Encounter in the Rain
(Minghui.org) I was walking in the park on a hot summer day when a dark cloud appeared in the sky and it began to rain heavily. From a nearby bench a young lady called and asked me to share her umbrella, as it was big enough to cover us both. I sat next to her to get out of the rain.
I thanked her and suggested that this meeting had to be predestined, to which she agreed. She said that I reminded her of her mother who probably was the same age as me.
Instead of continuing the chit chat I asked if I could tell her something important, which could save her life. She thought about it for a moment and then asked if it was about Falun Gong, “Two elderly ladies recently tried to tell me about that but I told them I believe in science. I was not interested in listening to them.”
My question to her was if she had heard the facts about Falun Gong.
"The newspapers, radio, television, and many others have talked about Falun Gong,” she said. “Everyone in the world knows about it!” She looked at me and she looked slightly confused.
I responded, “You are kind and very innocent. You have been deceived by many lies. Let me tell you what I know about Falun Gong.”
“Well I am feeling much better now,” she answered. “I had a stomachache before you sat down, but now I feel very comfortable. Anyway, I cannot go anywhere until the rain slows down, so tell me about Falun Gong.”
Brief Facts about Falun Gong
I told her that Falun Gong began to spread in 1992, and over a million people practiced it. Practitioners uplift their moral standards rapidly because it emphasizes virtue and it is based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
“Falun Gong has now spread to over 100 countries and regions,” I said, “and has received much praise. Falun Gong books have been translated into over 40 languages. Genuine practitioners are honest and kind and always think of others first. When facing conflicts, practitioners look within to find their own shortcomings.”
She told me that her mother taught her to follow such standards, be a good person, and not take advantage of others. To this I asked her, “What would you think if others said that you and your mother were evil?”
“How can we be evil? We are trying to be good people,” she exclaimed with surprise.
The Truth about the Persecution
To help her understand better, I said “Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime, launched the persecution of millions of Falun Gong practitioners in July 1999. He ordered to destroy practitioners by ruining their reputation, destroying them financially, and eliminating them physically. Worst of all, practitioners’ organs are still harvested for huge profits while they are still alive!”
She was clearly shocked and just could not understand what she heard, but was listening to what I had to tell her.
I continued, “Over the past 17 years, Falun Gong practitioners have been risking their lives to tell the public about Falun Gong. They have tried to help people understand the truth. It is a heavenly secret that those who cannot distinguish good from evil will receive retribution.”
She then asked me about the self-immolation. In return, I asked her to think about a few things in that self-immolation video. The person’s face was burned black, but his hair was not burned. His slacks were burned, but the plastic bottle, filled with gasoline, stood intact between his legs.
She understood and said: “It is deceiving people! It is such a big scam and it is from the CCTV! So many people have been deceived!”
And that's not all, I continued: “How could so many fire extinguishers become available in such a short time? How could it be videoed from so many different angles? How could the victim sing and speak clearly a few days after having surgery on their trachea? Anyone with some medical knowledge knew that these were lies, but they deceived many Chinese people and prevented them from listening to the facts. People need to know the facts of Falun Gong, distinguish between good and evil, and withdraw from the Party and its affiliated organizations.”
Not only did she withdraw from the Party, but she also wanted her family, relatives, and friends do so. I encouraged her to tell them what she just had heard. I also made her aware that it is only a valid withdrawal if they decide to do it.