(Minghui.org) My cousin is a judge. He is straightforward and witty, with a strong sense of justice. He told me that he often saw people practicing Falun Gong exercises in the park, and that he thought the movements were beautiful. He then asked me to show him the exercises.
I tried to give him the book Zhuan Falun – the main book of Falun Gong.
However, he refused it, and said, “I admire Falun Gong practitioners. But I don't have time to read the book.”
My cousin warned me to be careful when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong in 1999.
He said, “Falun Gong is good, but please just practice it at home. And don't go to appeal in Beijing, please. We have received many orders to crack down on Falun Gong. Be careful. This is an unprecedented political storm.”
He asked me if I still practiced when we saw each other again a while later.
“Keep doing it. I hope Falun Gong's nonviolent resistance can lead to the collapse of the CCP,” he said.
When I tried to tell him about how the regime persecutes innocent citizens, he responded that he knew its evil nature better than I did. To keep his job, however, he has to follow orders, at least superficially.
My cousin read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and commented that the book exposes the true nature of the CCP. He liked it and thought it was very well-written.
My cousin didn't want to renounce the CCP at first because he was worried that he would be punished.
I explained, “Renouncing the CCP is an act done from your heart, and I can help you do it with an alias. You don't need to talk to the Party committee at all.”
He threw his hands up in the air.
“You should have told me that sooner!” he exclaimed. “I quit! I quit the CCP from the bottom of my heart. I believe in Falun Gong.”
My aunt was once labeled a rightist and persecuted during the regime's past political movements. She was apprehensive and did not want to quit the CCP. But my cousin persuaded her otherwise.
“Mom! You don't know the true nature of the CCP,” he said. “If it were good, why would they have treated you as a criminal for more than 20 years? Nowadays, everyone hates the CCP. In consideration of the persecution against our own family, you should have already quit the CCP. Don't be afraid. Your niece came a long way here for your sake. Why don't you quit now?”
My aunt smiled, nodded, and quit the CCP.
My aunt was going through a series of health problems. My cousin would always ask me to come over to his house when she was ill. She feels better when I read the truth-clarifying materials to her. Every time when we visit my aunt in the hospital, my cousin encourages me to talk to her roommates about Falun Gong.
On one occasion, my aunt was undergoing heart bypass surgery. The operation was risky because of her age, and her whole family was anxious as they sat and waited for her.
I comforted her family, saying that she would be alright as long as we sincerely recited “Falun Dafa is Good”. At the same time, my cousin asked every relative to wear a Dafa amulet. We recited “Falun Dafa is good” repeatedly outside the room while she was in surgery.
My aunt's surgery went successfully, making my cousin and her family very happy.
“Falun Dafa is good!” said my cousin excitedly. “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! Thank you, Mr. Li!”