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From Depressed to “The Tree Leaves are Waving and Smiling at Me!”

July 08, 2015 |   By a practitioner in China

(Minghui.org) One day while I was out, I met an older gentleman and struck up a conversation with him. I began by telling him about Falun Gong. He was interested in what I had to say. He seemed to have a lot on his mind so then I let him talk. He talked about his family, chatting away for hours.

His biggest concern was about his daughter. He said he felt extremely stressed out about her. She had graduated from college and now did not want to find a job or get married. He said all she talks about is going overseas. The family has been arguing about this, and he has been very upset.

For the past year, nearly everyday he would leave the house in the morning after breakfast, on his bicycle. He would stay out all day and come home late. He said he had become angry about everything – other people, cars, even the trees. He was stuck in this negative mode and was concerned about his mental state.

I told him that there is a karmic relationship between everyone. If someone makes you mad or if someone treats you poorly, it is because of that relationship. I told him it might be that he was paying back a debt that he owed his daughter from a previous life. I shared some other cultivation stores with him and some of my own understandings. I also told him some stories about karmic retribution.

After we chatted a while he told me he was already feeling better and said: “Your Falun Gong principles are very enlightening. I am not feeling as stressed or worried. If we had not met and talked today, I might have gone home and told my daughter to leave. Now everything looks much clearer to me. I think even the tree leaves are waving and smiling at me.”

He warned me to be careful whenever I hand out Falun Gong materials so I would be safe. He also mentioned that he used to have a co-worker who also practiced Falun Gong.

His work unit was a state-run company. The supervisor questioned that Falun Gong practitioner during a company meeting. He was told to choose: Falun Gong or the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)? The Falun Gong practitioner stood up immediately and said, “I choose Falun Gong!” His boss said, “Go home and do not ever come back!” The practitioner left.

I asked this gentleman his opinion about that. He gave me a thumbs up signifying that he agreed with that co-worker.

Then he raised a question: “I do not understand why you come out to tell others about how the CCP is corrupt. They could arrest and imprison you anytime. You could just stay home to practice Falun Gong.”

I told him Falun Gong is not opposed to the CCP. It was the CCP that uses all of the national media to lie to the entire world about Falun Gong. The CCP even persecutes Falun Gong practitioners, and it is therefore doomed by heaven. Anyone who belongs to the CCP will also be damned. That is the reason Falun Gong practitioners risk their lives to tell people the truth.

I told him I was persecuted in a forced labor camp and I refused to change my attitude and beliefs about Falun Gong. The prisoners there witnessed the goodness of Falun Gong by my behavior.

The elderly man nodded his head showing his agreement with me and said he too would like to quit the CCP.