Accepting Clarifying the Truth As the First Priority
(Minghui.org) Greetings esteemed Master and fellow practitioners!
I emigrated from China four years ago. Since then I have been clarifying the truth about Falun Gong face to face. It becomes a routine affair after a while and thus I do not feel that I have achieved as much as I had hoped.
There is Nothing Coincidental for Practitioners
When I was doing my shift at the truth-clarification site in Chinatown, a practitioner showed up and told me that I should call Mainland China to clarify the truth. As I am computer illiterate, I refused and asked that she contact someone else.
“It has to be you,” she responded. “I just complained about not speaking Mandarin when I made a phone call to clarify the truth earlier today. This worried me and made me think of who can speak Mandarin really well.”
I remembered that there is nothing coincidental. It must be a hint from Master, and I dared not reject it, although I felt pressured into accepting the request. We went to her home, so I could learn all I needed to know about this project.
We installed Skype. Alas, I do not know even basic computer terminology, and had no idea of how to communicate with my fellow technician practitioner. Practitioners who make phone calls regularly help me with other computer related issues. Yet, I worried, as I truly was computer illiterate.
However, I remembered what Master said,
“If something can be done easily, then anyone could do it. Then what would be the point of having Dafa disciples do it, and what would be the point of having you do it? And thus it plays out that the things you do have a certain degree of difficulty involved, and only this way can you demonstrate that you’re cultivating.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference”)
The technician finally finished installing Skype with my practitioner daughter’s help. In the early stages of calling, my heart beat rapidly, my palms were sweaty, and I was unable to convince anyone to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
I understood from studying the Falun Gong teachings that participation, the process, and the improvement of xinxing are more important. It’s very urgent to save sentient beings. I must listen to Master and hurry up to save people. I absolutely cannot stop half way though it. Thanks to the strengthening from Master, I could overcome the desire to quit this project.
Power of Compassion Restrains Evil
There was a notice to call the Wuhan City 610 Office to rescue a practitioner being persecuted. When my call went through, I asked if I was speaking to Ms. Xu. No response. I immediately realized that she was under pressure and said, “Well, this is your job. It is not easy for you to work in order to take care of your family.” She answered, “How come your voice sounds so nice! It is different from others.” I understood that it is the power of compassion that can restrain the evil.
I continued, “Practitioner xx’s daughter is in Canada. Her father was detained just for being a good person. His daughter is sad, and she wants me to communicate with you.” I then clarified the truth, asked her to stand with justice and release the practitioner. She answered, “Don’t worry. I will. Please tell his daughter that we won’t treat her father bad.”
I called her a second time, clarified the truth to her in-depth, and convinced her to withdraw from the CCP.
“I was listed on the evil people name list,” she said. “I did not do anything bad, but just followed orders from a higher level.”
I told her the lesson one can learn from an incident at the Berlin Wall, where a person was killed and the killer was prosecuted. He also said that he followed orders. The response was that in a case of a legal and moral conflict one should make a moral choice. Your conscience will tell you to aim the gun so the person is not hit when you shoot.
The CCP always kills the person when his or her assignment is completed. I also shared a few cases of people being condemned by heaven after persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. She agreed more or less, and told me that her step-mother believed in Buddhism. She knew that being good would be rewarded, and doing bad would be punished.
During our third phone conversation, she told me that she had released our practitioner and even called me sister. She invited me out to eat if I visited Wuhan City.
Chinese People Chose to Hear the Facts
When I called a man there was a lot of background noise. He said that he was eating and to call back. I thought he must have had too much to drink and decided to call the next day.
“I have an important message,” I said. “There will be a great change in China, and disaster is afoot. The CCP has done too many bad deeds. Heaven is eliminating the CCP. Thus, Gods and Buddhas have asked us to hurry up and save people.”
