Clarifying the Truth Thoroughly Can Lead People to the Fa
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings, our esteemed Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
During this precious time that has been extended by our great Master with enormous endurance to save people, we welcome the Eighth Internet Experience Sharing Conference for Practitioners in China. I would like to share with you my experiences and understandings of saving people.
1. Clarifying the Truth
Due to the evil Chinese Communist Party’s comprehensive and long-term brainwashing, some people have very deep misunderstandings of Falun Gong, and some are even assisting in persecuting Falun Gong. If we Dafa disciples don't save them with our great forbearance and compassion, they will become a miserable group of people who do not have a future.
Clarifying the Truth to My Former Politics Teacher at School
My former schoolteacher was re-hired by an organization after his retirement, and he was doing work for the 610 Office. He felt sorry for my being persecuted because of my practice of Falun Gong, and he has always been trying to "transform" me. A few days ago, I met him at the wedding of my classmate’s son, and I clarified the truth to him at the dinner table for a long time. He learned the truth, and he excitedly wanted to learn Falun Gong. I gave him copies of Zhuan Falun, Hong Yin, and the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party that I had prepared for him. I also gave him an MP3 player with exercise music on it and taught him how to use it. He promised he would read the books respectfully at home. Before he left, he said to my dozens of classmates, “I believed the propaganda on TV and have had misunderstandings about Falun Gong, and I even did things for the 610 Office. I was extremely wrong.”
When a life comes to understand the truth, this will have a leavening effect in his environment, and he will become a walking media for saving people. I believe this is what Master wants.
Clarifying the Truth to Religious People
I first used the Nine Commentaries to break the shell for religious people. I tell them, “The evil party talks about atheism. No matter what you believe, the Party wants to be above your Buddha or God. Buddhas and Gods don't kill, but the evil Party has killed 80 million Chinese people during a variety of campaigns. Only by quitting the Party and its affiliated organizations can you be safe.” They normally want to quit and remember that Falun Dafa is good.
What impressed me most was my father’s friend Uncle Chen. He believed the evil propaganda, and thought we were “involved in politics.” He burned the truth-clarifying banners that were hung outside the building, and subsequently broke his leg. He has serious diabetes and walks with a cane. He often ran into practitioners who clarified the truth to him, but he not only refused to listen, but also cursed them. I paid him a visit during the Chinese New Year and gave him 500 yuan ($79) to buy some nutritious tonics. He was touched. I knew he had some understanding of religion, so I said directly, “Is there any difference between this (persecution) and the persecution of Jesus’ disciples? To provoke hatred toward Falun Gong, Jiang and his accomplices staged the Tiananmen Self-immolation to frame Falun Gong. To make exorbitant profits, they harvested organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. We don't participate in politics; we are only clarifying the truth. We risk our lives to save people out of great compassion.” I told him about the Hidden-words Rock, my own stories, and that I have witnessed Udumbara flowers twice.
Upon learning the truth, Uncle Chen cried and acknowledged, “Falun Dafa is good.” He quit the Communist Party and its affiliated organizations using his real name. He wanted to read Dafa books right away. His neighbor (a Dafa practitioner) said to him, “I have clarified the facts to you for ten years and you didn’t agree to quit. It’s about time.”
That practitioner asked me how to clarify the truth well. In my understanding, studying the Fa well and sending forth righteous thoughts are fundamental. I have listened to the Nine Commentaries and Disintegrate the Party Culture dozens of times. In addition, we should read classic Chinese stories and use them to target different obstacles in people. In fact, Master told us in Zhuan Falun,
“With regard to the supernormal abilities for curing illnesses, I would say that there are over one thousand kinds, and that there are as many supernormal abilities as illnesses.” (“Lecture Seven”)
Clarifying the Truth to a Student
I normally bring with me all kinds of pamphlets, CDs, software to break through the firewall, and Dafa books. I give them out according to people’s needs. One day on a bus, I came across a student wearing prayer beads. I learned that he had been mistreated by his stepmother, so he and his classmates bought these beads in a temple and prayed for peace every day. However he got into more trouble and didn’t know what to do. I realized he was someone with a predestined relationship, and led to me by Master, so I told him about the wonderfulness of Dafa. He said respectfully, “If only I could behold the Dafa book, all five of us would be blessed.” I handed him my own copy of Zhuan Falun with both hands, and he held it dearly to his chest.
