(Minghui.org) I started to practice Falun Gong in 1996. At that time, I had many health problems, including a gastric ulcer, arthritis, heart disease, a herniated lumbar disc, and a neck problem. Besides frequent dizziness and insomnia, I was bedridden for six months. In severe pain 24 hours a day, I could hardly bear the suffering and sometimes thought of death.
My husband is a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) official. When I was in the depths of despair in 1996, a county leader in my province recommended Falun Gong to my husband and me. Hoping it might improve my health, I decided to give it a try.
Not long after that, my health improved dramatically. With all my ailments gone, I no longer needed someone to support me all the time. Instead, I was able to take care of the family. Not only that, I became more open-minded and happier.
I ended my long-term sick leave and returned to work. The Falun Gong teachings taught me how to be a good person and to work diligently. Management noticed, and all my coworkers knew it was Falun Gong that had saved me.
I also learned to stop taking advantage of the system for my own benefit. When I went out, I often walked or rode a bike instead of using my husband’s work vehicle. One time, my son gave me 1,000 yuan for taxis since he could easily get reimbursed by his workplace.
I told him, “I will not do that. I am a Falun Gong practitioner who follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
“I thought I was a good person,” my son said, “but it seems you are much better than me.”
Master Li (the founder of Falun Gong) said, “When one person obtains the Fa, the whole family will benefit.” (“Teaching the Fa and Answering Questions in Jinan,” Zhuan Falun Fajie) When they saw how much my health and character improved, both my mother and sister also began to practice. Other family members also supported me. My son was often sick since he was a child. After reading Falun Gong books, he became healthier and had a successful career and a happy family.
Telling People the Facts about the Practice
After the CCP began to slander and suppress Falun Gong in July 1999, I was very troubled and tried to find ways to explain to people what Falun Gong really was. I would like to share some of my experiences debunking the CCP’s slanderous propaganda.
Because of my husband, I often interact with government officials. Master said,
“And with those government officials in particular, don’t look at the person’s official position. Back when Master was disseminating this Dafa, I too only looked at the person and didn’t look at the person’s social status, didn’t look at the way any group is organized, and didn’t look at whether they had good jobs—I didn’t look at anything but the person’s mind. You shouldn’t regard him as some “high-level official,” for you are saving his life. That’s only a job at this place of ordinary people. Today they’re being allowed to do this, so they are officials, and tomorrow if they’re not allowed to do it then they will be nothing at all. So in offering people salvation and saving people, those things aren’t looked at.” (“Teachings Given on Lantern Festival Day, 2003”)
“Today’s people are really hard to save. [It seems as though] they will listen only if what you tell them is in line with their ideas, and they’ll listen only if you talk to them in a way that they like. In other words, if you want to save them, they have conditions for you to do so.” (“Teachings at the 2004 International Conference in New York”)
I was determined to make the best use of every opportunity to tell people about Falun Gong. I also helped them quit the CCP regime for a better future. At first, my husband was afraid of repercussions and tried to stop me. I didn’t argue with him and just clarified the truth when he was not around. Every time we ate with friends, I would talk to them and give them information about Falun Gong.
One department head was an honest person. When he and his wife visited us, I explained a bit about Falun Gong and why the CCP persecutes it. I also shared my own experience and gave them a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and other materials. They were touched. The husband said to me sincerely, “We believe everything you told us.” Both of them agreed to quit the CCP organizations. Later on, the man was promoted to a good position.
In today’s China, very few officials are not corrupt. I once heard that an official named Gang who worked in the law and justice system was scared because some of his coworkers had been investigated. I told him that Falun Gong teaches people to be good and it would help if he sincerely believed, “Falun Dafa (Falun Gong is also known as Falun Dafa) is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He agreed and, after watching the DVD about Falun Gong, he said, “Now I understand everything.” Then he, his wife, and their child all renounced their memberships in the CCP organizations.
In one county, an officer responsible for persecuting Falun Gong incurred consequences, and a lot of people heard about it. Not only that, any officer who was assigned to that county would encounter all kinds of trouble. After Gang was sent there, however, things went well and he was later promoted.
