Why I Cry

Chan Shen

PureInsight | May 25, 2009

[PureInsight.org] I am the kind of person who does not usually cry. There is a saying that fits me well: “A real man does not cry at the drop of a hat just because life is not going his way.” At Mao’s funeral ceremony, people were so sad. I looked at the people around me and they were crying loudly. Even the students who were very naughty cried until their eyes were red and they had lost their voice, but I did not shed any tears.

Later on, when I watched movies that were very sad, people around me cried a lot of tears, but I only found that my eyes were a little moist. My tears just did not come out.

After I began practicing Falun Dafa, I watched the video of our Master’s lectures at an overseas conference. When I saw our Master, I told myself over and over again: “This is my Master.” Before Master had even started talking, tears were coming down my face, but I did not know why. You could say it was from excitement, but that is not what I felt. My tears just continued coming out.

Last year, I watched the Shen Yun Performing Arts DVD. When I heard the last sentence of the song “Knowing the Truth” sung by Biru Huang, I felt deeply touched by her heart-felt singing and my tears came out. Actually, her song did not contain many sentimental words and she did not touch her audience with any kind of emotion. But she put her whole heart into singing the inner meanings of the song. Suddenly, I understood the meaning of the word “Benevolence.” I also understood that a cultivator’s pure and clean heart is the foundation and requirement for someone to sing a beautiful song. She was using her life to sing this song. She sent the truth clarification message to her audience using a song that came from the depths of her heart.

That was the first time that I watched Shen Yun and cried. Later on, when I watched Shen Yun again, I cried from the beginning to the end. Even when I watched a peaceful dance depicting daily life, I could not control my tears. I was wondering: “What has touched my heart?” The show itself does not have a story that pulls on one’s emotions. Some performances show human beings’ consummate honesty, goodness and beauty. Some performances depict the spring, others show elegant ladies from Southern China, while still others feature dances common to minority cultures. How could I be moved to tears when watching this kind of show? Actually, what really touches peoples’ hearts is not the emotion; it is the holy and pure heart of the performers.

Tonight, when I watched New Tang Dynasty Television and saw practitioners from around the world commemorating April 25, my tears came down again. In the parade, there were people beating drums, blowing their horns, holding “Zhuan Falun” banners, and showing Falun Gong exercises. This parade was waking up the kindness of sentient beings, something that had been buried for a long time.

I have read Falun Dafa practitioner Shen Yang’s speech from Martin Luther King Day. Today, I watched a video of that speech. There were so many Americans at the event applauding for his speech, “I Also Have a Dream.” But, Shen Yang did not give a passionate speech, he was just telling people his dream using a very peaceful tone:

I dream that all Chinese people will have their freedom of thought. They will no longer be persecuted because of their dreams and thoughts (including being tortured and being arrested illegally).

I dream that all Chinese people will have their freedom of religion. They will no longer be arrested or lose their lives because of their beliefs.

I dream that one day, all Chinese people can go to the park to practice Falun Gong in the morning without being beaten by policemen.

I dream that my daughter can return to China. People will no longer judge her based on her belief in Falun Dafa, but based on her character.

As Martin Luther King said: “And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’”

I kept crying while listening to Shen Yang’s speech.

The peace, kindness, tolerance, honesty, and compassion of Falun Gong practitioners will definitely touch the world.

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org:80/zj/articles/2009/4/29/59241.html


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