How I Clarify the Truth to People about Falun Dafa
1. How to start: Most people tend to believe the government-controlled media reports. It is often easy to start a conversation with these people as follows: I say, "Jiang Zemin's evil organization started to persecute Falun Gong in July of 1999. However, do you know that China's National Sports Association sent representatives to Changchun and Harbin to investigate Falun Gong before that? After their investigation, the government recognized the goodness of Falun Gong. We have taped evidence. During the national awards to good and brave people in 1993, the National Sports Association hosted the event and even invited our Teacher to treat diseases for their representatives. Falun Gong thus received much positive recognition. The People's Public Safety News reported the event on September 21, 1993. The Medicine and Health News published the article, "Falun Gong has the most beneficial effect for people to get well and get fit." There are many more examples. Please note that the above news was reported before Jiang's regime started to persecute Falun Gong. In other words, the positive reports were made when the media was under no pressure to report otherwise. The negative reports began only after the persecution. In China's current situation, which reports do you think are accurate?" I found that if I start a conversation this way, the results are often very good.
2. Many people comment, "Just do your exercises. Stop trying to make trouble." I often reply, "Please consider the following example. What if you were seriously ill and although you'd spent a fortune on all kinds of treatments, you still hadn't gotten better? One day, someone cured your illness without charging you anything. Wouldn't you be truly thankful to this person? As a good natured human being, if someone suddenly started to bad-mouth the person who helped you, wouldn't you try to reason with the one spreading the bad words? If that same person who cured you also cured many other people, wouldn't they stand up to speak for him as well? Now do you really think that these people are looking for trouble?" At this point in the conversation, most people are able to agree with me. It is then easier to continue to clarify the truth in other aspects.