Firmly Believing in Master and Dafa
(Minghui.org) I started to practice Falun Dafa while in college in 1997. I remember how quickly the practice was growing and that everyone had good things to say about it. But, Jiang Zemin, former head of the communist regime, launched the persecution of Dafa in 1999 with the intent to eradicate the practice within three months. Twenty years have passed, and the persecution continues.
I’ve always known that Dafa is a precious cultivation practice and that our Master is the most righteous. Although I endured three years of cruel persecution, I have always lived by Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Life after Release from Labor Camp
I went to Tiananmen Square to appeal for the right to practice Dafa in 2000. I was arrested and taken to a forced labor camp, which brought deep anxiety to my parents. My college diploma was withheld, and my parents felt uncertain about their future.
A practitioner who was one of the top students in his college was detained at the same time. He was an only son and the pride of his whole village. Not long after he was released from the labor camp, he coughed up blood and died.
Before he passed away, he introduced me to his sister, and she later became my wife. Although she is not a practitioner, she knows that Dafa is good and has always been supportive of the practice.
My older brother and I built a new house in our village. I decided to let my brother’s family have it, which was hard for my wife to accept. After I explained that Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) teaches us to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and since we don’t live there, the house should go to my brother's family. Once I explained my reasoning, she accepted it graciously.
Clarifying the Truth About Dafa
On a business trip, I let another passenger on the train have the lower bunk so he could be with his wife and son. He was very grateful, gave me his phone number, and asked me to call him if I was ever in Shenyang.
On a trip to Shenyang, we met at a restaurant. I talked to him about Falun Dafa and the persecution. He told me that one of his colleagues had been persecuted to death because he practiced Dafa. His body still hadn’t been accounted for.
I told him about the persecution I endured and about my brother in-law’s death. He was glad to gain a better understanding of the persecution. I suggested that he recite, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” if he ever felt he needed help.
On another train trip, the gentleman on the bed across from me seemed to be rather down. I chatted with him and learned that his son had bought a house in Shanghai but suddenly came down with kidney disease. This resulted in financial difficulties.
I told him about a child who grew up with chronic nephritis. The family tried all types of treatments, but none worked. But after practicing Falun Dafa, the child recovered, returned to school, and lived a healthy life. I told him to have his son look for a Falun Dafa practitioner and to recite the two lucky phrases.
Once I took a taxi and noticed a Mao Zedong badge hanging next to the driver. I told the driver, “That badge is really bad for you.” I told him how many people Mao had killed during his reign and how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) under Jiang Zemin started the persecution of Falun Dafa. Hethen readily agreed to quit the CCP.
With Master’s Fa-rectification pushing forward and Dafa practitioners’ efforts to let people know about the persecution, I feel that the persecution is no longer that rampant. In the past, I always used a public phone booth to make calls because my home phone was monitored. Once, after a fellow practitioner called my home, the police went to his home and confiscated his Dafa books. But now I sense that the evil factors are becoming less and less. I no longer feel the need to hide. I also take the initiative to look for people I can talk to and help quit the CCP.
Only with Master's guidance and protection have I been able to get through the dangerous situations and tribulations all these years.
Nothing Wrong with Practicing Dafa
I moved to Shanghai with my family in 2004. During the first three years, I barely earned enough for my family to survive on. In the fourth year, I was fortunate to be hired by a good company, and my earnings went up.
I worked hard and was rewarded with a trip abroad. When I went to the local police station to apply for a passport, I was told that I was not eligible for one because I practiced Falun Dafa. I informed them that there was nothing wrong or illegal about practicing Dafa and that applying for a passport and going abroad are rights guaranteed by the Chinese constitution.
The police contacted my company, which was a good thing, as it allowed me to let my employer know about Dafa and the persecution. In the end, I got my passport, and my wife and I took the trip.
After my return, the CEO invited us to a restaurant, and he awarded me a prize for my outstanding contribution to the company. Master said,