To Practitioners Outside China Whom I Have Never Met
(Clearwisdom.net) I received a phone call today when I was out. I was puzzled when I saw the number on the caller ID. I took the call, only to find it was a call from overseas. I felt as though every cell in my body went jubilant. This is the best I can do to describe my feelings. I was very, very excited to receive the call. I felt as though I had finally heard from a family member I had lost contact with for a very long time. It was a pity that my mobile phone ran out of battery power in the middle of the conversation. A few days ago, a local practitioner asked me to write an article thanking overseas Falun Gong practitioners for clarifying the truth: He had intended to clarify the truth to a couple of people but they told him that they had already received phone calls from overseas practitioners telling them the truth about Falun Gong. He was very touched when he heard their stories and felt very motivated.
I once saw a painting in a Falun Gong pamphlet in which a little girl stands in the pouring rain holding a truth-clarification poster. Anticipation and perseverance registered all over her face. I could not forget the painting for a long time after seeing it.
Falun Gong practitioners outside China may not be living in the same cruel and adverse environment as in China, but you have given up your comfortable life in a stimulating and free world and let go of fame, self-interest and sentimentality among ordinary people, remaining steadfast for the sake of ending the persecution of Falun Gong and saving sentient beings. This is most precious.
Falun Gong practitioners in China may be clarifying the truth to people in the evil and terrifying environment of China, but the Chinese Communist Party would have persecuted us fearlessly if it had not been for overseas practitioners who persevere in clarifying the truth, protesting the persecution of Falun Gong, reaching out to governments worldwide and hosting all kinds of activities to clarify the truth.
Every time I read news about overseas practitioners' parades, their candlelight vigils where compassion and tranquility abound, volunteers of the service centers to quit the Chinese Communist Party, the Divine Performing Arts and their tireless performances around the world, the entire staff and cast of New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) working tirelessly to spread the truth, I feel that practitioners in the suppressed environment of China are given hope and encouragement.
We Falun Gong practitioners may be one body, but I still wish to thank overseas practitioners. Thank you for your concern and support for practitioners in China. Thank you for saving sentient beings out of compassion. Thank you for everything you have done. No words can describe the level of magnificence and sacredness of what you have done. The world's people shall remember your acts of greatness. Please be assured that we practitioners in China shall strive to do well so as not to let you down.
Finally, I wish that you will become increasingly mature on your path of cultivation and walk steadily until you reach Consummation. Eternal glory belongs to Falun Gong practitioners in the Fa-rectification period.