Inviting People into My Home and Clarifying the Truth to Them
(Minghui.org) In China, people are skeptical of each other. For a long time, I didn’t clarify the truth about Falun Gong to those I did not know when they came to my home. I felt the topic was too sensitive.
Because of my apprehension, I missed a lot of opportunities to help people learn the truth. After some thought about this, I realized that I had the attachment of fear. I worked hard to overcome the attachment, and I now have stories to tell about saving people in my home.
“I Won’t Bully Anyone”
After I cleaned and organized my place, I gathered up things I wanted to sell. I found a man who buys household items to resell and asked him to come over. He did, and we chatted as we sorted through the items.
He told me about his situation: “Because of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), I had to leave my village when my wife and I had a second child, which is not in line with the one-child policy. They wanted to fine me and remove me from office. I had no choice but take my son and leave the village. So here I am, wandering from place to place. My son lives with me, and he is almost old enough to go to school. My daughter is at home with my wife. I want to send my son to school, but I am not sure which school to enroll him in.”
Since I am a teacher, I was able to help him. As we talked, he relaxed and said, “The countryside is very different from the city. A strong man is needed to do a lot of the heavy work on a farm. Girls are not strong enough to do all of it. Besides, after marriage, girls move out. Who can we depend on when we get old? The CCP does terrible things. It is out to destroy us!”
I replied, “The CCP has devastated the Chinese people and is digging its own grave. You were once a Party secretary, so you must know a lot about how the CCP operates.” I then talked about how good Falun Gong is and told him about the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.
When he said that he already knew that Dafa was good, I asked where he’d learned about it.
“I got it from the TV and newspapers,” he said. “With the CCP, you have to understand things in the opposite way. If the media tells you that something is good, it must be bad. If it says something is bad, then whatever it is must be great.” He told me that he had also seen DVDs and read brochures about Dafa, so he understood the truth. When I asked him to quit the CCP, he agreed without hesitation.
Then he went on, “This year when I went home to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the township head asked me to be the village branch secretary again. He also asked me what it would take for me to return to the post.
“I told him, ‘You have to allow a couple to have a son.’ But he said they could not help me with that because it violated the one-child policy. But he promised to ask the county authorities. At any rate, I left with my son. I do not want to be an official who bullies people.”
“My Wife Always Watches that DVD”
I rented an old house with a lot of plumbing problems, and the landlord sent over two plumbers. The younger one was in his 30s. He ran errands and assisted the middle-aged plumber. The older man looked at the leaks and instructed the young man to go to buy the necessary parts. While he was gone, the older one and I chatted as he worked.
He had to lay on the ground to remove a leaky pipe. I was afraid he would get his clothes dirty, so I spread a piece of cloth on the ground. Although he said, “You don’t need to do that,” he sat on it anyway as he turned the pipe with his wrench. He said, “You are so kind and considerate, I suppose you must believe in some religion.”
I replied, “Oh, how extraordinary! You wouldn’t bring that up if you didn’t have a faith.”
He looked up at me and said, “I believe in Buddha! What’s your belief?”
I said, “I believe in Buddha, the greatest Buddha. I practice Falun Gong. We follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. You must have heard of it.”
“Yes, I’ve heard about it. Is Falun Gong part of the Buddha school?”
“Yes, and it has spread all over the world, and many people know about it.”
Then the locking screw on the pipe broke. He exclaimed, “Ouch! It's rusty and broken after so many years.” He took out a chisel and hammer and went to work on it. “If I cannot remove it this way, I will have to tear out the wall to fix it.”
I was worried. I had to stay with them and did not have time to if the repair was going to take a long time. I was also concerned about being without water. What should I do? I immediately thought of asking Master for help, which I did in my head.
We were silent for a while. He continued with the chisel and hammer, but he suddenly stopped, looked up at me, and said, “Are you asking the Buddha to help you?” I had not expected him to ask that.
“Yes, I am asking my Master—Master Li Hongzhi—to help remove the end of the pipe so you won’t have to tear out the wall and dig up the ground.”
He did not reply and continued with the chisel and hammer. After a while, he removed the rest of the locking screw. He gave me a thumbs up and shouted, “It worked!”
The younger plumber returned just then with the needed parts. The older man said, “I hope these are real; fake ones break after you screw them on.”
The young plumber said contemptuously, "What’s real? When I was in the army, Jiang Zemin came to watch us shoot targets. Each shot was a bullseye because the computers were rigged. If the gun fired, the target showed it was hit in the very center. That was cheating, and we cheated ourselves. How could we win if we ever were engaged in a real war?”
I told them both, “Falun Gong practitioners follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Please remember that.”
As they left, I gave them each a Shen Yun DVD. The older man looked at it and said, “My wife always watches this.”
“Please Help Me Get a Dafa Book”
When we were moving, my husband instructed the movers on how to get the furniture upstairs, while I made sure that they set up the furniture in the right places. As they worked, I told them the facts about Falun Gong.
The movers were a single family named Wang. They were a sister and brother and the brother's son. It is rare for a woman to have a job moving heavy furniture. As I spoke to them, I learned that her husband was sick and could not move heavy objects at this time, so she was taking his place. Her brother's son attended college and was on break.
Wang Nan, the brother, did most of the work. He carried more things than the other two. When I asked him about his wife, he replied sadly, “She passed away just after the New Year, of cancer in her early 40s.”
His sister put down a heavy box and gasped. I said to her, “Please take a break. This heavy work is not for a woman!”
She wiped the sweat off her face and said, “We cannot afford the costs for a college student if we do not work a lot. We are okay, as long as nothing happens. But if something unexpected comes up, we cannot afford it. Now my husband is sick, and the doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong.”
“I will give you a solution, but you have to trust that it will be effective,” I said. She stared at me. “He will get better if you recite ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’”
Her eyes lit up, and she asked, “You practice Falun Gong?” I nodded. Wang Nan entered the room just then, put down what he was carrying, and said, “My sister-in-law also practices Falun Gong. She told my wife to practice, but it was too late.”
I told them my own story, about how I’d had an incurable disease and had tried all kinds of treatments. I gave them up because none of them worked. I then started to practice Falun Gong and quickly became healthy again.
They were very excited. One said, “We cannot see any sign that you were ever seriously ill.” I told them about many miracles Falun Gong practitioners have experienced and suggested that they learn more about the practice. I also told them that moving jobs were too tough for anyone over 40. I then paid them, and they were very happy.
Before they left, Wang Nan stopped and asked, “Can you please help me get a Falun Gong book? I’d like to read it.”
“That's great! I will give you one,” I replied. “In a couple of days, my sister will move, too. I will hire you to help her move, and I can give you the book then.”
At the end of my sister’s move, I handed him a copy of Zhuan Falun and a DVD to learn the exercises. He wiped his hands on his clothes and respectfully took the book.
I called Wang Nan a while later. He was pleased to hear from me. He said, “I’m no longer in the moving business. I got a job as a long-distance driver with a transportation company. Now I make more money than before, and I am not as tired as when I was working as a mover. My brother-in-law recovered from his illness. Now he works in construction. My sister went home and is taking care of their home and farming a little. We all study Falun Gong now. It is really great!”