Minghui Fahui | Breaking through Self, Explaining the Truth via Telephone
(Minghui.org) Greetings, respected Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I am a veteran practitioner who started practicing Falun Gong in 1998. I have benefitted from fellow practitioners’ sharing and articles, and am truly grateful to fellow practitioners!
Master’s Fa-rectification has reached its final stage. We all know the importance and urgency of saving sentient beings. Therefore, I’d like to share some of my own experiences in saving people via telephone.
My personality is introverted; I like quiet and I'm not good at socializing. These traits resulted in some difficulties in clarifying the truth. When I first picked up the phone, I felt anxious and my hands were shaking. It felt like there was a thick layer of matter surrounding me, making me so nervous that my mind went blank. I was so afraid to dial a number that I couldn’t control myself. At first, other practitioners usually dialed a number, then handed me the phone, so I had no choice but to talk (which was the best help for me too). Perhaps Master was trying to encourage me; people who answered the phone usually agreed to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. There were several times when I talked to three people in a row, and all agreed to withdraw.
However, the next time I made phone calls, I was just as nervous and went blank. I didn’t want to talk, but I forced myself and thought to let go of self before I summoned up the courage to dial a number. In fact, I felt that with every phone call I made, Master took away many bad things for me.
One time, a young man answered the phone. After I explained some facts about Falun Gong, I asked if he was a member of the CCP. He replied in an unfriendly tone, “What if I am a party member, why do you keep talking?” I felt a little wronged, but I didn’t let it get to me. I calmly replied, “I can help you to withdraw from the party, but you need to agree in order for this to be effective.” He asked: “What’s your purpose?” I replied, “My purpose is very simple, to help you stay away from disasters and be safe. This won't affect your work and life. This pseudonym represents your willingness to withdraw from the CCP. You will then have divine protection, because there are divine beings everywhere. They only look at your heart. Do you want to withdraw from the CCP?” Suddenly, he became very friendly, “Yes, yes, I want to. Thank you, thank you!” After I hung up, my body started to shake; my teeth, hands and feet shook violently. This lasted about two minutes. I think that Master must have cleaned up many bad things from my body. Since then, I have become calmer whenever I make calls.
Many attachments can be exposed when calling people, such as the fear of losing face, fear that they might be indifferent, fear of being scolded and losing dignity, fear that people don’t listen and waste my own emotion, being awkward, overzealous, showing off, lust, jealousy, etc. I feel however, that it is really good to be able to find my attachments in a timely manner and eliminate them.
One evening, I made many phone calls for a long time period. Only the first two people agreed to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Others who answered their phones had reasonable attitudes, but just wouldn't withdraw; some even hung up on me. I thought, “Why don't they want to withdraw? Is it because I'm pursuing high numbers of people to withdraw and validating myself?” I stopped calling and thought quietly. Assuming that I'd explained the truth about Falun Dafa to many people today, but no one withdrew, how did I feel? I realized that I felt disappointed and meaningless! That came from the desire to validate myself.
At that moment, I recited Master’s Fa:
“Of course, be this cosmic law as it may, compassion is a trait of righteous gods. That is not to say that simply wishing to do some good counts as compassion. When someone is seized by a whim and acts on it, that doesn’t count as compassion. Rather, in that case it stems from the person’s likings. Or put more bluntly, it’s out of attachment. True compassion doesn’t have any selfishness mixed in, and one will, when dealing with anyone, or sentient beings in general, look at things with righteous thoughts and loving kindness.” (“What is a Dafa Disciple”, Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 New York Fa Conference)
Master’s Fa immediately clarified my attachment of wanting to validate myself. My heart opened up and I felt compassion toward all sentient beings. My perspective of clarifying the truth was corrected, and I felt that I was about to encounter countless lives. I need to make the best use of my time to explain the truth so that people will no longer be lost in illusion and will find themselves, because they are the representatives of their enormous systems. My mission is critical. With this compassion, I dialed the last number. At that time, the hidden wish for the person to quickly withdraw from the CCP, and the pursuit for a number of people I could help withdraw were far removed. I felt a strong field of compassion. That compassion was given to me by Master.
I said, “Hello, good evening! I am calling you to tell you about an important event. There are many natural and manmade disasters nowadays. Many people are following heaven’s wish by withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations, in order to keep safe. Over 100 million people have already withdrawn. Have you joined the party?” He replied: “I joined the Communist Youth League.” I said, “Members of the Communist Youth League can also withdraw. How about if I use “Xiaobo” as your pseudonym and help you to to declare your withdrawal from the Communist Youth League and Young Pioneers?” “Okay” he said. I told him, “You will see that I am doing this for your own good. Please remember ‘Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are good!’ It will bring you many blessings, okay?” “Okay, thank you.” He said.
It was really amazing. Ever since that phone call when I changed my perspective of clarifying the truth to others who needed my help or Master’s help, I've become very enthusiastic in calling instead of being afraid. The feeling of fear and not wanting to call almost completely disappeared.
“Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while transformation of gong is done by one’s master.” (from Zhuan Falun)
I was able to break through only with Master’s careful arrangements and help, as well as encouragement and help from fellow practitioners. I was able to let go of many attachments and achieve my goals. Of course, I need to study the Fa, send righteous thoughts, look within and save more people to not let Master down.
I often think that everyone receiving my phone calls has a predestined relationship with me. If the person has a bad attitude or strong fear, it's because he hasn’t heard enough truth. As long as he is willing, I explain why he needs to withdraw from the CCP and how to do it. I also tell him that he could only be saved by learning the truth about Falun Dafa, and that he could find other ways to withdraw, but he must do it quickly. Usually, those willing to communicate with me agree to withdraw.
Nowadays, many people who know the truth agree to withdraw from the CCP within a few sentences. They don’t want me to say more. Recently, I spoke to a middle-aged man. After a few words, he said, “Be straightforward.” I said okay and said a few more sentences. He said, “Simpler.” I said okay, and a few words later, he said, “Even simpler.” I asked, “Are you member of the Communist Party?” He said, “Yes.” I said, “How about if I use a certain pseudonym to help you withdraw from the CCP?” He readily agreed. I think that perhaps Master was hinting that I needed to adjust my thinking and wording when clarifying the truth.
In the process of calling people, I found that many are very kind and waiting to be saved. They trust me like a family member and are willing to listen to what I say.
After explaining the reason for withdrawing from the CCP to one young man, I asked him if he was a member. He said truthfully, “I was only in the Young Pioneers, but I don’t believe what you just told me.” I replied, “It’s not your fault that you don’t believe. The atheism advocated by the Communist Party has deceived you. It tells you that there is no god, but it asks you to swear by them when you joined. When you swore to give your life to it and spend your entire life for its struggle, this tells you that you cannot automatically withdraw. You are still its member.” He then asked, “How old are you?” I said, “I am over forty.” He quickly replied, “Big sister, I'll listen to you.”
Of course, there are still more people who don’t know or don't completely know the truth; greater efforts are still needed. Calling people to advise them to withdraw from the CCP can complement face to face truth clarification. I think that it's a very good project. I hear many honest and kind voices echoing in my ears now, and I don’t want people like them to miss the opportunity to be saved. There are a limited number of Dafa practitioners overseas. If more practitioners in China utilize the telephone to clarify the truth, this would provide more opportunities for people to be saved. At the same time, when more people hear the truth about Falun Gong, it will become a trend in society, encourage more people to hear the truth and withdraw from the CCP. These are just my thoughts.
I don’t have a high level of education. This is the first time that I've written an experience sharing paper. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.
Thank you Master! Thank you fellow practitioners!