My Father Changed
(Minghui.org) When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999, my father refused to let us tell people the facts about Falun Dafa because he knew all too well what violence and cruelty the CCP was capable of in its political movements.
I have three younger brothers who also practiced Falun Dafa. They all did extremely well at work and in school. My oldest younger brother was imprisoned in Wumaping Prison, where he was severely tortured because of his firm belief in Dafa and refusing to be “transformed.” My parents worried about him but were helpless. My father, who was at first deceived by the lies fabricated by the CCP, cursed my brother and Dafa.
In 2008, several men who'd been released from Wumaping Prison came to our home and talked to my father. They said, “Your son is so great, so well-educated. How did he get to be that way?”
What they said piqued my father's curiosity. He asked, “My son is imprisoned, so why do you say he is great?”
They described what my brother was subjected to in prison. Because he refused to give up his belief in Dafa, the guards instigated inmates to beat him, made him stand outside in only thin clothes in the cold, exposed him to the scorching sun in summer, and so on. After my father learned the truth about Dafa and the persecution, he cursed the police officers and said they had no souls. My father went to the prison to see my brother several times, but the guards didn't allow them to meet. The guards even threatened my father.
My father wrote several letters to the prison administration and sued the prison. In his letter, he said, “My son did nothing wrong. Because he learned Falun Gong, his health was restored. He doesn't gamble or do do bad things. He is kind, honest, loyal, and respectful. However, the guards abused him. They also forced him to do slave labor and pocketed the proceeds. They are worse than bandits.”
My father stood up for Dafa.
In the autumn of 2016, my father got very forgetful, started to stumble and fall, was dizzy, and so on. Doctors suggested he be hospitalized for further observation. My mother and I encouraged him to practice Falun Dafa. He hesitated at first. Then, when he opened the book Zhuan Falun, he saw golden light shining out of it. He was very surprised. He once tore up Dafa books and ruined informational materials, so he felt guilty. I told him that Master (the founder of Falun Dafa) is generous and compassionate: “Master will take care of you as long as you admit your mistakes.”
My youngest brother brought my parents to my home. My father, pressing his hands together in front of his chest, knelt down in front of Master's photo, confessed his mistakes, expressed his desire to learn Dafa, and asked Master to accept him as a disciple.
The following day, my father recovered. His blood pressure returned to normal. The constipation that had bothered him for years was also gone. Ever since, my father often says, “Master is really great! Falun Dafa is really great!”
He also tells people he meets the facts about Falun Dafa and distributes Dafa keepsakes.
One time a government official asked my father for my brother's phone number and attempted to harass him. My father refused to cooperate and warned the official that it was illegal to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. My father also reminded him that those top CCP officials who had persecuted Falun Gong, such as Zhou Yongkang and Bo Xilai, were now imprisoned.
During the 2018 Chinese New Year holidays, there was a big party in my hometown. We all went back to participate so we could tell everyone the facts about Falun Dafa and encourage them to quit the CCP.
Dafa practitioners who believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are walking on the divine path, while non-practitioners are the true victims. Many evildoers have received retribution for their crimes. However, practitioners do not hate them because cultivators have no enemies. We hope that people can understand Falun Dafa and the persecution and quit the CCP.