“A Toast to My Withdrawal from the Young Pioneers”
Toasting a Colleague's Withdrawal from the Young Pioneers
Due to various reasons, I resigned from my former workplace of nearly two decades and accepted a job in a private enterprise. I left quietly, but in less than two weeks a former colleague called and asked me to join a group of colleagues for a farewell dinner in a restaurant.
I was quite touched when I arrived and found a roomful of people, almost all former colleagues.
They told me that many of their colleagues had resigned and only a small staff was left, resulting in poor performance. They said that this was the first time they had spontaneously organized a farewell meeting for former colleagues. Many said, “We all miss you. In today's society there are too few people like you.” I knew that they were showing their respect for Falun Dafa practitioners.
A colleague sitting beside me said, “One day, I unthinkingly hummed the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) song when three to four people shouted at the same time, 'Shut up! Who still sing that now? Be careful you don't get hurt when you leave!'”
Then he continued, “I received a text message, divided up into four messages, which said that the CCP has killed more than 80 million people and is now persecuting and framing Falun Gong. I will be the first at your side when you protest one day.”
I replied, “We will not use violent means to deal with this evil Party. If you hold that wish, I will help you withdraw from the Young Pioneers.” He responded by toasting me, “Brother, that is great! This is a happy day for me! Let's toast to my withdrawing from the Young Pioneers, you with your cup of tea and I with my glass of wine!”
“I Meant the Opposite”
Shuzhe in Liaoning Province: This summer, at a stall in a night market in the Shenhe District, Shenyang City, two ladies were chatting. A man in his 50s, riding a bike, arrived, and the older lady said, “This is my husband.” Then she said to him, “This lady is my new friend who practices Falun Gong.” The man said nothing, and just stared at the younger lady. He finally said sadly, “You are so pitiful.” “Ah,” said the two ladies at the same time. His wife said, “You fool. You are deceived by the CCP and do not know right from wrong, you are indeed pitiful. Falun Gong is very good. The CCP is not pleased about this and jealously harms people. Let her explain to you about Falun Gong!”
The man listened to the practitioner explain the facts about Falun Gong, who ended by saying, “Falun Gong is a high level cultivation system that brings practitioners physical and spiritual benefits.” The man said, “I am sorry. I actually said the opposite from what I meant. I am the pitiful one.”
People Who Have Quit the CCP Are Really Blessed
My younger brother is not a practitioner, but he often helps practitioners explain the facts about Falun Gong, saving people, and has helped several people quit the CCP. He also often recites Teacher's articles. He called me yesterday and said, “Brother, I want to share with you an amazing story.”
He sells furniture. A young girl has a booth next to him and sells fish tanks. Her business wasn't doing well. She had put up a statue of Mao in her booth, and my brother told her to remove it. He told her that the CCP persecutes good people who believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and that she would be safe only by destroying Mao's statue and withdrawing from the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
The young girl was of two minds, but decided to break the statue and quit the CCP and its affiliates. Starting the next day, her business picked up. All her goods were sold, and many people ordered fish tanks. The slow-moving stock from the past was now in short supply. She thanked my brother and said that she would ask her entire family to quit the CCP! People are really blessed after quitting the CCP!
“I Really Met a Good Man”
I often help others make coal balls and tell people with predestined relationships that Falun Dafa is good. One morning I was mixing the coal by the side of the road. Suddenly a tricycle knocked me down, and I was thrown about two meters. My pants were torn, my face swelled up, and my knees were bleeding. The driver was very frightened and wanted to take me to the hospital. I said, “No need. I practice Falun Gong. I'm protected by my Teacher, so there is no problem. Do not worry, I would not ask you for money, because our Teacher tells us to be a good person and live by the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I won't hold you responsible. You can go home—I will be fine after resting for two days.”
Actually this driver lives in the same village, Lumiao Village, and runs a restaurant. He had many customers that night and had been up late, so he had to get up early to buy food in the city.
I did not feel any pain. I pushed my bike home, washed my face, and thanked Teacher for his merciful protection in my heart. I had experienced Dafa's protection, and tears covered my face.
At this moment, the restaurant owner came to my home. He insisted on taking me to a hospital for a check up. He said that medicine and an injection would speed my recovery. I replied, “My legs do not hurt. Won't you waste your money on medicine?” Then I gave him two Falun Gong truth-clarification flyers and a Dafa amulet (1). I asked him to read the material and repeat daily from deep within his heart, “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I told him that by doing that, he would be safe.
He kept saying, “I believe! I believe!” As he left he said, “I really met a good man today.” I told him that Falun Dafa had changed me. He turned around and said, “Falun Dafa is good!”
Note: (1) Amulets– In China, practitioners sometimes clarify the truth by giving people something small to wear or cherish, bearing a few words reminding them of the goodness of Dafa.