A practitioner in China | Minghui
I am a doctor and I run my own clinic. I have also practiced Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) for many years.
Two days after the 2021 Chinese New Year, an older man hurried into my clinic. His surname is Zhang and he’d flown in from Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, which is 1,000 kilometers or 620 miles away. He said he was visiting relatives in my city, but the main reason he traveled here was for me to help him quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
I was a little surprised: We did not know each other. Why did he travel such a distance to find me? Noticing my confusion, Mr. Zhang sat down and told me his story.
After becoming a CCP member at a young age, Zhang worked as a township head in Guangzhou City before retirement. Seven years ago, someone placed a copy of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party at his door.
After reading through this book from cover to cover, Zhang was shocked. From his own experience, he knew that what the book describes is true; that is, the CCP has caused countless tragedies through its numerous political campaigns. And, the CCP has been persecuting innocent Falun Gong practitioners since July 1999. Zhang knew well that a totalitarian regime like the CCP seeks to strictly control people’s minds instead of allowing them to follow the expansive principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance as taught by Falun Gong.
After reading the “Solemn Declaration from The Epoch Times,” an appendix to the book, Mr. Zhang thought of reaching out to Falun Gong practitioners who could help him quit the CCP. He understood that anyone affiliated with the Party would sink with the regime when the time comes to hold the regime accountable for its crimes. However, he never had the opportunity to find a Falun Gong practitioner for several years, as due to the ongoing persecution, practitioners cannot hold gatherings or activities in China. But he still had this wish from the bottom of his heart.
Then the pandemic struck. Because of the CCP’s systematic cover-up and misinformation, the disease quickly spread throughout China and overseas. Residents in Mr. Zhang’s town were also infected. People were in a panic.
It was during this time that Mr. Zhang once again received a flyer at his doorstep from Falun Gong practitioners. After reiterating the relationship between mind and body, the flyer explained that if one acts on his or her own conscience, one will be blessed with health and safety. By firmly believing “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” for example, people will be blessed during the pandemic. The flyer also included a true story of a Wuhan coronavirus patient’s miraculous recovery.
Right before the 2021 Chinese New Year, Zhang called a relative of his who happens to live in my city. This relative had been severely ill a while ago and, upon the recommendation of others, had come to my clinic. As I talked with him about Falun Gong and the CCP’s suppression of the practice, he agreed to quit the CCP organizations and recite the abovementioned phrases. He recovered soon afterwards.
When Mr. Zhang learned of his relative’s quick recovery, he was very excited. As soon as he hung up the phone with his relative, he booked a flight to my city. After staying at his relative’s place for a couple of days, he came to my clinic. “Please help me quit the Party so that I can separate myself from the regime,” he said.
I know that more and more people like Mr. Zhang have become clearheaded and have seen the CCP’s true colors. As a doctor, I know how to treat my patients. But in a society full of chaos and uncertainty, following our conscience and rejecting the CCP could be the greatest treatment, available to everyone for their health and safety.