Persuading Chinese People to Quit the Chinese Communist Party at a Tourist Site in Switzerland
Greetings Revered Master!
Greetings Fellow practitioners!
I'm a practitioner in Switzerland. Master has told us many times that Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples' mission is to save sentient beings. The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published in 2004. Since 2005, I have been exposing the persecution of Falun Dafa, distributing the Nine Commentaries, and encouraging Chinese people to quit the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) and its affiliated organizations at a particular tourist site.
This particular tourist site in Switzerland is a popular place for Chinese tourists, even during the low season. Despite the cold weather during Christmas holidays, groups of Chinese officials and tourists spend large sums of money shopping in Switzerland. For the past few years, boutiques around the tourist site have made an exception and kept their businesses opened for the Chinese groups. I don't think this is a random occurrence, for Master has brought the Chinese people to Switzerland to obtain salvation. Practitioners in Switzerland are grateful for Master's trust in us, and we know we have important responsibilities.
Except for weekends, I've been going to the tourist site every day of the week.
“You mustn’t let up in saving sentient beings, and you need to do better, and save more people, since doing this is simply critical and in fact terribly important.” (“Be More Diligent”)
I sense the importance and urgency in saving sentient beings.
I understand that clarifying the truth at the tourist site is saving sentient beings. It is also part of our cultivation path and helps us raise our xinxing level. I'd like to share my cultivation experiences of clarifying the truth and encouraging Chinese people to quit the Party at the tourist site.
Using Different Methods to Clarify the Truth and Persuade People to Quit the Party:
1. Clarifying the Truth to Tourists
Once the tour bus arrives, the tour guide takes the group to have lunch. I would walk next to them while handing out truth clarification materials, talking to them about Falun Dafa, and persuading them to quit the Party. I have to be quick on my feet, keep up with them and talk to them at the same time. Sometimes when I talk to one person, others would listen in. If one of them quits the Party, usually about four or five people will also quit. I can usually persuade more than a dozen people in the same group to quit the Party. During high season, I can persuade several dozen people to quit the Party in three to four hours. In the summer time, I'm often panting and drenched in sweat from talking and walking non-stop. In the winter time, my hands and feet would hurt from the freezing cold. Although it is hard work, I feel happy for them when they eagerly quit the Party once they learn the truth. At the same time, my xinxing level would rise.
When I first started, it was rather difficult to clarify the truth and persuade people to quit the Party. Things are easier now, and many people quit after we exchange a few words. I realized that this is because Master has pushed the Fa-rectification process forward, and practitioners have continued to be present at the tourist site, where compassionate and righteous energy has formed. It is like what Master said, “Broadly shines a Buddha’s light, setting everything right.” (Falun Gong)
2. Clarifying the Truth to Groups of People
(a) A Group of Young Chinese Tourists Quit the Party
Soon after the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, a group of young tourists came to the tourist site. When I gave them the truth clarification material, I heard two of them say, “The newspaper headline says, 'Gods are present at the beautiful tourist site.'” They refused to take the paper and jeered, “Where are the gods? I don't see any of them! I only believe in myself.” I asked them, “Did you see the videos of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami?” Someone in the group replied, “I've seen the videos. It is broadcasted in China every day.” I continued, “Have any of you heard of the buddha statue that talked and the bodhisattva statue that cried?” One of them asked, “Where are these statues?” I replied, “The buddha statue is in Malaysia. And the bodhisattva statue is in Qingliang Temple in Henan Province, China. Do you know why the statue cried?” The group waited for my response. I explained, “He cried for mankind, for disasters are about to happen. The buddhas are sad that humans are not awakened in the face of danger!” Someone asked, “So what kind of disasters are about to happen?” I said, “The CCP has caused the death of 80 million Chinese people. Therefore, the gods will punish and eliminate the CCP. Those of you who joined the CCP and its affiliated organizations are imprinted with the mark of the beast. If you don't remove it, you will perish with it. Did you see the destruction the tsunami in Japan caused? When the dark evil comes after you, do you think you can escape? However, more than twenty Falun Gong practitioners in Fukushima were spared and survived the tsunami.” Someone anxiously asked, “What should we do then?” I replied, “As long as you quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations you will be protected, and you will be blessed.” The person who asked the question then said, “Then I want to quit the Party.” Others in the group followed him and quit the Party as well. Before the driver closed the door of the tour bus, two young men got off the bus and asked me, “We were on the bus and didn't know about it. Others say you can help us quit the Party.” After I helped them quit the Party, they took some information about the persecution and happily boarded the bus.
(b) A Group of Tourists Quit the Party After Learning the Facts
One day I saw a group of Chinese tourists waiting around for the tour bus. I smiled at them and handed them some pamphlets about Falun Dafa. A 30-year-old man said angrily, “Go away! I don't want to read anything about Falun Gong!” I calmly said to him, “You probably don't know much about Falun Gong. We conduct ourselves according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The CCP is about deception, evilness, and violence. Which one is the good one?” I continued to explain, “The CCP has deceived the Chinese people. Corrupt government officials claim they are patriotic but have laundered millions of funds overseas. In order to profit, they have destroyed China's natural environment, which in turn has caused pollution to the water, food, and living environment, thus endangering people's lives.” Some people nodded in agreement.
