Standing On a Righteous Foundation to Rescue Practitioners and Save More Predestined People by Clarifying the Truth to Those Who Work in Places Involved in Persecuting Dafa
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings to Respected Master! Greetings to fellow practitioners!
My article is about some understandings that I have gained from the process of rescuing fellow practitioners, in which I clarified the truth to staff and lawyers directly involved in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. Please correct me if there is anything not in accordance with the Fa.
Clarifying the Truth to Personnel Who Work in Places Involved in Persecuting Falun Dafa Practitioners
This past April, seven practitioners were arrested for distributing truth-clarification material in my county. At that time, fellow practitioners' overall situation in the county was very bad. At first, only family members of two fellow practitioners, who were themselves practitioners, went to related departments in the county government to clarify the truth and demand the release of the arrested practitioners. Most other practitioners' rescue efforts were limited to staying at home and sending righteous thoughts from there. In June, the county Procuratorate issued official warrants for the arrests of seven practitioners based on unfounded charges, and the case was transferred to the city Procuratorate. On July 22, after Teacher's "Fa Teaching at the U.S. Capital" was published, I read it over and over again, and some fellow practitioners and I shared our understandings. We realized that the most important and urgent task at present is to save people.
In "Fa Teaching at the U.S. Capital," Teacher said,
"Aside from what you as individuals need to go through and establish on your final road to Consummation, what is most important for you and most significant right now is to save people. If not for that, let me tell you, your cultivation would have concluded long ago."
"Even though the gods who have descended to the Three Realms come from different levels, it was only upon having steadfast faith in Dafa and the Fa-rectification that each came to the human world. They wanted to come here to obtain the Fa and, along with this, give their aid to Dafa while it was spread."
"I'm not talking about Dafa disciples or students who obtained the Fa at different times, but rather the human race's overall situation right now. Many beings and many things in human society have changed. With such beings before us, we must act, we must save them."
Teacher's Fa teaching touched me greatly. After having a serious discussion of our understandings, several practitioners and I decided to step forward to involve fellow practitioners in saving those people worked at places directly involved in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. We should make our rescue efforts not just for the sake of rescuing fellow practitioners but also for saving more people. Eight practitioners joined the effort to go to the city Procuratorate to clarify the facts. After the decision was made, practitioners in the county made a joint effort to send righteous thoughts.
On August 8, the eight practitioners went to the city Procuratorate over 200 kilometers away. Four practitioners stayed outside to send righteous thoughts, and another four went in to clarify the truth face to face. At first, the person we were looking for was not in. Practitioners sent strong righteous thoughts to make that person return to his post immediately. Soon after, that person was seen running up the stairs. We introduced ourselves, and the four of us inquired about the health of the detained practitioners, and in doing so we clarified the truth to the people that we came into contact with.
A clerk who worked in the Public Prosecution Section and was directly involved in this case listened to our explanation for a whole hour. We talked about Falun Dafa's goodness and its miraculous effect in healing illnesses. We told him heaven is eliminating the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and that it's imperative for him to quit the CCP. After listening to the facts, he agreed to quit the CCP-related organizations. The guard at the entrance of the Procuratorate also withdrew from the CCP organization that he belonged to.
We learned from the Procuratorate that the case had been submitted to the city Intermediate People's Court, so we went there that afternoon. We asked for information regarding the case. The clerk contacted the presiding judge of the Criminal Court to set up a meeting. The eight of us then worked together to clarify the truth to him.
The whole process went very smoothly. Regardless of who we talked to, our pure and compassionate field enabled the truth to sink in. It was as if those people were there just waiting for us to save them. Throughout the day, we clarified the facts to everyone we came in contact with, and about a dozen people agreed to withdraw from the CCP's organizations. One practitioner said, "I never thought that we could have the nerve to come to the Procuratorate and the courthouse to clarify the truth." Indeed, the reason why we were able to succeed was because we, as a whole, stood on a righteous foundation and upheld the importance of saving people. Everything was done by Teacher, whereas we only did the things in this dimension. Early that morning before going to the Procuratorate, an elderly practitioner had a vivid dream in which the Procuratorate building was filled with Buddhas, Taos and Gods, with a big Buddha in the center.
After this day, gradually the other practitioners joined us. We went to the Procuratorate three times, the Intermediate Court two times, the city Judicial Bureau once, and then the detention center where practitioners were detained. The impact we had was pretty significant. The more fellow practitioners came to clarify the truth, the more righteous thoughts we had and the less fearful we became. We felt more and more emboldened and eager to save all beings.
