Seven Years of Cultivation Experience: Clarifying the Truth by Calling China
(Clearwisdom.net) In March, 2002, several Dafa practitioners in Jilin Province, China successfully tapped into the local cable television station and aired truth-clarification programs on television. The evil was tremendously shocked by this event. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) responded with the arrest of 5,000 Falun Gong practitioners. As overseas practitioners, we couldn't just sit and wait, indifferent to their plight. We knew we must voice our condemnation and expose the evil. From then on, I started clarifying the truth to people in China via phone calls. Later, I spread the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and persuaded people to quit the CCP organizations. Time has flown and more than seven years have passed.
Looking back, clarifying the truth with phone calls has been both a process of validating the Fa and cultivating myself. Every step of the way, I have been taken care of by merciful Master, and I have been enlightened and guided by Master. I have also relied on the "one-body" cooperation of many practitioners inside and outside of China, while cultivating myself. Making phone calls seems quite easy, and calling from the U.S. to China is very inexpensive when using a telephone card. As long as we have a telephone, be it a regular phone or cell phone, we can simply dial to get through, and start a conversation. There is not much the rogue Chinese Communist government can do about it, as they can't simply cut off all telephone calls from abroad. Our truth-clarification phone calls get through easily, and so no matter whether we are clarifying the truth, spreading the Nine Commentaries, or persuading people to quit the CCP, the Chinese Communist Party can't block us.
Telephone calls can quickly spread the news to a large area and make a big impact. The truth about the persecution, the civil rights situation in China, the Nine Commentaries and the information about quitting the CCP can all be spread instantly to all areas of China. The phone calls reach people of all social strata, and every call can have a profound and lasting impact. For example, as soon as the Nine Commentaries were published, I immediately called several departments within China Central Television (CCTV), the editorial departments of several CCP magazines, and the editorial offices of provincial newspapers. I told them about the Nine Commentaries and asked them to download them from the Internet. I make phone calls to distant areas of China such as Tibet, Xinjiang, Qinghai, and Ningxia Province; I tell people about the progress of the quitting-the-CCP movement and ask them to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. I even call remote areas in China and minority communities on mountaintops and offer them my help in quitting the CCP. My calls also reach the border guards in Heilongjiang Province; I tell them the truth about Falun Gong.
Sometimes, before I finished my words, I have already heard people on the other side spreading the news: "The phone call is from America. The CCP is to be eliminated. People need to quit the CCP..." The people receiving the calls couldn't wait to spread the news. They are also spreading the news by word of mouth. News reaches unimaginably large areas very quickly. It would seem that the popularity and impact of phones today has been arranged by the gods. It's the most direct and fastest way for Chinese people to learn the truth.
It is quite easy to make phone calls, but it is a tough work to clarify the truth, inform people about the Nine Commentaries and lead them to quit the CCP. People in China have been brainwashed by the CCP for 60 years. All sorts of evil CCP notions and CCP culture are deeply rooted in people's minds. Moreover, they are extremely afraid of the vicious party. As soon as they hear that the call is about Falun Gong or quitting the CCP, some people immediately hang up the phone.
When I first started making phone calls, not many people listened to me. I spent more time dialing than talking on the phone. One day, two days, three days passed just like that, and then I became puzzled. Can I keep on doing it this way? At that time, I recalled the Fa Teacher taught us,
So constant, abiding in the Dao."
("Abiding in the Tao" from "Hong Yin")
If we do not act, and do not speak out, how can people learn the truth? How can we save people? As long as we do our tasks and speak out, bit by bit - with cooperation of practitioners in China and outside of China, and with all manner of truth clarification channels interconnected - people will change from not understanding to understanding, from not believing to believing. Therefore, I continue and persist.
In the past seven years, except for two months I spent in clarifying the truth in Manhattan; ten days I spent in promoting the Shen Yun Performing Arts show in New York, and several trips to attend Fahui in other cities, I spend four hours every night making calls. I have never skipped a night no matter how busy or tired I was during the day. Thank you Teacher for giving me a healthy body. Though I am 72 years old, I am free of illness, feel light all over and have a complete set of teeth. I have never felt tired.