I continued, “The case of Wang Lijun and Bo Xilai exposed the CCP harvesting organs of live Falun Gong practitioners for profit, and selling their bodies to the 'World Body Exhibit.' A policeman in China witnessed the tragic scene of a 38-year-old female Falun Gong practitioner being killed for her organs. The policeman said angrily, “At the time of the killing, I had a gun loaded with ten bullets. If it were not for my aging father, I would have killed the perpetrators.” A young man in the crowd shouted, “I can't take it anymore! It's too horrific! It's so inhumane!” People started to talked amongst themselves. Someone asked, “Did this really happen?” Before I could reply, a woman came up to me and said, “I believe this is really happening.” A man said, “The CCP will do anything to profit.” I continued, “The story unveils the evil nature of the CCP! Looks like none of you believe in the CCP anymore. Why don't I create a pen name for each of you to quit the Party?” The woman said firmly, “I want to quit the Party!” Others in the group followed suit and quit the Party too. The 30-year-old man who had refused to read about Falun Gong also quit the Party. Many of them took flyers and the Nine Commentaries. Before boarding the bus, a woman held my hand, and said, “Falun Dafa practitioners are truly courageous and have suffered greatly! Your spirits are very touching. You will succeed and the road ahead of you is bright!”
(c) Discussing the Avian Flu Case to Save People
One time I came across a group from Shanghai. I greeted them and handed them reports about the avian flu in Shanghai. They were surprised by the news and took the materials. One of them commented, “We left Shanghai a few days ago and heard about the dead pig incident before we left. And there is avian flu now?” Another person added, “I saw the news on the Internet. This is like SARS, and it cannot be cured.” People started to panic and were less interested in sightseeing. One person lamented, “Why is Shanghai so unlucky? We have no choice and have to go back. How are we going to survive in the future?”
I took the opportunity to explain things to them, “It is no coincidence that unfortunate things are happening in Shanghai.” The crowd quieted down and listened. I continued, “Something similar happened in the past. Nero, a Roman emperor claimed that Christianity was a cult. He persecuted the Christians by feeding them to the lions or burning them. Nero later committed suicide. Shortly after, the Roman Empire suffered from four severe plagues. Corpses were all over the place, and there was no one to bury the dead or harvest the crops. Some kind-hearted people survived the plagues because they spoke up for the Christians and didn't blindly follow the persecutors. Jiang Zemin's place is in Shanghai. He ordered the persecution of Falun Gong. He defamed Falun Gong and claimed that it is a “cult.” Millions of practitioners have been illegally arrested, detained, and tortured. Many were crippled or died as a result of the persecution, and their organs harvested for profit. Don't you think the unfortunate cases in Shanghai are connected to the evil doings of Jiang Zemin?” One of them came up to me and said, “Jiang Zemin is truly evil!” I added, “Jiang Zemin shall soon receive retribution. Will the avian flu affect you the way the plague destroyed the Roman Empire? You should really think about it. Some people blindly follow the persecutors and refuse to learn, listen, or read the facts. Although many are aware of the truth, they remain silent. Can they avoid the disasters that are about to happen? I suggest everyone distinguish right from wrong. Gods are merciful. Do not panic and do not become pessimistic. Let's help ourselves! Believe in the gods and follow heaven's will. The only way to survive the disasters is to quit the Party. I can help everyone create a pen name to quit the Party.” Very soon, everyone in the group quit the Party.
(d) A Group of Tourists Took the Initiative to Quit the Party
On April 4, there was an elderly couple standing in front of the tour bus. When they saw me, they spoke to me affectionately, “You have worked very hard! We often visit your websites and gain peace of mind after reading your news reports. Many of my friends asked us to thank you. Your anti-censorship software has helped us see and hear the truth. We are able to log onto New Tang Dynasty Television, The Epoch Times, and Sound of Hope Radio websites. We like to listen to Mr. Shi Tao's program. And his Beijing dialect is awesome!” The elderly couple took some pamphlets for themselves and encouraged others to take them too. Several tourists who often visited the websites said, “The environmental pollution in China is killing us. We just hate the CCP.” I said to them, “Don't be pessimistic. Buddhas are present everywhere. When you believe there are gods and buddhas, they will protect you, and the pollution will have no effect on you. You can help yourself by quitting the Party and be protected. I can help you register your names.” Many people quit the Party and took some materials. Some of them shouted, “Falun Dafa is good!” after registering their names. Others said to me, “Falun Gong saved our lives. Falun Dafa is good!” And more people responded, “Falun Dafa is good!” I couldn't help myself and shouted with them, “Falun Dafa is good!”