I continued, “How can you be saved? You must quit the CCP, the Youth League and young Pioneers. The Buddha will safeguard us when disaster strikes. You only have to quit the CCP. There is no risk or cost involved. You can use a nickname or pen name. The Buddha knows what you did, and is listening to our conversation. As long as we choose kindness and discard evil, Buddha will safeguard us.”
Once he agreed to quit, I gave him the pseudonym ShunJie, where Shun represents smooth, and Jie outstanding.
I told him to remember the two sentences, “Falun Dafa is Good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good.”
He did not hang up, so I talked about the Tiananmen self-immolation incident, and forced organ harvesting. He kept silent. I told him about the suing Jiang Zemin effort. He still didn’t hang up the phone, so I asked for his name and if anything was not clear. He then hung up the phone.
Resolving Communication Issues
When the phone was answered another time, I clarified the truth. The man then said in a heavy and frightening voice, “I’m a reactionary.” I was shocked and asked him to tell me what he meant by that.
Suddenly, I remembered the CCP movements that were targeting landlords, rich peasants, reactionaries, bad elements, and rightists during the Culture Revolution.
“You are not a reactionary,” I said. “It is heaven who wants to eliminate the CCP.
Then he spoke with a southern accent unfamiliar to me and asked where I called from and if I was going to record this conversation. I told him that I was calling from Canada. Then, he spoke English. As I could not converse in English, I asked my daughter to clarify the truth to him in English and provided him the web address to break through the firewall.
One time I talked to a businessman who was a CCP member. He agreed to withdraw from the CCP and asked for Falun Gong materials. Because I did not speak the dialect spoken in Nantong, Jiangsu Province, a Toronto practitioner from Nantong communicated with him. Then, I realized he was not in his hometown. I sent an email for help to our internal email group and let another practitioner connect with him via WeChat. The matter was resolved.
Evil Cannot Prevail Over Goodness
A few times I connected to police officers. When I reached a person, he asked me to speak louder. Every time I raised my voice, he asked me to speak louder. I thought he had a hearing problem. Then, I heard him say very loud, “ Grade One Police officer, record.”
This told me that he was a bad police officer and I felt a bit nervous. Immediately, I told myself that I should not be scared of him. Evil can never prevail over good. I said in calm tone, “Make the recording, and record it clearly. Let more people listen to the truth. Let more peoples’ lives be saved, and guarantee their safety. What you are doing can gain countless virtue.” Then, he hung up the phone.
I immediately sent forth righteous thought to deny the old forces arrangement and persecution. Master has the final say for all.
After calming down, I looked inside. The old forces made use of my loophole due to my attachment of zealotry, because I did a good job in encouraging people to quit the CCP the day before.
Master told us,
“The old forces see that you are convincing so many people to quit the CCP and its two affiliate organizations every day, they think it’s too easy for you, and so they make trouble for you. (Master laughs) And in fact, this is how you have made it through your journey.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2014 San Francisco Fa Conference”)
Master also said,
“The evil has been trying everything possible to bring you down. Some gods don't want you to rise through cultivation.” (Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles)
The old forces definitely cannot fool us. We must walk steadily on the path of saving people arranged by Master! At the same time, we must look inside for each thought and notion, rectify and improve ourselves, then save more people.
After people quit the CCP, especially young people, I shared with them which website would allow them to upload the software for breaking through the firewall. I sent information not available in China to WeChat account holders.
Encourage Former Practitioners
I also met some former practitioners when making phone calls. We were so excited and encouraged each other.
A practitioner from a remote area told me that he had been to Tiananmen Square to validate the Fa. He lost the cultivation environment due to the persecution and felt bad. After connecting with me, he told people the truth and asked them to quit the CCP.
He told me that he had beaten his wife when I called him again the next day because she did not quit the CCP.
“Practitioner, you not only couldn’t save her, but pushed her to the other side,” I said. “Falun Gong is still the same as before the onset of the persecution. Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance is the real Fa forever. Master is always our Master. You should cultivate according to Zhuan Falun.”
