Greetings, Revered Master!Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I'm a Dafa disciple in the United Kingdom, originally from mainland China. I moved from London to Edinburgh, Scotland, with my family at the end of April.
When I was about to leave London, Dafa disciples in London and Cambridge were worried about me. They said things like, “Cultivation and validating the Fa are the priority” and “There's really not much time left.”
Much was implied in what they said. They were saying I shouldn’t go to Edinburgh to live the life of an ordinary person.
Soon after I arrived in Edinburgh I read Master’s “Fa Teaching on World Falun Dafa Day.” Master said, " … Yet some people want to find a place where they can evade the persecution and have a quiet, comfortable life ..."
That startled me. It sounded an alarm bell.
In addition to participating in important activities that promote Falun Gong in London, six days a week during the three-month-long tourist season I have been going to Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile to clarify the truth and urge Chinese people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
I finally understood Master’s hints. Why would a Dafa disciple during the Fa rectification period move to Edinburgh, especially when it is all about to end? In fact, it was Master’s arrangement, so that I could clarify the truth and urge tourists to quit the CCP here.
At Edinburgh Castle and on the Royal Mile Chinese tourists appear by the busload.
After years of terror, violence, and tyranny under the CCP, they feel extremely insecure. They have developed a strong sense of self protection. It is, in fact, fear.
I once encountered several female tourists from China on the Royal Mile. I clarified the truth to them and told one of them, "I’ll give you a pseudonym: 'Huagui.' Let me help you quit the CCP." She waved her hands to decline my offer.
I then urged another tourist to quit the CCP. This tourist agreed. I said, "Let me give you a pseudonym: 'Huagui.'"
The tourist who had just declined to quit the CCP was listening close by. She said, "I thought I was called Huagui?"
I quickly said to her, "I thought you indicated that you didn't want to, so I didn’t write it down for you. Let me give you another pseudonym."
So when some mainlanders gesture "no" with their hands, they may actually want to quit. Maybe they are just afraid. Some may even think that they have quit if they just remember their pseudonym.
In these cases we need to be a little bit more compassionate and patient. We must wait for people to clearly show their stance to avoid missing their opportunity.
Once I explained the facts to a female tourist and urged her to quit the CCP. She didn’t agree or disagree and started to ask me some questions on another topic as she looked around. Then she said firmly, “Help me quit the CCP.”
I once spoke to several male tourists from China on the Royal Mile. They snarled and told me to go away. I walked up and down the Royal Mile and ran into them a second time. They shook their fists at me. At our third encounter, they did not growl but still shook their fists. At the fourth encounter, we smiled at each other. When I asked them to quit the CCP, they all did, smiling.
The tour groups from China take a break in front of the shops after visiting the castle and shopping on the Royal Mile. This is a good opportunity to talk to them.
Once after I clarified the facts, a tourist shouted, “Down with the Communist Party!” After he quit, his entire group quit. Another time a tourist shouted, “Falun Dafa is good!” This tourist quit and others followed suit.
Another time after I urged several tourists to quit the CCP, one female nodded in agreement. Then she turned to tell the rest of her group, “You see, you just need to nod.” All of them quit under her influence.
But in most cases, after hearing the facts, the tourists don't say anything. Since we want to save people, we have to assess their circumstances and prescribe the right "remedy" for their "illness." I usually wait for them to disperse and approach them quietly on an individual basis. Most of them nod to indicate that they want to quit.
One time several mainland tourists were chatting about the scarves and biscuits they had just bought. I stood nearby and listened while sending forth righteous thoughts.
When I noticed that they were about to finish their conversation, I said to the gentleman next to me, “Sir, you are from the mainland. Quit the Communist Party, the Youth League, and the Young Pioneers to guarantee your safety.” One man waved his hand and said, “We don't care about that.”
