He Also Came for the Fa

A Dafa Practitioner in China

PureInsight | October 25, 2004

[PureInsight.org] In ordinary people's eyes, he is an unfortunate kid. His parents divorced when he was young and now he lives with his grandparents. When he was one-and-a-half years old, he had an operation to remove a brain tumor. His mental faculties were damaged in the surgery. He is weak and walks slowly. He can't write with his right hand. The words that he writes with his left hands are illegible. He says things that make no sense all the time.

He is also unique in his own way. He will not stop raising questions until he gets the answer. I am a teacher in his school. Once I went to his home to clarify the truth to his grandparents. Surprisingly, he sat there and listened carefully. His grandmother hinted that I should not talk about Falun Gong in front of him because she was afraid he would go out and say things about my conversation with them, which will bring trouble to me. In Mainland China, Falun Gong is the most sensitive topic.

I had only one thought, "He also came for the Fa, so he could be saved." At this time he said, "Teacher, 'Truthfulness Compassion, and Tolerance' is good, but the self-immolation on TV is too scary!" I told him the self-immolation was staged and was used to deceive people. He insisted that it was real because in his simple mind there is not possible TV stations would play anything false. Because my mindset was not pure and righteous enough, I could not convince him. In the end I said, "Do you think I am a good person?" He said, "Yes, you are good!" I said, "I became a good person because I practiced Falun Gong. Falun Gong forbids suicide, so true Falun Gong practitioners would never burn themselves to death." I had to leave it at that.

May 1st is Labor Day in China. My school held a celebratory activity to commemorate the holiday. After the activity ended, I was talking to a fellow practitioner when a student ran up to me and said the special child was fighting with a school bully. I was surprised. The poor child can hardly walk straight while the school bully is very strong and vicious and holds nothing back if a fight breaks out.

When I arrived at the scene, his classmates had helped the boy stand up. He was covered with dirt and shaking in anger. According to other students, the school bully picked on him for no apparent reason. The fellow practitioner and I held him and got rid of the dirt on his clothes. He shouted that he would be unable to live with himself if he did not find the bully again and hit him back. I told him the story about Han Xin suffering the humiliation of crawling under a villain's legs. The fellow practitioner said to him, "See, your teacher practices Falun Gong and believes in 'Truthfulness Compassion Tolerance.' She was tortured really badly by the crooked people but she did not become angry. She does not hate those who tortured her, and instead she uses her kind heart and rationality to stop the unreasonable harm and injustice inflicted upon her. You should be like your teacher, learn not to be angry or hate other people, calmly reason with them and help them correct their mistakes."

The topic naturally turned toward Falun Gong. The three of us sat on the ground. The atmosphere was benevolent and peaceful. He asked many questions, "Why did your Master go to a foreign country?" I was surprised at the depth of his questions, and we answered all of them. During our conversation, sometimes I clearly felt that his mind was being restrained by something, so we sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil elements behind him.

Finally he smiled, and he said sincerely, "Falun Dafa is good!" He took a gift the fellow practitioner gave him and waved to us. Watching his walking away, fellow practitioner and I felt our great responsibility: everyone in the world came for the Fa and everyone should be saved. Saving people is as urgent a matter as putting out a raging fire!

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2004/9/30/29353.html

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