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Some of My Understandings of Clarifying the Truth

March 11, 2002 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) I am a Falun Dafa practitioner who has been forced into homelessness (in China) to avoid being illegally arrested. I usually clarify the truth by just talking to people and handing out truth-clarifying literature whenever I can. I had successful experiences and lessons of failure, and I would like to share some of my understandings with my fellow practitioners.

Be Confident

Teacher said, "I often say that if all a person wants is the well-being of others and if this is without the slightest personal motivation and understanding, what he says will move the listener to tears." (From Teacher's article, "Sober-Minded," June 13, 1997) We should be confident that we have the ability to reach people before we clarify the truth to them. We don't have any personal goals. What we are doing is completely selfless and only for the sake of those people, who also realize that we are doing this under extremely difficult circumstances. Besides, we are using the side of ourselves that has obtained the Fa when doing this, so people will generally be moved, as long as they have a little bit of kindness in their hearts.

Eliminate the Evil

Dafa practitioners are rectifying the Fa, so the evil beings will try all means to interfere with our efforts, such as causing our audience to be unreceptive or to even resist our efforts. In addition, as a result of over two years of deceitful propaganda, many people have become brainwashed to a certain degree. However, as long as we actively send forth the righteous thoughts to eradicate the evil that manipulates people prior to clarifying the truth, we will achieve very good results in exposing the evil and in clarifying the truth.

Be Flexible

We can use whatever means are appropriate in clarifying the truth, as long as we can achieve the goal of saving people. For example,

When we clarify the truth, we should gauge whether we could do more, based on the response from our audience. That is, after they know the truth, we can encourage them to clarify the truth to others and to uphold justice for the Fa; and let them know that it will be beneficial for them to do so. It will be wonderful if they want to learn the Fa, but we should be careful not to push them too hard.

Be Thorough

Teacher told us to thoroughly clarify the truth. Based on the audience's receptiveness, we should try our best to tell them of Teacher's unlimited compassion; the sacredness and greatness of the Fa, and the profound influence on practitioners and society since the introduction of Dafa; the ferocity of the evil forces; and the principle that "doing good deeds is met with good rewards, and being evil is met with evil returns." We can validate the Fa using the many facts we have learned, so that we can achieve an ideal result in clarifying the truth.

Have a Sense of Urgency

We need to maintain a strong sense of urgency and responsibility towards clarifying the truth. We need to remember the huge sacrifice that Teacher has made, to understand the suffering of fellow practitioners who are in jail, and to remember the billions of people in the world who are waiting for the Fa. Many Chinese people have come from high levels. Even though everyone is personally responsible for their own results, it would really be a pity in the cosmic history if they were cleaned out after the Fa-rectification period because of their attachments or because of being brainwashed by the deceitful propaganda. So we need to truly cherish our time in this critical moment in history to take full responsibility in clarifying the truth. Meanwhile, we also need to make the best use of this time to learn the Fa, to improve ourselves and to achieve better results in clarifying the truth.

Please inform me if I am incorrect about anything.