My Brother-in-Law Finally Discovers the Power of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance
(Clearwisdom.net) My brother-in-law, Mingfu (a pseudonym), is a retired manager of a state-run factory in a small town in Sichuan Province. He joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the 1950's when he was in the Army. He and his entire family worked in the same factory. Later when he and my sister retired, his five children and their spouses were laid off. With that added stress, all of their children divorced. His daughters-in-law divorced his sons and left their children to them. His sons-in-law also divorced his daughters. Since then, the entire family has lived in poverty. My brother-in-law often says that the CCP destroyed his family.
My sister had poor health. She suffered from rheumatic heart disease and a gynecological disease. A few years ago my sister learned the truth about Falun Gong, and since then has chanted "Falun Gong is good" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." She has been in good health for the past few years.
My brother-in-law refused to believe it. In September 2005, my brother-in-law and my sister called on me. I took the opportunity to show him the book Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and Falun Gong's truth-clarification materials, and I tried to persuade him to quit the CCP. He said, "I don't believe in the CCP, but I don't believe in Falun Gong either." He repeated CCP propaganda to me.
In 2007 I called on them and clarified the truth about the CCP to him again. I advised him to quit the CCP, but he again refused. He even had a plaster statue of Mao Zedong at home. He started a heated debate over the CCP. My sister became upset and said, "He is a stubborn old cow. He doesn't listen to anyone. Leave him be."
In late 2008, my brother-in-law began suffering from a strange disease. When it surfaced, everything went dark before him. His legs trembled and caused him to fall. He frequently checked into a city hospital 50 miles away, and each time he had to stay in the hospital for more than two weeks. Shortly after he checked out of the hospital each time, the problems returned. The frequency increased and the symptoms got worse. When he was in the hospital, my sister had to bring food to him because he detested hospital food. My sister had to cook the dishes and take the bus 50 miles to the hospital. While their children were working out of town, my sister became the only person available to look after him. She was simply worn out. On the first evening of the Chinese New Year in 2009, my brother-in-law suddenly became ill again. It was a rare opportunity for a family reunion, but the entire family was frightened and busy looking after him.
I called on him again in February 2009. This time I patiently explained why it was important for him to quit the CCP. I also cited real cases where people were miraculously cured after they quit the CCP. Finally he agreed to quit the CCP. He was willing to say "Falun Gong is good," and he threw out the statue of Mao Zedong.
Since then, my brother-in-law has earnestly chanted "Falun Gong is good" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" daily. For the past six months he has been trying to follow Falun Gong's cultivation principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance to be a better person. His illness has not surfaced again. In fact, he often travels 50 miles alone to go fishing.
Now their children are convinced that Falun Gong is good, and they too have quit the CCP.