Chance Encounter Reminds Me that Everything We Do is Important
(Minghui.org) I've been distributing 2018 Minghui desk calendars to my neighbors. The calendar introduces people to Falun Dafa and has information about withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
As I walked by a residential building recently, I noticed that one of the doors was open. I walked up and saw an elderly man, so I asked him if he would like a desk calendar.
He took the calendar and said, “Falun Dafa is a good practice. I have a copy of the book (Zhuan Falun), and I'm reading it.”
I asked if he practiced before, but he said he hadn't. He said a young lady told him about it and gave him information about the practice and a copy of Zhuan Falun.
He looked at me and asked, “Aren't you the young lady I talked to?” I thought, “No wonder he looked familiar! He was the man I'd talked to a year ago.”
A Chance Encounter
A year ago, I had met this elderly man who was listening to a CD player. When I started to talk to him about Falun Dafa, he shouted, “You practice Falun Dafa?!”
His tone of voice startled me, and I thought he was going to report me to the police. He explained that he had found Falun Dafa informational brochures in his corridor many times, and had been hoping to meet a practitioner and learn more. He said that he was very excited to meet me.
I thus talked to him about the practice and the persecution. I also helped him withdraw from the CCP and gave him two journals about Falun Dafa. But he still wanted to know more about the practice.
The next day, I gave him a copy of Zhuan Falun and a memory card with information about traditional Chinese culture. I asked him to read the book with respect. I hadn't seen him since then, and I didn't think that I would run into him again.
Meeting the Older Man Again Reminded Me to Be Thorough
He wished to talk more, so he invited me inside. I said that I was the one who gave him the book, and I asked if he had read it. He said he reads Zhuan Falun every day and listened to the information on the memory card. He thought Falun Dafa was a wonderful practice, and that the former head of the CCP who launched the persecution was a rotten man.
He told me that whenever he got together with other elderly people, he told them about the persecution, and was not afraid to openly talk about it. He said that he picked up Falun Dafa informational materials that others had discarded. He said he took them home, read them, cleaned them off, and handed them out. He showed me a copy of Minghui Weekly he found on the street.
“But I'm keeping the book. I treasure it, and I read it,” he said.
I was touched and said that he would be blessed because he treasured Falun Dafa. I noticed he looked younger and healthier than when we spoke a year prior.
He followed me to the door and said, “It's remarkable that practitioners use their own money to make the informational materials! Please let me know if I can help.”
I said it would be great if he could encourage his friends and family to quit the CCP.
It warmed my heart to see him again. Although he said he didn't wish to learn the exercises, he understood the goodness of Dafa.
“Beings that have come to understand the facts become mobile media, and they too clarify the facts. It's had a big impact on society.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Midwest-U.S. Fa Conference,” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference III)
Meeting the older man for the second time was a reminder that I should clarify the truth thoroughly to people. I have been putting more emphasis lately on how many people I talk to instead of how thoroughly I explain about Dafa and the persecution. I now realize that I should do it with true sincerity so that more people can truly understand that Falun Dafa is good.