Clarifying the Truth Using Our Actions and Words
Since Falun Dafa disciples cherish the great aspiration of assisting the Teacher in Fa rectification and saving sentient beings, our every single thought is crucial. If our thoughts are not on the Fa, and do not meet the standard of the Fa imposed on us at this period, when they reflected to the surface of human body, each word and deed, becomes the omission that could be utilized by the evil and old forces. Therefore only if our actions and words are pure and righteous, can we truly assist Teacher in the Fa rectification and saving sentient beings.
"For a practitioner, one's mind-intent dictates supernormal abilities to do things. For an everyday person, one's mind-intent directs the four limbs and the sensory organs to work..."(Zhuan Falun)
I went to a remote countryside when I was forced to leave home and lived in the home of one of my relatives. The people in the village are all kindhearted. They all knew that I practiced Falun Gong. At the beginning they were afraid of me because the lies of the evil have really poisoned many people. They knew little about Falun Dafa. They rarely saw materials explaining the facts of Falun Dafa. Someone saw it but did not dare to read it. Fearing trouble, my relative also forbade me from explaining the facts to other people. Explaining the facts, saving sentient beings and assisting Teacher in Fa rectification is the mission and duty of Falun Dafa disciples. I pondered how I could help these kindhearted people to escape the poison? Should I explain the facts personally to them? This would be difficult, as I could contact very few people.
I know all people are watching my every single word and action, even my relatives. Then let their hearts be changed through my every single word and action!
"The environment is created by you, yourselves, and it, too, is essential for your improvement."
"Environment" in Essentials for Further Advancement
Since the country people knew that I had never worked in the field, I felt this would be the best way. In the heat of summer, the sweat flowed over my face, and drenched my clothes as if I was being washed in the water. My face was darkly tanned. They saw my always-smiling face, as if I never knew tiredness or bitterness. After a period of time, I could see that the overall effect was quite good. The countrymen started to look at me in a new way and it was easier to clarify the truth to them. Someone took the initiative to ask me, "You don't look like what the TV says. What on earth is the incident of Self-immolation?" I spoke about several doubtful points of the self-immolation, telling them it is full of loopholes and is totally fabricated, for the purpose of incriminating Falun Gong. I used an analogy to explain: when lighting a stove, if the fire is not lit well and there is lots of smoke, people will cough and their throat will become coarse. However the person in "self-immolation" incident could still speak normally after drinking the petroleum, lighting the fire and sitting under such a high temperature. Is it possible? Isn't it a play to cheat people?" After such a comparison they became clear. Someone said, "You don't need to say anymore. We knew the propaganda on TV is false after we saw you. They are incriminating Falun Gong. If you had behaved badly, we would have sent you to police station earlier." Now they all say to me: You just stay here. It is not problem no matter how long you live here.
"In your efforts to save sentient beings you've labored so hard to allow people to have a new understanding of us. So when you don't do well, it's quite possible you are unwittingly undermining the efforts you've made and some of the things you plan to do. You are cultivators, whose conduct is [supposed to be] pure and righteous. There are so many people who think you're great just by having seen how you act. If we don't pay attention to our own behavior in our daily lives, everyday people will see our actions and, since they can't get to know you at a deep level such as by studying the Fa, they will just look at how you act. And it's possible that one sentence or one action of yours will make them unsavable or create a bad impression of Dafa. We need to think about these things."
(Teaching the Fa at 2002 Boston Fa Conference).
Through this period of experience, I realize that every single action and word of a Falun Dafa disciple can really expose the lies and save worldly people. This can happen if we behave well, because we have represented Falun Dafa in the human world. In order to save all sentient beings please watch every single word and deed and step well the last steps on the way of Fa rectification. I hope Falun Dafa practitioners who have relatives in remote areas can take some time to visit them, clarifying the truth by your actions. It is better than giving them a flyer explaining the truth about Falun Dafa. Of course, I do not mean that flyers explaining the truth are not good. Since they are our relatives, they know us best and they are also sentient beings we are trying to save.
Above is some of my enlightenment on my level. Please correct me compassionately if there is something that is not proper.
* Quote based on the article "Sage" in the book Essentials for Further Advancement.