(Clearwisdom.net) It's been eight years since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began its persecution of Falun Gong. In order to persecute Falun Gong, the 610 Office was established on June 10, 1999. In confronting this never before seen persecution, and in the process of working against this persecution, we have become more and more experienced and mature.

Teacher said, "You have to rescue your fellow cultivators and Dafa disciples--we can't let the evil persecute them wildly and without restraint." ("Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference," February 15, 2003, in Los Angeles)

We understand from the Fa that the main group of Dafa disciples is in China, and fellow practitioners in China are in direct contact with a lot of Chinese people. One can imagine that each and every Falun Dafa practitioner could possibly save a large number of people! We, as overseas practitioners, should do whatever we can to relieve them from experiencing too much pressure, so as to help them increase their ability to save more sentient beings. Fellow practitioners in the rescue team should, based on the daily reports from Minghui/Clearwisdom, find out the names of those responsible in the various organizations that are participating in this persecution. Then, call and explain the truth about Falun Dafa to them, demand the release of practitioners, make them aware that good will be rewarded and evil deeds will provoke retribution, and persuade them to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. While rescuing fellow practitioners in China and cooperating with rescue teams, activities in emergency situations, or utilizing the media to expose the persecution, we are also exposing the lies of the Chinese Communist Party, enabling those who take part in the persecution to have better opportunities to understand the truth.

As I recall, when we took part in rescuing family members of Hong Kong practitioners a few times, we kept calling the officials at the "610 Office" and the politics and law committee, as well as those at the public safety bureaus who work together with state security police and forced labor camps. None of them dared to take our calls, but we still continued to call every other day. We sent forth righteous thoughts to those who didn't take our calls. A few days later, the practitioners who were detained by the public security bureau were released. Those who were illegally detained in the forced labor camps were released eight months early. According to some fellow practitioners, those police officers who identified the overseas phone numbers were scared to death. They said, "You guys are very capable, you have connections overseas. Don't say anything bad about us, you know we didn't do anything to harm you!"

Teacher 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," June 22, 2003, in Chicago)

Therefore, my current understanding is, regardless of whether they take our phone calls or not, as long as our phone calls continue with righteous thoughts, they certainly alarm the authorities. Whether the situations are good or bad, as long as we look within ourselves, cultivate ourselves, and do our best, those in charge will really be afraid.

Many fellow practitioners are homeless and have no home to return to, because the Communist regime has long been interfering with their families. Their relatives aren't practitioners, so they don't understand and most likely are upset. We need to call them now and then to explain the truth of Falun Dafa, to strengthen their righteous thoughts, and to tell them, "Cultivating Falun Dafa isn't wrong, being a good person isn't wrong. What's really wrong is the vicious persecution. History will soon reveal the truth, and by then, you'll be proud of having a very respectable, virtuous family member." With good and lasting regards, some practitioners' families will gradually come to understand and to sympathize, to have no fear of persecution, and to help righteously, demanding the release of practitioners from the police.

But for some practitioners, their detention has secretly been prolonged even after year-long rescue efforts. I have been trying for almost four years to rescue one practitioner, who is still in detention. Her son was only seven months old when she was taken away. He is now four years old and is being taken care of by his maternal grandmother, also a practitioner. Some key personnel in detention centers and forced labor camps have come to understand the truth of Falun Dafa during the process of our rescue efforts and have expressed their willingness to withdraw their membership in the Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. Still another mainland fellow practitioner told me that, nowadays, some police officers come to his home for a cup of tea when they are passing by, and they always say, "Falun Dafa is good" when they leave. In the process of rescuing fellow practitioners, I find myself having some attachments: insufficient involvement or a problem focusing. Whenever I hear of a fellow practitioner being released, my attachment to complacency appears, and during experience sharing meetings I have manifested signs of showing off. Under different circumstances, how do I confront those tests of my xinxing based on the standard of the Fa and a cultivator, and not look at the problem superficially.

From the latest issue of Clearwisdom.net in English or minghui.ca in Chinese, the persecution is still rampant, showing nothing but the evil's final struggle before its elimination. Let us strive to waste no time and save more fellow practitioners as well as more sentient beings in this most important, final period of time.