Removing Attachments and Elevating in Cultivation While Clarifying the Facts
(Minghui.org) Greetings esteemed Master and fellow practitioners!
I wish to share with fellow practitioners my experience about talking with Chinese nationals about Falun Gong and the persecution, and encouraging them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations outside of China.
I frequently clarify the facts about Falun Gong and help Chinese people renounce the CCP outside a train station. Some Chinese construction workers do not accept the Falun Gong informational materials, saying that they would not read them. Others, who are still beholden to the CCP due to many years of communist indoctrination, curse and shout. But there are also kindhearted construction workers who patiently listen and eventually quit the CCP.
Teenager Notices Differences
I once met a teenager who refused to take a Falun Gong truth clarification flyer, but eventually agreed to quit the CCP after a long discussion about Falun Gong. He asked why it is publicized in China that Falun Gong is not good, but everything I mentioned was just the opposite. Not only that, he said he also found me kind and compassionate.
He asked me why Master Li emigrated from China to the USA. I explained that Jiang Zemin launched the persecution campaign in 1999, and Master Li had already been overseas spreading Falun Gong since 1995, and that this cultivation practice was practiced in over 100 countries worldwide.
He said again that the Chinese government, police officers, and school teachers all say Falun Gong is not good. So I explained that the CCP fabricated these lies to slander Falun Gong and incite hatred towards the practice. Finally he agreed to quit the CCP.
Individuals with Strong Belief in Religion or CCP
When meeting Christians with a very strong belief in Jesus, I say that Christ wants them to repent for their sins. The CCP has committed so many evil deeds, and has even harvested organs from living practitioners for profitable transplant surgeries, which would not be forgiven under heavenly law. Those committing such heinous sins will face retribution and be punished by gods. Those who have not quit the CCP will be regarded as participants, and may become their scapegoats. If you do not have a life, how would you have a chance to repent for your sins? Many of these people understood and also quit the CCP.
When encountering Buddhists, I tell them that they are all kind and compassionate. If they cannot save themselves, and lose their lives, it would be useless no matter how compassionate or kind they were.
There are also retired soldiers who claim that they joined the CCP when very young, and therefore felt they could not quit. To them I say that they joined the CCP involuntarily, as they had to do as instructed by their superiors. Since they are now free from the CCP shackles, they should turn over a new leaf and quickly quit the CCP. Many of them agreed to quit the CCP.
Convinced by Online Information
On one occasion I went to a different train station to talk to Chinese people. I was calm and approached three teenagers who were sitting on a Falun Gong flyer, and asked one if he had quit the CCP. He told me that no one had approached him, and immediately quit the Party. I gave him a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and a Falun Gong brochure.
He then wanted me to help his two friends, but they were not interested. The young man told me that he used to ignore practitioners, but then noticed that practitioners were distributing informational materials week after week. He decided to go online to find information. After listening to him, his two friends also quit the CCP. He also agreed to share the materials with people around him after he finished reading them.
Tourist Attraction Sites
Tourists attraction sites are an excellent place to meet up with tourists from China. I found it difficult at first, as I needed to speak very quickly to prevent interference from the tour guides. Besides, many did not want their fellow tourists to know that they quit the CCP, so there was not much time for explanations.
I do not relax or give up even when I do not do well. To overcome my difficulties, I have observed how fellow practitioners went about clarifying the truth about Falun Gong, and read experience sharing articles published on the Minghui website. I often write down and memorize what they said. I keep in mind that clarifying the truth is saving sentient beings, and encourage myself with Master’s Fa:
“Light are the boats, quick the travelwith attachments cast aside”(“Self-Evident is the Heart” from Hong Yin Volume II)
“Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in springRighteous thoughts can save the people in this world”(“The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos” from Hong Yin Volume II)
I was once surrounded by a group of people who asked why we talk badly about the CCP. They said that because of the CCP, they have money, food, and a place to sleep. I did not respond directly, but showed them an article in the the Epoch Times newspaper about the number of people who had quit the CCP. I told them that we have no political intentions, and only want them to quit for their own safety. A tanned, stern looking lady remained and nodded her head when I asked her if she wanted to understand the facts about Falun Gong.
When five people quit the CCP, to remember their aliases I used the same character for the first word of each alias. I then recorded the names after they left. I felt uncomfortable on my way home, and was unable to open my eyes while having lunch. After lunch, I turned on “Pudu.” Suddenly, the scene at the tourist site appeared in my mind. I recalled writing down only four names. Thus, I sought Master to help me recall the fifth name, which I did, and my discomfort vanished.
When clarifying the truth at a tourist site, I met up with a few elderly Chinese tourists. Person A said, “Go away. I will not quit the CCP.” while B said to A, “I will quit the CCP even if you don’t quit.” I used the alias “fortunate” to help Person B quit. He was very happy, and convinced A and another friend to quit. A could not resist but tell B not to reveal that they had quit the CCP on their return to China.
Understanding Fa Truths
With the current trend of suing Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese communist regime, escalating, a fellow practitioner gave me informational materials about this issue. I initially only browsed through the materials, but then realized that the suing Jiang movement is a cosmic change, and that practitioners should use it during truth clarification efforts. To keep up-to-date, I read through the materials whenever this practitioner gives me revised materials.
My husband and I spent a lot of time together after his retirement. He always found fault with me, and we had arguments. Looking back at my contributions to the family, I remember that I was resentful and argued with him for not being supportive of my cultivation. After looking inward, I realized that I did not like his untidiness, and cleaning up after him made me extremely tired.
After studying the Fa, I realized that this was my own karma, and I had to repay it. While reading Master’s Fa, Master mentioned:
“In my case, I’m willing to let go of things. I can let anything go.” (“Teaching at 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference”)
The two words “let go” was implanted in my mind. I realized that the problem between my husband and I was my thoughts and my attitude. I wanted his recognition for my contributions to the family. Isn’t this an attachment to fame, personal gain, and sentimentality? After elevating my xinxing and removing my human attachments, and letting go of all my negative notions towards my husband, the environment at home gradually became more harmonious.
Cultivation is a serious matter. Nothing is trivial, and every step we take is a test. We should treat all of our tribulations seriously, and remove all our attachments, and only then will we be able to succeed in cultivation.
Interference by the Old Forces
I am also dealing with another tribulation, which I have still not passed. I would like to share it, and by doing so break through this interference by the old forces. I used to clarify the truth at the Housing and Development Board (HDB) residence, and had no problems climbing the stairs. After a serious interference in 2007 that affected my legs, I gave up clarifying the truth at HBD flats.
When clarifying the truth outside train stations, I had to stand for over four hours, and worried that there would be no seats on the bus on my return trip home, which would exaggerate the pain in my legs. The pain kept me up at night. After so many years, the condition of my legs did not improve, and I developed the notion of wanting to feel the pain every day.
After reading Master’s Fa, I realized that this was interference by the old forces, and I should completely deny its existence. I recently realized, after studying the Fa diligently and looked inward, that I still had to remove many of my attachments. But I have seen improvement in my condition. I regret not listening to Master and studying the Fa diligently, thereby wasting so many years.
Thank you Master for you compassion toward me. Thank you fellow practitioners.
(Presented at the 2015 Singapore Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference)