"I Am Delighted that All of You Practice Falun Dafa!"
(Minghui.org) A family of three siblings in Cologne, a popular tourist city in Germany, started practicing Falun Gong 10 years ago. The eldest sister, Karin, is a public official; the second eldest sister, Ursula, has a university job. Their younger brother Werner works for a private corporation as a department head. Werner was the first to learn Falun Gong.
Obtaining the Fa
Werner obtained the Fa in May 2001 when he was at a shopping mall. As soon as he entered the mall, he saw a booth set up by Falun Dafa practitioners. He walked straight to the booth, as if attracted by a magnetic force. He took a newspaper introducing Falun Dafa, and then left in a hurry. After returning home, he read the newspaper thoroughly. He had practiced another qigong for seven or eight years, but he thought that Falun Dafa was very good and wanted to give it a try.
His sister Ursula was very interested in Tai Chi and had practiced it for more than six months. She heard about Werner's wish to practice Falun Dafa and read the newspaper too. Afterwards, the two had a discussion and went to the exercise site together to learn the practice.
Their older sister, Karin, had pursued spirituality all her life and was less interested in qigong. However, she was moved by Falun Dafa's principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. About four months later, she began to practice cultivation along with Ursula and Werner. They have now practiced Falun Dafa for 10 years.
The greatest feeling experienced by the three siblings after practicing cultivation is that their minds became peaceful. They examine their words and actions against the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. When a problem comes up, they look within. As a result, their family enjoys a state of harmony as do their work environments. In these respects, Karin believes that she has benefited a lot from practicing Falun Dafa.
Ursula is a mother of three children. She had a bad temper and a lack of tolerance before practicing Falun Dafa. Now when coming across conflicts, she will not blame others and tries to find where she fell short. Under her influence, her three children also follow the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. They try to think of others first.
Werner also has three children. As a department head, he is very busy and is often in meetings. Before practicing Falun Dafa, he was under a lot of pressure and was very tense while at work. Now he treats it all with a light heart. He still tries his best at work but follows the course of nature. His life has been a lot easier. Envious of his youthfulness and energy, his colleagues often say, "You are well built!"
10-Year Journey of Upholding Justice
As early as 2002, Falun Dafa practitioners started holding truth-clarifying activities in front of the Cologne Cathedral. They expose the persecution initiated against Falun Dafa by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) while collecting petition signatures to rescue fellow practitioners illegally detained by the Chinese dictatorship. The three siblings join other practitioners and participate in these activities with no second thoughts. They go there a few times a week, rain or shine, in the freezing winter or the sultry summer. Anyone who has been to the Cologne Cathedral knows that there is no shelter in front of the square. During the winter, the wind and snow are freezing cold and the practitioners' shoes often turn icy cold. However, the determination of the three siblings has never wavered throughout all these bitter circumstances, day after day, year after year. The policemen who are on duty nearby know practitioners very well and often stop by for greetings.
The practitioners quietly clarify the truth to all people, regardless of whether they are Westerners or Chinese tourists, in daily life or at work.
It takes time and tolerance to unlock people's hearts. However, the redeeming point here is, more and more people understand the truth.
A few years ago, there were many Chinese tourists who had been poisoned by the Chinese regime. They verbally abused or insulted practitioners who were trying to clarify the truth. However, the situation has become less and less tense in the past two or three years. On the contrary, more and more Chinese actively ask for and take the truth-clarifying materials to learn more about the persecution initiated by the Chinese dictatorship against Falun Dafa. Many have withdrawn from the Party and its affiliated organizations. Practitioners often hear the Chinese tourists saying, "Ah! I see Falun Dafa again!" Then they take photos while observing the policemen on duty having friendly conversations with the practitioners. They cannot help but open their mouths wide and take photos. The lies fabricated by the Chinese regime will be scotched thoroughly.
Many Germans often come up to shake hands with practitioners or send their regards by saying, "Thank you very much!" "Well done!" During the winters, practitioners can really feel that more people understand the truth from their kind consideration for them.
Sometimes their colleagues at work will take petitions to collect signatures by themselves to help Falun Dafa practitioners who are illegally detained by the Chinese regime in China.
Two weeks ago, the siblings' mother told the second eldest sister, "I am delighted that all of you practice Falun Dafa!"