Clarifying the Truth to Former Coworkers
Two of my coworkers went to see a neighbor in a hospital who had been critically injured in a car accident. They ran into a Dafa practitioner on the way, who gave them an amulet for the patient’s family member, and asked them to tell the family member to chant “Falun Dafa is good.” They arrived at the hospital and saw that the patient was in a coma, and his head was swollen out of shape. They gave the amulet to the patient’s wife, who followed the Dafa practitioner’s words and said to the patient repeatedly, “Wang xx, you must remember, Falun Dafa is good.” Wang’s wife saw Master’s fashen leading divine beings, and arriving at the hospital riding golden Faluns, and was stunned. Master’s fashen told her, “Don’t be afraid. Let me take a look at him.” After taking a look at Wang xx, Master and the divine beings left in a golden light. The next morning, Wang returned to normal. All the doctors found it inconceivable.
My two coworkers wanted to see me. After we met, I clarified the truth about Falun Gong to them in great detail and told them about the persecution I personally suffered. I also told them about the wonderfulness of Dafa, gave them each a copy of Zhuan Falun, and taught them the exercises. They kneeled down in front of Master’s picture and cried like lost kids finally finding their parent, “Master, you are suffering for us! We miss you! When are you coming back?” All six or seven people in the room were moved to tears.
2. Balancing Family Life and Helping Multiple People Obtain the Fa
My family has suffered a lot for me over the years because I was persecuted many times. When I returned, I was determined to balance my family life well. In the beginning, when I mentioned the Nine Commentaries to my father, he wanted to hit me. I said, “You have been fooled by the Communist Party! Dafa has boundless wonder. But the Communist Party has lied about it. It is practiced all over the world, and only the Communist Party forbids the practice.” I immediately played the Nine Commentaries on TV. He watched it carefully and said, “It is true. It reflects what the Communist Party is. It’s really evil!”
I then taught him and my stepmother the exercises. My stepmother had a stroke and could not take care of herself, but after practicing she could get out of the bed the next day. Her protrusion of the lumbar intervertebral discs, diabetes, and high blood pressure disappeared, as did my father’s heart disease and cerebellar atrophy. These two elders no longer needed their medicines, their hair turned black, and they quit smoking. My stepmother’s obesity was corrected within six months. She also clarified the facts to her over-90-year-old mother who had advanced cancer. She later said, “As soon as I started practicing Dafa, Master took care of me, and all my illnesses disappeared. This will happen to my mother too. I will save her.” Everyone in the family objected to it. My stepmother told her mother, “Mother, please chant with me ‘Falun Dafa is good.’” So they chanted repeatedly. The next day, the old lady got out of bed and served herself a big bowl of noodles and finished eating it all. Everyone was then convinced. When my father played the Fa lecture videos, a shining rainbow appeared on the wall – believed to be Buddha light. Now all four generations in my family have obtained the Fa. My sister and I persist in doing the three things every day. We are determined to cultivate ourselves well and follow Master to return home.
3. Driving Out Interference and Advancing Diligently
Due to thorough truth-clarification, people have understood and began practicing Dafa during the past six months. One practitioner told me, “You’re doing things too vigorously.” I replied with a smile and told her what Master told us,
"...each must come out and clarify the truth, bringing it to every field and valley, mountain and hill, not omitting a single area where there are people. And as for people who want to learn the practice after you clarify the truth, you should arrange for them to study the Fa and learn the exercises as soon as possible. They are the next group of disciples who will cultivate.” (“Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People”)
The practitioner improved his understanding. When he saw that there was a shortage of books for new practitioners, he looked for more books.
Looking back at my truth-clarification experiences over the past year, I understand that even though (due to my effort in clarifying the truth thoroughly) some people started practicing cultivation and some people learned the truth and quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations, it is because Master sent those people, who had predestined relationships, to me and gave me wisdom. Master has done it all, and all I needed to do was use my mouth and legs.
“Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.” (Zhuan Falun, “Lecture One”)
Master, thank you for all the trouble you have taken! I further came to understand that the process of truth-clarification is a process of constantly maturing myself. Thus I have further understood Master’s Fa taught in “Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa,”
“Nothing less than your mighty virtue, your cultivation, and all that you shoulder is bound up in these.”
I came to understand that we are establishing ourselves while the sentient beings are being saved. These are complementary to each other and inseparable.
This concludes my experience sharing. Please kindly point out anything improper.