(Clearwisdom.net) In a work opportunity, my boss asked me to represent him to attend an international academic conference. I immediately realized that this arrangement was not accidental.
During the last day of the conference, the local Greek Dafa practitioners and I went together to the Chinese shops in the city to promote Dafa to the Chinese people there. There were not many Chinese people there. We specifically found the shops run by Chinese, brought them the truth-clarifying materials, and also talked with them. The result was very good, especially after two Western practitioners used their personal experiences to tell the businessmen from China that Falun Dafa is good and that they should not believe the fabricated slanders from the Chinese government. These Chinese businessmen were deeply touched.
We first went into a wholesale shop. After we talked with the employees there, they all thanked us for coming. A moment later, the owner of the shop came and without carefully reading our materials he claimed that what was mentioned in our materials was not true. He then repeated the fabricated propaganda from the Chinese government. A Greek practitioner patiently told them that he loves China very much since Falun Gong was brought here from China and he practices Falun Gong. With his personal experiences, he told the owner that Falun Dafa is good and that the Chinese government is lying. After the truth was revealed, this owner changed his original attitude. When we left, he welcomed us to come again.
We went to another Chinese shop. All the employees there were pleasantly surprised to see the coming of this Greek practitioner who can speak a little Chinese. They thanked us for bringing them the truth-clarifying materials. During our conversation, the owner showed a great interest in Falun Gong. He emotionally said that it was very difficult for them, the overseas Chinese, to know what had really happened in China, and that all they knew was from the Chinese government's propaganda. They really wanted to know the truth about Falun Gong. The Greek practitioner told the Chinese people in the shop how he found Falun Gong and how he benefited from practicing it. When seeing that this owner really wanted to know about Falun Gong, the Greek practitioners offered to give him a set of Dafa books and the exercise music tape. The owner repeatedly thanked this practitioner and expressed that he would read the books. He said that even if he later decided not to practice Falun Gong, he would give the books to other people who are interested in learning about Dafa.
When we arrived at another Chinese shop, it was already closed. A Greek practitioner inadvertently noticed that there were some Chinese people on the balconies of the building across the road. He immediately greeted them in Chinese and also indicated that he wanted to give them the materials. Several Chinese people immediately came down to pick up the materials. After reading the literature, one of them, who has practiced martial arts for 40 years, immediately realized that Falun Gong was a very good practice. He also realized that it must be the Chinese government that, in order to persecute Falun Gong, is lying and cheating its people with its slanderous propaganda. When they learned about the existence of Falun Gong practice sites in this city, they expressed that they would certainly visit the sites.
One employee in a clothes shop told us that someone in his home practiced Falun Gong although he himself was not interested in it before. Today after he listened to the personal experiences of both the Chinese and Western practitioners, he said that he would certainly find time to go to the internet to read Dafa books and get a further understanding of Falun Gong.
The cooperated effort of both the Chinese and Western Dafa practitioners made these Chinese people know the truth about Falun Gong. Some of them have changed their bad thoughts toward Dafa. We have realized that the personal experiences of Western practitioners are particularly effective in moving the Chinese people, so the Western practitioners are playing a very important role in clarifying the truth to Chinese people.