(Minghui.org) Our high school reunion was planned for October 1999. After having graduated more than 20 years prior, I thought it would be a good opportunity to go and clarify the truth to my former classmates. Alas, many people had been deceived by the Chinese Community Party’s (CCP) lies, and the misleading propaganda about Falun Dafa.
“All sentient beings are waiting to be saved, and I can tell you something certain. If Dafa disciples don't act to save them, those people, no matter in what corner of the world they may be, will have no hope unless you go to save them.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the NTDTV Meeting,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IX)
Not Hiding That One Practices Falun Dafa
At the reunion, I told the classmates at my table, “I practice Falun Dafa, a high-level cultivation way of the Buddha School. Although I have been practicing for less than a year, all my illnesses have disappeared, and I have benefited physically and mentally. In the past, I was very calculating when it came to the work assigned to me at the beginning of each semester. Since practicing Falun Dafa, I have accepted any class that the school leaders assigned to me, and I have no complaints at all. Parents and teachers all said that I have changed and become hardworking. Acquaintances around me have also seen me change.”
Some of my classmates believed what I said, while others had doubts. We met for another reunion in 2019, 20 years after the last time. It’s not easy to have a reunion, and I knew that I should not miss this opportunity to clarify the truth and help Master save people.
I met one of my classmates on my way to the meeting place. He said, “You look younger and prettier than the last time we met. You look great!” I told him that its because I practice Falun Dafa, and that I thank Master and Dafa for what I have been given.
I also told him what Master said,
“After a period of cultivation, our Falun Dafa students look quite different in appearance. Their skin becomes delicate and fair with rosy cheeks. For the elderly, there is a reduction in the number of wrinkles, even to the point of having very, very few left—this is quite a common phenomenon.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
My classmate nodded admiringly, saying, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
When the other classmates saw me at the reunion the next day, they all thought that I looked much younger and prettier. Two classmates who didn’t attend the last reunion asked me, “Why is it that you look so much younger than before?”
I replied, “40 years ago, I was only 19, but now I’m 59. As a Dafa practitioner, my beauty comes from the inside out. I have been cultivating Falun Dafa for 21 years, and I haven’t taken any medicine or gotten sick. Dafa changed me.”
I told my classmates more about Dafa and the persecution, and some of them quit the CCP and its youth organizations.
When we returned to the hotel in the evening, one classmate, who is a high school history teacher in a prestigious school, told me that a teacher she knew, who is also a Falun Dafa practitioner, was arrested and sentenced for distributing Dafa informational materials at their meeting.
I asked this classmate, “Do you know why she gave out the materials? Have you thought about it? She just wanted to tell people the truth about Falun Dafa, so they would not be deceived by the CCP’s lies. She risked her life to tell people the truth. She is a selfless cultivator. Such a person should be praised, but she was arrested instead. What’s wrong with this world? You should be clear on this issue when you teach your students history.”
I then told her about Dafa and why Jiang Zemin’s regime persecutes practitioners. I also told her about my own experience. I added, “I was also arrested and detained. But why don’t we give up cultivation? It is because Dafa teaches us to be good, which benefits us physically and mentally. We tell people the truth so they will not be deceived by the CCP’s lies, and so they can learn about the beauty of Dafa and be blessed. The CCP controls everything, including people’s thoughts and beliefs. They persecute practitioners, and force them to give up their faith and cultivation.”
My classmate understood, and wanted her and her family to quit the CCP using their real names.
Another classmate is a deputy county mayor. She followed me to the restroom and asked me to demonstrate the Falun Dafa exercises to her, as she knew Dafa was good but didn’t know how to do the exercises and cultivate.
“Just pause for a moment and consider the people in this world. Well, as gods, they knew long ago to what extent this Earth would be polluted, or damaged, by evil during the Fa-rectification period, and yet, with astounding courage, they went from being magnificent, holy, lofty and noble gods to jumping into this cesspool, this filthy world. Who previously would have dared to come? Didn’t they come out of faith that they would be saved once Dafa’s great spread began?! It was with that motivation, with such righteous thoughts, with such faith in Dafa—then as Dafa disciples, shouldn’t you save them? Besides, there are massive groups of beings behind them, all of whom are gods, and perhaps one day they will be part of the multitude of gods, or sentient beings, within the domain of your ultimate celestial rank.” (Fa Teaching at the 2013 Western U.S. Fa Conference)
I often met up with old classmates and acquaintances, and clarified the truth and told them about the wonders of Dafa.
One day, I had an appointment with an old classmate whom I hadn’t seen in 40 years, and I told her about Dafa and the persecution. She agreed that Falun Dafa was good. I helped her whole family quit the CCP. She told me that her father, who was a college professor, used to practice Dafa 20 years ago, but he gave up as he saw many college faculty members being arrested and persecuted. He has already passed away. She said that her father could be alive today if he hadn’t stopped practicing Dafa.
I told her to read the book Zhuan Falun, as it’s very precious. I also asked her to recite the auspicious phrases “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and she will be blessed. Thus, she does the sitting meditation exercise and recites the phrases.
She later told me that she was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis and cervical spine deformation some time ago. The doctor asked her to stay in the hospital for treatment, but she decided to go home instead.
When I met with her last week, she told me that reciting the phrases and doing the sitting meditation has helped her. I told her that Master is taking care of her.
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