Young Practitioner: Clarifying the Facts at Scenic Spots
(Minghui.org) In March of this year I began clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa to Chinese people at scenic spots in my city. I treasured this opportunity because this was the first time that I stepped out to tell people the facts about Falun Dafa.
At the beginning, I didn't know what to say. I stepped aside, sending righteous thoughts while listening to what other practitioners said to the tourists.
I then realized that I didn't know much about the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I had read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and the Ultimate Goal of Communism but didn't really understand it, and as a result, I was not able to put it into my own words.
Then I did a lot of reading and listened to the audio recordings of the Nine Commentaries and the Ultimate Goal of Communism while I was doing laundry, having meals, and walking. I tried to memorize the contents and would replay the sections if I didn't quite understand them.
With Master Li's strengthening, I was able to work with other practitioners to clarify the facts to Chinese tourists. Other practitioners sent righteous thoughts while I was talking to the tourists.
When the tourists asked me if I was a student, I told them no that I was working for the media. They often admired me because they thought it was not easy for a young girl to gain a foothold in America.
I didn't say those things to show off, as I knew that Master gave all this to me. I said it is because I wanted to give the tourists a good impression of Dafa practitioners so as to make it easy to clarify the facts to them.
Many of them thought practitioners were pitiful and were like the people in the self-immolation incident at Tiananmen Square. Many repeatedly asked me if I practiced Falun Dafa.
I said to them: “Yes, I started to practice when I was a child, and I have been practicing for over 20 years.”
They then looked me up and down, and I then asked them in return: “Do you think I have mental problems or look like someone who sets themselves on fire?” They then became silent.
Making Direct Contact with Chinese People
One day I clarified the facts to a lady who was a lay Buddhist. She listened but didn't believe that the CCP had done so much evil.
I told her that the CCP harvested organs from practitioners for profit, and she asked me to show her evidence. She was shocked when I showed her the names, times, and the addresses of the hospitals that carried out forced organ harvesting.
I also showed her the videos on You Tube about Falun Dafa. She was overwhelmed and expressed her gratitude to me.
She directed me to their gathering point and told me who the person in charge was. She encouraged me to clarify the facts to other people, but I lacked righteous thoughts and felt a bit scared because I had never clarified the truth to a group.
But she kept encouraging me, and so I started to talk to a couple while she helped me and praised me for my kindness. Though not everyone in that group withdrew from the CCP and its affiliated organizations, she hugged me and shook hands with me before she left – Everyone was watching me.
I once came across a couple with their son. I talked to the son first but he didn't listen and interrupted me when I clarified the truth to his parents.
I then talked to other members in the group nearby while waiting for him to leave so that I could help his parents withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. But he stayed.
I asked for help from Master, and he left. I grabbed this opportunity and helped the wife withdraw from the CCP.
The husband continued listening to me and seemed to understand after I finished talking. He agreed to quit the CCP, and I felt happy for them.
One day I tried to clarify the facts to a man sitting on a bench who seemed to be from Mainland China. He did not want to listen to me.
I then touched upon the topics he was interested in, and other practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts nearby. He changed and withdrew from the CCP.
He thanked us for telling him the facts about Falun Dafa and said that practitioners were very kind.
Sometimes I explained the history and characteristics of the buildings in the scenic spots to the Chinese tourists and helped take photos for them. This way I laid a good foundation for clarifying the facts to them later on.
On one occasion we came across three tourists. Two practitioners chatted with two of them and I quietly talked to the third person.
We used different ways to clarify the truth to different people. Some people like to chat while others like to talk quietly.
We talked to them simultaneously so that the three of them understood and agreed to withdraw from the CCP.
One time I met an elderly couple. The husband was against us and argued with practitioners loudly while his wife stood there silently, so I talked to her quietly.
One day on the subway while traveling to work I came across a retired couple who gave me their phone number. I didn't talk to them about Falun Dafa at the time due to my fear.
I regretted this a bit, and I sent a message to their mobile phone but it was not read. I met them on the subway again one week later.
I took this opportunity and helped them withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
I talked to a friend in another state over the phone for over 50 minutes. I told her about our media and talked about Falun Dafa.
She withdrew from the CCP and double checked with me that I would be sure to do that. From then on many old friends came to me through various channels. I knew they came to learn the truth.
Master is compassionate and sends predestined people to me. I realized that when I clarify the truth even to my good friends, I must regard them as ordinary sentient beings and shouldn't take advantage of our relationships being good.
I know that I should clarify the facts with righteous thoughts, and in the process of doing it I found I had many attachments.
For example, I was reluctant to talk to those tourists who looked serious and even had the thought that they would not withdraw from the CCP. This thought was extremely bad.
Sometimes the tourists acted fiercely and I didn't have the patience to continue talking to them. I just wanted to let them go or had such a bad thought as “it is him who doesn't know the truth, not me.”
I knew this kind of thought was not from my true self. I was short of “compassion that would melt steel.”
I realized that when I studied the Fa well, I then had ample righteous thoughts and with Master's help, the sentient beings would withdraw from the CCP one after another. If I didn't study the Fa or do the exercises, the sentient beings wouldn't listen to me when I talked to them.
“Validate the Fa with rationality, clarify the truth3 with wisdom, spread the Fa and save people with mercy—this is establishing the mighty virtue of an Enlightened Being.” (“Rationality” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
It is our responsibility and mission to do the three things well, and waste no time clarifying the facts to people.