(Clearwisdom.net) On August 5, 2007, the Minghui website posted an article entitled "People Like the Nine-Day Lecture Series on Falun Dafa held in Toronto," which reported how the people in Toronto, Canada learned Falun Gong. It was really significant, considering that the brutal persecution is still ongoing. Some people attended the lectures because they realized that "after all, life is more precious," which is quite thought provoking.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is well aware that the day when people know the truth about Falun Gong and the persecution is the day when it will come to an end. That is why the CCP is doing everything possible to prevent people from knowing the truth and from getting closer to Falun Gong. Many people in China already know that Falun Gong is good. For various reasons, however, they haven't dared to step forward to say so openly.
Still, the CCP's lies and intimidation couldn't stop the spreading of the truth, and they are nothing when compared to the preciousness of life. After the CCP's lies about "Falun Gong prohibits people from taking medicine when they are ill" were exposed, people began to know and feel Falun Gong's effectiveness in treating illness through teaching people to be kind-hearted. For instance, the Mr. Xu mentioned in the article was a cancer patient. He started practicing Falun Gong a few months ago and felt good. He had known that the persecution was brutal and was concerned that he might have trouble going back to China in the future; still he attended all the lectures, because "after all, life is more precious."
Mr. Xu was not the only one who was so fortunate. On the same day the above article was posted, Minghui had another report, entitled "A New Practitioner from Sichuan Province: I Want to Thank Master for Giving Me a Second Life." It described how a 59-year-old new practitioner in Pengzhou City, Sichuan Province, was saved by Falun Gong when he was critically ill. The man was on the verge of death when his cousin, who was a Falun Gong practitioner, arrived. Thus the dying man had the opportunity to learn the truth about Falun Gong and did what his cousin told him to do: chanting in all sincerity, "Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!" Miraculously, three days later, he rose to his feet and went to the hospital for a check-up on his own. As it turned out, he was cleared of any illness! He has since embarked on the path of cultivating in Falun Gong.
Despite the CCP's defamation, those people who are blessed by Falun Dafa know most clearly that it is not for the good of the people that the CCP is persecuting Falun Gong; they are doing it because Falun Dafa succeeds in purifying people's mind and body, so more and more people are spreading the word that "Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!" and the CCP couldn't accept the reality, so they have gone crazy in slandering and persecuting Falun Gong.
Kind-hearted people couldn't be happier to see that these lucky people were given a second chance to live when they were about to lose their precious lives, all because of Falun Dafa. Nonetheless, how many such opportunities have been lost because of the persecution of Falun Gong by the CCP?
Data from the Minghui website has confirmed that more than three thousand Falun Gong practitioners, all of whom had obtained a healthy body after they started practicing Falun Gong, have died as a result of the persecution by the CCP in the name of "transformation." How many more unconfirmed deaths were there? How many people have died from illnesses because they couldn't bear the persecution by the CCP and gave up their practice? How many people have been punished by death because they were poisoned by the CCP, hated Falun Dafa, and persecuted Falun Gong practitioners? If we take into account the wickedness the persecution of Falun Gong has led to, the decline of morality, and the various ugly phenomena, it's really hard to estimate the enormity of the disaster that the persecution has brought about.
It's encouraging that Falun Gong has not been crushed and people have not been fooled by lies, and neither have they been intimidated. While the persecution is still underway, people in China are not afraid of the CCP's threats anymore after they come to know the truth. People outside of China became fearless of the CCP's various forms of coercion after the Communists' lies were exposed, and they openly attended the Nine-Day Lectures on Falun Dafa. It's like before the persecution started, people "will come one after another" and joined in cultivating Falun Gong with dignity.
The darkness will not stop the light from shining through, and the persecution will not prevent people from practicing cultivation. "After all, life is more precious."