Malaysia: Practitioners Learn from Each Other During Experience Sharing Conference
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in Malaysia held an experience sharing conference at the MBPJ Civic Hall in Selangor State on October 27, 2019. Practitioners from various regions throughout Malaysia as well as from Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong attended the conference. Fourteen practitioners presented their cultivation stories. They talked about the physical and mental health benefits they experienced through practicing Falun Dafa, how they overcame difficulties and challenges and found time despite busy schedules to raise awareness of the persecution in China.
Balancing Family, Work and Cultivation
Jessy Sing started to practice Falun Dafa in 2009. She led a hard life since she was a child and worked hard to make ends meet. She lost hope in life and thought of becoming a nun as a way out of her troubled life. Her neighbor suggested that she read Zhuan Falun the main book of Falun Dafa. Jessy said that she learned to regard difficulties and conflicts using the principles taught by Falun Dafa and improve her moral standards.
She said that one day a woman riding a motorcycle hit her car. Her first response as a practitioner was to stop her car and see if the woman was hurt. She totally forgot to check if her vehicle was damaged. She later discovered that there were dents in her car door and she spent a large sum of money to repair it. She regarded the incident as a test of her compassion and let go of her attachment to monetary gain.
In her spare time, Jessy who is English educated goes to tourist attractions to hand out information about Falun Dafa. With her limited Chinese language skills, she tries her best to tell Chinese tourists the facts about the persecution. She rearranged her schedule so that she has time to raise awareness of the persecution in China while still balancing work and family obligations.
New Lease on Life
Kodi is an Indonesian from Klang town in Selangor. She used to suffer from lumbar disc herniation, severe back aches and high blood pressure. Doctors prescribed strong medication that led to her being in a daze all the time. She was told she would have to rely on medication for the rest of her life.
One day in early 2012, she went for a walk and saw practitioners doing the exercises. She learned to do the exercises and began to read Zhuan Falun. About six months later, she regained her health and stopped taking medicine. She is very grateful to Falun Dafa for improving her well being and extending her life.
At a experience sharing conference in Bali, Indonesia in 2016, a practitioner's sharing about his efforts to stop the persecution in China inspired Kodi. She realized the importance of telling people the benefits of practicing Falun Dafa. Kodi now goes to tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur on weekends to help practitioners clarify the truth to Chinese tourists.
Treasuring the Opportunity to Practice Cultivation
Huang Meiyun has been practicing Falun Dafa for 8 years. She disliked her father as he is ill-tempered and often scolded her mother. They seldom spoke and she refused to greet him when she saw him. After she became a practitioner, she realized she was wrong to treat her father that way. She is grateful to Master for her positive changes.
Last year, Meiyun began clarifying the truth to Chinese people at tourist spots. She said this helped her get rid of certain attachments. Once she met a tourist who began to swear and say bad things about Falun Dafa. She wanted to argue with him but then remembered that she was a practitioner and managed to calm down.
Explaining the Facts to Government Officials
Ms. Yang is from Kuala Lumpur and has been practicing Falun Dafa since 2008. She talked about her experience explaining the persecution in China to government officials. She began to clarify the truth to Chinese tourists in 2014. One day a government official came and said someone lodged a complaint. Ms. Yang patiently explained that the repression is taking place in China. The officer was shocked to learn the details of the atrocities including the forced organ harvesting from Falun Dafa practitioners. He told Ms. Yang he will tell others about this.
On another day, the head of the security department came and asked if Ms. Yang had applied for a permit. Ms. Yang told him their application was rejected because the Malaysian government was afraid of offending China. She told him that practitioners were not paid to talk to people and that the persecution in China is inhuman. Everyone should know about this. After listening to her explanation, the officer asked for a flier and said he would pass it on to his supervisor.
Clarifying the Truth to Family Members
Ah Yan is a Vietnamese married to a Malaysian. Her friend told her about Falun Dafa in 2017 and suggested she look up the Falundafa.org website and look into it. She read Zhuan Falun on the website and started to do the exercises. She asked her mother who was not feeling well to give it a try. Her family members were initially misled by Communist propaganda that slandered Falun Dafa. After Ah Yan explained to them what Falun Dafa is, her parents, brother and sister became practitioners. Within a few months of practicing Falun Dafa, her mother's health improved and she did not need to take medication.
Ah Yan said that her husband and sister-in-law were against her practicing as they had listened to the Communist regime's propaganda against the practice. In the past, she used to fight and argue with her husband. She would get angry whenever they criticized her. After learning Falun Dafa, Ah Yan gradually changed her behavior and became more tolerant. Her husband noticed the changes and her family's opinion of Falun Dafa changed. Her husband is now learning the exercises and her sister-in-law has started to read Zhuan Falun.
In 2018, Ah Yan decided to go out and let people know about the unjust treatment of Falun Dafa practitioners in China. She joined a practice site near her place and began to do the exercises in public every weekend. She later realized that she has the responsibility to raise awareness about the persecution and joined other practitioners in clarifying the truth to Chinese tourists at tourist spots.