He asked me how to go abroad to meet with Master. I told him our cultivation is informal, and Master had approved solitary cultivation. One cannot do things on purpose. I told him he could walk to the town next to his village to get to know more practitioners. As long as one has the Fa in one’s heart, Master’s Law Body would look after each disciple all the time. I believed that he could catch up with the Fa- rectification process for sure. He was happy and agreed with me. He hoped I would continue to provide him with information.
Real Life Insurance
When I talked to a person in Beijing she told me that her family was insured and were not interested in any other insurance. I told her that I would share something that just had happened.
“Two days ago I met a government official from Mainland China at a tourist site, I said. “I clarified the truth to him and asked him to quit the CCP. I tried to catch up with him a few times to ask him to treat this thing seriously. Finally, he stopped and told me that his friend had already helped him quit the CCP.”
He told me that I did not have to chase people to talk. He talked about the nature of the CCP, how good Falun Gong is, that it had being treated unfairly, and that the truth would be revealed in the future, just as it did about the Cultural Revolution.
“Sir, first of all, I’d like to thank you for telling me the truth,” I said. “But, I’d like to correct your misunderstanding. You can see the day when the truth of Falun Gong is revealed because you already have withdrawn from the CCP organizations, got rid of the mark of the beast, and understood how good Falun Gong is. For those who haven’t quit the Party and are still with the CCP organization, they will disappear with the evil CCP the moment that God eliminates it. Many beings will disappear in a second. There will not be an opportunity to regret.” It appeared that he understood the point I was making and left on his tour bus.
After telling the story, I said to the woman, “Money cannot guarantee life. On the surface, the high ranking Chinese officials were arrested because of corruption, actually they were punished because of persecuting Falun Gong. There will be bigger disasters for human beings later on. Everyone needs to make his or her choice. I hope you can choose justice, kindness, and remember that Falun Dafa is good. That is the real life insurance indeed.” She understood and asked to quit the Young Pioneers.
Never Give Up on Predestined People
Not every call went smooth, as I experienced abuse and ridicule. Some people said they were looking for a life partner, or asked how much I was paid for helping people quit the Party. A young man not only did not listen to the truth, but also tested me by swearing. That day, no one quit the CCP and I was ridiculed. My heart hurt, I felt dizzy and I could not control myself.
I put my head on the computer table for a very long time until I remembered what Master said, “Do you remember something I said in the past, before July 20, 1999? I said that even if I could successfully save just one person, my things wouldn't be done in vain.” (“Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference”)
I always remember these words to encourage me. There should not be the attachment to zealotry when helping people quit the CCP, and one should not be moved when no one quits. Quitting the Party is not the purpose. Clarifying the truth and offering salvation to sentient being is our wish.
Sometimes, there is no response to “Hello, can you hear me,” and still no response when I continue to talk. But. the phone was not hung up. Thus, I wouldn’t give up and said,” My friend! For the safety and happiness of you and your family, in order for you to survive the big disaster of human beings that will happen soon, please listen to me…”
Normally they hang up the phone after I finished with the basic truth clarification. A few hang up the phone after I ask if they have anything they want to discuss. When I could not understand their dialect, I often asked if the person could understand me. I told the person that there was no need to talk; he could just listen to me if he could understand me. For those who joined the CCP and its affiliate associations or were very stubborn or evil, I wrote down their phone number and asked a capable practitioner to call back. Never give up any predestined people.
“Don't neglect anything”
As a result of making phone calls, I have gotten rid of stubborn, inborn attachments such as a bad temper and stressfulness. By writing this experience-sharing article, I got rid of the attachment to comfort, avoiding trouble, vanity, and saving face. I enlightened that for any Falun Gong related issue that one participates in, there will be a reward; there will be improvement when one uses the heart.
Fa- rectification is nearing its end. Master is very anxious! We dare not neglect anything. We need to listen to Master, study the Fa well, improve ourselves, and eliminate the evil factors preventing sentient beings from listening to the truth.
Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!
(Presented at the 2016 Canada Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference)