Ling Yunxin, 74 years old, is a farmer living in Jiudong Village, Jiezi Township, Youxian District of Mianyang City, who used to practice Falun Gong to “benefit” his body. In the past, he suffered from chronic diseases. Due to his low level of education, he was seduced by the false reasoning of Falun Gong and went from curiosity of the cult to obsession. As a volunteer, the author spent several years revealing the lies of Falun Gong to him and gradually lifted him out from the myth of “warding off illness and strengthening the body” of the cult, and helped bring his life back on track.
I. Make Ling Yinxin Know His Illness through Science
The author got to know that before the Spring Festival of 1999, Ling used to suffer from a chronic disease and saw a doctor at the hospitals in Jiezi and Xinqiao, who treated him with traditional Chinese medicine, with little effect. Ling and his wife were pious Buddhists, who would worship at the temples every 1stand 15th day of the month to pray for safety. On New Year ’ s Day of the Chinese lunar calendar, Ling went to Guanyin Mountain to burn incense. While taking a rest along the hillside, he encountered Ms. Wang, who said to him, “Ling, you should practice Falun Gong with us to cure your disease. You can try it, for it is free.” Ling thought, as he suffered from his disease for years, why not try Falun Gong, as it charged no money. From then on, he started to practice Falun Gong.
In the process, the other practitioners continued to tell Ling how Falun Gong cured the diseases of people and brought the dying back to life, which was beyond comparison. Due to psychological hints, Ling gradually bought into the illusion that Falun Gong eased his disease or even cured him. Thus, he was convinced that Falun Gong was helpful. Persuaded by him, his wife also started to practice Falun Gong. Yet she gave up when it proved to be ineffective for her disease. She tried to convince her husband to stop practicing it but, by then, Ling was too obsessed with it to give up. He was involved in the distribution of illegal publicity materials and cautioned by the police.
By talking with Ling, the author found that, due to his lack of schooling (he never attended school), he was under the illusion that if it hadn’t been for Falun Gong, he would have died from his disease. Thus, he had strong resistance when the government banned Falun Gong, as he thought it was by practicing it that he was cured of his illness. Therefore, it was important to let him know that the disease was not cured by practicing Falun Gong. Thus, we repeatedly told him cases of patients who practiced Falun Gong with the hope of being cured but died in the end, so as to rid the devil inside his mind.
To reveal the truth, we needed the cooperation of Ling himself. First of all, we needed to know where he saw his doctor before practicing Falun Gong. By talking with Ling’s family and relatives, the author got to know that he usually went to see Doctor Yuan at the Xinqiao Hospital, who would prescribe some traditional Chinese medicine for Ling, which were quite effective. Till now, Ling’s son and daughter-in-law would still go to see Doctor Yuan. Thus, Ling trusted Doctor Yuan and his medical skills a lot. After contacting Doctor Yuan and gaining his consent, we brought Ling to see him. By looking , listening , questioning and feeling the pulse, Doctor Yuan told Ling that he was far from being cured by Falun Gong; rather, his disease was aggravated. For example, one coud tell with naked eyes that his skin disease was not cured at all. He was deceiving himself and others and needed to be cured immediately to avoid complications.
After that, together with his family, we persuaded him to go to the AAA hospitals, including the Mianyang Central Hospital, Mianyang Chinese Medicine Hospital and Jiezi Township Hospital. All the doctors confirmed that he was not cured by Falun Gong; rather, he still suffered from asthma and severe skin disease. In the process, I even shared my previous physical examination results with him and told him that as long as he goes through the medical procedure as advised by the doctors, his symptoms could be addressed and eliminated.
In the past, when I visited Ling, I also saw him out of breath in the field. He practiced Falun Gong, but it failed to cure him. Yet he blamed himself for not being “pious” and revealing enough truth”. After being diagnosed and treated by the doctor, his asthma was cured and it was then that he was convinced that Falun Gong could not cure him; rather, it could adversely affect his health and inflict irreparable harm on his family.
II. Reveal the lies of Falun Gong with Typical Cases
In September, 2012, Ling’s wife died of natural causes, which was a heavy blow for him. The old couple accompanied each other for 50 years. A key reason why he practiced Falun Gong was to help his wife live longer. The death of her made Ling realize that birth, death, illness and old age are all natural and nobody can transcend nature and be immortal. No matter how hard one practiced Falun Gong, it could not ensure him or his wife eternal youth.
Meanwhile, I got the news from kaiwind.com that Li Jiguang, the brother-in-law of Li Hongzhi, had died from nephropathy and heart disease. The author downloaded and printed the article and brought it to Ling, telling him that the death of his wife was natural, and so was the death of Li Jiguang. When he was ill, Li also went to hospital for treatment. As the brother-in-law of Li Hongzhi, he was not immortal either and had to suffer from illness and death. After a period of thinking and reflection, Ling told the author, “If even Li Jiguang, brother-in-law of Li Hongzhi, could not be free from illness and death, still less those practitioners who were far from Li Hongzhi. If we continue to be obsessed with Falun Gong, we could only end up with a painful death. I feel regretful and my wife’s death taught me a lesson. Now I give up Falun Gong and feel refreshed.”
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