New York City: Falun Gong Entry Highlighted in Chinese New Year Parade

February 16, 2016 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in New York

(Minghui.org) The annual Chinese New Year parade, the biggest event in the local Chinese community, took place in Flushing on February 13, 2016. More than 60 Chinese, Korean, and other Asian groups participated in the celebration, which was attended by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.

As one of the largest groups in the parade, Falun Gong practitioners have attended the event for more than ten years. This year, they brought the Divine Land Marching Band, a “heavenly maidens” themed performance team, a colorful float, and waist drummers. The energetic music and bright colors received rounds of applause from spectators.

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The Divine Land Marching Band leads a group of Falun Gong practitioners in the Flushing parade.

Dressed in traditional Tang Dynasty costumes, over 200 members of the Divine Land March Band led the practitioners.

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Heavenly maidens carry lanterns with the words “Truthfulness,” “Compassion,” and “Forbearance.”

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Falun Gong is also known as Falun Dafa.

Marching behind the band and heavenly maidens was a sapphire phoenix-themed float. Standing atop its wings were several ladies in fairy costumes. Mr. Kim, a practitioner working in apparel design, explained that, in traditional Chinese culture, the phoenix is associated with blessings and the divine.

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A sapphire phoenix float in the Falun Gong procession

Raising Awareness of Persecution in China

Mr. Kim added that the practitioners’ banners and signs draw attention to the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Since 1999, millions of practitioners in China have faced arrest, imprisonment, and even torture for refusing to renounce their faith; more than 3,900 have been confirmed to have died as a result of the communist regime’s campaign to eradicate the spiritual discipline.

Yi Rong, a contact person of the Global Service Center for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party (“The Tuidang Center”), said that more than 227 million Chinese had renounced their memberships in the Communist Party and its youth organizations since 2004.

“Right now, we have five service centers in Flushing near the library, the post office, shopping centers, and the subway station,” she said, adding that people have become more receptive to practitioners’ efforts and are questioning the Chinese regime’s hate propaganda against Falun Gong. Many local residents come to the service centers, asking to quit the Party.

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A banner by the Global Service Center for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party

One immigrant from China who had lived in New York for more than ten years said she observed a clear contrast between Falun Gong practitioners’ peacefulness and the violence promoted by the CCP. “People will see and think. The Party’s lies won’t last long,” she said.

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A team of Falun Gong waist drummers in the parade

Yu Chunguang, a high school English teacher, joined the practitioners’ march with two friends, including Chi Yunguang, who flew in from Florida for the event. “Back in China, we were all brainwashed by the CCP’s theories since childhood, from our family, textbooks, to the society. It was everywhere, so we could hardly notice it,” commented Yu.

“It wasn’t until we came out of China that I realized how the Party’s lies can easily fool people. Quitting the CCP will allow us to think independently and know what is right and what is wrong. That is, it will lead us to a bright future,” he said.

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Category: Other Community Events

San Francisco: Falun Gong New Year Parade Well Received

February 15, 2016 | By Wang Ying in San Francisco

(Minghui.org) To wish the local community a happy Chinese New Year, Falun Gong practitioners held a parade procession in downtown San Francisco and nearby Chinatown on February 13, 2016, the fifth day of the Chinese New Year.

Joined by supporters, the procession started at noon in front of City Hall. A procession of “heavenly maidens” was followed by the Divine Land Marching Band, practitioners demonstrating the exercises, banners calling for an end to the persecution, and a float. Earlier that morning the practitioners did the exercises together in front of City Hall.

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Doing the exercises together at City Hall on the morning of February 13, 2016.

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The banner reads, “Falun Gong Practitioners Wish Everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!”

The Suppression Is Wrong

Entrepreneur Derek Bacon said that his “hobby” is meditation. “When I heard Falun Gong practitioners would have a parade today, I knew I would learn something new.” Pointing to a banner that said “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” he said he liked the message because it relates to everyone.

Bacon already knew about the persecution of Falun Gong in China, and said he thought the persecution would end soon, “It won’t last much longer. Because of activities like this, people know you are doing the right thing. The suppression is wrong, and harvesting organs from living practitioners is wrong.”

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Entrepreneur Derek Bacon said the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance relate to everyone.

Broad Support

Vinal Gadam and Vilu from India said they were enjoying the parade. “It looks awesome and very peaceful. The band members are well trained. I like everything about it,” said Vinal Gadam with a thumbs-up.

Mr. Wu and his family from Taiwan saw the parade in Chinatown. “It adds flavor to the community. The performance is great, too,” he remarked.

