(Minghui.org) Falun Gong, a traditional mind-body cultivation practice, was first brought to the public in 1992. Within a few years, nearly 100 million people across China were practicing Falun Gong and had experienced improvements in their health and character. 

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline's growing popularity as a threat to the CCP's atheistic ideology and launched a nationwide persecution of Falun Gong in 1999 that continues to this day.

Throughout the 21 years of persecution, Falun Gong practitioners inside China have continued to raise awareness of the persecution and spread the grace of the spiritual practice despite tremendous pressure. Because of their efforts, many people have come to understand Falun Gong and have been moved by practitioners’ kindness. 

In the stories below, a practitioner shares several recent interactions with members of the public.

“Thank You, You Are So Kind”

Four older women were out shopping for groceries. I talked with one of them about the CCP’s crimes throughout its history and the current persecution of Falun Gong. I also explained why people need to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations for a safe future. 

The woman agreed to renounce her membership in the Party. I then asked her to talk with the other three women. “Thank you, you are so kind,” she said. It turned out that her three friends had already renounced the CCP. 

“You Falun Gong Practitioners Are So Steadfast” 

A couple was standing beside their car, so I talked with them about the meaning of quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations. 

“You Falun Gong practitioners are so steadfast,” the man said. “You have continuously upheld your belief for so many years. I truly admire you!” 

“Come to Clarify the Truth More in the Future”

I would try to clarify the truth to a shoemaker and his customers whenever I visited him, but he did not want me to do so and would say something negative. 

I visited him recently and talked with a woman who was distributing advertisements there. I asked her, “Do you know why the coronavirus pandemic started in Wuhan?” She did not know and asked me why. 

“Wuhan's CCTV Station was the first in the county to make a video defaming Falun Gong and its founder,” I said. “Wuhan's hospitals also participate in the CCP’s state-sanctioned live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners for profit.

“People in Wuhan are deceived by the CCP’s lies. The CCP initially covered up the outbreak of the coronavirus for fear of the negative effect on its image. The CCP spread disinformation to deceive the whole world. 

“When the pandemic affected the whole world, the CCP started to shift responsibility by blaming other countries as the source. Several countries have asked the CCP to pay for the losses caused by the pandemic, but the Party fears and denies such requests.” 

“Is the pandemic also serious in America?” the woman asked. 

“Yes,” I said. “The United States of America has close trade relations with China. Any country with close relations with the CCP has been affected.” She asked me why. 

“Nowadays morality is deteriorating. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is the criterion to judge good or bad. The CCP is against Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. People who are misled by the Party will be unpardonable.” The woman said she was a member of the Party. 

“Heaven is disintegrating the Party,” I said. “Those who follow the Party will face destruction. A second outbreak of the virus will come. Quitting the Party can keep you safe.” The woman agreed to quit the Party using a pseudonym. 

By then, the shoemaker had repaired my shoe. I asked him how much it cost. “There's no charge,” he said. “Just come back here to clarify the truth more in the future.” 

“We Support Falun Gong” 

I talked with three retirees who were out walking in the evening, telling them about quitting the Party for a safe future. One of them nodded in agreement. Another said, “Who will give us our pension without the CCP?” 

“Without the Party, we would have more money in our pockets,” I said. “Without the CCP’s corruption, Chinese people would have better lives. Without the CCP’s lies and violence, Chinese people would have freedom of speech and belief. Heaven is disintegrating the Party; quit the Party for a safe future.” 

The third person was walking slightly behind us and suddenly said loudly, “We stand by Falun Gong. We support Falun Gong.”

I gave each of them cards for their cellphones to get around the CCP’s internet firewall and said, “With this you can see the information that the Party does not want you to know.” 

I also gave them more cards and asked them to distribute them to their friends and relatives. They accepted them happily and thanked me. One of them had already quit the Party, and the other two quit on the spot.

“I Will Spread Falun Gong with You” 

When I was shopping in a supermarket once, the owner said with admiration, “You have a real good attitude and a great complexion, your skin is fair and rosy.” 

“I am a Falun Gong practitioner,” I said. “All people who truly learn the practice will look this way.” At that moment, a male customer entered the store. I knew him, and he understood the truth about Falun Gong and often called out “Falun Dafa is good” when he saw me. 

“He approves of Falun Gong,” the owner said. “I learned about Falun Gong from him. He has a lot of good information about it on his cell phone.” 

“I will spread Falun Gong with you,” the male customer said. 

“Bless you,” I said. “Spreading the Buddha Fa accumulates infinite virtue.” 

“You Are a Good Disciple of Your Master” 

I was speaking with a farmer recently and learned that he was also a Falun Gong practitioner. He said his wife had diabetes and half of her body was paralyzed. She was hospitalized in a local hospital. “Because of the CCP’s persecution, I have not read Master Li’s (the founder) recent scriptures,” the farmer said in tears. I gave him copies of Master Li’s scriptures from recent years. 

After realizing that he was not wealthy, I often took food to the hospital for them. There were two other women being treated in the same room as the farmer’s wife. It was expensive for them to pay the medical fees and to buy food there because they were all peasant farmers, so I often prepared extra food to share with them. I talked with them about Falun Gong, the miracles that had occurred in my family after practicing Falun Gong, and the reasons for quitting the Party for a safe future. 

These patients were interested in my truth-clarification. The farmer’s wife had been misled by the Party and objected to her husband practicing. Her husband's legs and back problems had disappeared after practicing Dafa, and he could work hard without feeling tired. Yet she still said her husband was stupid for practicing Falun Gong.

However, the farmer's wife completely changed her perception of Falun Gong after I went to the hospital to take care of them. After hearing that I had been run over by a truck and was fine because I was protected by Master Li (the founder of Falun Gong), she was so touched that tears welled up in her eyes. She said that Master Li was so compassionate. She agreed to renounce her membership in the Communist Party affiliate, the Young Pioneers.

“We've had so many meals from you, though we don’t know you,” said one of the other women in her ward, “Thank you very much!” 

“We are a family,” I said. “Master Li taught us to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and to be good to everyone.” 

The other female patient was very moved and said with emotion, “You are truly a good disciple of your Master.”