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A New Practitioner in Taiwan: "I Believed in Falun Dafa as Soon as I Read the Book Zhuan Falun"

July 16, 2021 |   By Minghui correspondent Cheng Yu-yan

(Minghui.org) Meng Shan does not watch news reports. However, she followed the news last year given her interest in the U.S. presidential election. She saw the news about Falun Gong practitioners’ efforts to end the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution and the CCP’s brutality. She thought that whatever the CCP banned must be good. So she browsed the Internet for Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa), and decided to step on the cultivation path. 

Knowing to Stay Away from the CCP for Safety Since Young

Meng Shan’s father was a soldier. After World War II, he moved to and settled in Taiwan with the Nationalist Government. After retiring, he decided to go into business. 

He often told his sons and daughters about the CCP’s crimes against the Chinese people. He spoke of using people as cannon fodder (soldiers regarded merely as material to be expended in war), forming People’s Communes to undermine the family system, conducting the Cultural Revolution to destroy traditions, forcing family members and friends to expose and criticize each other, forcing students to criticize teachers, undermining ethics, and so on. Meng Shan could not imagine what the true situation was like in mainland China. However, she felt it was safe to stay away from the CCP.

Believing in Karmic Retribution

After marriage, Meng Shan gave birth to two children. When her eldest daughter was eight months old, she suffered from cerebellar disorders. She went for medical treatment to many places but was unsuccessful. Meng Shan quit her job and took care of her daughter around the clock.

Her daughter is 21 years old, but her intelligence is less than that of a one-year-old. She is mentally and physically handicapped and suffers from many impairments concerning her voice and intelligence. She has chronic epilepsy and can walk with healthy limbs. She does not seem to have any physical or mental problems when one looks at her, but she cannot take care of herself. 

She needs help to brush her teeth, dress, and take a bath. She wears diapers, and her excrement fills the diapers, soiling her clothes, quilts, and bedsheets. She did not let anyone know when her diaper was dirty. 

Meng takes care of her daughter all year-round and had suffered in mind and body for many years. Meng sometimes thought of committing suicide with her daughter – to seek relief. However, fearing accumulating sinful karma, she did not commit suicide.

Meng learned from her mother-in-law to believe in religion, seeking spiritual guidance, and stress relief. Her sister took her to listen to explanations about the cause and effect of one’s actions in prior lives. Through a psychic intervention, Meng learned that she and her daughter were also mother and daughter three reincarnations ago. 

In that lifetime, Meng Shan spoiled her daughter, who became arrogant and developed an ego. Because of suspicion, her daughter grabbed her maid’s head and hit her against a pole. Her maid died. Therefore, in this lifetime, her daughter has brain injuries, epilepsy, and a severe lack of intelligence. 

After knowing this cause and effect, Meng hid a knot of resentment and complained that her daughter had created such heavy karma to torture her. At the same time, she was also alarmed to hear that the karmic retribution of wrong deeds is true. No matter how many lifetimes have passed, one has to pay off the karma. One should not commit any bad deed.

Reading the Book Zhuan Falun

In 2020, Meng browsed the Internet because of her concern about the coronavirus pandemic. By coincidence, she saw a video of a Falun Gong event protesting the persecution. One practitioner narrated his experience from practicing Falun Gong. When talking about his gratitude to Dafa and Master, he shed tears. 

Meng was very surprised and curious. She searched the Internet for Falun Gong's information. and read Zhuan Falun. Meng said, “Although I did not start practicing Dafa at that time, I felt that I was saved when I read Zhuan Falun!”

Meng Shan practices the fifth exercise, the sitting meditation.

Every Word Is a Treasure from Heaven

After listening to Meng Shan’s words, her husband was very supportive of her learning to practice Falun Gong. So she had her parents-in-law, who lived in the same building, take care of her daughter. From January 1 to 9, 2021, Meng Shan went to the practice site in the Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, to participate in the nine-day Falun Dafa class. 

Meng said, “I was very excited. Finding the Fa is rare. I arrived early every day. I concentrated on listening to Master’s video lectures. I was afraid that I would miss a word. My eyes were fixed on the video, and I didn’t even dare to blink.”

After finishing the nine-day class, she read the Dafa books whenever possible. Within about three months, she read more than 40 Dafa books. Meng Shan said, “Every word is a treasure, and every word is heaven’s secret. I really want to memorize every word and never forget it.” 

She participates in the group Fa-study every week and studies the Fa every day on her own. She assimilates to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Her resentment towards her daughter from the misery of more than 20 years gradually disappeared. She is grateful for these hardships and cherishes the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Although it has been only half a year since practicing Dafa, Meng Shan has benefited physically and mentally. Before practicing Dafa, Meng Shan accidentally injured the sciatic nerve due to an abortion and injection, which caused her left foot to atrophy and weaken, tinnitus, and even sudden deafness. The doctor said it was due to the aging of the ear. She recovered from her ailments that had troubled her for more than 10 years. She stopped taking medicine not long after practicing Dafa. Since June this year, her daughter has listened to audio recordings of Master’s teaching every day. She sleeps well. She will tell her mother when her diapers are wet and dirty. Her situation is improving.

Clarifying the Truth

Meng Shan’s sister-in-law and younger brother are married. Before practicing, Meng kept a distance from them and felt indifferent. After cultivating, Meng started to care for them, treat them well, and hoped that they stay safe. 

Every weekend, families, including her parents-in-law, aunts, and uncles gather in Meng Shan’s house to meet, eat and chat. Meng tells them about the beauty of Falun Dafa, its worldwide spread, and Dafa benefiting hundreds of millions of practitioners physically and mentally. 

Seeing Meng’s changes, being kind and warm to others, her aunt said to Meng, “Your change is so obvious.” Now her aunt also started to read Zhuan Falun. Meng presented small paper-folded lotus flowers with the words “Falun Dafa is good,” special issues clarifying the truth, and other informational materials.

Meng clarified the truth and talked about the CCP’s unprecedented persecution of Falun Gong, the CCP’s concocting the Tiananmen self-immolation incident to deceive the world, the Party’s harvesting of organs from live Falun Gong practitioners for profit, and God’s desire to destroy the CCP. 

In the beginning, her relatives and in-laws were not sure what to believe when Meng clarified the truth, especially her mother-in-law who was deeply misled by the CCP’s propaganda and often argued emotionally against Dafa. 

Meng showed truth-clarifying videos and news reports, including accusations by practitioners being persecuted, witnessing the atrocities committed by the CCP, and the investigation reports by experts. She kept clarifying the truth and changed their misunderstanding. They gradually understood the nature of the CCP. Her mother-in-law said: “It turns out that the CCP is evil!”


Falun Gong was first taught to the public in 1992. Nearly 100 million people across China were soon practicing Falun Gong after experiencing improvements in their health and character. Jiang Zemin, former head of the CCP, perceived the spiritual discipline's growing popularity as a threat to the CCP's atheistic ideology and issued an order to ban Falun Gong on July 20, 1999.

Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners due to the persecution over the past 22 years. The actual number is suspected 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 Gong.

Facing the brutal persecution, Falun Gong practitioners raise awareness of the persecution, and spread the preciousness of the spiritual practice. More and more people become to know the truth.