Saving People or Destroying People?
(Minghui.org) I had strong feelings after reading Master's comment “You Are Annoying People, Not Saving Them,” recently published on the Minghui website. Falun Dafa practitioners who grew up in mainland China have been influenced by Communist Party culture. This is displayed in their behavior inadvertently. They put their own wishes in front of others' in many ways. Even though they have good intentions, it is mixed with selfishness and carried out with extreme behavior. They don't make decisions based on rational thinking. This has resulted in serious losses in terms of saving sentient beings.
Such problems have been clearly displayed by Chinese practitioners living overseas as well as by practitioners in China.
I saw a former colleague of mine on a bus one day. We were happy to see each other and started chatting warmly. But when I started telling her the facts about the persecution she looked irritated and raised her voice. What she told me was surprising.
She said, “My husband works in another city. And my child goes to college in another city. I'm scared of being at home by myself. But my cell phone suddenly rings in the middle of the night many times. The calls all turn out to be from Falun Gong practitioners. I can't even have a good sleep after a long day and a long commute. I used to have a good impression of Falun Gong, and I would tell you whatever new information I learned. But ever since I started getting these calls, I've been reporting Falun Gong practitioners to the police.”
I tried to calm her down and said, “Don't be mad. Let me tell you what I know. They don't mean to disturb you. They are so worried people will suffer from disasters, and they want to hurry up to tell people.” She said, “But they still have to check the time. I'm having nerve problems because of their calls at night.” I said, “There are only a few individuals like that. Most practitioners are pretty thoughtful.” She'd calmed down a lot by the time I had to get off the bus.
I contacted fellow practitioners at our former workplace, and asked them to talk to her. We try to get rid of people's misunderstandings about practitioners, which can make them oppose Dafa. Annoying methods of truth-clarification can't save people, and can end up pushing people to the opposite side. Saving a person means saving a huge cosmic body related to her. Destroying a person means destroying countless sentient beings related to her! Who would be able to bear such consequences?
We Dafa disciples should be altruistic and keep other people's feelings in mind, because our goal is to save them. Even though we are willing to sacrifice our sleeping time, it doesn't mean that everyday people are willing to. I suggest we make phone calls before 9 p.m. and after 7 a.m. That's my personal opinion.
I don't mean to blame any practitioners. The purpose of my sharing is to bring about a collective improvement with my fellow practitioners so that we can save more sentient beings and reduce losses. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate in my understanding. I would like to thank my fellow practitioners who have worked so hard and sacrificed so much for truth-clarification!