People often remarked on that coincidence. “The Party is doomed,” one of them said.
Not Missing Opportunities
“...with those people that you run into by chance, who you run into in daily life, and the people you run into at work, you should all clarify the truth to them. Even when in your daily life you pass by people so quickly that you don't have a chance to talk to them, you should still leave them with your compassion and kindness. Don't lose those who should be saved, especially those with predestined connections. (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference”, Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IV)
Once, a deputy governor and several officials came to my home. Because there were so many people, I did not have a chance to talk with them individually. I ended up giving two copies of The Ultimate Goal of Communism to Qiang, the head of a city department. I said that one was for him and the other was for the deputy governor.
When my husband saw what I was doing, he got upset and started to yell at me. Qiang stopped him, saying that he knew that what I was doing was to help others have a good future.
“I promise to give this book to the deputy governor,” Qiang added.
When I asked if he knew if the deputy governor had quit the CCP organizations, he said, “Not yet, but I will talk to him. We are good friends and I’m sure he will.”
Qiang was later promoted to a provincial-level officer.
One time when my husband was hospitalized, Xin, a department head, brought over a provincial-level official who was in town on a visit. I gave them three DVDs about Falun Gong. “Oh, I need to look into this [Falun Gong] and find out what it is,” said the out-of-town official as he accepted the materials.
“Do you have more?” Xin said. “I’m interested in them, too.”
After some time, I found Xin and gave him an MP3 player with many files about Falun Gong and traditional Chinese culture downloaded from the Minghui website. I also gave him another MP3 player with the same content for the provincial-level official. Later on, Xin told me that both of them had quit the CCP organizations online. The provincial-level official’s wife also visited me specifically to thank me for this.
A certain township chief was in poor health. After I told him about Falun Gong, he read the materials and kept in mind “Falun Dafa is good.” Soon afterward, he became healthier and was full of energy, almost like a new person. Many people in the township government knew he’d regained his health because he supported Falun Gong.
One day, several people came to my place to eat, including a city deputy Party secretary. I talked to him about Falun Gong and gave him several DVDs. Later on, he called me and said, “You know, the meal in your home was the best.” I knew he was talking about the materials and I was happy for him.
There are all kinds of people, and, as a practitioner, I know I should not have notions about anyone based on how they look. After all, we have to give everyone an opportunity.
When I heard that a deputy department head was severely ill, I asked someone to pass onto him how important it was to keep in mind “Falun Dafa is good,” “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I also gave that person a USB drive with Falun Gong information. After some time, the deputy department head recovered. When we met, he bowed deeply to me to thank me. I told him to thank Master Li, not me.
For people who visited me, I would follow up with them if I did not have chance to talk to them about Falun Gong during their visit. A department head had quit the CCP a long time ago, but his wife did not. Although I encouraged her to renounce her membership in the CCP, she wasn’t convinced. But she did accept the DVDs I gave her about Falun Gong. When the couple visited us later on, she quit the CCP organizations.
People can feel the positive energy of Falun Gong practitioners. The owner of a large business said he respected me because he’d learned from me how wonderful Falun Gong is. The son of a city deputy Party secretary said the same thing. I know the credit should go to Master Li and the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
I am not a talkative person. But when I talk with people about Falun Gong, words of wisdom just seem to pour out of me.
“You say that you have such great abilities and so on and so forth, but that was all bestowed upon you by the Fa! Actually, it wouldn’t work if you failed to attain that level of abilities. Fa-rectification required your wisdom to reach that point, so you definitely shouldn’t think that you’re so capable.” (“Teachings Given on Lantern Festival Day, 2003”)
“Your clarifying the truth inevitably initiates a sort of chain reaction. Once a person knows the truth, he realizes, "Oh, so that's how it is. Dafa is so great, after all!" Some people who've learned the truth may think about taking up cultivation, some may be quite sympathetic, and others might offer support in the form of concrete actions. These responses that came about through clarifying the truth spread from person to person, heart to heart.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IV)
I have seen this happen. Once time, people from my hometown were having a meal together. A department head in his 30s, Sheng, said some negative things about Falun Gong. Because there were lots of people there at the time, I did not say anything. But I did make a mental note of it.
