The CCP's Lies about Falun Dafa Had the Opposite Effect on Us – We Became Practitioners
(Minghui.org) On July 22, 1999, when slanderous reports about Falun Dafa started showing up in the media in China, my daughter and I were convinced that it was just another one of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) campaigns to deceive people.
We said to each other, “We cannot believe reports from the CCP controlled media, because they have no qualms about reporting lies as the truth.” That gave us the impetus to find out about Falun Dafa. It took us six months to understand the facts about Falun Dafa. From the minute we understood, my daughter and I decided to cultivate in this practice.
Because of the persecution, we couldn’t find any Falun Dafa books, which didn’t stop us from wanting to practice Falun Dafa. It took another six months, but we finally succeeded in borrowing a copy of Zhuan Falun. Words cannot describe how we felt once we had the book in our hands. My daughter read the entire book without stopping. She then copied it into a notebook. Everyone in our family took turns reading it.
We felt that Master was cleansing our bodies. After some time, we told every friend and family member the facts about Falun Dafa. One friend of ours fell asleep after reading the book. After he woke up, he no longer had the urge to smoke and felt very light. He tells everyone how special the book is, that Falun Dafa is good, and that people should not believe the CCP's lies.
In 2000, we finally were given a copy of Zhuan Falun. We hand copied the book three times and gave these copies to family and friends so that they could practice Falun Dafa. At the time, we hadn't come across any other Falun Dafa practitioner, but we diligently studied the Fa, improved our moral behavior, and lived by the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
In the summer of 2008, a good friend of mine lend us a DVD of the Falun Dafa exercise teaching video and a video of Master’s lectures in Jinan. She had gone through a lot of trouble to get these Falun Dafa materials.
In the past, I was always catching a cold, coughing, and on medication. My kneecap was injured so it hurt when I walked, and I couldn’t squat. The doctor recommended surgery, which I declined. After I started to practice Falun Dafa, everyone in my family noticed that I was healthy and that we all got along better. I stopped taking medication, my kneecap no longer hurt, and I am now able to squat. I am full of energy. When friends and family see me, they often comment on my glowing complexion and that I look younger than I used to.
My daughter and I hoped that we would come across other practitioners, so we could exchange our understandings and see how other people cultivated. In 2010, Master arranged for use to meet some elderly practitioners. We exchanged experiences and understandings, which helped us improve on the Fa, and we experienced that practitioners are one-body.
I had strong attachment of jealousy in the past. Master said,
“The issue of jealousy is very serious as it directly involves the matter of whether you can complete cultivation practice … Today I am telling practitioners that you should not keep yourselves in the dark without being enlightened to it. The goal that you intend to achieve is to practice cultivation toward high levels. The attachment of jealousy must be relinquished” ( “Zhuan Falun” )
I remembered Master’s teachings, which helped me let go of jealousy. Whenever there is an issue, I use the Fa to judge the situation and do my best to get rid of attachments.
When we saw that elderly practitioners worked very hard to produce and distribute informational materials about Falun Gong, my daughter and I decided to set up a small material production site at our home.
I always keep strong righteous thoughts and ask Master to strengthen me when I make, deliver, or distribute Falun Dafa materials. I found software that helped me break through the Internet blockade. We downloaded Falun Dafa materials and distributed them in every mailbox in our area.
I tell people the facts about Falun Dafa and advise them to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations whenever I get a chance. Because everyone in my residential area knows the truth, people are very kind and nice to their neighbors. Seeing our environment has improved shows the importance of clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa. When people know the truth, they will choose what is right.
I understand that we need to clarify the facts based on the situation and others’ ability to accept the facts. It may take some time, but we must persist. During this last moment, I must follow Master’s words closely and save more sentient beings.
Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!