The Importance of Clarifying the Facts Face-to-Face
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners are tasked with studying the Falun Dafa books, doing the exercises, telling people the facts about Falun Dafa, and sending forth righteous thoughts.
Most of us study the Fa and send righteous thoughts by ourselves. But clarifying the facts about Dafa is much more involved.
It is not so easy to talk to people face-to-face about Dafa, so I want to explain in more detail how I do it.
The Significance of Fa Study
“Cultivate Dafa with all your heart,Nothing could be more important.Become one with Dafa,And Consummation is, in time, certain.” (“Gaining the Fa” in Hong Yin)
“Nothing could be more important” – these words were firmly imprinted in my head.
Master also said,
“Cherish Zhen, Shan, Ren,And in Falun Dafa shall you succeed;Cultivate your xinxing withouta moment’s pause,To taste the wonder,so immeasurable, at Consummation.” (“Real Cultivation” in Hong Yin)
“Validate the Fa with rationality, clarify the truth with wisdom, spread the Fa and save people with mercy—this is establishing the mighty virtue of an Enlightened Being.” (“Rationality” in Essentials for Further Advancement II)
“The situation is pressing, and so many lives are waiting for you to save them. I am extremely anxious!” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2014 San Francisco Fa Conference”)
Master is anxious, so how can we not be anxious? In the past, I treated saving sentient beings merely as a task. Every day I would go out and send voice messages, and that was it when it came to clarifying the facts about Dafa.
But I did not help Chinese people quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations, although I knew that quitting the CCP is of utmost importance. When the CCP falls, all those who still belong to it will fall with it.
A sharing article on the Minghui website was a wake-up call for me. It said that, if every practitioner could help two people quit the CCP a week, the situation would be much better today. I was determined to make that my goal.
The question arose, "How could I make a breakthrough and do well with this task?" First, I made phone calls and talked about Dafa, but the result was not as good as I had hoped. I then decided to talk to people face-to-face. To my surprise, it was not as difficult as I had thought, and I made the goal of two people a week within a short time.
Then, I decided to help one person quit the CCP daily, and continue with my truth-clarification phone calls. I reached my goal within the first month. This spurred me on, and I set my goal to at least 70 people monthly.
When clarifying the facts, a practitioner will run into different situations, which in itself is normal. But, it is important to treat these situations correctly.
For example, when I encountered people who cursed at me, I thought that I owed them from a previous life and treated them accordingly. When people refused to listen, I looked inward to find the attachment that caused this situation. When I hesitated to initiate a conversation, I asked myself several questions, including, "Where is my compassion?" I found many attachments that hindered me from doing as well as I had hoped. Therefore, I continued to look inward and worked hard on eliminating these attachments.
There was one attachment that makes me feel very ashamed when I think of it. After I helped several people quit the CCP, I stopped to make sure I could help people the next day.
Voice messaging got to be a chore, because I could not find out if it was effective. I recognized the attachment of looking for an easy way to save people.
Even though my path was not smooth, I could eliminate many fundamental attachments and thus clarify the facts about Dafa much better.
Good Results From Face-to-face Truth Clarification
When I got on a bus one day, the driver told me to get off, because I did not look as if I could afford to pay. I was stunned but got off. It was a good thing, because there were two people who, after I told them the facts about Dafa, quit the CCP.
I was passing a construction site and entered. Three workers quit the CCP after I told them the facts about Dafa.
I helped about 80 people quit the CCP this month. I never dreamed that I could achieve that just a while ago. I understand that I can help more people quit the CCP because I clarify the facts about Dafa face-to-face.
I had a strong attachment to taking the easy road, a selfish mentality, and other attachments. With Master's help, I let go of many attachments. There are still other attachments I have to relinquish, but I will charge forward, keep looking inward, clarify the facts about Dafa to people, and help them quit the CCP.
Fellow practitioners, let us not miss opportunities to clarify the facts face-to-face.