(Minghui.org) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been brutally persecuting the popular meditation practice Falun Gong since July 20, 1999. The regime uses its vast network of state-owned media outlets to slander and defame the peaceful practice.

To counter the CCP's lies about Falun Gong, practitioners travel near and far to clarify the truth, and many people now know that the practice is good. The following true stories occurred in Chongqing, a directly-controlled municipality in China.

Looking for the Nine Commentaries

A village official went to a farmers' market in a nearby town. Upon returning home, he discovered a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party in his backpack.

He told his family and friends, “This book is very well written. It details all the Party's wrongdoings!” An elderly man whispered to the official, “Where did you get it?” The official said, “I don't know. I found it in my backpack after I got home from the market.”

The elderly man went to the market for several days in a row, hoping that someone would likewise put some informational materials in his backpack. However, each time he returned home, he found nothing. He then asked an official for some advice. “I am sure Falun Gong practitioners are distributing them,” the official smiled. “Pay attention when you go to the market and you’ll notice that certain individuals like to strike up conversations. Try to listen in.”

When the villager next went to the market, he overheard a practitioner clarifying the facts about Falun Gong. After the practitioner left the market, he noticed that he was being followed. The faster he walked, the faster the person following him walked. Suddenly, the practitioner turned around and asked, “Who are you and why are you following me?” The elderly villager explained, “I saw you handing out informational materials on Falun Gong and I wanted to get a copy, too. I went to the market several times looking for the Nine Commentaries .” The practitioner was surprised that the villager had actively sought out the information.

From Cursing to Truly Praising Falun Gong

An elderly woman from Chongqing visited her brother and sister-in-law in Guangan City, Sichuan Province, in 2013. Having been mislead by the CCP's lies and propaganda, she cursed the practice and thought that her brother was endangering the lives and livelihood of his entire family by practicing Falun Gong. She later met a practitioner at her brother's home who patiently explained how Falun Dafa had spread throughout the world, how she could benefit from the practice, and the Chinese regime's crimes against humanity. The woman finally understood the truth and quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.

The woman said to her sister-in-law the next day: “I did not sleep well last night. I hated you for so many years because you and your husband practice Falun Gong. But now I finally understand why you practice and that the practice is good. I don't hate you anymore.” She began treating people with kindness and care and encouraged her other family members to learn the facts about Falun Gong, too.

Police Officer: “Falun Gong Is a Belief That Everyone Should Embrace!”

A woman in her 70s from Kai County listened to a Falun Gong practitioner explain the facts about the persecution. She didn't say anything to him directly, but agreed in her heart. She later went out for a walk and was struck by a speeding police van. The young officer jumped out of his vehicle and quickly offered to take her to the hospital.

The woman kept murmuring something. The officer asked, “What are you saying?” She answered, “I am reciting, 'Falun Gong is great! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great!'” After being examined at a nearby hospital, the doctors told her that everything was OK and she could go home.

Three days later, the policeman went to the woman's home to get a statement saying that she was OK and that she would not seek any compensation from the police department. “I will not seek compensation because I believe in my heart that Falun Gong is great. That was what saved me.” She also told the young man to remember, “Falun Gong is great.” The officer exclaimed, “Yes, Falun Gong is a belief that everyone should embrace!”

“We Should Do All We Can to Stop This Persecution!”

Ms. Lei, 67, from Bazhong City, Sichuan Province, went to the Xinqiao Hospital in Chongqing for a physical in September 2010. She was diagnosed with heart disease and bile duct cancer and later underwent heart surgery. The doctors told her to come back in three months for a further checkup and to start a round of chemotherapy.

Her mother-in-law explained the facts about Falun Gong and told her to sincerely recite, “Falun Gong is great” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great.” She also read Zhuan Falun to Ms. Lei. A short while later, Ms. Lei's health started to improve. When she went back to the hospital in 2011, the doctors told her that she no longer had heart disease or cancer.

When she told the doctors about her experience with Falun Gong, they said, “Falun Gong is miraculous!” One of her neighbors said, “Falun Gong is great. We should do all we can to stop this persecution!”

Over 300 People Renounce the Party and Its Affiliated Organizations

Since the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was first published in 2004, nearly 160 million Chinese people have quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.

A practitioner in Chongqing once persuaded over 300 people at a construction site to renounce their Party membership. Many who heard about the mass withdrawal asked the practitioner to help them quit, too.

An elderly practitioner talks about Falun Gong every time she eats breakfast at a nearby restaurant. One morning as she was getting ready to pay her bill, the manager told her, “A person you helped quit the Party paid for your breakfast this morning. He also asked me to extend his gratitude to you.”

More and more people are coming to understand the facts about Falun Gong and the Chinese regime's brutal and evil nature. Righteous people are increasingly expressing their support for Falun Gong and resisting the persecution.