I live just a few minutes' walking distance away from the Chinese Consulate in Auckland. I feel that the reason I live so close must be because it is arranged for me to eliminate the evil and clarify the truth.

I decided to go to practice the exercises in front of the Chinese Consulate in the morning, as the it is situated on a main street, and there are a lot of people passing through there going to work in the morning. Practicing there gets much exposure and helps more people understand about Falun Gong and the true situation about the persecution of Falun Gong in China.

I started going to the Chinese Consulate soon after 5am in the morning. Though it was only a few minutes' walk, I felt rather uneasy at first. I quietly recited Master Li's article and the Fa-rectification verse, and gradually I stopped feeling timid.

In the beginning, when I just started to practice in front of the Chinese Consulate, my body felt very uncomfortable all over, and I even had difficulty breathing. I thought this must be due to demonic interference, so I first sent forth righteous thoughts before each exercise session. In the ensuing months, the situations has completely changed.

When the people in the Consulate who were manipulated by the evil saw me practicing there, they leashed a big black dog inside the big iron gate of the consulate. At 5 am early in the morning, this dog kept barking whenever anyone passed by. It not only interfered with my exercise practice, it also disturbed the nearby residents' sleep. I had to break through such evil's arrangement. So I called the Municipal Animal Management Committee hoping to get their help. The lady who answered my phone call carefully inquired about the situation and said, "We will help you." Next morning, that big dog was not there; however, a few days later, that dog was barking inside the iron gate again. As it was my responsibility to suffocate the evil, I once again called the Animal Management Committee. Next morning, the dog was not there. Peacefulness returned in front of the Chinese Consulate, but a week later, the big dog showed up again. I thought to myself that I must still have omissions because I had been fearful of dogs and fear is an attachment. I cleared my mind and called the Animal Management Committee again. They said, "It is all right. The more you call us, the better we can help you." After that, that dog has not been seen since.

One morning, a secretary from the Chinese Consulate came out to pick up the newspaper from the mailbox. He said to me in a sarcastic tone, "Why don't you practice in front of your own home?" I answered calmly, "Isn't this the front of my home?" He was speechless.

During the whole year, every day passing vehicles toot their horns to show support. I put out a yellow banner with both the Chinese and English words, "Falun Dafa" and "Zhen-Shan-Ren" (Truth-Compassion-Tolerance). Gradually, many people have come to know that it is a Falun Gong practitioner practicing Falun Gong exercises.

One morning, a middle-aged man pressed his hands together in front of his chest in the gesture of "heshi," bowed, saluting me, and said, "Buddha will bless you." Later, he walked up to me and told me, "You have to keep it up, and don't slack off." He said, "I read reports about you people. You have done well!"

One Maori native stopped his car and asked me what I was doing there. I told him about Falun Gong and the persecution by China's dictator Jiang. He was outraged by the persecution. He asked, "How can I help you?" I said he could tell his friends and relatives about the true situation of Falun Gong. He said, "What else can I do?" I said he could also report the situation to the media and his local member of parliament. He said he would do it. In the end he asked me again, "Besides these, how else can I help you?" I answered, "It is very important to let the New Zealand government leaders know the truth and show support for Falun Gong, and to call on the Chinese government to stop the persecution." He looked happy, "I will call the Foreign Minister and the Prime Minister." I felt happy for him. It is worthwhile to practice the exercises here even if I could help only one life to understand the truth. I thank Teacher for arranging this path of cultivation to assist Teacher in Fa-rectification for me.

Once I distributed Dafa materials at a tourist spot. I introduced Falun Gong to one local Chinese. He looked at me and said, "Aren't you the one who practices Falun Gong in front of the Chinese Consulate every morning?" I nodded and said yes. He said, "You are remarkable. I admire you. Though I don't know much about Falun Gong, I feel this practice must be great after seeing you practice there every morning." He cheerfully accepted the Dafa materials I gave him and said he would go home and study it.

Recently, I went to a place for some business. At the reception, I handed Dafa materials to two ladies. A gentleman walked up to us and said, "I know Falun Dafa. There is a person practicing in front of the Chinese Consulate every morning." He raised his thumb and said, "Falun Dafa--great." I didn't tell him that the person who practices there was me because it was not important who practiced there. The important thing was that this life recognized this great law of the universe -- Falun Dafa.



Attached picture: Dafa disciples in New Zealand put photos showing local Dafa disciples practicing the sitting meditation, together with Dafa website address, on buses that travel through the downtown areas of Auckland to introduce Falun Dafa to the residents.