Houston, Texas: Learning About Falun Gong and Understanding the Meaning of Life

November 19, 2015 | By Minghui correspondent Shujing

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners introduce the spiritual practice and expose the persecution in China to people in Houston’s Chinatown, where many among the city’s Asian population visits on weekends.

One shop owner is Mr. Chen. He came out of a supermarket one day this July. Rebecca, who practices Falun Gong, stepped forward and talked to him about the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s human rights abuses and its crimes in persecuting Falun Gong, including killing imprisoned practitioners to harvest their organs for profit. She also mentioned that many people practice Falun Gong in Taiwan.

Mr. Chen listened attentively and said that he came from Taiwan and know about things happening in China, and that he wanted to know more about the persecution of Falun Gong there.

He would greet the practitioners when he ran into them. He also brought them tea when he saw them standing in the hot summer. “You work hard! I can see you practitioners wherever I go. I saw a lot of Falun Gong practitioners in Taiwan. I admire you,” he said.

He talked with Rebecca and narrated his frustration: though he had a shop, he was always preoccupied with his business and money; but with time passing, he felt that his life was becoming less meaningful.

Rebecca told him, “The purpose of life is not for money or travel. The most important purpose is to return to one’s true self.” Hearing that, Mr. Chen asked to read Falun Gong books. The next day, Rebecca gave him a copy of Zhuan Falun. She saw him a week later. He had read Zhuan Falun and said, “Falun Dafa is great!”

The Meaning of Withdrawing from the CCP

Mr. Xu, another visitor to Chinatown, said that he never joined the CCP or its youth organizations when a practitioner asked. His family had been persecuted by the Communist Party, but he did not understand the meaning behind people withdrawing their memberships in the CCP.

He asked, “Do you hate the Party?”

Rebecca answered, “We don’t hate it, though it persecutes Falun Gong practitioners and even harvests their organs. We are practitioners and have no hatred of anyone. But the perpetrators must be brought to justice. All members of the CCP will be implicated in its crimes if they don’t quit. We are here today to raise awareness of the persecution and advise people to quit the Party for a safe future.”

Mr. Xu later brought bottled water to the practitioners and gave them encouragement.

Support from Passersby

An elderly woman saw the practitioners outdoors frequently. She worried that they were tired and didn’t have time to eat. She bought a boxed lunch for Davina one day. Davina was grateful and wanted to pay her. “How much does it cost?” The elder lady said, “I’m a Chinese in my 90s. Don’t talk about money.”

Chinese version available

Category: Other Community Events

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