My Experience Clarifying the Truth in Singapore
(Clearwisdom.net) We are Falun Dafa practitioners from Malaysia. Two weeks ago when Dafa practitioners went on trial in Singapore, a fellow practitioner and I decided to go there to help clarify the truth. After we got back, we shared experiences among our fellow practitioners and decided to share our experiences with Singapore practitioners as well.
We took a train that departed at 10:00 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Singapore at eight oclock the next morning. There was some interference on the way. The train ahead of us was derailed, which stopped our train. We thus had to change to another train. We realized it was the old forces trying to obstruct us from clarifying the truth in Singapore. We thus sent forth righteous thoughts on our way to negate the arrangement made by the old forces. By the time we arrived at Singapore it was at twelve noon, instead of the scheduled arrival time of 8:00 a.m. The return tickets we bought were to return at 1:00 p.m., which left us only one hour to clarify the truth. Our human notions came out. How much could we do with just one hour? After I shared my thoughts with my fellow practitioner, we calmed our minds and reminded ourselves that we were there to save sentient beings. We believed that Teacher would make the proper arrangements for us.
We decided to give up our return trip tickets and take a bus to go back to Malaysia. On our way to the bus station, we distributed truth-clarifying materials and clarified the truth all the way to the bus station. We took the subway to get to the bus station. We found there was a bus to Kuala Lumpur departing at 5:00 p.m. that still had two vacant seats available. We bought the tickets and knew it was our benevolent Teacher making the arrangement for us to clarify the truth to people in Singapore.
As we started to clarify the truth, some people either didnt want to accept our truth clarification or didnt understand. These people said that the Singapore government and media all said Falun Gong wasnt good, and they believed it. Some were surprised to see us wearing Falun Gong clothing. They told us not to wear this clothing as otherwise the police would arrest us. The Falun Dafa Association is a registered, legal association in Singapore. But people here said that Falun Gong was not registered in Singapore and was an illegal organization. We were sad to hear these misunderstandings about Dafa. We tried to clarify the truth to everyone we met, to help them understand what Falun Gong is. Two people took our materials and threw them away without even reading them. Later we gave one person some information on organ harvesting in China by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He was very surprised and asked whether such a thing was still happening. After listening to us, his expression was still full of doubts: he wondered why it contradicted what he thought he knew.
After people heard about the organ harvesting, some kindhearted people said that they couldn't understand why the CCP had committed such an atrocity. We gave them the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party to help them understand the true evil nature of the CCP. During our truth clarification, we found out that many people had received truth-clarifying materials before, but they still didn't understand Falun Gong. It was because the media and their government propaganda had poisoned them. They threw the materials away without reading them. During our truth clarification, we found that when people were willing to listen to us they would understand; and most people were willing to listen.
We also found that Singaporeans believe in what their government told them and had misunderstandings about Dafa. We therefore aimed at their attachments to clarify the truth to them. At first, we didn't discuss Singapore government policy or the trial against practitioners. Since some people were highly poisoned by the CCP and to avoid their rejection, we didn't tell them about the cruelty and the bad things that the CCP has done. We told them what Falun Gong is and that Falun Dafa is good. Since there are many Chinese people in Singapore and they believe in Buddhism, we told them Falun Dafa is a cultivation way from the Buddha School and that we do not accept fee or gifts. How can it be bad?
Another question that came along was: If Falun Gong is so good, why then is it being persecuted? We then told them in detail about the persecution by the CCP and they understood. Their bewilderment was thus eliminated and they understood that their government has also been poisoned by the CCP
Some of the people we met were highly poisoned. One person tore up the materials we gave him in front of us. Many people saw this. We used our wisdom and said loudly to the people around us that this person was poisoned by the CCP. We said we were Falun Gong practitioners and that we were good people. The crowd saw that we didn't get angry with this person. They felt that this person was in the wrong and was without moral character. They told us that it was good to practice Dafa. Thus, a seemingly bad incident turned around and helped us clarify the truth instead. We were enlightened to what Teacher says: "Just by staying unaffected, you will be able to handle all situations." (Lecture on the Fa at the U.S. Midwest Conference (June 26, 1999, Chicago), provisional translation subject to further improvement) When we handle any situation with calm minds and with rationality, the evil will not be able to harm us.
This person had told his friend lots of bad things about us. We thus assumed his friend would not accept our truth-clarifying materials. But we thought of saving him and still offered him the materials. To our surprise, he accepted our materials. We realized then that we shouldnt use human notions to judge whether a person would listen to the truth or not. Otherwise, a person with predestined relationship might miss the opportunity to be saved.
We also felt that we shouldn't just distribute truth-clarifying materials. We also needed to clarify the truth face-to-face. We found that if one practitioner could send forth righteous thoughts while the other clarified the truth, the result would be better. At the beginning, no one would accept our materials. But when we asked people for directions, they were all very happy to help us. However, as soon as we gave them truth-clarifying materials, their attitude changed instantly. They didn't want our material and walked away. We persisted in our work and strengthened our righteous thoughts. Later, most people accepted our materials.
We told those who learned the truth: "If you know the truth, you need to tell your family and friends. In this way, the truth will spread. You will accumulate good deeds and receive boundless beneficence."
Our experience in Singapore was similar to what we had experienced several years ago in Malaysia. Malaysian Dafa practitioners had rarely come out to clarify the truth then and there was a lot of pressure upon us. When we wore clothing with Dafa characters, people were uncomfortable. Some even cursed at us. However, after our persistent truth clarification, our environment is much different now
We believe that we create our own environment. We are assisting Teacher to validate the Fa. We must make our environment righteous. We are writing about this experience to share it with the fellow practitioners in Singapore. We know that Singapore practitioners have done a lot of truth-clarifying work, but they still need to strengthen it. We also feel that Singaporeans are kind. They just don't know the truth.
Singapore is a rather small country. We suggest that Dafa practitioners in Singapore travel to each area and wear clothing with Dafa characters. Walk to every section and clarify the truth face-to-face to help people understand. Only when Dafa practitioners work as a whole and strengthen the effort to expose the evil will we then be able to save sentient beings in Singapore. Let us walk together to fulfill our historic great vow and assist Teacher in the human world.
This is my personal understanding, Please kindly correct me if there is anything improper.