Stories of People in China Who Came to Support Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) As practitioners of Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) work to raise awareness of the persecution in China over the past 17 years, people from all walks of life have come to understand the spiritual discipline and are telling their friends and family about it.
Many of them have not only quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its subordinate organizations but also given their support for practitioners’ efforts to bring former Party leader Jiang Zemin to justice.
Some law enforcement personnel have also reduced or completely stopped their participation in the persecution.
Below are several short stories as recounted by Falun Gong practitioners in their conversations with the public.
Sewage Worker Offers to Contribute to Prosecution of Jiang Zemin
I was on my way to the riverbank one morning when my electric bike got stuck in the sandy road. There were three workers nearby repairing the sewage lines. One of them in his sixties came over and helped me.
I said to him, “Thank you so much for helping me! In return, let me tell you about something that concerns your life.”
“In my entire life, I've always lent a helping hand when others are in trouble!” he replied.
“If that's the case, you have every right to know what I'm going to tell you. Have you heard of 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good' and 'Falun Dafa is good?” I asked.
He shook his head.
I continued, “'Truthfulness' means that you have be to truthful in your words; 'Compassion' means treating everyone well; 'Forbearance' means that you must tolerate others when others treat you badly. Anyone who remembers these words will be blessed.”
I told him a few examples of people in our local area who have been blessed by these magic words; some had their illnesses mysteriously vanish, while others found financial windfalls.
Next, I told him how people practice Falun Gong in more than 100 countries and regions and how only the Chinese government does not allow the practice. I also told him how many Falun Gong practitioners and their families have filed lawsuits against Jiang Zemin, the former Communist Party leader who initiated the persecution campaign.
When the man heard this, he said, “I'll smoke fewer packs of cigarettes if you need money to file the lawsuit against him. That man has done too many bad things!”
I thanked him and told him that no money is required. I continued to tell him about the three withdrawals, and he and his colleagues agreed to quit the Party.
I gave them some Falun Gong materials.
They accepted them and said, “We'll tell our friends and family and give them a good future, too!”
Party Secretary: Who would want to be associated with the Party?
A CCP secretary in my workplace used an alias to quit her Party membership. She said that the Party is corrupt from the inside out and asked, “Who would want to be associated with them?”
She also said that it has become a “pocket party.”
When I asked her what a “pocket party” was, she explained, “The higher authorities gave every Party member a lapel pin for them to put on. No one did. Instead, everyone put it into their pocket.”
Police Officer: “They got their retribution while I am blessed!”
I was explaining Falun Gong to a man who turned out to be a police officer.
He told me that their superiors give them many benefits (including 5,000 yuan in cash) if they found or arrested a Falun Gong practitioner who is distributing materials. He also said that because of this, many of his colleagues are putting more of their effort into stalking practitioners.
This man told me that his colleagues arrested one practitioner the previous day but let the practitioner off, as he explained the facts very well. On the same day, another practitioner was arrested and is still detained.
However, he said that he did not follow his colleagues to arrest the practitioners. He already knew that Falun Gong is good because his aunts practice it and their illnesses were cured. Instead, he said that he wants to treat practitioners well.
According to him, a few days ago, three of his colleagues went drinking and invited him along, but he could not make it. He later learned that his colleagues' car overturned and they almost died.
“They got their retribution while I am blessed,” he said.
Director of Police Station: “Falun Gong are good people”
I was talking to people about Falun Gong at a market when I was reported by someone and arrested.
At the police station, the director asked, “What's wrong?”
The plainclothes officer who arrested me said, “He practices Falun Gong and told people in the market that Falun Gong is good.”
When the director heard this, he said, “Those who practice Falun Gong follow 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance' and are good people.”
The director turned around and told me, “You can leave.”
Pre-Trial Officer: “You must be my witness when Judgment Day is here!”
I was arrested, and the arrest was soon approved. Before the case was transferred to the procuratorate, the pre-trial officer requested to meet me.
During the meeting, the officer said to me, “The case will be sent to the procuratorate. This is the last time that we will meet.”
He continued, “Your family has written in to our superiors, and they aren't happy with us. By the way, all Falun Gong cases in this area were previously handled by me.”
I responded, “If that's the case, you must have a lot of karma.”
The officer replied, “My attitude towards Falun Gong is changing. Don't you think I'm treating you very well?”
“You have to do the three withdrawals,” I said. “There are surveillance cameras around. Nod your head to agree that you want to quit.”
The officer nodded his head and said, “You must be my witness when Judgment Day is here!”
Watermelon Vendor Persuaded Me to Believe “Falun Dafa is Good”
I was out on a Sunday afternoon and saw a man in his forties selling watermelons.
I went over and asked for the price. He replied “One yuan.”
I was puzzled that the price had increased and asked him.
He said, “Haven't you watched the news? Hail came to my area twice, and the watermelons were destroyed.”
“Why do you still have watermelons?” I asked.
His reply was simple, “I grew them.”
Puzzled, I asked, “Why weren't yours destroyed?”
“Let me tell you the story.”
He told me that it has been many years since his area got huge hailstones like this. When the hail was over, he saw that no hailstones had fallen into his plot of land. This became news in his area.
Some people came to ask him, “What good deeds have you done? Why weren't your watermelons crushed by the hailstones? This is so amazing!”
A few days later, the hailstones came again, and none of it fell into his land. Everyone was surprised.
He told the villagers that it was because he believes that Falun Dafa is good. Although he did not practice Dafa, there are many Dafa materials in his house, and his family has all read them.
A few elderly women who practice Falun Dafa often send the materials to his house. He believes that they are good people and what they say is true.
He used to be a Communist Party member but has withdrawn his membership. His family has also quit its subordinate organizations.
He said, “People said, 'Believe Dafa is good and you will be blessed.' Look at me now. Am I not blessed?”
He asked me, “You believe in Falun Dafa too? That's great! You need to do the three withdrawals, too!”
I said, “I practice Falun Gong and wanted to explain the facts to you. Instead, you told me about them.”
Both of us laughed.