(Clearwisdom.net) A few years ago, a fellow practitioner traveled to Beijing to appeal to the authorities for justice for Falun Dafa. After returning home, her workplace unit refused to let her return to work and even sent four employees to monitor her every day, including her husband who worked in the same company. This practitioner shared with me on several occasions. Initially, I thought, "She has been talking about this issue for ages and it is disrupting my time for Fa study." However, she kept on talking about it and I realized all of a sudden, "Isn't this issue related to me as well? What should I do then?" This practitioner told me that her dismissal and persecution were instigated by her workplace bureau chief. So I thought, "This bureau chief does not know the truth of the persecution and is controlled by the evil, so let's go look for this bureau chief!"

After my fellow practitioner left, I started to write to the bureau chief, telling him what Falun Gong is, why workers in his company were traveling to Beijing to appeal, and what retribution he would suffer for helping to persecute Falun Gong. I also told his wife in a letter that her family would receive very good returns if she would try to persuade her husband to be compassionate and not perform evil deeds.

When this practitioner returned the next day, I asked her to send the letters. A week later, this practitioner came to me happily and told me that her bureau chief had read the letter, and all the people who were monitoring her had been dismissed. I asked how she knew, and she told me that the bureau chief's wife had told people in the office who then passed it on to her.

On another occasion, in order to clarify the truth to people across the nation, I collated large numbers of addresses and sent truth-clarification materials through the mail to many places across the nation. One day, another practitioner told me that our recent mailings had not been delivered. I asked her why, and she told me that there was someone working in the post office that specialized in filtering out Falun Gong mail. Our mail was be piled up and shredded. I asked if this happened every day, and she said yes, even though there were practitioners who worked in the post office. Even they were unable to help with this.

I thought, "Alright, since you look through all the letters, then I'm going to write a letter to you for you to find." I took out my pen and paper, and wrote to this person, clarifying the truth. After receiving the first letter, she was unmoved and said that she did not believe it at all, so I wrote a second letter. After the second letter, she threw all the filtered letters at her supervisor and left in a fury. Seeing how she had changed after she learned the truth, I continued writing to her. After receiving the third letter, she said, "I will not do this anymore." Practitioners were able to send letters successfully from then on. This incident also had a great impact on the local area. Policemen scurried everywhere trying to match handwriting records, but their efforts were futile.

On another occasion, a female practitioner was sent to a brainwashing center by her workplace unit. This practitioner was able to escape with righteous thoughts under Master's protection but was unable to return home or go back to work. I thought that all this was within the umbrella of the old forces' persecution, so shouldn't we deny it? After meeting with this practitioner and sharing our thoughts, we reached the conclusion that we would have to break through these evil factors.

Master taught us,

"Wherever there's a problem, that is where you need to clarify the truth and save people. Don't take a detour when you run into difficulties. When you see something that does us harm, or when you see something blocking our validating the Fa, don't take a detour-you should face it, and clarify the truth and save those beings. This is the compassion (cibei) of a Dafa disciple, and it's our saving lives. At the same time, when you're clarifying the truth you can resolve the problem of many people having been deceived, the misunderstandings, and the prejudice. After all, the lies in the propaganda from this evil persecution that's happening in China have misled sentient beings. They have covered up the truth with a deceitful show. When met with the truth, people will think things over carefully, and how people respond to all this is their own choice." ("Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference," July 22, 2002)

I decided to follow Master's teaching. While this practitioner was clarifying the truth to her workplace supervisors through the mail, I also found contacts in her workplace to help her clarify the truth. I also wrote directly to her workplace supervisors. I told each one: "In this selfish society where everyone simply follows the flow of society, your workplace has such a great worker, a truly compassionate person worthy of protection, and you have to make the right choice as a human being not to cooperate with the evil." A month later, one of this practitioner's colleagues found someone who knew me and told me to pass the message to the practitioner that she could now return to work. They also promised her that nothing would happen to her and that they would notify her of any potential danger. With everyone's support, this practitioner was able to return to work in a righteous and open manner.

There are many similar examples in clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings. I believe that there are many ways of saving sentient beings and that we should not be restricted to any one of them. However, whether any of these methods succeed is due to our own xinxing. With compassion and righteous thoughts, we should clarify the truth wherever and whenever problems arise.

This is just my own understanding. Please feel free to point out any inadequacies.