An 80 Year-Old Intellectual Starts to Practise Falun Gong In China

On a day last June, I decided to offer Wu, an 80 year-old intellectual, some truth clarifying materials to take home to read. He kept nodding and said, "Thank you!"

A few days later, Wu looked for me and asked, "Do you have any books that I may borrow to read?" I promptly delivered a copy of Zhuan Falun [The core text of Falun Gong] to him, and impressed upon him the importance of cherishing and protecting Falun Dafa books. I could see his joyous frame of mind when he received the book. After taking the book home, he continuously read Zhuan Falun seven times in a very short period of time, and was reading it deep into the night.

Several days later, when I went to collect the book from him, he asked, "I would like to read it a few more times. Can I return it to you in a couple of days?" I replied, "Let me give the book to you as a present." He firmly declined the offer, saying, "I have read countless books but none is as precious as this and I cannot accept it without paying for it." He said from the bottom of his heart, "I will keep this treasured book with the utmost care."

One day, when he came to my house wishing to learn the exercises, I played the videotape of Teacher demonstrating the exercises for him and at the same time taught him the exercises once. When he was leaving I gave him a copy of The Great Consummation Way of Falun Dafa. It was in this way that he began to look upon reputation and fame as trivial matters. He practises the exercises daily and can basically perform the five sets of exercises, and though he is 80 years old, he can perform the sitting meditation with both legs crossed.

There was another occasion when he told me: "Such good gong [Can be translated both as 'Cultivation energy' and a practise that cultivates such energy. Here is refers to the Falun Gong exercises], such good Fa [Law and principles, here referring to the content of the Falun Gong books]; it is not good for me to be practising it alone. The public should know about it. What must I do?" His righteous actions and thoughts really moved me. So I asked him to let his family, his friends and relatives, and as many people as possible know that "Falun Dafa is great, Falun Dafa is the true Fa," and help them understand the facts and benefits of Falun Dafa. Thereafter, he distributed more than one hundred copies of the truth-clarifying materials. Wu's cousin is a political party official of his town, and when he heard that Falun Dafa is good, he travelled over 20 miles to borrow Zhuan Falun to read at home. It was passed on to his good friends and relatives to read, and all agreed it was a most precious and rare book. They asked to purchase seven copies of Zhuan Falun, but if that was not possible, they would accept seven photocopied volumes and even hand-copied volumes would do. They managed to photocopy the seven volumes of Zhuan Falun after much deliberation.

When we are clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa, the important point is to let the other party understand what Falun Gong is, and likewise we must let our friends and relatives know the true facts.

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