An immigrant from Vietnam that lives near Chinatown said, “I love Falun Gong events.” He said he supports practitioners, and has started to read the Falun Gong books online.

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The Divine Land Marching Band

One couple, who said they had already heard about the suppression of Falun Gong in China, expressed their hope that the human rights violations would stop. After hearing about the health benefits of the practice, the wife took some information and said they would look into it.

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A young practitioner demonstrates the exercises on a float.

Raising Awareness

One young man, a bike rider, was shocked by the brutality of the persecution. He said, “It’s horrible that so many people were tortured or even died for their belief. Please, tell me how I can help with this.”

After talking about it with a practitioner, the young man said he would definitely let more people know about what was going on, “It’s something very important, and we should not ignore it.”

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A practitioner tells passersby about Falun Gong.

Quitting the Party

Mr. Dong, a visitor from Hong Kong, took many photos, and said he liked the peaceful group exercise, “People should have freedom of belief, and practitioners should have the right to practice their meditation.”

Growing up in mainland China, Mr. Dong said he used to be misled by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda. “Luckily I eventually went to school in Hong Kong.” There he saw what Falun Gong really is, and began to support practitioners.

“The CCP should not have persecuted Falun Gong in the first place,” said Mr. Dong, who agreed to renounce his affiliation with the Party by quitting its Young Pioneers organization, which he joined decades ago.

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A banner in the procession.

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Category: Other Community Events

Wucheng Woman Arrested for Distributing Falun Gong Literature

February 15, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent in Shandong Province, China

(Minghui.org) After Ms. Dong Fenghong and her husband began practicing Falun Gong, they regained their health, and strove to become better people. When the persecution of Falun Gong started in 1999, however, they were detained by the police, who extorted tens of thousands of yuan from them.

Endless Persecution, Spiritual Hardship

Ms. Dong, in Wucheng County, Dezhou City, Shandong Province, was arrested on January 26, 2016, for distributing materials containing Falun Gong information. The police ransacked her home, and she is now being held in the Dezhou City Detention Center, leaving behind her handicapped husband and developmentally disordered son, with no one to take care of them.

This is her third arrest and the second time her home has been ransacked.

The experience of being arrested and detained scared the couple so much that they stopped practicing Falun Gong. They were later involved in a serious car accident that left Ms. Dong on crutches and her husband incapacitated. Being too poor to seek medical care, they again took up the practice of Falun Gong. Their health was soon restored.

Officers from the Wucheng County Police Department and the Jiamaying Village Police Station broke into their home in May 2012, and ransacked it. When Falun Gong materials were found, the couple was arrested and taken to a local detention center.

Ms. Dong’s sister went to visit her in the detention center. When she tried to see her sister she was beaten by the guards to the point that she had to be hospitalized. Ms. Dong was later sent to the Jinan Forced Labor Camp to be held for one year.

Faced with the sudden shock of his mother’s one-year term in the labor camp, Ms. Dong’s son became mentally disordered, and as a result, his wife divorced him. Mr. Dong was left with the burden of taking care of his mentally disordered son.

In 2015, Ms. Dong filed criminal complaints against the former Chinese Dictator Jiang Zemin for the persecution she endured. Officers from the Wucheng Police Department summarily went to her home and arrested her. She was detained in Dezhou City Detention Center for a month.

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Category: Accounts of Persecution

My Family’s Health Restored from My Practice of Falun Dafa

February 12, 2016 | By Xiaohua, a Dafa practitioner from China

(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 2000 at the height of the persecution. I had been brainwashed by the Communist Party’s atheistic indoctrination, so when I started to read Zhuan Falun, I was in a rather dubious state of mind.

It took me almost an entire year to finish reading Zhuan Falun, and most of the time I wasn’t in a fully conscious state.

I realized Master Li Hongzhi (the founder of Falun Dafa) had cleansed my body, ridding me of the myocarditis, gallbladder inflammation, cervical disease, postpartum complications, back pain, arthritis, frozen shoulder and other physical problems that I had suffered from for years. I finally had a state of being illness free.

After I started practicing Falun Dafa, my family received many blessings. They all believed that Dafa is good, so they were rewarded even though most of them didn’t practice Falun Dafa.

Here are a few examples of Dafa’s miracles that happened to some of them.

My Husband: “Master cured my spinal problem”

I often talked to my husband about Falun Dafa, so, even though he didn’t practice, he believed that it is good.

