PureInsight | July 29, 2018
[PureInsight.org] On May 13, 2018, it was raining on Governors Island, New York. Over 1,000 Falun Gong practitioners from New York did exercises together in the wind and rain. They made five giant characters: “Falun Dafa is good” to commemorate Falun Dafa’s spread to the world for 26 years, the 19th Falun Dafa Day, and the birthday of the founder of Falun Dafa, Mr. Li Hongzhi.
At 7 am, Falun Gong practitioners wearing yellow T-shirts exercised together peacefully in the melodious Dafa music. Between 11 am and 1 pm, they displayed five characters with the Statue of Liberty and New York City in the background. The entire process was well organized.
Practitioners of all ages participated in this activity. There were a lot of young practitioners.
Bidan Liu, who majored in Finance and just graduated from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, said, “Thanks to Master for teaching me the Fa and enabling me to walk on the most rightest path in today’s complex society.” She also said, “Whenever I see my friends depressed because of personal interests or following society’s moral decline, I am glad that I am guided by Dafa principles. I am able to make the right choices even in the temptation of fame and fortune, be optimistic when encountering difficulties, and forgive and understand others during conflicts.”
She said, "Although it is raining, I cherish this opportunity, which allows me to express my gratitude to Master. I am grateful to Master for saving and taking care of me.”
Xuanhao Liu is 26 years old. He majored in statistics and graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney. He said, “This is my second time participating in forming characters. Last year we displayed, ‘The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos.’ Such a large-scale event is very impressive to everyone involved. Even though it is raining today, and my shirts, pants, and shoes were all wet, I still feel honored because Falun Dafa is good, which is the my voice from heart. If I am only allowed to speak once, I just want to say 'Falun Dafa is good' from the bottom of my heart!”
Yuyang Zhou, who is currently a graduate student at New York University, said emotionally, "I feel very peaceful from my heart when seeing practitioners in front of me sitting still even in the rain. I was thinking that although we just sit here and cannot see the whole scene, it must be spectacular in other dimensions. This is just like Falun Gong practitioners, who do small and ordinary things but have great effects in society. They are helping to improve society’s morality with their own good thoughts and good deeds.”
Heaven is testing the practitioners, and the rain is getting heavier and heavier. The whole event concludes, but all the participants are still standing there, as if they were statues. In the sound of compassionate and dignified Dafa music, everyone, heaven and earth, and time and space are unified at this moment…
Recovered Magically from Congenital Amblyopia; Following "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" for a Lifetime
Xiaohua Li, a freshman at Pennsylvania State University majoring in journalism, said, "When I was eight years old, I was diagnosed with congenital amblyopia. I was scared. I didn't want to be unable to see anything clearly. I didn't want to always wear glasses. I told my mother that I wanted to practice Falun Gong. I read the Fa and did exercises with her every day. I believed in Master and Dafa. My eyesight gradually became better and changed from 0.4 to 1.2 (Chinese optometric system adopts a scale ranging from 0 to 1.5; normal vision should be greater than 1.0). Even the doctors said it was a miracle.
“Today, I participated in the character-forming activities on Governor’s Island. The weather was chilly, but I felt warm and comfortable. I just felt my gratitude for Falun Dafa. Since practicing Falun Dafa, the most important transformation has not only been the miracle of my childhood, but also emotional and psychological changes. From the time I started reading the book Zhuan Falun, my mind became calm, and I could control my thoughts better. I always look forward to reading Zhuan Falun and doing exercises in a group every week. When I am there, I feel so happy and serene. Every day, I read Zhuan Falun, which helps me become a better person and follow the path of ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance’."
Dafa Allows Me to Control Myself and Not Drift Along the Current of Declining Human Morality
Zhen Wang, a 23-year-old director from the New York Film Academy, said, “I studied abroad on my own when I was 16, and had I not been guided by Dafa, I probably would have suffered from depression or drugs. As an international student, the biggest problem is controlling oneself in an unfamiliar environment because in California, marihuana is legal, and the casino is right next to my school. Students majoring in arts and film directing are also very liberal. Thank you, Master, for teaching me the truth of ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance’. I didn’t follow the crowd, and I clarified the truth to my classmates. In fact, I have made a lot of good friends who are kind and optimistic. I really appreciate Dafa for allowing me to control myself in that kind of environment and not drift along the current of declining human morality."