I continued, “The Communist Party is guilty of forced organ harvesting. Good is rewarded and evil is punished. We, the people, are innocent. Quit the evil party organizations so you won’t carry its cross. You can avoid being included in the retribution the CCP is about to meet and have a future.”
They were slightly tempted but remained silent. I continued, “You have spent money on airfare and a hotel. It would be such a pity to go home with just a few photographs and trinkets. It’s a waste of a trip. Once you are abroad, you should learn more of the truth.
“It is the best to go home with the truth, with peace, with blessings! Don’t we ordinary citizens just want safety for ourselves and our families! Heaven will disintegrate the CCP, so quit the party organizations to guarantee your safety. Let me give you pseudonyms to withdraw. Let’s choose kindness, let's choose beauty, and let's choose the future!”
The tourists said, “Thank you” and were all very pleased to quit. I said, “Remember, 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.'”
It is inevitable that you have to deal with tour guides when you talk to Chinese groups. Some guides have already learned the truth and encourage their clients: “I was a member of the CCP and have already quit. Anyone who is a Party member, hurry up and quit!”
In this case the guide was very effective at getting his group to quit the CCP. Not handling the relationship with the guide well could cause problems.
Once I was talking about Falun Gong to a tourist in front of a shop when the guide said to me, “You are not allowed to speak to my clients. Stay away from us, the farther the better.” I got angry and said, “You have no right to control them.”
The guide went into the store and said something to the owner, who came out and told me not to walk back and forth in front of his shop or he would call the police. My English is not good enough to communicate with him.
Not being able to talk to people about Falun Gong in front of the shop was indeed a great loss. It was not until Western practitioners in Edinburgh explained the facts to the owner that the matter was settled. So we have to maintain compassion for everyone and everything as we do what we need to do to save more people.
In the future, if I were to run into that guide again, I would sincerely apologize for not reaching the standard of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance so that he would understand.
If I were to meet with objections from other guides, I would say with compassion, “As a tour guide you work hard to earn a living, and there is no need for you to do this for your clients. Perhaps you are afraid that some of them who do not know the truth might complain when they return to China.
“Nowadays, more and more people have learned and understood the truth. If you as a guide could allow more people to hear the truth, that's a really important thing, isn’t it?”
Clarifying the truth is really a magic tool for saving people. It is an all-encompassing weapon. But using it with ease requires endless consideration. The sentences we use need to be really thought over often so that different people can accept the ideas at the surface level. Even though I may not be perfect at it, I must put my heart into it.
I feel it is getting easier and easier to explain the truth and urge people to quit the CCP. With the progress of Fa rectification, the evil factors controlling people are less and less and people are becoming more and more rational.
Every project that validates the Fa plays a role. Although the evil Party tries its best to deceive its people, many of those people have access to practitioners' truth clarification projects and media. Dafa disciples in China are validating the Fa in spite of the severe persecution. So it seems like more and more people now know the truth, and it is not so hard for people to quit the CCP.
Sometimes, after just a few simple words, almost every person in a tour group agrees to quit. This may have a lot to do with Dafa disciples doing such a great job validating the Fa in the mainland.
A tourist once told me, “There are plenty of Falun Gong in Taiwan.” The woman's tone implied that Taiwan's Dafa disciples had left her with a good impression. The Party’s evil lies had been seen through. After a quick chat, I urged her to quit the CCP and she agreed.
Another tourist once told me that he had already quit in Cambridge. I said, “Congratulations!” At the British Museum I ran into a tourist who said he had heard about quitting the CCP. I said, “Then you should quit,” and he did.
Taking into account the progress of Fa rectification and the overall truth clarification work done by Dafa disciples, I am very happy to see so many Chinese people quit the CCP so easily.
In fact, what we are doing is just a little bit on the surface. It is the Fa at work. Master and the gods are doing it all in other dimensions.
Please compassionately point out any shortcomings due to my limited level.
Thank you, Master!Thank you, everyone!
(Shared at 2014 UK Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference)