It Is Not Difficult to Talk to People about Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1999. Although I have been doing the three things, I was not able to make a breakthrough in terms of explaining the persecution to people face to face.
I always felt that passing out flyers about Falun Dafa was saving people. And I gave out a lot of flyers. However, I did not make much effort to talk with the people I was meeting. Part of the reason was that I was afraid.
I was shocked when I read Teacher's lecture “Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference.” I realized that just handing out truth-clarification materials was not enough to meet the requirement of the Fa. One must also explain Dafa and the persecution to help people understand the truth and be saved.
“You once signed a contract with me when you came to this world, vowing to save those sentient beings. You could then become a Dafa disciple, and you could then do this thing. But you did not fulfill it. You did not completely fulfill your vow, and you cannot even save those beings allotted to you, those you undertook to save, behind whom are countless sentient beings and gigantic groups of beings. What is that?! Is that simply just a matter of not cultivating diligently? That is an extremely serious crime! An unparalleled crime!” (“Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”)
After I studied the lecture over and over again, I said to myself that I had to go out to talk to people face to face in order to fulfill my vow.
The first time I did, I met a middle-aged lady. I talked about the the self-immolation hoax, the reason why one needed to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations, why Dafa practitioners are bringing Jiang Zemin (the former Chinese communist leader) to justice, as well as why Chinese citizens who are not practitioners have also reported Jiang to the government for his crimes against Falun Dafa.
I told her that one could ensure a good future by remembering “Falun Dafa is wonderful!” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful!” The lady was very open to what I said and agreed to quit the Party.
Because my first experience was so successful, I got so excited that I forgot the name she had given me. And I could not help anyone else quit the CCP before I returned home that day.
I went out two times after this, but I did not manage to help even one more person quit the CCP. For several days, I felt very depressed.
Seeing my heart of sincerity, Teacher arranged to have me run into a practitioner who often went out to clarify the facts to people. I told her about my shortcomings, and she encouraged me to go with her to see how she handled it.
During the process, I focused on Fa study, sending forth righteous thoughts, and looking inward. I worked on getting rid of my fear, and I helped four people quit the CCP the next time I went out.
I have been doing well ever since. Sometimes, in one afternoon alone I have helped 9 or 10 people quit the CCP. I have become more and more at ease in helping others.
One time, I ran into three high school students waiting for a bus. I told them about Falun Gong, that it is a high-level practice that has spread throughout the world to more than 100 countries and that the main book, Zhuan Falun, has been translated into more than 30 languages.
I advised them not to listen to the slanderous propaganda on TV and told them that the staged self-immolation incident was a propaganda stunt used to defame Falun Dafa. I also told them about the horrible crimes that Jiang has committed and that quitting the CCP would keep them safe.
The youngest one said, “I am a member of the Young Pioneers. Please help me withdraw from it.”
Seeing another teenager hesitate, the youngest one persuaded him to quit the Young Pioneers as well. In the end, all of them quit the Young Pioneers with their true names and thanked me.
Many people were willing to listen to the truth and recognized the goodness of Dafa and practitioners. As long as we step forward, we can save more people.
Of course, some people did not want to listen to me or quit the CCP. I was not moved, and I continued to help others. Sometimes my attachment of fear surfaced. I usually silently recited:
“The old forces don't dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings. What's key is to not let them take advantage of the gaps in your state of mind when you do things.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston” in Teaching the Fa at the Conference II)
I also looked inward, changed my mindset, and asked Teacher to give me strength. When I talked to them again, it went much better. People were willing to accept the truth and withdrew their memberships from the CCP.
As long as we are compassionate and our hearts are focused on saving people, Teacher will help us. Teacher is with us at all times.
My experiences showed me that it is not difficult to step forward and tell people about Falun Dafa face to face. Doing it will also help us to get rid of our attachments, improve our xinxing, and elevate our levels.
I have gotten rid of my attachments to fear, hardship, leisure, and comfort. Whenever I meet people with whom I have predestined relationships, I can easily clarify the facts to them and help them quit the Party.
It was just as Teacher said in Zhuan Falun:
“If you can commit your mind, no difficulties can stop you. I would say that there is not a problem.”
I hope practitioners who haven't been able to step forward to clarify the facts to people directly will hurry up and do so. Countless lives are waiting to be saved. We should not be held back by our attachments and superficial roadblocks.
“There has been a great deal of groundwork done in advance. All that’s missing is your carrying things out with righteous thoughts. Yet you haven’t had the righteous thoughts that it takes.” (“Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference” in Teaching the Fa at the Conference XI)
In closing, I'd like to quote Teacher's words:
“Dafa disciples’ ensuring your daily cultivation practice is essential; clarifying the truth and saving people is Dafa disciples’ mission. On the path to Consummation, neither of these two things can be lacking.” (“A Reminder”)