New Practitioner Stops Playing Computer Games and Eliminates Jealousy and Competitiveness
Qiu Tian, who is 26 years old, majored in bioengineering and graduated from Syracuse University recently. This tall young man is a new practitioner. He said, “I obtained the Fa in Wuhan in October 2014. At that time my mother was sick. One of her friends, who is not a practitioner (her husband practices Dafa), brought her a copy of Zhuan Falun. Later, by coincidence, I went home from school and saw the book Zhuan Falun. I knew I was going to start cultivation. This is what I want.”
“I had a thought since my childhood. I clearly remembered at that time I was waiting for something, and I knew everything would be better if I obtained it, so I began to cultivate. I used to play video games. I could play games without eating or sleeping. After I started cultivation, I slowly quit playing video games. Of course, I also improved my xinxing a lot. Before cultivation, I had two strong attachments to jealousy and competitiveness, of which I was unaware. I realized those two attachments after cultivation and began to get rid of them layer by layer. I have always been disgusted with the Chinese Communist Party that governs the country through lies. I therefore agreed to quit the Chinese Communist Party.”
Practitioner who Truly Began Cultivation at 11 Years Old Integrates “Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance” into Her Life
Yao Chen is currently a graduate student who majored in radio, television, and digital communications. She said, “I started to practice Falun Dafa when I was six-and-a-half years old. When I was young, I had poor health. I suffered from bronchitis and pneumonia. Within six months after practicing Dafa, these diseases all vanished. I do not think I practiced Dafa solely because I had poor health back then. I just felt Dafa was very cordial, and I liked listening to Master’s teachings. I discipline myself and follow the principle of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance”. After obtaining the Fa, I wouldn’t even pull a single leaf off of a tree because they are living beings that we cannot harm. I also follow the good values of society to protect our environment. ”
“When I got together with my classmates, I was always tolerant. When I encountered a conflict, I always looked within and found my own problems. I would not fight with my friends. There was one time when I went back home from school riding a bike. An electric tricycle suddenly appeared. The tricycle was severely overloaded by boxes, which blocked the driver’s view. He did not even see me and drove the electric tricycle very fast and hit me. I was knocked down, and the heavy tricycle ran over my arms. When he realized that I fell, he did not even get off his tricycle. He was still looking at me. People who also biked around me stopped. The driver finally got off his electric tricycle. My mind was actually blank because I felt so much pain that I couldn’t even wail; I could only sob quietly. I actually told myself that I am a Dafa disciple. I am ok. I am fine. I am really fine. The driver who hit me said that I broke his boxes. I said, ‘I'm sorry. I didn't mean to do that.’ Then the crowd around me asked if I wanted to go to the hospital. I said, ‘No thanks, I'm fine.’ I could feel that the person who hit me wanted to escape from the scene and did not want to help me with anything. I did not want him to feel scared. So I told him in a friendly manner, ‘I am fine. You can leave.’ And then I used single hand to hold the bicycle and walked home. I was in the fourth grade and 11 years old at that time.”
Yao Chen said, “I have been in Master’s Dafa since a very young age. I am a pure person. Now that I have grown up, I increasingly feel the greatness of Dafa. I also have an increasingly strong feeling to express my gratitude to Master.”
Young Dafa Disciple Who Has Practiced for 22 Years Firmly Believes in the Power of Faith
Yue Yang, who is in her 20s, majored in Applied Music, Piano. She said, "Dafa has been spread for 26 years. I have been practicing for 22 years. When I started cultivation, I was still a little girl. At that time, I was too young to know what cultivation meant, but I did see the changes in my mother. After practicing Falun Dafa, she became healthier, and her temper got better. My mother and father quarreled less, and our family became more harmonious.”
“However, happy days do not last long. The ex-Chairman of the communist party Zemin Jiang at that time was increasingly jealous of Falun Dafa because more and more people began practicing Dafa. He then arbitrarily started the persecution. Falun Dafa was banned overnight. Whoever practiced Falun Dafa faced the consequences of losing their jobs, getting their home searched by the police, and being jailed. I had no idea how to deal with such a huge change. However, my mother told me Dafa was wronged. Dafa is good because Dafa teaches us to follow ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance’ and be good people. After hearing what my mother said, I nodded my head. Nonetheless, my family was disrupted because we did not give up practicing Dafa. Meanwhile, my mother did something meaningful besides taking care of the family: clarifying the truth.”
