Truck Driver Chooses to Stand With Falun Gong Practitioners
(Minghui.org) I am a truck driver and live in the Fushun area of Liaoning Province. I have not started practicing Falun Gong, but I have experienced the beauty and benefits of Falun Gong from my personal contact with practitioners. Falun Gong has changed my views and turned my life around.
1. Falun Gong Touched My Heart
I used to be a stubborn person who had been brainwashed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s propaganda. I did not believe in Buddha or any divine beings. Following the current of the ever degrading morality in the society, I would do anything to satisfy my own desires and was often involved in street fights.
Fortunately, I had many relatives and friends in my life who were Falun Gong practitioners. They were patient and persistent, and kept telling me about what Falun Gong was and how people benefited from practicing Falun Gong. Their selflessness and perseverance finally moved me and made me awaken to my true self. I started to view Falun Gong and society from a completely new perspective.
I have seen with my own eyes how practitioners conducted themselves with high moral standards in their daily lives, and how practitioners spared no effort to let more people know about Falun Gong and its persecution, even though their own lives were in danger.
I decided to abandon my old self and start a new life according to the teachings of Falun Gong. I have also been fortunate to have the opportunity to help practitioners with my truck to transport and distribute Falun Gong materials.
2. Standing Up to CCP Police
One day in April 2012, six policemen arrested me near my home and, as I was trying to reason with them, pushed me into a vehicle in broad daylight. During interrogation, they tied me to an electric chair with my wrists and ankles locked inside iron rings anchored to the arms and legs of the chair. The police asked me what I thought of Falun Gong. As I told them about what Falun Gong was and how it had benefited countless people, they started striking my back with a club and cursing at me nonstop. I felt a strong sense of injustice and struggled to get loose from the chair. All of a sudden, one of the iron rings on my ankles snapped. The policemen were shocked and stopped beating me. I knew that Master Li was protecting me.
Then an officer brought a list of practitioners' names and ordered me to tell him who I was in contact with. I was well prepared mentally and refused their order at once. I was released later.
I suffered physically and felt indignant at the fact that CCP and its police would punish people for being good and having good morals. In the past I hesitated to believe it when I heard about the torture and even organ harvesting performed on practitioners. Now I was fully convinced by my own experience.
If I had not known about Falun Gong and changed my outlook on life, I would probably have had my revenge on the police officers due to my previous belief of “an eye for an eye.” But I knew better now and let go of the thought for revenge.
3. Passing a Test With Teacher's Guidance
When I was going through a routine vehicle inspection in June 2015, a police officer peeked into my truck and saw a Falun Gong banner. He pointed his finger in my face and asked in all seriousness, “Are you a Falun Gong practitioner?”
I was a little surprised by the question and thought, “I have never considered myself a practitioner. Why is the officer asking me this?” I was still shaken by the vivid memory of the police beating in 2012. At the same time, the beauty and benefits of Falun Gong that I have witnessed came to my mind, which calmed me down. I said to the officer, “I am a Falun Gong practitioner, but I am not very diligent in my practice.”
The seriousness on his face disappeared and he said to me with a smile, “Since you have started practicing Falun Gong, you should do it diligently.” I knew that I had passed a test. I knew it was an opportunity given by Master Li for me to choose my future. I was filled with a sense of pride and honor.
4. I Did a Good Thing
One day in the spring of 2015, I was loading my truck at a warehouse with several coworkers and saw two women running toward me holding a bag. I thought they must be Falun Gong practitioners so I approached them.
They told me they were distributing Falun Gong materials and were being chased by three policemen. I grabbed the bag and hid it among the boxes that I was loading and led them to hide behind a large storage box in the warehouse.
When the policemen came and asked where the practitioners went, I pointed to a direction away from us, and they continued running down the street. Knowing that they could return any time, I hailed a taxi and sent the two practitioners off safely with their bag. My coworkers were all shocked by what just happened. When they asked, I just smiled and did not say a word.
I felt happier than ever before because I did a good thing by protecting the two practitioners from persecution and sparing the three police officers from committing a crime against Falun Gong practitioners.
I thanked Master Li for another opportunity to do the right thing. I also want to tell those working for the CCP to think twice before they blindly follow the CCP's order to persecute Falun Gong. It truly concerns the future of their lives. Good and evil will be judged one day.