Street Vendors Help Spread the Word About the Goodness of Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I know two street vendors who voluntarily help to spread awareness of Falun Dafa and its persecution by the communist regime. They also play an active role in encouraging people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations as a result.
However, these vendors are not Falun Dafa practitioners. They have come to know about the goodness of Dafa and have benefited from telling others about it.
Sunflower Seed Vendor Rises Above Adversity
A sunflower seed vendor sells his wares near the town bus station. The owner, Wang Wei (alias), is in his 50’s. He lost his job after the company he worked for went bankrupt in 2001. His wife also works part-time.
They work to support their son’s schooling. Since their income is low and he’s often sick, they don’t have much savings; They often needed to borrow money to make ends meet.
Two years ago, I went to the bus station and told Mr. Wang about the persecution. He was very willing to listen. I also told him the meaning of quitting the CCP, what Falun Dafa is, why the CCP and its former leader Jiang Zemin banned the practice, and why Dafa practitioners stand firm after almost two decades of persecution.
I also mentioned that Jiang had been sued by over 200,000 people and that hundreds of Jiang’s allies, such as Zhou Yongkang, Xu Caihou, Guo Boxiong, Li Dongsheng, have been put in prison. This was retribution they incurred for their persecuting Falun Dafa.
Mr. Wang was very excited to hear it, as he said he had lost hope in the CCP a long time ago. He had devoted his youth to the CCP. However, when he got older and couldn’t work anymore, the CCP abandoned him.
He needed to find a way out of devastation but didn’t know how. I told him that the way out is believing in the goodness of Falun Dafa.
“Master Li Hongzhi is helping people, and if you sincerely recite ‘Falun Dafa is good’ and ‘Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good,’ you will be blessed with good health, and your business will improve too.”
As I talked to Mr. Wang, more and more customers came, which kept him quite busy. He was very happy and exclaimed, “Falun Dafa is so amazing. Just one thought can bring me blessings.”
A few days later, I went to the bus station again. Mr. Wang warmly greeted me and told me that Falun Dafa is truly good. He had been reciting “Falun Dafa is good,” and his stomach illness that had lasted over 10 years was suddenly healed. His income had also increased significantly.
He asked me if he could tell others about the benefits of Falun Dafa. I said it would be great, as letting others know about Dafa is a kind act and he would be blessed for it.
From then on, Mr. Wang has been telling people about Falun Dafa and encourages them to quit the CCP. Every time I see him, he gives me a list of people who have submitted their resignations from the CCP.
A Shoe Vendor's Miraculous Experience
The second story is about a shoe repair vendor named Chun Sheng (alias), who is 55 years old. Mr. Chun is very kind and always does good deeds.
He often buys food and clothes for seniors living alone and visits them during the holidays. He was commended by the government as a “Model of Respect for the Elderly.”
I told Mr. Chun about Falun Dafa five years ago. He said, “the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is a corrupt and rogue party that kills people; even a village party secretary dares to embezzle tens of millions of yuan. Grassroots people have no way of making a living because of them!” He said that he must quit the CCP, the Communist Youth League, and the Young Pioneers.
Three years ago, when I went to repair my shoes at Mr. Chun's kiosk, he told me, “Falun Dafa is great! Master Li saved my life!”
He excitedly recalled that when he was sowing seeds in the fall while standing on a large tractor rake, the driver suddenly started before he was stable, and he fell under the rake.
The tractor was so loud that the driver couldn’t hear him, and he was dragged under the rake, which weighed over 200 lbs. At that critical moment, Mr. Chun shouted “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good!” and the tractor suddenly stopped.
The driver jumped off and raised the rake, yelling out with a quiver in his voice, “Chun Sheng, Chun Sheng, what happened?” The driver then pulled him out of the mud.
Mr. Chun couldn’t stand at first, but after a while, he moved his arms and legs, and everything was fine. The driver exclaimed, “You are so blessed. You must be an iron man.”
Mr. Chun told me that sowing seeds on a tractor is very dangerous work, especially during the rainy season. The soil is very moist and sticks to the rake, which makes the rake very heavy. However, he was not hurt at all and witnessed the power of Falun Dafa.
From then on, Mr. Chun always tells people that Falun Dafa protects and saves people. He also tells his customers about the persecution while repairing their shoes and offers shoe polishing for free. His customers are very happy with his business.
Since Mr. Chun started to tell people about Dafa, his business has been very good. His son and daughter-in-law have also become teachers and were able to purchase a house and a car.
He also told me some interesting stories of when he tried to convince people to quit the CCP.
He once talked about Falun Dafa to a customer surnamed Li, who didn’t want to hear about it and even cursed him.
Soon after, Li left the vendor and rode off the road into a ditch, breaking his leg. Li had to stay in the hospital for two months, which cost him tens of thousands of yuan.
Another customer surnamed Cao, who worked as an electrician for an engineering firm, also refused to listen and said he would report Mr. Chun to the police.
The next day, Mr. Cao received an electrical shock at work, and his back turned black. After that, he told Mr. Chun, “Everything you said was true. Falun Dafa is the real Buddha Law in the world. I’ll never offend the Buddha again.”
Mr. Chun said over a thousand people hear about Falun Dafa from him each year, and about 200 of them would agree to withdraw from the CCP. He said he couldn’t explain things very well and could only assist Falun Dafa practitioners so much.
His words were very sincere, and I was deeply moved that even a non-practitioner can really make such a big difference for the benefit of others.