On the Eve of The Tenth Anniversary of the April 25 Peaceful Appeal
(Clearwisdom.net) The tenth anniversary of the April 25 Peaceful Appeal is approaching fast and people's attention is on Falun Gong. The media is searching for stories about Falun Gong. We should take advantage of this great opportunity.
It's just a few days before the tenth anniversary of the April 25 Peaceful Appeal. That day is a "sensitive day" on the Chinese Communist Party calendar and it is the perfect time for practitioners to clarify the truth or a test to see if they have reached the realm of "selflessness," as well as rationality and wisdom, demanded of a practitioner. Only when we can do a better job in clarifying the truth can we assist Master in saving more sentient beings. This demands that every practitioner considers the issue quickly.
I noticed that over the past ten years, no matter if it was western media or those trained in Western culture, the majority only have a very limited understanding on the Falun Gong issue. Of course, China's attitude is a very complicated matter, the persecution of Falun Gong is also complicated and the truth of Falun Gong is very profound, although we can explain the profound in simple terms up to a point. Nevertheless, people are accustomed to breaking information down into different components to acquaint themselves with a certain issue, otherwise it would be too complicated. It could also be that they just don't want to hear about the subject matter.
It's necessary for practitioners to understand the public's ability to grasp a matter and how they conceptualize, as we are the cultivators. Unfortunately, overseas practitioners are unconsciously influenced by western thinking and are therefore limited in their truth-clarification efforts. During the tenth anniversary of the April 25 Peaceful Appeal how can we obtain a better results concerning content and depth as necessary in the current environment?
Immediately after the April 25 Peaceful Appeal arrives May 13, Falun Dafa Day; June 25, the tenth anniversary of the formation of the Minghui/Clearwisdom website; and July 20, the tenth anniversary of practitioners calling for justice and countering the persecution of Falun Gong. The successive "sensitive days" are good opportunities for practitioners to disseminate information and clarify the truth.
In an effort to publish articles concerning the tenth anniversary of the April 25 Peaceful Appeal, people have contacted our practitioners for statistics and information. I think that at this point it is not of issue if the western media publishes an article, or if the articles only reflect the understanding of everyday people, but that they are a reflection of practitioners understanding and truth-clarification efforts.
As practitioners we must take the questions raised by others and the concerns of society and fashion a more positive and more profound result as far as the content is concerned. We should not limit ourselves by the thoughts and the realm of the western people and those who do not know the truth about the persecution.
When thinking about most questions raised by others, I realized that they are about Falun Gong and not about the "April 25" Peaceful Appeal. The side of everyday people's primordial nature understands it. To meet their thirst we should not only talk about what occurred on "April 25" Peaceful Appeal but more importantly about the "truth of Falun Gong." Otherwise, we limit the scope and are indirect in our approach and will not be able to save the people who do not understand the truth or still do not actively search for the truth.
Of course, we have to take the initiative and assure that we do not talk at too high a level. We must not go to the extreme, otherwise no matter how important the issue it would have the opposite effect from what was intended.
The above are some of my own thoughts on the subject matter.