I turned fourteen this year. Falun Gong has taught me self-confidence and the principles of how to be a good person. It has also given me courage to face difficult situations and danger.
My mother practises Falun Gong, but my father is against it. When I was a little girl, my mother taught me how to be a truthful, compassionate, and tolerant person. She told me: "Truth is to be truthful, compassion is to think of others, and tolerance is to endure with compassion when others mistreat you." I often repeat the three words to encourage myself to do my best.
After I was born, I was closer to my mother than my father, because my father seldom stayed at home. I have undergone many family tribulations. After my father divorced my mother, I was ordered by the court to live with my father, whereas my younger sister lived with my mother. During that period of time, so many terrible things happened.
One day I when went to my mother's place after school, I saw that her place had been turned upside down. My sister told me that many people came and took away our family's belongings and all of the Falun Dafa books. They also took my mother away. I ran outside and my tears could not stop flowing when I thought about my mother. I remembered the three words my mother had told me: "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance." I knew Falun Gong was good, and the three words of "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance" could bring me so much joy. My mother was imprisoned in a detention centre that was used to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. I went there with my grandmother to visit my mother.
During that time, I continued to live with my father. I often saw many reports of stolen goods being planted on Falun Gong practitioners. My father and the aunt my father often brought home roared at me, "Did you see that? This is the fate of a person who practises Falun Gong." I was often directed by this aunt to do all kinds of chores. If I did not do well, I would be scolded. Sometimes, I really wanted to answer back, but I always thought to myself, "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance is the way of a Falun Gong practitioner."
After my mother was released from the detention centre, my grandmother showed me some videotapes depicting the true facts about Falun Gong. After I watched the tapes and felt both angry and sad. I was angry because the people who persecuted Falun Dafa were so bad. I also felt sad for those Falun Gong practitioners who have suffered under the terrible persecution. Thinking of it always makes me cry and tears stream down my face.
No matter what happens, "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance" is forever in my heart. I hope that one day there will no longer be so much hatred in this world.
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