Clarifying the Truth with Wisdom
(Minghui.org) I obtained the Fa in 1997 and am now 74 years old.
I have noticed that people have different attachments because they have different cultural backgrounds and occupations. I study people's expressions before I talk with them and am always able to find a topic to start a conversation. Most people that I talk with have no trouble listening to me, an older woman, and then agree to withdraw their memberships in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
“Today's people are really hard to save. [It seems as though] they'll listen only if what you tell them is in line with their ideas, and they'll listen only if you talk to them in a way that they like.” (Teaching the Fa at the 2004 International Fa Conference in New York)
Tears of Gratitude
I once approached a middle-aged woman and said, “You look so elegant. You must be an office worker. Most people who work in an office gain weight in their midsection, but you have such a slim figure. How did you keep fit?”
“You also have a good figure and you look elegant, too,” she replied.
“We must have a predestined relationship,” I said. “Have you heard that a person can keep safe by quitting the CCP?” She said she had not and asked me about it. I said, “We all joined join the Youth League and the Young Pioneers when we were young. I can help you quit those organizations so that you won’t be implicated when the CCP collapses.”
“Are you a Falun Gong practitioner?” she asked and then added, “I don't believe you.” She wanted to leave. I felt sorry for her and was almost in tears.
I said, “My child, I am in my 70s. You are my son's age, so it's not wrong for me to call you that, is it?”
She was surprised and turned back, “You are in your 70s?”
“I am 74.”
“You look like you are in your 50s,” she said.
She was now more open, and I said, “You are well-educated and should know that the universe is expanding and the Earth is rotating. The universe is following the cosmic law of formation, stasis, degeneration and destruction. No one can escape the cycle of birth, old age, sickness, and death.” She listened carefully and nodded.
I went on: “The human race is now entering the stage of destruction. People have become very selfish and will do anything once they are in power. Good is rewarded and evil is punished. Almost all the officials arrested in the anti-corruption campaign are criminals who persecuted Falun Gong. Everyone has to pay for their bad deeds. Why, at my age, would I deceive you? Doesn't a good person like you deserve a good future?”
Her eyes filled with tears and she took my hands in hers and said, “Thank you. Please help me quit the CCP. I am sorry for my attitude just now.”
“Please remember ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ That will benefit you and your family.” She said she would and thanked me as she left.
I turned around and saw an elderly couple. They smiled at me and the old man said, “What you said just now was very good.”
I asked, “Did you hear what I said just now? My master teaches me to be a good person.”
“We heard what you said. You are a good person,” he said.
“Can I help you quit CCP, too?” They both agreed. I also asked them to remember “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” They thanked me as they waved goodbye.
‘I Like What You Said’
A saleswoman at a supermarket was sharing a recipe for beetroot. I said, “Thank you for telling us this. You are so nice. Have you heard about quitting the CCP to be safe?” Her countenance changed immediately, and she turned away from me.
“I am sorry for any inconvenience,” I said. “It seems that you have already heard about it. I am in my 70s, and I didn't mean to upset you.”
She turned around and asked, “Are you really in your 70s? You don’t even look 60.” She was smiling again.
“I am 74,” I replied. “And I have benefited from practicing Falun Gong. I had all kinds of health problems and several surgeries before I practiced. Since I started 19 years ago, I have been very healthy.
“I cook for my daughter-in-law, and she says I have more energy than she does. The news about Falun Gong on TV is propaganda meant to defame the practice. We are good people who live according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
I told her that Master Li said, “...one should not fight back when being punched or insulted...” (Zhuan Falun) And that he also taught us to put others’ interests before our own and always consider others first.
I apologized to her for having upset her.
She said, “Auntie, please don't apologize. Many people have told me about quitting the CCP, and I just found it annoying. But I like what you said. I would have quit the CCP a long time ago if they had talked to me in the way you just did.”
I said that they meant well but were maybe too eager to help her quit. Nevertheless, what they said was the truth. She thanked me and asked me to come again.
I Admire You
I spoke with a man in his 50s as I was waiting for a shuttle bus at the supermarket. “You look like a government official,” I said. “You must have a wise perspective about the current anti-corruption movement. I know that many corrupt officials have been arrested, but that human beings can never control the nature of the universe.
“When a dynasty became corrupt, it ended. Jiang Zemin came to power because he persecuted the students in 1989. While he was in power, he and his cronies engaged in corruption. The moral standards in our country hit rock bottom. He also started the persecution of Falun Gong. We have reached the stage where if, humankind doesn’t do anything to stop this, heaven will. What do you think?”
He asked me if I was a Falun Gong practitioner and I said that I was. I told him about Falun Gong and that it is not at all like the propaganda portrays it. He quit the CCP with his real name and said, “You taught me a lesson today, and I admire you very much.”
I never had any formal schooling, and I used to be very shy. I seldom spoke when I was young. But when I clarify the truth to people now, they often say that I must have been a teacher.