(Clearwisdom.net) Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999 in order to save sentient beings many practitioners have been clarifying the facts to people face-to-face. This has greatly suppressed the evil and established our cultivation environment.
When clarifying the facts face-to-face, we will inevitably encounter all kinds of people. It requires us to have firm belief in Dafa with a calm mindset at all times. Only then would we be able to maintain righteous thoughts to suppress and dissolve the evil and negate the persecution. However, this does not mean that it is easy to do. It has to be built upon the firm belief in Dafa and Master. After constant practice and rectification, we will be able to become mature gradually.
Over the past few years, I have been clarifying the facts face-to-face. On several occasions, I have faced danger. With Master's protection, I was always able to emerge from it. I would like to share my experiences with fellow practitioners hoping we can all learn from the experience and lessons.
Once, as I was passing by a residential area, I saw an old gentleman sitting in front of a shop owned by the head of the local public security bureau. He was reading newspapers. I recognized that he was the father of the store owner. I stopped by and handed him a copy of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and said, "You can stop reading that newspaper. Let me introduce you to a great book the Nine Commentaries." He looked at me and took the book. After reading a couple of pages, he started shouting, "Who are you? What are you doing here? You can not go." He troed to pull me while shouting.
His sudden move scared me and made me forget to send righteous thoughts. Instantly, I adjusted my mindset and thought: I must control him. This is a residential area and it is very close to the home of the head of the public security bureau. If somebody comes downstairs, I will not be able to get away.
Right away, I tried to calm down and said to him, "Please do not be angry. This is a great book. You will know after you finish reading it. If you truly do not want to read it, that is fine too. Why would you be angry like this?" He did not want to listen to me and still kept shouting at me.
I knew there was no use saying anything else. I then fired back at him firmly and loudly, "Why are you like this? This is just a book. If you do not want to read it, you can go ahead and return it to me. What are you so angry about? Have I harmed you?"
He saw that I became angry. He let go of me and said, "You can go. But you can not have the book back." I thought, this is exactly what I wanted to do. I want to give you this book. So I left immediately.
After I went home, thinking about the experience, I realized that I was not calm enough at the time. It was Master who saw that I still had some righteous thoughts and helped me.
Last fall, I went to a construction site to clarify the facts about Dafa. While I was distributing the Dafa materials to the workers, a young man jumped out of the group and said to me in an evil way, "Where are you from? Why are you doing this? I will report you to the authorities. I will not let you go." He took out his cell phone as he spoke.
I had started to panic, but then I calmed down. I said to him, calmly, as I sent righteous thoughts, "Young man, please listen to me first, then you can decide whether you want to report me or not." Then I said, "First of all, think about this, am I harming you by doing this? Why are you reporting me? Is reporting me doing any good to you?"
I briefly introduced him the facts about Dafa spreading widely throughout the world, the despicable acts of the CCP slandering Dafa and some examples in our city where bad people received karmic retribution. When he heard about the examples, he was shocked. I told him seriously that anybody who reported practitioners to authorities either got terminal diseases, were involved in car accidents, or some other disasters. Some even brought troubles to their family members. After he heard this, he said, "Doesn't sound like I should report you. How about you give me a CD to watch?" I gave him a truth-clarification CD. He took it and left.
The day before the Chinese New Year this year, I went out to clarify the facts to people. I saw three old gentlemen in their sixties and seventies sitting and chatting together. I walked over with a smile and asked, "How are you? Do you know Falun Gong? Have you seen Falun Gong videos?" Two of them said, "Sure, can I have one?" I handed over three VCDs and several brochures.
The other one looked at me and said seriously, "You really have the guts. Do you dare to tell me your name, address and phone number?" I asked, "Is that necessary?" He said, "If you do not tell me, I will not let you go today." I smiled at him while sending righteous thoughts and asking Master to strengthen me.
I told him, "I can always tell good people from bad ones. Today, I saw you three gentlemen and I knew you are all good people. Otherwise, why would I tell you this? Especially you, although you look serious, I know you are a kind-hearted person. Those whom treat Falun Gong practitioners badly are all bad people and they will receive karmic retribution. You are not one of them."
He said, "I do not believe in this." I said, "That is ok if you do not believe. But you should not try it. You only have one life." I took out a Falun Gong VCD and told him sincerely, "I am truly doing this for your good. I have given you this much, but I have not asked you for a penny. Doing this is for saving people and helping people understand the truth so they can have a bright future. So you can be saved from any disasters in the future. I ask you to let go of all the wrong impressions of Falun Dafa. After you watch the VCD, then you can draw conclusions." Although he did not agree verbally, he still accepted the VCD and said, "I will watch it."
I know many senior practitioners who have been clarifying the facts face-to face for many years. Some walk to villages and homes to exhort people to withdraw from the CCP. I admire their firm beliefs in Dafa and benevolence to sentient beings. Master has commended practitioners who walk on the streets to clarify the truth to people. We will completely negate any tests or persecution the old forces imposed on fellow practitioners using any forms or any excuses.
Let us use Master's Fa for mutual encouragement.
"The Fa-rectification is progressing rapidly, and the righteous thoughts of Dafa disciples as they validate Dafa and save sentient beings are disintegrating in large quantities the meddling deities and rotten demons that play a negative role, thereby effecting fundamental changes in the state of the world. But the evil elements as well as the evil Party and evil specter, who can see that all is lost, are putting up a final struggle, and this is all the more reason for Dafa disciples to do an even better job of clarifying the facts and saving the world's people and sentient beings. The closer it gets to the end, the more you cannot let up; the closer it gets to the end, the better you must study the Fa; the closer it gets to the end, the stronger your righteous thoughts must be." ("To the Canada Fa Conference")