Rice Merchant: Falun Gong Saved My Life--I Want to Save People Too
(Clearwisdom.net) This is the story of a Chinese rice retailer named Mr. Yang. He is a man in his forties from a farming village in Hunan Province. Mr. Yang and his wife moved to the city a few years ago and opened a rice shop. Mr. Yang is an honest and kind man, while possessing both intellect and capability. People consider him to be a kindhearted businessman, enthusiastic in doing charitable deeds.
In the fall of 2008, Mr. Yang delivered rice to my home and I gave him a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. After reading the book, Mr. Yang told me, "Everything in the book is true. The Communist Party is depraved."
I explained to him that Falun Gong was victimized by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution while Falun Gong practitioners follow the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to become better and better people. I also explained to him that Falun Gong has a miraculous healing effect for its practitioners. Before Mr. Yang left, I gave him additional materials containing the truth about Falun Gong. I suggested that he recite "Falun Gong is good" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." He accepted the materials gladly.
A while later, he told me a story. One afternoon, a friend in the rice trade went to Yiyang Village to pick up some rice. That evening, their truck, loaded with rice, came to a steep downhill and they realized that the brakes weren't working. The driver panicked and lost control of the wheel. The truck hit a giant tree as a result; the tree was knocked down while the truck flipped over. Afterwards, there were huge quantities of rice spilled everywhere. The driver and Mr. Yang's friend were trapped under the truck and were critically injured. They were hurried to the hospital for emergency treatment.
During the accident, Mr. Yang was jettisoned out of the truck and landed a few meters away, losing consciousness. He was sent to the hospital as well but ended up with only a few scratches. Otherwise, he was perfectly fine. He declared, "It's the Master of Falun Gong that saved my life! This time I am truly convinced that those who accept the truth about Falun Gong will be blessed with good fortune."
At the end of 2008, I suggested to Mr. Yang that he quit the CCP and its two affiliated organizations. He said, "When I return to my home village for the Chinese New Year, my wife and children, all of my family members and I will all quit the CCP." I replied, "That's great! You are helping save people! That's wonderful!" I gave him a few DVDs and materials containing the truth about Falun Gong, which he brought home with him. On the eve of the Chinese New Year, he told his father, a CCP cadre, about his story of surviving the deadly car accident. Next he explained the injustice that has been done to Falun Gong and played the DVD to his father. His father, poisoned by the CCP's deceitful propaganda for many years, declared: "Since Falun Gong is so wonderful, I am convinced of your story." His father agreed to quit the CCP and the student leagues that he had once been a member of.
On the first day of Chinese New Year, Mr. Yang's several brothers, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces visited his father to bid him a good Chinese New Year. Mr. Yang took the opportunity to play the DVD for them. He told his story as well and explained that Falun Gong is good. He then suggested that they all quit the CCP. His oldest brother exclaimed, "The CCP is wicked. I don't believe anything the CCP says. I now declare that I shall quit the CCP. It's more important to save my own life." Mr. Yang's siblings, having heard their oldest brother's declaration, decided to quit the CCP as well.
On the second day of the Chinese New Year, he visited his wife's family. Again, he played the DVD and told them his story to persuade them to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Once they understood the truth, they nodded in agreement to quit the CCP. After the Chinese New Year, Mr. Yang gave me the names of 24 of his family members who had agreed to quit the CCP. Most of them were members of the CCP. Mr. Yang said with a smile, "Falun Gong saved my life. I want to save other people as well."
Before the 2009 Chinese New Year, Mr. Yang said, "Please give me some more materials. I would like to persuade more people to quit the CCP." For the first few days of the Chinese New Year, he carried red packets with him filled with information about Falun Gong and the truth about the CCP and visited his friends in the village. He took the opportunity to visit all the village cadres and veteran members of the CCP. He bid them Happy Chinese New Year, gave them the red packets, and explained to them the truth about the CCP and Falun Gong. He also tried to persuade them to quit the CCP. Mr. Yang also told them his own story. The secretary of the village's CCP branch said, "So Falun Gong was framed by the CCP. I didn't realize that. Now that you explained the truth to me, I know everything. The CCP is done for. It is thuggish, fraudulent and deceitful. I will quit the CCP. If I follow the CCP, I will be doomed as well." He persuaded many veteran members of the CCP to quit using their real names.
After the 2009 Chinese New Year, Mr. Yang sent me another list of 27 names. He said with a smile, "I am doing what I am supposed to do. I shall practice Falun Gong in the future."
Now Mr. Yang's small rice retail store has expanded into a larger store. His business keeps expanding and his customer base keeps growing. Mr. and Mrs. Yang are looking younger by the day. I believe that this is the good fortune brought to him by Dafa.