Former Deputy Governor Started Practicing Falun Gong Again
(Clearwisdom.net) My aunt's father and mother were provincial deputy governor and director of a provincial office, respectively, before they retired. After they retired, they had suffered with illnesses for many years. The medical costs were usually over 10,000 yuan a year. Around Chinese New Year in 1998, I visited them and gave them a copy of Zhuan Falun and told them, "I have personally found that Falun Gong is the best way to get rid of illness and cultivate one's xinxing. I hope you will give it a try."
Soon after, they started practicing Falun Gong and they felt really good. This lasted for over a year. Just as they started feeling the benefits from the practice, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), led by Jiang Zemin, started persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. As a result of the pressure from the CCP, they gave up the practice.
In February this year, my aunt told me that her parents were in bad shape. She hoped that I could pay them a visit. Thus, I made the long trip to visit her and her parents the day before yesterday. I arrived at their home at 5 o'clock in the morning. My aunt opened the door for me. When she saw me, she said excitedly, "You made it! My parents really wanted to see you; they have been hoping to see you every day."
"Where are they?"
"Quiet, they are doing the exercises."
I felt a burst of joy in my heart, "Falun Gong exercises?"
"How do you know?"
"Anyone who had practiced Falun Gong sincerely would never give it up due to external factors unless he or she would give up themselves."
"You are absolutely right. You know that they had been through all sorts of political campaigns. They were criticized during the 'Anti-right Movement' and they suffered under the 'Culture Revolution'. Since July 20,1999, they thought that another cultural revolution had started. They were worried and scared all day. Luckily nothing happened to them during the last nine years. They have been reading truth-clarification materials every day and reading the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. They have finally understood. Now they have started practicing Falun Gong again."
As we were talking, my aunt's parents came out from the room. They asked with a smile, "Where does this one come from?"
I joked with him, "Oh, the Communist governor is practicing Falun Gong again."
"Don't call me Communist governor please. I think it sounds bad. If you must, you may call me people's governor. I am paid by the people, not the Communist Party."
I laughed, "My aunt's father had really changed a lot in the nine years; I can't believe it."
"Thanks to Teacher. I was almost killed by Jiang Zemin. You see, one of ours uncles was a fool. He followed Jiang and ended up with a terminal illness. When he died, he looked like a ghost. There is no good in following Jiang. We must listen to our Teacher."