Letting People Know about Falun Dafa Over the Phone
(Minghui.org) Many Falun Dafa practitioners in our area have joined the project that makes phone calls to people to let them know the facts about Falun Dafa. Only a few practitioners were calling people that work in the judiciary, so I decided to assist in this effort.
I naturally had a very loud voice, and an entire room of people could hear me when I spoke. I tried to lower my voice, but it affected my breathing. I later realized that my having a loud voice was due to my attachment to being anxious, and easily being agitated. I blamed it on the indoctrination by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
After I had this thought, I could talk more softly and breathe easily.
From then on when I made phone calls, I was able to lower my voice and slow my speed when talking. As a result, my voice became pleasant sounding.
A person who I spoke to on the phone and quit the CCP said, “Your voice is very nice. You sound very kind.”
Another person on the phone asked my age. When I told him that I was over 50, he was surprised and thought that I was in my 30s.
“I have not only taught you Dafa, but have also left you my demeanor. While working, your tone of voice, your kindheartedness, and your reasoning can change a person’s heart, whereas commands never could!” (in “Clearheadedness” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
It is Good When Attachments are Exposed
My attachments to showing off, fame, and “self” were exposed when making phone calls. I would feel good and proud of myself when practitioners praised me or congratulated me when I told them how many people I had helped to quit the CCP.
I always showed off. I wanted to let people know that I was a good speaker. I also looked down on other practitioners. When a fellow practitioner helped more people to quit the CCP than I did, I was jealous and upset, even though I told her that I was happy for her.
I knew that these thoughts were bad, and so I got rid of them when they appeared. Because I had the desire to help Teacher rectify the Fa, Teacher helped me.
I felt that having my attachments exposed was a good thing.
“The entire cultivation process for a cultivator is one of constantly giving up human attachments.” (Zhuan Falun)
I remember when I first started making phone calls, I wanted to fight with people when they badmouthed Falun Dafa, called me names, or threatened me. I argued and yelled at them. I resented them.
I even thought about giving up working on the project, but realized that I was not acting in accordance with the Fa's standard for a cultivator, and I was afraid that I might fall behind in my cultivation
Through studying the Fa diligently, I corrected myself.
“While they're clarifying the facts some students often run into people who don't want to listen, don't accept things, or are even antagonistic. You shouldn't let one person's opposition be a mental setback for you or make you lose the courage to save sentient beings. A Dafa disciple... what's a Dafa disciple? He's a being created by the most magnificent Fa, (enthusiastic applause) and he's rock-solid and as indestructible as diamond. How could a few words from an ordinary, bad person count for anything? "However evil you are, you can't change me. I simply must accomplish my historic mission, and I must do what a Dafa disciple should do."” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Washington DC Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference IV)
Nothing could sway me anymore. I was no longer affected when someone refused to listen or called me names. I remained calm and just listened. I sent righteous thoughts to clear away the old force factors controlling them and said, “My friend, you have finished your speech and you called me names. Let me say something too. I truly care about you. I wish you a safe and happy future.”
Most people would take it well, and some were a bit embarrassed. I said that I was sorry to bother them, but the phone call was very important, and I would not be doing them justice if I didn't tell them the facts about Falun Dafa.
Then they would listen to the message about quitting the CCP. Some quit, while some did not. I recommended that they read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.
Talking to a Head of the Procuratorate
I once called a domestic security police officer, and we talked for about five minutes. He quit the CCP and said: “You should keep making phone calls. Don't give up. There are still many people waiting to hear from you.” Teacher encouraged me through this man's words.
Another time, a person remained silent after I had finished talking. So, I kept on talking about what Falun Dafa is, how it has spread all around the world, how the CCP was established, and how they have persecuted millions of people. I explained why Jiang Zemin, the former head of the CCP persecuted Falun Dafa, why he was found guilty by the international courts, and that people are filing criminal complaints against him to the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate.
In the end, he told me that he worked for the Procuratorate.
“Being a member of the judicial branch,” I said, “you need to choose a good future for yourself and your family. Over 2.8 million people have quit the CCP. Many people in the judicial branch have quit, and also protect practitioners as much as they can. Many practitioners have been released by the Procuratorate staff in different cities and provinces. One such case happened to be in a city in your province.”
“I know,” he said.
“You are an intelligent person,” I continued. “Don't become a scapegoat for Jiang's regime. All high officials in the government are drawing lines between them and Jiang Zemin. Now, all officials are being held responsible for anything they do while in a given position. It doesn't matter if one retires or switches jobs.”
He knew what I mentioned and decided to quit the CCP. He also told me that he was a leader in the Procuratorate, and would be retiring in five years.
I suggested that he make good use of the five years to protect practitioners. It would be a great deed. I told him to get his relatives and friends to quit the CCP as well.
He told me not to worry, and that he knew what to do.