(Minghui.org) My wife and I attended the Falun Gong lecture series in the spring of 1999. Soon after we learned the exercises, our health was restored. This experience was instrumental in my introducing Falun Gong to my relatives and neighbors, as well as to my colleagues and students. Even the persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) did not stop me from clarifying the truth about my faith.

I went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong in the summer of 2000. I was arrested, detained, and fired from my job. Both my wife and I were one of the few new practitioners who refused to renounce Falun Gong. This became an important discussion topic in our town.

Understanding the goodness of Falun Gong, I decided to plant flowers in and outside of our courtyard. This was an excellent opportunity to tell people who looked at or asked for some flowers to learn the facts about this cultivation practice.

Remembering the Starvation Period Changes a Man's Mind

An elderly man looked at the flowers in April of this year. However, he did not want to hear anything about Falun Gong, and said that he was grateful for the CCP's policies. Not taking no for an answer, I changed my approach and talked about the famine of 1960. His face turned pale as soon as he heard the year 1960.

I said that a lot of people starved to death due to the CCP's policies. This made him break out in tears, and he said that both his parents and his younger brother died from starvation. A CCP official and his cronies came to their home one evening and destroyed their cooking pot. Otherwise, his family could have cooked wild vegetable soup to stay alive.

Then, he listened to my clarifying the truth and agreed to quit the CCP's Youth League.

Disabled Man: Falun Dafa Is Good

A middle-aged man with a disabled leg sat on a stone in front of my house one afternoon last fall. He told me that he had no money to take the bus home. I offered him lunch and a free ride. He could not believe his ears and questioned: “Are there such good people in this world?” I explained to him that I practiced Falun Gong and have given many people rides home.

The man ate his meal while listening to me explaining the facts about Falun Gong. He then decided to quit the CCP.

Given his condition, he needed help to get into my tricycle. He held a Dafa amulet in his hand and shouted the two Dafa phrases I taught him: “Falun Dafa [also called Falun Gong] is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”

People Listen to the Facts About Falun Gong

When driving on the highway, I noticed an elderly couple sitting under a bridge. They had seen a doctor and were on their way home, carrying a lot of medicine. However, they had run out of money to pay for the remainder of the trip. They asked if they could borrow money for the bus fare.

I said I would take them home and also tell them about a method that would help them return to good health and stay fit.

While driving, I talked about Falun Gong and suggested that they recite the two Dafa phrases, as they would benefit greatly. The man then announced he was interested in learning Falun Gong.

There are many people who appreciate being introduced to Falun Gong. An elderly man was standing on the side of the highway. When I passed him, he smiled at me. I stopped and asked if he knew me? He thought that he had met me before. I told him about Falun Gong and suggested that he quit the CCP. He had joined the CCP's Young Pioneers and agreed to quit it. He also accepted a Dafa amulet.

“I was restless at home and just wanted to take a break outside,” he said. “I did not expect to get an amulet while waiting here.”

Udumbara Flowers Blossom in My Yard

Many different types and colors of flowers grew in my yard last May; at least 20 Udumbara flowers (said to bloom only every three thousand years) blossomed on one flower bud. My wife and I believed that Master Li was encouraging us.

Many young people took pictures while my wife talked about Falun Gong and handed out Minghui Weekly periodical magazines. People were listening to the facts about Falun Gong and agreed to recite the two Falun Gong phrases.

However, there was one man who stopped his sedan to ask for directions. Just before he was leaving, I told him: “Please often recite Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion, Forbearance is good! You will benefit when facing problems!”

He immediately stopped his car, stared at me menacingly, and asked: “Are you practicing Falun Gong?”

I felt he was a CCP official working for either the 610 Office or the Political and Legal Affairs Committee. I told him: “Just leave!” Surprisingly, he did what I told him.

The Knocking on Doors Campaign

I filed my criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime who initiated the persecution of Falun Gong, and mailed them to the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate. I had been harassed seven times during the “Knocking on Doors Campaign” meant to check on practitioners.

The fourth time, police showed up in two vehicles to arrest me. I was not at home and escaped arrest.

The seventh time was May of this year. A policeman and policewoman pulled up. They came inside and looked at all of my poems about my cultivation and smiled.

I told them: “Falun Gong practitioners cultivate their moral character and follow the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. Isn’t this a good thing? Whenever I meet elderly, blind, or disabled people in our marketplace, I drive them home. I have done this for several years. Which CCP official does such a thing? They only know how to take bribes.”

The policeman said: “Your ink handwriting is so beautiful.” Then the policewoman said: “The flowers are so pretty!” They then walked out my front door to enjoy the flowers and left.