My home is near the Chinese Consulate in Toronto, and my path of showing the truth about Falun Dafa starts here every day. After more than a thousand days and nights and many difficulties, I have persevered through four severe winters and summers, and persisted through several cycles of spring, summer, autumn and winter. This site is like my home, and I go there to relieve other practitioners when I have a little bit of extra time. If possible, I send forth righteous thoughts there four times a day. I would like to share my experiences with you.
Teacher is by my Side
Since we have only a small number of Falun Gong practitioners here, oftentimes it was only myself staying in front of the Chinese Consulate. Sometimes, I get up early and go there to send forth righteous thoughts. While it is still very dark, I relieve the night shift, and sit there by myself. People who get up early say to me "Hello! Good for you!" or would stretch out their thumb to encourage me. I consider it as a way in which Teacher uses those people to encourage me.
I really hope to get the chance to talk about Falun Gong in person to as many Chinese people as possible. Early one snowy morning at about 10:00 a.m., the lawsuit case against the Vice-Consul, who had slandered Falun Gong, was not closed yet, and a poster to show that the Vice-Consul was been sued was placed beside the gate. In no time, the poster was buried by the snow shovelled by three workers from the Chinese Consulate. I hurried to say "Do not bury that poster as we are currently suing him!" Immediately the consulate added more people to shovel snow in the courtyard, and many people who came to apply for their visas stopped to listen to me clarifying the truth. I used an entire hour to thoroughly talk to them about Falun Gong covering all aspects.
The Staff in Chinese Consulate Quietly Changes
Four years ago, when Falun Gong practitioners had just started to practise the exercises in front of the Consulate, the staff of the Consulate turned on the lawns water sprinklers as a method to force us to leave, and we all became soaking wet. The thick wool clothing that I had worn was so soaked with water that it could be squeezed out with only a little effort. People passing by were unhappy upon seeing the way I was treated: "They wouldn't even give a 70-year-old man a break." Later, the staff of the Consulate gradually became less and less vicious, and now they quietly tell us before they turn on the sprinklers.
One morning in February of 2002, just before 8:00 a.m., while it was snowing heavily, I started to shovel the snow. One hour later, two young men showed up and started to shovel the snow as well. I helped them in the process. When they were breathing heavily while shovelling the snow, I told them that I was nearly 70 years old, did not feel winded, and that I am in very good health. In the past, I had all kinds of illnesses and it was a narrow escape from death for me. The reason that I could have all these benefits I have today is because I started practising Falun Dafa. Please remember "Falun Dafa is Good!" in your heart and mind and your difficulties will eventually disappear.
When the tree leaves start falling in autumn, that staff of the Consulate either sweeps the leaves from north to south or sweeps the leaves from south to north. When the two piles of the fallen leaves meet, I have mixed feelings and my heart pains. We originally came from the same country, and it is the evil former Chinese President Jiang Zemin who separated us, placing me on a blacklist so that I can no longer go back to China! I cannot see my 92 year-old mother who is practising Falun Gong at home. But these people still do not quickly awaken to the truth! At this point, I can only quietly encapsulate my words into a simple phrase: Read more articles on the Clearwisdom website and your future will be bright.
People are Awakening
In the winter of 2001, when the cold north wind howled and the snow fell heavily, I was hoping that some people would arrive earlier. As expected, a kind young man walked to me and said, "Sir, you are so old, yet why do you stay here by yourself to appeal on such a severely cold day?" I told him directly, "Chinese people are deeply deceived by the framed and fabricated cases spread by the propaganda machine in China, and do not know the truth of Falun Gong, therefore they are committing crimes by slandering Falun Dafa at will. Even though it is very cold, it is still worthwhile to clarify the facts"
We had a long conversation. He came to a genuine understanding about Falun Gong and promised to participate in our celebration on the 30th of January.
Act as an Example to Others
Many people pass by the Chinese Consulate, and even though they do not know me, they know that I practise Falun Gong. Therefore, I put on the best clothes I have each and every day. I will not draw a negative impact to the overall image and reputation of Falun Dafa practitioners simply because of inappropriate attire. One day a couple walked out of the consulate and the woman asked me, "Don't you feel cold wearing such light clothing ?" I said, "I practice Falun Dafa, and I can cope with such cold quite easily. In the past, when I had all kinds of illnesses, it would not do if I wore less clothing. After practising Falun Dafa for so many years, I have not spent a dime to buy and take medicine. If you do not believe in my words, you can take my health insurance card ID to check it out." The suspicious look of the husband then turned into one of admiration.
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