Experiences during the "SOS: Rescue the Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners in China" Car Tour

A Falun Dafa Practitioner in Ireland

PureInsight | August 27, 2006

[PureInsight.org] (2006 Experience Sharing Conference in Ireland)
After the revelation of organ harvesting from living Dafa disciples
initiated by evil party in China was revealed, I felt very sad. It
seemed that I could feel the pain experienced by these Dafa disciples
when they were subjected to this torture. Master has previously said
that "Dafa disciples are one body" and "The next person's things are
your things". I only understood these at the time when these evil
doings were revealed and found that it was a so-called test arranged by
the old forces for Dafa disciples. The test was also aimed to shock the
numbed hearts of ordinary people. I had one thought at that time: we
must let all of the people know the truth of this cruel persecution and
let the people who are already aware of the truth speak out justly. The
future for these people will be quite worrying if such inhuman facts
cannot awaken their hearts.

With this thought, practitioners have been clarifying the truth on the
streets of Dublin every week and also went to the Dail to let the TDs,
Senators and people who work in the government buildings know the
truth. On top of this, practitioners also went to RTE (Ireland's
national television network) to send forth righteous thoughts and
displayed a demonstration of an organ harvesting operation. The purpose
of these actions was to let people about Dafa disciple's organs being
harvested in China while they are still alive.

Also, since my arrival in Ireland ten years ago, I have always wished
to spread the Fa to every corner of Ireland. So after Fa study, through
sharing and discussions with fellow practitioners, we thought that more
Irish people could play their roles and awaken their consciences if we
let them know about this persecution, particularly the facts of organ
harvesting. Master has previously said that everyone on this earth came
here for the Fa, and that the three realms were created for this Fa
rectification. So, perhaps every being is waiting for Dafa disciples to
spread the truth to them, to complete their wish. In other words, to
contribute something at the time of our Master preaching Dafa to
therefore lay a good foundation for their future. At the same time, via
the Minghui website and other media, this righteous force can be passed
to mainland China, to suffocate and eliminate the evil, as well as to
reduce the persecution to Dafa disciples. Thereby stopping this inhuman
suppression as soon as possible.

With such an understanding, seven of us, in three cars, began our
two-week "SOS: Rescue the Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners in China"
car tour.

Although there were only seven practitioners in the first week of our
car tour, Dafa disciples are one body. Many practitioners helped to
prepare banners, posters, truth clarification materials, etc. Some
practitioners even contributed towards the trip with warm support.

We sent letters to all the counties we visited. At the same time, we
set up truth clarification posters, banners, a table for signing
petition letters, and so on. Many people would come to read the
information on display as soon as we set in every area we visited. Many
watched our exercise practice and asked what was happening. Almost
everyone we talked with would sign a petition letter and kindly
promised us that they would post their signed letter to the Taoiseach
in the hope that the Irish government would take actions to stop this
persecution. We were very much moved by their kindness and this made
our efforts worthwhile, no matter how tired we were.

The first week of our car tour we were constantly on the go, so we
didn't arrange time for Fa study and doing exercises very well.
Everybody felt very tired. When we realised this issue, we adjusted our
schedule to ensure that we had time to study and practise. As a result,
we didn't feel that tired, but instead we felt energetic. During the
trip, everyone seemed to select their own assignment naturally and the
overall coordination was very good. Some male practitioners held
banners as the places we visited were mainly along the coast and it was
always quite windy. Also the banners were almost 6 metres long, so they
were rather difficult to hold. It was a hard job to hold this for
several hours each day; Some practitioners with better English would
look after the petition letters; some practitioners demonstrated the
exercises. We also understood that it was important to send fourth
righteous thoughts at every place we went to. At least one practitioner
would do this at all times. The practitioner would do this for a long
time to clear up the the environment, to asked Master to strengthen the
groups righteous thoughts and to bring those predestined people to us
to learn the truth. In this way, we helped each other and worked
together well, so that our time was used very efficiently everyday.

