Lessons from Life: Bravery Admits No Fear

Guan Ming

PureInsight | April 18, 2005

[PureInsight.org] The following is a true story that happened in the city of Zhenzhou in central China during the 1980's that became the talk of town.

There was an elderly farmer from the village in the rural area of China who moved to Zhenzhou to live with his son, who worked in a machinery factory. Because both his son and daughter-in-law both had to work the night shift, he was left alone with his little granddaughter at home during the night. During the 1980's in China, the crime rate was already very alarmingly high. There were a lot of break-in robberies and armed robberies. One night, the elderly farmer had trouble sleeping, so he decided to get up and smoke his pipe. Just as he sat up, two robust men broke in with knives. They shouted at the elderly man and demanded him to tell them where the family kept their money and valuables. They also threatened the old man, "Don't you dare turn on the light or we will kill you!" At first, the old man panicked and did not know how to react to the situation. But he quickly calmed down and started thinking, "I am definitely no match for them if I should try to fight them. On the other hand, everyone is bound to die someday. Why should I show fear to these two cowardly villains?" So the old man turned on the light with determination. Next, he picked up his heavy and long pipe as a weapon to defend himself, and declared to the villains in a composed and dignified manner, "The cash and food stamps are in the drawers. All the gold and silver jewelry is stored in the chest in front of the bed. Fetch them if you dare." After he finished his statement, he gave the long pipe a powerful swing. Then he stared fearlessly and directly into the eyes of the two villains while sitting on the bed with a straight back. It appeared that the two bandits had never encountered anyone who knew no fear under the threat of death. They were taken by the old man's bravery. At the pivotal moment, a neighbor returning home coughed out loud and scared the bandits. They immediately ran for the door. As they were fleeing from the scene, the old man called out loud, "Robbers! Robbers!" Caught up in a panic, the two villains fell into a water pit and were apprehended by workers returning home from work.

The old man defeated the villains with his valor. He had not only successfully protected his life and his son's property, but also helped apprehend the villains. This is a very inspiring lesson for the Chinese people. All the tyrants throughout history stopped at nothing to sustain their terroristic regimes, including raising the ambient level of fear and terror in their subjects. For example, Qin Shi Huang (the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty) buried 460 dissenting Confucian scholars alive in one massacre alone. Xiang Yu, a prominent warlord during the fall of the Qin Dynasty, buried more than 400,000 surrendered soldiers of his enemy. Mao Zedong, a former Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, slaughtered Zhang Huizan, a division commander of the Kuomintang, in a most appalling way to intimidate Kuomintang's army. He cut Zhang Huizan's body into small pieces, dug out his eyeballs, poured oil into his eye sockets, and set his eye sockets on fire. Then he put all the shredded body parts of Zhang Huizan on a wooden board and sent the board down to the river to scare the Kuomintang's army. During the WWII, the Japanese army slaughtered 300,000 Chinese civilians after they invaded Nanking, the initial Capital City of the Republic of China (ROC). History has repeatedly shown that, when people give in to the villains' threats or terror, they will usually pay an even higher price for their decision.

After having slaughtered 80 million Chinese people following the civil war with the Kuomintang, today the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to use threats and terror to sustain its illegitimate reign. The CCP claims to be the public servant of the Chinese people, but it is actually a political party possessed by the evil specter. In fact, the CCP seems to share the same type of "language" with an underworld gang: "If you refuse to renounce Falun Gong, we will beat you to death and call it a suicide." "If you refuse to cooperate with us, we will kill your whole family." "If you dare to stand up against the CCP, we will make sure you never see the light of day." "If you refuse to follow the CCP's order, we will fire you from your job immediately."

The people in China live in constant fear. Even those Chinese people who have the good fortune to study abroad or to live outside of China, are sometimes subject to the CCP's overseas special agents' threats and terror.

Yet it is the universal truth that the evil can never prevail over the righteous. A genuine cultivator can let go of the thought of life and death when it comes to protect the Truth of the universe. In today's China, countless cultivators have stood up against the CCP's terror and persevered in their faith in Falun Gong. The CCP's evil threats and terror can never alter Falun Gong practitioners' faith. If all the people in China had the same courage as the old farmer, the evil specter possessing the CCP would perish in no time. It is imperative for the Chinese people to tell right from wrong and to say no to the evil CCP. The day that the Chinese people become impervious to the CCP's threats and terror may very likely be the day that the CCP's evil specter vanishes for good!

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2005/4/4/31817.html

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