Experiences of Working Together to Validate Dafa
(Minghui.org) In 1998, at the recommendation of my neighbor, I took up the practice of Falun Dafa to improve my health. When I started reading the book Zhuan Falun, I could only read about 20 pages at one sitting. The more I read, however, the better I felt and the more energy I had. I was very excited. In the past, whenever I read newspapers or books, I became dizzy and developed a headache after reading barely two lines.
I studied the teachings, did the exercises, and followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, purified my body. My ailments, including low blood pressure, headaches, dizziness, stomachache, arthritis, enterogastritis, and joint pain soon disappeared. I now walk with a bounce in my step and do not feel tired no matter how far I go. I became happy and healthy.
After the persecution started in 1999, the police harassed me constantly. Jiang’s regime then staged the Tiananmen self-immolation incident to misrepresent Falun Dafa. As a result, many people’s minds were poisoned. I decided to write my own letter to clarify the truth regarding this incident and hand-delivered it to the police department. I asked for the chief and was told that he had stepped out. When I asked the staff to hand it to him, I was told to take the letter to the petition office myself. At the petition office, the manager opened the letter and was shocked. He said, “You practice Falun Dafa?” When I replied that I did, he asked for my name and I told him. He said that he had heard about me before.
While sitting in the office, I started to talk to the people there about my personal experiences and the benefits of learning Falun Dafa. When I said that it was wrong for Jiang Zemin to persecute Falun Dafa, the head of the department said, “That’s fine. Just do your practice at home. If you continue to talk like this, I will have to call someone to come arrest you.” The people I was talking to said, “We understand. Please go home.” I stood up and cautioned them, “Please don’t follow Jiang Zemin and persecute Falun Dafa. Nothing is wrong with Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” I did not have any fear, only righteous thoughts and actions.
Back then we didn’t have any informational materials suitable for distribution, so I composed and typed up my own letters and made copies to hand out. I rode my tricycle around and wherever I went, I passed out the pamphlets to let people know about the atrocities committed by Jiang Zemin. I had no fear and did not mind hardship. It was hard to ride on rural dirt roads on my tricycle, and sometimes I went 30-40 kilometers. Rain or shine, heat or cold, nothing stopped me. I came across all kinds of people: Some gave me a thumbs up, others gave me a cold shoulder, still others were very nasty. But I was not affected by their reactions. People commented that I seemed to always have a smile on my face.
No matter where I am, I follow the teachings, trust in the Fa and Master, and do what Dafa disciples are supposed to do. When a few of us went to a village to talk to people about Falun Dafa, someone reported us to the authorities, and another practitioner and I were arrested and sent to a forced labor camp. Several other times, I was taken to a brainwashing facility. Whenever I was detained, I tried to recite the Fa and send righteous thoughts as much as I could. I tried to rectify myself and validate the Fa with my words and actions. Once, in a workshop attended by 300 people, including practitioners and police officers, I recited the Fa and no one spoke. The police just watched quietly. While I was reciting, I saw celestial maidens casting flowers about. It was magical!
We had a shortage of informational materials locally, so I wanted to learn how to make them. I asked other practitioners how much it would cost to set up a home-based operation. When I went home, I found that I only had 5000 yuan in my bank book. My family said, “How could you even learn to make materials? Don’t waste what little money you have!”
It was a difficult decision, and I had to start from scratch. With assistance from fellow practitioners, I was able to provide enough materials to meet the needs of various local areas. Despite the police harassment, with Master’s guidance and the support of my family and neighbors, my operation has been running smoothly for the past decade.
Coordinating Efforts to Help People Withdraw from the CCP
We coordinated our efforts to distribute materials about Falun Dafa. We sent mailings to the local police department, domestic security division, political and legal affairs committee, 610 Office, government departments and offices, education bureaus, schools, village and township administrations, and public security offices. We also participated in rescuing arrested practitioners in neighboring areas by mailing out letters to the responsible departments. Staff in the local domestic security divisions seemed to understand the truth. They were letting some arrested practitioners go recently.
We took a great quantity of the informational materials to neighboring townships to distribute. Once I gave my last copy of “Bring Jiang to Justice” to an old man. He was very happy and gestured for me to talk with him to a quiet place. I asked if he was a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He said that he was and that he had been waiting for us for several months to come help him quit the CCP. Once people understand the truth, they want to find a way to withdraw from the CCP.
This experience inspired me to encourage other practitioners to distribute materials wherever they could so that people could understand the importance of quitting the CCP. We cannot keep up with the demand for materials! I encourage those who accept our materials to share them so that more people can benefit. They often agree to and thank us.
While participating in this project with other Falun Dafa practitioners, I realized that I could be rather impatient and conceited. It was usually my way or the highway. I tended to think that I knew better than anyone and therefore failed to listen to what they had to say. I was very critical of others at home and out in public. I need to work on these shortcomings that are typical of someone brought up in the communist culture. I will do better to live up to Master’s merciful deliverance.