A New York Diary: "I Have Been Living All My Life Looking for This"

A Chinese Falun Gong Practitio

PureInsight | November 8, 2004

[PureInsight.org] A tall, dark man came to us while several fellow Falun Gong (or Falun Dafa) practitioners from Australia and I were clarifying the truth about Falun Gong at New York's Central Station. The man walked directly towards our display after he entered the lobby of the station. A practitioner named Zen immediately handed him a truth-clarification pamphlet and briefly explained to him the purpose of the display, and then turned his attention to other passersby.

Yet the tall man still stood motionless in front of the display. Zen and I realized that he was focusing on listening Falun Gong's music: Pudu and Jishi. Zen was going to turn up the volume when I remind him that the police had just asked us to lower our music volume because we were inside a building. Noticing Zen's intention, the man looked at us and shook his head. He pointed his head and his heart, and said, "I am listening to the music with my head and my heart, not with my ears." Then he turned his full attention to the music again. After a little while, he looked to a distance and said to me, "Now the view before me has changed. My vision has changed too. Before I heard this music, I seemed to be muddle headed. Now I feel like I am suddenly awake." While listening to the music wholeheartedly, he added, "The music is everywhere."

I realized that he must have a profound predestined relationship with Falun Gong, so I immediately said to him, "Sir, when do you think you are coming to the Central Station again? I will give you a CD of Pudu and Jishi next time you come here." I thought he would be glad to hear my offer, but he shook his head and pointed to the words, "Falun Dafa," on the cover the pamphlet. "These nine letters are far more important to me. I will find better music if I follow these nine letters." Indeed, there are exactly nine letters in "Falun Dafa." I have never counted the number of letters in "Falun Dafa." I felt ashamed of myself as a Falun Dafa practitioner.

Once again, his mind went back to the music. This time I didn't interrupt his concentration, and started to organize the materials on the table. After a while, the man suddenly came near me and whispered to my ears, "They can torture your bodies, but they can never take away your spirit!" Then he looked at the photographs of practitioners showing their injuries after being tortured by the regime in Mainland China, and said peacefully, "These photographs are encouragement to me. I, too, have suffered a lot of hardship. I thank you for helping me become stronger!" He added, "Since I was little, I have been feeling that something in the universe is looking for me. Today I finally realized that I have been living all my life looking for this. I am very fortunate. Teacher taught you Falun Dafa and you told me about Falun Dafa. I am so fortunate!" Then he bowed to me at a 90 degree angle. I waved my hands in panic, "Please don't do this!" But he kept bowing to me and said, "I truly mean it!" I had no choice but to accept his bowing, but I returned his gesture with the Buddha school's gesture, heshi (putting both hands together vertically in front of the chest) while tears filled my eyes.

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2004/11/1/29754.html

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