Minghui Fahui | Gaining Confidence in Truth Clarification Projects
(Minghui.org) Greetings, Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
The majority of the project work that I do for Falun Dafa is to purchase and set up devices for other practitioners and provide technical support. In 2010, I joined a “three withdrawals” project which consisted of making contact with people through phone calls, text messages, brochures and voice messages to help them withdraw from the three Communist Party organizations. Here I would like to share my difficult journey with my fellow practitioners.
At first, I was not confident about making calls to clarify the truth, since as a technical guru, I felt I was not good at talking with people. Other practitioners then encouraged me and said, “You just do it again and again even if you are not sure how to make a truth clarifying call effectively. As a Dafa disciple we must help Master to validate the Fa and undertake the glorious task to save sentient beings. The notion that you are not good at talking with others cannot prevent a true disciple from finishing the mission! A God would not have this thought, as it is an attachment. A true practitioner must do the three things well according to Master’s requirements!”
After strengthening my conviction, I have clarified the truth for the past two years by making phone calls in my spare time. When I met with any difficulties, I would recite the Fa as Master stated in, Fa Teaching Given at the 2010 New York Fa Conference, “With any project or any task, if you decide not to do it, then don’t do it; and if you do decide to do it, then you definitely have to do it well and carry it through to the end.”
Eliminate the Attachment of Fear
When I made the first call, I was so anxious and fearful that I could hardly breathe. To calm down, I had to sit quietly for a time. Half an hour later, I got up enough courage to dial the number. A middle aged man from Henan province picked up the phone. The conversation went as follows:
“How are you? I left you a voice message yesterday about the importance of quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and bringing a bright future to yourself. Did you understand the message? ”
“I know what the message meant. I stayed in the USA for one year and received some materials about the truth of Falun Dafa and know about the three withdrawals. ”
“Did you quit the CCP?”
“Let me help you to do it by the use of an alias.”
“That is fine!”
“Are you a Communist Party member?”
“Yes, I am.”
“Ok, I am glad to help you to quit the CCP by an alias.”
“Good. Are you calling me from China?”
“Yes, I am.”
“Keep an eye on your safety! The CCP may monitor your cell phone.”
“Thank you! Although it is dangerous, it is vital to save human beings. We must do something! ”
“That is ok. Bye!”
“See you later!”
I was excited to succeed in saving a sentient being and I knew Master was encouraging me. Making the call was not as hard as I expected. In the next few days, most people were polite and accepted the truth smoothly. However, a few days later, the fear returned. I managed to calm down by asking myself, “What am I doing? Why am I so scared? Isn't it a great thing to save sentient beings by clarifying the truth? Isn't this what Master hopes for us to do? “Then I had confidence enough to make a call. A person picked up the phone and I asked, “Do you remember that I previously left you a voice message?” The person hung up at once. Then I had to dial the next number, “Do you remember that I sent you a voice message?” The receiver said in a faltering voice, “Oh! Yes! “Then I continued, “The message is very important. Quitting the CCP is to save your life! Good is rewarded with good, and evil with evil! The CCP has done a lot of evil things. “ The person I had called this time hung up also. The line was busy when I called back.
I realized how scared they were! They became so small and weak under the rule of the evil CCP for many years. We are brave because we believe in the Fa; but these everyday people were brainwashed by the CCP not to believe in God, and have lived under communism for several decades. It can well be imagined how scared they feel.
I was full of mercy for these people on the other end of the line and did not feel afraid anymore. When someone wanted to hang up due to fear, I would gently say, “Do not be scared! It is safe for us to talk on the phone. Today an important message is spread across China: Heaven will eradicate the CCP; and quitting the CCP is to save your lives! Several million Chinese have published their public withdrawal statements, including some high ranking CCP officials. There is really no reason for you to be so scared!”
Since the person on the line dare not say anything, I stopped for a while and then asked, “Hello! How are you? Are you still on the line?” He remained silent and I added, “Falun Dafa is not what the CCP says it is. Falun Dafa is a righteous way, teaching people how to become better and better according to the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The CCP fears the fact that Falun Dafa has spread to over one hundred countries. I added, “Have you heard these messages before?” When I almost lost my confidence after twenty minutes of clarifying the truth, the person felt my kindness and finally said he would accept my advice.
Consider Others First
Once a person picked up the phone and asked nervously, “How do you know my phone number?”
I answered, “I just made a random call. My purpose is to help you withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations for a bright future! ”
He said, “Could you come by my office now?”
This request was totally unexpected and I did not know how to answer him. After a short silence, I said, “Please give me directions.” I realized he probably wouldn't want to reveal his location either.
He then said, “Well, let us resume the talk on the phone then. What are you talking about? ”
“I want to help you to quit the CCP and obtain good fortune. As a Chinese, you may believe in the saying, ‘Good is rewarded while evil provokes karmic retribution.' Any person , organization or party committing too many evil things will be eradicated by the Heaven...”
He interrupted me and said, “I did a lot of research on Chinese traditional culture. I know it very well.”
“Do you understand the true colors of the CCP? It has used violence and lies to gain and maintain its power. Look at the current society in chaos under its rule…”
He interrupted me again and said, “I know that.”
