Reaching Out to Help People Quit the Party
(Minghui.org) How many people are waiting for us to clarify the truth to them? We should make good use of our time to save more people without leaving any regrets.
I met a woman in November 2016 and talked to her about quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. She was touched that I would take time to tell her about it even though Falun Dafa practitioners were being persecuted. She gladly agreed to quit the Party and repeatedly thanked me.
I said, “You don't need to thank me. We're only doing what my Master asks us to do.” She then pressed her hands together in front of her chest and bowed over ten times, saying, “Thank you, Master.” Witnessing her sincerity, tears streamed down my face. I thanked Master for his mercy.
I then met an elderly woman in her 70s. She agreed to quit the Young Pioneers after I talked to her. She said that she used to practice Falun Dafa but stopped after her husband became sick.
“If a being breaks his vow, the heavens regard it as a serious matter. Of course, if while Dafa disciples are being persecuted he has not followed the evil, has not been aggravating a situation that was bad to begin with, has not been involved in the persecution of Dafa disciples, and has meanwhile been able to identify with Dafa, then at the very least he will be allowed to remain for the next phase. In the next phase there are still going to be people cultivating.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2007 New York Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference VIII)
I encouraged her to treasure this opportunity to return to cultivation and keep up with pace of Fa-rectification. Since she still had a copy of Zhuan Falun and had the Fa in her heart, Master was still looking after her.
I later saw a man in his 50s and said, “Please remember, 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.'”
I also told him about quitting the CCP, that over two million people have reported Jiang Zemin's crimes for initiating the persecution of Falun Dafa, and that he should also encourage his relatives to quit the Party.
He suddenly became angry and said, “Why should I quit the CCP? The Party gives me money!”
In situations like this, I would normally leave to avoid any confrontation. I felt sad that I did not have strong enough righteous thoughts to save this person. I previously missed many opportunities because of my fear of confrontation.
On that day, I listened to what the man was saying without thinking of leaving. I looked within and found that I had not thoroughly clarified the truth to him and had developed the attachment to zealotry.
I told him more about Falun Dafa, why it was being persecuted, and that those involved in persecuting the practice would be punished: “People will no longer have an opportunity to quit the CCP and secure a bright future once Jiang Zemin is brought to justice.” I expressed my sincere hope that he would reconsider and withdraw from the Party.
He smiled and agreed to quit. He also said he would let his family members know, too. Master said,
“Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in springRighteous thoughts can save the people in this world” (“The Fa Rectifies The Cosmos” from Hong Yin Vol. II)
While I sent forth righteous thoughts after returning home, tears fell down my face again. I thought of what Master said in “Further Understanding” from Essentials for Further Advancement,
“Do you realize that as long as you're a cultivator, in any environment or under any circumstances, I will use any troubles or unpleasant things you come across—even if they involve work for Dafa, or no matter how good or sacred you think they are—to eliminate your attachments and expose your demon-nature so that it can be eliminated, for your improvement is what's most important.
If you are able to succeed in improving yourself this way, what you do then, with a pure heart, will be the best and most sacred.”
Thank you, Master. Thank you, fellow practitioners!