New Practitioner: Overcoming My Fear of Clarifying the Truth to Strangers
( Minghui.org) I am 70 years old, and I started practicing Falun Gong more than a year ago. I suffered from a very serious form of heart disease before practicing Falun Gong. It was extremely painful when symptoms of my heart disease struck. A few years ago, a friend had recommended I practice Falun Gong. I didn't take my friend's advice at that time, because I had some concerns.
In October 2016, I was rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment for my heart. I felt I had nothing left to lose and decided to practice Falun Gong. After my husband consented, I was discharged from the hospital.
On November 3, 2016, I started to practice Falun Gong. Master quickly purified my body. Several of my symptoms improved, while other symptoms completely disappeared, and my legs were no longer swollen. My gratitude to Master was beyond words. My husband, a retired police officer, now admires just how wonderful Dafa is. He didn't agree with Dafa before, but he changed his mind after witnessing the amazing improvements in my health. He respects Master and the Fa from the bottom of his heart.
I often tell my friends and relatives about the benefits of practicing Falun Gong. When my husband is with me, he helps me clarify the truth. He tells our relatives that the media is defaming Falun Gong and only tells lies. He will tell them how I recovered from a severe disease after practicing Falun Gong for only a short time. He also tells people that Falun Gong is great. People believe what I tell them after they listen to him.
Within a few months I had told all my friends and relatives about Falun Gong. However, due to my attachment to saving face, and because I worried about safety, it was hard for me to clarify the truth to strangers.
I was also worried and anxious because the Fa-rectification is coming to an end soon, and I haven't saved enough sentient beings or fulfilled my vow to Master. I was full of remorse.
So I told my husband that I was going out to tell people about Dafa. My husband smiled at me and agreed. I dressed up and walked out the door. But I then circled back to stand in front of Master's picture. I asked Master to help me.
Back outside, I saw a young market management employee removing a tomato vendor's tricycle. The vendor, an old lady, was following the tricycle, crying and begging. I approached the young man and said, “Please return the tricycle to her. She is such an old lady, and it's not easy to run a small business, working day and night just to make a little money. She is crying so hard.” The young man was stunned for a moment.
“I know you are very kind. If you return her tricycle, you are doing a good deed. Heaven will record it, and you will be blessed. Please return it.” The young man then returned the tricycle to the old lady.
When I saw the old lady again later, she picked out a few big tomatoes for me to thank me. “I am a Dafa practitioner,” I said. “Our Master teaches us not to profit from others. I won't even pick up money on the ground if it is not mine. I won't take anything I cannot pay for. I just want to offer blessings to everyone.” I also told her the facts about Falun Gong and about quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to ensure a safe future. She understood and told me that she had once joined the Young Pioneers, one of the Chinese Communist Party's youth organizations. I helped her quit it with a pseudonym, “Sanyi,” and she seemed very happy.
This was the first time I had successfully clarified the facts to a stranger. I know that Master arranged everything for me. The path is paved well—all I did was step forward and open my mouth to save a predestined person with Master's help.
I couldn't wait to get home to tell my husband the wonderful news. He was very excited, too.
I cried as I told him what had happened. At that moment, I felt so fortunate to be Master's disciple. Master is taking care of us all the time, even though I haven't yet met Master in person. I will listen to Master, be diligent in cultivation, save more people, and return to my true home.