(Minghui.org) Not long after the 2023 Chinese New Year, my former physics teacher, a good friend of mine, invited me to his home. Because of the pandemic, I had not visited him for three years. 

When my wife and I arrived, we were shocked to see both my physics teacher and his wife curled up on the couch, wearing masks. They also asked us to put on masks for protection. 

“I got COVID 44 days ago and was hospitalized before the New Year,” my friend explained. “The doctors didn’t have any effective treatment or medication, they just told me to go home and try to hang in there.”

Both my teacher and his wife looked thin and sallow. Their pained expressions also worried my wife and me. 

My physics teacher had always believed in the divine. I’d talked him several times about Falun Dafa and the persecution of Dafa by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and he’d agreed to quit the CCP for a better future. I’d always thought that people who quit the CCP would be blessed and I didn’t expect to find him like this. 

Despite his exhaustion, my friend talked about what he’d experienced over the past several days and how he had been pleading with the divine while reflecting on what he’d done wrong. He tried to find some medicine that worked and even sought help from folk healers. But none of these approaches worked. Now he was more desperate than ever. Seeing so many people dying in the hospital helplessly, he realized that the science he’d always counted on wasn’t the solution to every problem, and that mankind is so vulnerable. He did not know what the future would hold. 

After he finished talking, my wife and I read them the new article from Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa: “How Humankind Came To Be.” We said that Master Li has given many lectures and written many articles for Falun Dafa practitioners over the years, but this was the first time that he’d published an article for all the world’s people. We explained that this is from his great compassion, because he wants to save everyone before it is too late. 

“I believe all of this,” my physics teacher said, after we finished reading. “The CCP is ruling the country with corruption, and hardly anyone pays attention to moral values. Just to get more money, people lie to each other and have lost their conscience.”

Then he said, “But the CCP gives me my pension and I have to rely on it. How can I say bad things about the Party?” 

Upon hearing this, my wife and I understood why his bout with COVID was so severe. Although he had renounced his membership in the CCP, he had not really severed ties with the regime from his heart. After all, for highly educated people like him, the CCP has brainwashed them heavily with a very good income, decent housing, and overseas travel privileges for scientific research. Because of these benefits, they have devoted themselves to the Party and remain loyal to it. Since the coronavirus (also known as the CCP Virus) targets CCP members and its followers, these kinds of people are in real danger. 

My wife and I explained to my teacher that their pension comes from their own hard work, not from the Party. Without the CCP’s totalitarian rule, and corrupt officials skimming off the top, their income could be higher. We told him that the CCP’s defiance of traditional values, on the other hand, has pushed China into this mess, causing great suffering to ordinary citizens. I then shared some examples of how people received blessings after sincerely reciting the phrases “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

As we talked, we noticed my teacher and his wife both listening attentively, often nodding in agreement. Their faces had turned rosy and they looked younger and more energetic. I knew that this was the power of Falun Dafa and the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. 

When my wife and I went to visit my teacher again the next day, he was very happy and told us, “I read this article ‘How Humankind Came To Be’ several times and recited the phrases you told me many, many times before going to bed. My fever is gone!” We were all joyful, and my teacher and his wife said that they wanted to learn Falun Dafa. 

Two days later, we visited them again with a copy of Zhuan Falun, a USB drive with Master’s lecture videos, and some other materials about Falun Dafa. We also taught them the Falun Dafa exercises. 

“I am so fortunate,” my teacher said. “I did not know I could get something so precious because of COVID. Thank you, and many thanks to Falun Dafa!”