We Should Clarify the Facts Properly to Genuinely Offer People Salvation
(Minghui.org) Clarifying the truth is one of the three things that Master arranged for us to do. I understand now that clarifying the truth to people is not just about telling them the facts; it is a process of helping to save them.
When I clarified the truth to people in the past, I subconsciously thought it was fine as long as I told them the facts about Falun Gong as well as what the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was about.
From time to time, I told people only about the CCP’s evil deeds and dared not refer to Falun Gong due to my fear. I then gave them informational materials before departing. I generally felt that this was enough.
I wonder now, was I genuinely saving these people by handling it this way? Master extended the time to save beings with his all-encompassing forbearance.
Furthermore, many people's moral standards are becoming very bad. Their baseline is lower in comparison to people of earlier times. If you just tell the facts to today's people, they may hear what you've said, but if their moral standards remain the same, are these people genuinely saved?
At times, when I was reading articles about truth clarification, some inappropriate thoughts popped up, “Does this article talk at too high a level? Will everyday people be able to understand it?” I now realize that these thoughts were indeed not good.
Of course, we should not clarify the truth at levels that are too high or appear to be mystical. But, surely, we should tell them about the goodness of Dafa and Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. This will help people acknowledge the purity and righteousness of Falun Gong from the bottom of their hearts.
Master has told us,
“When you seek to save the world’s people, you try to get them to awaken so that you can save them. Well, you too need to get clear, to wake up.” (“What is a Dafa Disciple” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference XI)
Looking Inward by Comparing Myself to Master’s Fa Principles
My improper judgments may have been due to the fact that I didn’t reach the standard of the Fa. I needed to quickly cleanse these bad notions with righteous thoughts.
I then noticed that when my notions changed, my way of clarifying the truth changed as well. In the past, I rushed through clarifying the truth and then asked people to withdraw their memberships from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. I was then finished.
I now pay attention to the person’s speech and behavior, truly observe his attachments, and target his line of reasoning to further clarify the facts.
I realized that when I clarified the truth this way, I had a genuine desire to save people. I am awakening that it is vital to have compassionate thoughts and clear away the evil elements which block people. I am not merely “telling” them the facts. When clarifying the truth properly I feel that my attachment to fear is lessened and replaced with mercy.
I truly hope that during this time when the Fa-rectification process is nearing its end, every Dafa disciple will become increasingly diligent, so that Master will worry less and be encouraged!