Clarifying the Truth to People Face to Face
July 13, 2002
(Clearwisdom.net) The following is my experience of clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution with people, face to face. I share my experience with the hope that we can upgrade ourselves together.1. People who have predestined relationships with Dafa are waiting for us
One day in May this year, I went to a supermarket and met a sales clerk. She said, "You look so good." I replied, "I practice Falun Gong." She was surprised and said, "Are you still practicing?" I said, "Yes, it is so good, why not practice?" She said, "It was said on TV that it was really dangerous to practice, that its practitioners end up self- immolating or killing others." I smiled and said, "You have been deceived by the propaganda. The teachings of Falun Dafa forbid practitioners from killing, including taking one's own life. Those who self immolated or committed murder were not Falun Gong practitioners. Falun Dafa teaches people to be good. That is why there are so many practitioners. The practitioners around me are rational and intelligent. They are good people with high moral standards." She said, "Please come back when you have time." I know she is a predestined person and I thought I should return with a Dafa pamphlet.
However, I had the attachment of fear. I was afraid of being found in the supermarket when I brought the Dafa-truth clarifying pamphlet, so I made up some reason to hide the attachment. After about 2 months, I overcame many deviated notions about clarifying the truth face to face with others. My heart became more and more pure, and I thought of her again.
I put a pamphlet and a colorful picture of Dafa spreading around the world inside a big envelope. When I saw her in the supermarket, I said, "Do you remember me?" She said, "Wow! Why you did not come here for so long? Where have you been?" I was stuck a little, and said to Master in my heart, "Master, I was not practicing diligently. You introduced me to this predestined person two months ago. She is still waiting for me to clarify the truth to her, but I did not come until now." I handed the envelope to her and said, "Here is a gift for you. Please cherish it." She put the envelope under a bunch of empty plastic bags. She asked me, "Is Falun Gong public or secret?" I said, "Of course public, but it is suffering a lot of persecution. You will come to understand more after reading the materials." She told me while I was leaving, "Come over when you have time." I said, "Sure, I will."
2. Let go of human notions during the truth-clarifying process
In May this year, because of the evil persecution, I moved away from my home and lived with a relative. My relative knows Dafa is great, but has not started to practice. One day, a friend came to my relative's home. They invited me to watch a football game with them, drinking alcohol and chatting. I politely refused since I was not interested in the game and I am not a drinker.
Later I learned from my relative that the visitor was the policeman in charge of persecuting Falun Gong. My relative had asked him about me when I had been illegally detained at an earlier date. They were talking about Falun Gong that day. I very much regret missing such an opportunity to clarify the truth. Although I want to see him again and spread the Fa to him, I have not made this wish come true yet.
I have not clarified the truth effectively and have missed many opportunities to save sentient beings because of my own selfishness. I failed to think of things from other people's angle. Now, under the evil persecution, it is so precious for people to hear the truth about Falun Dafa.
Two neighbors stopped by one day. I know it is our compassionate Master who arranged for them to come over to learn the truth about Dafa. We chatted together, and very soon the topic came around to our beliefs. I said, "I am a Dafa practitioner. The reason I am here is because the police ransacked my home. Many fellow practitioners were taken away because they admitted to the police that they practice. I'm just temporarily living here." They had been poisoned by the fake news on the TV, so I then told them how good Dafa is, and what kind of persecution Dafa practitioners currently face. The effect of this spreading the Fa was very good. My relative told me before not to talk about Falun Dafa in her home, but my discussion with the neighbors was very harmonious, so she was not upset with me afterward. I learned from my relative that they all watched the Dafa truth-clarifying CD I had placed at their doors.
I think, no matter what the situation, as long as we consider ourselves as Dafa practitioners during the Fa rectification period and hold pure and selfless thoughts not to miss any predestined people, clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa is not hard at all.