Overseas Phone Calls Frighten the Evil
(Clearwisdom.net) I would like to share my experiences in making truth-clarifying phone calls to China. It's been seven years since we started working together as a phone team.
Fellow practitioners have been directly calling the offices that participate in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. This action frightens the evil. Our "instant phone team" is well known inside the system of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). They are frightened of us, hence they frequently make harassing calls to practitioners. However, some policemen have also told us, "We admire you. From morning till evening, you always seem to find us even after we've changed our numbers." Even when they are about to torture our fellow practitioners, they know that we will soon be calling them. Our phone calls have helped to stop some of these people from torturing practitioners. Some practitioners who have been released from detention have also told us that the phone calls from overseas practitioners move people's hearts. These calls are very important, and help practitioners to strengthen their righteous thoughts.
Our phone calls have reached everywhere in China including the Yellow Plateau region and small villages. Some people told us that they had only recently had their phones installed just before we called them. They were surprised that we could find them, because they live in such a remote area. We know clearly that Master does not want to leave anyone behind.
Some people in remote villages wanted us to tell them more and more about Dafa. They took turns listening to us. They very enthusiastically listened and we very enthusiastically talked to them.
We've even made phone calls to high-ranking CCP officials and some judges' homes. They are normally hard to find, but we found them and clarified the truth to them.
Some people that we called did not want to listen, or at first would say that the CCP is not that bad. However, remembering our mission, and maintaining our firm righteous thoughts, compassion, and the perseverance that we truly want to save them, we continue clarifying the truth to them. Finally they would agree with us; and some said they would quit the CCP. At moments like these, we bust into tears of joy.
I once made a phone call to a non-Party member house. The old lady had a very strong accent and I could barely understand what she was saying. Finally I remembered that I needed to tell her to say, "Falun Dafa is good." Pausing for a moment, she clearly said, "Falun Dafa is good." Hearing her saying these words, I was very happy.
Our phone team is fully equipped, thanks to the efforts that fellow practitioners have put into it. Compared with the situation when we started out seven years ago, we now have almost everything we need. But sometimes, we still manifest a human mindset. The more convenient things are for us, the less diligent we become. Master taught us in "Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Vancouver, Canada, in 2003," "The better the times get, I'm going to tell you, the fewer the predestined opportunities, so you should try your best to do well the things Dafa disciples should do." We should strive even harder when there are fewer opportunities. The more convenient the situation is for us, the more we should appreciate it.
Although it is convenient to clarify the truth by just making phone calls, it is difficult to keep calling cocsistently. It requires maintaining righteous thoughts at all times to eliminate interference. It requires the heart to offer salvation to sentient beings. Master said, "persevering in true cultivation are long-term tests for every Dafa disciple." ("Abandon Human Attachments and Continue True Cultivation" from Essentials for Further Advancement) Persisting in making phone calls is indeed a test for a long-term cultivation process.
Let me give you an example. An experience sharing article written by a practitioner from North America says that due to the time difference between North America and Mainland China, she often called China at midnight. She would make phone calls in her bathroom because that was the only place she could talk without waking up her family. It does not matter where we clarify the truth to people, we also have to consider our own family members' situation. Hearing about her firm determination to save people, I was deeply touched.
Master has told us the importance of saving people. I know that if I do not call for a few days, when I pick up the phone again, it feels very heavy. Then I would also have a human mentality. Sometimes I even lie down, yearning for comfort. At this moment, my cultivation state was not very good. After spending a few days without making any phone calls, I found myself crying. I knew that my enlightened side was crying too. My enlightened side was worried that I was wasting this precious time that's worth more than gold. Realizing this, I would immediately pick up the phone to clarify the truth to people. After that, the lazy side of me would be reduced. I believe that on any occasion, or when you suffer from misery or difficulties, if you can just remember to save people, everything will be different. This is because righteous thoughts suppress one's ordinary human thoughts. The level of righteous thoughts at this time will be higher and the results will definitely be better.
Recently, I learned through making phone calls that we need to hold firmly onto our desire to save people. This is where I need to improve as well. To do well is to study the Fa well, and to be more attentive to cultivating myself better. Master said in "Fa Teaching at the 2008 New York Conference," "The biggest problem we have now is the one I just talked about. That is, when you fail to cultivate yourself and look within."
Lately, when I've studied the Fa, I often notice these words, "Be diligent, be even more diligent." On one page, I even saw twice, "Be even more diligent." From now on, I hope that I and all fellow practitioners will follow what Master told us at the end of Zhuan Falun,
"I hope that all of you will treat yourselves as practitioners in future cultivation practice and truly continue your cultivation practice. I hope that both veteran and new practitioners will be able to practice cultivation in Dafa and succeed in it! I hope that after going home everyone will make the best use of his or her time for genuine cultivation practice."