Those Who Understand Falun Gong Help to Spread the Facts about It
(Minghui.org) A kind thought will lay a good foundation for one's future.
“Don't say anything bad about it!”
When I chatted with my coworker about Falun Gong, he told me a story that happened before I arrived at work. He was patrolling with the former security captain and found a middle-aged lady carrying a backpack and distributing Falun Gong fliers door to door. The captain knew that she was a Falun Gong practitioner and tried to call the police. My coworker told the captain, “They don't break the law. Let's just turn a blind eye to it.” After the captain heard these words, he stopped in his tracks.
I asked him, “You'll get a reward if you call the police, so why not do it?” He said, “I would not want that money no matter how poor I was. She was not stealing or robbing, and just wanted to pass out some information. It is the same as those who pass out advertisements. Those people haven't broken any laws.”
A couple of years ago when the Avian flu was found in my city, the captain came to see me to ask if I had any remedy for it. It turned out that he caught it. He was receiving medicine intravenously for the past five days, but his fever did not come down and he couldn't eat; he could only drink some water which made his stomach feel bloated. He was very worried.
I invited him to walk and talk with me. We were both security guards at an apartment complex. When I first started working there, I talked to some coworkers about the benefits of Falun Gong, so he knew some of the facts. But this time, I went into greater detail. He agreed to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. I told him to say, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” whenever he could. He said he would.
On the following day, he came to work, looking happy. He said, “I am fine now. This is amazing, Falun Gong is amazing. No wonder so many people are practicing it.”
Then he asked me many questions. A few days later, he wanted to learn how to cultivate, so I played Master's video lectures in Guangzhou for him. I showed him how to do the exercises and also lent him a copy of Zhuan Falun.
However, when his family found out that he was interested in practicing, they criticized him. His wife threatened to divorce him, so he gave up. Although he does not formally practice Falun Gong, he has laid a solid foundation for the future.
If he hears anyone saying something negative about Falun Gong, he addresses their misconceptions. He told them that Falun Gong practitioners have been wronged in the persecution. He explained that Falun Gong is about cultivating oneself and that it's not deserving of insult. He went on to say that people who smashed Buddha statues during the Cultural Revolution eventually faced retribution.
Falun Gong Practitioners Are Good People
Then someone else joined us. He was a CCP member and a deputy Party secretary in his village. He never went to school and was a local hooligan. But he seemed to have a sense of justice.
I believe that whoever I meet is here to listen to the truth. So I talked to him when we were not busy. On the second day, he agreed to withdraw from the CCP and its youth organizations. But I felt that he still had some questions. So I thought about what I might not have done well. I realized that I was treating him differently because of his position in society.
I went on to let him know that Falun Gong practitioners follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and that we don't hit back when hit or talk back when cursed at, and that we are not after fame or gain, and that when we run into conflicts, we look inside first.
I further explained to him why former CCP head Jiang Zemin persecuted Falun Gong and that the Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident was staged. He asked more questions, after which he finally understood the true situation and was very happy.
Over the next few days, I talked to him a few more times. He said that he liked to be around me and that he felt relaxed and comfortable. He asked why that was. I told him that it was because I was a Falun Gong practitioner.
One day he came to see me. He said, “I heard some people in my village talking bad things about Falun Gong. I was very upset. I told them that I knew Falun Gong practitioners. They are good people and that the Tiananmen self-immolation incident was fake. Please do not talk irresponsibly!”