(Minghui.org) I’m the youngest child in my family. From junior high school to university, I excelled. I was surrounded by people who had relatively happy lives and certain social status, so I lived a content, peaceful life.
After Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), launched the persecution of Falun Dafa in 1999, I could no longer enjoy my life of ease. My older sister is a practitioner and has been persecuted many times by the CCP for not giving up her belief. I even hoped that my sister would stop practicing as I thought no one could withstand the powerful government. I thought, when one is at a disadvantage, isn’t he a fool not to adapt?
However, I never pressured my sister to stop practicing. I saw how she became selfless after she began practicing Falun Dafa and how her health improved.
My sister is an intellectual, and all the relatives in our extended family envied her harmonious family. However, due to the CCP’s persecution she lost everything. Looking at my lonely but happy older sister, my relatives and I felt helpless. We all know that Falun Dafa teaches people to be kind, and it is good; the CCP’s propaganda is false, and the persecution is unreasonable and illegal. But the CCP is in power and controls everything, so what can ordinary people do?!
More than 20 years have passed, and my heart has gone up and down due to the persecution. Every time my sister is persecuted, I’m involved. Even now, my phone number is under surveillance by the CCP personnel, who harass me from time to time.
From the beginning of being nervous that my sister would be arrested to later being terrified that she would be beaten to death, I’ve had countless worries and pains. However, looking at my sister, what can I say? People who practice Falun Dafa do not oppose the CCP. They just warn people, “The CCP is about to collapse. If you quit the CCP organisations, you will not be implicated.” Is this wrong?
When the pandemic started in 2020, I thought the CCP would finally disintegrate as a result. But many of those who died were ordinary people, and the CCP still continues to harm people. Year after year has passed, and I’ve become a little numb: When will the CCP collapse? When will I not have to live in fear? Finally, Jiang Zemin died, and then a large number of high-level CCP personnel also began to die.
I was happily waiting for the CCP to perish! This Chinese New Year (2023), my older sister showed me the article, “How Humankind Came to Be” written by Falun Dafa’s founder, which is addressed to all human beings. I was stunned: Ah, so human beings are like this! I’m alive during this time only because I am lucky enough to encounter Falun Dafa today and be saved. Everything is arranged by God. Being a human being is really a blessing.
“How Humankind Came to Be” reveals human beings’ true story and helps me understand who we are and why my sister has been able to persevere in her faith. My sister said that Master told Falun Dafa practitioners everything more than 20 years ago. Everything that practitioners do, is to save people. It has nothing to do with politics or political power.
I hope that people who have acted against practitioners will also come to learn about Falun Dafa, so that they can become good people and survive the coming difficulties. After reading the article, I feel so lucky to be a human living on earth at this historic moment.
Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why Is the CCP Persecuting It?
Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide.
Millions of people who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and have learned the five exercises, have experienced improved health and well-being.
Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline’s growing popularity as a threat to the CCP’s atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, he issued an order to eradicate the practice.
Under Jiang’s personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organisation with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.
Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 24 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. Countless practitioners have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.
There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply China’s organ transplant industry.
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