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The Positive Impact of Dafa Disciples' Compassion

May 7, 2021 |   By a Dafa practitioner in China

(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in October 1995 and changed from being a selfish person to someone who consciously accords with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

During the 21 years of persecution of Falun Dafa, I was illegally expelled from public office by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and lost my senior management job twice [in Beijing and Shanghai]. 

In the four provinces/cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, and my hometown province, I was illegally detained 29 times, and have encountered torture such as having my fingers pierced with a needle, forced (nasal) feedings, drug injections, burning my skin with a cigarette, handcuffing, electric shock, and ammonia inhalation. 

Even though I faced such cruel persecution, the universal values of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are rooted in every cell deep in my soul like seeds. No external force can prevent me from assimilating to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance!

A Dafa Disciple's Compassion 

In 2018, a fellow practitioner was illegally detained. The police undertaking the case insisted on severely persecuting him. 

Considering that the practitioner did a lot of good deeds for his hometown, we wanted to ask villagers to sign a petition for rescuing him. I went to his hometown with his wife and another practitioner and asked his relatives, friends, and neighbors to sign the petition. 

During the visit, I was deeply touched by the kindness of the practitioner. Whenever I bought up this practitioner's experience of being persecuted, residents from all walks of life were willing to have their fingerprints taken to confirm that the persecuted practitioner is a good person and demand his acquittal and release.

During the visit, I learned that the persecuted practitioner was born in a poor family and went to work at a very young age. Because of his diligence and hard work, he gradually became wealthy. 

However, he developed many bad habits and ended up divorced, and his health broke down. When he was in despair, someone introduced him to Falun Dafa. Afterward, he became kind and open-minded. 

He donated a 300,000 yuan lump sum to reinforce and repair roads in his hometown. Every time when the practitioner returned home, he would visit the elderly in the village, and give out money (in customary red envelopes) and other gifts. 

When the village committee had no funds and asked him for help, he generously donated three thousand to five thousand yuan every time. So the committee did not hesitate to issue a certificate in support of the persecuted practitioner. 

The certificate was to prove the contribution that he made to his hometown, and the help he offered to the village committee. In just one day, we collected signatures of more than 100 people from two villages. 

Kindness is a passport, and the public's opinion is fair. These signatures and fingerprints of the villagers are priceless, selfless, and show fearless support. 

In March 2019, I was illegally arrested by the police in retaliation for helping the persecuted practitioner obtain petition signatures. I then started a hunger strike in the detention center to resist the persecution. 

Offering Help When Needed

On the sixth day of the hunger strike, the doctor and the officers at the detention center took me to the hospital, which belongs to the police department, for a physical exam. On the way out, an officer told me privately that a Falun Dafa practitioner who was just released did very well and moved every officer in the detention center.

It turned out there was a suspect for drug trafficking in the cell where this practitioner was detained. The suspect was a disabled man who had lost his arms, and there were many challenges for him. 

He had difficulty eating, bathing, and doing other things. After the suspect was transferred to the practitioner's cell, the practitioner took care of him and helped him with bathing and feeding every day. 

The officers in the detention center and the suspect praised him. When the officer told me about that practitioner's deeds, his eyes were full of admiration.

Doing the Three Withdrawals 

After I was persecuted in March 2019, I was detained in a hospital that belongs to the police department due to another hunger strike. I was tied to a death bed for three days and three nights. 

After a symbolic intake of intravenous food, I was released and given the right to wash and use the toilet. At that time, there were nine patients in custody in this ward. 

Two days after I moved in, a drug trafficking suspect was also tied up on a death bed. He went on a hunger strike to protest because his wife was arrested just for being with him.

The officer handling the case finally compromised and promised to release his wife, so he stopped the hunger strike. Because his bed was next to mine, I found opportunities to tell him the truth about the persecution of Falun Dafa, as well as how the CCP stole our country and deceived the world. 

I told him how important it was to quit the CCP's organizations. He believed what I said and did not hesitate to quit the Youth League and the Young Pioneers. I also taught him to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” every day. 

After I was detained for 10 days, I stopped taking fluids, and the hospital started using nasal feeding on me again. Due to the length of my hunger strike, I experienced symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, and was extremely weak. 

So I was released unconditionally due to “insufficient evidence” in less than a month. When I said goodbye to my cellmates and slowly walked out of the ward, the inmate who accepted the truth about the persecution suddenly stood on the bed and tearfully said goodbye and bowed to me with his two hands pressed together. 

In 2019, my wife's 84-year-old mother was seriously ill. Her symptoms were low appetite and a lack of energy; she laid in bed all day. All her children came home to visit her. My wife and I also went. 

I told her the truth about Falun Dafa and the CCP's persecution and encouraged her to recite the two phrases: “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” 

My wife's second elder sister also arrived. When she was young, she was the CCP branch secretary in her village. She had always resisted quitting the CCP. This time, however, she saw I was doing my best to help my mother-in-law and was moved and said: “You are such a good and kind-hearted person. I believe what you say, and I quit the Communist Party!” 

I said, “Cultivating Dafa made me a good person!” In this way, a very stubborn CCP member withdrew from it.

My mother-in-law persistently recited the two phrases every day, and her health gradually became better and better. Under the radiance of the Buddha Fa, she has been in good health. Thank you, Master Li Hongzhi (Dafa's founder), for your salvation! 

In April 2019, after I was acquitted, the persecution against me was not lifted but carried out in a more secretive way. In the process of contacting these persecutors, I tried my best to show the beauty of Dafa and tell them the truth whenever I had an opportunity.

When they rode with me in my car to my workplace, I played Master's Fa teachings for them. I also bought water and food for them when they followed me to work. 

On weekends, I went out for my personal errands, and they also followed me. At mealtimes, I bought them food. 

It was precisely these acts of kindness that had gradually changed them from their initial attitude of resistance and hatred towards Dafa to one of admiration. 

When they received an order from their management, they continued to help me within their responsibilities. During the process, an officer withdrew from the Young Pioneers organization.