(Minghui.org) I have been practicing Falun Dafa for twenty years. While talking to people about the persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and about the goodness of Falun Dafa, I have witnessed many hearts change. I have seen many people go from holding misunderstandings about us to having sincere gratitude and respect toward Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of the practice.

A Fruit Vendor and His Neighbors Renounced the Party

Ten years ago, my husband used take me to a large market to shop for fruits and vegetables. I would use the opportunity to talk to the vendors there about Falun Dafa and the persecution. I treated them with courtesy, and they saw that I was a kind person.

One fruit vendor renounced his membership in the CCP after I talked to him about Falun Dafa. I then gave him two DVDs: Chinese New Year Global Gala and Traveling Heaven and Earth Through Wind and Rain. He said he did not have a DVD player, but that he would watch them at his neighbor's house.

I saw him at the market a few days later. He said, “We watched the DVDs with two other families. The Chinese New Year Global Gala was a wonderful show. And we learned from the other DVD that the Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident was staged by the CCP. My family members have all agreed to quit the Party!”

So I gave him two more DVDs: Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and Now and For the Future – The History of Falun Dafa. I said to him, “You'll understand what the CCP has done to the Chinese people after watching these DVDs. Please urge your neighbors to renounce their Party memberships, since I won't be able to meet with them. You'll need to find out which Party organizations they belong to and to decide on an alias for them to use to withdraw.” He reassured me that he would talk to them.

The next time I saw him, he showed me a piece of paper. He said, “They all have renounced the Party. They said that they had been deceived by the CCP and wanted to sever their ties to it.”

Helping Oneself and Others to Quit the Party

Several practitioners and I often went to a town known for its antiques to talk to people about Falun Dafa. The town is especially crowded on weekends.

I met an older gentleman one day. He looked like a retired official and seemed to be waiting for someone. I approached him to chat. I discovered that he was from Jilin Province and we hit it off right away.

“I would like to talk to you about Falun Dafa,” I said. I told him that the practice is based on the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance; that it teaches people to be good and to be honest, kind, and tolerant; and that it is practiced in many countries around the world.

He said that he had heard of it, but did not really understand it. “I've been working abroad for many years in a technical field,” he added.

I shared with him how I benefited from the practice, physically and mentally. I told him that after learning the practice, I took material gains lightly, including my family assets, and that I did not compete with others for personal gain. Yet I have so much: I am healthy and have a peaceful mind, things that money cannot buy. He seemed to be touched by what I said.

I told him that prior to the practice, I fell very ill one year, and my ten-year-old child helped me wash our clothes on a washboard. I told him how I thought about my young child and my aging parents, and I did not know how much longer I had to suffer. Although my relatives could have helped me, they had their own families to take care of. At that point of my sharing, I began shedding tears. I said that Falun Dafa saved me, and I wanted people to know about it. He said that he believed me and asked me to stop crying, because he could not take it anymore.

I then told him how Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party, colluded with other CCP members and launched the persecution of Falun Dafa, and how the CCP profits from harvesting organs from detained practitioners. I told him that I was illegally imprisoned many times, tortured, and sent to a brainwashing center. He was genuinely touched by my experiences and disgusted by the CCP.

I continued, “The CCP has caused the deaths of 80 million Chinese people since they took over China, and the Party will collapse one day. The only way to protect oneself is to renounce the Party and its affiliated organizations.” He gave me his real name to withdraw from the Party, and I gave him three DVDs about Falun Dafa and the persecution.

We talked some more about the forced organ harvesting from detained practitioners, and I answered the many questions he had.

I ran into him again after a period of time. He said anxiously, “I looked for you two times, but could not find you. Please write down what I'm about to tell you.” He gave me the names of four elderly Party officials who were in their 70s and 80s. They were mid- to executive-level officials. He continued, “I told them what I learned from you, and they agreed to quit the Party with their real names.”

“You're amazing!” I said. “And you are gaining a lot of blessings for doing good deeds.”

I saw him again while distributing wall calendars with Falun Dafa messages in them. I gave him a calendar and some informational DVDs. Another passerby then asked me for a calendar, and I encouraged him to quit the CCP. The elderly gentleman quickly said, “I urge you to renounce the Party. Many people are doing so. How many people trust the CCP these days?!” The passerby smiled and withdrew from the Party.

These past years have been full of a bittersweet experiences. I have been ridiculed and insulted by people who did not know the actual situation of the persecution. I have encountered some people who’ve reported me to the authorities, being jailed and tortured as a result. But I have also met many more who’ve understood the goodness of Falun Dafa, been thankful, and chosen a bright future for themselves.

Some people have put on the Falun Dafa amulets as soon as they received them and shouted, “Falun Dafa is good!” Some taxi drivers refused to accept payment from me, and others wanted to make donations to Falun Dafa. Of course, I could only decline their kind offers.

I should always remember Master's words:

“For a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple, personal liberation is not the goal of cultivation: when you came, saving sentient beings was your great aspiration, and that is the responsibility and mission history has bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification. Thus great numbers of beings are to be saved by you. Dafa disciples, don’t forsake the magnificent responsibility that has been bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification, and even less should you disappoint those beings, as you are now their only hope for entering the future.”(“Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World’s People,” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress VOL. III)

Under Master's compassionate care, practitioners have weathered and broken through the most severe persecution. Practitioners, let us continue to follow the requirements of the Fa, cultivate well, and help people obtain a bright future.