Using the Telephone to Clarify the Truth to People in China
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings to you all. I am a practitioner in Tennessee, USA. I frequently visit the Minghui website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net) to read stories of cultivation practice written by fellow practitioners in China. From the bottom of my heart, I admire their wisdom and benevolent actions, as they work to clarify the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong and encourage the Chinese people to relinquish their membership in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. They do all this with limited resources for producing truth-clarification materials and under the pressure of a horrendous political environment. Thus, I use their examples to encourage myself to do the three things with greater diligence and effort.
I obtained the Fa in August 2006, after finding a Falun Gong practice site near me. After learning the exercises, I immediately felt something being placed in my abdomen. That night I dreamed of a book being opened while petals on a lotus flower burst out one after another.
Since I began practicing Falun Dafa, my life has become more fulfilling and meaningful. With veteran practitioners, I have participated in local activities to spread the Fa, as well as calling China to clarify the truth and encourage Chinese people to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. After contacting friends and relatives in China, I search for information from Minghui to clarify the truth to those organizations and individuals participating in the persecution. In the beginning, I read from a script that I had written. Because of Dafa's ability to enlighten our ways of thinking, my recall and eloquence continued to improve. I now no longer need a script for truth-clarifying conversations. As soon as someone picks up the phone, I mention the news about the three withdrawals and then follow it with the situation of the persecution and the fact that Falun Gong is widely practiced and accepted all over the world. I close by asking for the person's agreement to do the three withdrawals and their willingness to clarify the truth to their relatives and friends.
Usually, those who had already learned the truth about Falun Gong and the persecution from practitioners in China, or had read truth-clarification materials, were easily convinced to relinquish their Chinese Communist Party membership. For those who had never joined the evil party, I emphasized the cruel nature of the CCP in persecuting Falun Gong and the difficult circumstances of practitioners being reported by ordinary people to the wicked authorities. I then ask for their help to spread the truth and to treat Falun Gong practitioners kindly.
Generally, Chinese people are fairly reserved and simply respond with a groaning sound during a phone conversation. A young woman, likely a college student because of her knowledge about the June 4 Tiananmen Square massacre, received my telephone call and then went everywhere to persuade her friends to do the three withdrawals. For that, I know that Heaven will reward her in the future.
I once encountered a young man from the northeastern region of China who had read Zhuan Falun in Beijing but then stopped practicing after falling prey to the CCP's insidious propaganda. I told him to never, never give up and he indicated that he would restart the practice and also promote the three withdrawals to others. For someone like this, I always will return with follow-up calls.
There were some others who listened to my message but stubbornly refused to quit the CCP. To face such situations, I know that my thoughts need to be absolutely righteous and this can only come about with solid Fa-study. Also, I know that I should be patient and keep talking, more than half an hour if needed, with interesting news and stories. Even if the person still clings to the CCP, at least they are gradually eliminating their misunderstanding of Dafa.
To elicit interest from intellectuals, I have found that citing traditional Chinese poems and quotes may be effective. I cited the "Plum Poem of Song Dynasty" to explain the prediction of the historical certainty of the fall of the CCP, so as to successfully facilitate a former attorney general to quit the Party. I read a poem made by Master Li to easily talk a medical doctor into quitting the CCP. She then persuaded others to do the same.
I make 45 phone calls to China each week. Sometimes, I might not be in a good state of mind, but to avoid an even longer list that I would need to deal with later, I force myself to make the phone calls. One time, an elderly gentleman on the other end questioned me, "Are you Chinese? Why did you go abroad? Is China not strong enough? What you want is just to live well in a foreign country!" I was upset by his twisted logic and for a long time I hesitated to make truth-clarification calls. Then a story from Minghui deeply touched my heart: An older practitioner in China was walking twenty-some miles every day to make 100+ truth-clarification calls from a mobile phone (so as to avoid persecution). I repeatedly read it with tears in my eyes. I display this article in front of me for an occasional glimpse to inspire myself.
There are 1.3 billion people in China. Collective efforts from Dafa practitioners all over the world are needed to let every Chinese person know that Falun Gong is good and to quit the evil CCP. I want to offer a big thank you to each and every one who participates in truth-clarification phone calls!