June 8, 2003


When I was making a phone call to a labor camp in China to clarify the facts of Falun Gong, a man picked up the phone. I told him I had gotten this phone number from an international website, and I was very concerned about the persecution that was taking place in this labor camp. He said he did not work in the labor camp, but I proceeded to tell him the truth about Falun Gong anyway.

After I told him about the lawsuits being brought against Jiang Zemin worldwide for his persecution and killing of Falun Gong practitioners, I thought I had clarified the truth sufficiently and began to wrap up the conversation. But suddenly he said, "Please tell me more!" Regardless of what his intentions were for saying this, I agreed to stay on the phone and continued to calmly clarify the facts further.

I proceeded to tell him about my personal cultivation experience and the popularity of Falun Gong in Taiwan, and he then asked me why I had decided to make this phone call. I told him I had no other purpose but to clarify the facts; I was not against the Chinese government and had no interest in politics. I said, "I just hoped to give you a good opportunity to learn the truth of Falun Gong. There is a saying in Chinese culture: 'If you receive a drop of favor from someone, you should give back a stream-full in return'. I have received so many physical health benefits from practicing Falun Gong, but now Falun Gong is being severely slandered and persecuted in China. I feel it is my responsibility and obligation to step forward and expose this injustice to my fellow Chinese. I thought this was one way I could accomplish this." He then asked, "Is your only intention to tell me the truth?" I replied: "Yes."

Before we ended our conversation, I thanked him for being able to talk about Falun Gong in a calm manner. He then told me that he hopes we practitioners can make more phone calls to mainland Chinese and clarify the facts to them as well. I think this was his way of encouraging me, as well as a process of positioning himself well in the future.

I feel it is not difficult to clarify the facts. When our righteous thoughts and compassion are abundant, we will be able to do it with wisdom and do it well.