Some Short Stories of Spreading Dafa from Greece
A while ago when I was going to Athens to do some truth-clarifying, the connecting train was late and I found myself sitting in a waiting hall with about 25 people. Not many Greek people travel on the ordinary trains as they are very old and in bad shape. So the hall was filled with mostly poor immigrants who have come to Greece to work. There were only three Greeks except for me waiting. As I was sitting besides a Greek lady I started talking to her about Falun Dafa. She was shocked to hear about the persecution, and she had a loud voice that made all the people in the hall listen. I took up a file with pictures about Falun Dafa and the persecution from my bag and many people came to watch. Not until then did I realize why the train was late. Before the train arrived I had showed them all my pictures, introduced Falun Dafa to every one, told them about the persecution and showed them the first exercise. Two of them, an Albanian and a Nigerian, wanted to learn the exercises on the spot, so I instructed them. The train arrived after 1 a.m. instead of 10:30 p.m.
When I arrived at my coupe an elderly couple was sleeping across the seats. I sat at the end of the woman's feet. After a few hours when the lady woke up, she lit a cigarette, although a sign clearly stated that smoking was not allowed. Before I started practicing Falun Dafa, I was somewhat sensitive to cigarette smoke, especially in small rooms without ventilation. I thought I had let go of that, but now I found myself worrying about how I was going to make the 7-8 hour trip with my companions. I told the woman politely that smoking was not allowed. Without looking at me she said rudely with a loud voice: "Hey, what can I do," and continued smoking as if nothing had happened. I thought that I had failed the test. After a while I gave her a flyer. After reading it through she said: "This is very good." Soon after, when she was going to light another cigarette, she went out of the coupe to smoke. That is how fast Dafa can change someone. She had only read a flyer.
Another time, when I was going to Athens by bus I met a couple who live in the Czech Republic. He was from the US, and she was from Japan. I introduced Dafa to them and they were very interested. She read out loud from a Chinese flyer and Zhuan Falun. The bus was going to stop for 20 minutes where they where going to get off, so I also got off, and we practiced together. We exchanged email addresses. They were traveling through Greece and Italy. They exchanged email addresses with friends they made on the trip and are sending us collective emails about their trip. In a recent email they wrote: "We also remember our teacher who taught that life consists of three things: truth, compassion, and forbearance, and these three things, not material pursuits, are the keys to spiritual happiness and growth."
A couple of days ago when my wife and I were practicing in the park in the nearby town, we suddenly heard a lot of loud voices. I thought, "Teacher is bringing people to us." When we opened our eyes we saw about 30 schoolchildren and four teachers standing in front of us watching. They were very interested to hear about what we were doing, and after we told them, they wanted to try the exercises. We did the first one together while one of the teachers filmed me giving instructions. In this way, they can continue at school. They thought it would help the children to calm down. They all took a flier before they left. á
Category: Clarifying the Truth