Australia: Clarifying the Truth about Dafa to the Public
(Minghui.org) Xiaoyu is a Falun Dafa practitioner in Canberra, Australia. When she was young, Xiaoyu came down with a heart disease, an inflamed gall bladder, and arthritis. She felt sick on cloudy or rainy days, and drinking cold water made her stomach hurt. The 30-year-old Xiaoyu looked 50.
In 2005, Xiaoyu started to practice Falun Dafa, restoring her to good health. She truly felt the happiness of being healthy, and she smiled again. By cultivating Dafa, her relationships with her family and colleagues at work environment have also improved.
Xiaoyu said, “This is a blessing that no money can buy. I really appreciate Master Li's help and cherish the opportunity to cultivate.”
Xiaoyu reading Zhuan Falun
Neighbors Witness the Power of Dafa
Xiaoyu's 80-year-old mother suffered a rectal prolapse in 2009. The doctor told them that she was too old to have surgery and would be bedridden.
Xiaoyu said to her mother, “Please just sincerely recite 'Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good' in your heart. You will get better soon.” Her mother, who had always been supportive of Falun Dafa, agreed.
The next day, Xiaoyu visited her mother. At the door, a neighbor said, “It’s amazing. Your mother was so sick. The doctors even refused to operate. But now she is fine.” Xiaoyu went in and saw her mother doing housework. Her mother smiled, “I am fully recovered.”
The neighbor witnessed the amazing power of Falun Dafa, and their entire family became very supportive.
Telling a Chinese Embassy Official about Falun Dafa
Xiaoyu moved to Australia about 10 years ago. She regularly goes to tourist destinations and the Chinese embassy to tell people the truth about Falun Dafa and how terrible the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is.
One day a young man who knew about the persecution of Falun Dafa asked Xiaoyu, “Jiang Zemin [the former head of the communist regime who launched and personally directed the persecution of Falun Dafa] stepped down a long time ago. Why do you still bring him up? Are you trying to make the Chinese lose face?”
Xiaoyu replied, “You are educated, and I can tell that you have your own ideas. My understanding of this is that traditional Chinese culture has been destroyed by the CCP. Very few Chinese nowadays value morality or believe in God. If a person does not have a belief, he will dare to do anything, however wrong it might be. And society just keeps going downhill. Isn't that terrible?
“You have read a lot and know a lot about history. There have been disasters in the past that destroyed everything. If you look at society today, doesn't it resemble those times in history that preceded disasters?” The young man agreed.
She went on, “You know, when a society's moral standards fall too low, the human race will be destroyed. It is just like when food gets rotten, it must be thrown away.” The young man agreed again.
“We live in such a dangerous time,” she said. “Shouldn't we do something to keep that from happening? Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa and teaches the universal law. Master Li Hongzhi shared his teaching with the world so that we could restore the moral standard and avoid disasters. This is a chance for everyone to choose their future. We Falun Dafa practitioners want everybody to have this chance and have a bright future.
“Jiang Zemin abused his political power and arranged the systematic persecution of Falun Dafa. Many families have been destroyed, and many lives have been lost. The Party even harvests organs from living practitioners for profit.
“The Party lies for its own ends, so many Chinese now have the wrong understanding of Falun Dafa. If they don't know the truth, what will they face? Practitioners tell people the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution. We don't want any reward. All we want is for everybody to be safe. Jiang Zemin persecutes Falun Dafa and tries to stop us from telling the truth. This is a great crime. He wants to wipe out Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.”
The young man said he had never heard about Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. After Xiaoyu explained it, he said, “Now I see that you are not doing this for yourselves.”
After he left, Xiaoyu was told that he was a Chinese embassy official. Xiaoyu was happy that this man had learned the truth.
A Lawyer Quits the Communist Party
Recently Xiaoyu ran into a Chinese lawyer who knew about the persecution but refused to quit the Party.
Xiaoyu asked him if he heard about Gao Zhisheng, a Chinese lawyer who has been persecuted for helping Falun Dafa practitioners. He said, “Of course, all the lawyers in my social circle have heard about it. We all respect him.”
“Lawyers uphold the law,” said Xiaoyu. “The persecution of Falun Dafa is not lawful. The Chinese regime tortures practitioners physically, spiritually, and financially. They even harvest organs from living practitioners for money. If we let it continue, how can China ever improve? We Chinese believe that everybody is responsible for our nation's fate. Although not everybody can behave like Gao Zhisheng, everybody can contribute. Protecting what is right is our responsibility. If we cannot wake others up, how can we wake ourselves up?”
The lawyer listened carefully. Xiaoyu said, “It is our predestined relationship to chat this long. Why don't you let me help you quit the Party? Gods are watching, and good people will benefit.” The lawyer thought for a moment and said, “Okay, I will quit.”
Xiaoyu told him, “When you return to China, I hope that you speak up for Falun Dafa practitioners. It is a great good deed. China needs more justice and needs more lawyers who will defend justice and human rights.” The lawyer said, “I will. Although I cannot compare myself with Gao Zhisheng, I will talk to my colleagues and people I know about Falun Dafa.” Xiaoyu thanked him.
A Bully Learns to Be Considerate
Looking back on her journey of cultivating Falun Dafa, Xiaoyu said Dafa has harmonized her family.
“I was a bully,” she said. “If there was a conflict and I was right, I would not let the other person get away with it. If I was wrong, I would find some excuse to defend myself. Now, I always consider others first. My entire family has become more harmonious.
“I lived with my kids and in-laws for a long time. We didn't have conflicts and always tried to help each other. The entire family supports me practicing Falun Dafa.
“No words can describe how much my family and I have benefited from Falun Dafa. I see the beauty and the amazing power of Dafa. After cultivating for so many years, I believe more and more in the existence of gods. Master Li helped me break through the atheism that the Communist Party instilled in me and let me witness the manifestation of the great Buddha Fa in the world.”