Examining My Cultivation State When Clarifying the Truth
(Minghui.org) Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, said,
“The reason that you cannot achieve tranquility is that your mind is not empty and you have not reached that high a level, which can only be achieved step by step. It goes hand in hand with the level of your improvement. When you give up attachments, your level will be upgraded, and your ability to concentrate will also improve.”
In genuine cultivation practice one must cultivate the heart: Only when you upgrade your xinxing can you attain a clear and clean mind, and a state free of intention... (Zhuan Falun)
Before I began making phone calls to China to let people know about Falun Dafa and the persecution, I did not truly understand what Master said in the above two paragraphs. However, I now understand that we must strive forward diligently, elevate our levels as quickly as possible, and walk our cultivation path well, so that we can assist Master to rectify the Fa.
Making Phone Calls to China
I first send forth righteous thoughts and study the Fa before turning on my computer to find the list of the phone numbers linked to officials who are involved in persecuting Dafa practitioners.
I also calm my mind and get rid of any concerns or fear I may have. I only have one thought: to help people understand that truth about Falun Dafa, and to get them to stop persecuting practitioners.
The first phone call I made on one particular day was to a police officer. Although the call only lasted a few minutes, I knew that he was listening attentively as I spoke about Falun Dafa.
The next two calls were also made to police officers who had actively participated in arresting and beating practitioners.
Officer Yang was shouting and swearing at me, but I did not let it affect me and I continued to talk to him kindly. In the end he said, “I'm so sorry, I must not swear at you.”
The fourth call was to an officer who had been arresting practitioners for a long time. He picked up the call and quietly listened to me for several minutes.
I called him several times, and he listened for longer each time after I told him that judges from 13 provinces have either refused to accept Falun Gong cases or refused to charge them with anything.
The last call I made was to a female guard at a brainwashing center who was involved in “transforming” practitioners.
She did not believe that she had done anything wrong, and said, “We haven't physically assaulted anyone or sworn at them. We also haven't injected them with unknown drugs. We only try to reason things out with Falun Gong practitioners.”
I then brought up the issue of forced organ harvesting from living practitioners and practitioners being imprisoned or tortured to death, but she denied everything. She claimed not to have witnessed anything that I had talked about.
Our conversation lasted almost an hour, but she still did not agree that she participated in the persecution of practitioners.
Before finishing our conversation she said that she wanted me to call her again, and kept saying that she wished to be convinced during our conversation. I knew that it was her true self that was calling for help.
The next day at work, I looked inward and re-examined my cultivation state. I realized that the many projects or things that I do to clarify the facts may not have met our Master's requirements.
When we make phone calls to China, the people cannot see us, so it is important that they feel our righteousness and kindness. We can then eliminate the old force elements behind them and help them learn about the persecution. The success of everything we do comes down to our cultivation state and level.