Falun Dafa and My Fruit Orchard
(Minghui.org) I own a fruit orchard that has two main roads, one on each end, making it very convenient for people to come and go. As such, there are always people passing by.
I went out to trim some trees on a summer day in 2018. I saw a middle-aged man sitting on the ridge by the orchard. His face was dark and he looked listless. He had a crutch next to him. I walked over and asked, “Brother, you don’t look very good. Are you comfortable?”
“Sister,” he said, “I have diabetes and can’t walk any further. I just want to sit down and rest for a bit.” He then pulled up his pant leg to show me the large blisters he had, some of which were leaking fluid.
I put down my tools, sat next to him, and said, “Let me tell you a method I guarantee will help you recover from this problem.” I then gave him a few examples of people’s lives being saved by Falun Dafa, and explained how Dafa has spread around the world.
He asked why the communist regime banned it. I told him that Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), initiated the persecution of Falun Dafa, and how brutal the persecution has been. He kept nodding while I spoke.
He said, “Isn’t it harmful not to allow people to practice such a good thing?” Turns out, he was a CCP member, and he happily agreed to give up his membership.
I told him to recite in his heart, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” which could help him get his health back. He stood up, put his jacket over his shoulder, raised his hands, and shouted, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” He shouted it a few times in a row. “I feel very comfortable now,” he said, and walked away with his crutch.
Some time later, I saw him again near the orchard. He shouted from far away, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Sister look, I’ve recovered. It really worked.” He showed me his leg and the blisters were gone. He looked much more lively.
I saw him again at a market in January 2019. He looked bright and had gained some weight. He said, “Dafa saved my life. People in my family now recite those wonderful words as well.”
Offering Kindness to Everyone
Even though my orchard has an iron fence around it, it doesn't stop people from getting in and taking fruit. Last fall, when the pears were ready to harvest, I found new footprints around the trees every day.
I went to the orchard one afternoon and saw two young men sitting on the ground eating pears, with a pile of pear cores next to them. It looked like they had been eating for quite some time. They looked guilty when they saw me. They said that they worked in a nearby factory. They apologized for eating them. “No worries,” I said. “Go ahead and eat.”
I knew that they were there to hear the facts about Falun Dafa. I sat on the ground with them, and said, “It’s okay to eat some pears,” I said. “Have you heard the great news about quitting the Chinese Communist Party to ensure your safety?” I started talking about why they should quit the CCP, and facts about the CCP’s evilness. They both agreed to quit their memberships.
I said, “Falun Dafa teaches people to be good by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. You have come far from home to work. If you recite sincerely ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,’ you’ll be safer and happier. Your families will have no worries.”
I gave them some more pears to take home, and they left happily. I haven’t seen them in my orchard since.