Some Thoughts Evoked from Recent Truth-Clarification Activities
Recently, when I went on a local Chinese website, I unexpectedly found the people online were all chatting about Falun Gong.
When I first saw this and as I went on, I was very happy. This topic was initiated by an ordinary person whose classmate was jailed due to practicing Falun Gong. So his heart was moved, and he felt that Falun Gong practitioners should not be persecuted. It seemed that many of the ordinary people understood the persecution of Falun Gong and disapproved of it. However, the more I looked, the more I felt uncomfortable because the majority of them still opposed Dafa and believed the Chinese government's slander. They debated, but most shared a common point of view that Falun Gong was bad, that practitioners were uneducated, and other lies spread by Jiang and his followers. The controversial topic was that, though it might be considered bad, should Falun Gong be persecuted? Many people cursed the Communist Party, but also Dafa too.
It looks like many of them have come to understand that the persecution is wrong through our clarifying the truth. Still, not many of them know that the propaganda of the Chinese Communist Party is false, perhaps because the lies, especially those most despicable tactics the Party uses to deceive people, have not been disclosed enough, and the people have been exposed to too much deceit over the last few years. Once ordinary people find out these tactics the Chinese Communist Party fabricate, in the end, they will be very angry.
Recently, the chatting about Falun Gong on overseas Chinese websites has evidently increased. Sometimes, people will chat about it for a few days. In the past, people were reluctant to bring up the topic of Falun Gong, but now, people are willing to raise the topic on their own initiative. Most people online are starting to be disgusted with the persecution. It is a pity that most still do not realize the truth, and they all need us to go further in clarifying the truth.
I also feel that both clarifying the truth with media and clarifying the truth face to face in person are necessary, and they mutually complement each other. In the past, I have visited some friends who were ordinary people. It is true that when I was chatting with them, I discovered that though many of them had seen truth clarifying VCDs, newspapers, and flyers, they still did not understand the truth. However, because of their background knowledge through reading the truth-clarification materials, I could break the barrier very easily when chatting with my friends, and help them understand the truth. Although I would need to spend several hours every time, it was worthwhile, because from that point on, they would truly understand the truth of Falun Gong. Also, whenever I do this, Teacher would arrange the circumstances perfectly. There would always be some friends or neighbors that dropped by, or visited. Once talking about Falun Gong, they would be interested, and have many questions. They would ask me questions one by one, and then they would generally accept my answers. I feel that they had all accumulated quite a few questions, but never had a chance to ask them. As an internet buddy brought up a question on the internet today: "If Falun Gong is really that bad, then why do the practitioners still firmly persist in practicing? And also there are many practitioners who are well educated." He would feel puzzled; however, he actually has already used his mind to consider the issue. Then, another internet buddy responded roughly saying, "because there are so many Chinese people, there must be many foolish ones." Apparently, this response is not deliberate at all; however, the person who asked the question seemed casually to go along with it. If these people had a chance to ask a Dafa practitioner some questions, and listen to the truth, perhaps their obstructions would be removed.
This is just some of my experiences and thoughts that I wanted to share with everyone. Hopefully, everyone will make the best of their time and clarify the truth to even more people, to save them from danger.