How I Clarify the Truth to My Students and Persuade Them to Quit the Youth League
(Clearwisdom.net) School is an important place to clarify the truth. In China, students receive propaganda and education from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) starting at a very early age, especially propaganda about Falun Gong. Students hear only the propaganda, endlessly repeated on China's state-run media. They are poisoned by the CCP and simply do not understand the truth about Falun Gong. The Fa-rectification has reached its final stage and we need to clarify the truth to students, and it is important to urge them to quit the CCP and its associated organizations. It is the sacred responsibility of Falun Dafa practitioners.
I am a middle school teacher. For the past two years, I have gained some experience in urging students to quit the CCP, and I want to share it with everyone here.
I have new students each year. Since we dont know each other very well in the first semester, I usually dont clarify the truth to them. Being a diligent teacher with sincere concern about each student, and my uprightness and honesty, I earn their respect and admiration. Thus, the prestige I establish among the students in the first semester lays the foundation for clarifying the truth in the following semester.
Right after the publication of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, our area was running rampant with the red terror. Many practitioners were arrested. One of my sisters was reported and arrested. At the time, five of my students were the sons or daughters of public security bureau personnel. One of them was involved in persecuting my sister. I asked myself, "Should I continue to clarify the truth?" I consulted with a fellow practitioner and was told to be careful. But I thought, "I am a Dafa practitioner. Why am I a teacher? Why am I here?"
Cultivation paths are different
Yet all are within Dafa
With no attachment to anything
The path underfoot is naturally clear
("No Obstacles" from Hong Yin II)
I thought, "These children will be graduating soon and if I do not clarify the truth to them now, I won't have another opportunity. I can't abandon them. I want to clarify the truth to them to save them." With that, I started thinking about how to tell them. Suddenly, I thought came to me, "Why not tell them from a third party angle?" I knew Teacher was helping me.
The following day before the first class began, I first sent forth righteous thoughts in my office: "Listen! All you dark minions of the old forces, rotten ghosts, and communist evil spirits, I am a Dafa practitioner. I am saving people today. You are not qualified to interfere with me or to persecute me. I will eradicate you. The Fa rectifies the cosmos, the evil is completely eliminated."
I sent forth righteous thoughts again after I entered the classroom. I then said to my students, "A fellow student I knew when I attended Beijing University came to visit me at home. He has been to Hong Kong and told me some amazing news. I'll tell you if you want to hear it." The students all said, "We want to hear it!" I said, "Good. Close the door. I am only going to tell you, but not others." (The students all were laughing.) "Have you heard of the self-immolation at Tiananmen Square?" Some students said they knew and said Falun Gong practitioners did it. I said, "No, It was done by the communist party. It was a hoax made up by the Chinese communist party. The student from Beijing University told me that he saw the truth-clarification CD in Hong Kong. The person named Wang Jindong, who set fire on himself, was a fake and not a Falun Gong practitioner."
One student said, "It seems so unlikely. How could such big government do such an unscrupulous dirty trick?" Another said, "It is really difficult to believe. It doesnt make sense. I didn't believe it from the beginning." My students brought up some suspicious points: 1. The gasoline bottle Wang Jindong used, 2. How Liu Siying could sing after the trachea operation, 3. The fire extinguishers used at Tiananmen Square, and other things.
"Furthermore, why is it that such thing has never occurred elsewhere in the world? It was trumped up to frame Falun Gong. Let us look back at the history of the Chinese communist party. Starting from the AB Corps, purging of counter-revolutionaries, 'movement against the right wing', the cultural revolution, the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and now the persecution of Falun Gong. Is there any one of them not made up by the communist party for achieving its political purpose? Take Liu Shaoqi, the Deputy Party Chairman, as an example. In order to overthrow him from power, the CCP accused him with such charges as being a supporter of capitalism, the enemy of the people, and a traitor. After he was rehabilitated, none of these charges remained. The CCP does not care about its citizens. It only carries out political movements to persecute and kill people. The CCP claims they are atheists. It is wrong. I believe in Christianity, Buddhism, and Falun Gong. Falun Gong practitioners believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and they havent done anything wrong. Being conscientious and righteous citizens, you should believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, even you do not practice Falun Gong. Isn't that so? After many years of persecution of Falun Gong, has anyone found any Falun Gong practitioner who is corrupt or who has done evil things? Falun Gong practitioners do not kill. They do not care about fame and personal gain. They are unselfish and have high morality. But because of jealousy, Jiang Zemin started the persecution of Falun Gong. Is Falun Gong guilty of anything?"
