Our Truth-Clarification Group
(Minghui.org) The Falun Dafa practitioners in our group were already involved in projects, but we were not clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution face-to-face with people. We decided to make Saturday's as our day to do so.
We are all office workers and live in a medium-sized county, with many Falun Dafa practitioners concentrated in only one area. Thus, we decided to include rural areas in our truth-clarification efforts.
We decided to paste stickers on walls and distribute brochures and CDs that had topics such as suing former leader Jiang Zemin who initiated the persecution, the truth behind the firing of high-level officials, and quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Each time before we left, we sent forth righteous thoughts to clear the environment of all the factors that could interfere with our mission.
Everyone carried a large bag with informational materials. At locations, we divide into pairs and walk in different directions to prevent any duplication of efforts.
Sometimes we visit neighboring counties in other provinces because we heard that there were very few practitioners in these areas. After determining the target, we divided our responsibilities. Some sent forth righteous thoughts, others prepared packets of informational materials, and the driver is responsible for navigating. In pairs, we walk from one end of a village to the other end.
We generally chose noontime to distribute materials because people are cooking or resting, and there are fewer pedestrians on the road. We leave brochures at people’s doors, put CDs on parked cars and put stickers on electric poles.
Acting in an Upright Manner
Once in a remote village, Kate (pseudonym) and I distributed materials in an alley. I inserted a brochure into a side door, and Kate put a sticker on an electric pole. After I walked a few steps, the door opened and an elderly lady clutching the brochure shouted loudly, “What are you doing?”
I was at a loss for a moment, but then I told the lady that we were bringing blessings to people. I then talked to her about Dafa, the staged Tiananmen self-immolation, the Party's history of killing and why she should quit the CCP. She flattened the pamphlet, put it in her coat pocket, and quit the Party. Before we moved on, she told us to pay attention to our safety.
However, our thoughts were not that righteous because of our attachments of fear. We might have given people a bad impression when they saw our furtive manner in distributing materials. However, when we are very righteous and face sentient beings in an open and upright manner, wisdom will continually guide us, and our words will be able to unlock the hearts of sentient beings.
Traveling Salesman Agrees to Paste Dafa Stickers on Poles
There were still a few stickers left, so we followed a cement road and went to a village. There was no one on the street, and only an electric three-wheeled vehicle was parked by the road light, so we were about to stick them on an electric pole at an intersection.
When I took out stickers to peel, I heard a voice, "What are you doing?" said a man in the back of the vehicle. We started talking, and I touched upon Falun Dafa. He asked lots of critical questions that I answered patiently.
He claimed to be illiterate, so I told him to remember that “Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance is good.” He asked for informational materials about Dafa, but except for a few stickers, I had already distributed everything else.
Suddenly I had an idea. I showed him a sticker and said that he could affix them to electric poles when he traveled around to let more people know that Falun Dafa is good. He received the stickers with both hands and held them against his chest.
Since he wanted materials, it meant that he was literate. When I asked again, he said he had gone to school for a few years. I then asked him to quit the Young Pioneers and gave him a pseudonym Pingan, meaning peace and safety. His family name was Wang, which meant king, so I told him I would submit the name of Wang Pingan on his behalf.
Giving People a Good Impression
As people are exposed to many Falun Dafa practitioners who are middle-aged and older, they may think that the elderly have nothing to do and thus learn qigong. When they see that there are younger practitioners who are highly educated, they are touched.
Because of this I changed my thinking. I used to wear old clothes when I went out; sometimes the clothes did not even match. Now, I wear clothing as if I am going to work. In fact, this task is more sacred than working, so I should dress decently and give people a good impression.
Clarifying the truth face-to-face is a process of cultivating our hearts and changing concepts, gradually abandoning our human shells.
We have encountered people who were angry or who pushed us out, but there were more people who listened carefully. A simple thank you and a wish for our safety after people understood the truth have made us realize that everything is being accomplished and all the devotion is worthwhile.