Twenty Years of Persistence in Clarifying the Truth
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa cultivation practice led me to an understanding of the meaning of life. I did not become a Falun Dafa cultivator to cure my illnesses, but because I strongly believed in the Dafa principles. I lost my way for many years, but have now found the way home. I have never seen Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa. Nevertheless, the extraordinary physical and mental changes that have come about in me confirms that Master is indeed by my side.
I still remember the first time I did the Falun Dafa exercises and felt the rotation of the Falun. My body felt very comfortable all over. After less than a month my body felt light, and illnesses including rhinitis, pharyngitis, nephritis, and migraines disappeared.
Writing Truth-Clarifying Letters
I started practicing shortly before the persecution of Falun Dafa began in China in 1999. Few people were aware that I was. At that time, I thought, “A qigong practice that is so beneficial to the body and mind is harmless to the country and the people. Since a government that suppresses Falun Dafa must be truly irrational, it certainly cannot know the benefits of this practice.”
So I wrote a truth-clarifying letter, including a detailed introduction of Falun Dafa and the five exercises, as well as a description of the health benefits I personally experienced from practicing. At that time I posted a lot of these letters to departments of the Central Committee and have continued to do this for the past 20 years.
Ms. Zhang, a fellow practitioner, approached me saying, “My brother is a police officer who has participated in the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners. Although I have explained the truth to him, he refuses to listen. He is also trying to stop me from cultivating for fear that I will affect his career. Can you help write a truth-clarifying letter to him?” I answered, “All right. I will give it a try.” After returning home and studying the Fa, I asked Master to strengthen my righteous thoughts and started to write. A week later, Ms. Zhang told me, “When he received your letter, my brother was very surprised. Then, in front of several other police officers, he started to read it. He then left the letter on his desk, and many officers read it again.” Sometime later, Ms. Zhang’s brother was promoted and transferred to another higher-ranking position.
In 2000, Dafa practitioners cooperated as a whole body and posted truth-clarifying letters to the important departments and organizations in our city. Those who received the letters became fearful and posted guards by the mailboxes. People in the city were talking, saying, “It’s ridiculous to guard mailboxes. They don’t do anything right but waste people’s hard-earned money. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will collapse sooner or later!” Although they later stopped doing that, sometimes plain clothes police officers still walked around the mailboxes!
One day I found an article on our community bulletin board that attacked Falun Dafa and Dafa practitioners. I just thought that it would not do to deceive people like this, so I asked Master for guidance in handling this situation with righteous thoughts.
I decided to post a letter on the bulletin board which told the truth about Falun Dafa. Those who passed by all stopped and read the letter. Some said, “Falun Dafa is good but practitioners are being persecuted by the Communist Party!” Since then, there have been no posters or slogans slandering Dafa in our residential area.
I began posting truth clarifying posters with pictures and slogans wherever I went. Later, the truth-clarifying posters published by the Minghui website became more and more beautiful and we changed from plain paper to the high-class glossy photo paper. Our printed materials were quite attractive and effective in clarifying the truth. The neighbors were shocked after reading our posters. Some of the posters have lasted for more than three years and still play a role in clarifying the truth.
During Chinese New Year, we printed out very beautiful blessings and pictures published by the Minghui website. Some were put on the publicity board at the entrance of every apartment building in the area. The residents could all see these beautiful posters when they went in and out of the buildings. Who was willing to tear down such posters during this New Year’s time? The neighbors said, “Falun Dafa practitioners are really thoughtful! They have given us New Year blessings: Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
A Small Flower Blossoms
In the past, I never dared to learn how to use a computer because I had the attachment of fear. With the advancement of the Fa-rectification process, I deeply felt the great responsibility of Dafa practitioners. Upon seeing my determination of diligence in cultivation, Master helped me find a fellow practitioner who knew computers. With his help I installed a computer and printer at home. I now have what I need to help tell people about the facts about Falun Dafa.
I previously had no knowledge of using a computer or printer. Sometimes when I did not have anyone to help me, I was at a loss as to what to do. At these times, I would calm down, study the Fa, and then look inward. After that I would try to use these machines, and could finally do it! My family said, “It is Master Li who has taught you!”
My printer and computer are very “intelligent.” When I have an attachment, they seem to not work well. When I have found my attachments, they work well. In this unusual way, we have become “good friends.” Every time I upgrade myself, my computer skills will have improved as well. I feel like a small flower blossoming!
In the long river of history, 20-years is a short period of time. Looking back on my path of cultivation practice, it seems as if everything happened yesterday. The hardships I experienced in this process are really nothing, and I am so fortunate to have become a Falun Dafa practitioner in the Fa-rectification period.