My students were all very angry. One student cried out, "Jiang Zemin is a pig!"
Finally I asked the students: "Am I your favorite teacher?" They replied: "Yes!" I said, "You are also my beloved students. Will you sell me out?" They said, "No!" I told them, "Good. I want to thank you. I know you won't. And I am not afraid. There is freedom of speech." Thus with Teacher's protection, I easily clarified the truth to them. When I returned home, I continued to send forth righteous thoughts. On the following day, students kept asking me, "Teacher, Lets close the door and you can tell us more. We want to hear more."
When the withdrawals from the communist party began to mount, I asked my mother-in-law to send forth righteous thoughts at home. (Later, she said that when she sent forth righteous thoughts, she didn't have a strong feeling of energy. I knew it was Teacher who was supporting me.) After I sent forth righteous thoughts in my office, I walked into my classroom and asked my students, "I want to tell you another story. Do you want to hear it?" They said, "Yes."
I told them that I went to a store the day before and met a woman who said to me, "I know you. You are the teacher, teaching such and such classes." I asked her with surprise, "How do you happen to know me? Are you the parent of a student?" She said, "No. You didn't teach my child, but I know you are kind and are a good teacher." I said to her, "Thank you." She asked me again, "Did you join the Chinese communist party?" I replied, "No."
She asked again, "Have you joined the Youth League?" I told her that I had joined the Young Pioneers and was a member. (The whole class was rocking with laughter.) She asked me again why I haven't joined the CCP. I said, "The Chinese communist party is rotten. No way will I flounder in the mire with it!" She said, "Well said."
She continued, "There is a special landscape found at Zhangbu Village, Pingtang Township, Guizhou Province. A large stone has grown six Chinese characters on it: Chinese Communist Party perishes. Each word is about one meter high with the word perish bigger in particular. If you don't believe it, you can search the website to investigate. Many websites have published it. (I told my students that I have verified it in websites and found it to be true.) Some people said that heaven wants to eradicate the CCP. There are others also saying that when the gods in heaven want to account for the crimes committed by the CCP, all steadfast party members will be implicated. The CCPs evil spirit will mark all the people who had joined the CCP and its associated organizations (CCP, the Youth league, and Young Pioneers) with a sign of the beast. The gods in heaven will find these people with a beast mark to hold accountable. For your own safety and happiness, you must withdraw from it to erase the mark. Many people in places like Beijing and Guangzhou are quitting the CCP one after another. I advise you to also get rid of it."
I asked her, "If I don't believe it, what then?" She then told me two stories (I told the students briefly the stories of when the stone lions eyes turned red and about the tsunami that happened in South Asia.) She said to me gravely and earnestly, "You should believe it to be true."
I told her, "I actually believed it a long time ago. (Students were laughing.) I do not want to become a sacrificial object. I quit! In any case, I don't need to spend any money and Im not losing anything. Furthermore, it is possibly good." I asked her how to withdraw. She said that I only needed to give her part of my name. I said, "Is it just so simple?" I said that I told her that I was thinking of my beloved students and wished that every one of them would be happy and safe. I earnestly said to them, "It has such great benefits. I cannot possibly forget my students. Can students quit? If you want to quit, just raise your hand."
Several students raised their hands in unison, so I helped them withdraw. I looked for other opportunities to talk in private to those who didn't raise their hands.
I persuaded close to 300 people to quit the CCP and its associated organizations. In the process, I realized that there is nothing I cannot accomplish when I have a righteous mind with benevolence to save sentient being, and without fear. Teacher is always with us.