Learning to Use a Cell Phone to Save People
(Minghui.org) Two young practitioners, Ms. Zhao and Ms. Chen, from my truth-clarification team began to make phone calls to tell people about the persecution in 2014. They have been very successful in this endeavor!
I did not have a cell phone and always thought they were just for the younger generation. Ms. Zhao handed her phone over to me one day and said I should give it a try. I was nervous and didn't know what to say, so it did not go well. She encouraged me by saying I should just talk as if someone were standing there in front of me.
I tried again when Ms. Zhao handed me her phone while we were out together in the rain. I managed to help one person withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I felt more confident – I had made a breakthrough!
I decided I would learn how to use a cell phone to help people quit the CCP. Ms. Chen got me a phone and demonstrated how to use it. I wrote down the steps, practiced repeatedly, and learned it in one day. Ms. Chen patiently helped me when I had any questions or problems.
This cell phone became my Fa tool. I took it everywhere with me so if I had any free time I could make calls. A few other practitioners in their 60s saw how confidently I was using my phone, and they, too, decided to learn to use one.
Over the years, I have learned from Fa study: “When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it.” (Zhuan Falun)
When I started making phone calls, I came to realize that I did not have a good understanding of “forbearance.”
One time, the person I called began to swear at me.
Teacher said: “We have said, however, that as a practitioner one should not fight back when being punched or insulted, but should conduct oneself with a high standard.” (Zhuan Falun)
I could not endure. My competitive mentality flared up, and I got angry at the person. I realized afterward that I'd behaved like an ordinary person. The next time that happened, I did not fight back.
Teacher said: “To endure completely without anger or grievance is the forbearance of a cultivator.” (“What is Forbearance (Ren)?” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
But deep down I still felt wronged—I was enduring with resentment. After a few more such encounters, I realized I did not study the Fa well, nor did I cultivate well. As a Dafa practitioner, I am shouldering the responsibility of helping to save people. The people I reach are those with predestined relationships with me.
The next time a young man began to swear at me, I was able to remain calm. When he finally paused, I told him I'd reached him because we had a predestined relationship.
Then I asked him, “Are you a criminal? Do you steal and cause harm?”
“No, of course not. That would be against my conscience,” he said.
“Then you are a good man. Did you know that Falun Dafa is good, that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good? If you quit the CCP, you will have a good future.”
He was calm and apologized to me for being so rude. He withdrew from the CCP.
After I learned how to use my cell phone to clarify the facts, I realized there was something else hindering me. It was fear. When I was successful, I had a sense of great achievement and excitement. When I encountered challenges, I felt fear.
One winter evening I made a call that scared me. The other party said, “This is a police department. I am going to arrest you.” I quickly turned off my phone.
I listened to other practitioners share how they managed to talk to the police. I realized where I was lacking. When I was studying the Fa, I came to realize that people from the police, the Procuratorate, and the juridical system, who were following the orders of former CCP head Jiang Zemin's to persecute Falun Gong practitioners, were also victims and worthy of being saved.
After that realization, I was determined. When I was threatened again, I was no longer scared. Another time, a police officer threatened me by saying, “Wait there, I am coming to get you.”
I said calmly, “I understand you work hard, but you also need to take care of your health. You can only take care of your parents and family if you are well yourself. And by withdrawing from the CCP, you can stay well. And remember, 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.'”
I had his attention, so I continued, “You are a smart person, you can tell right from wrong. For Jiang Zemin to have ordered the persecution of Falun Gong and instigated forced organ harvesting on its practitioners is an atrocity. More than 200,000 people have sued him using their true names.
“His accomplices, such as Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai, and Li Dongsheng, have all been brought to justice. His days are numbered, and he will be brought to justice, too! The current government now holds a person accountable for his or her crimes. I hope you will treat practitioners with kindness.” He turned off his phone only after he had heard all I had to say.
That call changed my mentality. I feel that those police officers committed bad deeds because they were deceived. As a practitioner, we must shoulder our responsibility and complete our mission to save them.
Now when I talk to police officers that threaten me, I can speak to them calmly and with compassion. They usually change their attitude and listen to all I have to say. And when I am done, they usually agree to quit the CCP.
This effort has been expanding. Ms. Zhao has been taking care of searching for phone numbers for the Political and Legal Affairs Committees, the 610 Offices, police stations, Procuratorates, prisons, and detention centers. When we finished calling local numbers, we began to call other cities. We have been moving forward on the path of saving as many people as possible.
There are nine of us on our truth-clarification team, and we have been working well and sharing with one another to help improve as one body. We remind each other to cultivate solidly to fulfill our vows to be worthy of Master's saving grace.
Thank you, Master!