This Is a Group of the Best People
(Clearwisdom.net) When people from Laixi City, Shandong Province talked about Falun Dafa, they would recall the Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference that was held in Laixi Stadium on October 30, 1998. There were about 4,500 people in attendance at the conference.
We invited police officers from the Public Security Bureau of Laixi to the conference. Because of their work requirement and the worry that such a large-scale meeting was difficult to host by just a few practitioners from the local area, a few dozen uniformed and plainclothes police officers were deployed by the Public Security Bureau of Laixi to maintain order of the conference site.
We cleaned up the stadium the night before the experience sharing conference. On the day of the conference, we went directly to the stadium after we finished practicing the exercises, and we didn't even have a chance to eat anything. When we got there, we saw a lot of people who were waiting outside of the stadium. Some of them were driving their cars, riding their bicycles, or wandering outside the stadium waiting to get in. After they parked their cars in the designated area, they entered the stadium in an orderly manner. With the music of "Pudu" and "Jishi" being played, everyone in the stadium felt the harmony and positive energy around them. At about 9 p.m., all the seats were filled and the conference was about to begin. The host started the conference by reciting Lunyu together with all attendees. After that, the experience sharing conference officially began.
One practitioner shared her story about how her incurable diseases were healed after she took up the practice. Another practitioner shared his story about how he turned hostility into friendship by tolerating and forgiving the other person in a personal conflict. There was a medical doctor who shared his story about how he turned a disadvantage into an advantage by adhering to an upright medical practice and being truthful to the patient and his supervisor during a critical situation. One elementary-school student shared about how he remained compassionate even when he was pushed down the stairs by a mischievous classmate. There was a practitioner who shared about how she melted away her age-old family conflicts by looking inward and admitting her inadequacies. Another practitioner shared about how his child's broken leg that was injured in a motorcycle accident miraculously recovered in 55 days without any medical treatment.
The stadium was in good order throughout the conference. Everyone was earnestly listening to the sharing. The audience applauded thunderously when they heard how practitioners overcame their difficulties by following Falun Gong's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Practitioners were moved to tears when a nine-year-old practitioner shared how he conquered the pain of a broken leg through tolerance. They applauded again when they heard that through righteous faith in Dafa, he managed to go to school in 35 days and was finally healed in 55 days. Among the practitioners in the conference, there were cadres, engineers, teachers, doctors, nurses, civil servants, laborers, farmers, and students. Their ages ranged from less than ten to more than 80 years old. They cultivated in the same Fa. They felt like they were at home when they shared their cultivation experiences together. No one made any noise, smoked, or walked around throughout the conference.
We arranged a food vendor to sell buns to practitioners during lunch time. After he learned we were a group of good people who practiced Falun Gong, he simply put a basket next to the buns to collect the money for their purchase. Afterward, the vendor counted his money and found there were two cents extra. He was very touched by practitioners' integrity. After the conference ended, at around 4 p.m., practitioners walked out of the stadium quietly. Those practitioners who lived in the local area helped clean up the stadium and returned the key to the management office. No wonder a staff person said, "This is a group of the best people," when he reported to his boss about the conference.
No one knew who paid for the rental fee of the stadium, because no Falun Gong practice sites were allowed to keep money. On July 20, 1999, because the Chinese Communist Party propaganda framed Master Li by fabricating stories of hoarding money, the Revenue Department of Laixi specially investigated two practitioners. One of them said, "At that time, I wanted to pay for the rental fee, but then I heard Ms. Wu Xiuxin say that another practitioner had already taken care of it." Under pressure from the Revenue Department, Ms. Wu finally admitted that she was the "other practitioner" who took 1,500 yuan out of her pocket to pay the rental fee.
Ms. Wu was illegally sentenced to a labor camp for three years and is still detained in the Dashan Detention Center in Qingdao City. Jiang Zemin, the former Party Secretary, and his gang have persecuted Falun Gong for nine years. However, the truth of Dafa has been spread to every corner of Laixi City. People who learn about the truth of the persecution are quitting the Chinese Communist Party. We hope that more kind-hearted people will help end this inhumane persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.