Clarifying the Truth Face to Face with People on the Street
(Clearwisdom.net) Two years ago, I moved to a new city. One day I went to the market to buy something. I ran into some local practitioners, three older ladies who clarified the truth about Falun Gong face to face with people on the street. I saw them three times that morning. They said that they clarify the truth in the morning and study the Fa in the afternoon. In a single morning, they are able to get from ten to twenty people to renounce their CCP membership. On good days there would be forty to fifty people. My fellow practitioners are like a mirror for me to reflect upon myself. It is Master who is giving me guidance. In my hometown, I was able to talk to people about Falun Gong, but after I came to a new place, I had yet to be able to achieve a breakthrough. Thus I sorted out my thoughts and talked to a woman that I ran into about Falun Gong. The results were good and she thanked me. From then on, I started to talk to people in my new environment.
I know very clearly that the path of a Falun Gong practitioner is to offer salvation to sentient beings while cultivating oneself. We need to break the arrangements of the old forces and eliminate all elements that are causing interference. I go out every day to buy some small things. At the same time I find many opportunities to clarify the truth. The things in my house all have a story behind them. At the market, after I pay for my items, I will clarify the truth. If it is not convenient to speak to someone, I will place Falun Gong materials at the staircase or in the changing room.
One day I went to a fashion shop, and the shopkeeper was in her thirties. I asked her if she had heard of Falun Gong, and she replied, "I know Falun Gong. It's no good." I asked, "Why do you say that?" She said, "I saw it on TV." I told her, "What you saw on television is not true. I am a Falun Gong practitioner." She said, "Then you tell me what it's all about."
I saw that two more people had entered the shop, so I talked to them together. I told them about Falun Gong spreading to many countries all over the world, about the incident on April 25, 1999 when over ten thousand practitioners went to the Appeals Office to appeal for Falun Gong, and about how the self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square in 2001 was staged by the CCP. I also showed them a video on my MP4 player and pictures of group practice in China and overseas. The shopkeeper was very grateful and thanked me profusely. When she returned the MP4 player to me, she asked, "Did you buy this player for the sake of talking to people and helping to save them?" I replied yes. She said, "All of you have suffered much." I said, "It is very urgent to save people. I don't think I have suffered." Later she gave me her real name to renounce her membership in the CCP organizations.
On the way home, I thought to myself that this was really saving people. Although I only had one name written down on a piece of paper in my bag, it felt heavy. If all the people in the world are able to hear the facts about Falun Gong, it will be wonderful.
I asked myself how I managed to do it. I recalled that during that time, I felt the strength of the righteous force in my body. My fundamental goal was to expose all lies, and I did not back off when faced with difficulties. I was not afraid when I was talking to people. It is my responsibility to help people find out the truth. I forgot about everything else and just concentrated on what I was doing.