My Experience of Clarifying the Truth to Chinese on the Internet
Recently when I clarified the truth to the precious Chinese people on the Internet, I met some people who have righteous thoughts. Here I would like to share my experiences with you.
I found that many sentient beings are deceived by the Jiang regime. Some people have hatred in their hearts towards Dafa. When I told them the truth, some people realized it immediately, and their thoughts became righteous. They even wanted to help me reveal the truth to other Chinese people. Some people said that there is nothing they can do to the Communist Party, so they felt they couldn't help. Although many people don't have the courage to talk more about Falun Gong on the Internet, they appreciated what I did. Some people were very humorous and made jokes about Chinese policeman. I also met some evil people who were very hard to persuade. But I always kept a compassionate heart, because I thought I could be their last hope. Even if the person had no compassion left in his or her heart, I still would not give up, because I knew if I gave up, maybe he or she would have no other chance to know the truth. Sentient beings come this world to assimilate to Dafa, and our task is to save them. During this period of revealing the truth on the Internet, I came to understand Master's poem "Assisting the Fa" in a much deeper way.
Since the self-immolation was such a major incident in China, I always started with that when I chatted with people on the Internet. Master said, "when we clarify the truth to save them, we need to tailor it to the mindsets modern people have." When I first "met" someone on the Internet, usually I would not say anything about the persecution. Instead I would ask the other person to answer three questions: 1. Would you treat a person whose clothing was on fire by exposing them to more air or by wrapping them up? 2. If a patient's trachea and bronchi were badly burned from breathing hot air, could the patient sing loudly? 3. If a person holding a plastic soda bottle filled with gasoline is engulfed in flames, which will burn first, the person's hair and bottle or the person's body? Because the other people don't know why I am asking these three questions, they are not hostile towards me. Then, when I tell them that the self-immolation in China was a set-up and describe the loopholes as reported in the Xinhua news, they accept the truth very easily.
In order to arouse people's benevolent thoughts, I sometimes tell them truth-clarifying stories and explain that good will be rewarded with good and evil with evil. This also has good results. One time, after I had explained about the self-immolation, the other person said that, while he accepted what I said about that incident to be the truth, he thought the saying "good will be rewarded good and evil with evil" to be superstition. When he told me his job was medical research, I used the scientific article "The Knowing Water" on the PureInsight website to show how people's benevolent thoughts can change the water's structure. I also mentioned an experiment which indicated that white blood cells of practitioners live longer than those of non-practitioners. He said he was very glad that I had shared with him what I knew, and he also asked for the website address of the articles. In "Validation," (Essentials for Further Advancement) Master Li said, "Then, as a cultivator, you should make use of all feasible conditions to spread Dafa and validate Dafa as a correct and true science, rather than preaching or idealism--this is every cultivator's obligation." From my experience, I learned that to clarify truth, we should cover all aspects and help people in accordance with their attachments. I found that the articles on the PureInsight website are very helpful for clarifying the truth.
In the article "Rationality," Master said, "Validate the Fa with rationality, clarify the truth with wisdom, spread the Fa and save people with mercy." In the process of clarifying the truth, when my heart is full of mercy and without any attachment of pursuit, the effect is the best. I learned that a compassionate heart is most important in clarifying the truth. Once when I entered a chat room and had just started to chat with someone, another person said he had chatted with me last time about self-immolation, but he did not believe what I had said. I thought that this person must really predestined to be in contact with me, so I chatted with him again. This time he understood the truth, then asked me why I kept telling people about this on the Internet and if I received compensation for doing it. I told him that I didn't pursue profit, but just did not want to let my conscience down. He said, "You are so kindhearted as if you are a deity." His hostility towards Dafa disappeared immediately and was replaced by respect for Dafa. Sometimes I would share lessons in history and prophecy with people. One day after I clarified the truth about self-immolation, I mentioned the Mayan culture, the spread of Dafa, and the prevalence of pestilence in the Roman empire after the government of Rome persecuted the Christians. One young man really enjoyed my topic. Because this was an open forum and there were other people listening, too, I chatted all morning. By lunchtime I thought I had had a positive effect, so I told everyone that I was leaving to eat lunch. That young man would not let me go. He asked me to come back with my lunch and keep chatting with him. He repeated several times that he believed what I said because I was very kindhearted. He also said, "Your teacher must be reincarnated from a giant deity." In fact, sentient beings are all waiting for us to tell them the truth-- their side that is aware is eagerly waiting for us.
Another time, I met a female college student in a chat room. I asked her to help me test if a certain web site was blocked or not, then I clarified the truth of persecution to her and asked her to look at the site. After viewing the site, she said she understood the truth and asked me if it was ok to forward this web site address to her friend. I was really moved. She also thanked me for letting her know about this site. She said she had a very strong sense of justice and would like to help me to reveal the truth. On some occasions, I have met people with very strong righteous thoughts who have given me suggestions on how to improve my efforts to let more people know the truth. In the "Fa Lecture at the Conference in Florida USA," Master said,: "Through Dafa disciples' giving their all in clarifying the truth, many people have really come to see all of this, and they have a lot of righteous thoughts. I think, then, that for these people it's not just an ordinary matter of seeing what Dafa is-- they might also come to say some fair things about Dafa, and then they will have in fact already laid for themselves an excellent foundation for their beings in the future." I felt so happy when I saw people's righteous behavior. Master also said at the Florid Conference, "Let me tell you this: next to your own cultivation, currently the most important thing is clarifying the truth, because this is directly saving sentient beings, it's directly saving the people of the future, and it also demonstrates the magnificence of Dafa and Dafa disciples. In such a difficult environment you're still managing to save sentient beings." I was enlightened that if we do well with Master's requirement and make those old forces admire us, then we actually are helping them to assimilate to Dafa.
In the current process of Fa-rectification, studying the Fa well, clarifying the truth, and sending forth righteous thoughts must be done well simultaneously. Recently, because of sending forth righteous thoughts and other projects, I had not been in the chat room on the Internet for 2 weeks until one day Master Li enlightened me in a dream. An ordinary friend asked me how long it had been since I had chatted on the Internet. I woke suddenly and felt that our teacher is taking care of us every minute. Master Li already mentioned in "Taking the Middle Way," "Because of disciples' difference in understanding, some disciples always go from one extreme to the other." I understood that in doing these three things, we can't overemphasize one at the expense of the other two. Master said: "The Fa-rectification of the human world is coming soon." Let us cherish every second, save sentient beings and consummate everything.