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Minghui Calendars: A Source of Inspiration (Part 1)

Oct. 10, 2021

(Minghui.org) The annual Minghui calendar is designed by Minghui.org website coordinators. Many people who receive these calendars feel that the pictures are beautiful, bright and inspiring.

The back of the calendar contains information and short stories taken from Minghui.org such as, “An Elder Shares Insights About Good Health” and “Suggestions for Happiness in Marriage and Family.” Many people feel that these stories are touching and insightful. 

After Minghui.org launched the annual calendar, Falun Dafa practitioners in China download and print it every year and distribute copies to the public. A special way to clarify the truth, the calendar is widely welcomed by people. The following are some inspirational stories about the calendar.

Distributing the Calendar After an Accident at Sea

At the end of 2019 in a fishing village in Liaoning Province, villagers gathered around Mr. Liu as he handed out the 2020 Minghui Calendar. As he distributed them he told villagers of his extraordinary experience in mid-December 2019. 

He and his wife had gone out in their boat to gather oysters and sea anemones. Because there was wind and high waves that day, they had a hard time controlling the boat. With each wave, the boat was tossed up and down.

After finally reaching their destination, they could not anchor the boat. The wind and the waves kept getting stronger. Just as he was trying to drop the anchor, Mr. Liu lost his balance and fell overboard along with the anchor. 

He shouted to his wife for help. His voice was overwhelmed by the sound of wind and waves and she could not hear him. Because he wore a thick cotton-padded coat which quickly absorbed water and weighed him down, he struggled to stay afloat. 

At that moment he recalled two phrases a Falun Dafa practitioner had told him to say when things seemed hopeless: “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He began shouting the two phrases. As he shouted, the boat somehow moved towards him. He managed to climb up and survived the accident. Mr. Liu said he wished to express his appreciation to Falun Dafa’s Master by distributing the calendar. 

Your Family Is Protected by Buddha 

In a small village in northern Nanpi County, Hebei Province, a practitioner gave a one-page calendar with information about Falun Dafa to his relative. The relative and her entire family know that Dafa is wrongly persecuted in China and have withdrawn their memberships in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its subsidiary organizations. The relative hung the calendar inside a room on the west side of her house.

The relative’s husband does construction work in another city. One day he fell from a five-meter-high scaffold and his safety helmet was crushed—but he was fine and without any injuries. His co-workers who witnessed the accident said that he had good fortune.

He returned home at the end of the year. His wife felt that since he survived such a big accident he should visit a fortune teller. The fortune teller said, “There is a Buddha in your west room. He is protecting your family.” 

His wife checked the west room. As soon as she saw the Minghui calendar she said, “Falun Dafa is truly marvelous!” She and her family now believe in Falun Dafa even more.

Judge Asks for Minghui Calendars

In 2016 I gave a judge a Minghui calendar. At the end of 2016 the judge said he really liked the calendar and asked when the one for 2017 would be available. Before the New Year in January 2017, I gave him the new calendar. 

The judge said happily, “I don’t give it to anyone else. I keep it and put it in my home. After you gave me one last year I put it inside my home. Everything went smoothly all year. From now on, please give me a calendar every year.”

After this judge understood that Falun Dafa teaches people to be good, he withdrew his membership in the CCP organizations. I am happy that he made a wise choice.

(To be continued)

Background: What Is Falun Dafa?

Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people who have embraced the teachings—which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance—and learned the five exercises have experienced improved health and well-being.

Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline’s growing popularity as a threat to the CCP’s atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, issued an order to ban the practice.

Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 22 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. More have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.

There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply the organ transplant industry.

Under Jiang’s personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organization with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.