Overcoming Attachments to Comfort and Reaching Out to People in China
(Minghui.org) I called a fellow Falun Dafa practitioner one time to ask them if they were going to go to Fa study, but she was taking a nap. She later told me that she took a nap every day. She joked that Master (the founder of Falun Dafa) allowed her to do that because she did not cultivate well. I told her that she should not say this because Master works so hard to save us.
I did my household chores after returning home from work the following day, and then took a two-hour nap. I did not do the exercises that day either. I was tired again the next day and took another nap. I was also very sleepy during Fa study that night.
This situation went on for some time. I thought about what I said to the other practitioner, and realized that this was interference in my cultivation due to my erroneous thinking about the other practitioner.
“There is this saying: "The great Fa is boundless." Cultivating it depends entirely on your heart. As to how high your cultivation level can reach, it all depends on your endurance and your ability to bear hardships.” (Zhuan Falun)
I can endure a lot of hardship when it comes to my work, but when it comes to cultivation I seem to lack determination. I envied the other practitioner for taking a nap, but I know that I should not be attached to rest and seeking comfort.
Making Phone Calls to China
I started making phone calls to people in Jilin Province, China, to tell the people there about Falun Dafa. Before making the calls I study the Fa and do the exercises.
However, when I first started I felt sleepy and weak just before I was about to make the calls. The old forces in other dimensions were trying to prevent me from making the calls, so I sent forth righteous thoughts for half an hour to eliminate the interference. Energy started to fill my body, and I was able to proceed with making the calls.
No one answered my first two calls, and I felt helpless. I stopped to send righteous thoughts again and calm myself down. When I called again, the receptionist at a prison answered the phone. I first wished her well and then started telling her about Falun Dafa. She listened for about a minute and then hung up. I called her again.
In fact, I called her over 30 times that night, and only a few times did she not pick up. Although she did not respond, on and off, she did hear some facts. A good start.
Typically, I first tell the person that people are filing lawsuits against Jiang Zemin, the former leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), for initiating the persecution of Falun Dafa. I also speak about current issues in China, and then about the persecution.
When one person picked up the phone, I said, “Friend, I'm sorry, I'm not good at making speeches, but what I have to say is very important. Can you give me five minutes of your time?” He listened for over 20 minutes.
Wanting to Learn Falun Dafa
On one occasion, I told the person on the other end that over 200,000 people have filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin using their real names.
After talking for a while, he asked me, “Why does the government oppose Falun Dafa?”
“Jiang was jealous of the large number of people practicing Dafa and thus banned it,” I replied. “Actually, six members of the Politburo Standing Committee opposed Jiang's persecution, because many of their relatives and friends were practicing Dafa, and they knew that this cultivation practice was good.”
I continued, “What you hear and see inside China is not true, and is used to incite hatred against Falun Dafa. This is why we make phone calls to people in China to let them know the truth.”
I told him about the study by Qiao Shi, the former chairman of the People's Congress, and that he concluded that Falun Dafa benefits the country and the people. The State Sports General Administration also conducted research on Dafa for its health benefits and found that a large percentage of people who learned the practice recovered from serious illnesses.
He understood what I said and told me that he also wanted to practice Dafa. I told him that I would send him details of how he can break through the Internet firewall to gain access to more information about Falun Dafa. He did not hang up until I said goodbye.