(Minghui.org) I am 69 years old and have practiced Falun Dafa for 16 years. Despite my advanced age I am highly energetic.
Since my retirement in 2005, I have been diligent studying the Falun Dafa books, doing the exercises, sending righteous thoughts, and helping people understand Falun Dafa and the persecution, which is required of practitioners.
When waiting my turn in a bank, a mother and daughter chatted with me. The mother asked why I retired at such a young age and I told her my real age. She wanted to know the reason why I looked so young.
I told her about all the ailments I suffered and all the medication I took in the past. After I began to practice Dafa, I felt great and no longer experienced the illness symptoms that bothered me in the past and I no longer needed any medication.
She asked me in a hopeful voice if Falun Dafa was really good and I suggested that she recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I then proceeded to tell her stories about people who have benefited from practicing Dafa and for believing that this cultivation practice is good.
This was also a great opportunity to talk about the persecution of Falun Dafa by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the self-immolation hoax which was staged by the CCP, the state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living practitioners for profit, as well as the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.
I explained that they needed to quit the CCP and its affiliates, because they had sworn to serve it and would fall with it when it disintegrates unless they sever their ties with the Party.
They listened for about half an hour and used their real names to quit the CCP's affiliated organizations of the Youth League and Young Pioneers. Actually, the mother wanted to practice Dafa, but was afraid she could not control her bad temper. I explained that one loses virtue when one fights with others and that they should read Zhuan Falun which would explain this in more detail, and would help alleviate her fears.
An elderly couple asked me for directions to a bus station. I took them there, used the time to tell them the facts about Falun Dafa and advised them to quit the CCP. They quit without further ado.
I then told them to recite Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good when they face a problem. The woman confessed that she used to practice Dafa, stopped because of the persecution, and still had the Dafa book hidden in her home and would read it on her return home.
An elderly man passed by and he looked familiar. We both turned around and looked at each other. Both of us agreed that we must have met before.
He said that he was a retired middle-ranked governmental official and used to often travel overseas. This was a great opportunity to talk about Dafa. He said that he had seen practitioners, especially in Taiwan and Hong Kong and they were very kind. He admitted that he had not quit the CCP at that time. I gave him an alias and he agreed to quit.
My sister-in-law looked listless when I saw her at a relative's wedding. I had brought with me a recorder with Dafa music, along with practitioners' experience sharing articles, and told her the beautiful music would cheer her up.
She asked me to come and see her. On arrival, she told me that she had an unpleasant experience during which she lost face and so she became very depressed. As a doctor, she worried she might have depression and was ready to see a psychiatrist. The music and articles did wonders for her. She felt happy and was no longer depressed.
She and her husband are retired and have time to listen to the recorder daily. They already had listened to the facts about Dafa and had quit the CCP. Their daughter recited Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good during the entrance exam for graduate school and did well on the exam.
I gave the book Zhuan Falun to her and she likes reading it. She also shared it with a former colleague who became a practitioner. She said Dafa practitioners are amazing and she will continue to read the Dafa book.
When I went to visit a former colleague of mine, in her 50s, she looked terrible. She looked as if she was pregnant and could barely stand. She was diagnosed with accumulation of fluid in the space between the lungs and the walls of the chest and no medical treatment was effective.
I immediately recommended that she recite the two phrases “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I told her it would work like a charm if she really believed that Dafa was good.
I then asked her to quit the CCP and told her why it was so important. She and her daughter quit.
She borrowed the book Zhuan Falun, read it and told me that she wanted to practice Falun Dafa.
Actually I could go on with stories about people who listened to the facts about Dafa and benefited because they thought that Dafa is good. Naturally, there were some who refused to listen and tried to fight with me. However, I continued to help them understand and some changed their attitude towards Dafa. For those who have not changed their mind, I hope they will get another chance and change their attitude towards Dafa.