She said, "This is very dangerous in Mainland China, but my mother was determined since she knows that she clarifies the truth not for her own self-interests. Firstly, she is very grateful that Dafa gives her good health and a harmonious family. She needs to stand out and clarify the truth about Dafa to people when Dafa is wronged. Secondly, after people who do not know about Dafa see the fake news in China, they might think that Dafa is truly bad. Moreover, since the communist party took over China, it has wiped out Chinese traditional culture, values, virtues, and other good things via campaigns, media propaganda, and other misguiding methods. My mother therefore believed it was her responsibility to let Chinese people know the truth even though she knew the huge danger she could face and that her own efforts could not compare in magnitude to the immense power of the CCP. She was convinced that evil cannot overcome good because she believes in the power of having faith in the gods."
“Of course, my mother is only one of the Falun Gong practitioners. For so many years, Dafa disciples in Mainland China have been able spreading the truth to every corner of the world and exposing the evil to the public. Thanks to their faith in Dafa. The truth is increasingly widespread."
“In addition to my mother, all Dafa disciples in Mainland China have encouraged me through their behaviors and strong beliefs and allowed me to grow up psychologically healthily in such a terrible environment. I am able to easily distinguish good from bad. I am not fearful when facing danger because I believe that justice will defeat evil. Through so many years of different experiences, I grew up from a little girl who did not know what cultivation was to a person who loves music, graduated from the music department, and went overseas. Especially after coming overseas, I got to know more about how the CCP persecutes Chinese people mentally, and how great it is for Dafa to spread all over the world.”
“I really want to say thanks to Falun Dafa for accompanying me while I grew up. Falun Dafa gave me faith and gave people hope, so I used my leisure time to come here to participate in this large-scale character-forming event in New York. I want to express my great thanks to Dafa and to Master. I also want to wish Master a happy birthday. I will be a better person, work harder, and treat others more nicely. I will leave good impressions on everyone and bring hope to everyone.”
After Reading The Ultimate Goal of Communism, My Body and Soul Were Truly Saved
Ling Wang is a product manager at an Internet company in Manhatttan. She has been cultivation since she was very young for nearly 20 years.
She said, “In China, I was a project manager at an international company. Because I believe in truthfulness and was very responsible, my attitude affected many people. Unexpectedly, I was able to help change a deep-rooted bad habit of my team, which was avoiding responsibilities. When the project faced problems, everyone took the initiative to assume responsibilities. As for my astute boss, when our products have problems, and we have Japanese customers who demand the best quality, he says that honesty is the best solution instead of deleting bad data from the database like what he did previously. These changes showed me the extraordinariness of Dafa. The bad habit existed in the company for a long time. As a young recent graduate, how could I change the whole team? This was because I followed Dafa principles of ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance’. Truthfulness changed everyone.”
"Recently I read a section from The Ultimate Goal of Communism explaining why the character of Three Kingdoms is 'righteousness.' Ancient Chinese people overlook personal interests but emphasize righteousness, so they do not take advantages of others’ difficulties. This benefits me a lot in my current working environment. I applied it to my New York team. My company recently launched a new product, which I was responsible for and required my team to work extra. As a team leader, my personal interests conflicted with the health of my team members. After discussing with my coworkers, I eventually set a working schedule beneficial to their health. The schedule guaranteed them to have enough time to sleep. I then found out that my team actually had higher efficiency after getting enough time to rest. Had I asked my team members to work overtime, even though it might seem that we could make more progress, we would be sleep deprived, which would have resulted in lower efficiency. This incident taught me something profound. The communist party convinces young Chinese people that ancient Chinese culture is actually feudal superstition that is outdated and obsolete. However, in reality it is the ancient wisdom that our ancestors passed down from generation to generation.”
She said, “I grew up in Mainland China and was instilled with atheism and communism. Recently I read the new book The Ultimate Goal of Communism published by the Nine Commentaries editorial department. I am no longer confused. The communist party is not a religion or a doctrine but a demon. The goal of ’the malevolent CCP’ is to destroy the traditional culture created by Gods and to eliminate moral standards. Consequently, Chinese people’s moralities have decreased drastically and will be eventually destroyed.” Ling Wang said, “After reading the book, I was reborn, and both my body and soul were truly saved. At that moment, I thanked Falun Dafa.”
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/244207