Be Diligent Together; Improve As A Whole Body
Shared at 2003 Washington DC Falun Dafa Conference
(Clearwisdom.net) To encourage more and more practitioners to make phone calls to clarify the truth, recently practitioners in this phone team held demonstration tours in many cities in Taiwan, to share their telephone calling experiences. During the process of making phone calls, they have not only improved their Xinxing quickly, but also better understood the Fa principles of saving sentient beings with great compassion. It's more meaningful to go through the process than to look for results from the phone call, because we are doing what Falun Dafa disciples should do. It is more important to make phone calls with a pure heart.
Using a mobile phone, practitioners demonstrated how to make phone calls to city residents and peasants, to police departments, labor camps, and so on. Practitioners in the group helped each other, complemented each other. When someone is calling, the others are sending forth righteous thoughts. Some are young, some are old, and some are housewives in the group. We usually begin the conversation by sharing our concern for our hometowns, our praise for our motherland; then we talk about the truth and share our gratitude for Falun Dafa, being thankful for the opportunity to teach people to be compassionate, and explain how Falun Dafa has been slandered. In many cases, all of us sang "Falun Dafa Is Good," "Coming For You," and other songs composed by Dafa practitioners over the phone to those precious Chinese people. The audience listened from the beginning to the end and thanked us for telling them the facts. At the end all the practitioners were in tears, because one more being in the universe now knows that "Falun Dafa is good."
Every demonstration would encourage some practitioners to start to make phone calls. To demonstrate and share experiences making phone calls is not to obtain recognition or praises from other practitioners, but to encourage each other that all of us can step forward to validate Falun Dafa, and do a Falun Dafa disciple's duty. Looking back at the demonstration tours in many areas, some practitioners were touched, and stepped forward, and more and more practitioners became better coordinated and supportive of each other. The whole body became more favorably united and much more elevated in level. Of course some practitioners have not stepped forward. They are still in the process of individual cultivation. We are one body. We will continue to care for them and understand them. The whole body will lead individuals; individuals will make up the whole body. Let's be diligent together! Our future is bright.
Summary for the Taiwanese "Quick Response" Calling Group
The evil persecution of Dafa disciples in some areas of Mainland China is still very severe. To eliminate the evil quickly in order to reduce the persecution of Mainland practitioners, a "quick response phone group" was set up within the Taiwanese phone team. This group focused on those persecution cases reported by Minghui Net and collected by North American practitioners. They called the "610 Offices,"* police departments, forced labor camps, and education camps in China to clarify the truth. They also shared experiences, to lead more practitioners to participate in this group.
Generally speaking, calls to the people possessed by the evil are more difficult because recipients will scold us or hang up the phone. In fact as long as we let go of our notions, the evil will be weakened because the people possessed by the evil are also ordinary people. So we treat the evil as ordinary people to clarify the truth to, we tell them that Falun Dafa disciples are cultivators who are good people; Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa, which teaches people to be compassionate. Then these phone calls are easier than calls to residents, because we are righteous and evil will not win over righteousness.
In the beginning, there were a few members in the quick-response calling group blocked by fear, so it was not easy to run the group. Those few people did not work as a whole body. After looking inward and sharing Fa principles, we enlightened that the "610 Offices," forced labor camps, and police departments who persecute practitioners in China are the centers of the evil forces. Eliminating evil cannot wait. It is a Falun Dafa disciple's undeniable responsibility. To those practitioners who are afraid to call, we should encourage them with great tolerance, lead them with Falun Dafa principles, and work together for this sacred and magnificent task. From these enlightening incidents and furthering our understandings, after two weeks the situation improved. Several practitioners continuously called the people possessed by evil and shared their understanding. Gradually, more and more practitioners from many cities and counties participated in the quick-response calling group, which also generated an energy field to eliminate evil by the whole body.
Now more and more practitioners from the United States, Canada and Australia have participated in the global quick-response calling groups and phone teams. Many of them do other Hongfa work as well. We need more people to strengthen the power of clarifying the truth. We encourage those who are not very busy and other practitioners to join in clarifying the truth over the phone. Master said at the 2003 Midwest-U.S. Fa Conference, "Every phone call from our students shocks them to the point that they can't sleep at night, they're that afraid."
The Following is a simple experience from one practitioner on the phone team. One night, before making the phone call, I didn't know what to say. I knew the evil was trying to block me from calling. Then I remembered what Master said in "Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference,"
"As for whether the result is good, don't look at the other party, it comes from your minds. If you want it to be good then it will be good. And if you don't intend to make it good, or if your mind is unsteady, then it won't be easy to rectify things. In other words, you need to have strong righteous thoughts."
So I let go of my notions. It didn't matter how to start. Calling them is to give them an opportunity. Why should we let the words stop us. So I placed a call to the head of a city police office. I told him I got his number from the Internet and told him point blank that I heard some practitioners were persecuted severely in his department. He denied this, and was unfriendly at first. I used my righteous thoughts to tell him peacefully, about how I benefited in both body and mind from Falun Dafa cultivation, and Falun Dafa has been spread all over the world. After he listened to me, he told me three practitioners in the police department had been released. Then he asked me to send him more truth-clarifying materials and he also wanted to practice Falun Gong. When I heard this, I smiled. As long as I followed the Fa, everything has been well arranged.
Young Taiwanese practitioners call to clarify the truth
When promoting phone calls to clarify the truth, we noted that it's important to have young disciples participate, as they are also the particles of Dafa. So we started children's programs to have children practitioners make phone calls in a group. At first they made their own draft for a calling script. For example, a six-year-old girl told us to speak into the phone like this, "How are you? I am calling from Taiwan to tell you a true fact, which is that Falun Gong teaches me to be a good child. Please remember that Falun Dafa is good. Thank you. Goodbye." Special time is arranged so that children attending the Minghui School and want to make phone calls can do it. Sometimes the calls are made with a small group lead by an assistant, sometimes with a bigger group using a speakerphone. Every child can hear the conversation, and those who are not talking are sending forth righteous thoughts. Thus every child participates. On the surface, it looks like a child is explaining the facts. In fact, we understood that it's also part of the whole body. Young practitioners also realized the importance of clarifying the truth.
One practitioner has a four-year-old daughter. After the first Minghui School calling event, although she didn't make a call at that time, she wanted to make phone calls after she got home. She said a few sentences; then her mother continued. It had a very good effect. Some other practitioners were afraid to call, but once they saw other children calling, they also picked up the phone. In general, children's calls sound very natural and the results are very good.
Recently, Taiwanese phone teams also cooperated and coordinated with other truth telling project groups, which generated an even greater energy field as a whole body to clarify the truth. If Falun Dafa practitioners can cooperate and coordinate with each other selflessly, we will form an unbreakable whole body, and carry out the greatest power of the Fa.
Please allow me to end this experience sharing by quoting Teacher's words in the article "Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Disciples" (Essentials for Further Advancement II)
"Disciples, be diligent! Everything that's the most magnificent and the most wonderful is developed in the process of your validating Dafa. Your vows will become testaments of your future."
* "610 Office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.