Once, when passing a park, I saw posters displayed that slandered Falun Gong. I immediately went to Sheng. “You are very smart and capable, and people from our hometown are all proud of you,” I said. “But there is something you might not have had a chance to look into it.” I then explained Falun Gong to him and gave him some materials. He understood and removed the posters.
Later on, I was able to meet Sheng again and talked with him more. He also brought his wife to visit me. I showed them the software to circumvent the internet blockade along with the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. Both of them quit the CCP organizations, and he was also promoted later.
One time, I went to Sheng’s workplace looking for him. He had moved and his successor Hai talked with me. When I asked if he had heard about Falun Gong, he said he knew a little bit since Sheng had protected practitioners. I offered him some brochures but he was afraid and did not want to take them. Later on, he often visited me and we talked more. In the end, he completely understood how bad the CCP is. After severing ties with the Party, he was also promoted.
While I was mountain climbing with my husband and his friends, a county-level Party secretary and Political and Legal Affairs Committee (PLAC) chief was surprised that I was so fit. I shared my story as well as my miraculous recovery.
“Oh, I did not know that!” he said. “One time, a Falun Gong practitioner’s relative asked me to help the practitioner. Had I known this [about Falun Gong], I would have helped him.” We continued talking and I gave him a copy of the Nine Commentaries and other materials. He read them and showed them around. Both he and his driver quit the CCP organizations that day.
After a time, that official give me a list of over 10 people who had decided to renounce the CCP organizations. Apparently, he also talked with his family and friends about it, and they agreed to quit the Party as well.
Some people who knew the facts also helped practitioners. Once when I was visiting my hometown, I met a school principal. He was relatively young. When we talked about Falun Gong, he fully agreed with what I said. “About work, I will follow my uncle’s (my husband) advice, but when it comes to being a person, I will follow you and the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Trust me, I will make sure the teachers help these students become good kids.”
It was a remote mountainous area and not easy for me to distribute materials. This principal often gave me a ride in the evening to cover remote areas. His wife also helped me occasionally. When it was time for the large farmers’ market, he would take me there and wait nearby until I finished.
He also distributed materials himself. Once, I wanted to distribute some materials to students. “Please give them to me,” he said. “I know where to put them so that the students won’t miss them.”
The principal was also blessed for his good deeds and was promoted several times. Both his wife and son also quit the CCP organizations. Their son went to a good college and found a good job. I am so grateful to Master Li for opportunities to help these people.
As a CCP official, my husband was severely poisoned by the Party culture. Since a practitioner should cherish everyone, I know I should help him as best as I can. This includes taking good care of him as an everyday person, as well as clarifying the facts to help him understand Falun Gong and the importance of renouncing the Party.
My husband has changed a lot since then. One time he apologized to me, acknowleding that he had done lots of bad things and he owed me.
“It wasn’t totally your fault,” I said. “The CCP messes up everything. That is why we have to separate ourselves from the regime for a safe future.”
Besides quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations, my husband has also read Zhuan Falun, the main teachings of Falun Gong. Although not a practitioner yet, he knows deep down that Falun Gong is good.
“The continuing growth in the number of people quitting the Party is the process of the wicked Party crumbling. Before long, a phenomenon will appear in Chinese society: When a group of people are sitting in their office, or they are in their factory or a store, or they are sitting around a dinner table, or even as they are entertaining friends at home, their conversation will go something like: “Have you quit?” “Yeah, I quit a long time ago.” “Oh, why didn’t you tell me when you quit the Party?” Think about it, everyone, when Chinese society gets to this stage, will the wicked Party still exist? The bad people think that they will be fine since they have the supposedly powerful tools that go with dictatorship. The evil will continue to disintegrate imperceptibly, and the wicked Party will be helpless in the face of the people’s choice.” (“Teachings at the 2005 Conference in San Francisco”)
I hope this day will come soon and I am also grateful for Master’s compassionate salvation.
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