Encounters with People in China Eager to Learn Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I’ve run into more and more people who want to read the Falun Dafa books and are thankful when they finally meet a Dafa practitioner.
Hoping for Master Li to Return to China
An elderly lady in her 70s was resting at the side of the square. I approached her, and we began to talk. Eventually, I brought up the topic of Falun Dafa. She was surprised that I practiced Dafa despite being so young.
She told me that she had read Zhuan Falun (the main book of Falun Dafa) three times. She had been told about Dafa by another practitioner, and they met once every week at the square to share their experiences and understandings from studying the books.
She was living with her son and daughter-in-law and had not yet learned the exercises. She said she wanted to be the first person to do the exercises at the square after the persecution ended. She asked when the Master of Falun Dafa would return to China as her eyes filled with tears.
Borrowing Zhuan Falun
I talked to two landscapers in a residential community and told them about Dafa. They were intrigued and stopped their work to listen to me. After explaining the basic facts about Dafa and the persecution, I asked if they wanted to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations.
They looked at each other and then told me they both wanted to quit the Communist Youth League. Then, one asked if I could lend him a copy of Zhuan Falun so he could learn more about Dafa.
I lent him the book but asked that he not lose it or write in it. I also asked that he handle it with clean hands and sit respectfully while reading. He assured me that he would.
Since he was from out of town, I told him he could learn the exercises from practitioners in his hometown when his work here was finished. He was genuinely happy.
Wanting to Learn More about Dafa
A man in his 70s and I sat down and began to talk. I told him about traditional Chinese culture, which teaches that good is rewarded while evil is punished. He agreed. Then, I started to tell him about Dafa.
“You practice Falun Dafa,” he said. “I have not been able to find any local Dafa practitioners. I have read the materials they left in the hallway. I know Jiang Zemin is truly evil,” he said in reference to the former Chinese Communist Party leader who directed the persecution of Falun Gong.
He began to show me some of the exercise movements he saw in the fliers he had read. I smiled and asked if he wanted to learn more. He told me that he wanted to practice Falun Dafa.
I promised to get him a copy of Zhuan Falun and to find the practitioner who lived closest to him.
Giving a Salute
I greeted a man walking by in a park and asked him to sit with me and chat. The man said I looked innocent enough and that he did not like talking to women in heavy makeup and indecent clothes.
After finding out that I practiced Falun Dafa, he told me that he had read a Dafa brochure before. I told him that Falun Dafa is a self-cultivation system of the Buddha School, and that practitioners follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I explained how the Communist Party staged the self-immolation hoax on Tiananmen Square to convince the public to support its violent suppression of the practice, how Dafa disciples behave, and that people all over the world practice Dafa.
I offered him some more informational materials, but he said that he would prefer to have a copy of Zhuan Falun instead. I promised that I would get him one. He stood up and gave me a salute.
An Unhappy Young Lady Wishes to Read Zhuan Falun
On a Sunday afternoon, I saw a young lady leaning on a fence, crying. I approached her cautiously to see if I could help. She was hesitant but eventually told me she was a teacher. She lived with her abusive father who wanted her money and did not let her date anyone. She often had nightmares of the sky falling, the ground collapsing, and dead bodies in the streets. She was afraid of going to sleep.
She purchased a Buddhist charm to wear and carried a prayer card a monk had given her. I told her about Dafa and the importance of quitting the CCP, and she agreed. I gave her an amulet inscribed with words about Dafa. Her tears were gone, and she looked hopeful.
I gave her some information to read and was about to say goodbye when she said she wanted to read more–she wanted a Dafa book. I thought she might have a predestined relationship with Dafa, so I gave her a copy of Zhuan Falun and asked her to take good care of it.
I ran into her again two days later. She looked refreshed. She asked me if she could keep the book a little longer to finish reading it. She told me that, ever since I'd given her the Dafa amulet, her father had not beaten her, nor has she had any nightmares. I told her she could keep the book. She was grateful.
‘I Won't Take Down the Dafa Stickers’
I greeted a man about 60 years old who was resting in the garden of a new residential community. We chatted about people in the world today. He said people were supposed to be kind. I asked him if he had heard about Falun Dafa. He said he often picked up Dafa materials in the garden and took them home to read. He often repeats to himself, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
I told him about quitting the CCP, which he did right away for both himself and his wife. I explained Dafa's effects on healing and fitness and how Jiang Zemin defamed Dafa. He expressed his interest in learning the practice, and I promised to get him a book.
He also told me that he was the groundskeeper at the community. His boss forced him to take down Dafa banners and stickers in the garden that were put up by practitioners. He did not want to throw them away, so he took them home.
Two days later, I brought him a copy of Zhuan Falun. He was waiting anxiously for me. He took the book and said that he would not take down any more Dafa stickers.