Falun Gong parade in Dublin, Ireland (minghui)[/caption]
Grafton Street in Dublin, Ireland is famous around the world for luxury shopping. Large quantities of Chinese tourists seeking high-end brands flocked to stores in October. In-between shopping, they learned about Falun Gong- a cultivation method revered worldwide but persecuted in China. They also quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
“You Will Be Blessed For Your Good Deeds”
An older couple came out of a luxury watch store on October 31st. They saw a Tuidang table and stopped by.
“Both of my children live in the United States and we visit them every year,” said the husband. They learned the truth about Falun Gong in the United States. Although Falun Gong has been defamed in China the husband knew Falun Gong belonged to the Buddha school, and therefore was a good practice.
After the couple decided to quit the CCP and its affiliated youth organization, joined as elementary school children, the husband was thankful to the Tuidang volunteers who were there to help Chinese people quit the CCP. “You will be blessed for your good deeds,” he said.
“I Have Been Waiting for This for a Long Time”
Another tour group arrived and one tourist approached the Tuidang table and said, “I have been waiting for the opportunity to quit the CCP for a long time. Please tell me how.”
The volunteer explained that as long as he wanted to sever ties with the CCP, she could help register his name at the Epoch Times website, “Because of the ongoing persecution in China, even a pseudonym will do.”
This man, Mr. Gao, was from Northeast China. Having attended lectures by Mr. Li Hongzhi, founder of Falun Gong, back in the 90’s, he knew what Falun Gong was about though he did not practice it. “But I know the CCP is rotten to the core,” He said. “Jiang Zemin committed sins by persecuting Falun Gong and its wholesome principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” he added.
Mr. Gao saw copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party offered on the Tuidang table, and picked up three.
After the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, a series describing the cruel CCP treatment of the Chinese people through the years, were published in November 2004- over 210 million people have announced their decision to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
Being Responsible for Your Own Life
After hearing that Mr. Gao renounced his membership to the communist party, a young couple in the tour group also came up and asked questions. The husband agreed to quit the CCP while his wife still hesitated. She was worried whether she would run into trouble back to China.
The Tuidang volunteer explained to the wife that she had to deeply understand what her vows to the CCP meant and how being loyal to the CCP entity would affect her future. Since she vowed to devote her life to the communist regime when she joined the CCP, it was important to publicly announce the decision to withdraw. “We have to be responsible for our own lives,” the practitioner said. Upon hearing that a pseudonym could be applied, she decided to quit the CCP.
Another tourist asked a volunteer, “You know that Falun Gong is banned in China. Do you have similar problems here?”
“Not at all,” replied the volunteer with a smile, “We can join the parade or protest in front of the Chinese Embassy. And the local police always help us. Falun Gong is well received in over 100 countries,” she said.]]>