Clarifying the Truth from Different Angles
(Clearwisdom.net) In order to save sentient beings and inspire their kindness and conscience, we have to clarify the truth repeatedly. I would like to share with everyone some of my experiences and understandings.
We should make people aware that it is not wrong for us to believe in being good people. It is a basic human right that the Constitution bestows upon citizens. No matter what power an individual has, he should not violate the Constitution. The persecution of Falun Gong is the result of Jiang Zemin trampling the Constitution and abusing his power. We should help people understand that practicing Falun Gong is something legal and good to do.
Because of the long-term propaganda by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the majority of Chinese do not think favorably and even feel hostile toward the United States. Many people also feel a sense of hostility because Master lives in the United States. As a result, it is a very negative effect we must consider when we clarify the truth. I try with compassion to inspire their kindness by telling people, "In history, when Boddhidarma [a famous Buddhist cultivator from India in ancient China] traveled to the East and when Confucius traveled to different countries, their purpose was to spread the truth. In 1995, when Master Li went to the United States and many other countries, his purpose was to spread the truth of the universe. Currently the truth of Falun Gong has spread to over eighty countries and it is warmly welcomed. Just as the Canadian people realize that "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" not only belongs to China, it is also the moral standard that all people around the world should follow. Besides, the persecution of Falun Gong began openly in 1999." After hearing this, many people voluntarily addressed our Master as Teacher Li instead of impolitely calling Master's name directly.
For the past seven years, we have been exposing the persecution. Many confused ordinary people still think that we are trying to get involved in politics. On this point, we Dafa disciples should be very clear-minded. I usually tell them, "The Communist Party members and cadres are corrupt as a group. They embezzle from the common people tens and hundreds of billions of yuan. When we comment on it and expose it, you cannot say that we get involved in the corruption. It is the same idea when we expose the fact that the Chinese Communist Party persecutes Falun Gong, started all kinds of political movements against its own people, and killed over eighty million people. You are not going to say that we common people are getting involved in politics. The world knows that the CCP is a dictatorship government. When the CCP alleges that someone else gets involved in politics, isn't it deceiving its own people by putting a label on them? We Chinese people are all victims. To clarify the truth with kindness is to fulfill our responsibility to our nation, to our Chinese people, and it shows our true love for our people. We are compassionately saving sentient beings." Since all common people dislike the corrupt government officials, it is better if we can give them examples to help make our point.
Some people believe that the Chinese Communist Party was not good before, and now it is improving. In order for people to become aware of the evil nature of the Party, we can tell them, "When Central China Television reported that a secretary general of a certain district made profits by selling government positions, after investigation, it was found that it was the government officials at different levels who did this. When society tried to crack down on gangsters, after investigation, it was found that it is the government officials that supported the gangsters behind the scenes. When they cracked down on hundreds and thousands of illegal coal mines that sacrificed people's lives for profits, the big shareholders of those coal mines were actually revealed to be Party cadres at different levels. From the CCP's staging of the Tiananmen Square Self-immolation incident to defame Falun Gong, to the recent exposure of the CCP harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners for huge profits, can we say that the CCP is getting better now?"
Some people cannot help but believe that they are spending the money of the Chinese Communist Party. They say, "The CCP is still in power, so what can you do?" I tell them, "The CCP is corrupt as a group. It is ruling the country with all kinds of falsifications. As a result, lots of workers are unemployed, lots of farmers have no choice but to leave their hometown to become migrant workers. It has become a serious social problem for little kids to be left at home. There are three heavy mountains weighing down on the Chinese people, namely: students cannot afford to go to school, patients cannot afford to see the doctor, and residents cannot afford to buy houses. Besides, the money we spend is the money that we earn on our own. It is the Chinese people who created the wealth. Without the Communist Party ruling the country, our nation and people would live better lives. This is a very good comparison to South Korea and North Korea. The Soviet Union disintegrated, and seven European countries rejected their Communist dictatorship. Their countries are all better for that choice."
The above is my personal experience in clarifying the truth.