“Do you understand Falun Dafa, a cultivation way in according with the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance? Since being introduced to the public in 1992, Falun Dafa has attracted about one hundred million people… ”
He said, “Do you know who I am? I am a propaganda official. ”
“Every person is able to benefit from the withdrawal from the CCP.”
“I am not sure if I would be entrapped or not. Sorry, I can't do it now”
I was aware that some Chinese people were worried about safety and refused to accept my advice. Thus, I will consider others first when clarifying the truth next time. As other practitioners suggested, I should introduce him to the procedure of how to make a withdrawal statement on line by himself to dispel his suspicions.
Remove the Attachment of Saving Face
During the early period, I felt wronged and had a grudge against those who swore at me on the phone. After discussion with fellow practitioners, I treated it as an opportunity to improve my xinxing and was not affected anymore by their attitudes.
Once a man picked up the phone and scolded me for a long time. I had no misgivings and just sent out righteous thoughts to clear up evil elements in other dimensions. After he tired of scolding and calmed down, I asked him peacefully, “Why are you so angry with me?” Then I started to clarify the truth following his human thinking until he agreed to quit the CCP.
Clarifying the Truth with Wisdom
Once, an obstinate woman said that she did not believe in what I said since she was a member of the CCP. When I talked about the book of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, she was infuriated and shouted, “What is your name? How dare you tell me about this? Do you know I am a deputy to the People’s Congress?”
“My name is not important for you. However, the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party is of vital importance in saving your life!”
She laughed loudly and said, “You dare not tell me your name. You only make a call in a sneaky way. If you had abilities, please introduce any truth on TV or in the newspaper. I can walk in or out of the Great Hall of the People… ”
“I make a dignified call to bravely expose the evil nature of the CCP. I am a man of integrity. It is wise not to tell you my true name… ”
She retorted, “Wow! You are in the right? For me, you are a cult… ”
Another practitioner said she had a similar experience and wisely used her alias of “Li Xinyu.” Thus the people on the other end always said, “Your name is great, 'standing for witnessing a new cosmos.'”
Relationship Between Righteous Thoughts and Language Skills.
After two years of making calls, I thought I had made a lot of progress in clarifying the truth, but the result was now not as good as before, and I fell into a depression about this. One day, one sentence of the Fa flashed in my mind, “For Dafa disciples there are the standards for Dafa disciples, and although you may appear to be just a human being who is doing cultivation, sometimes when your righteous thoughts are strong one sentence is all it takes and a person can be saved.” (20th Anniversary Fa Teaching, May 2012) To save lives does not rely on much talking or the “gift of gab.” It is the strength behind our words and the extent to which evil thoughts and elements in other dimension are dissolved, that determine whether a human being can be successfully saved. A fellow practitioner once said that people on the phone always answered, “I cannot grasp completely what you are talking about, but I believe in you, and please help me to withdraw from the CCP.”
Finally I understand the relationship between righteous thoughts and language skills. Cultivating well is what is important, and language skills only play a secondary role during truth clarification. After I felt I could speak the truth fluently, I became complacent and regarded making a call as a routine. Thus, others could not sense my compassionate heart to save their lives. That is why I failed to achieve better results previously.
Driven by a Sense of Mission
On one occasion, as we started making calls together, it started to rain outside. I was worried about an impending storm affecting our work. After discussion, we believed that the rain would not become heavier and it would not interrupt this most important thing we were doing. On that day, we achieved better results and many people seemed to be waiting for our calls. One of my conversations went as follows:
I said to an elderly person on the phone, “How are you? It will bring you a better future to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. May I help you if you are a member of one of its organizations? ”
“It sounds good.”
“Are you a member of the CCP?”
“Were you a communist youth league member when you were a middle school student?”
“Did you wear a red scarf when you were a pupil?”
“Yes, I did.”
“Ok! May I help you to quit the Communist Young Pioneers under an alias? ”
“Did you remember the phrases to say to save your life?”
“What are they? Wait a moment. I will find a pen to write them down.”
I repeated the phrase “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” for her and said, “Please recite this with all your heart in your spare time. These words are able to bless you. Please remember them.”
“Thanks a lot. I will follow your advice.”
As Master said in Hong Yin III, “The chance can’t be treated lightly.”(A Chance in the Twinkling of an Eye), May 2006). If we gave up due to rain, those waiting to be saved that day could lose their opportunity forever. For us, we only bear a little hardship and overcome a few difficulties, but others lose their chance to be saved. We do not have any excuses not to cultivate forward more diligently.
Break Down the Barriers from the Surroundings
To ensure safety, I only made calls in a remote and isolated place. I know some practitioners can do it whenever and wherever they want and grasp every chance to save sentient beings.
I wanted to make calls anytime I could, as other practitioners did. At first I was very distracted by people passing by and almost forgot how to explain the truth. I knew my distraction was caused by my fear and human mindset. I encouraged myself by thinking, “It does not matter that these people around me can hear when I make calls, since my goal is to clarify the truth to them. Other practitioners are doing the same thing without problems.” Gradually my fear became weaker and weaker. Soon, I could introduce the truth naturally as before. Although a lot of people are wandering around, I can still say something loudly because nobody would notice me in the chaos.
Actually many practitioners did better on the project and became more mature in their cultivation path. I must continue to cultivate more diligently to save more sentient beings.
Master, thank you again!