Asking People to Quit the CCP and Saving People with Righteous Thoughts
Greetings, Master! Greetings, Fellow Practitioners! Greetings, Everyone!
I obtained the Fa before the persecution began on July 20, 1999. I clarified the truth extensively, but after the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, when I tried to persuade people to withdraw from the Communist Party and its affiliated organizations, I had fear in my heart. Instead of withdrawing, the people I approached said that I was getting "political" and that I was "anti-Party" and "anti-government." Faced with their misunderstanding and rejection, I became very upset.
By coincidence, I came across the article "Turning the Wheel Towards the Human World", in which Master said:
"In addition, only when Dafa disciples are able to clearly recognize it for what it is, purge it from their minds and no longer let it interfere with their thinking, can they have stronger righteous thoughts and do well what Dafa disciples should do; it is a step in cultivation that you have to take "
After reading Master's article, I enlightened to the reason behind my failing to persuade people to withdraw from the CCP. My righteous thoughts were not strong enough, and I still did not know the true evil nature of the beast. In order to fundamentally get rid of the evil CCP's poison and its culture embedded in me, I immediately made a public statement to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
I read the Nine Commentaries and watched the DVD seven times in a row. I looked inward. This is how I got rid of quite a lot of the evil Party's poison and unrighteous thoughts. At the same time I increased the time I devoted to reciting the Fa and repeatedly studied the article "We Are Not 'Getting Political.'" Master said:
"Dafa is saving people. Dafa disciples are compassionate. For the sake of mankind's future, they are telling the world's people the facts of the persecution so that people may see clearly the persecution's wickedness, and that is stopping the persecution.... We are cultivators, people walking the road to godhood, we transcend the human world, and we neither seek nor covet the fame and profit found in this world. We expose the evildoers and that vile party in order to stop the wicked persecution, and it is done to awaken and save the sentient beings who have been deceived by the evil."
The Fa gave me righteous thoughts. The Fa gave me the courage to advise people to withdraw from the CCP in a open and dignified manner. The Fa let me have compassion for the world's people. The Fa fundamentally change my attitude so that I could spread the Nine Commentaries, save sentient beings, and keep up with the Fa-rectification.
In the article "We Are Not 'Getting Political,'" Master said:
"If our efforts to stop and expose the persecution by evildoers and the CCP are now being labeled as getting political, then we might as well spell things out completely--like what Falun Gong is, what the malevolent CCP is, and why the malevolent CCP wants to persecute Falun Gong."
So I have been following Master's instructions, exposing the CCP persecution and clarifying the truth about Falun Gong. I tell people that, before I practiced, I was very sick. When I was in a hospital 12 years ago, it cost me over 17,000 yuan. But since obtaining the Fa, I have not spent a penny on medical expenses. Now that my work colleagues have seen the positive changes in me, they say that they will learn after they retire.
Now, whether it is early or late, everywhere I go I talk to people about quitting the CCP. In shopping centers, supermarkets, and markets, to pedestrians, construction workers, patients and their family members, doctors and nurses in hospitals, waiters, waitresses, other customers, and even managers in restaurants.
I take the initiative to greet people. This is the first step in clarifying the truth and asking people to withdraw from the CCP. Performing a kind act is a good way to begin communicating. For example, when I help carry bags on my bicycle for people who walk home from the market, I can clarify the truth to them. They are often ready to accept my suggestion and agree to withdraw from the CCP while expressing their thanks.
I help people, young and old, across the street. I help push baby carriages for mothers with bags. When they extend their thanks, I tell them that I practice Falun Gong and our Master has told us to be good. I clarify the truth to them and ask them to withdraw from the CCP. This has met with a high degree of success.
One young mother was yelling at her child as they were walking down the street. The child was crying. I walked over to them and gently stroked his head. I said to the mother kindly, "Please don't treat your child like that." My kindness touched her and she said, "My mother said the same to me." Instantly our conversation became agreeable, I was able to clarify the truth to her, and she ended up agreeing to withdraw from the CCP.
One young fellow was fixing the chain on his bike on the side of the road, and I helped him. When the chain was fixed, he also agreed to quit the CCP. He thanked me even as he rode away.
When I see middle-aged or young people in smart clothes, I open a conversation with them by asking directions. When they reply, I thank them and say, "You are so kind. Where do you work?" According to their answer, I continue the conversation with interests relating to them to get their attention. If the person is middle aged, the topic will be family and work; if young, it will be his future; if an official, it will be his future position and the problems of being an official.
