(Minghui.org) Greetings Master, greetings fellow practitioners!
The project of using cell phones to play pre-recorded messages to clarify the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong in our area has had a positive effect in recent years.
Many fellow practitioners have participated, and many have more than one cell phone. Some practitioners have made genuine breakthroughs in their efforts to help people learn about the true situation of Falun Gong.
We noticed however, that those who listen to the automated phone calls seldom quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. Some listen to the automated phone calls a little longer that other, and some even finish listening to the entire message. Yet, they still seldom quit the Party. Hence, we realized it would be better if we talked directly to them.
A fellow practitioner, who was in charge of this project at the time, also suggested that I use cell phones to call people directly. I had thought it was only possible for practitioners outside of China to do this because cells phones are closely monitored and controlled inside China. Besides, I had not used a cell phone for years due to concerns over security issues. I did not even know how to use one. Due to the human notions that blocked me, I did not agree.
Soon after, a fellow practitioner from another city came to share her experiences of talking to people directly via phone calls. She said she was persuading dozens of people each day to withdraw from the CCP, and the effect was quite good. She also said that most of the people she talked to had already listened to the automated phone calls. That encouraged me, and I started to talk to people directly via phone calls.
We began with two practitioners sitting in a practitioner's car making phone calls for two hours every night. We actually did not know the best way to proceed, and the people who answered the phone usually hung up. I was very worried. A fellow practitioner searched online about how to start a phone conversation. I made a copy and read the script that night. The results were even worse because we focused on reading and did not pay attention to the person's response.
We looked inward and realized that it was neither the format nor what we said that was slowing us down. It was that we did not have enough compassion. We came to understand that without powerful compassion, we couldn’t save people.
So we focused on improving our xinxing. During the day, we studied the Fa more, and send forth righteous thoughts more. At night, while one practitioner made phone calls, the other sent righteous thoughts. We cooperated with each other, and the effect was better. The more that people listened, the more often people quit. Later the fellow practitioner who was driving the car could no longer come, so I started to make phone calls by myself.
During the process, many of my human attachments were exposed, including my competitive mentality, showing off, zealotry, sadness, and an attachment to the number of people who quit the Party organizations.
One day, I made several phone calls but no one wanted to listen. Finally, one person was willing to listen and I talked a lot. I thought that I had met a person with a predestined relationship, and that what I said would surely persuade him to quit the Party. After I was done, he asked what kind of work I did. He said, “You should go to the Great Hall of the People [which is located in Beijing, and used for legislative and ceremonial activities] to talk.” Then he hung up and no longer answered my phone calls.
I then realized my attachments of showing off and validating myself. I regretted it very much, and decided to let go of my attachments altogether. After all, it is Master who saves sentient beings. It is Dafa that saves sentient beings. Only when I am melted into the Fa can I have the power and mercy of the Fa, and thus be able to save sentient beings. Dafa disciples should validate the Fa, not themselves.
When I came to this understanding, I very carefully evaluated each of my thoughts. Once a human attachment appeared, I would catch it, reject it, suppress it, and not allow it to prevent me from saving sentient beings. Thus, my mind became more pure, and the effect of saving sentient beings improved.
I call people in the south quite often. Many people from this area have not attended school, but they are very pure-minded. I tell them what Falun Gong is and about the CCP as well as the staged “self immolation on Tiananmen Square.” I then tell them to remember, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Some elderly people speak these words again and again until they have memorized them. Some even bring out their pens to write down the words.
I previously had an attachment to the number of people who quit the CCP, so I was clarifying the facts about the persecution very superficially. Although some people agreed to quit, they did not really understand the truth fully.
“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.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2010 New York Fa Conference”)
As I read this, I felt that Master was talking to me. I decided to rectify myself and do things according to Master's requirements.
Once, two people quit the CCP after I phoned them, but I felt they had not understood the situation completely, and hung up too quickly. So I marked the two numbers. I called them again in the evening and it was true that they did not quite understand. However, their attitudes were quite good, and they were willing to talk and listen some more. They asked many questions, and I explained. By the end they completely understood why quitting the CCP would ensure their safety and security. They were very thankful and hoped I would call to update them about anything new.
I put my heart into the project more and tried to let people understand the truth and the meaning of “quitting CCP and its affiliated organizations can assure their safety.”
I once called a young man in Nanning City, Guangxi Autonomous Region. I explained calmly what Falun Gong was, why Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese leader, persecuted Falun Gong, and why quitting the CCP ensured one's safety. The young fellow understood what I said to him and loudly said, “Falun Dafa is good. Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
I asked, “Where are you?” He said, “I am standing on a major road.” I said, “You are great. Your benevolent actions will bring you blessings. You have chosen a good future for yourself.”
Someone also asked what they could do after they understood the facts. I told them to spread the word among their friends and relatives. They agreed. Some asked for Falun Gong books or for anti-censorship software, and I mailed them what they wanted. Some did not want to hang up after they learned the facts, so I read lyrics from Hong Yin III.
One man said, “You are a god!” I told him that we were ambassadors of divine beings.
Sometimes when I make phone calls, people hang up. I usually call back immediately. Some people quit after I call twice, some need three times, and some need four times before they quit. For those CCP members who are very stubborn, I keep their numbers and call them later. Maybe because my level has improved, or maybe because of the progress of the Fa rectification, some quit later. For those who do not listen to me and do not pick up the phone, I send them a text message. I give people many opportunities to be saved.
Some miracles have happened while making phone calls. One day, someone called me and I asked if he was a CCP member. He said yes, and quit soon after I explained. Sometimes I dial one number but it turns out to be another number and the person who picks up the phone happens to be a Party member, and agrees to quit right away.
One time when I had added 30 yuan to my card, it showed that 50 yuan had been added. A fellow practitioner said that he had used his phone card only a few times and the balance was zero. I held the card and asked Master to strengthen it so that it could fulfill its mission. When I called again, it still had money.
I know Master is encouraging me. I understand that Master is actually saving people, and I can only constantly cultivate myself in the process and consummate myself.
In the remaining time, I will cultivate myself well, save more sentient beings, and fulfill my vow made long ago.