(Minghui.org) When memorizing Master’s two recent poems, I felt the urgency of saving people. When I saw the notice “Call for Submissions to Commemorate World Falun Dafa Day 2014,” I realized that this is a great opportunity for practitioners to work together globally to validate the Fa. We are all busy clarifying the truth, but let’s not neglect Minghui editors’ call for submissions, which is for practitioners from all over the world to form one body to share the wonder of Dafa in order to save sentient beings.
I. Personal Experience Sharing Is Powerful
Ever since the persecution began, many people have been deceived by the lies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). However, practitioners’ personal stories about Falun Dafa’s physical and spiritual benefits can open people’s minds and help them to see through the CCP’s deceptions.
The Chinese-language book Assimilating to the Fa that Minghui published a few years ago was very popular among Chinese people. The book is a collection of personal accounts from practitioners all over the world. The practitioners who wrote their accounts range from scientists, medical doctors, government clerks, to farmers, teachers and students. Pictures of group exercises in China and abroad, as well as stories and pictures of practitioners outside of China, were also included.
A businesswoman commented after reading the book, “Why are these people so totally different from what was described on China’s [state-run] television? These Falun Dafa practitioners look normal and rational. The television programs must be lying.”
A school principal in his 50’s did not want to read the book initially, but when he flipped through it, he was attracted by practitioners’ pictures and paintings. After reading a few articles, he said, “My son should read this book and learn how to be a good person like them [the practitioners].”
A practitioner once showed Minghui Weekly to a colleague. The young man was very impressed by stories of “Harvard Scholar,” “Tenor” and “A Lady with Master’s Degree from the U.S.,” because education is highly valued in the Chinese culture.
He said, “I believe the stories of the scholar and the tenor, but the lady’s experience after a car accident was so miraculous and was not easy to understand. I do believe that Falun Dafa is good though, and I do not believe in Communism.” He said that he would think about whether to quit the Chinese communist organizations. The next day, he asked the practitioner to help him to quit the CCP’s Youth League and Young Pioneers.
II. Participation Is Not Difficult
As long as we have the right attitude and motivation, it is easy to identify stories to share. We have all benefited so much from the practice. The articles published on previous World Falun Dafa Days may sound familiar in our own life: “ Amidst the Persecution, I Became a Falun Dafa Practitioner ,” “ A State-Run Enterprise Leader Refused to Be Bribed ,” “ Dafa Lightens My Heart, Eighty Years of Suffering Comes to An End ,” “ Dafa Changed the Combative Me ,” “ My Nephew’s Fate Changed in Three Days with Faith in Dafa .”
III. Non-Practitioners Should Join the Celebration, Too
There are many stories of how practitioners started practicing Falun Dafa or how their friends and relatives benefited from it upon learning the truth. We should invite these non-practitioners to join the celebration by sharing their stories, which may inspire more people and help spread the good values of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance.
After reading the “Call for Submissions” at our group Fa study, some new practitioners said, “We also have personal experiences to share, so we will write something too. We have missed the opportunity for many years, but will participate this year.”
A new practitioner said, “Three years ago, an elderly relative of mine came to my city. My family did not allow me to visit her, saying, ‘She practices Falun Dafa. What if she kills you?’ We all believed the lies from the CCP’s television programs at that time. I thought that she might not be as bad as that, so I visited her anyway.
“It turned out my relative was very normal, totally different from what the propaganda portrays. When she listened to Master’s lecture, I listened too, skeptically. But every sentence in the lecture made sense to me. The more I learned about Falun Dafa, the more I was amazed. What a righteous teaching!
“Then I asked my relative what Falun Dafa was all about. She let me read the book Zhuan Falun. I read the entire book in one day, and realized that Falun Dafa is truly great! I was so amazed that my chronic headache that troubled me for years totally disappeared after I read Zhuan Falun .
“In my daily work, I also discipline myself by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and I treat my clients well. Now more and more people know that Falun Dafa is good. I will write down all of these things to validate the Fa.”
A veteran practitioner said, “A lot of people have been saved through our years of truth-clarification efforts. Not only should we participate in the celebration of World Falun Dafa Day, but we should also pass the ‘Call for Submissions’ on to those non-practitioners who know the truth. It is a precious opportunity and an extraordinary honor for anyone.”
He added, “Right after the New Year of 2014, a friend of my relative was to have surgery for a terminal disease. I went to visit him and told him the truth of Falun Dafa, which he accepted, and he quit the CCP right away. Doctors told his family that his chance of survival was slim and that he would likely die due to complications during the surgery. Therefore, all of his family members and colleagues came. They cried outside while the surgery was going on, thinking he might die. But he did not die.
“When he woke up from the surgery, his first sentence was: ‘Thank you Master!’ He told everyone that he felt clearly that the Master of Falun Dafa protected him and that everything that Falun Dafa said was true! The doctors, his family members and colleagues all witnessed this. He now reads the teachings of Falun Dafa every day. His family and colleagues also praise the practice. He wanted very much an opportunity to thank Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, in person. I told him about the call for submissions and suggested that he write down his experience. He was very happy to do so. To him, World Falun Dafa Day was the first holiday after he regained his life.”
IV. Write Articles Sincerely and Help Each Other
Every article for Minghui has great value. Many people in the Chinese legal system read Minghui. Right after the 2014 Lantern Festival on February 14, a practitioner went to clarify the truth to staff members at a local Procuratorate, to help rescue detained fellow practitioners.
A prosecutor said, “We have read the Minghui website, and we know the truth. We will try our best to disapprove and reject the cases [against Falun Gong practitioners].” When practitioners explained the facts of Falun Dafa to the police department, a police officer said, “The persecution of Falun Dafa will end soon; Falun Dafa has outlived the persecution.”
People are more and more open to the righteousness and compassion of practitioners of Falun Dafa. A practitioner said, “I initially didn’t feel there was much to say. Then I realized that I had a lot to say because we have gone through so much, under Master’s protection. There are positions for us in the cosmos, so there must be stories of us in the cosmos. Sentient beings are waiting to hear our stories and be saved.”
Let’s diligently help each other, including those non-practitioners who know the truth, to share our common but extraordinary stories. Writing for World Falun Dafa Day demonstrates the beauty of Falun Dafa, and helps more people to be saved during the process. Isn’t it a great way to celebrate this sacred day?
Category: World Falun Dafa Day