The “Knocking on Doors” Campaign Is Another Opportunity to Tell People about Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) There have been many cases of “door-knocking” harassment in our area in the past two months. On the surface, this is a bad thing. At this stage of the Fa-rectification, how could police and community agents still be coming to practitioners' homes to take pictures or verify whether someone is still practicing Falun Gong?
Thanks to the Minghui website, we know which articles of law have been violated and how to handle this situation. We remember what Teacher said at the latest Fa conference in New York about “beating them at their own game:”
“Fa-rectification in the cosmos has come to this stage today, and it is truly reaching the end, and furthermore, it is already making the transition to the stage in which the Fa rectifies the human world.”
“Using the old forces’ words, mainland China is like the Supreme Daoist’s dan-tempering furnace, and that fire must burn fiercely so as to forge true gold. ” (“Fa Teaching at the New York Fa Conference on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Dafa’s Introduction to the Public”)
From studying the Fa, we know that the progress of our cultivation goes hand in hand with the progress of Fa-rectification. When people knock on our door, it's a good opportunity for us to strengthen our righteous thoughts and save them. We need to make good use of this opportunity and tell people the facts about Falun Gong, thereby turning a bad thing into a good thing.
Using The Law to Defend Our Constitutional Rights
Local practitioners made copies of the articles of law that the “knocking on doors ” campaign violates and distributed them to other practitioners. Some memorized them so that they could talk about them comfortably. Those who were elderly or had a hard time memorizing them just read them to the police officers and community agents when they came to visit.
Throughout the years of persecution, the police and other officials have done a lot of unjust and unlawful things. But we do not fight with them and just try to tell them the facts.
Police Officers' Attitudes Change
These officers had nothing to say in response to our questions. When one practitioner told a policeman, “Taking pictures violates Article 100 of the “General Civil Law,” the officer quickly excused himself and left.
A few community agents and a policeman left after a practitioner read the articles of law to them. They then came back the next day to ask for a copy of the articles so they could show them to other agents.
Some police officers who visited practitioners greeted them when they saw them on the street. They told the practitioners that they did not willingly harass them, that they had been forced to by their superiors.
They said they truly felt the kindness of practitioners, who never complained in spite of being treated so badly. All the practitioners did was to tell them the facts about Falun Gong. They thought that the practitioners were very knowledgeable when they spoke. Even the elderly ladies, who were poorly educated, spoke fluently. The police were very respectful of practitioners when they spoke to them.
Turning a Bad Thing Into a Good Thing
Whether the “door-knocking” campaign was good or bad on the surface, it turned out to be a good thing. Practitioners were able to present the articles of law they violated to derail the campaign, uphold justice, and validate Dafa.
This campaign was also a good opportunity for practitioners' families to be reminded that Falun Gong is protected by the Constitution. When police showed to harass them, they felt more confident about standing up for practitioners and Falun Gong.
“No matter what it is you have encountered as you've gone about validating the Fa, it is all, I will tell you, a good thing--and that's especially so in these years of persecution--for those things have come about specifically because you do cultivation. Those ordeals and the suffering, no matter how great or harsh you find them to be, are good things, because they take place solely on account of your cultivation. A person can eliminate karma and shed human attachments when he goes through ordeals, and through ordeals he can improve.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2008 New York Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference VIII)
When we remember that we are practitioners, this “knocking on doors” campaign is a good thing!