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·Quote of My Daughter ( 1)
·評熱門新片《神力女超人(Wonder Woman)》
·Why Do We Need a “Wonder Woman” Today?
·【讀史筆記之二】未讀史實 先樹史觀
·【讀史筆記之三】「文化」正解
·【讀史筆記之四】「中國」「新」知與走向未來
·【讀史筆記之六】神話即歷史&人、地球與宇宙
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·The Story of My Father
·【讀史筆記之七】造人的傳說與人真正生命的來源
·【讀史筆記之八】「三皇開文明」及神傳文化
·曾錚的圖片故事(17)
·【讀史筆記之九】人類所經歷兩個截然不同的過程
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·一道簡單而可怕的數學題
·【讀史筆記之十一】中醫的奧祕與實
·二十年前的今天
·【讀史筆記之十二】跳出局部看整體
·【讀史筆記之十三】巨细庞大的工程
·【讀史筆記之十四】德化天下與找尋真相
·Another Date to Celebrate! Plus Three "Trivial" Things That Really Sho
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·和《好兄弟,我哭了!》
· 讓人打寒顫的通知Chilling Notification
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·A State of Torture
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·虞超的笑聲
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·十六歲時的傷感
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·人消費
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·A Mature Person 內心成熟之人
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·世界是精神的物化
·《靜水流深》再版自序
·中共國取消主席任期限制 有啥好驚慌的?My Quick Thoughts on China's Prop
·「適者生存」在美國 One of the Reasons Why I Should Live in America
·Seeking the Way 步虛歌
·Troubles 麻煩
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·The Mystical Udumbara 優曇婆羅花
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·「俠女」隨想 The Spirit of a Female Knight
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·A Song from Tibet 藏歌
·Elegy 大提琴之《殤》
·A Snowy Day in Spring 春雪有懷
·An Example of How the Chinese Consulates Are Spreading Lies
·Pear Flower 梨花詩
·題白雲詩社 In Appreciation of The White Cloud Poetry Society
·「急思廣溢」新解 What is Cang Tou Shi?
·白蓮歌 Song to the White Lotus
·陌上(調寄天淨沙)On The Way
·鴻蒙前的歌唱 The Song Before the World Begun
·定中 In Tranquility
·詩語的飛翔 Upon Word and Wing
·Catching the Moment—Appreciating and Analyzing "On the Way"
·「遍插茱萸少一人」-寫在北大建校百廿年
· 西江月·初冬有懷 My Thoughts in Early Winter
·Holding Hands
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· 再詠黃山雪霽 Huangshan (1) after Snow/Ode to Huangshan(1)
·賦得春江花月夜 A Moonlit Night on the Spring River
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·Jennifer’s Photo Stories (26)-The Question I Ask & The Question I Fai
·歸真 Returning to Zhen*
·假新聞可不僅僅是假新聞那麼簡單 Fake News Is More Sophisticated Than Ju
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Another Date to Celebrate! Plus Three "Trivial" Things That Really Sho

   July 15 is another date for me to celebrate. On this day 20 years ago, in 1997, I finally found a Falun Gong (falundafa.org) practice site in Beijing and started learning how to do the exercises.
   After reading "Zhuan Falun" and other three Falun Gong books that my sister posted to me twice (http://zhengzeng97.blogspot.com/2017/07/twenty-years-ago-today.html), I decided to practice it right away. I called my sister to ask her where I could learn Falun Gong exercises, she said, “Just go to any park and you will be able to find a practice site.”
   So I tried my luck in two parks near my home without success. On the third day, in the early morning on July 15, 1997, I came upon a group of several dozens of people practicing something together with closed eyes. I asked an elderly lady who was standing there watching, “Excuse me, do you know what they are doing?”
   “Falun Gong,” she said.
   I silently exclaimed in my heart, “Thank goodness! I've finally found it!”


   A huge current of warmth, and a relieving feeling of finally finding my true home surged through my heart. But I didn't show them on my face. Instead, I said calmly to the lady, “Great. I’d like to learn it.”
   From the Falun Gong books I had already read, I knew that everything in Falun Gong was free. No one would charge me anything for teaching me the exercises. So I happily learned the five sets of exercises within one week at the practice site near the southern gate of Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing.
   Although I knew that Falun Gong didn’t charge people money, I was still shocked by three "trivial" things very soon.
   The first shock came when I purchased a copy of "Zhuan Falun" from a volunteer at the practice site. Ever since I started practicing Falun Gong, I had always been eagerly recommending it to my colleagues and friends. So I always kept some extra books in case I needed to give or lend them to those who were interested in learning.
   I saw that the price on the book was 12 yuan; but the volunteer only asked for 8 yuan.
   I asked, “Why do you only ask for 8 yuan for a 12 yuan book?”
   She smiled and said, “Because we bought the books at the wholesale price, which is 8 yuan. So we sell them for 8 yuan.”
   The second shock came when I purchased a set of audio tapes of the lectures of Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong. The volunteer asked for only 3.5 yuan for each cassette tape; and the price was also 50% lower than the blank tapes one could buy from the shop. The explanation was also because they purchased the tapes at a wholesale price. At that time, the volunteers alway purchased large amount of tapes to satisfy the needs of more and more new comers.
   I clearly remember that when I learned another qigong practice before, they sold their music tapes for 16 yuan, saying that there were precious messages and energy in the tapes, so the price had to be high. Although I didn’t feel any energy or messages from those tapes, I willingly accepted that it was normal to sell them at a higher price as they contained messages and also “copy rights” of that school of qigong practice.
   The third shock came after I already practiced Falun Gong for a while. When I practiced another qigong at the same park before, once in a while somebody would collect battery fees from everybody, as we needed to buy battery for the cassette player we used to play the exercise music.
   However, at the Falun Gong practice site, I had never been asked to pay any battery fee. So one day I couldn’t help asking, “Did I miss any fee collection? Why nobody ever asked me to pay for the batteries?”
   A fellow practitioner smiled and said, “You see those three volunteers? They have bought re-chargeable batteries and take turn to charge them at home. So we never collect battery fee here. They bear all the costs.”
   Later I also learned that in order to save money for the practitioners, the volunteers actually traveled very far to the wholesale market in Hebei province to buy the blank tapes and used their own cassette recorders to duplicate Master Li Hongzhi’s lectures and then sold them at the originally wholesale price of the blank tapes. Because the quantity of the duplication was too huge, one volunteer’s cassette recorder had been burnt. None of them ever complained about anything. They happily did everything at home and never charged one penny for anything they did for everyone!
   I was moved beyond description. In a society where people fought each other to death for petty gains, these people were going against the downward, corrupting tide and quietly practicing and embodying their beliefs in “Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance” with their hearts, their everyday actions, and not empty words.
   For me, that was what was called a miracle.
(2017/07/08 发表)
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