Bureau Chief A suddenly came to the rescue, "This is nothing related to work. Let's ignore it."

And later on when re-structuring government departments, Vice Bureau Chief A was promoted while the more senior Vice Bureau Chief B, of the same age as Chief A, was transferred to a minor department, losing his power.

Colleague C Escaped a Huge Disaster

At the office, I clarified the truth about Falun Gong many times. My colleague C never participated in the chat, and was always quiet. One day he said to me, "I thought Falun Gong practitioners were all psychopaths. But you've practiced for so long, and there's nothing abnormal about you. On the contrary, you are improving, and are better and better." I said, "If I changed for good, that is because I learned Falun Gong. If I did not do well in some aspects, it's my own fault. I did not do some things according to Teacher's requirements, and was not up to the standard of a Dafa practitioner." I told my co-workers that Teacher told us to be good people everywhere at all times. Only when we could do things according to this standard, do we deserve to be Falun Gong practitioners. Then he said, "Then, Falun Gong is good after all."

The next day after the talk, my colleague C and three other people went to the countryside to do some research. They were driving a jeep and had an accident during their trip back. The jeep hit a cement pole on the roadside and fell into a creek. The strange thing was that none of the four were hurt at all. One person was scared out of his wits, but quickly came back to normal. No one was hurt but the jeep was nearly a write-off. When people talked about this afterwards, everyone was saying that they must have been very fortunate, and protected by a Bodhisattva. My colleague C told me, "It's thanks to your talk with me yesterday. That was why I did not die in that major accident." Suddenly it dawned on me: That's right. Didn't Teacher tell us before that if we explained the facts to people it amounts to saving them?

Still Confused Colleague D

Colleague D was very open-minded and liked to tell jokes, but he always had some reservations about Falun Gong. No matter how much of the truth I told him, he just would not change his attitude towards Dafa. He would constantly say things that were disrespectful of Teacher. One day he came to the office and said, "Yesterday I almost died. My heartbeat wildly increased. I had to grab on to the natural gas pipes to hold my body upright so I wouldn't fall. I was lucky to be in my kitchen at home. If I was on the street, I could have been hit by a car!" I told him that this was not happening by chance, and to please be careful later on: if he doesn't know the truth about Falun Gong, to please not comment on it. He immediately showed his long face and said, "I don't believe this."

Several days later when he came to work, he again said, "I was almost killed by a car yesterday. A wheel even touched my foot. The driver even cursed at me that I didn't watch where I was going. He wanted to get out of his car to beat me up." I told him the principle of cause-and-effect, and how people should believe in it. He still would not listen and said, "In the future please do not mention Falun Gong in front of me. It is because of your big mouth that I had such bad luck." I said, "I won't talk about it again, but you ought to respect Teacher. Please don't say things against our Teacher." He did not say anything and went away. In the future I plan to further clarify the truth to him in a more compassionate way.

The Party Secretary

Our Party Secretary is a staunch atheist. He had bad experiences with sham qigong practices. He was also somewhat involved in persecuting Falun Gong. In 2001 there were two Falun Gong practitioners from his area who had gone to Beijing to appeal. As a Party official responsible for the area, he was disciplined for this, as having a "most serious oversight of duty," and was nearly dismissed from his position. So he not only misunderstood, but also hated, Falun Gong.

I had been always cautious in dealing with the Party Secretary, for I had to consider my personal safety. I was thinking that I could clarify the truth to anyone except the Secretary. I should not even let him know I practice, but opportunity always finds its way so that I had to go all out to do it.

Once I had to go on a business trip to another province, and the Secretary and I were in the same car. We talked all the way and somehow we touched on the topic of Falun Gong. In the beginning, I tried to avoid it but the Secretary kept talking about it, repeating all the media lies and propaganda, and I had to stop him. I said, "In fact many people have misunderstandings about Falun Gong. They just don't know the truth about Falun Gong.

Falun Gong is not as bad as you might think. On the contrary, Falun Gong is very, very good."

I very patiently started to explain what Falun Gong really is, telling him the truth of the April 25 Appeal, the staged immolation, the Fu Yibin murder case, etc. Afterwards, he asked me, "How could you know so much?" I replied that I have relatives in Taiwan, and that the entire family practices Falun Gong. Not only were their illnesses cured, but they also appear younger and younger, "They are all my relatives. I believe they would not deceive me. On the contrary, the TV propaganda here is more suspicious."

The Secretary said, "If you just want to have good health, practicing qigong is not a problem so long you are not anti-government."

"We are never anti-government. We just want to have good health." I had carelessly revealed myself by a slip of the tongue.

The Secretary then looked into my eyes and said, "So you also practice Falun Gong?" I did not answer, and so he spoke again: "You are intelligent person, I believe in you."

I regret that I had not clarified the truth to him earlier. I could not clarify all the Secretary's misunderstandings towards Falun Gong, but at least there was no more hate in his heart. After the trip, the Secretary never mentioned a word about Falun Gong, pretending to know nothing about the subject. We still go about business as usual.