Clarifying the Truth to All of My Resort Guests
(Clearwisdom.net) As the manager of a resort as well as a Falun Dafa practitioner, I have been clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution against Falun Dafa to each and every guest of the resort. I usually begin by saying to my guests, "It is destiny that has brought us together at this resort. Since we are destined to be acquainted with each other, I feel I am obliged to tell you the truth about Falun Dafa." As for those people who came to visit but not stay at the resort, I would try to find an appropriate opportunity during our brief conversation to clarify the truth to them. If the guest were a young lady, I would take a different approach so as to meet her attachment to vanity.
I would explain to her that cultivating in Falun Dafa would not only improve her health, but also rejuvenate her skin, making her look younger and prettier. Sometimes I would add playfully, "It will save you a lot of money on beauty products and spa treatments." Then I would tell them that the condition of my skin is the best testimony to the miraculous effects of Falun Dafa. "Since I started to cultivate in Falun Dafa, I feel younger in age, vibrant and vivacious! I have been cultivating in Falun Dafa for eight years now, and I never have to use any makeup or beauty products to have this alabaster, translucent, fine, baby like skin." The young ladies are always amazed at how young I look when I tell them my real age. They keep admiring my skin while exclaiming, "Falun Gong is truly miraculous! I never knew that Falun Gong can make a person so healthy --- and young and beautiful! I feel so foolish now. How could I be so gullible as to believe the Chinese government's lies?" Next I would give them a gentle nudge whilst saying, "You know, the only way to know what a pear tastes like is to have a bite yourself. Why don't you give Falun Gong a try and see for yourself? But you must remember that you can only 'attain naturally without pursuit.'" Because of my honesty, wonderful health and the epitome of my appearance, almost every guest and visitor that I clarified the truth to left the resort with a very positive impression of Falun Dafa. Some of them also started to cultivate in Falun Dafa shortly after we met.
For those guests who stayed longer at the resort, I would take the time to describe to them the unprecedented popularity of Falun Dafa in China after Teacher introduced the teachings and exercises in 1992, followed by the truth about the persecution.
I once came across an elderly couple at the resort. The husband suffered from complications of deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and had to rely on a cane wherever he went. [Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) refers to a blood clot embedded in one of the major deep veins of the lower legs, thighs, or pelvis. A clot blocks the blood circulation in these veins, which carry blood from the back of the lower body to the heart. The blockage can cause pain, swelling, or warmth in the affected leg. The most worrisome complications of DVT occur when a clot breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream to damage the lungs, the heart, the brain, or other organs.] Even with a cane, the elderly man had to make a small circle each time before he started to walk. He also had a very unhealthy complexion. During our initial conversations, they both struck me as stubborn and conservative in their ways, unwilling to learn any new ideas or truth that would contradict their existing thoughts. I also saw the couple as a typical victim of the Chinese Communist government's lies about Falun Dafa. I understood perfectly that it would take more than a few words to free such people who had been so heavily poisoned by the Chinese Communist government's deceit.
I was not at all anxious to win the debate in order to defend the reputation of Dafa. Meanwhile, I reminded the staff who are also Dafa practitioners, "There is no use feeling anxious about clarifying the truth to them. Our righteous words and actions are a very good way to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa; therefore, we must conduct ourselves according to the Fa at all times. Our actual cultivation practice will manifest Dafa practitioners' tolerance and compassion. They will be able to see with their own eyes that Dafa practitioners are noble people of high morality and that Dafa practitioners are physically and mentally healthy. We must let them experience the kindness of a genuine cultivator. It is important that we try to be considerate and take good care of them while they are at the resort and make an effort to ensure that the standard and the quality of their meals is high. We should make them feel at home."
About half a month later, the elderly man asked me one day, "I have seen you working as busily as a bee everyday. Do you ever feel worn out at all?" I told him with a bright smile that the secret to my sustainable energy was that I practiced the Falun Gong exercises daily. I had also taken this opportunity to initiate an in-depth conversation with him on the topic of Falun Gong. I told him "with one person practicing, the whole family benefits." ("Lecture at the Australia Fa Conference") A couple of weeks later, he no longer needed the cane to walk, and he could even walk for five to six miles without a cane. He had never been able to walk such a long distance when he was at home. His complexion had also turned rosy. I decided that it was time for another try now, so I prompted him with a question, "You used to have to make a circle every other step, and you used to have to make a laborious effort to walk. Now you can walk a long distance before you have to make a small circle, and you seem to have better control over your legs. Your wife told me that, while you were at home, you would lose more control in your legs every time you took a fall, and you couldn't get up without other people's help. I have seen you fall three times in a row in this resort and you could always get up on your own. You didn't even suffer from any injury. Have you ever thought about why this is?" Then I gave him a wide smile and said, "Let me give you a hint. You are now within the field of a Dafa practitioner. The energy field is automatically healing your body. However, you still have some misunderstandings about Falun Dafa although you are no longer hostile to it. That is why you are still tripping and falling. If you remove all your doubts about Dafa, you will no longer trip and fall." I also prompted his wife to ponder over the issue. "Don't you feel that you also look younger?" She agreed and kept saying, "Indeed. Indeed. Even my children have noticed that my husband and I now look much younger."
Later the elderly man asked to read some Dafa books of his own accord, so I asked one of the service staff to deliver a copy of Zhuan Falun [The main text of Falun Gong] to him.
I had learned from our conversations that they had led quite a difficult life under the reign of the Chinese Communist government. Although he was now a retired senior engineer in a large corporation, he had suffered from severe persecution during the Great Cultural Revolution that continued to haunt him even to this day. He once got caught wrapping a handful of cigarettes with a sheet of newspaper containing Chairman Mao Zedong's portrait, and was made to stand on a public square wearing a label with a message, "I am an anti-revolution rebel," while listening to a crowd of people cursing and criticizing him. Moreover, the Red Guards also ransacked his home and looted everything of any value. Then finally, he was exiled to a remote farming village as a punitive measure for ruining Chairman Mao's portrait.
Later, a staff member from the service section told me that the elderly man bombarded him with a lot of hostile questions about Falun Dafa after reading only two chapters of Zhuan Falun. I said, "He might ask a lot of hostile questions or say a lot of unfriendly things, but we must always conduct ourselves as genuine practitioners. We may answer his questions or explain the truth to him in a kind and peaceful way, but we should never get into a heated debate or try to win the argument like an ordinary person would. We must not feel anxious for him or feel anxious to defend Dafa. We must understand that these hostile questions came from someone who has just started to come into contact with Dafa books and Dafa practitioners. Rome wasn't built in a day. It may take some time for him to purge his notions. In fact, it isn't a bad thing that he started to raise questions because it means he has started to think. If we should return the same hostility because we are offended or because we feel that he has insulted our most respected Dafa while he was just starting to learn and accept Falun Dafa, we would make a big mistake by pushing him away from obtaining true salvation."
After he had talked to our service staff on a few separate occasions, most of the time (or perhaps we should say when he had a strong main consciousness) the elderly man admitted and agreed that Falun Dafa was good, and he sometimes practiced the Falun Gong exercises with us at the resort. Although he still had some unresolved doubts that prevented him from completely believing in Falun Dafa, I believe that he will eventually purge these notions with continuous Fa study and our continuous help.