Young Practitioner: Letting Go of Attachments
(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Dafa practitioner who does not have a lot of spare time. Thus, I clarify the facts about Dafa over the cell phone.
Overcoming Stage Fright
It was difficult for me at first to talk to strangers because I am a shy person. The fear also prevented me from thinking of subjects that would hold the listener’s interest. I just read from prepared scripts. I needed to let go of fear and gain some calling experience.
“Don’t read your scripts. I won’t listen,” interrupted a man who had answered the phone.
I then came down with stage fright and was so embarrassed that I stopped calling for two days. I set the special software on my cell phone to send out automated calls and walked around.
Studying the Fa strengthened my righteous thoughts and helped me get over my reluctance to talk to people. I rewrote the calling scripts to make them sound a little less formal. I felt calmer and began making phone calls again.
Going it alone is difficult. Thus, I wondered if local practitioners could join the cell phone project. We would be able to share experiences and improve more quickly. Less than two weeks after I had that thought, several practitioners told my mother that they would like to use a cell phone to talk to people about Falun Dafa.
Eliminating Jealousy and Other Attachments
While teaching practitioners phone calling skills, I found several strong attachments: jealousy, self-validation and saving face. These made me nervous about teaching phone-calling skills.
Several practitioners showed up for instruction, including one whom I had not met before. I was so nervous that my hands perspired.
Once I knew that my face-saving attachment was bothering me, I calmed down and mentally asked Master to strengthen me. I had to break through this attachment.
I picked up my cell phone and dialed the first call. After just a few sentences, I felt warm, and the substance that had held me back melted like an iceberg. I knew Master had taken away those bad substances for me.
I called two phone numbers and showed another practitioner how to operate the cell phone software and how to talk to people about Falun Dafa and the persecution.
Mr. Zhou learned so fast that three people quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during his first few calls. I felt uneasy, and my smile was stiff; I was jealous. Despite having practiced Dafa for five years my jealousy was still strong. I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate it.
“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.”(“Realms” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
Another practitioner said that Mr. Zhou had called six people and they had all quit the CCP, and I felt really glad. I realized that my jealousy had been eliminated.
My truth clarifying efforts bore fruit, and I helped 32 people quit the CCP within one week. During a lunch break of only 25 minutes, I convinced eight people to quit the Party. I could feel Master strengthening me each time.
I had read articles on the Minghui website about practitioners who had reached such a state, but I never thought that I could also achieve this.
Experiencing the Power of Dafa
Many extraordinary things have happened to me during my cultivation. For instance, when it was raining, I thought of going back home, but I halted after two steps. I asked Master to stop the rain, and it immediately stopped.
I knew I had to study the Fa prior to my phone calling. If I didn’t study the Fa well, I had more human notions and could not stay calm when people abused me. And the attachments of zealotry, showing off and competitiveness would overpower me.
Any human notion I held onto affected my calling because what I said had no power and could not dissolve the evil. A person would listen attentively when I was in a righteous state, and the opposite happened if I was not.