Some Experiences of Setting Up Internet Reading Clubs in China
During the period of Fa-rectification cultivation, which includes sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil and clarifying the truth of Falun Dafa, we should constantly maintain a pure righteous thought: "The heart is benevolent and the will is strong," especially under pressure and amidst conflicts. I came to understand this only through reading and studying the Fa after stumbling and making mistakes several times. It is truly important to study Dafa seriously.
I would like to share some of my experiences in setting up Internet reading clubs in China over the past several months. I used overseas free e-mail services with large email capacity to send emails to China. I found out that it was feasible if I sent no more than 25 messages at one time. I chose to send emails in libraries, Internet bars, or using other computer systems that have a fast processing speed. From the surface it is as simple as sending letters in everyday life, however, it is very critical whether we can maintain a compassionate heart and a righteous mind to validate Dafa while we are sending email. When we send out Falun Dafa books and appropriate articles from Dafa websites through the Internet, we are actually spreading the truth of the universe and Falun Dafa to sentient beings. So we should treat it seriously. We hope this work can ease the troubles that practitioners in China encounter while using the Internet.
In order to explicitly clarify the truth, I constantly send Hongfa materials with content in different aspects to the same person as regularly as possible, exposing the truth not only to practitioners and those who care about Falun Dafa but also those who have some computer skills but know little about Falun Dafa. If the messages touch someone's heart, he might pass the truth to his friends, his relatives, and others. Wouldn't that be getting twice the result with half the effort? If a person who used to be hostile to Falun Dafa received the truth and could not resist taking a peek someday, he might change his attitude toward Dafa and he could be spared.
I also experienced failures in sending out email; some messages were intercepted and were bounced back. I examined the reason later and found out that it was due to my anxious pursuit of success, and my thought of getting more impact with less effort was not pure. I changed to send out smaller numbers of emails time after time without adding any security coding. This method was quite successful because it aroused little attention. Even if the Internet police received the emails, they would be offered the opportunity to know the truth.
It should be emphasized that there is no risk to send emails to China. Practitioners inside China, however, should be very cautious of Internet security to avoid unnecessary losses and should perform this work anonymously. We should learn ordinary peoples techniques as much as possible but should not be attached to them.
When the situation whereby the computer shows a warning message reading "unknown reason, please send email later," I usually log off the account immediately and then log in as another user to avoid attacks from hackers. Since the computers have the re-login capability, everything is fine after I log in again. I would appreciate it if fellow practitioners could point out any mistakes I have made in the details.
Before sending out the truth-clarifying materials, I always send forth righteous thoughts. If anybody receives a message and it awakens his compassionate heart even a little bit, the power and meaning behind the verse "The Fa rectifies the cosmos, the evil is completely eliminated" would eradicate all of the degenerated evils behind him that oppose Dafa so as to strengthen his righteous thoughts.
Generally, I don't pay attention to those threatening replies accompanied by Internet viruses. It is, however, important to update your anti-virus software and to backup important documents. Sending emails provides precious opportunities for those who hold different opinions and those who are not clear about the truth. We can do a better job if we accumulate more experience. People's hearts will become clearer after reading these materials.
As practitioners, we should be responsible for Dafa, sentient beings, as well as ourselves. I persist in this project in order to clarify the truth of Dafa in depth. I experience interference constantly with ever increasing difficulty. I take this interference as momentum to upgrade my Xinxing. Whenever I encounter trouble, I calm down and study the Fa. After I strengthen my righteous thoughts, I can do better with a purified heart. As long as we can firmly hold the righteous thought of assisting Teacher in safeguarding the Fa and hold a compassionate heart for sentient beings, we can break through all these obstacles.
I would like to thank the editors of all Falun Dafa websites and other fellow practitioners who put together so many truth-clarifying materials.
Let us encourage ourselves with Teacher's scripture "Clarify the truth thoroughly, eliminate the evil with righteous thoughts, save all beings, and safeguard the Fa with determination" (Dafa is Indestructible).