One day in the summer of 2011, my husband fell into the river by accident. He landed on a big rock in the water and his bottom came into sharp contact with an exposed thumb-size piece of embedded steel. The steel poked a hole in his flesh just above his anus.

He sat on the rock and realized he couldn’t move, so he kept repeating: “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”

After a while, he felt better. With difficulty, he climbed out of the river. When he managed to get home, he called to tell me what happened.

When I rushed home, I found him in a paralyzed state, and blood was scattered on the floor from the bathroom to the bedroom.

I had several people carry him to the car, and he could only kneel on the seat all the way to the hospital. After X-rays and examinations, the doctor informed us my husband had vertebral compression fractures.

The fourth vertebra in his spine was pressed into the third vertebra, resulting in fractures in the third vertebra. The thumb-size hole near his anus was oozing blood.

The doctor did not do anything except gave my husband a tetanus shot and sent us home. My husband was very unhappy about how the doctor handled his situation. We had no alternative but to leave the hospital unsatisfied.

I know that the Buddha Fa is extraordinary. Master tells us that when one person practices, the entire family benefits. I believed Master would take charge of everything.

When we got home, I asked my husband to keep reciting sincerely: “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I also turned on Master’s recorded lectures so he could listen to the Fa.

For a day and a night, he spent his waking moments reciting the nine golden words, listening to Master’s Fa, and putting himself in Master’s hands.

At about 4:00 a.m. the next day my husband’s screams starlted me awake. I eagerly asked, “What is the matter? What’s happened? Are you alright?”

He told me happily and excitedly, “My spine feels fine now. Dafa’s Master must have worked His magic on my vertebrae. I’m not paralyzed anymore. Look, I can move now!”

He showed me by gently twisting his body in bed. He then said that he would sincerely thank Dafa’s Master.

In the days following, when I would be at work during the day, my husband would listen to Master’s lectures at home.

Master worked on my husband’s spine a few more times. On the 20th day, my husband could get out of bed. He kept thanking Dafa’s Master. On the 50th day, he returned to work.

Since then, he continues to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” out of deep gratitude and firm belief.

He also persuades his colleagues to be good people and do good deeds. He quit smoking after having been addicted to the bad habit for many years and also the habit of drinking.

He personally experienced and witnessed Dafa’s power. Now, whenever he can, he even accompanies me when I go out to distribute Falun Dafa materials.

He told me in jest but with sincerity, “I’m here to help you practice and spread the Fa.”

My Daughter: “My health is restored and everything is just fine!”

My daughter grew up frail. When she was two years old, she caught pneumonia and bronchitis as a result of the measles vaccination.

During the rescue procedure, the doctor used a large amount of hormones, so my daughter’s immune system was compromised. From then on, the slightest environmental provocation would cause her to come down with all kinds of illnesses, including myocarditis, tonsillitis, and mumps.

She was treated with both Western and Chinese medicine. When she would reject them, she would be given intravenous infusion.

She was about to graduate from high school. I worried about how she could have enough energy to study for the tests required to be admitted to a university.

I suggested that she recite sincerely and frequently “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

She did and sometimes she would even read Falun Dafa’s main text, Zhuan Falun. In no time at all, her health improved. To her surprise, her college entrance examination scores were much higher than she expected.

After graduation from college, when others were still looking for work, she had already landed a good paying job. She knew it was all because of Master.

My Mother-in-law: “My thrombosis went away!”

My mother-in-law had a heart attack when she was 67 years old. The hospital was able to revive her, but gave her only three months to live.

Doctors recommended heart bypass surgery. However, during a pre-op exam, it was discovered that she had cerebral thrombosis.

The doctors told the family that surgery would not be possible, because she might not survive. Their advice was to take her home and keep her happy and content during the last days of her life.

After returning home, my mother-in-law’s condition remained precarious, and she had great difficulty breathing, so her husband stayed by her side day and night.

I called up the family, including my mother-in-law, to recommend that they recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and Dafa’s Master would help them.

They all recited it, and 24 hours later, my mother-in-law’s breathing gradually became steady, and her condition seemed much improved.

When they eventually took her back to the city hospital for an exam, the doctors said that her thrombosis had somehow disappeared and that she could have the surgery.

She had heart bypass surgery in May 2008. Doctors discovered seven blockages in her cardiovascular system. Because of her advanced age, they could only unblock five of them, saying they would have to three years to fix the other two. My mother-in-law never had any follow-up surgery. She is now 76.

Three years ago, she accidentally fell down two flights of stairs. At once, she said aloud, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

My great aunt took her to the hospital. Except for a few bruises, nothing was broken. The doctors and their neighbors were amazed.

