(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners hang banners that say “Falun Dafa is good,” distribute materials about the persecution, and use many other methods to help people see the truth of the situation.
One of these other methods is to print messages about Falun Dafa on paper currency.
The use of such currency can be traced back many years, all the way to when the Party's slanderous propaganda about Falun Dafa first blanketed China. Many people in China learned the truth about Falun Dafa by receiving money with these Falun Dafa messages printed, or even handwritten on it.
Such messages can be stamped, handwritten, or printed on the bills. The messages convey the goodness of Falun Dafa and urge people to quit the Party and its affiliates.
Today, it is very common to run into such bills in China. People used to be curious and puzzled, but now they believe that such currency circulates messages that are important to them personally. Many believe that they are destined to receive these messages and that they will result in a good future.
Such currency was once known as “currency with words.” But now, it is referred to as “currency with the truth.”
The fact that these bills evolved from labeled “currency with words” to “currency with the truth” is the result of the hard work of practitioners and their desire for people to learn the facts about the beauty of Falun Dafa and the horrors of the persecution.
People's reactions differed when these bills first appeared in public. Some were surprised, some dubious, and some unsure, while some simply would not accept them. Some believed that this money brought them good fortune and valued it as a symbol of good fortune.
Vendors began to use them after practitioners explained the facts about the practice and the benefits one would gain from using such currency. Some businesspeople used thousands of bills with the facts printed on them and others collected them. This could never have been possible unless they genuinely understood Falun Dafa.
I used these bills for the first time in 2006. I wrote “Falun Dafa is good” on one and put it among other bills to pay for my purchase in a hardware shop. The shop owner saw the words and was astonished and curious.
“I've got something strange here,” he said. “It is very rare.” He asked if he could actually use it.
“It's authentic, no problem,” I said. “You will get more and more bills like this. Just use them. The messages are good for people and beneficial to your business, so don't worry. Some people might want them, but they have to wait before they get lucky.”
As I left the shop, I heard him say to a customer, “Let me show you a new kind of currency. I am certain you have never seen anything like it before.”
As I was buying vegetables in a market, I saw a man sorting his bills beside his booth. I asked him what he was reading so attentively. He smiled and read me the text on the bills. “Do you know what this is?” he asked. “It is called 'currency with the truth!'
“Falun Dafa practitioners use it to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa,” he added. “They tell people to quit the CCP. I have seen other bills with the message 'Falun Dafa is good.' Some have a message about the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, the truth about the 'self-immolation' on Tiananmen Square, and about the CCP's organ harvesting from live practitioners. I have gotten them before. The CCP is truly bad.”
I asked him if he had quit the CCP and its affiliates. He said, “I did. I first wrote my statement that I quit the CCP on a bill and made a purchase with it. A Falun Dafa practitioner later recorded my withdrawal.”
I met an older man from another province last spring and asked him if he was a CCP member.
“I was,” he said, “but I did not register my CCP membership when I moved here. I believe in the divine and not the CCP.”
“I have written 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good' on bills and spent them. And I am glad to have such currency in my pocket. It truly makes me worry-proof.”
Many people have told me how they heard about the quit the CCP movement from such currency. Their feedback is an indication the truth has become quite popular.
I have received and paid with such currency over the past few years. The messages are readable even though the bills show extensive use. I have used them as an introduction to Falun Dafa, especially when it comes to people that are worried about possessing such bills.
When the text has faded, I re-highlight the messages. I always keep the thought, “May everyone who receives this currency value it and circulate it. May everyone understand Falun Dafa to be saved and blessed. ”
These bills, small as they are, can circulate without much problem. Everyone needs and values money, so people will not destroy them. It has become a unique medium to circulate factual information about Falun Dafa.
As more and more people have become aware of Falun Dafa and the persecution, this method of clarifying the truth has evolved and connected with people's hearts.