Taiwan: Sharing the Urgency to Reach Out to People in China about the Persecution of Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Taiwan work on various projects to clarify the facts of the persecution to people in China. They recently held a forum to share their experiences and progress, so that everyone could learn from each other and share resources.
Falun Gong is a spiritual practice currently persecuted in China. Many practitioners have been imprisoned, tortured or even killed since the persecution began in 1999. Practitioners around the world have been working tirelessly to end the persecution.
As part of its attack on Falun Gong, the Chinese regime has banned all Falun Gong books and publications and has blanketed the country with lies and slander about this peaceful practice. Therefore, it is very difficult for people in China to get a good understanding of Falun Gong, and many do not know how severe the persecution has been over the past 17 years.
Over a thousand Taiwanese practitioners gathered at an elementary school in Taichung on August 7, 2016. They began the day by reading Falun Gong books together. Fourteen practitioners from various projects spoke about their experiences of cultivation and truth clarification.
After the forum, many said that they had benefited a lot from the experiences of the speakers. They were able to progress to a better state in their cultivation. They also sensed the urgency to quickly help more Chinese people understand Falun Gong and the facts behind the persecution.
Encouraging More Practitioners to Help with Truth Clarification
Ms. Fu Chengyao was very moved after listening to the speakers. “All the speakers seem to have very good understandings of the teachings of Falun Gong. The length they would go to talk to people about the persecution is amazing,” she said. Ms. Fu has been a practitioner for over 20 years. Every day she calls people in China to talk to them about Falun Gong and the persecution. She frequently goes to tourist sites where there are Chinese tourists, to talk to them face to face.
Ms. Fu is well aware that she has a very different situation compared to the practitioners in China. “The people and the government of Taiwan are very supportive of the practice. I am fortunate to be able to participate in all sorts of Falun Gong activities,” said Ms. Fu. She also said that she knows some practitioners who have not been helping with truth clarification. She said, “I will encourage them to come out and participate in the projects. It's a shame not to use the opportunities we have in Taiwan to help more people in China.”
Do Well in All Aspects of the Practice
Mr. Wu Jiawei and Ms. Hu Xinyun believe that solid cultivation is the basis for better truth clarification. After attending the forum, they knew that it was also urgent to let more people know the facts. They thought about rearranging their time and participating in more projects, including distributing Falun Gong information on the street.
Mr. Wu by chance happened upon the official Falun Gong website in his senior year in high school and has since become a practitioner. While other students were busy preparing to get into good colleges, Mr. Wu would still find time to study the teachings of Falun Gong and do the five sets of exercise every day. None of the Falun Gong activities he did hindered his study. In fact, he was able to focus more when he studied. He quit many bad habits and had more time to study as well.
Mr. Wu got into his ideal university, and four years later, with good grades, he got into a graduate program at the best university in the country. By following Falun Gong's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, he has held a good job and is doing well.
When Ms. Hu first met Mr. Wu, she thought he was very poised and peaceful for his age. After Mr. Wu told her about Falun Gong, she was impressed and later became a practitioner herself. After they got married, whenever there was a conflict between them, they would both look within for their shortcomings and resolve the problem according to the principles of Falun Gong.
Chronic Illness Healed and Determined to Practice
Mr. Guo recently became a coordinator of a regional project. He gathered a lot of useful ideas and advice from the forum speakers. He and his wife know that time is short and they are determined to seize the time and do what practitioners should do.
Mr. Guo needed to take a lot of medication when he was young. He had nasal congestion all year round and his head always felt heavy and he was dizzy. He tried both Western and Chinese medicine but nothing worked. A friend gave him a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main teachings of Falun Gong, in 2012. After reading it, he knew that there was a purpose in life. He found the answers to many of his unanswered questions from the book. Three months into the practice, his wife one day said to him, “I think your nasal congestion is much better.” Mr. Guo realized that all this time he had not visited a doctor and he was healthier and more energetic than before.
Ms. Guo's wife, Ms. Chen used to be ill-tempered and severely underweight due to a stubborn skin rash and hyperactive thyroid. Her doctor suggested removing her thyroid, but she was hesitant. Witnessing her husband's tremendous health improvement after he began practicing Falun Gong, she decided to practice it as well. Shortly after, Ms. Chen's weight stabilized, her rash was gone, and her personality became pleasant. Their children now practice Falun Gong as well.