We Must Consider Others First When We Clarify the Truth
(Minghui.org) When I was clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa, I had three experiences that touched me a lot and made me pay more attention to the needs of others.
First, another practitioner and I went out to tell people the facts about Falun Dafa. We met a woman who was missing part of one hand. She said to her mother, “In the past, I used to call them and they would give me money.” She was right. We had met her several times before, and when she asked us for money, we sometimes helped her out. This time, I checked my pocket and found I only had five yuan. I said, “Here is five yuan for you.”
Her aunt, who was right next to me, stepped forward and hugged me tightly. She said, “You are so nice, but don't just give money away to whoever asks for it. Keep it for yourself. Also, be cautious. They (referring to the people who persecute Dafa disciples) want to arrest you, so you must be careful!”
Seeing tears in her eyes, I said, “You must also remember: ‘Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’”
Next, I went to a grocery market to buy vegetables. At one vendor's stand, there were only two small Chinese cabbages left. I picked one up and asked the price. A woman arrived just then and picked up the remaining cabbage. She stared at the one I was holding. I understood that mine looked more tender and bigger than hers, so I said, “Do you want this one? You can have it.” She took it, paid, and left.
The vendor said, “How can you be so good?”
“I bought vegetables from you yesterday,” I said. “I practice Falun Dafa and told you to remember, ‘Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ I also told you to protect yourself by withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).”
She said, “I did join the CCP.” I asked her to quit, and she said she wanted to. She smiled and said her name was Zhang.
Lastly, one afternoon I was walking down a narrow street by a river and encountered three fellow practitioners. Two of them greeted me and pointed to a man nearby selling ginger. They said, “That man is unwilling to withdraw from the CCP Young Pioneers.” I saw two people picking over the ginger; one of them was the third practitioner.
I said, “He may be focused on his business and didn't understand what you said.”
The practitioner answered, “No, he said he didn't want to resign from that Party youth organization.”
I wondered why the man was being so stubborn and decided to talk to him. I looked over and saw that he didn't have any customers. “How much is a pound of ginger?” I asked. “I want to buy half a pound.”
He quoted the price. Now that I had connected with him, I said, “They advised you to quit the Young Pioneers. Why didn't you?”
He said, “They spent a long time choosing just a few pieces of ginger and were very picky.”
I asked him where he lived and what his name was. After he told me, I asked, “Are you going to renounce the Young Pioneers you joined?"
He said, "Yes, I’ll do it now."
"Cultivators, you know, need to think about others no matter what it is they are doing, and even more so should they think about Dafa." (“Teaching the Fa at the 2004 International Fa Conference in New York”)
A Dafa disciple who wants to explain the facts should, above all, behave well and consider others first. When others see that you are considerate, they will listen to what you say.
I am not talking here about how well I do. Before I became a cultivator, I was a very selfish person. I have benefited a lot from Dafa, so I try to do everything according to Dafa. When I do the small things well, the results turn out to be not so small.