(Clearwisdom.net) Teacher published the poem, "Hurry Up And Tell Them" in August, 2002.

"Hurry Up And Tell Them

As Dafa disciples tell people the facts,
It's like sharp swords shooting out together from their mouths,
Shredding apart the rotten demons' lies.
Lose no time and save them, hurry up and tell them."

Back then, some practitioners felt that time was so urgent, and forgot to be rational. This led to some practitioners being arrested or imprisoned which is a warning to us all. To be "hasty and reckless" is not the same thing as to "hurry up and tell them."

Through studying Falun Dafa and doing the three things for three years, I have a deeper understanding of "Hurry Up And Tell Them" now. Here are some of my understandings.

1. People we are in touch with all have predestined relationships with us. The true purpose of lives on earth is to practice Falun Dafa. But some people are so attached to fame and benefits that they forget their true purpose. Before complete enlightenment, we cannot see these things clearly. Just as Teacher has taught us, people's enlightened sides are eager to learn the truth about Falun Dafa. I am sorry to see that some elderly people have passed away. I realize that I did not "hurried up" enough for them. Although I clarified the truth to some of them, I did not make them understand. What's more sad is that some elderly practitioners (though very few) have also passed away as a result of holding onto strong human mentalities. I should have helped them by "hurrying up." One of my co-workers got cancer at just 40 years old. One of my closest friends that I grew up with is a police officer. He died suddenly of an illness in his early 40s. I only clarified the truth to him three times. I should have done more. Just as elderly people say, you never know if you'll be alive tomorrow. I have learned about the seriousness of "hurry" in "Hurry Up And Tell Them."

2. How a person lives his or her life is significant to their future. If we help someone to understand the truth, they can make better choices in life. Otherwise, we might regret the results. In a group study of Falun Dafa, we were shocked by a story a fellow practitioner told us.

He said: "My wife and I had wanted to go to my aunt's home to clarify the truth to her and her family. But since our aunt's family acted arrogantly towards us, we didn't like being in contact with them, so our plan to go to her home got postponed again and again. Finally, we went. To our surprise, they accepted our truth clarification about Falun Dafa, as well as the law of how "kindness is rewarded with kindness and evil meets with evil." In chatting with them, we learned that my aunt's daughter is a security officer in her company. Not long ago, a Falun Dafa practitioner was arrested when going to that company to clarify the truth. One security officer arrested the practitioner, but that officer's foot was injured." The practitioner regretted that they went to his aunt too late. If they had clarified the truth earlier, his aunt's daughter may have protected that practitioner and the arresting officer could have avoided committing the crime of persecuting practitioners.

Through this story, we discovered another aspect of the meaning behind "Hurry Up And Tell Them."

3. "Strangers" or even animals and plants are eager to learn the truth about Falun Dafa. We have so many experiences. Sometimes, when we randomly talk with someone, this is also related to "Hurry Up And Tell Them." Some "strangers" say "thank you" when accepting our truth materials or the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. Some practitioners found that when they posted truth-clarifying materials on objects or walls, the objects and walls said "thanks" once, then once again in a very happy mood. Even animals are eager to learn the truth about Falun Dafa.

October 6, 2005