My Little Village Is Blessed by Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1994 and was privileged to attend Master's Fa teaching lectures twice. I came to understand the Fa on a rational level and have continued with my daily Fa study and exercises. Master's teachings have been deeply instilled in me. Master and the Fa occupy a place of eminent esteem and importance in my heart.
After I began to practice Dafa, I focused on spreading it to more people. Gradually more than a dozen relatives started to practice. I volunteered to bring a cassette player to group practice site every day and taught the exercises to newcomers.
Practitioners gathered in my home for daily group Fa study. When I returned to my hometown village to visit, I brought Dafa books, lecture audio cassettes, a tape player, and extra batteries so that village residents would have a chance to learn Falun Dafa.
One of them was my uncle, who borrowed a copy of Zhuan Falun from me. As we chatted for a while and shared experiences, he said, “Dafa is truly great. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. I must practice it myself.”
When he built his new house, he planned to place a plaque above the front gate. This was a custom in rural areas meant to bring good fortune and blessings to the homeowner. My uncle chose the characters “Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance” for his plaque for everyone passing by to see.
After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), under the rule of Jiang Zemin, started persecuting Falun Dafa in July 1999, the public was severely brainwashed by the overwhelming, slanderous propaganda in the media. My uncle's plaque was vandalized.
I returned more frequently to my village after I retired in 2012 and learned about what had happened. I cleaned it up so that the characters were clean and visible again.
Since then, our little village has undergone tremendous changes. In 2013, the county government allotted money to build a large nursing home for senior villagers and established a medical clinic.
Later, more money was appropriated for our village to resurface the roads and streets, beautify villagers' houses, and build dams, schools, and kindergartens. A greenbelt of vegetation was established surrounding the village.
My hometown was transformed into a clean, scenic place and people's lives greatly improved. Poverty that was once so prevalent in the village dissipated; our village was connected to the outside world. Our village was later honored in a competition as one of the most beautiful villages in the whole district.
Those who chose to pay due respect to Dafa chose a bright future for themselves. Through my truth-clarification to the village leadership and sharing my personal experience with people, many have rid themselves of the bad influence from the CCP's defamation and lies. They have learned that Falun Dafa practitioners were kindhearted people who conducted themselves according to the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. My uncle and his wife enjoyed happy lives and later passed away without any illnesses.
Once the CCP secretary of my village, who had heard about my truth-clarification, came with several party secretaries from neighboring villages to have dinner with me. I also brought some of my old classmates to the restaurant.
Before I could get to the cashier for the check, the secretary and others stopped me and said, “It's our privilege to have you dine with us. How can we let you pay for it?”
He said to others in our group, “You guys should keep in contact with him. It's for your own benefit.”
Later, I talked to everyone about Dafa according to their individual understandings and situations. Some of them decided to learn Dafa and read the Dafa books.
This spring my village secretary asked me, “Do you see the changes in our village?”
“There are big changes each and every year,” I said.
“Do you know why? Everyone is saying you brought about these positive changes.”
On another occasion I came across an elderly lady in my village. We chatted and she smiled at me. “You have brought back blessings to our village,” she said.
I knew in my heart that it was Dafa and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance that had brought all the good fortune to my hometown. People chose to understand and support Dafa and its practitioners. The clear-minded true selves of people said those heartfelt words.
When the universal principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is publicly displayed and recognized, people will be blessed with good fortune and happiness.
I truly hope that everyone will listen to Dafa practitioners' truth-clarification and get to know Dafa in spite of the CCP lies and false propaganda. Please remember that Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. You will be rewarded and blessed.