Coordinator: Creating a Good Environment to Clarify the Truth and Improve
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners work together as one, and Master wants us to improve together. As the local coordinator, I know I should try my best to create an environment that is suitable for local practitioners to work together to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution.
I talked with other coordinators, and they agreed that we should coordinate with local practitioners to raise awareness. We decided to encourage practitioners to do it as a group, or use cell phones to send text messages with information about the persecution.
Practitioner Learns How to Talk to People about Falun Dafa
Two practitioners wanted to help people understand Falun Dafa and the persecution, however, it wasn't convenient for them to go out every day. I encouraged them to do it using the Internet or make phone calls. They agreed with my suggestion.
One practitioner was shy and afraid of talking to strangers. After I saw what was stopping her, I examined myself. I realized I was too busy with trivial things and missed many opportunities to tell people about Falun Dafa.
We weren't sure how to best speak to people over the phone at the beginning. We organized the materials and printed paper copies. During phone calls, one practitioner read the script while the others sent righteous thoughts. In this environment, practitioner A was soon able to speak to people on her own.
Practitioner Becomes Healthier
Another practitioner had health problems and could not walk properly. I encouraged her to do the three things well.
In the beginning, I helped her to speak to people about Falun Dafa. One day, when we were making Internet calls, the Internet went down. She couldn't figure out what the problem was. I went to her home and checked it. The Internet began working as soon as I arrived. However, the Internet was down again the next day. The practitioner asked me to go to her home and take a look again. I thought that there was something wrong, and even though I had strong righteous thoughts the day before, I realized that I had the attachment of validating myself.
I talked with the practitioner. She realized that she depended on me too much. After we talked, the Internet began working again. Her health improved a lot after she improved herself and started to make phone calls to help people understand Falun Dafa and the persecution.
This practitioner’s daughter was also a practitioner who was planning to get married. She didn't want her daughter to get married because she thought she would fall behind in her cultivation practice.
After her daughter got married, she persisted in making phone calls with her mom. Her cultivation state became better and better. She didn't fall behind, but improved a lot and could do it independently.
Senior Practitioner Makes Truth Clarification Phone Calls Daily
Some practitioners used their phones to broadcast recorded messages to people in rural areas. One senior practitioner who was nearly 80 years old, also wanted to participate.
I looked inward and found the reason I didn't want to help her was because I didn't want the extra workload. I found that my first thought was of how it would inconvenience me, instead of awakening people. I then bought a phone for her and spent some time teaching her how to make the phone calls. She learned how to do it in just a few days.
She now goes out to speak to people about Falun Dafa every day. She told us she did not want to stay at home, but she wanted to go out to raise awareness.
Visiting a Practitioner in a Labor Camp
Last year I learned that a practitioner wanted to visit another practitioner who was detained in a labor camp. I also wanted to visit the practitioner, and my mother also wanted to come. Since my mother was close to 80, I was worried. The labor camp was 500 kilometers away. However, she insisted on going and I finally agreed.
We did not just go there to visit our fellow practitioner. We went there to help people awaken and understand Falun Dafa and the persecution, and to encourage our fellow practitioners and expose the atrocities inside the labor camp. We sent righteous thoughts near the labor camp.
There were several visitors when we arrived. The practitioner's family member did not have permission from the local police station and was not allowed to visit. Some people suggested we pay the director some money. I persuaded this practitioner not to pay the director. I said, “Our fellow practitioners are innocent and good people. It was wrong for them to be detained here, and it is wrong to pay the director. You have the right to visit.” The practitioner agreed and decided to give it a try again. He was then allowed in.
It was after 10:30 a.m., but we still didn't get to see the practitioner. My mother was a bit worried and asked if we would see her. I said, “Only Master makes that decision.” The practitioner we went with was also worried because we might miss our train going back. I said, “Master's arrangement is the best.” We then heard our fellow practitioner's name called, and we could see her.
During our visit, the officers did not come to monitor us. We shared a lot about the teachings of Falun Dafa, and the practitioner was greatly encouraged.
We were very happy on our way back home. Suddenly, my mom felt uncomfortable. I realized I must have done something that did not comply with the Fa. I looked inward and realized that I had the attachment of zealotry, and along with zealotry I had a show-off mentality. I sent righteous thought immediately to correct myself and my mom felt much better.
Everything went very smoothly on this trip. Usually visitors would not see the practitioner without permission. We did not have permission, but we were able to see the practitioner. With our righteous thoughts, fellow practitioners' cooperation, and with Master's help, we were successful.
Master already arranged everything for us. We can make it as long as we have righteous thoughts.
Please point out anything incorrect in my understanding.