One True Statement Gives People Courage

A physical therapy centre is located close to where I live. Most of the clients are middle-aged or elderly, including retired cadres, business people, those retired from the military, and people who don't have much to do. They are financially well-off and visit the centre to get simple health care and treatment. My husband, who is retired, has already withdrawn from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He has some trouble with his back and legs. He recently started visiting the centre after being introduced to it by his friends. My husband is not against my practicing Falun Dafa, but when I asked him to practice with me, he said that his mind was not quiet enough and it's enough that I practice it well.

In late 2008, I still had several Divine Performing Arts Chinese New Year 2008 DVDs at home. I thought I should give them to people soon. Seeing that my husband was visiting the physical therapy centre frequently, I asked him to take one DVD and give it to someone at the centre. At first, he was afraid and did not want to take it. When I persisted, he agreed that I could go with him but said I could only give the DVD to the one person who was from his village.

I went to the physical therapy centre with my husband. There were over a dozen people there including the therapists. People were having treatments and carrying on lively conversations. My husband led me to his friend. Before I could say anything, he said to his friend, "My wife has a DVD of a Chinese New Year show. It is very good. Here it is. Take it home and watch it." People at the centre are familiar with one another, so when they heard there was a good dancing and singing DVD, they all wanted to see it. The therapist said, "I could download it to my computer and put it on my cell phone. That way it would be easier to watch." I told them that they could take turns watching it.

After I left the centre with my husband, I was a little worried. What if someone saw the Falun Gong programs and reported it to the police? I immediately realized that this thought was wrong as soon it popped up. I was following Teacher's requirements to save people. I was doing the most righteous and good thing. Teacher said,

"The old forces don't dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings. What's key is to not let them take advantage of the gaps in your state of mind when you do things." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston")

A few days later, my husband told me excitedly about the feedback he got. When he went to the physical therapy centre that day, everyone was quietly talking about "Divine Performing Arts." Some said the celestial girls were beautiful, and so were the colours of their costumes. Some said that they couldn't see anything of such high quality inside China. The therapist was loud and clear in his praise of the tenor, Hong Ming. However, people were afraid to talk about the Falun Gong related programs. The therapist whispered to my husband, "There are Falun Gong programs in it, so it is not safe to pass it around." Surprisingly, an eighty-some year-old lady sitting next to the therapist shouted, "Falun Gong is indeed good!"

Everyone was a little shocked by the older lady's voice. They told her "not so loud," but the old lady paid no attention. She continue to say, "What is there to be afraid of! I read Zhuan Falun every day. The book is all about being a good person and having good health. If everyone could do what the book teaches, society would be stable and there wouldn't be any killing or theft. You are good, I am good, everyone is good. In Hong Kong and Macau, it is freely practised. If anyone wants to read the book, I can help you get one."
As it turned out, the older lady's daughter lives in Hong Kong and is a practitioner of Falun Dafa. When one person practices it, the whole family benefits. The lady's true words swept away the fear in everyone. One by one, people started talking and agreeing with her. Even the therapist told everyone that he had read Zhuan Falun when he was in college and the book was indeed very good. He had a relative who was a professor at a university in Nanjing. Before the persecution started, this professor practised Falun Gong and even led over a dozen of his relatives to practice with him. However, he and some of his relatives had stopped practising after the persecution started.

Ever since my husband heard the older lady's words, there has been a big change in him. His prejudice and fear toward Dafa have disappeared. It seems as if some of the bad things in his mind have been removed. The lady's words also gave people courage. As Fa-rectification surges forward, there are fewer and fewer bad things. People are awakening and wishing to hear the truth.

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