I would like to share my truth-clarifying experiences with everyone. Following experience-sharing meetings with other practitioners on the "phone call team," I felt inspired and my righteous thoughts increased. Falun Dafa practitioners' diligent truth-clarification efforts have made it possible for more and more people to understand the truth and realize that this persecution should not be happening.
As the Fa-rectification process speeds up, I remind myself to use the time well every day. No matter how busy I am at home or at work, I put saving people first, and do so with full effort. I often tell my family that, "the biggest family matter is still small, while any small Dafa thing is still the biggest." With this thought so strongly in my mind, daily housework seems to be easily accomplished, so I can spend more time saving people.
At present my main project is clarifying the truth by telephone, and I join other Dafa projects when I am able. Once, another practitioner and I went to promote the Shen Yun show at a business meeting with over 500 attendees. We were given the opportunity of speaking on stage, but I did not feel prepared, since I had no experience in public speaking. I sent forth righteous thoughts as I asked Teacher to strengthen me, and fellow practitioners to help me. I found that I was able to speak quite easily on stage for 15 minutes. In addition, I also participated in inviting VIPs to many activities. I was not confident, but when I remembered that I was a practitioner, and should keep righteous thoughts at all times, I did what I needed to do. Before going out, my younger sister and I studied the Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts. We often achieved very good results and I know Teacher helped me in all these circumstances.
I approach making phone calls with the mindset of saving people and let go of human thoughts of self. If fear surfaces, I remind myself that I have Teacher and Dafa, and with righteous thoughts and actions, I remain firm. Teacher is always helping me to clarify the truth. Once, when a person I talked with quit the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) after listening to the facts, I felt I also got rid of some attachments. This is Teacher's mercy, and opportunities for us to practice.
There was one occasion when I called a detention center about a fellow practitioner and spoke with the manager who picked up the phone. Upon listening to the case information and the truth behind the persecution, he said he still could not approve of Falun Dafa. My righteous thought was strong and after praising him for good behavior, I sincerely asked him to think about releasing the practitioner. After he agreed to do this, I went on to tell him about quitting the CCP. He said he could not quit the CCP which paid his wages. I made him aware that his superiors' decisions were wrong and that they would suffer retribution for their crimes. I asked why he wanted to be involved in such sins when he could quit the CCP and choose a wonderful future for himself. At last he said that he understood what I was saying, and agreed to quit.
Another time I called the home of a director general and his family member picked up the phone, but immediately hung up. When I dialed again, he picked up and swore at me. I informed him that I was from the Epoch Times, a media exposing those who detain Falun Gong practitioners, and that I wanted him to help secure the release of practitioners. In the beginning, he told me I had the wrong number, but I sent out very strong righteous thoughts to clear away the CCP evil spirit behind him. I continued to tell him the truth, encouraged good behavior, and he asked lots of questions which I answered with a gentle tone. I found he became relaxed, stopped swearing, and said he would give this information to his family member. In the end he agreed to quit the CCP. When we make calls about persecution cases, people often hang up, nobody picks up the phone, or the line is busy. After repeatedly dialing the numbers, sometimes someone would pick up the phone of a busy line and listen to the truth, so it is important for us not to give up.
We should clarify the truth to people with the kindness and benevolence of a Falun Dafa practitioner and not just use human principles. Then people will know we are sincerely doing this for their benefit, and they will understand the truth. Thus, they will act kindly toward Dafa and Dafa practitioners, as well as other people. As a result of truth-clarification efforts, some police were able to understand the truth and supported Dafa. Some of them requested my QQ (Chinese instant-messaging software) number and some kept my mobile number to keep in contact. Their clear side and kindness gave me great courage. I was grateful for the wisdom and courage given to me by Dafa and Teacher's merciful strengthening. All these let me experience "Cultivation depends on one's own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one's master." (Zhuan Falun)
Truth-clarification experiences have taught me that no matter what, we must be firm in Dafa, practice according to Dafa principles and abandon all fear and attachments. I suggest that anyone who feels disheartened must go and read practitioners' sharing articles on the Minghui/Clearwisdom website. I often feel very touched after reading practitioners' articles, and really feel encouraged. The articles can help one learn how to improve Xinxing, how to more firmly believe in Teacher and Dafa, and how to do the three things even better.
Teacher said in "Fa Teaching at the 2008 New York Conference":
"You have already made it through the hardest part of your cultivation, so walk well the final leg of your journey, and cherish the path that you have covered! It hasn't been easy, and you have made it through unprecedented ordeals. You need to treasure that."
In this final critical moment of saving people, we must form one body, encourage each other and strive forward in persisting to do the three things well. The above are some of my experiences in clarifying the truth. Please point out any shortcomings with compassion. Thank you to Teacher and fellow practitioners!