(Minghui.org) Because of Falun Gong practitioners’ sustained efforts to clarify the truth, more and more people around the world have learned the facts about Falun Gong, including people in China. When people understand the truth about Falun Gong, they often tell others what they know. The following are some of my personal experiences.
A Shop Assistant
During the Chinese New Year holidays, I took my elderly father to a sports shoe shop to get him a comfortable pair of shoes. It turned out that his feet were not the same size as each other. He tried several different brands, but we couldn’t decide which pair to buy.
The shop assistant was a young woman in her 20s. She was very patient and assisted us with a smile. There were not many customers in the shop and the atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly. She told us that she came from a mountainous region in the country, and it was not easy to try to make a living in the city.
Then we began to talk about Falun Gong. She told me that she knew Falun Gong was good and that one of her aunts was a practitioner. She told us that her aunt used to have many health problems and could not do much farm work. But after she started practicing Falun Gong, she became healthy again. She used to have a very bad temper and always argued over trivial things. But after she started practicing Falun Gong, she turned into a new person. She stopped arguing and was always in good spirits. The shop assistant also told me that many people in their village practiced Falun Gong and they were all very nice.
She went on, “My aunt told me to recite ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ She said that these words would keep me safe, so I often recite them and treat all my customers with kindness. Many people come back to shop in our store.” She said that made her feel happy and content.
She then told me that the “The Self-immolation on Tiananmen Square” was fake and we must not believe it.
“My aunt showed me a video that pointed out all the things that were wrong with what they showed on TV. She also helped me withdraw from the Young Pioneers I joined when I was little.”
I was so happy for her!
A Young Electric Appliance Technician
We bought a new electric appliance and arranged for it to be installed the next day. Three young men showed up, and one of them explained the key points to the other two. Clearly, he was training the two new hands.
When the two got to work on the installation, the young “master” had a bit of spare time, so we started to talk.
He lit up when we talked about Falun Gong. “My grand aunt practices Falun Gong!”
He told me that they came from the countryside in northeast China, and his aunt is still there, working in the fields.
“She has never been to school and only learned a few characters by attending a ‘literacy class’ for a few months,” he said.
“Because she didn’t pay much attention to her health when she was young—well, one couldn’t anyway when there was so much farm work to do—she was plagued with ailments as she got older and was very depressed.
“Later, when our family became a bit better off, she tried Western and Chinese medicine, and she also went to temples, begging for help, but nothing worked.
“Then someone introduced her to Falun Gong. After she practiced for just a little while, all her ailments disappeared completely. She is now able to do all kinds of household chores and even look after young kids, and she never complains of feeling tired.
“She listens to Master Li Hongzhi’s (Falun Gong’s founder) lectures every day, and even though it is not easy for her, she also reads the book Zhuan Falun and strives to improve her xinxing according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She also talks about the interrelationships of the universe, time-space, and the human body—very broad and insightful. She doesn’t sound like an almost illiterate old country woman anymore! She also gave me an amulet with the words ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ on it. She told me to keep it safe and with me all the time. Here it is,” he said as he proudly took it out to show everyone.
A Farewell Dinner Party
In big cities these days, when a company employee leaves his or her job, people often hold a farewell party of some sort. One of the veterans at our company, a woman in her prime, decided to throw a farewell dinner party as a gesture of her appreciation for the company and of everyone’s efforts. She was leaving the company as she had been granted a permanent visa to settle in a country in the West. Personnel in all related sections were invited to the big dinner party.
I took her home after the party, and on the way she said she noticed that I hadn’t had any alcohol. I told her that I practice Falun Gong and we tend to avoid drinking.
She complimented my performance at work, saying, “You’re very capable and no one could replace you. You’re very kind and always keen to help others. You have helped me a lot, too.”
She told me that she understood that Falun Gong practitioners have faith and that she had friends who practiced Falun Gong, even in the country she was immigrating to.
She said that even though the media was filled with slander about Falun Gong when Jiang Zemin (the former CCP leader) started to persecute it in 1999, her friends told her the facts about it, so she has always known that its practitioners are good people who follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
She also told me that, in a big city like ours, companies and their employees have close contacts overseas and many people have traveled far and wide, so the truth cannot be hidden. “Almost all my friends know that Falun Gong is good and they all believe that people should have the right to a belief. The CCP is pretty evil in the way it has slandered and defamed Falun Gong,” she said with a look of disgust.
“When I get to my new country, I would like to read the book Zhuan Falun and not be interfered with (by the persecution),” she said sincerely. “I hope you can reach consummation in cultivation soon!”
I was really surprised by what she said to me when we parted, as she sounded as if she were sending a heartfelt wish to a fellow practitioner!
Thanks to Falun Gong practitioners’ righteous thoughts and righteous actions, I think that many people have gained a righteous understanding of Falun Gong. I often hear people talking positively about Falun Gong, which touches my heart deeply and encourages me to talk more about Falun Gong to my relatives and friends. We must do even better in clarifying the truth and live up to the precious predestined relationships we have in this lifetime.
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