The Battle Between Good and Evil:
1. Master Established the Tourist Site For Us to Save Sentient Beings
The publication of the Nine Commentaries triggered the wave to quit the Party. Every day, numerous people are quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations, thus accelerating the disintegration of the CCP. The CCP authorities are afraid and have tried everything possible to sabotage our efforts and harass practitioners. They have ordered public security special agents to follow us, steal our truth clarification materials and the carts used to transport the materials, and videotape us at close proximity. They have hired employees from boutique watch shops to harass us, and report us to the local police to get rid of us. We were not moved and continued to save sentient beings.
“The old forces don't dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference II)
Practitioners continued to share and look inward. We realized we had not clarified the truth to the employees in the boutique watch shop. The bad people were able to use them because they didn't know the facts. We decided to reach out to the watch shop and the local police. A western practitioner clarified the truth to the watch shop employees several times. Other practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts and asked Master for help.
“My roots are all deeply planted in the universe, and if someone could affect you, he could affect me, and to put it directly, he’d be able to affect the universe.” (Zhuan Falun)
Under Master's protection and practitioners righteous support, a righteous field was formed, and the bad elements were quickly eliminated. Three days later, the police issued us a new permit with more lenient conditions. We resumed our activities to save sentient beings.
2. The Old Forces Persecuted My Physical Body
At around 9:30 p.m. of March 29, 2011, a practitioner brought boxes of truth clarification materials to my house. While carrying a box I tripped and fell on the stairs. The materials scattered all over the ground. My lips hit the ground and started to bleed. I asked Master to help me and the bleeding stopped immediately. I put my hands in the heshi position and bowed before Master's photo. I said, “I didn't do well. But I won't acknowledge the old forces arrangements. They cannot stop me from talking to people. I will go to the tourist site tomorrow. Please help me Master.” I went to the bathroom, and saw blood on my teeth and inside my mouth. I looked inward after I cleaned myself up. I noticed I had an attachment to zealotry, that I could still carry heavy loads at my age. But even if I had loopholes, I would not allow the bad elements to persecute me. I sent forth righteous thoughts till 2:30 a.m., then I heard a voice telling me to calm down. I lay down and fell asleep with ease. I saw a hand reaching into my mouth. I realized Master was healing the wounds. The next morning I checked my mouth, and I noticed it was no longer red and swollen, as if nothing had happened. I burst into tears when I realized Master had healed the wounds. I put my hands in the heshi position, bowed before Master's photo in appreciation.
“When disciples have ample righteous thoughts
Master has the power to turn back the tide.” (“The Master-Disciple Bond” from Hong Yin II)
I left the house on time and continued to save sentient beings at the tourist site.
Study the Fa Well and Save More Sentient Beings:
“A Dafa disciple’s righteous thoughts stem from the Fa.” (“Be More Diligent”)
Fa study is my number one priority. I study the Fa every day and rectify myself accordingly. This is so that I can be in a state of compassion and maintain a righteous field around me in order to save sentient beings.
“In fact, making progress in one’s own cultivation is a part of the process of saving beings.” (“Walk Straight Your Path” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress VOL. III)
We will encounter interference, tests, and tribulations on our cultivation paths. Regardless of the situation, we must first remember that we are cultivators, and place great importance on saving sentient beings. When I clarify the truth at the tourist site, I often meet people who are very vicious. They have cursed, ridiculed, pushed, and kicked me. They have even videotaped me. At first I was easily moved and had attachments to competitiveness, fear, resentment, and felt that I was wronged. As I continued to study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts, and look for my shortcomings, I was able to remove the bad thoughts, understand the Fa principles, rectify my state of mind, and be more tolerant. I began to sympathize with those who were poisoned by the CCP. They are also persecuted by the CCP, and we should be patient in explaining the facts to them. They came all the way here to meet us, so we should save them. Of course, some of them came here to cause trouble for us, then we just need to send forth righteous thoughts to clean the field.
I have been clarifying the truth at the front line over the past eight years, and often felt that as long as Master and the Fa is with us, we can accomplish anything. In fact, while clarifying the truth to save sentient beings, I feel that Master is the one doing everything, for Master gave me the wisdom, pushed me forward, and opened up my path to save more people. Since 2008 till the present, I estimate that I have urged 40,000 people to quit the Party. Many of them are teachers, engineers, provincial committee secretaries, military cadres, ministers, high-level officials, policemen, and 610 Office personnel. These people truly wanted to quit the Party, and some gave me their business cards so that we could stay in touch. Sometimes an entire family, a whole group, or an entire tour bus would quit the Party. Other times, the Party committee secretary would lead his group to quit the Party. Many of them have asked us to greet Master for them. Very often, after quitting the Party, many of them would shout, “Falun Dafa is good!” and “Thank you Master Li!” There are also people who have expressed their gratitude to practitioners working in the media and other truth clarification projects, enabling them to learn about the facts.
Under Master's guidance, and people's trust, support, and encouragement, I feel that we have important responsibilities. Before the arrival of the final moment, let's be diligent and do better, hurry up and save more sentient beings.
Thank you, revered Master!
Thank you, fellow practitioners!