They all remarked, “This lady is really lucky. Falling down two flights of stairs at the age of 73 and nothing happened? Truly incredible!”

My Brother-in-law: “If it wasn’t for Dafa’s Master, I would not be here today!”

My brother-in-law works as an electrician in a factory. In 2008, he was working a night shift when a piece of equipment broke. He and his co-worker set about to repair it.

Usually, when a piece of equipment needs overhauling, one worker works on one side while the other works on the other. That way, the repair goes quicker.

That day when my brother-in-law was opening up the device as usual, both his hands were involuntarily sucked in by the high-voltage wire straight toward the motor.

His mind went blank, and his instincts told him that this was the end.

Just at that instant, his co-worker just happened to walk around to where my brother-in-law was, saw what was about to happen, grabbed him by the collar of his shirt, and pulled him away from the high-voltage wire.

My brother-in-law had a shallow black hole in each palm and burn marks on his fingers from the high-voltage wire.

When he got home, he told his wife, “I know it was Master who sent my co-worker around to save me. If it were not for Master, I would not have come home to you. Dafa’s Master saved me!”

Before that incident, my brother-in-law had read Dafa books and other materials. Master has also purified his body, so that his very serious liver and stomach problems disappeared.

My brother-in-law does not practice Falun Dafa, but he believes in his heart that Dafa is good. He supports it and tries to live according to Dafa’s principles and requirements.

My Brother: “You can be certain: I am cured.”

By the end of 2012, my little brother went to the hospital for his annual physical. A lump was found in one of his kidneys. He went to several reputable hospitals, the diagnosis was unanimous: kidney cancer.

My brother and his wife have two young children. The bosses and colleagues in his work unit all advised him to have immediate surgery. His practitioner mother and sister and I all urged him to practice Falun Dafa, knowing that only Master could save him.

For the sake of his two young children, and family, my little brother made a firm decision to put his faith in Falun Dafa and his life in Master’s hands.

In the process of studying the Fa and doing the exercises, my brother came to understand and accept Dafa principles. He tried to follow these principles diligently and live his life according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

He began to feel he was becoming more and more relaxed, and energetic. The following year, when the family gathered to celebrate our mother’s 70th birthday, my brother made a public, solemn announcement.

“Everybody can stop worrying about me. You can all be assured. My kidney cancer is gone. I’m cured. During my last check-up, the doctors found the cancerous tumor in my kidney had disappeared.” All the relatives present heard and witnessed Dafa’s extraordinary miracle.

What happened to my practitioner sister and mother were just as amazing.

My sister is 46 years old, but looks only in her 30s. Before she was married, she suffered from rheumatism and sciatica, but no amount of drugs or treatments could cure her. Yet, not long after practicing Falun Dafa, Master purified her body and she fully recovered.

My mother is 71 years old, but others say, with her rosy cheeks and few wrinkles, she only looks in her 50s. Even her age spots disappeared after she started practicing Falun Dafa. She is always optimistic and walks like a young person.

Mere words are not enough to express my gratitude to Master. I will continue to cultivate diligently so that I can return home with Master. This is the only way I can repay Master for His merciful salvation.

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Category: Falun Dafa’s Divine Power

Falun Gong Practitioner Tried Without Legal Representation

February 11, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent in Heilongjiang Province, China

(Minghui.org) Authorities in Harbin City removed one of the lawyers representing Ms. Zuo Xianfeng from the courtroom when he stated that the charges against his client were false.

In poor health when forced to be present at her trial, Ms. Zuo went into shock. Instead of rescheduling the trial, the judge only ordered a short recess. Ms. Zuo’s second lawyer removed himself from the courtroom to protest the judge’s refusal to observe the law.

The trial continued despite the fact that Ms. Zuo had no representation. The prosecutor recommended four to seven years if convicted. Both lawyers have reported the judge’s misconduct to the local procuratorate.

Intimidation and Torture

Ms. Zuo, 35, was formerly a middle school teacher in Yilan County. The police took her away as she was teaching in December because she asked people to attend the trial of a Falun Gong practitioner. Ms. Zuo was arraigned the same day and officially arrested three days later. The authorities threatened her when delivering the arrest warrant to force her into admitting to the charge. She was indicted five days after that.

Prior to the trial Ms. Zuo was on a hunger strike for over 40 days to protest her mistreatment. Guards at the Harbin Detention Center, where she was kept, inserted a tube into her stomach to force-feed her.
When Ms. Zuo was tried on January 26, 2016, she was emaciated and could barely speak.

