Weathering the Storm, Chapter 3 of Part Two

Zhong Fangqiong

PureInsight | October 4, 2004


Chapter 3. Spreading Falun Dafa

a) Spreading Falun Dafa in My Hometown

I packed some Falun Dafa introduction flyers, Teacher's Jinan lecture tapes, video tapes, and 20 copies of Zhuan Falun and drove back to my hometown Jianyang with two volunteer assistants from my practice site, a young practitioner, three little practitioners, and my mother. On the way, I couldn't control my excitement. I said in my heart, "My fellow villagers, Falun Dafa is coming to save you! Please don't miss this precious opportunity that occurs once in tens of thousands of years!" Upon arriving at my older sister's home, the neighbors all came to see us. I told them I came back to teach them the Falun Gong exercises, they were all willing to learn and passed the message on to others. On the morning of the next day, we gathered in a flatland near the road and we taught them the exercises. There were around 20 people. We told others in the village who had gathered to watch us about the wonderfulness of Falun Dafa, and people all said that Falun Gong is great.

After I returned to Chengdu, I couldn't wait to tell my aunt about the miraculous healing effect of Falun Gong. My aunt started to practice too. I then called my youngest uncle in Beijing who was a high-ranking army official and told him the good news about my aneurism of the cranial artery being cured. After he heard my story, he was grateful to Falun Dafa too, and also wanted to practice Falun Gong. I asked him to look for a practice site. A few days later when I called him again, he told me sadly that he couldn't find one after looking around for several days. I told him, "You have to get up early in the morning to look in the parks. They all go to work during the day."

b) Rain and Wind on their Way

A few days later, it was at the end of June. I called my uncle again to see if he had found a practice site. He said, "Now the government has banned it. Party members and army men are prohibited to practice it. They said some bad words towards your Teacher. I suggest you to stop practicing, now that your disease has been cured. You have worked very hard to build a successful business. Since the country now forbids it, you should just stop practicing it."

I was speechless after hearing his words. My heart ached. In my eyes, my uncle was the most educated, reasonable, and insightful person that I knew. Whenever I had any major decisions to make, I'd ask for his opinion. I often listened to him if what he said made sense to me. But this time, I felt a battle raging in my mind. I thought that it was not a small matter, and I had to make up my own mind. I thought to myself, "Others may say that Falun Gong is not good, but I have personally experienced its mighty power. Others may say that it is not good. But I was able to see things in other dimension with my celestial eye when I just started to practice the exercises and hadn't even read any of the Falun Gong books, and what I saw was exactly like what was said in Zhuan Falun. Others may say it isn't good, but why have my aneurism and cerebrovascular disease gotten cured? Others could say that they can't tell if my diseases have been cured or not, but they can't deny the birthmark on my face is indeed gone. Everybody could see that. How could I say it's not good just because others have said so?" Isn't it 'Seeing is believing?' What you hear may not be true?" I thought the matter over again and again for two whole days. I thought about giving up practicing cultivation, but I couldn't do that because Dafa is so good! I wanted to continue practicing cultivation, but was afraid if my hard-earned business would be affected. I cried again and again thinking things over. Finally I made up my mind to firmly persist in practicing cultivation no matter what.

During that period of time, the voluntary assistants at the practice site often led us in reciting three poems from Hong Yin [the collection of Teacher's poems]:

Assisting the Fa
Making a wish to save sentient beings,
Assisting Teacher in his journey in this world;
Aiding me to turn the Fa wheel,
The Fa succeeds and free in heaven and earth.

Mighty Virtue
Dafa never leaves the body,
Heart contains Zhen-Shan-Ren;
A great Arhat in the world,
Spirits and ghosts fear the most.

To live with no pursuits,
To die with no regrets;
All excessive thoughts extinguished,
Cultivating Buddhahood is not difficult.

We all vaguely felt that a mighty storm was about to come.

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