Using different topics, I clarified the truth to a deputy director of the Judicial Bureau who once held a position in a forced labor camp, a section chief of a prison, policemen, and a political commissar in a forced labor camp. When clarifying the truth to the political commissar, I said to her, "Ancient people said, 'Whenever you have a thought, Heaven and Earth know it; if good is not rewarded and evil not punished, the universe must be selfish.'" She said, "I know you are an intellectual. Thank you very much." Finally I said to her, "When you leave work and change out of your uniform, if you come across Falun Gong practitioners who give you flyers, please do not refuse them. If one day you are asked to withdraw from the CCP using an alias, please nod your head to agree. You will be blessed." She accepted my words with a smile. She shook my hand as I left. Some of the people I have talked to have not withdrawn, but I have laid the foundation for their possible resignation later on.
Sometimes it is difficult to persuade people to quit the CCP. I had a classmate from secondary school who graduated from a military college. He stayed in the army for quite a few years and then transferred to be an official in a local work unit. He was a mix of intellectual, military, a Party member, and an official and was very stubborn as a result. He was obsessed with the evil Party. The first time I went to his home to clarify the truth to him, he didn't listen and didn't accept the Nine Commentaries booklet. He reminded me not to make political mistakes and never to do anything against the Communist Party. When I returned home I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the Communist evil spirit behind him and the poisonous factors in his mind and to eliminate the evil that would destroy him. Several days later I went to his home again. He was very different, friendly and ready to listen and accept the Nine Commentaries, DVDs, and other pamphlets. Some days later I went to see him for the third time. It was a hot day, and when he saw I was sweating he handed me a towel. In less than half an hour, he made up an alias and withdrew from the CCP.
But there are truly wicked people. One day I clarified the truth in a market. The person who listened withdrew from the CCP but an elderly lady standing beside him became very angry and yelled at me, "You Falun Gong people, you are against the Communist Party. I will report you." I said to her, "Elder Sister, you look kind. Would you do such a terrible thing?" I told myself she was a being fundamentally composed of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." As a result her anger dissipated and she smiled, "Am I kind? I am kind!" She was surprised and excited.
One night I clarified the truth to a member of the National Security Bureau, and he resigned from the CCP. When he saw me the next evening, he called out to me, "It is not a good day. You'd better go home early." As I passed him, I saw the two men with him were in uniform and realized he was warning me. Everywhere I went, I clarify the truth to people. When the shopping centers are quiet, I talk to the assistants. When my family goes to restaurants, I try to persuade the waiters and the people sitting around me to withdraw. When my parents were in the hospital, I talked to all our relatives and friends as they came to visit. During holidays and festivals, all the relatives who came to visit withdrew from the CCP. Master's words:
"I sincerely hope that all sentient beings will be saved!... I sincerely hope that all the people of the world can be clear on the truth" (from "My Thanks to Sentient Being Who Have Sent Greetings")
keep ringing in my ears.
With the progress of the Fa-rectification, my memorizing the Fa, and my cultivation, my thoughts are more and more pure and righteous, so when I ask people to withdraw from the CCP and try to save sentient beings, miracles happen. Recently while I was out, someone came up to me and asked, "You work in such and such bureau. How come you look so familiar?" I knew it was a person with a pre-destined relationship, so I said, "I feel like I have seen you somewhere." This is the way I start a conversation with strangers, but this time the other party came to me. How could I not save him? I clarified the truth to him and he quit the CCP.
One day I was riding my bike, and a peasant worker chased me and shouted, "Falun Gong! Falun Gong! Please stop and help me to withdraw from the CCP." I stopped and asked him what organization he wanted to quit. He said, "The Young Pioneers." I asked him why and he told me that the Communist Party was making him poor. When I gave him the Nine Commentaries and other truth-clarifying materials he opened them instantly, then brought three or four more people to me. They all quit the CCP as a result.
One day I was clarifying the truth outside a shopping center. Several groups of people were looking my way and smiling. I truly felt that under Dafa's righteous thoughts, people were extending their hands to be saved. Whenever I saw people who leave without knowing the truth, in my heart I felt very regretful.
When I was writing this article, the DVD of Master's "Fa-Teaching Given to the Australian Practitioners" on August 4, 2007, was released. I watched it twice. My heart cried out for the people that were swept away by gusts of water and not saved. Master mentioned "rescue people" and "saving people."
Master's new lecture was a stern warning to me. I felt extremely ashamed. In conflicts I was not willing to look within, and not willing to find my own shortcomings when in pain. I didn't regard the tribulations in cultivation as a good thing. I always wanted to tell the other party that he was not right when he swore at me and hit me. Is this cultivation? Can I cultivate like this? I warned myself: "I should never, ever become the useless iron that cannot be hardened into steel."
If I want to be worthy of Master's compassion and be toughened and hardened into a piece of steel, I should listen to Master: I should look inward and cultivate myself. I'd like to end my article with Master's Fa from "Fa Teaching at the US Capital:"
"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.... 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."