Making phone calls is a cultivation process, as it targets our human mentalities. I have to talk to dozens of people each night. Sometime I must refocus my mind as it it begins to drift while I'm telling all kinds of people: "Falun Dafa is good; Truth-Compassion-Tolerance is good. It's evil and sinful that the CCP persecutes Falun Gong; Even the heaven won't tolerate the CCP's evil doings. Heaven is determined to eliminate the CCP; quit the CCP to save the country, save yourself, and obtain peace and security."
When practitioners in China go out to clarify the truth, they really put aside the notion of life and death, with only the thought of saving people in their minds. When we make phone calls - even though there is no threat to life, we hear insults from those who do not know the truth. We hear even very dirty and ugly words. In the beginning, I could hardly continue without being upset. But gradually, I forced myself to endure it, and it affected me less and less. Once, a group of people were listening to me on the other end of the phone. They turned on their speaker-phone so that they could all listen to what I said. After I gave them information about quitting the CCP, the first person agreed to quit. I asked him to pass the phone to the next person, the second one quit as well. Just then my zealotry surfaced, and I asked him to pass the phone to the third one. To my surprise, the third one started cursing at me before I started talking. I did not respond to it. After he cursed for a while, he stopped and said, "Did you hear me? I am cursing at you." I did not say a word but immediately started to tell him about quitting the CCP. Right away he started cursing again, and after a while he stopped again to ask me, "Did you hear me? You are the one I am cursing." As soon as he stopped, I started again to tell him about quitting the CCP. He kept cursing over and over, and I didn't say a word. In the end, he found it boring, and passed the phone to the fourth person. The fourth one soon decided to quit, so did the fifth one, then they hung up the phone. I thought: This phone call saved four people. If I had not endured it and started quarreling with the person who cursed at me, then the last two would not have been saved. When he was cursing, I really did not have any anger or grievance; instead, I reached a realm of being calm and remained undisturbed.
On another day when I called someone, I told him heaven was going to to eliminate the CCP and one would be safe only after quitting the CCP. Then he said to me, "Do you know who I am? If I tell you, you may not believe it." I said, "There is nothing I dare not believe; even if you were the president, or prime minister of the country, I would tell you the same." He told me that he had graduated from Tsinghua University, then studied in America for four years on a doctoral degree, and he was then in very high position. He asked many questions and I answered them all. After about 20 minutes of conversation, he said, "I find that you are a very talented person. Would you like to work for me? I will pay you a lot of money, much more than what you earn now." I said, "I am spending my own money calling you, and I am not paid to do so. Even if you gave me a gold or silver mountain, I would not work for you. Thank you. I hope you will quit the CCP to get peace and security."
I know that all wisdom originates from Dafa. I am only an ordinary retired teacher, and I don't have much knowledge by ordinary human society's standards. What I told him contains Fa principles above the human realm. That's why he felt I was talented. I am a practitioner; how could I be lured by money?
Because of my teaching career, I tended to correct others in conversation. When what others have said was not in agreement with my understanding, I often argued with them, without a nice tone and in an elevated pitch. While calling at midnight, my loud voice sometimes disturbs others. My husband often criticized me because of this. Sometimes he would even get mad at me. In the beginning, I felt wronged. I thought: "I had already paid particular attention to this and lowered my voice, and sometimes I hide in the bathroom so as not to disturb you; why are you still so picky?" Because we lived in an apartment where there was not much insulation, the people living upstairs were also unhappy and often flushed their toilet in protest. What could I do? I can't stop saving people. On one hand, I tried to change myself and talk in a calm and peaceful manner and never get into an argument; on the other hand, I pleaded for Master to lower my voice but keep it penetrative. Soon, under Teacher's compassionate protection, we sold our apartment at my son's suggestion and bought a good single-family house at a very good price. Now I no longer disturb others while calling China. My competitive mentality has also been greatly reduced. I have subdued other human notions, though they may surface on some occasions. That's because I have not removed them completely. For example, I still feel uneasy when I suffered setbacks.