Taking Part in Explaining the Facts to Lawyers
The first time we went to the City Court to clarify the facts, we came across a law office by the entrance of the courthouse. We decided to talk to the lawyers, too. We ended up visiting seven law offices in the city, three in the neighboring county, and the ones in our county. Wherever we went, besides doing face-to-face truth-clarification, we always brought sufficient amounts of literature and VCDs. In particular, we gave every lawyer we encountered statements made by the human rights lawyer who defended Wang Bo's family in Shijiazhuang City.
Some of the lawyers we visited quickly withdrew from the CCP and its organizations. Some gave us their phone numbers and later quit the CCP-related organizations over the phone. The results were pretty good. Through our efforts, a few lawyers expressed their willingness to defend our fellow practitioners.
"When you are reaching out to people, that is when you are saving them. When people give support after becoming clear on the truth, thanks to your clarifying the facts, that is saving people; and the positive results they produce after they come to realize the truth is for saving people. In other words, after ordinary people manage to comprehend things and are able to offer support, the impact of that support can itself save people. You can take it a step further and say that when we do things, whether successful or not, those things are saving people all the same and clarifying the facts. That is what Dafa disciples do. If it weren't for the need to do such things, Dafa disciples' cultivation would have already concluded. So all of what you are doing now is meant for sentient beings." ("Fa Teaching at the U.S. Capital")
Teacher's words cannot be more clear. When we clarify the truth, we should constantly require ourselves to follow Teacher's Fa to do well, or our truth-clarification will not achieve a good effect. One time we went to a detention center in another county where fellow practitioners were detained. At the time, because of our attachments, we demanded that we see the fellow practitioners, but the staff at the detention center would not let us. When I saw another practitioner clarifying the facts to a staff member, I immediately realized that we had deviated from our main purpose of saving people. We immediately rectified the way we conducted ourselves. After this thought emerged, things changed quickly. The staff member in the detention center agreed to let us write down our message so that he could pass it to our fellow practitioners. We wrote down everything we wanted to say while the other practitioners explained the facts and persuaded them to quit the CCP-related organizations.
Making up for Past Inadequacies and Clarifying the Facts to Local Government Officials
We learned on September 20 that the case against the seven practitioners in our county had been sent back to the city Procuratorate. Following that, it was quickly returned to the county Procuratorate. After receiving this news, most of us realized that this was Teacher's arrangement to let us make up for our past inadequacies so that we could save more people in the local area. Of particular importance were government officials working in the Procuratorate, courthouse, 610 Office, Political Law Committee, and the Public Security Bureau--those who had directly participated in persecuting practitioners. This is an area where our truth clarification effort had fallen short. Another practitioner and I went to the Procuratorate twice to talk to the people involved in the case, and later several other practitioners got involved. Some went to talk to people face to face, while others wrote letters.
I was deeply touched by this rescue effort. Every time I go out to clarify the truth, my xinxing is elevated. In particular, the fellow practitioners' intentions, their compassion, the way they speak and their pure mindsets have constantly encouraged me so much that I have been able to cultivate away many attachments such as zealotry, showing off, fear, and validating myself. This is something that I was not able to achieve before.
Based on our experience, we realized that we should offer salvation not only to the employees of various government departments but also to officials in the rural areas, local town governments, and villages. They are people who have been deeply poisoned by the CCP, thus making our goal of saving them more difficult. This then requires that we study the Fa even better and hold ourselves to a higher standard. With the CCP holding its 17th Congress, the authorities have stepped their efforts to harass practitioners. This is actually an opportunity for us to turn around and clarify the truth to them. I plan to be more diligent from now on, and I will study Teacher's Fa hard and well and with all my heart. I will try my best to save those precious beings.
In our town, for the staff of different county government offices, we talk face to face to anyone who has been directly involved in the persecution. As for those who have not been involved, we compiled a list of their names and addresses to send letters to.
Just as Teacher said,
"The focus for you right now is simply to find ways to do better, to be more efficient, to have a greater impact, and to save more people." ("Fa Teaching at the U.S. Capital")
When we follow Teacher's words and do well in whatever we are supposed to do and harmonize what Teacher wants, can our fellow practitioners remain locked up? Can the persecution still continue?