(Clearwisdom.net) We live in Sichuan Province. During the persecution of the past six years, many Falun Dafa practitioners in our region have stepped forward to validate Dafa. The persecution has been severe. Master said,
"The group of evil political scoundrels has never followed the law in dealing with Dafa disciples, so don't disapprove again of the actions Dafa disciples are taking as they clarify the truth, due to your attachment of fear. No matter how the evil persecutes, what awaits Dafa disciples is still Consummation, and what awaits the evil beings is nothing but eternally paying in Hell for all they have done to interfere with and persecute the Fa-rectification and Dafa disciples." ("Look at Things with Righteous Thoughts")
Through Fa study and looking inward we found our shortcomings, and with our joint efforts we created a good environment. We posted truth clarification information for a very long time. Some of the posters were torn down but we quickly re-posted them. Some practitioners were arrested. We quickly exposed the crimes, so the evil has no place to hide.
Eliminating Fear and Rescuing Family Members
I often went to the local government to demand the release of detained family members who are Dafa practitioners, and used the opportunity to clarify the truth to the government people.
A certain practitioner and family member persisted in Dafa practice after he was released from the forced labor camp. He refused to bow to the pressure and was arrested again the next day. One month later I learned that he was being held at a mental hospital. I went to a brainwashing class and talked to the head of the 610 Office because I could not visit my family member without his permission. I almost burst into tears when I saw the cruel state into which my family member was being tortured. Because of my attachment to emotions, however, I missed this precious opportunity to rescue a fellow practitioner. This was a lesson and it helped me improve myself.
Another practitioner, whom I will refer to as "A," is also my family member, and was arrested. I learned from my past mistake and perceived her only as a fellow practitioner. I was not attached to emotions. When I sent forth righteous thoughts, I felt energy surging out of my body. I successfully met with practitioner A. On my way home I asked Master to help me, because it was a great opportunity to eliminate fear and to clarify the truth to the bureau chief in charge of persecuting Falun Gong. After learning the truth, the bureau chief did not order practitioner A to write a guarantee statement before her release.
Fellow practitioners: don't avoid existing problems. We should actively approach people who persecute Falun Gong and clarify the truth to them in order to minimize the persecution.
Learn the Truth and Quit the Party
The head of a factory and the secretary of the town Party committee have never come to our area. After they read "The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" and truth clarification materials on Hao Fengjun and Chen Yonglin, they personally visited Dafa practitioners to learn the truth. We sat in a circle and told about how we began Dafa practice, how Dafa is spreading in foreign countries, how Jiang persecutes Falun Gong, how we had our homes ransacked, and that we were fined, sent to prisons and tortured for validating that "Falun Dafa is good." We also told them that the persecutors deprived us of our freedom of belief using these methods. If all of us stayed home and had not stepped forward to clarify the truth, no one would know about Falun Gong in these past six years. You would have to go to foreign countries to learn about Falun Gong.
They said, "I wouldn't have believed those tortures you went through if it came from someone else [who didn't directly experience them]." We told them the persecution is still ongoing. He said, "I've been working for the government for a long time. I know all the inside stories. The CCP will lose people's trust through this persecution. It'll go down sooner or later."
After they went home, they asked their families to quit the Party.
Helping Our Families to Understand Dafa Practitioners
One retired worker usually does not oppose his wife's Falun Gong practice. His wife was once arrested when clarifying the truth. After she went home he watched her closely and feared persecution from the authorities. He threatened to report her to the police if she talked to other practitioners or went to other practitioners' homes.
We helped him out by doing some work around his house. More than ten practitioners validated Dafa and clarified the truth through their actions. He was afraid of other people knowing that we were Dafa practitioners, but he was happy that we helped him out. He witnessed our kind acts firsthand and supported his wife and us to help other practitioners.
A group of practitioners voluntarily went to the families of incarcerated practitioners and helped them by doing household chores. The neighbors who didn't understand Dafa saw that we were good people. We worked while clarifying the truth and asking them to quit the Party. After they learned the truth, several people said they wanted to quit the Party. We used the opportunity to clarify the truth to the parents and relatives of incarcerated fellow practitioners. We told them that their beloved ones did nothing wrong, that they are innocent, that they deserve understanding and support, and that they should be proud of their family members because they practice Falun Gong. They said they had never heard about these things and it was the first time they learned about the beauty of Falun Gong.
I realized that we cannot overlook truth clarification to our families, because they will understand and support us only after they have realized the truth.