(Minghui.org) Before settling in South Australia, Ms. Zhang, a Falun Gong practitioner, and her husband operated a family materials production site in mainland China for more than ten years. They have gone through a difficult and stormy journey under the evil persecution in order to clarify the truth about Falun Gong to the local people and dispel the lies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

For 22 years, Falun Gong practitioners have been peacefully resisting the CCP’s persecution. Looking back at the operation of the family materials production site, which is also called “a small flower” by mainland practitioners, Ms. Zhang said emotionally, “I am very grateful for the dedication of my fellow practitioners at the Minghui website. Minghui is our treasure house, and an indispensable part of the cultivation and anti-persecution efforts of mainland practitioners.”

From Handwritten Truth-clarifying Letters to Operating a Family Materials Production Site

Ms. Zhang said, “When the persecution started on July 20, 1999, we as a couple took every opportunity to tell our friends, relatives and colleagues that Falun Gong is a highly virtuous, great way for eliminating illness and teaching people to be good. There was one time when the police found a fellow practitioner calling our house. They asked our family member, who is also a practitioner, to go the Domestic Security Office for interrogation. When he got there, he wasn’t afraid or resentful; he just wanted the police to know the truth. As soon as he had a chance to speak, he talked about the positive physical and mental changes he and other practitioners had experienced after taking up cultivation, and how Master Li (the founder of Falun Gong) had taught practitioners to be good people. The police officers were touched and some of them expressed their understanding and empathy in their remarks.”

“With the lies of the Chinese Communist Party slandering and defaming Dafa all over the world, we realize that it is Dafa disciples’ responsibility to clarify the truth. We started by hand-writing letters to clarify the truth; we later used our personal computer and then bought an inkjet printer and began to produce truth-clarification materials. Before we left China, with Master’s protection, our materials site had been running for more than ten years,” Ms. Zhang said.

Cultivating Ourselves Well with Righteous Thoughts and Actions

The safety of the material site is a matter of being responsible to ourselves, to fellow practitioners, and to sentient beings. Ms. Zhang said, “My family and I insist on studying the Fa and doing the exercises every day and keeping strong righteous thoughts before and while doing specific things.”

So how can the materials site, which has been the main target of persecution by police, be operated in a stable manner? Ms. Zhang said, “We insisted on a few things: First, we downloaded truth-clarification materials from the Minghui website – for the materials exposing the local evil persecution, we waited until Minghui published them before we produced them. Second, we operated independently and did not have the attachment of relying on technical-minded practitioners. We coordinated big projects as one body. Third, we maintained a single line of contact. Fourth, we produced materials as needed, with no large accumulations. Fifth, we never brought a cell phone when going out to deliver the materials or going to Fa-study. When talking about sensitive things at home, we unplugged the landline and put away the cell phone properly.”

So where did the money for the materials site come from? Ms. Zhang said, “All the money came from our family savings. Sometimes fellow practitioners brought over a few hundred yuan to be used for materials, but we asked them to take the money back. We also used the template published by Minghui to make truth-clarification money notes. We have been very strict with ourselves on the issue of money.”

When she found that things were not going well, for example, when her mind was unstable or when she was afraid, Ms. Zhang said, “The only way to break down the interference is to stop doing things for a while, study lots of Fa, and strengthen sending forth righteous thoughts.”

The Minghui Website Is a Treasure House for Dafa Disciples

Ms. Zhang said, “The truth-clarification materials on the Minghui website are concise, clean, and accurate, with no extra words or phrases. The editorial team’s dedication to saving people and considering mainland fellow practitioners is very touching and has benefited us greatly. I would like to take this opportunity to express my respect and gratitude to our fellow Minghui practitioners for their silent dedication, tolerance, understanding, responsibility and support for mainland practitioners for more than 20 years.”

She added, “Whenever I think of the role of Minghui, no words can express my gratitude to Master and to Minghui: Master’s publication of new scriptures on Minghui; the safe and secure contact provided by the Minghui internal mailboxes; the publication of articles sharing from the Fa perspective; the timely halting of evil enlightenment and other acts that disrupt the Fa; a large number of strictly-checked truth-clarification materials, manuals on how to safely build a material center, large amount of tutorials related to clarifying the truth on mobile phones, technical materials, etc… We cherish every report on overseas fellow practitioners’ activities. They add to our righteous thoughts. Fellow practitioners said that the Minghui website is a treasure house for us. It is an indispensable part of the cultivation life of mainland practitioners.”

Saving People with Our Hearts, Truth Is the Guiding Light

Every truth-clarification flyer can be the first opportunity for sentient beings to learn the facts about Dafa and thus be saved. Ms. Zhang said, “In the early days, in order to give the sentient beings more important information, we sometimes selected parts of each of the two Minghui truth-clarification flyers and arranged them into a new one. Later, we printed off almost all of the Minghui truth-clarification pamphlets, Minghui Weekly, and then chose the contents for different readers. When going to rural areas to distribute them, we often use pamphlets such as 'Heavenly Blessings.' There were also local weekly newspapers with local persecution cases which were very useful in exposing the persecution and deterring the evil. We cherished all of these materials and kept a copy of each issue. From time to time, we selected targeted articles from Minghui Weekly or download Minghui broadcasts for fellow practitioners who were unable to log on to Minghui.”