Ms. Zuo asked the judge for a jury trial, but her request was denied.

Lawyer Removed for Questioning the Legality of the Charge

Before the trial began, police photographed members of the family and Ms. Zuo’s attorneys. Plainclothes police sat in the gallery monitoring the family during the trial.

At the beginning of her hearing, Ms. Zuo’s lawyers asked the court that Ms. Zuo be examined to decide whether she was able to stand trial. The request was denied. The lawyers then asked the court to provide the legal basis for charging Ms. Zuo with “sending out invitations to attend an open trial of a Falun Gong practitioner.” The judge warned the lawyers that this was interfering with the trial. They continued to demonstrate how Ms. Zuo’s conduct violated no laws and the charge could not stand.

When one of the lawyers questioned the legality of the charge a third time, the judge had him removed from the courtroom.

The lawyer immediately called Fangzheng County Procuratorate to report the judge’s misconduct, followed by an official letter of complaint. The procuratorate did not accept the case. However, by law the procuratorate is required to promptly conduct an investigation.

Second Attorney Leaves Courtroom in Protest

Ms. Zuo went into shock after her lawyer was removed, and the judge called a recess. Ms. Zuo’s second lawyer demanded a physical examination for her, and the judge grudgingly granted it. Ms. Zuo was brought back to the courtroom 20 minutes later on a chair and the judge pronounced that she was fit to stand trial. The lawyer questioned whether she was examined by a trained doctor, and stated that the exam was not properly done since neither the lawyer nor the family were present. The judge ordered another recess.

When the trial resumed twenty minutes later, the judge ordered Ms. Zuo’s family to sit in the back of the gallery, so that they were unable to protest. He then read a part of a legal provision as the legal basis for the health exam.

Ms. Zuo’s lawyer asked the judge to read the rest of the provision, which showed the exam was illegally conducted. The judge refused. The prosecutor then began to read the indictment, over the defense lawyer’s protests. The defense lawyer’s microphone was then turned off. He left the courtroom in protest and reported the judge to the local procuratorate.

Trial Continues without Defense Lawyers

The trial against Ms. Zuo continued in the absence of defense lawyers. It ended after the prosecutor suggested four to seven years for Ms. Zuo’s sentence.

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Tortured to the End: Personal Account of the Last Person to Leave the Qianjin Forced Labor Camp

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Young Practitioner: Benefits I Received from Practicing Falun Dafa

February 10, 2016 | By Guizhen, a young practitioner in Changchun City, China

(Minghui.org) I am a young Falun Dafa disciple who started practicing in 2011. I went to visit my grandmother, who has practiced Dafa since 1995, because I had an intuitive feeling that it was important to see her. After I entered her home, I asked her to please read Dafa books to me. She smiled and put down Zhuan Falun. She picked up a book of cultivation stories and began to read aloud.

“But those are just cultivation stories,” I said. “I want to read Zhuan Falun!” I picked up the book she had just put down and started to read. “This book is wonderful! Why didn’t you let me read it earlier?” I asked her. Soon after, my body began to be purified, as it is described in the book.

Protected from Danger

On my way to school on my bicycle, I was hit by a speeding motorbike on two occasions. One time I fell off the bike and landed on my face in the middle of the road. That motorbike rider appeared extremely scared. His gas tank was damaged. However, I had only a minor skin injury.

When I described the accidents to my grandmother, she said that Master had protected me. Since I had not practiced for long, my grandmother’s practice must have benefited me as well.

There was also a time when I went with my father on a short hike. I tripped, lost my balance and rolled down the hill. My father watched in horror as I tumbled about 80 meters to the bottom. He thought I must have died, but he saw me stand up. He descended as quickly as possible. When he reached me, he noticed some scratches on my arms and legs, but there was no serious injury.

My father hugged me and sobbed. He was so relieved that I was not seriously hurt. I knew that it was Master who had protected me again! After that incident, my father no longer objected to me practicing Dafa with my grandmother.

Wisdom Opened

Before I practiced Dafa, my grades were poor. While in middle school, I was ranked in the last eighth of my class. I began to practice as a freshman in high school. At the end of the first semester, the school posted a ranking of approximately 3,000 students. Many students shoved their way to the bulletin board, looking for their names. Initially, I was afraid to see my ranking. Eventually, I was able to see the list. I looked for my name, starting from the bottom, but I did not see my name there. I was ecstatic to find my name in the top third of the class!