Once I made 60 phone calls one after another, but only one person agreed to quit the CCP. Then I thought, "How come these phone numbers downloaded from the website are so bad? Who got to call those good numbers?" As soon as this thought surfaced, I was alert. What a dirty selfish thought! In order to clarify the truth to people in China, practitioners are working continually to collect the phone numbers of people with predestined relationship by means of automated dialers Big Helper, Middle Helper, Little Helper, etc. It's not an easy task. The only thing I should do is clarify the truth with all my heart and save people. Even if only one person out of 60 was saved, it's still mighty virtue. He may be one of Teacher's relatives and represents a colossal celestial body. Why do I feel unhappy? Isn't this a heart of pursuit; seeking gratification and quantity? Isn't this a heart of doing things for self? Several days later, I got rid of this attachment. Then I found tha teverything returned to normal.
Besides making phone calls to clarify the truth, I also clarify the truth to the people around us and advise them about the quitting the CCP movement. No matter the occasion, whether I am on a bus, taking my grandson for a walk in the park, at a family party, or at a "Quitting the CCP" booth in Chinatown, as long as I meet a precious Chinese person, I will clarify the truth and advise them to quit the CCP. Because I have a heart for saving people, Teacher always brings people with predestined relationship to me. Several times I saw young Chinese men getting on the bus, I thought, "Come to sit next to me." And indeed they did so! I chatted with them, then asked them whether they had read the Nine Commentaries. I gave them a truth-clarification DVD and talked to them about quitting the CCP. When it was time for them to get off the bus, I had already created aliases for them and had persuaded them to quit the CCP.
I also asked my son to invite his Chinese friends and his colleague who came from China to dinner at our home. I clarified the truth while having dinner with them. When they finished the dinner, they also understood the truth and agreed to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. It's also a good opportunity to clarify the truth while taking my grandson for a walk in the park. Many seniors from China come to the U.S. to babysit their grandchildren. I have met many of them in the park. After we got to know each other, I started clarifying the truth to them and persuaded them to quit the CCP. A retired teacher from Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region talked to me several times. Then his whole family of five quit the CCP. A retired cadre from Jiangsu Province brought his wife and another couple from Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province to visit my home after we had known each other for only one day. After clarifying the truth to them, four of them quit the CCP.
Master said, "Let me tell you this: next to your own cultivation, currently the most important thing is clarifying the truth, because this is directly saving sentient beings, it's directly saving the people of the future, and it also demonstrates the magnificence of Dafa and Dafa disciples--in such a difficult environment you're still managing to save sentient beings." ("Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.")
There have also been some occasions where I didn't do well. Once while visiting someone, my human attachments came out, and I was afraid the host might be unhappy to hear me clarifying the truth; so, I didn't tell them what I should. Among the group, there was an old man already in his nineties. Having missed this opportunity to hear the truth, he might not have the opportunity again. A classmate of my son came to study at Washington University. I gave her only the DVD for Nine Commentaries but did not persuade her to quit the CCP since I thought there was plenty of time to do it later. However, time flies. When I got the news of her returning to China, it was the day after she left. Whenever I thought about these two cases, I felt very sorry. I missed the opportunities and didn't save the people who should have been saved. Since then, whenever and wherever I am at, I always maintain righteous thoughts and remind myself that Dafa disciples are the main players. I will clarify the truth and persuade people to quit the CCP whenever I get the chance.
I have helped more than 10,000 people quit the CCP, the Communist Youth League and the Young Pioneers through phone calls and face-to-face truth clarification.
I know this is the manifestation of Teacher's mighty compassion and power of the Fa. It's the fruit of Dafa practitioners inside and outside of China working together. It's the inevitable trend of unstoppable Fa-rectification moving forward and the demonstration of the red dragon being uprooted in other dimensions. I am just an ordinary practitioner. "Cultivation depends on one's own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one's master." (Zhuan Falun). I am only cultivating on this path and validating the Fa. I still have many attachments not yet relinquished. During this final period of Fa-rectification, I will cultivate myself well and diligently, save more sentient beings, and fulfill my grand prehistoric vow.