(Clearwisdom.net) I am a veteran practitioner who has been practicing Falun Gong since 1996.

Since the start of the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, the wicked Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been fabricating lies to deceive people. Because of this, my family, especially my second older brother and his wife, were scared. A few years ago, whenever I wanted to clarify the truth to them, my brother would say that I was carrying out “anti-revolutionary” activities. Although his wife did not say anything nasty to my face, she deeply resented what I said.

My sister-in-law had served in the army for more than 20 years and became an administrative leader after being demobilized from the army. She got along well with virtually everyone in my family. However, she was seriously poisoned by the atheism advocated by the CCP. But, with my continued conversations with her about Falun Dafa, she gradually accepted Dafa and announced her withdrawal from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Their attitude changed further after I was released from the forced labor camp in 2007. They found that a former tiny, weak younger sister did not yield to the persecutors but became more mature, more steady, and more steadfast. I talked to them about how the authorities persecuted Falun Gong practitioners in the labor camp and how I fought against the persecution. This was to let them gain a better understanding of the CCP's evil nature. My sister-in-law sincerely said, “A few years ago when you talked about the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong, I really could not understand it. Since the government did not allow you to practice, then you should not do it. Over the last few years I saw the prominent changes in you. In the past you were not only very sick but selfish and irritable, but now you have really changed a lot, especially after you came back from the forced labor camp. You do not collapse physically, and you are able to work hard and endure hardship. What's more you are more broadminded and have done a lot of good things for other people. If it were not for Falun Gong, you would not have become that good. Falun Gong is really wonderful!”

My sister-in-law often talked to my brother about how good Falun Gong was. In recent years my brother not only stopped opposing my practice Falun Gong, but he also withdrew from the CCP and its subordinate organizations. My sister-in-law likes to watch the performances by Shen Yun Performing Arts as well as read the truth-clarification pamphlets.

A few days ago my sister-in-law said that my brother was ill and did not go to work for several days. I hurried to him. I saw that his eyes were closed tightly and he was unwilling to talk. My sister-in-law said he felt very dizzy so he did not dare to open his eyes or move. I said to him that if he could silently repeat, “Falun Dafa is good, Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance) is good!” his illness would be cured. He closed his eyes and did not say a word. I knew that he might not believe what I had said. Before leaving I asked my sister-in-law to urge my brother to repeat what I told him. My sister-in-law nodded that she would. Three days later I went to visit my brother again. As I entered the door I asked my sister-in-law how my brother was and if he had said, “Falun Dafa is good, Zhen-Shan-Ren is good!” She said with a smile that my brother felt a bit better and had gone back to work. She said he did not want to repeat those phrases, saying, “Who would believe the illness would disappear by just saying those words?” I knew it was not their problem—it was because I had failed to clarify the truth properly.

I said, “Can modern science prove that God does not exist?” I cited examples of illnesses being healed miraculously, which science could not explain. I said, “Just because we cannot see things does not necessarily mean they do not exist, nor can we say they are superstitions.” I cited the TV set as an example. I said, “Fifty years ago if you said you could watch a movie at home, no one would believe you. That was because science had not developed to that stage yet; so we could not say it was superstitious. As a matter of fact, Gods do exist, but in another dimension. Gods are powerful, but people cannot see it.” Then I talked about the wonders brought about by Falun Gong in helping people keep fit and in healing illnesses. It seemed that my sister-in-law understood a lot more by then. Next I talked about the persecution still happening in China, “The CCP controls all the media and uses them to slander and frame Falun Gong. When facing this severe persecution and living in such a horrible environment, the Chinese people who are deceived by the CCP all are against Falun Gong. At a time like this, if someone dares to shout 'Falun Dafa is good!' all the Gods will think this person is great since Gods know every thought of human beings. In such an environment this person still has compassion. I ask you, won't the Gods protect him? The Gods will remove the calamities for him let alone the illnesses.”

At this time my sister-in-law's eyes began to sparkle. She said, “You said a lot, but that sentence really stunned me. Now I understand why the nine characters you asked your brother to repeat would work.”

Then I cited a few real examples of receiving blessings after repeating “Falun Dafa is good.” She believed me even more. She said with a smile, “There is a process in understanding something. Now I have a thorough understanding of it.”

For dozens of years the Chinese people have been deeply poisoned by the CCP ideology. Therefore, it is not enough for our practitioners to only clarify the truth briefly, give them an amulet, and ask them to recite, “Falun Dafa is good.” Some people will not accept it, and some might even have bad thoughts about it and think you are a nut. I have found that the threshold for believing in the existence of God among people under 60 years old, especially those who are still working, is very low. Therefore, we must eliminate the “atheism,” otherwise when they say, “Falun Dafa is good,” in their heart they are still suspicious. When there is no immediate result, they will not believe it anymore. Maybe it will cause them to have a negative attitude.

Teacher said,

“You have to put more into it and not just do things superficially. ” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2010 New York Fa Conference”)

I think we should spend more of our efforts clarifying the truth with our hearts and as thoroughly as possible, otherwise it will be counterproductive. Regarding anything I have not done well, please feel free to comment on and correct it.