December 14, 2001
A relative of mine came to visit us in Beijing. He knew that all of my family members are practicing Falun Gong and therefore initiated a conversation about Falun Dafa. He told us that he called a taxi as soon as he got off the train. He wanted to know how the common people in Beijing think about Falun Gong and the self-immolation event, so he asked the driver, "What is the self-immolation all about? We heard there was an incident that occurred in Beijing recently. Non-locals like us don't know too much about it." This made the driver speak freely about the events. He replied, "That was all fabricated. Someone has put all of the suspicious points on a VCD." He then started explaining to my relative all of the suspicious points one by one very clearly.
We then explained the truth about the April 25th incident to our
relative and why Jiang Zemin persecutes Falun Gong. Finally my relative said,
"I totally understand. I cannot imagine how mean they are."
We invited my wife's friend and her boyfriend to have dinner with us, mainly
for the purpose of clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa. While we were having
dinner, we talked about Falun Gong and told them the truth. They fully
understood and said, "If an individual or a government has to rely on lies
to deceive people and maintain order, it is not far from its end." After
dinner, we gave them a truth-clarifying VCD and let them take it home to view
it. After a couple of days, my wife called her friend and asked what they
thought after viewing the VCD. She told my wife, "My boy friend got very
angry after viewing the VCD. He said, 'Jiang Zemin, this rogue...how dare he
deceive our common people like this?' The next day when he went to work he was
still upset. He said to his manager and colleagues, 'Come, come, everyone, I am
going to show you something!'"
We have many friends and relatives around us who are prejudiced against Falun
Dafa. Some even express hatred towards Falun Dafa. Many times we spread the Fa
and clarified the truth to them; however, they only believed the rhetoric shown
on TV. They thought we were foolish when we told them the truth about Falun
Gong. They laughed at us and sometimes even laughed boisterously at us. We
realized that they must have been controlled by the evil forces, and therefore
we started eliminating the evil behind their actions. We then gave them the
truth-clarifying VCD and asked them to watch it. After they had viewed it, they
all became speechless. They were no longer able to laugh. They never dreamed of
being deceived by Jiang Zemin.
On a Tuesday in November 2001, my friend's family held a "white
happiness banquet" (A funeral banquet. It is a tradition in China to hold a
banquet at both weddings and funerals). Mr. Guo, who is a relative from my
friend's aunt's side of the family, and works in the Public Security Bureau,
joined the banquet. My friend asked Guo, "What have you been busy doing
recently?" He replied, "I am doing Falun Gong work." My friend
said, "Falun Gong practitioners are all good people. What kind of work do
you need to do? Good will be rewarded with good and evil will be met with
evil!" Guo said, "I know Falun Gong is good. But the higher
authorities have given us orders. What can we do?" He then said with a
sigh, "It is just like the saying 'laughing is better than crying,' but
they insist 'crying is better than laughing!'" He was then very silent.
One day, on a bus in Changchun City, Jilin Province, the conductor was just given a fine and was complaining to her passengers. One passenger asked why she was fined; she replied it was because the bus had taken "too many" passengers. But the driver added, "Nowadays where is the place for reason? They just fine us because they want to. One time I received a fine and I asked them, "Why?" The traffic officer said that it was because a left turn was not allowed and he said there was a sign indicating the prohibited left turn. I looked around but could not find the 'sign'. They have total power, so if they say you are violating the law then you are violating the law." The ticket taker was still very excited and could not calm down. She added, "Now, these days, society is hopeless. They don't do what they should do but rather focus their energy and efforts to persecute Falun Gong." One passenger said, "Jiang Zemin is weak and incompetent in foreign affairs but good at bullying common people."
The driver added, "Falun Gong practitioners are all good people. My previous work unit has a Falun Gong practitioner. When my work unit gave one ton of coal for family heating to each employee during the winter, he just didn't take it, saying he has coal for heating. Afterwards, people found that he picked up coal cinders that were not completely burned and used them for his heating." Another passenger added, "They could not find an excuse to punish Falun Gong, so they fabricated the self-immolation incident." The driver seemed to be irritated and commented, "If there was a self-immolation, it must have been forced (by Jiang Zemin)!" A passenger added to the conversation; "Self-immolation? I knew it was fabricated at the very first glance. Have you ever seen a policeman carrying around a fire extinguisher while he was patrolling?" The driver added, "The Party has become so unreasonable now that it is even worse than the Japanese soldiers were in World War II." "Now society is becoming worse and worse," sighed another passenger. Yet another passenger added, "Don't be so pessimistic. If everyone becomes good, society will be hopeful." Another passenger added with deep feeling, "If half of the people in our society practiced Falun Gong, our society will be good!"
Listening to their conversations, I further understood why our merciful Teacher is still waiting and waiting, and offering salvation to common people. It is not in vain that we, as Falun Dafa practitioners, are doing good for people in society. It is not in vain that we clarify the truth to common people while enduring difficult situations. More and more people have started to gradually understand that the TV programs controlled by Jiang Zemin's terrorist regime are deceptive. One passenger said, "Now on TV, the only reality we can see is on 'Animal World'."