Clarifying the Truth Face to Face
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a 60-year-old Dafa practitioner. Through cultivation in Falun Dafa, I became healthy and noble. Dafa gave me a new life. Today I would like to share with fellow practitioners my experiences in clarifying the truth to people face to face. Please compassionately point out anything inappropriate.
Get Rid of Fear, Save Sentient Beings with Compassion
I have been clarifying the truth face to face to people over the past several years. On the streets or in stores, whether there are many people or just few, no matter if they are strangers or acquaintances, I share the Good News of Dafa to almost everyone I meet.
Sometimes there are only a few seconds to clarify the truth face to face. Sometimes, even though that person agrees to quit the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), in most cases, he or she still might not fully understand the truth. I make sure to give them some VCDs or pamphlets that I prepared earlier. By doing this, many people have the opportunity to learn more about Dafa and the significance of the "three quits" (withdrawing from the the CCP and its affiliated organization, the Communist Youth League and the the Young Pioneers). Moreover, they will spread the truth-clarifying materials to their friends and relatives. The cost of making the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" book is high. To avoid waste, usually I ask people first if they would like to read it. If they say yes, I give them the book in person.
At about this time, I heard a little voice, "It's too dangerous to do things this way. It's evidence for persecution." I thought these words came from my fear. Teacher said,
"Today we have made public to you this great practice. I have already delivered it to your doorstep." (from Zhuan Falun, Lecture 8)
Teacher saved us, saved the universe, gave up everything, and embraced everything. What compassion! Today on my path of saving sentient beings, I will also focus on saving sentient beings, put down my selfishness, and deliver my kindness and compassion to sentient beings. When we have no consideration about ourselves, "fear" will not exist. Teacher asked us to do the three things. Who dares to get in the way! We should do what Teacher asks openly and with pride.
Sometimes my fear does surface. For instance, when I went to clarify the truth with fellow practitioners during the Olympic Games, the police were everywhere. I recited from Hong Yin (Volume II):
What's to Fear?
Should you have fear,
it will seize upon you
If thoughts are righteous,
evil will collapse
The cultivator's mind
is loaded with Fa
Send righteous thoughts,
and rotten demons explode
Gods walk the earth,
validating the Fa
We are the prevailing lead. Who is the one that should be afraid? Thinking about this, I calmed down quickly.
Do Not Miss Anyone with a Predestined Relationship
Once a fellow practitioner and I went back to town by a long-distance bus. On the bus, we met a young lady who had with her a four- or five-year-old child. They also had with them a bag of sweet potatoes and corn. They asked the driver if they could get off the bus earlier (some passengers before them asked this as well and the driver had done so). However, the driver didn't stop the bus for them. That young lady started to curse. When the bus arrived at the destination, all of the passengers but that lady left. She was still there cursing. I thought at that moment, "The driver didn't stop the bus for her, but she was overly rude by cursing like that." I ignored her and left. Just at that moment, I heard a sound "pang" and saw the bus's tire was flat. At that moment I hadn't walked far. I thought, "Something is wrong. I am a practitioner. Nothing I come across is a coincidence. My thoughts shouldn't be mixed up in the conflicts between sentient beings. The tire is flat. Isn't this a hint telling me not to leave? Take the opportunity to save sentient beings!" I said to the fellow practitioner, "Let's go back and clarify the truth to her."The fellow practitioner said, "Will she listen to the truth?" I said, "Yes, she will."
I came up to her and said sincerely, "Young lady, don't be angry anymore. It's getting dark. Look, you have a kid with you. We will help you and wait for a bus along the roadside. Just look at the flat tire. It is a warning to the driver and us. Don't be angry anymore."She said, "Thank you, Aunt. You are kind-hearted." I told her, "We are Falun Dafa practitioners. We follow the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be good persons. We meet today because of our predestined relationship. I have great news to share with you." Then I started to tell about her the "three quits". I said, "If you got off the bus earlier today, you would not have heard the truth. That would be a big loss. You should thank the driver for giving you such a chance. Isn't this turning a bad thing into a good one?"She smiled and said, "Then please help me quit the Youth League. I really hadn't expected to meet you two good people today." Finally, we sent her off on the bus. She repeatedly expressed her thanks as she left.
Do Not Be Moved by the False Phenomena
One day, a fellow practitioner and I entered a department store. Several sales people were busy putting goods on the shelves. A middle-aged man was sitting in front of the desk. He looked like the boss of the store. I was thinking while looking at the goods, "If I talk directly to the sales people, will they have a barrier to accepting the truth because of the presence of their boss? "I decided to talk to the boss first. I bought several items. I took the opportunity to clarify the truth while checking out. I said, "Young man, Aunt gives you a gift." I passed him a truth-clarifying pamphlet. He stood up and said seriously, "I heard from the officials of the court that several days ago many of your people were arrested. You still dare do this at such a critical moment!"
I said, "What you said is correct. They arrested our people. But we are all kind people. For you, time is money, while for us, time is life. We tell people the truth. Its just like saving people from drowning or fire. You know tens of thousands of people lost their lives in a moment during the Sichuan earthquake. We care about people. Does time make a difference while saving people? Saving people is a great, compassionate action! For instance, when a kid is about to fall off a building, can you still sit there and read the newspaper, drink tea and ignore it?"
In the meantime, the fellow practitioner kept sending forth righteous thoughts beside us. At this moment, his attitude changed and said, "Heaven is destroying the CCP. The 'three quits' are important so we don't go along with it. Will it be that serious?" I pleaded with Teacher to strengthen me while clarifying the truth about the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong. I told him about the udumbara flowers that bloom once in three thousand years but are blooming in many places today because of the the great wave of people quitting the CCP, which is a phenomenon that arose because of the wonderful book, Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. He listened carefully and was amazed. "I have been busy with my business in recent years, so I didn't take these things seriously. I had thought that you were troublemakers, just like what's described on TV! Please help me quit the Youth League and the Young Pioneers!"
At this moment I found that several sales people and one customer had all surrounded me and were listening. They also agreed to quit the CCP when they saw their boss quit. I smiled and said, "Young man, if the police came in, would you ask them to arrest us? " He smiled and said, "Of course not!"
During the past several years, under the protection of Teacher and with the cooperation of fellow practitioners, I clarified the truth face to face very well and did it successfully. When I held compassion for sentient beings in my heart and told them the truth, most of the people would accept it. Even if they didn't agree for the time being, they would still be moved and felt the compassion I left them with. I would always tell them to please consider it carefully. Cherish this chance that comes only once in millions of years. Don't miss it!
Teacher gave us so much. As disciples, we must be diligent and honor our divine prehistoric vow.
November 22, 2008