Using Every Opportunity to Do Better in Helping People Withdraw from the CCP
Greetings Fellow Practitioners!
I started practicing Falun Gong in March 2005. When I saw the announcement in the "Minghui Weekly" that the Fourth Internet Experience Sharing Conference for Practitioners in China would be held, my first thought was that I should report on my cultivation to Master. My cultivation, xinxing improvement, physical changes, enlightenment from going through difficulties, elimination of attachments, dedication to saving sentient beings, and safeguarding Dafa's dignity are all guided by reading and studying Zhuan Falun. I have a lot I would like to say to Master. With help from the Minghui/Clearwisdom website during this critical period of saving sentient beings, I would like to report my understandings and experiences on how to use every opportunity to clarify the truth and encourage people to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
1. Clarify the Truth Rationally
Before I began practicing Falun Gong I had many different illnesses and my family constantly worried about me. I was unable to work and I had to quit my government job before retirement age. The people who knew me thought of me as the kind of women who refused to listen to others. Whether in the workplace or at home, I often fought for fame and personal gain. I produced a lot of karma for myself which manifested as illnesses and suffering. It was Dafa that changed my mindset and behavior, and gave me a second life. After three months of practice, all my illnesses disappeared. After I understood the truth about the persecution and cleared my muddled mind, I decided to clarity the truth to save more sentient beings. I started with my family members.
I told them about the lies on CCTV and how the public was being deceived. I explained the importance of eliminating the "mark of the beast" which took form in the CCP. In the past my father was labeled as a "rightist" by the CCP and he knew full well the evil nature of the Party. When he heard that I started practicing Falun Gong, he was afraid that I would suffer persecution. I understood why he was worried. I told him about Dafa's compassion, and that Dafa was spreading around the world. I explained the truth about the persecution, and how the CCP deceives people. This helped correct his misunderstanding and he decided to start practicing Falun Gong, and he withdrew from the CCP. Now both of my parents practice Falun Dafa. My husband and daughter both withdrew from the CCP and support my cultivation practice.
When I quit my job, instead of retiring fully, I sometimes went to my office to take care of things. This gave me a good opportunity to clarify the truth. I would remind myself of a practitioner's responsibility and didn't lose a single opportunity to clarify the truth or advise others to quit the CCP. Once, when I was on my way to the workplace, I called a high ranking official in the county government and he told me that he was not busy then and wanted to meet that day. My heart shook: I thought, "Master's compassion has arranged for people with a predestined relationship to come to me." I almost started to cry. In my heart I said to Master, "Master, please don't worry, I will definitely do well." Right after we met, the official said to me "You look really healthy, do you have a panacea?" While eliminating the evil behind him, I told him rationally and seriously that I was practicing Falun Gong. I told him how I learned about Falun Gong and started to practice. Then I told him about evil nature of the CCP and the preciousness of human life. After he understood these things, he withdrew from the CCP using a nickname. He respectfully accepted the principles of Dafa and asked me to get him a copy of Zhuan Falun and a videotape of the exercise instructions.
Once I purposefully went to the home of the party secretary of the county Political and Law Section and clarified the truth to his whole family. All three members of his family withdrew from the CCP and its affiliations. The party secretary asked me what to do if there happened to be directions from higher levels government in the future. I said, "That is easy, do not pass them on." He smiled. When another county official's wife became sick, I went to visit her. Both the official and his wife quit the CCP. His wife started to practice Dafa. During the Chinese New Year last year, they both came to visit me to thank me. I told them they should thank our Master!
2. Clarifying the Truth Wisely
While clarifying the truth and resisting the persecution, Master has opened the path to wisdom. I understood that a practitioner should keep a righteous mind and do things righteously at all times. Yet at the same time, we must clarify the truth to ordinary people in their environments, such as paying attention to their professions, personalities, ages and their ability to accept things. Some people withdrew from the CCP after hearing a few sentences, some peopled needed long talks, and some people needed several talks. Each person's attitude was different. Some people showed gratitude, some had to think it over, some avoided the topic, and some joked about it or said a few cuss words. I actually began to feel that it was everyday people who were the ones being persecuted, not the practitioners. For only practitioners are able to help Master to clarify the truth and save sentient beings.
Normally, I gave people the truth-clarification materials first and then went to visit them. Mailing the materials beforehand helped build a good foundation for later face-to-face truth clarification. When I was unable to make preparations, I did what I could. During cultivation practice, the attachments of laziness and fear often showed up. For a time, I only wanted to distribute materials, and was reluctant about talking to people. One day, Master's teaching kept echoing in my mind,
"A Dafa disciple should put the Fa first in everything he does--whenever you evaluate something you have to consider the Fa first." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston")
I realized that my good health was not just for doing housework. Did I really consider the Fa before everything else? Did I think of the Fa first? After this realization, I immediately went out to find predestined people. I also sent out these powerful righteous thoughts, "Wherever a practitioner goes, the evil will be completely eliminated and allow the predestined people to be saved."
By midday, five people that I talked to had quit the CCP. I knew this happened because of Master's compassion and the power of the Fa. As long as I had righteous thoughts, Master would send the predestined people to me. This was a good example of, "When disciples have ample righteous thoughts Master has the power to turn back the tide." (Hong Yin II, "The Master-Disciple Bond")
What actually happened was that Master did everything, and I just ran around and talked.
I became aware that I should not slow down, as saving sentient beings is very urgent. I often went to shopping centers or markets to talk to people while they were shopping, and the results were very good. I was particularly impressed by one woman selling furniture. After she understood the truth, she asked me to give her a name so that she could quit the CCP. I said, "You are so kind, you will be rewarded. I wish for you to have an abundant future, so I will name you Shan Yuan (Kindness Source)." She thanked me and accepted Dafa's goodness. A few days later, I ran into her on the street. She said to me, "Thank you for sharing Dafa's goodness. Just like you said, my business is very good and every deal went through. Will you give my husband a name and help him quit the CCP?" I said, "Sure. You understood the truth and you were rewarded. Remember that Falun Dafa is good and let others know this truth as well. You will obtain more precious things in the future." She nodded her head in recognition.
I have successfully assisted over 200 people with quitting the CCP and its affiliations through many different kinds of truth-clarification opportunities. Compared with other diligent practitioners, what I have done does not compare. These examples are some of the gains during my cultivation practice that I wanted to share with fellow practitioners. I know that I am far from reaching the Fa's requirement for a practitioner, as I still have many shortcomings and many attachments that I have not eliminated. I have made up my mind to cultivate myself well according to Master's teachings. I will try my best to do better and save more people.
Thank you Master! Thank you fellow practitioners!