(Minghui.org) “Please! Come help me!” begged Yu one night over the phone. I was already in bed as it was already pretty late. But I decided to go anyway – Yu is a good friend of mine and I could not let him down. So I put on my coat and went out on my bike.
Like me, Yu is an electrician and he has a retail store. We have known each other well for many years. He is aware that I am a Falun Gong practitioner and he trusts my judgment.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a mind-body practice based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Having witnessed how Falun Gong improved my health, Yu often complained about his psoriasis. It started a while back and worsened over time. To cure the pain and stop the flaking and itch, he applied lots of cream – so much so that his forehead had turned yellow. But there was little improvement.
Curious about the miraculous effect of Falun Gong, he followed my advice to recite “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” from time to time.
After hearing how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) brutally suppresses innocent people like Falun Gong practitioners, he also decided to renounce his membership in the CCP. Surprisingly, his psoriasis disappeared in a short time. When he shared his miraculous recovery with other electricians, they were not convinced. “How did your psoriasis go away without treatment?” one of them kept asking. Feeling unable to answer questions like that, Yu called me late at night to help him out.
Upon arriving at Yu’s store, I saw a big crowd of electricians there chatting and laughing. They had numerous questions for me and I shared my understandings and personal experiences with them. Below are the highlights of our conversation.
My Own Experience
“Please tell us about Falun Gong – we heard that your health also improved because of it,” one of them asked.
I nodded and smiled. “Yes, that was in the 1980s. The doctor said my illness was an incurable disease and only folk remedies might offer some help. I also tried all kinds of qigong systems. But none of them worked except for Falun Gong,” I explained. “That was how I was able to begin working again and make a living.”
Some of the electricians had heard about my story already, but others were still skeptical or even wondered if Falun Gong was a superstition.
“I know medicine can cure illnesses. But how did qigong work? After all, you cannot see it or touch it,” one person asked.
“What you cannot see or touch does not mean it does not exist,” I replied. “You cannot see electricity flowing in the wire, but we electricians know it does exist. Falun Gong is about having faith first and then the answers to our questions about life will reveal themselves to us. I followed Falun Gong’s teachings and indeed saw my illness gone without treatment. So it’s not superstition at all.”
Why Does Reciting the Auspicious Phrases Work?
Some of the electricians wondered why Yu’s psoriasis disappeared after he recited the auspicious phrases “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
I said that many things are beyond what modern science and medicine can explain. For instance, by doing qigong, the blocked meridian systems and other energy channels may be opened up again, bringing the body back into balance and subsequently curing illness and improving health. When qigong first became popular in China in the 1980s, many people learned that qigong masters could indeed heal illnesses with their supernatural capabilities. There were also many news reports about such things.
In both Chinese and Western culture, people believe in the principle that good and evil will be rewarded accordingly, which is another thing that cannot be explained by modern science. When people do good deeds and support the righteous, they will be blessed. Those who do evil deeds will receive their due retribution. However, if one sincerely repents their wrongdoings, blessing will also come their way.
I told the electricians about my great-grandfather, who saw his illnesses gone after sincerely repenting of his wrongdoings. People who did bad deeds were usually burdened by their wrongdoings, and such mental stress may make them more likely to fall ill. Once they repented (like my great-grandfather), they felt relieved and thus became better.
And I believe that reciting the auspicious phrases, “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” is also an indication that people choose to stop siding with the CCP in its persecution of Falun Gong and instead to stand by the righteous. Such a thought will bring blessings.
Therefore, it is not surprising that Yu’s psoriasis was gone without medical treatment. There have many similar examples attesting to the miraculous healing power of reciting the auspicious phrases “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
Suppression and Defamatory Lies
One of the electricians then brought up the staged Self-Immolation Incident that took place at Tiananmen Square on January 23, 2001, Chinese New Year’s Eve. From video analysis and supporting evidence including information provided by Minghui readers, I told them that the incident was a hoax staged by the CCP to slander Falun Gong. The regime hasused such tactics targeting minorities many times in previous political campaigns, from theAnti-Rightists in the 1950s to the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, from the Tiananmen Massacre in the 1980s to the self-immolation incident in 2001.
“I think we can put it this way. I remember when learning about home electronics, the first lesson was on signal transmission and receiving,” Yu added. “When the CCTV crew set up cameras for long a shot, medium shot, and close-up [on that day when those people set themselves on fire], the videos were shot immediately and signals were transmitted to millions of households – otherwise, how could there be so many high quality videos done instantly for such an ‘emergency incident’ on the large Tiananmen Square? So the incident was staged.”
Several people nodded their heads in agreement.
“Please tell me, do you know why the CCP was at odds with Falun Gong?” one person asked.
“That’s not hard to explain,” I said. “The CCP promotes class struggle, hatred, and lies. But Falun Gong teaches Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, something in line with traditional values.
“Look back over the past political campaigns, the Party always targeted those with traditional values – it’s no exception this time,” I added.
One person asked why Jiang Zemin, the former CCP head who launched the persecution, hated Falun Gong. I said that he climbed to the top through the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989. With no major accomplishments, he attracted followers with corruption and money. But Falun Gong practitioners are good citizens, and they would not follow the CCP’s ideology. Plus, the number of practitioners – 100 million in 1999 before the persecution started in July that year – had exceeded the number of CCP members of 70 million. Jiang was jealous and vowed to eradicate Falun Gong in order to control people. He didn’t succeed though, as Falun Gong practitioners are still standing strong after 23 years of persecution.
Rejecting the CCP
One electrician asked why Falun Gong practitioners urged people to quit the CCP and its two junior organizations (the Youth League and Young Pioneers). I said that people become part of the CCP when they join the CCP organizations and are required to pledge to devote their lives to the CCP.
“Because the CCP has done numerous bad deeds, harming innocent people, anyone who is part of its organizations will also be held responsible when the time comes to seek justice against the CCP.” I said, then added, “That’s why in China, over 390 million people have quit the CCP organizations for a safer future.”
On the way back home, I felt that this was a great night. In my pocket was a piece of paper with many names – most of the people Yu and I talked with decided to sever ties with the CCP. I was so happy for them.
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