Ms. Zhang and her family members also produced a large number of small CDs, especially the video analysis “False Fire,” which exposed the Tiananmen Square self-immolation hoax, Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, and small CDs on breaking through the Great Firewall. They also cooperated with other practitioners, such as producing Dafa books, the Nine Commentaries, DVDs of “Journey in Wind and Rain,” “We Tell the Future,” and Shen Yun. They printed stickers from Minghui such as “Celebrating Falun Dafa Day” and “Falun Dafa spreading around the world,” and sent greetings to Master through Minghui on important holidays.

During the first few years of Shen Yun’s global tour, they downloaded Shen Yun posters from Minghui. Some posters were kept up for a long time outside store windows. Ms. Zhang said, “As we spread the Shen Yun DVDs, many people said that Shen Yun was so beautiful! Fellow practitioners felt that Shen Yun was so precious that each year all the Shen Yun DVDs were delivered face-to-face to sentient beings.” After watching a Shen Yun DVD, one person was amazed to find that the favorite singer from her youth, Guan Guimin, is still active on the Shen Yun stage and is singing better than ever! After learning the facts about Falun Gong, she took up the practice and became a practitioner.

The small CDs on breaking through the firewall were also very popular. Ms. Zhang said, “An old classmate asked my family of practitioners to ‘check his computer (problem)’ every time he called, meaning to help him upgrade to the new version of Freegate. During the New Year holidays, we downloaded the 'fortune' templates from Minghui and cut them into small, delicate 'fortune' bags with small CDs inside and gift wrap on the outside. They were pleasing to the eye and easily accepted by people. A friend who worked for the government said that people from the Political and Legal Affairs Committee were also breaking through the firewall, while colleagues at his friend’s workplace openly shared the information they saw.”

Money notes with truth-clarification phrases on them, often referred to as “truth bills,” are the most widely spread flyers. Ms. Zhang said, “The production of truth bills was relatively tedious, and the collected bills had a bad smell. We had to soak them in detergent and gently brush them clean with a toothbrush, and then laid them on the floor to dry, and finally ironed them flat. Eventually the print-out effect was good and clean with fast circulation. As the demand increased, there would be one hundred bills of one hundred yuan. Some money brought by fellow practitioners was not selected, and the worn out ones had to be removed. Seeing so many bills that needed to be cleaned, I sometimes felt it was way too difficult.”

The process of operating “the small flower” of the family materials site is also a process of self-refinement for practitioners. Ms. Zhang said, “Through this process, I’ve been able to get rid of lots of attachments including fear, impatience, and disliking dirt and suffering, etc. I incorporated using the truth bills into my daily life, and I used them every day for groceries and other shopping.”

Ms. Zhang shared a few stories, “A woman in a village took a truth bill with the words ‘Sincerely recite Falun Dafa is good, and when disaster comes, your life will be saved.’ She asked for more. She said, ‘I keep it in my wallet as a keepsake and recite it when I have time. I feel very comfortable and have peace of mind. I want to give some to my family members and relatives.’ There was another vegetable farmer. After clarifying the truth to him several times, we had a good rapport. He asked for all the truth bills when he sold vegetables. He also exchanged the truth bills with me, saying, ‘The content printed on the money really makes sense. I will not refuse the money, instead I spend this money so that other people also get to know the truth. Later I figured out that because of using this kind of money, my business turned out to be good. I sold the vegetables very fast, and I could go home before noon.’ I told him that this was a blessing for you since you understand the truth and support Falun Gong.”


Since July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party has been persecuting Falun Gong in a frenzied manner. They utilize all the state’s propaganda tools, creating rumors and distorting the truth to slander Falun Gong deliberately, poisoning the entire population of the country. In order to clarify the truth and let the world’s people understand the truth of the persecution, Dafa disciples use truth-clarification materials to tell the world that Falun Dafa is good.

By 2009, Falun Gong practitioners had established more than 200,000 materials production sites in China, and by 2014, materials sites were everywhere, according to Minghui reports. Ms. Zhang said, “Our understanding is that the role of the material sites is tremendous. Many practitioners, after receiving Master’s Fa teachings and reading the truth materials, produced at the material sites, they have come out to re-join the Fa-study groups and participated in clarifying the truth. Many of the world’s people understand the truth through our materials, so that the evil lies and persecution are revealed to the world. That is why the evil Chinese Communist Party is trying to destroy our material sites by all possible means.”

“We have been able to go through the storms for more than ten years. In fact, everything is a demonstration of the boundless power of Dafa and Master’s great compassion. It is Master who has given us the rationality and wisdom to operate the materials sites stably. Thank you, Minghui, for your silent support. Through the joint efforts of Dafa disciples at home and abroad, more than 380 million Chinese people have quit the CCP-related organizations after understanding the truth. Falun Gong has spread to more than 100 countries and regions around the world. The CCP’s evil persecution cannot succeed, and the divine principle of good and evil will meet with retribution has destined the end of the Chinese Communist Party,” Ms. Zhang said.

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Category: Clarifying the Truth