Talking to People in Person About Falun Dafa Helps Me Cultivate Better
(Minghui.org) I used only to make phone calls to tell people about Falun Dafa. Since I started going out and talking to people in person last March, I have learned quite a lot and improved greatly in my cultivation.
Telling people about Falun Dafa and helping them quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is a duty for us practitioners. We do this not because the CCP has brutally persecuted Falun Dafa, but rather because, as cultivators, we believe in divine power and the universe’s law of karmic retribution. We don't want to see people implicated when the CCP is punished for the crimes it has committed.
“Right now every minute and every second is crucial. If you miss out during this period of time, you miss out on everything. History won't recur. The history of the cosmos and the Three Realms have gone through so many, long, long years--what have all the beings been waiting for? What are they all here for? For exactly these few years!” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference”)
Studying the Fa Is the Foundation
I study the Fa every day. It gives me the motivation and energy to go out to talk to people about Falun Dafa. I came to know the necessity and urgency of this task after reading Teacher’s lecture, “Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference:”
“Also, with those people that you run into by chance, who you run into in daily life, and the people you run into at work, you should all clarify the truth to them. Even when in your daily life you pass by people so quickly that you don't have a chance to talk to them, you should still leave them with your compassion and kindness. Don't lose those who should be saved, especially those with predestined connections. Actually, a lot of Dafa disciples say when they're clarifying the truth, 'I'm going to go clarify the truth now,' as if at that moment they're going to clarify the truth, but they don't clarify the truth normally. Saving beings should permeate every single aspect of your daily lives at this time. If you can all understand and really see its importance, I think you'll probably save more beings.”
I realized that this task can be found everywhere in our lives, and the opportunity exists in everything we run into. Time is limited. We must cherish every person we meet and help him out. If we miss the opportunity, we miss the chance to help that person be saved.
Reading Minghui to Learn from Other Practitioners
I know that I must cultivate well myself. If I slack off in cultivation, I won’t be effective in telling people about Falun Dafa and convincing them to quit the CCP.
How can I make sure that I cultivate well? I use Minghui articles as both a measure and inspiration. Though I have been cultivating mainly by myself all these days, Minghui articles help me to stay with the group and find where I fall short.
Over the years, Minghui has become my cultivation home. I can’t go without it. There was a time when, under the CCP’s overwhelming suppression and propaganda, I got confused and was about to stop cultivation. Teacher’s Fa and fellow practitioners’ sharing on Minghui helped me clear my thoughts and stay with Dafa.
In one Minghui article, a practitioner shared how she had found her attachments from her interaction with her mother. Comparing myself to her story, I found in myself attachments to jealousy, personal gain, complaints over unfairness, and false benevolence toward my mother. I recalled that when my mother stayed with me for six months, many of my human thoughts were exposed. I didn’t respect her. I felt that she did not cultivate well and often criticized her on small things.
I then had a better understanding of Teacher’s article “Realms” in Essentials for Further Advancement:
“A wicked person is born of jealousy.Out of selfishness and anger he complains about unfairness towards himself.A benevolent person always has a heart of compassion.With no discontentment or hatred, he takes hardship as joy.An enlightened person has no attachments at all.He quietly observes the people of the world deluded by illusions.”
Harboring strong jealousy when dealing with my mother, I was close to being a wicked person.
Recently I became proud that I was able to help many people to quit the CCP every day. When I read Minghui articles in which practitioners talked about how many people they helped to quit the CCP, my attachment to competition and jealousy emerged. I worked on eliminating them.
Though the CCP has blocked access to Minghui from China, it is not difficult to visit it with software to get around it. I suggest that practitioners who haven’t been to Minghui go visit it. From Minghui, we can see our gaps and catch up with those diligent practitioners.
Talking to People in Person Makes Me More Diligent in Cultivation
I started going out to talk to people about Falun Dafa in March 2015. These face-to-face experiences give me many challenges and enable me to find many deeply hidden attachments.
In the course of over a year, I have discovered many attachments in myself, from being afraid of being looked down upon at the beginning, to not accepting criticism, to attachments to competition, self-validation, showing off, prejudice, lust, and so on. I was then able to get rid of them.
I have found the feeling of “cultivating with the heart you once had.” I fully understand that I need to be diligent and keep improving myself. I enjoy studying the Fa now and can concentrate when doing so. I have also learned how to look within myself to find my shortcomings, and then fix them in both my heart and my actions.
With both my heart and thoughts in Dafa, I am able to convince at least six people to quit the CCP every day, and sometimes as many as 15. The more righteous my mind is, the more people I can help.
“That's why I often say that in validating the Fa, you should do well the three things Dafa disciples need to do, and everything is encompassed in them. So I say that the most important goal for you in clarifying the truth is to save even more beings in the process. This is what's foremost, and this is the real purpose of clarifying the truth.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference”)
I try my best to talk to every person I run into. I only focus on helping them to understand the truth, so that they truly know that Falun Dafa is good. I am not concerned with how many people I talk to in a day. I remember Teacher’s teaching: “Keep in mind: One should gain things naturally without pursuing them.” (“Learning the Fa,” Essentials for Further Advancement)