Focusing on Study and Cultivation - Making the Best Use of Time to Diligently Rescue Sentient Beings (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On May 7, 2006, several hundred Falun Dafa practitioners gathered at Wufeng Agricultural Engineering University in Taizhong County to attend the Fa-study and experience sharing conference for "clarifying the facts to the precious Chinese people." In the same convention center where Teacher had given lectures in person, several fellow practitioners shared touching stories about spreading the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, promoting the "Three Withdrawals" [from the Chinese Communist Party, the Communist Youth League and the Young Pioneers] and clarifying the facts. Practitioners also shared their thoughts about what they have learned from these stories to remove attachments.
Several hundred Falun Gong practitioners gathered at Wufeng Agricultural Engineering University in Taizhong to attend an experience sharing conference to clarify the facts to the precious Chinese people
Making Phone Calls to China is a Process of Elevating Xinxing
A practitioner from Taoyuan shared her telephone fact-clarifying experiences to China. According to her, making phone calls enables one to find the responsible person directly and can suffocate the evil promptly and directly. By doing so, one also follows what Teacher had said,
"Wherever a problem occurs, that's where you need to clarify the facts." ("Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference")
For instance, a labor camp guard who had received the truth-clarification phone calls once told a detained practitioner, "When you're out, tell people that I never beat you." Some concerned personnel have asked practitioners nervously, "Am I on the evildoer's list?" This is exactly as Teacher had said,
"Every phone call from our students shocks them to the point that they can't sleep at night, they're that afraid." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Midwest-U.S. Fa Conference")
The process of making phone calls to China is also a way to improve. The practitioner shared that as long as she forgot about herself and only thought about rescuing the person at the other end of the line, she would see him/her gradually understand the truth. Teacher said,
"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. If you're thinking, 'I'm truly saving you. I'm truly telling you the facts,' then the result will be good." ("Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference")
A practitioner from Taipei shared his experience in overcoming fear. He said he had analyzed what he feared. It wasn't others' bad attitudes, but his being fearful of potential bad results of a phone call. Initially, he would often think of the possible bad results that could happen. After analyzing his thoughts further, he found himself to be too self-important and was afraid of being harmed or feeling bad. He realized that the evil had taken advantage of this attachment and created an illusion of bad results for him, to find excuses to avoid making such phone calls. Realizing his lack of righteous thoughts, he intensified his Fa-study and made phone calls when his righteous thoughts were strong. The results were good.
One day, he called a village head who had led the police to arrest practitioners. He had images of the village head being quite fierce. When he clarified the facts to him with a compassionate heart and asked him to help Falun Dafa practitioners, the village head said, "OK."
Targeting Misunderstandings in Truth-clarification
A practitioner from the Xinzhu area shared her experiences in clarifying the facts to mainland Chinese people, targeting their misunderstandings as well as breaking the layers upon layers of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) culture that were like a shield around them. For instance, to comments such as, "Give the CCP some time to improve," she replied, "The CCP has killed tens of millions of Chinese people and is still doing evil. In a democratic country it would have been punished a long time ago. How could it be possible to let it continue killing? Your idea is inconceivable!"
A Chinese woman answered this practitioner's phone call and said, "Yes! Yes! Yes! Many people in our village want to quit but don't know how. Please let me have the phone number [for calling in withdrawals]." The practitioner felt that many Chinese people are looking for ways to quit the Party. She therefore hopes that more practitioners can participate in the service of telling people how to quit the CCP. If every practitioner joins the "Service Center for Quitting the Party" to promote the idea of quitting the CCP in Mainland China, then the wicked Party would have no way to block the effort.
Different Truth-clarification Tools Rescue Different Sentient Beings
According to a practitioner from the fax team, truth-clarification through a fax guarantees reception of the information. As long as the line connects, the issue of any blockade does not exist. In addition, a fax can be handed around. For a period of time, she had heard practitioners' major experiences of face-to-face truth-clarification and thought, "What scale can the fax team reach? Shall I divide some of my efforts to participate in other projects?"
