Cultivating Myself While Talking to People About the Persecution
(Minghui.org) I recently bought a cell phone so that I could call people and tell them about the persecution of Falun Gong. On the first day another practitioner and I phoned people for about two hours.
The results were not good.
The people either did not want to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations, or they would not listen to the entire call.
“But this is something that has bearing on a person’s very existence, so using human means won’t work. That’s why you need to put in more effort on improving yourselves as Dafa disciples.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”)
I thought that the poor results might be related to my current cultivation state. I worked hard on my attachments, and focused on behaving as a practitioner whenever I encountered difficulties.
I soon identified my attachment, and I resumed making truth-clarification calls.
This time, two people quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, and many people listened to the entire call.
After I made this breakthrough, no matter how much time I spent making phone calls, whether it was two hours or twenty minutes, people quit the CCP.
I heard another practitioner often phoned people, but without any progress. Wanting to help her, I tried to call her, but I wasn't able to get through.
I tried again the next morning. I knew that it is important to save as many people as possible, so I was not going to let a little adversity deter me.
This time she received my call and immediately agreed to go out with me and make phone calls. Even though I could feel that she resisted being helped, I thought that she had already made progress by agreeing to let me help her.
I worked very hard to control my thoughts, so I would not be affected by her negativity. I wanted to cooperate well with her, so that we could save more people. Two days later, she invited me to phone people with her. While we walked, we talked about our cultivation experiences.
She told me: “I feel that I have improved, and that I can start anew”
I could sense that her resentment and resistance to my help was diminishing, and that she was eager to go out and save people. To encourage her, I let her listen to a truth-clarification message.
When she handed me the phone, I looked at it and saw that two people had quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
The above is my sharing about saving people through cooperating. We both deeply felt what Master said:
“The process of doing those things is also a process of improving yourself in cultivation, and at the same time you are helping to save a multitude of beings!” (“Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”)
Master also told us
“So when you share the truth with ordinary people, your energy can break down their biases and cause those bad things in their heads to dissolve. Then isn’t that in itself saving them?” (“Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”)
Master clearly told us:
“To go a little further, I want to say that all of what you do is intertwined with your personal cultivation, and nothing you do is in any way just for the purpose of that action alone, and never is what you do isolated. Everything is tied to Fa-rectification, everything is tied to the responsibilities of Dafa disciples, and everything is tied to your personal cultivation. All of these are inseparable.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference”)
I think that no matter what projects we are doing, we can never ignore our own improvement as the Fa treats every practitioner equally.
Category: Clarifying the Truth