Don't Give Up On Friends and Relatives Because They Don't Understand the Truth
(Clearwisdom.net) Xu Sheng, one of my colleagues of many years, whom I have a good relationship with, recently invited me out for a meal. He told me something I found hard to believe. Xu Sheng said he had kept a thought close to his heart for a long time, because he dared not tell others about it. But he decided to talk to me about it and hopefully find out what was going on.
While I was detained by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), he suffered an acute heart attack. While the doctors were resuscitating him, he saw the king of hell. The king of hell said, "I can't accept him! One of his best friends has not given up on him. That friend of his is very fierce." My colleague lived and saw everyone busy resuscitating him.
I didn't directly answer him, but patiently said, "Dafa's truth. Falun Gong is indeed saving people, and the evil Party is harming people, and you should think about it carefully. I have told you so much before and you didn't listen. Instead you participated in persecuting my family and me." He once took me to a police station, and I was sentenced to forced labor. Not only that, he went to my home and humiliated my son and parents-in-law. I continued, "I live according to the standards of the practice and never hated or blamed you. You should wake up. This is probably the last time I will say this to you. If you continue to harm and persecute practitioners and remain a tool of the CCP, I will no longer recognize you as my friend." I said this in all seriousness. He then said, "Perhaps I was indeed wrong, perhaps you are right." In the eight years of persecution, this was the first time he had ever said this to me.
Afterwards other colleagues said to me, "Xu Sheng said that you are his best friend." Thereafter, Xu Sheng asked me how he could change and make up for his bad deeds. I told him to examine his disrespect for Dafa and what he had done to persecute practitioners. He must sincerely repent and firmly remember, "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." This is the only way to pass the tribulation and truly be saved. I again told him about the trend to resign from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliates. He said that he had recently received a Shen Yun DVD, and now he finally understood. He withdrew from the Party and its affiliated organizations and now believes that Falun Dafa is good.
I am sincerely happy, because his life is saved. At the same time, this experience taught me not to easily give up on friends and relatives who have not yet understood the truth. Teacher not only protects us all the time, he also cares for our friends and relatives and the people who have predestined relationships with us. Teacher cares for all living things. Teacher's great mercy is easy to see.
As practitioners, we can only study the Fa more, study the Fa well and look inward. Only then are we worthy of Teacher's salvation. We should make sure that we don't, because of our human notions, let the people of the world lose the opportunity to be saved.