Summary of Other Articles and News - 11/6/2002
Practitioners Exchange Insights -- Make the Best Use of Our Time to Clarify the Facts
Getting rid of fears to assist Teacher in Fa rectification; getting out of danger with righteous thoughts and righteous actions: When I was distributing truth-clarifying materials, I got out of dangerous situations a number of times under Teacher's compassionate protection. One evening, when I was busy distributing Dafa truth-clarifying literature in a residential complex, a public security officer came within a few steps of me. I remembered in my heart what Teacher said, "The old forces don't dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings." (Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston). I walked out of the complex, and the security officer did not chase after me. Two months later, I went to the same residential complex to distribute Dafa flyers. When I had almost finished, a security officer came up right behind me. Obviously, he had already suspected me of doing something. I nodded to him and smiled while silently reciting the Fa-rectification verse, and then I left. The gate was quite a distance from where I was. The security officer could have stopped me by simply using his walkie-talkie to inform the guards at the gate, but he did not do so.
Clarifying the truth in chat rooms: Take care to focus on the issues and facts. When I chat online, I would first tell the person I was chatting with that the Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident was staged and discussed three of the most contradictory points. Then I would tell them that it was written in Falun Gong books that killing or committing suicide are definitely prohibited, and that it is sinful to take lives or commit suicide. Some people still did not think that the government would fabricate so many homicide cases and broadcast them on TV to deceive people. I then told them that the TV stations actually have only one voice, which is used to frame Falun Gong. Why is it that all of the homicides and suicides occur only in Mainland China? There are also a great number of Falun Gong practitioners in Taiwan, Europe, and North America. So why haven't such things occurred in any of those countries? In 1998, 150,000 people died from suicide in China, including many laid-off workers. Over a few years, more than a few million people committed suicide; but the television programs seldom reported such incidents. The TV stations are trying to frame Falun Gong by blaming practitioners for the self-immolation, homicides, and suicides. They have repeatedly broadcasted the reports over the past few years . I asked the chatters, "Do you think this is normal?" Many people would reply that it was not normal. Some people even said that the government had made a mistake.
Clarify the truth through voice-enabled chat rooms. Many forms such as singing or reciting poems can be used to clarify the facts about Falun Gong via online voice-enabled chat rooms. When we put our hearts into the effort and think only of Dafa, our words will move people's hearts.
I was born into a poor literary family, and now I'm almost 70 years old. I loved to listen to my grandfather read The Classic of the Virtue of the Tao during my childhood. Now my mother is 91 years old, and she is a Falun Dafa practitioner. In 1996, my aged mother mailed me two books: Falun Gong and Zhuan Falun. I eagerly read them through in one night and thus began to understand the true meaning of life and the universe's profound mysteries. I experienced dramatic improvements in both my physical and mental health. I found a new spring in my step and felt quite energetic. I have not had the need to take any medication over the past seven years. When I read Teacher's books, Teacher would enlarge the words to twice their normal size for me. I have seen divine beings and the scene of a Falun Dafa cultivation field, which was covered by a vast sheet of red light. Shortly after April 25, 1999, my husband finally walked onto the path of Dafa cultivation. My granddaughter loved to kiss Teacher's Fa picture and Falun emblem. From my grandfather to my granddaughter, everyone--except one generation that does not believe that there is a home in heaven--of the four generations of people in our family resolutely believe in Teacher.
News and Activities from Around the World
Some experiences in introducing Dafa to young people and children in Israel: We went to an elementary school to hold a seminar for introducing Falun Gong. Near the end, the students drew pictures about the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance according to their feelings. Their teachers said that the pictures the students drew were extraordinarily good. We did not mention Falun, but one student drew a Falun. Another student even drew a set of exercises that we did not demonstrate. Later, we introduced Falun Dafa to the students a few more times, and the children learned very seriously and attentively. Seeing this happen, I said to myself, "These children might very well be a part of the next generation of Dafa practitioners."