Germany: Clarifying the Truth to the Deputy Mayor of Berlin
(Clearharmony.net) Regarding Jiang's trip to Germany in April, practitioners hired a counselor to contact the deputy mayor of Berlin, who is in charge of local affairs, and arrange a meeting on September 13 for himself and two practitioners. Another practitioner wrote a letter to make another appointment two hours later on the same day.
On the night before the meeting, the five practitioners who would meet the deputy major studied the Fa with other practitioners and discussed the next day's two meetings according to the Fa. We realized that it was not accidental to meet the same officer twice on the same day. We were to clarify the facts deeply and thoroughly, point out the wrongdoings committed by participating persons with compassion and caution them not to be controlled and used by evils.
The next day when two practitioners and their counselor talked with the deputy mayor, a police officer and a personal assistant, other practitioners were sending forth righteous thoughts outside, as were practitioners in other cities. The officers did not know what exactly had happened in Berlin last April, and were astonished when the counselor presented the specific cases. The deputy mayor said that under first-class security precautions, it was imaginable to have restrictions on freedom; however, what he disagreed with was different treatments for different races. They would investigate the case and respond with a policy that would make sure this kind of thing would not happen again. Based on the principle of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance," practitioners told them with benevolence that what happened was not good for Germany, and we did not want to see more people accused of supporting the Chinese government's persecution because of not knowing the truth. Afterwards, the counselor said he was surprised but happy to see that the atmosphere was amiable and practitioners did not mean to blame anyone. The dialogue between practitioners and every government department will continue in cities where the PRC head had been.
Two hours later, the other three practitioners talked with the deputy mayor and the police officer about what Falun Gong was and Jiang's evil persecution in China for more than one hour. One policeman practitioner said Falun Gong brought him internal harmony and peace, and he became more rational and benevolent when dealing with people and issues in his job. Then we watched the video of "An Appeal to the Whole World." As they concentrated on the video, tears flickered in their eyes. They said they understood the Chinese government's way of doing things and that Falun Gong was peaceful. In the beginning, they were concerned that we intended to spread the Fa to them; then they realized that we were only talking about the persecution. Certainly, we also mentioned the peaceful state of Falun Gong practitioners that comes from cultivating "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance." We noted that Mr. Schroeder and Mr. Fischer had different attitudes about Falun Gong. The deputy major was astonished about Mr. Schroeder's willingness to avoid mentioning the persecution of Falun Gong and said we had to keep up our effort.
Afterwards, we exchanged opinions with the counselor, and he was impressed by the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance," as they were reflected in the way we behaved. We feel that upper-level politicians are not aware of what exactly happened in April when Jiang visited Germany. The messages they receive are filtered and therefore, this kind of direct dialogue is essential. Appealing to higher-levels is a good chance to clarify the facts deeply and thoroughly. Besides, the way we behave according to "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance" is also a very important part of clarifying the truth. Meanwhile, we should not be obstructed by human kindness. We have to point out the wrongdoings committed by everyday people with righteous thoughts and inform them of the serious consequences of such wrongdoings.