Clarify the Truth in Ways That Are Acceptable to the People We're Speaking To
(Clearwisdom.net) During the process of clarifying the truth to the Chinese people, I feel myself becoming more and more mature in the Fa.
Once I sang a Dafa song to a young fellow in Northeast China [through a chat room]. After hearing the song, he said, "This song is really good, I just want to cry, please sing a few more to me." I clarified the truth to him as I sang. He said, "I understand, I shall remember this." He left his name and wished there would be a chance for me to talk to him some more. I wanted to cry as well at that time. I truly felt myself surrounded by Teacher's benevolence; that I had melted into the Fa. When a life truly knows the truth, the awakening of that life can really shake heaven and earth.
There was another time when, after a boy finished listening to me clarifying the truth, he said, "I shall forever remember today, remember you and remember the truth. You just said that there will be a day when the truth is known to everyone. You also said the Fa will rectify the human world. I shall wait for this day to come. We shall be able to see each other when the Fa rectifies the human world."
Our improvement in understanding the Fa is a prerequisite for clarifying the truth. I have a new understanding of these words from Zhuan Falun, "What is the Buddha Fa, then? The most fundamental characteristic of this universe, Zhen-Shan-Ren, is the highest manifestation of the Buddha Fa. It is the most fundamental Buddha Fa. The Buddha Fa manifests different forms at different levels and assumes different guiding roles at different levels. The lower the level, the more complex. This characteristic, Zhen-Shan-Ren, is in the microscopic particles of air, rock, wood, soil, iron and steel, the human body, as well as in all matter."
I was suddenly enlightened. In the past, I often did not know how to make this fact clear, that "Falun Gong is related to everyone." When I understood the above principle, I explained to people that, "Zhen-Shan-Ren is the root of your life," "If there is no characteristic of Zhen-Shan-Ren in your life, what would people become?" "Have you thought about it carefully, that everything happening around you has something to do with Zhen-Shan-Ren? Only nobody has ever told you before. All good things follow the principle of Zhen-Shan-Ren, all bad things happen because of the violations of Zhen-Shan-Ren. It is Falun Gong that reveals this principle. How great Falun Gong is!" Most of the those listening to my words agreed and said, "Yes." Then I talked further, about the persecution, the fact that Dafa is widespread, and that Falun Gong is cannot be crushed. Many people began to naturally understand. Some said, "Oh, this is the reason there are so many people practicing Falun Gong."
Once I encountered many people cursing me. My heart was moved, and I did not want to continue speaking with them. I then felt a merciful enlightenment, "If your own children became this bad, would you discard them as well?" Indeed, what parents would want to give up on their children so cruelly? No matter what the children do, we should do our best. From then on, whenever I encountered troubles, I stopped and thought of this incident. There have been indeed many "bad children" who become good after hearing the truth. I think no matter what the result is, even if there is a little response in their hearts when they hear the truth, the impact on their lives is immeasurable.
Clarifying the truth should not be confined to one form. Some of my online friends were police officers. They were afraid to reveal their identities. I then spent a lot of time to make contact with them. Gradually they began to understand that we are different, that we are discerning. Then I gradually turned the topic to my understanding of Falun Gong. They even asked me to check to see if their names were on the criminal list. [A website which lists all the criminals who participated in persecuting Dafa practitioners, see http://www.fawanghuihui.org] I also took the opportunity to tell them the outcome of persecuting innocent people, and the effect was good.
I feel that when we melt into the Fa, the Fa requires us to clarify the truth in ways that can be accepted by the people we are talking to. When our wisdom opens, it will become as simple as water flowing downhill. Teacher says, "Cultivation depends on one's own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one's master." ["Zhuan Falun"]