[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] Overcoming Fear to Clarify the Truth
(Minghui.org) I am a 57-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner from Shanxi Province who eventually faced my fear when going out to tell people about the persecution of Falun Dafa.
My son was the first one in our family to practice Dafa in 2000 after graduating from college. Several days after stepping into the Dafa cultivation practice, all of his health problems disappeared.
He told my husband about the goodness of Dafa. When he mentioned that Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader ordered the self-immolation at Tianamen Square to incite the Chinese people to turn against Dafa and its practitioners, my husband yelled, “How dare you oppose the country!”
He did not argue with his father, but said to me, “Falun Dafa is a wonderful qigong practice. I will give you this DVDs so you can listen to the lectures.”
Before I finished listening to all the lectures, my son was fired from his job for practicing Dafa. People in our village talked about him being fired, which angered my husband. He demanded that my son return home.
On his return home, my husband beat him with a rope until the skin on his back was raw and bleeding. Then, he locked him up for several months.
After our son left home, he was arrested and sentenced to 18 months of forced labor. My husband and I went to the forced labor camp, and we were shocked to see that his face was so swollen that he was almost unrecognizable.
Back home, my daughter was worried that the police may ransack our home. She told me to hide the Dafa materials. So I buried the DVDs in the yard.
Practicing Dafa Despite Fear
My daughter-in-law was expecting a baby and asked me to come help. When I arrived at my son's home, his mother-in-law was there. I found out that my son, his wife and his wife's entire family practiced Falun Dafa. They often encouraged me to practice with them, but I was too scared. Finally, I started to practice in 2010.
My daughter-in-law's mother taught me the exercises, and I read Zhuan Falun. Not long after, all my illnesses, including insomnia, headaches, chronic gastroenteritis, and knee pain disappeared.
I did not understand why the CCP persecuted Dafa, so I asked my daughter in law. She patiently talked to me and gave me Master's new lectures and the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. From reading, I understood the persecution was not simply a “people versus people” thing.
Yet the shadow of the persecution my son suffered was still fresh. I was too scared to go outside to clarify the truth about Dafa.
Another Family Member Practices Dafa
My daughter had stomach bleeding in 2003. She never fully recovered, despite being a doctor herself. She agreed that modern medicine could not truly heal illnesses. However, she refused to listen to anything related to Falun Dafa.
She spent the 2014 Chinese New Year at my son's home. She then visited a friend who told her that her aunt's liver cancer disappeared after she practiced Dafa. My daughter wondered if she could be cured too!
My daughter-in-law taught her the exercises. As soon as she did the “holding the wheel” stance, her entire body was hot, and she could feel something rotating in her palms.
Two days later, when she had to return to work, my son's mother-in-law and I accompanied her to help her continue with the practice.
During the next few days, she did the exercises and read the book with us after work. She had symptoms of karma elimination, such as a runny nose, diarrhea, and even blood in the urine. However, she did not worry about it and threw away her medication.
“Why didn't you tell me the truth earlier,” she told me two months later, “Falun Dafa is so good? Why didn't you tell me that it could cure my illness? I suffered so many years without knowing the cure was right under my nose!”
I responded, “I did not cultivate very well myself. Since you did not want to hear about it, I stopped talking. I should have found a way to tell you.”
Spreading the Truth About Dafa
She wondered how she could repay Master. I told her Master does not want anything, but hopes that we do the three things well.
She told people at her workplace about Dafa. One of her patients became a practitioner. My daughter and the new practitioner bought equipment to produce Dafa materials. They distributed the materials whenever they had time. They also made copies of Zhuan Falun for people.
Although she did not have time to read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, she distributed it to help people understand the truth behind the history of the Party.
Seeing my daughter, who was a new practitioner, being so diligent, I felt ashamed that I let my fear block me from talking about Dafa. I then made a vow to learn to make the materials and go out with my daughter to distribute them.
For safety reasons, my daughter purchased different wigs and glasses to disguise herself. So she did not have to worry about surveillance cameras.
“However hard the situation may be, you still must do the three things well. Saving sentient beings—that is a Dafa disciple’s responsibility!” (“Fa Teaching at the 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference)
After I returned to my son's home, we bought equipment and made Dafa informational materials. During the week I did household chores, babysat the kids, and printed materials. And on weekends, I helped to distribute the materials.
I was very scared when we first went out; my legs were shaking. After sending righteous thoughts, I calmed down. We even went back to my hometown to distribute the materials to our former neighbors, relatives, and friends and talked to them about the persecution and the importance of withdrawing from the CCP.