The Duty of Dafa Practitioners Is to Save Sentient Beings
(Clearwisdom.net) I have always thought that to save sentient beings was urgent and important. Practitioners that do not put much effort into this activity do not think it is important. Teacher said at “Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference:”
“In reality, your responsibilities as Dafa disciples all lie right there. If you don't take action to save sentient beings, you will not have fulfilled your responsibility as a Dafa disciple and your cultivation will amount to nothing, for your becoming a Dafa disciple was not for the sake of your own Consummation. This means that you shoulder a monumental mission.”
Thus, it is clear to me that saving sentient beings is quite important. We need to consider it an everyday activity, the same as eating or sleeping. I think doing so will also disintegrate evil elements.
Actually, it is quite simple to clarify the truth and advise people to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party. It is not as difficult as some practitioners think. It only requires holding onto righteous thoughts and compassion, because as stated in Chapter One of Zhuan Falun, “cultivation is up to you, gong is up to the master.” You only need to have the desire to save people, and Teacher will arrange those with a predestined relationship to come to you.
Of course, at first you may be fearful. Chinese people believe it is difficult to start something. However, once you have started, things become easier and easier. To step forward you must have courage, righteous thoughts, and faith in Teacher and the Fa.
When I first started to clarify the truth to people, I, too, was fearful. It was easier talking to friends than strangers. After reading articles on the Minghui/Clearwisdom website I realized that meeting someone required a predestined relationship. There might not be another opportunity. I think it is better to tell people the truth and fulfill my responsibility than to not do it.
This was how I got started. I talked to farm workers from other cities first, because I thought they were straightforward and honest. I started by asking questions, such as, “You have come here to work haven't you?” “Where do you live?” “How old are you?” “Did you go to school?” Naturally, I would ask them whether they had joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) or its affiliated organizations. Depending on how they replied I then explained to them why it was necessary to withdraw from the CCP. By this time most of them agreed to withdraw and I would propose using aliases for their names. Finally, I wished them peace and a bright future.
In practice I did not feel that it was difficult. At that time I still had a job and when working I used whatever opportunity there was to advise people to withdraw from the CCP. After I retired, I expanded my coverage from farm workers to elementary and high school students, to college students and seniors, etc. Now, whomever I meet I advise to withdraw. My success rate is over 90 percent. I know this is due to the wisdom I acquired from the Fa. For this I want to thank Teacher.
I am a middle-aged man. I find it difficult to talk to female students, especially young students. What should I do? I have decided that I must overcome this problem because one must be courageous on the path of cultivation.
In 2009, I was riding a bus and a young fashionable girl was sitting next to me. I did not know how to get started. After passing three or four stops, I decided that I must save her and so I asked Teacher for help. I found out that she had joined the CCP while in college. After I explained to her why it was important to withdraw her membership from the CCP, she agreed. I also told her what was stated in the Bible about taking an oath, the natural disasters occurring now, the fake “self-immolation” put together by the CCP, etc. Finally, I asked her to remember “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I said that this would bring her a bright future.
When I meet young people in love, I always wish them happiness. My way of clarifying the truth is dependent upon whether the person is working or in college, and whether it was the CCP or its affiliated organizations he or she joined. When they are willing to listen, I tell them about the Tiananmen Square Massacre and the staged “self-immolation.” Finally, I always tell them the nine important words and wish their families a bright future.
When I saw people bringing their children to the park, I started by praising their children and then said that the parents must be highly educated. Then I asked whether they had ever joined the CCP or its affiliated organizations. This was then followed by advising them to withdraw.
When I saw seniors walking for exercise, I would wish them health and happiness and ask their age. I said to them that being famous was not important, that it was more important to be happy and have a bright future. The aliases I use are “Fushou, Ankang, Kangshou, Hongfu,” etc. Once I met an elderly person with a hearing problem. I did not have anything to give him, so I wrote “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” on a piece of paper and gave it to him, telling him that reciting these words regularly would help. He was nearly 90 years old, but after hearing what I said, he was able to repeat the words several times. I was moved to tears when he repeated the words on his own.
This process of advising people to withdraw from the CCP is also a process to remove attachments and improve one's character. I have met a variety of people in the process. Of course, there were those who did not want to listen and those who called the police. However, with righteous thoughts and actions and Teacher's protection I was never in danger.
I always consider myself a practitioner and believe that my job is to move forward in cultivation and save more sentient beings. The above is my understanding about cultivation. I wrote this article with the hope that more practitioners will step forward to save more sentient beings.