Saving The People Who Persecute Us
(Minghui.org) Sadly, many who work in the courts and police departments of China are still persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. I have been making phone calls to those officials for a year. Calling them has been a great opportunity for me to identify my shortcomings and cultivate myself.
When I listened to other practitioners talk about their experiences, I understood the importance of making the calls. By phoning and talking to the people who illegally arrest practitioners, we can rescue both the practitioners and the persecutors.
In the beginning, my competitive mentality quickly surfaced. It rose up even more when I spoke to someone who was not respectful of Teacher and Falun Dafa. I even raised my voice and told the other person to shut up.
Even though I know that the people who persecute practitioners are actually victims because they are being used by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in committing crimes, I still had a hard time feeling any compassion for them. When I listened to other practitioners who remained calm when calling, I could feel their compassion. I also saw my shortcomings.
We made phone calls this week to officials who were involved in key cases in Shenyang and Dalian in Liaoning Province. The people who work in the public security departments in those areas have been deeply poisoned by the lies fabricated by the Party.
It was difficult to clarify the facts to them. To clear out my negative thoughts, I usually recite Teacher's “Lun Yu” before calling. As Teacher said:
“Doing, but without pursuit—So constant, abiding in the Dao.” (“Abiding in the Dao” in Hong Yin)
I often remind myself not to make the calls in a perfunctory manner. I also should not be attached to how many phone calls I make, but rather cherish each person I call and sincerely do my best. Every phone number was obtained through practitioners' diligent efforts.
I called a deputy police department director. He did not pick up the phone. I tried his cell phone. The first call did not go through, but I did not give up and kept calling him. Finally, he picked up and listened for more than one minute.
I said, “Happy New Year! I am calling because I'm concerned about you. Your work involves persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, but I want you to know the true situation. I don't want you to be deceived and be used as a scapegoat of the CCP.”
“You may have seen people openly practicing Falun Gong when you've traveled abroad,” I said. “Why is it only in China that it's not allowed? Please write down this link to break through the Internet censorship.”
I continued, “Please read about the staged self-immolation incident. In 1966 and 1967, more than 800 police officers and soldiers were secretly executed in Yunnan Province when the Cultural Revolution was over. They were blamed and used as scapegoats by the high-level officials who had given them their orders.”
As soon as I phoned a number one day, it was immediately disconnected. This had never happened before. I kept calling while begging Teacher in my heart to eliminate the evil factors preventing this person from learning the truth.
On the sixth try, the call went through, but it was redirected and just rang. I kept phoning and sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the interference. On the 14th call, I was directed to a voicemail box with a 52-second limit.
It took me 43 calls to leave all the information I wanted to tell him. I gave the person the link to break through online censorship and a phone number to help him quit the Party. I also mentioned that the outside world knows about the persecution against practitioners in his area.
I also phoned a police officer, who cursed at me. I told him that it was illegal to arrest Falun Gong practitioners and that those who were involved in the persecution could be held responsible.
He said he did not care and yelled at me, asking if I were a Chinese citizen. He demanded my name so he could arrest me. He hung up, but I kept calling him back. Each time, he listened for two minutes and then hung up again.
I was not moved by his hostility and continued persuading him with kindness. He began staying on the line for more than five minutes. Though I was not completely sure if he was really listening to me, at least I knew that I had told him everything. I also hoped that he would realize how dangerous his situation was and why I had persisted in contacting him.
I make sure that I read one lecture of Zhuan Falun every day. I also recite Teacher's articles, such as “Lun Yu” and “True Cultivation.” I try not to be interfered with interpersonal matters, such as family issues.
When I compare myself to other practitioners, I know that I need to be more diligent. I recently realized that I still have a competitive mentality, which I have not completely let go. I am also still attached to emotion.
The phone platform has provided me with opportunities to save others and to improve my xinxing. I treasure it.
“You human beings are treasured because you are able to practice cultivation; that is why you are taught such high-level principles. You are treasured because through cultivation you are capable of becoming truly great Enlightened Beings with virtuous enlightenment and righteous Fa.” (“Determination and Solidity” in Essentials for Further Advancement)
Let us be more diligent, be true cultivators, and save more sentient beings.
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