Clarifying the Truth in Hong Kong, Righteous Thoughts Save Sentient Beings
(Clearwisdom.net) "Horse Fall-Down Island" is the first bus stop for tourists from Mainland China entering Hong Kong. They are startled to see banners reading "Falun Dafa is Wonderful" and "Bring Jiang Zemin to Justice." Some of them point the banners out to their friends. Most tourists are reluctant to take practitioners' materials. Practitioners hold poster boards and talk to the people, telling them the true situation of Falun Gong in China, as they wait for the next bus. As they get on the buses, practitioners lift the poster boards up to the windows of the bus to make it easier for them to read. The tourists read the poster boards intently. Some of them ask to see more. Once, I held a poster board in one hand and held two Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party in the other. A tourist inside a bus saw the poster. He knocked on the window and gestured for the Nine Commentaries. I quickly handed it to him through the window.
Another time, a group of Chinese tourists in formal business attire came. When I clarified the truth to them, a young tour guide said, "They are all high-ranking Chinese officials. They will not take your fliers." I said loudly, "High-ranking officials need to read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party more than anyone else. They need to know the evil nature of the CCP, so that they will not be deceived by CCP's lies." Finally all of the officials took the Nine Commentaries. There are also bad tour guides. One time, most of the mainland tourists took the truth-clarifying materials, but the tour guide said, "You cannot take those." Consequently, they all threw the materials on the ground.
Many Chinese tourists have lunch in the Huangpu District. We usually get there around 11 a.m. to hand out materials and play the Nine Commentaries video. I usually tell mainland tourists about the truth of the Tiananmen self-immolation. Once, when I opened my eyes after sending forth righteous thoughts, a Chinese man was squatting right in front of me. I immediately told him, "The Tiananmen immolation incident is a lie. You just saw the proper Falun Gong sitting meditation posture. Wang Jindong sat in the Chinese soldier's sitting posture. Do not be deceived by CCP. Falun Gong teaches people to be good people. Falun Gong practitioners do not kill. How could they commit suicide?"
During the summer break, many youngsters visit Hong Kong. Some kids can easily accept the truth, others are deeply deceived by the CCP. When we told them the truth, they would cover their ears. Sometimes, they would even shout at us. Some kids wanted to see the truth-clarifying poster boards, but their parents or teachers would not let them. One day, a group of kids just finished lunch and came to see the posters. Their teacher started to shout loudly. The kids were frightened and scattered quickly. I immediately went up and clarified the truth to the teacher. The teacher did not say a word until he got on the bus. I thought the teacher had a knowing side, and he was under CCP pressure. Finally I told the teacher not to stop the students from learning the truth.
"The summit lookout" is a very popular attraction, as it offers a magnificent night scene of Hong Kong. We put two televisions there to broadcast the truth-clarifying programs. Often 20 to 30 people would gather around to watch the video and read the posters. Tourists are more willing to take truth-clarifying materials in the night. Once, the Chinese tourists got on a bus. I stood by the bus door and gave each of them truth-clarifying materials and the Nine Commentaries. Most of the tourists accepted the materials. When all the tourists boarded the bus, the tour guide announced, "This is Falun Gong's gift to you." I immediately added, "Yes. Please cherish it! You should read it. It will bring you a bright future."
During my stay in Hong Kong, evil exploited my shortcomings, but I passed the test quickly with righteous thoughts and righteous actions. Cultivation is very serious. Every one of our thoughts is very important. Every day in Hong Kong, we need to move the material from the warehouse to the lobby and the parking lot. One day the lobby's elevator broke, so we moved all the materials crate by crate to the lobby via an underground walkway. Another practitioner and I moved a hundred or so posters. I saw two youngsters passing out advertisements. A bad thought came to my mind, "Hong Kong people have no compassion. When they see seniors move heavy boxes, they do not even offer help." As soon as this thought surfaced, I strained my lower back. I immediately realized that we should not rely on ordinary people to do Dafa work, we should do it ourselves. When I found my pitfall, my lower back felt much better. Later that morning, all the posters toppled. I stooped down to pick them up, but I strained my back again. It was very painful, and I could not stand up. Tears came out. At that time, I had a bad thought again, "Why is it worse this time?" This one thought caused me much pain.
Afterwards I looked inside myself. I had been busy recently, and I made the trip to Hong Kong in a haste. I have not paid attention to studying the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts. I used to remind fellow practitioners to pay attention to these things, but now I am neglecting the importance of them myself. Hong Kong is the battlefield of good and evil. How can we neglect studying the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts here? If I do not cultivate myself, how can I save sentient beings?
Two days after I hurt my back, I walked to the group Fa study. I kept telling myself, "I refuse to acknowledge the old forces' interference. I will walk the path Master arranged for me." Although it was not comfortable to walk, I pushed myself to clarify the facts and send forth righteous thoughts at the tour site. Practitioners hold an anti-torture exhibition every weekend at Causeway Bay and Kowloon to expose the organ harvesting atrocities. Hong Kong practitioners asked if I could go. I said not a problem, although my back still hurt. The pain went away eventually. From this test, I truly realized that even when practitioners are in tribulations, we must not delay any of the three things we need to do. The tribulations will be easy to pass.
Taiwan practitioners shoulder a lot of Dafa work, so there are fewer practitioners available to go clarify the facts in Hong Kong. Every day, tens of thousands of tourists come to Hong Kong from mainland China. They come to Hong Kong to learn the truth. Clarifying the truth to them face to face has had very good effects. Tourists themselves also become a media outlet when they return to China. It is also very convenient to go to Hong Kong from Taiwan. I urge fellow practitioners who have the time and money to go clarify the truth in Hong Kong.
August 23, 2006