“Falun Gong Changed Me”
(Minghui.org) During my ten years of practicing Falun Dafa, I experienced many conflicts and dangerous situations. These conflicts were resolved as long as I behaved according to Dafa's standards.
During a summer evening in 2006, I painted the words “Heaven will destroy the CCP” (Chinese Communist Party) on a lamp pole. I then walked away, listening to my MP3 player. A person passed by with an abnormal look. After two minutes, he returned, grabbed me, and asked loudly, “What did you just do?”
This unexpected confrontation shocked me. I clearly felt the fear inside me, but I also knew that there was nothing wrong with my clarifying the facts about Falun Gong. I asked for Master's help to strengthen my righteous thoughts. And replied loudly, “Nothing!”
The man said, “Come to the police station with me.” I replied, “I won't go!” He reached into his pocket as if to take out a cell phone. I grabbed his hand and stopped him. After a while, I said, “Don't call the police. You will be rewarded if you do good deeds.” He retorted, “I've been arrested a few times already. What rewards will I have?”
After a while, he said, “Give me your money and I'll let you go.” I told him I did not have much money with me because I was only out for a walk. I gave him all the 30 yuan I had.
We sat on the curb and had a chat. He told me that he used to have a good job and had many friends. He opened a small company, and business was very good. However, he later got involved in a fight and was jailed for a few years. After he was released, his company was shut down, and his life was turned upside down. He was sent to prison twice for the same reason and had given up on himself. He was unmarried, in his forties, and lived with his parents.
I listened to his story patiently. In the end, he asked, “Do you practice Falun Gong?” I answered, “Yes.” He said, “I'm not well-educated. How about we figure out how to blow up the police station? They're so rotten!” He also told me that he knew some Falun Gong practitioners in prison and that they were all good people.
I told him, “You misunderstand us, and we are misunderstood because of the Communist Party's propaganda. We would never do anything that harms society.” I further explained, “We practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and we behave in accordance with this principle. The purpose of our truth-clarification is to let people know the Party's evil nature and have people withdraw from it so that they can have a good future.” He did not believe it completely. I told him, “You will understand what I said after you read Zhuan Falun. We agreed to meet at the same place the next night and I would give him a copy of Zhuan Falun.
The next day, I hesitated to go see him, but I thought this might be the only chance for this person to know the truth and study the Fa. In addition, to clarify the facts is my responsibility as a Dafa practitioner. So I made up my mind and went to our meeting spot. Just before I left, heavy rain started pouring down. I sent forth righteous thoughts and asked for Master's help. The rain later reduced to a drizzle. After half an hour, the man still didn't show up. When I was about to leave, he ran over in a hurry. He said, “I was drunk yesterday and was rude to you. I thought you'd be scared and wouldn't show up today.”
I told him, “I made a promise to you, so I came.” I added, “Be sure to read the book in a few days, no matter what interference you may come across. Make your own decision after you read it.” On my way home, I was so moved by Master's compassion.
Master said in “Clearheadedness” in Essentials for Further Advancement , “While working, your tone of voice, your kindheartedness, and your reasoning can change a person’s heart, whereas commands never could!”
Such a person who was not recognized by society was willing to change himself because of Master's compassion. As soon as I entered my building, it started raining heavily again. I thank Master from my heart for protecting us.
We agreed to meet with each other at least once a week to share our experiences. I also loaned him a few thousand yuan to help him out of his financial difficulties, though I was not rich myself. He gradually understood many questions and decided to become a true practitioner.
A few months later, he told me that he quit smoking and only drank a little on special occasions. None of his friends believed he could do that. He also helped a few of his friends withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
He had been unemployed for many years. Just one month after he began practicing Falun Dafa, he found a stable job as a security guard and had a higher salary than his coworkers. I told him that he was blessed because he practiced Dafa. He agreed. After a few months, he felt that his work was too far from home, so he got a position as a warehouse keeper closer to home. At work, he saw many scraps of double-sided tape. After receiving permission from his boss, he took them home and used them to make truth-clarification materials. He said he benefited from Dafa and wanted to save other people.
Once, he was reported to the police while clarifying the truth in a residential area. He told the police officer, “I practice Falun Gong now. I haven't done anything bad for a long time because of it. Falun Gong changed me.” The police went to his home to search for Dafa materials but could not find any. The man's father questioned the officers, “What's wrong with my son practicing Falun Gong? Why do you ignore the bad people in society but come here to persecute good people?” The officers could not say anything and left quietly.
No matter how often we see each other, I ask him if he still studies the Fa. He always replies, “Of course, how could I not study the Fa?”
We haven't seen each other for a long time. We talked on the phone last year; he told me he changed to a better job and wanted to pay back the money I loaned him. I was very happy that he had a stable income.
Master has been protecting us everywhere, all the time. All difficulties can be resolved if we do things according to Master's requirements.
Thank you, Master! Thank you, all fellow practitioners, for your help!