Clarify the Truth with Kindness
(Minghui.org) I have been clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa for over almost two decades, ever since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Dafa in 1999. In my experience, it is important to keep a compassionate heart and be kind to our fellow Chinese who have been influenced by the CCP's slanderous propaganda.
Master said in “Hurry Up And Tell Them” in Hong Yin Volume II:
“As Dafa disciples clarify the truthSharp swords shoot forth from their mouthsTearing open the rotten demons’ liesLose no time and save them,hurry up and tell them”
I know that we need to inform people of the facts of the persecution with wisdom and kindness.
Mother-in-Law and Village Officers
I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1999. The head of my village visited me after the CCP fabricated the Tiananmen Square self-immolation. I wasn't home, so he threatened my mother-in-law, saying he would send me to a forced labor camp, eliminate my son's post in the army, and deny him his right to go to college.
My mother-in-law was scared to death. She had harsh words for me as soon as I got home, “Kneel down! Burn the [Falun Dafa] book right now.” I said, “I have no problem kneeling down in front of you, but I will not burn the book.”
I reminded her that she’d witnessed how I became healthy after I started practicing Falun Dafa. Even she and my father-in-law were pain-free in recent years although they had retired earlier due to sickness.
Master said, “With one person practicing, the whole family benefits.” (Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia)
I told my mother-in-law, “Our entire family has benefited from Falun Dafa. We have to be grateful to Falun Dafa and not harm it.”
She told me how the head of village had threatened her. I went to see the village head and said, “Please don't visit my family. My parents-in-law are upset. I will take full responsibility for my own choice. Don't forget that we elected you. I haven't done anything bad. Don't persecute one of your own residents for your own political advantage.”
The head of the village, the CCP secretary, and the head of the police department waited for me on my way to work the following morning. They took me to the police station and asked me what I thought about the Tiananmen Square self-immolation.
“I know that you are more experienced than I am. How many people died during the Cultural Revolution? Isn’t it necessary to tell lies to justify such acts of persecution? The CCP staged the self-immolation and blamed Falun Dafa practitioners for it,” I responded.
“You all know me. I didn't pay my taxes for 10 years. After I started to practice Falun Dafa, I regained my health and went back to work. I paid all the taxes I owed for a decade in one lump sum. I wouldn't have done that if Falun Dafa didn't teach me to be kind and honest.”
They all knew that I was telling the truth. With a smile, the head of the police department said, “You have really benefited from the practice. OK, go ahead and continue.”
An Encounter in the Market
I once met a woman at the market and handed her an informational pamphlet. “Would you like to look at this?” I asked. She saw the cover story about suing the former head of the CCP, Jiang Zemin. She yelled, “How dare you sue Jiang? He is the chairman of the nation. Aren't you afraid that I will report you to the police?”
I responded with a smile, “No, I'm not afraid. I wouldn't offer you this if I were. We all make our own choices, and so do the police. Don't we see now how ridiculous the Cultural Revolution was? Falun Dafa is the Buddha Law. It teaches people to be kind. I'm just exercising my right to freedom of belief protected by the Chinese Constitution. Those who carrry out the persecution are the criminals.”
I spoke loudly but with a calm heart and a peaceful smile as quite a few bystanders gathered around. I continued, “How many people died as result of the Cultural Revolution? Teachers were dragged out of their classrooms during lectures and were humiliated and criticized.
“The CCP labeled teachers 'Stinking Intellectuals' because it deemed those who were educated a hindrance to its lying about Chinese history in educational materials. It wanted to make teachers tremble in fear and abandon the idea of upholding the truth. Likewise, the CCP persecutes Falun Dafa practitioners because they practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and their minds are free of Party control. The history of the CCP is a history of killing. Chinese killing Chinese must end! We should all be rational and stop helping the bad guys.”
The bystanders looked at me, agreement and inspiration reflected in their eyes. The woman I’d first approached smiled and whispered, “Not so loud. The police may come...” I asked her not to worry and gave her a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.
“This book records the true history of China. It is very precious. Please take it and pass it on after you read it. We are Chinese, with 5,000 years of civilization behind us. We are not the offspring of Karl Marx.”
I told her about quitting the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. Others also asked for the book because they heard me talking about it with the woman. Quite a few of them asked me to help them quit the CCP.
Change of Attitude
I once offered a pamphlet to two women. One of them snatched it and threw it on the ground, saying, “We believe in Jesus. Get lost!”
I picked up the brochure and said calmly, “I'm not asking you to convert. I offered you the facts about the persecution of Falun Dafa. Jesus is a god. Communists are atheists. How can Jesus take care of you if you are a member of the CCP? Does Jesus teach you to treat others like this?” She left without a word.
I ran into her again two days later and smiled as I greeted her, “Hi, would you like to read my brochure?” She seemed touched and responded, “I'm so sorry. I treated you rudely last time, but you are still so nice to me.” She took a copy and said, “I will read it. Thank you!”
Master's words in Hong Yin Volume II came to my mind,
“Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in springRighteous thoughts can save the people in this world” (“The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos”)
The above sharing is limited to my current level. Thank you, Master, for your compassionate salvation. Thank you, fellow practitioners, for your help.