I am now in my third year of high school. My grades are in the top sixth of students. This has been a tremendous leap for me. This became reality because Master gave me wisdom. I am so grateful to Master!

Cured of an Acute Inflammation

One of my aunts also practices Falun Dafa. She told a story that happened at her workplace:

One day, her company hired three temporary workers to do some roofing maintenance. They rushed to finish the work so they could catch a train back to their hometown the next day. One of the workers kept running to the restroom because he suffered from an acute inflammation of the small intestines. My aunt told him to rest and recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” The worker took her advice. Within ten minutes, he felt much better and returned to work.

The workers continued to work until 10:00 that night, and the one who had the affliction did not need to use the restroom more than normal. He said that he had recovered from his ailment.

Before he left for home the next day, he asked my aunt, “Could you please repeat the two sentences you told me to recite earlier? I am returning to my hometown. I want to remember them and tell all my family members.”

She told him the two sentences and gave him some truth-clarification materials. The worker thanked her.

My grandmother has also told me many cultivation accounts over the years. I believe that Dafa truly is wonderful! I will continue to cultivate diligently.

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Category: Young Practitioners’ Experiences

Malaysia: Divine Land Marching Band Welcomes the Coming of the Chinese New Year

February 07, 2016 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Malaysia

(Minghui.org) The Divine Land Marching Band in Malaysia performed in a well-known tourist destination, the historical city of Malacca, on January 30, 2016, to welcome the coming of Chinese New Year. The band, consisting of Falun Gong practitioners, performed from a double-deck bus on main streets and at scenic sites. They brought the jubilant atmosphere and the grace of Falun Dafa to local people and tourists.

Both sides of the double-deck bus displayed large banners, reading, “Falun Dafa is Good.” The bus proceeded from the Melaka Sentral Terminal along the route to scenic sites. The band performance was welcomed wherever it was heard.

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Divine Land Marching Band performs at the Stadthuys, a well-known scenic site.

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Divine Land Marching Band performs at the Melaka Sentral Terminal. Passengers waiting for busses watch the performance.

Member of Military Marching Band: The Performance Is at an International Level

Mohd Khairi, a member of a military marching band in Malaysia, watched the Divine Land Marching Band performance at Jonker Walk, the band’s last stop. He said he played several musical instruments. He said excitedly, “The band performance is at an international level. As a member of a military marching band, I know band performances well. I am interested in music.”

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Mohd Khairi, a member of a military marching band in Malaysia, was excited to watch the performance of The Divine Land Marching Band at Jonker Walk.

Besides Jonker Walk, the band also performed at other scenic sites, including The Stadthuys, Menara Taming Sari, and others.

Chinese Tourist: We Know Falun Dafa Is Good.

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Chinese tourists are happy to see the band perform on the Stadthuys and take photos.

The band performed on the double-deck bus at the Stadthuys. Chinese tourists there were happy to see the performance, and many took photos. A practitioner distributed information materials to them. One tourist said excitedly, “You can perform here!” Practitioner Su said, “Falun Gong practice is allowed here.” She asked the tourist, “Do you know that Falun Dafa is good?” The tourist replied, “We knew it a long time ago.” He continued taking photos of the band.

Jiang Zemin Must Be Brought to Justice

Kasim is a retired businessman who came to Malacca with his family to tour the area. They watched the band performance and liked the music. A practitioner talked with them about the persecution of Falun Gong in China and the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) live organ harvesting from practitioners. Kasim said in grief, “Too cruel! Such brutal acts are not acceptable. We are not animals, but humans!”

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Kasim and his wife read a Falun Gong newspaper.

Over 200,000 Falun Gong practitioners and their family members have filed criminal complaints with China’s Supreme Procuratorate and Supreme Court against Jiang Zemin, former head of the CCP. Jiang abused his power in initiating and continuing the persecution of Falun Gong. In Asia, over 1.23 million people have signed petitions in support of lawsuits against Jiang. Kasim said, “We need to do this, and should support it. Justice will prevail.”

Three students, Anis, Nadiatul, and Nurul, were waiting for bus together at Melaka Sentral Terminal. A practitioner told them about Falun Gong, the persecution in China, and the CCP’s live organ harvesting.

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Anis, Nadiatul, and Nurul sign a petition to support lawsuits against Jiang.

They were sympathetic for the Falun Gong practitioners who have been tortured, but grateful to the practitioner who told them the facts. They said they wished the persecution will end as soon as possible. They all signed the petition to support the lawsuits against Jiang without hesitation.

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