Letting Go of Contempt and Hostility
(Minghui.org) I am a 19-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner who stepped into this cultivation practice in 2012. I was honored to attend the Fa Conference in New York and listen to Master’s lecture in May 2016. I felt that practitioners held a great responsibility and my heart was very heavy.
During the Conference activities in New York, I watched the live broadcast on Facebook of the parade celebrating World Falun Dafa Day. The scene was extraordinary. Many practitioners online commented positively, but there were also some Internet users from mainland China who watched it and were disrespectful.
While reading the posts of the latter, I noticed some very disrespectful comments about Dafa and its practitioners made by a person from China. I was very angry at that time, and it brought up contempt and hostility in me.
I continued to read the comments and realized that person was also watching the live broadcast.
The hosts and invited guests talked about Dafa from time to time during the broadcast, and practitioners were also discussing Falun Dafa with him on Facebook. I saw that his attitude started to change. He started to ask questions about Dafa, and practitioners readily answered his questions.
When the live broadcast moved to the topic of “Stop the Live Organ Harvesting” in China, the host and guests began to explain the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) crime of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.
Two witnesses were part of the broadcast. A family member of a military doctor told people that as a Chinese person with a conscience, she had to stand up to disclose this. The second witness was an armed policeman. He witnessed a bloody organ harvesting at a hospital. When he spoke about his experience, he was visibly shaken.
After seeing this, that Chinese person typed on the blog, “Is live organ harvesting a true thing? I didn’t know this!”
From then on, I felt his tone became softer and his attitude changed. Both the host and guest began to talk about the international community's condemnation of the CCP's crimes and solidarity with the call of “Stop the persecution.”
He kept silent for a while. Then suddenly he left this message: “I am sorry to everyone. I was all along cheated by the Party. Only now, I know the truth.”
People on the blog replied one after another, “It’s okay as long as you know the truth.” Some practitioners also tried to persuade him to quit the CCP and its youth organizations.
I burst into tears. I was deeply sorry for my wrong thoughts about this person earlier on. I was also happy that this person now understood the truth.
At the same time, I felt the need to wake up and improve. We should not look only at the surface to judge if a life can be saved or not. I felt ashamed for giving up on him so easily. I felt that I did not fulfill my responsibility. The other practitioners’ tenacity and kindness helped me to more deeply understand what Master has 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 Volume II)
This experience also showed me how the righteous faith of practitioners is awakening the conscience of people.