Eliminating My Attachment of Fear and Clarifying the Truth Without Leaning on Fellow Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) Going out alone to tell people the facts about the persecution helps me let go of my attachments to fear and dependency. As long as I maintain righteous thoughts and my heart is on saving people, my mind is calm and peaceful, and everything will be all right.
I usually go out to clarify the facts with fellow practitioners, but one day, my partner practitioner didn't show up by 8:00 a.m., which is the usual time we go out. I realized that she may be busy with other things, so at 9:00 a.m. I decided to find another practitioner.
I went to the second practitioner's home, but she could not go out with me either. I thought about a third practitioner, whom I was told normally would have been outside with her child at this time of day. I walked around her residential area and looked for her, but could not find her. I was disappointed and hesitated to go out alone and clarify the truth. Suddenly, I recalled Master's words, "...Dafa disciples must walk their paths." ("Fa Teaching at the U.S. Capital")
I asked myself why I never felt confident enough to go out and clarify the truth on my own? Why did I feel I couldn't do it unless another practitioner was with me? I realized this was a hidden attachment of dependency and fear. Of course, two people as a team can be more effective because one can clarify the truth while the other sends righteous thoughts. But this doesn't mean that a single person can't do it, as perhaps by working separately more people can be offered salvation. Master has reminded us many times of the urgency to save more people. There was no reason for me to hesitate or worry about safety. I decided to go out on my own, and with Master's guidance, gained confidence in talking about the persecution all by myself.
As I walked to the residential area, I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate any interference and asked Master to strengthen me. I went to a small garden and saw two older ladies sitting on a bench in the sun. I walked over and greeted them, and asked one of them if she had heard about the millions of Chinese people who had quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and that separating oneself from the regime will save one's life. "No, I have not," she said. I told her, "The CCP is falling apart. Please quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations right away so that you will be safe." I continued, "Falun Gong cultivates Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance , and teaches one to become a better person. In one hundred and eleven countries in the world, people can openly and freely practice Falun Gong, but not in China where it was first introduced. Falun Gong has been persecuted by Jiang Zemin and the CCP. The gods are now angry and will destroy the CCP, including all those who once swore a blood oath to uphold it. To avoid suffering disaster when the CCP falls, you should quit. I can suggest a pen name for you to quit the Party with." She agreed. I turned around and talked to the other lady. She said, "I was never educated and didn't participate in any CCP organizations or its affiliations." I told her, "That is good. Please remember to say, Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!"
While we were talking, a lady about my age came by, so I went over and chatted with her. When she commented on how young I looked, I said, "I am a Falun Gong practitioner. I used to be very sick and I became healthy after I began practicing. This is why I look so young." When she expressed her amazement, I began to clarify the truth to her and said, "The Tiananmen self-immolation incident was fabricated by the CCP to frame Falun Gong. Do you belong to the CCP or its affiliated organizations?" She said, "I was never educated and I didn't join the CCP or participate in any of its organizations!" I told her, "That's good. Please remember that Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness- Compassion-Forbearance good!"
After a while, an elderly lady and her grandchild walked over. I was excited and knew that she came to hear the truth and be saved. I silently thanked Master and used the same approach to help her quit the party.
I didn't realize that the elderly ladies had left and someone else was now sitting on the bench, until she smiled at me. I knew that she had also come to hear the truth. I sent righteous thoughts while I chatted with her. She was a retired medical doctor. After listening to the truth, she happily quit the CCP.
It was about 11:00 a.m. when I finished talking and it was time for me to go. They were so grateful as I left them. I realized that Master was there, helping us every step of the way. He arranged for people to come to me one by one to hear the true facts. As long as we sincerely offer people salvation with our whole hearts and righteous thoughts, Master will be there to help and protect us.