Reaching People with Our Hearts
(Minghui.org) When I first started practicing Falun Dafa I didn’t really know how to clarify the facts, so I later went out with other practitioners and saw how they did it. I also read articles from Minghui Weekly and fellow practitioners’ experience sharing on the Minghui website, and slowly learned how to effectively talk to people about Falun Dafa.
Many people have been deceived by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) lies and propaganda about Falun Dafa. It is our responsibility to tell them the truth, so that they can be saved.
I would like to share my experience with regard to saving sentient beings by clarifying the facts. Please kindly point out anything that is improper in my sharing below.
Having Concern for Others
I once spoke to a custodian, who was quite elderly, about Falun Dafa. I was kind and sincere to him, and said, “Hi, you have swept this place really clean. Please take a break since it is so hot. I would like to tell you something very important. Have you heard that one can be safe after quitting the CCP and its youth organizations?”
The man answered, “It's already been 40 years since I became a Party member. Why should I quit it? A few days ago, a lady tried to persuade me to quit the Party, but I refused.”
“She was only looking out for you!” I replied. “On seeing that people are facing danger, she told you how to avoid it so that your life will be safe. The CCP has committed many bad deeds since it came to power. It rules by deceiving people, and using violence. Jiang Zemin [the former head of the CCP] has taken the lead in corruption, and is now persecuting good people that cultivate the Buddha Fa. So heaven will destroy the CCP. If you don't quit the Party, you will be destroyed with it, and this would be truly terrifying!”
“OK. I understand,” he said. “I will quit it.”
I then told him to remember “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and gave him some informational materials about Falun Dafa. He said that he would read them when he got home.
Using a Pure Heart Allows People to Understand the Truth
I had been walking around and talking to people for quite some time. I felt tired and wanted to take a break. I saw a young man sitting on a bench playing with his cell phone. I walked over and asked if I could sit next to him. He agreed.
I told him that he seemed very polite and respectful, and asked how he was doing. The young man said, “Things are not going well. I used to run a fruit shop, but I had to return it to the landlord when the lease expired. I am now looking for another business, but it's very hard.”
“I would like to tell you a good thing,” I said. “If you sincerely repeat ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good' and 'Falun Dafa is good’ and quit the CCP and its youth organizations, you will be rewarded. It's very difficult for young people to develop their own business. Many bosses and successful people now believe that Falun Dafa is good and have quit the CCP. They have been rewarded because of this. It is because Falun Dafa is the righteous way – it is the Buddha Law. As long as you repeat these words in earnest, Gods and Buddhas will know it. You will be protected by gods and be saved by Dafa’s Master.”
The man told me that he had joined the CCP’s youth organizations, and that he believed in Jesus. I said to him, “You believe in Jesus, who is a god, but you are a member of the Party. The CCP is against gods and Buddhas, and believes in atheism. When you joined the CCP's organizations you received a ‘mark of the beast.’ Even if Jesus wanted to help you, he can't do it. Only by withdrawing from the CCP and having the mark erased can you be saved and taken care of by gods.”
He said, “I have believed in Jesus for many years, but he hasn’t been able to take care of me. I want to quit the CCP and remove the mark. Then Jesus will protect me!”
I helped him to quit using an alias, and told him, “Only Falun Dafa’s Master is offering salvation to people. Please remember that ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good', and 'Falun Dafa is good'.”
I wished this man the best, and he thanked me.
The Power of Compassion
I saw a woman, who looked like she was in her fifties. She was holding a baby in her arms, and was under the shade of a tree. I greeted her and admired her baby. She was very happy to hear me praising her grandson. I said, “It seems that I have seen you somewhere before, and feel that we have a predestined relationship.” She told me that I also looked familiar, but she couldn't recall where we may have met.
I told her, “Perhaps we were sisters in our previous lives. That’s why we feel very close at first sight.”
“You are older than me, and so is my elder sister,” she replied.
“You are my younger sister,” I said.
I couldn’t hold back the tears running down my face when I called her “younger sister.” She was also moved to tears.
I clarified the facts to this “younger sister” and invited her to quit the CCPs organizations. She wholeheartedly said that she would quit!
“Congratulations! Please repeat as often as possible: ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good', and 'Falun Dafa is good',” I said. She assured me that she would.
As the power of compassion touched her heart and disintegrated the bad factors behind her in other dimensions, it was easier for me to persuade her to quit the CCP and its youth organizations.
On another occasion I came upon a woman, who looked to be in her sixties. She was sitting outside a shop. She looked intelligent and well dressed, which put me in a dilemma of whether to talk to her or not. I sensed fear in me.
“In whatever you do you should carry it through to the end, do it well, and if you intend to save someone, then go ahead and save him. When someone is placed before you, there isn’t a choice—you’re wrong if you become selective in terms of saving people. As long as he is someone you run into, you should save him, regardless of his position or social status, or whether he be the president or a beggar. In the eyes of gods, beings are equal. Social status is just a distinction made in human society.” (“What is a Dafa Disciple”)
Master’s great compassion and benevolence helped me to increase my righteous thoughts.
I walked over and kindly greeted her: “Hello, you have bought so many vegetables. It seems that you are very good at taking care of your family.”
“Yes,” she answered, “What will my family eat if I don’t do the shopping!”
We chatted for a while, and she told me that she was originally from Nanjing and had come here to retire. She thought of coming here to lead a relaxed life, but now she has to look after her family using her own money.
I expressed my sorrow at her situation, and we started talking about how disheartening the current social environment is. I said, “The CCP has completely destroyed our good traditions such as respecting parents, benevolence, righteousness, propriety, and trustworthiness. The whole society is messed up. Human morality is declining so rapidly that people have no sense of security. In this social chaos, only those who believe in Buddhas can receive comfort for their soul. The Teacher of Falun Dafa offers salvation to people. Please seize this rare opportunity and sincerely repeat, ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good and Falun Dafa is good.’ At the same time, please quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, and then you will be protected by gods!
I continued, “The Chinese people believe there is a connection between heaven and earth, and that people in the world are linked with gods. If you respect Buddhas, believe in Buddhas, and are connected to them, Buddhas will naturally take care of you and help you, and your life will have a better future.”
The woman told me that she was a Party member and would like to quit it. I wished her happiness and a good life.
“You are really kind,” she said. “I hope we can chat again in the future?”
I answered, “Yes, we will! We will see each other again because we have a predestined relationship.”
I have come across many touching stories when talking to people about Falun Dafa.
Many people are so kind and polite. However, I have also run into some sad situations, where people have been cursing me, shouting at me and wanting to report me to the police. Whenever such situations occur, I remind myself to remain compassionate and peaceful.
I should always concentrate on saving more people by using righteous thoughts, and every thought of mine should be guided by the Fa. I must continually upgrade myself by cultivating well. No matter how long the Fa-rectification will last, as long as it doesn’t end, I will try my best to save more people.