Falun Dafa Is Extraordinary

October 21, 2015 | By Xue Mei, a practitioner from Liaoning Province, China

(Minghui.org) I had been suffering from illnesses since I was young. The older I got the more illnesses I developed, including heart disease, kidney problems and gynecological disorders. I tried all kinds of treatments, but nothing worked. I couldn’t understand why I had to suffer so much.

A Coincidental Meeting

Just when I had all but given up on life I met an elderly lady in July 2010, who helped to change my life. She told me to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and said that I would benefit greatly. She also encouraged me to withdraw my membership in the Young Pioneers, a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) affiliate. I said that if it would help me, I would withdraw from anything.

I had come down with a cold and my ears were stuffed up. When she handed me a Falun Dafa amulet, my ears cleared up immediately. She said it was the founder of Dafa who helped me.

When I got home, I continued to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.

Through an acquaintance, I found a Falun Dafa practitioner. She agreed to help me learn the practice and gave me the book Zhuan Falun. She asked me to read it twice, after which she would teach me the exercises. Within 10 days into the practice, my illnesses had disappeared. It was simply inconceivable and extraordinary.

Over the years, I have told many friends about the wonderful things that happened to me after I withdrew from the CCP and started to practice Falun Dafa.

Former Practitioners Return to Dafa

A good friend at work suffered from a number of illnesses. Her sister came to our office and asked me to take her to the doctor. “Whenever my sister is sick,” she said, “She asks me I take her to the doctor. Then I end up paying for the visit and medication. I have to pay for my own medicine and can’t continue to pay for hers as well.”

I thought this was a great opportunity to encourage her to practice Dafa. Although I had talked to her about the practice before, she chose not to learn it. She told me that she and her sister used to practice but stopped when the persecution started, because her husband worked in public security and they were afraid of reprisals from the CCP.

After I talked to them about Dafa the two sisters decided to start practicing again. Within a few days their illnesses had disappeared, demonstrating the extraordinary power of Dafa.

Fortune Turns

Another friend at work had been divorced for four years. Her 17-year-old son lived with her ex-husband, but wanted to live with her. However, she didn’t have the financial means to support him and was depressed.

I told her about Dafa and encouraged her to withdraw from the CCP. She did, and her son quit the Young Pioneers. I gave her two Dafa amulets and told her to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

A few days later, one of our friends introduced her to a nice single man. They got married after a few months. Her financial situation has improved and her son now lives with them.

People Benefit from Supporting Dafa

I work for a fashion retailer and get along well with the sales person. I have often told her about the goodness of Dafa – how it brings good health, elevates one’s morality, and teaches people to be selfless and consider others first. She told me that she has seen this from her interactions with me. She agreed to quit the CCP and its affiliate, the Communist Youth League. Her husband and son also withdraw from the Young Pioneers.

I gave her three amulets which she treasures, and carries one with her every day. She frequently recites ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’

My colleague often tells the customers about Dafa and encourages them to quit the CCP.

Her home was requisitioned by the government and she was due for resettlement. She was worried that the location she would be given would not be what she wanted. But, when she was allocated her new apartment, she was stunned to find that she was allocated the very apartment she wanted!

She was so excited that she called me immediately to tell me the good news. I knew that this was because she was supportive of Dafa and would often and sincerely recite ‘Falun Dafa is Good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’

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Category: Good is Rewarded

Divine Land Marching Band Performs in Largest Canadian Thanksgiving Parade

October 21, 2015

(Minghui.org) The Divine Land Marching Band in Toronto, consisting of local Falun Gong practitioners, performed at the 47th Thanksgiving parade in Kitchener-Waterloo on October 12, 2015. This is the largest Thanksgiving parade in Canada. The only Chinese entry, the Falun Gong group’s band was warmly welcomed by the spectators.

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Falun Gong marching band performs at the largest Canadian Thanksgiving parade.

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Wendy (right), a local banker, and her daughter enjoyed the band.

“Their music and costumes are beautiful,”said Wendy, who had never heard about the persecution of Falun Gong in China. She accepted a flyer, and wanted to learn more about it.

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Mr. Bilbert Vervoort and his wife Mary were impressed by the multi-cultural band.

Mr. Bilbert Vervoort and his wife Mary wondered where the band members were from. They were amazed by the multi-cultural feature of the band; while most members are Chinese, some are local Canadian, and others are from different countries.

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Mike Huemiller (second row holding a Falun Gong flyer) and his family of 11 members enjoyed the band’s performance.

Mike Huemiller, a school teacher from Waterloo, and his family of 11 members, loved the traditional Chinese music played by the band. He liked their costumes, and learned that they were replicas of the clothes from the Tang and Song dynasties.

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Police officer Jane Porteous said the band brought holiday cheer.

Jane Porteous, a police officer, highly praised the band. “This band is absolutely great. It brought me a very happy and wonderful Thanksgiving,” she said.

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Category: Other Community Events

Tianjin Factory Director Arrested Again After 7 Years Imprisonment

October 21, 2015 | By a Minghui correspondent from Tianjin City, China

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Wen was arrested at his home in Tianjin City on July 30, 2015. The officers also ransacked his home.

The arrest was approved by the area’s authorities. His family members have hired an attorney and told him to plead not guilty on behalf of his client. Mr. Li is held inthe Hexi District Detention Center.

Arrested and Sentenced in 2001

Mr. Li Wen and his wife were illegally arrested in July 2001 for practicing Falun Gong, and Mr. Li was sentenced to seven years imprisonment.

He was tortured in the Tianjin City Prison. He was forced to sit on a small stool, which was about one inch wide, one inch high, and four to five inches long. His hips were injured after a few days on the small stool.

From the long term torture, he came down with pleurisy, an inflammation of the lining surrounding the lungs. He was also given medication that damaged his liver.

His prison term ended in August 2008, and he went back to the factory to work. Although his body was battered and beaten, he still managed to work hard and diligently in his everyday job.

Life Before the Persecution

Mr. Li Wen, 48, started to practice Falun Gong in 1998. He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tsinghua University in 1991 at the top of his class. He accepted a position at the Tianjin Bulb Plant after graduating.

He excelled in his work and was rewarded many times for technological innovations at the national level. He was considered the top technical expert in his workplace and was promoted to director in the first half of 2001.

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Category: Accounts of Persecution