[Selected Submission] A Young Dafa Disciple Validates the Fa
(Minghui.org) I was born into a family of Dafa disciples during the Fa-rectification period. Mom told me that Dad had a serious disease before they were married, one that hospitals could not cure. After he started to practice Falun Dafa, his disease was cured. Because he persists in practicing Falun Dafa, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) sent him to brainwashing centers, detention centers, and forced labor camps several times. Dad really loves me and cares about me. He taught me to say “Falun Dafa Hao” [“Falun Dafa is good”], and showed me Shen Yun DVDs. He also taught me to sing the songs written by Dafa disciples. I learned from him how to sit in the lotus position and send forth righteous thoughts. Whenever he is free, he takes me out to have fun. I really love my Dad.
One night not long after my third birthday, a dozen plainclothes police aggressively broke into our house. Right before my eyes, they shoved Dad down to the sofa and handcuffed him. I was very scared and cried loudly. The police ransacked our home. I angrily shouted at them, “Bad people! You are all bad people!” None of them said anything.
Dad was arrested again. I was so frightened that I developed a fever. I often had nightmares, and woke up in the middle of sleep calling out, “Dad, where are you?” I missed him so much and cried. I resumed going to kindergarten after I recovered from the fever, but I was still very scared and cried every day. I missed Dad very much, and feared that mom would also be taken away by those bad people. When we were learning the lesson “My Warm Home, My Mom and Dad,” I couldn't help it and cried out to the kindergarten teacher, “My Dad was taken away by the police. Teacher, please help me find my Dad.” Later, mom came to tell the kindergarten principal, the teachers, and other parents about what happened to our family and the truth about Falun Gong. She said, “If his Dad had been arrested because of stealing, murder, or arson, we would certainly be ashamed. But, the fact is, he has never broken the law or done any bad things. He practices Falun Gong because the hospital failed to cure his disease. Falun Gong has saved him. If I move with my child to Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Macao, our family will be protected. Practicing Falun Gong is legal. How would you explain my husband's arrest?” After hearing this, everyone became very sympathetic towards me. The teacher cared about me very much. Our neighbors sent me toys and tasty snacks as Chinese New Year gifts. They said, “You are good people. If I hadn't witnessed this with my own eyes, I wouldn't believe that such things are really happening.”
When I thought about Dad, Mom showed me his photo, and read Zhuan Falun to me. When Mom reads Zhuan Falun, I can see Falun rotating. When I was in kindergarten, I could also see Falun playing with me. Every day, Mom and I say, “Falun Dafa Hao! Zhen-Shan-Ren Hao!” [Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”] When I read about the Hidden Words Stone, I understood that it's dangerous to wear the CCP's red scarf. The red scarf is stained with people's blood.
I really like to watch the video Please Tell Me, Tiananmen Square. When I saw so many Dafa disciples, including Western Dafa disciples, practicing the exercises and holding a “Falun Dafa Hao” banner on Tiananmen Square, I said “Mom, you can also go buy a banner like that. We can hold it, too.” Mom smiled and said, “That is handmade by Dafa disciples themselves. They are not sold in stores.” She took my hand and wrote “Falun Dafa Hao” on a piece of paper. I held the paper out like they did in the video. I said to Mom, “After I grow up, I will also practice Falun Gong.” And she said, “You are already Master's young disciple.” She reads Hong Yin to me. Sometimes when she can't recite some poems in it, I help her.
Whenever I see police cars on the street, I say “Mie” [eliminate], to eliminate the evil behind them. Every week when they stand and hang the CCP's flag in the kindergarten, I send forth righteous thoughts. I never participate in singing the CCP's red songs in kindergarten. One day, I was beaten by a boy in my class and he scratched my face. The teacher said to my mom, “Today a boy in the class beat your son. I saw the fight and your son didn't fight back.” I pulled Mom out of the classroom and quietly told her, “While he was beating me, I was thinking that one should not fight back when being punched or insulted. So I watched him beating me.” She said, “You did very well. Mom is happy for you. Did it hurt when he beat you?” I said, “It didn't hurt at all. It felt like he was hitting something soft.” She told me that Master must have endured the beating for me. I said to Mom, “Hurry and tell the teachers and neighbors that Falun Dafa is good.”
Now I'm no longer afraid and I do not cry any more. I can even be happy every day. Everyone likes me. The teacher said that I perform very well in every aspect at school and I am the only one in the class that can recite the lessons in the textbook. I study very diligently and I'm polite. I never punch or insult people. I can sing and dance, and usually win awards. Mom said that all these achievements are the benefits I obtained through practicing Falun Dafa.
Mom and I went to the detention center and jail to visit Dad. She told Dad and all the other detained practitioners that they would come back home soon. She also reminded them that Master said in the Fa teachings that he would return to China in springtime. When that time comes, I will see my Master and watch my favorite performance – Shen Yun. All young people around the world, please remember, “Falun Dafa Hao. Zhen-Shan-Ren Hao.”
Thank you Master! Thank you fellow practitioners!
From the Call for Submissions to Commemorate the Twentieth Anniversary of Falun Dafa's Introduction