In bigger cities, there were naturally quite a lot people and so the
number of people who learned the facts was not few. But if we were in a
small town, and particularly on a Sunday, there would be far fewer
people on the streets. Our boundlessly compassionate Master however had
numerous ways to bring people to us. The first Sunday we were in
Tipperary, a small town with only one main street. We went there quite
early because practitioners who joined the car tour for the weekend
needed to return home early and as a result we needed to finish early.
What could we do? Master sent many people by car. The number of cars
passing by our stands and posters were so many that they almost never
stopped. They all had to stop for a short moment before our banners and
posters, so they all received a paper and looked at the banner which
had organ harvesting information on. We handed out between seven to
eight hundred copies of paper and other materials in about 2-3 hours.
And all of this took place even with very few people walking on the

On the second week of the car tour we went to several counties in the
northwest of Ireland. There were not too many people on the street here
either. But after we sent forth righteous thoughts the local radio
station and newspaper came and interviewed us. It seemed that there
were not too many people, but more people could learn the truth through
media. Our Master has boundless power.

At Galway, many people came over and signed the petition immediately
when we arrived. One newspaper also came to conduct an interview.
People could not believe what was happening and they thought this kind
of inhumane persecution should no longer exist on this planet. We told
people about the Nine Commentaries, the persecution, the determination
of Dafa disciples, and so on.  Many women cried and felt that the
persecution was extremely brutal.

During the car tour we met several groups of people from Northern
Ireland. They asked us why we didn't go to Northern Ireland. I felt
sorry that we hadn't done well enough and had let them wait so long for
the truth.

There were also a lot of touching stories that occurred: The first day
we went to Wexford, we settled down in a hostel named Rosslare Harbour.
This hostel has been closed for several years and was only reopened
this summer. It was like they reopened just for us. The landlord gave
us his support and asked for truth clarification materials and a
petition letter. He also said he would tell other customers and their
friends about this. Such touching stories occurred in every hostel
where we stayed. Sentient beings know that the truth is spreading.

In Cork, we met with the mayor, who told us he would raise the issue
with the leader of his political party. In Mayo, we met with the County
Manager. He expressed his support and said that he would talk with
other members in the county about how to help us.

I would also like to share some individual cultivation experiences.
During the first week, I could not guarantee my studying Fa and
practice because I was too tired. This was because after everything was
completed daily, it was very late. On the second day of the tour, I was
almost the last one to wake up and when I got up I felt very tired. I
realised that this state was not right, and proposed to adjust the time
schedule. I then felt much better. Each time when we reached a new
county, we would send forth righteous thoughts for a long time. I have
cultivated for about 10 years and so it is not a problem for me to
cross my legs for one hour. However, my legs would be in great pain
after about 40 or 50 minutes while Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts.
Although I can sit in the tranquil meditation, it was a little
difficult for me to keep sitting during the time when we send forth
righteous thought. My left knee was also a little high and was not
straight during the sitting. During the car tour, I could not endure
very much during the first several days. I realised that it was time
for me to improve my level. When I could not endure I found that that
was the limit of my endurance so I thought that I must break through
this limitation. With this understanding, I found my legs no longer as
painful as before when sending forth righteous thought. From then on I
could send forth righteous thoughts for almost an hour.

At Galway, when sending forth righteous thoughts, I vaguely saw a green
dinosaur-like monster jumping towards me. I recited the
Fa-rectification verse: "Fa zhen qian kun, xie e quan mie". Later, I
felt it has been eliminated. At that exact time there was a local
person who said some bad words to a practitioner. I knew it was the
evil controlling that person to say those bad words. However, one Irish
lady spoke up for us. The person then went away when the evil was
eliminated. At a later time, that person came back and said "sorry" to

During this journey, we visited 15 counties. We were interviewed by
several media and talked with mayors of several counties. Tens of
thousands of pieces of material have been distributed, and thousands of
signed petition letters have been posted to the Taoiseach. Some other
practitioners also joined in the car tour during the two weekends,
which let us feel that Dafa disciples are one body. Lots of ordinary
people have learnt the truth and every practitioner who participated in
the car tour has improved himself to some extent.

After the car tour, the report on the Canadian independent
investigation into organ harvesting was released and we continued to
expose these evil deeds to the TDs, the medical organisations and
medical professionals, the media, government, and the ordinary people.

We are planning to spread the truth to every county of Ireland and let
more people know the facts so as to stop this persecution as soon as

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