Christmas is the most important and joyful holiday in western society. As Christmas was quickly approaching, the people of Moscow became busy preparing food and presents and decorating their homes. Regardless of age, people all enjoyed the fun. In the noise and excitement there were a group of people who celebrated the holiday in a rather unique way. They had various backgrounds, including professors, engineers, musicians, business owners, homemakers or students, but they all cherished one identify: Falun Gong practitioners.
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This is what I want to do most
One practitioner was a young man employed by the environmental protection agency of the city. Practising Falun Gong made him energetic. His face was always glowing with health. Using the money saved from his slender income, he had a printing factory print a set of exquisite greeting cards. On the cards was the sentence he wanted to say most, “Falun Gong has been well recognised by the entire world as the best cultivation method in improving the health of body and mind.” He distributed five thousand cards to fellow practitioners, citizens of Moscow, and the Chinese people. Knowing that he would need to live on the limited income, fellow practitioners offered to share the printing cost. The young man said in an earnest manner: “No thanks. This is what I want to do most.”
People who delivered the most precious gifts to Chinese people
Another male practitioner is an engineer who has been involved in engineering design for a long time. Practising Falun Gong has brought about tremendous physical and mental changes to him. In addition to going to work everyday, he needs to take care of his elderly, illness-stricken mother. He deeply remembers Master’s request to the practitioners, grasping the time to save the precious Chinese people. During recent years, he persevered with distributing leaflets on the international trains between Moscow and Beijing with a young practitioner.
On December 29th, the busiest time when people were shopping for the New Year, it was 9:30 in the evening by the time he left the Falun Gong exercise practice site. In his backpack he carried a bundle of leaflets. He rushed to the train station as he didn’t want to miss the opportunity of giving these precious gifts to the Chinese people, who are on their way home for the New Year. It was truly an extraordinary opportunity. Soon after he stood at the train station, people began to ask for leaflets from him. A whole bundle was completely given away in a short time. He felt very grateful and gratified. He was grateful to Master for giving him the precious opportunity to save the world’s people. He was gratified to see the changes and awakening of the Chinese people.
Mrs. Xu was an old lady who graduated from the Department of Geology in Qinghua University half a century ago. After graduation, she came to Moscow for advanced study. She married a Russian, who is now an academic in Russia’s Academy of Sciences, and she has many children and grandchildren. She was introduced to Falun Gong by a former classmate, who lives in the US. Not until 2003 did she find a practice site in Moscow. However, she cherished Falun Gong very much and strove forward vigorously. She has been very diligent in exposing the persecution to the Chinese people. Utilising the convenience granted by her identify and the ability to speak Mandarin, she frequently distributed leaflets in markets, schools and train stations.
On January 2nd 2006, Mrs. Xu went to the train station alone. She distributed Falun Gong leaflets to the passengers on an international train between Moscow and Beijing through Erenhot (a city in China located at his border with Mongolia). The train arrived in Moscow at 2 o’clock in the afternoon from Beijing, and was scheduled to set off for the return trip at 8 o’clock in the evening. Mrs. Xu stayed at the train station during the six-hour time span, distributing leaflets to the Chinese passengers and passers-by. She said, “There are more and more people who are willing to accept the leaflets. Many of them said thank you to me. Some of them even said, ‘Falun Gong is good!’ The only thing regretful is that the train conductors from China did not dare to take the materials. I feel very sorry for them.”
A gathering for group study and experience sharing
While most people were still celebrating the holidays, practitioners in Moscow organised a gathering for study and sharing cultivation experience. It was enthusiastically attended by practitioners. More than a dozen practitioners exchanged their cultivation experiences obtained in the past year. They also brought forth suggestions and measures of how to keep up with the progress of rectification, overcoming laziness, calming the mind, perseverance with exposing the persecution and intensifying their efforts in saving the world’s people. Practitioners said, “Russian practitioners will live up to Master’s great expectations. We will do the three things well so that more people can be saved. We will walk well and righteously our every step on the journey of our cultivation.”
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