Experience sharing made her realize that faxing is a method to send a large number of fliers to all kinds of workplaces. It is a unique and essential part in truth-clarification. In addition, Teacher had approved faxing as a truth-clarification method, so therefore she persists in doing so.
A practitioner from Taipei related the following experience. One day when he called a police department head, that person told him, "A few days ago I received some materials from your group. Yesterday I received a text message on my cell phone from your group, and today I received your phone call. I have understood everything!" The practitioner realized that this was due to the power that practitioners exert when we form one body.
Overcoming Difficulties Operating a Computer While Rescuing Sentient Beings
Ms. Wang from Taizhong spoke of her experience promoting the "Three Withdrawals" over the Internet. She used to think computer software was too difficult to work with and was reluctant to learn. When she first started working in the Fast Service Center for Quitting the Party, the Internet users entering the website, one after another, wanted to quit the Party. She was overwhelmed by the numbers of people and could hardly handle it. She felt the urgency of rescuing sentient beings and started to take the initiative to learn how to use computer programs.
One day she ran into a veteran CCP member who had participated in the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. She sent him truth-clarification materials and witnessed the veteran CCP member's huge transformation, from the stubborn manner of maintaining the wicked Party to accepting the truth of "June 4," to seeing through the wicked Party's evil and then declaring that he quit. Finally, he thanked the practitioner for saving his soul and said, "Communist Party, die fast! Long live freedom!"
Ms. Wang was very tired one day after participating in other projects, and developed the mentality of pursuing comfort. She just wanted to go to bed. But as soon as she thought of not having logged onto the Fast Service Center for Quitting the Party for two days, and thinking about the sentient beings who were waiting to be rescued, she immediately went online. Unexpectedly, she met an Internet friend who had been looking for her for a month, wanting her to help twenty people with the "Three Withdrawals."
Ms. Chen, a practitioner from Gaoxiong, changed from being a "computer dummy" to administrator of a computer chat room. Initially she just wanted to create an environment for fellow practitioners to clarify the facts and rescue sentient beings. When the materials were ready, she gradually got help from fellow practitioners doing technical support. She used her own experiences to encourage fellow practitioners, that as long as we have a mind to rescue sentient beings and do not wait for or depend on others, Teacher will make the best arrangements for us.
Rescuing Sentient Beings is so Urgent that Blue or Green Doesn't Matter
A practitioner from Taipei shared his opinion in understanding the Blue Party and Green Party issue. He said that Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples came to rescue people. We of course cannot show a preference over sentient beings in either the Blue or Green Party. Right now, when we talk about the CCP's organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners, it seems that some people from a certain party would believe it more easily than people from the other party. He realized that part of the reason derives from everyday people's conventional way of thinking. The other part of the reason is that perhaps we have a preference of one party over the other.
The day passed quickly with these enthusiastic speeches, and many practitioners felt that the trip to this conference was well worthwhile. We hope that every one of us will treasure the paths we have walked and accomplish our prehistoric vows more diligently in the time remaining. During the conference, a practitioner quoted Master's words from "Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005." We were all moved. I'd like to share it here:
"Time is really very tight. You've all seen that the changes in this world, as well as those in the situation of Dafa disciples' validating the Fa, are happening fast. So as time continues to change, will you still have time to do what Dafa disciples should do? Why wouldn't you make the most of your time, then? Dafa disciples look at hardships as good things and as opportunities for improvement, and as the environment improves more and more, the hardship will become ever less. When you no longer need to clarify the truth and people are taking the initiative to come hear the truth from you or seek you out to learn the practice, won't you have lost the opportunity to establish your mighty virtue? Maybe you are thinking, "That's great, they can all come to learn, and it will save me some trouble." But you won't have the conditions for improving yourself then, right? So what I think is, no matter what, you need to treasure this period of time, for it will be gone in a flash." ("Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005")