Clarifying the Truth About Falun Dafa at Taiwanese Tourist Sites
(Minghui.org) Greetings, Master and fellow practitioners!
I’m a practitioner from Taiwan who has practiced Falun Dafa for more than ten years. After I began practicing Falun Dafa, I found out that practitioners clarify the truth about their faith to people. I decided to call people in China and tell them about Dafa and the persecution. I felt it was important that they understand the reason for quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. Looking back, I understand that my path was arranged by Master so that I would be successful in my tasks and overcome all hardships with righteous thoughts.
Using Wisdom When Talking about Dafa
I clarified the facts at Taoyuan Airport about eight years ago. I was only passing out fliers at the time. I did not know how to clarify the truth and tell people about quitting the CCP.
A fellow practitioner who had gone to Hong Kong to validate Dafa, and successfully persuaded many Chinese people to quit the CCP, shared his experience at a group Fa study. It touched my heart. I wasn’t able to go to Hong Kong, but I thought, “If a Hong Kong practitioner could call me and teach me how to go about helping someone quit the CCP, that would be great.” My wish came true. A fellow practitioner from Hong Kong called and taught me how to tell the Chinese people about quitting the CCP. It took about a month for me to learn how to do it by myself.
I was fearful at first when I talked to people about quitting the Party. Thus, it wasn’t smooth or effective. But I did not give up. I thought it would be good if one out of ten people I talked to could quit. I improved my skills and was able to clarify the facts more clearly and ask people to withdraw from the Party more successfully.
As soon as I sharpened my skills, I started to clarify the facts at the airport. I told people from the mainland about quitting the CCP. I usually began by telling them that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner.
I once gave a man a Falun Dafa flier and asked, “Sir, have you heard of quitting the CCP and its youth organizations – the Youth League and the Young Pioneers? I guess you are a Party member. (He nodded.) When you joined the Party, you swore to the flag with your fist that you would give your life to the Party. In fact, you swore to God. Have you ever thought about that?”
I continued, “Since the Party took control of the country, China has experienced many revolutions and movements. So many kind people were killed as the Party committed lots of bad deeds. It wasn’t you who did those things, but as a Party member you are also responsible for the crimes committed by the Party.
“Isn’t that unjust? You are a kind man. You shouldn’t allow yourself to become a scapegoat for the Party. I can help you pick an alias, 'Tian Fu.' You should quit the Party to show God that you truly want to disassociate from it. I’m not asking for anything from you and it won’t affect your work. It will only bring you peace, as long as you agree that it is okay. Remember, when facing disaster, recite sincerely, 'Falun Dafa is good.'”
I then told him, “Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa and it has spread to over 100 countries worldwide. Don’t believe the staged Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident. Jiang Zemin has been persecuting practitioners. Organ harvesting is true and is still happening. You should read more about Dafa, because you will be rewarded for learning the truth.” He quit the Party, as did others that listened to our conversation.
Remembering Truth Clarification Incidences
As I recalled my truth clarification efforts, I remembered some incidents that touched my heart. A lady once passed me a note with five names of people that wanted to quit the CCP. They found a way to let us know their sincere wish when they had a chance to visit Taiwan.
A tourist from China left behind his travel itinerary. I saw a phone number on the back of it, so I called the number and asked him to quit the CCP.
A tourist forgot the code needed to open her suitcase. A fellow practitioner helped her figure it out. She thanked us and we clarified the truth and asked her to quit the CCP.
Some Chinese tourists asked me where to find a bus stop. I walked them to the bus stop while I talked about quitting the Party. I also met some women from the mainland who had married Taiwanese. Others were waiting for their family members, as well as some airport personnel from China. Whatever their reason for passing through that airport I gave them fliers and told them about my faith.
I also joined truth clarification efforts at the Cihu tourist site three years ago. At first, there were a lot of tests and interference. But I was able to bring the facts about Dafa to the Chinese people and help them quit the Party.
Some Chinese people did not believe me and got on the bus. But I did not give up. When they got off the bus, I talked to them about Dafa, and they agreed to quit the Party.
I helped some people take photos, which gave me an opportunity to tell them about withdrawing from the CCP. Some people were car sick or had twisted an ankle, so they stayed at the rest area. This was an excellent opportunity to clarify the truth to them.
One time almost everyone in a tour group was a Party member and refused to listen to me or accept my Dafa fliers. A lizard happened to show up, and some women were scared. I said, “The lizard won’t hurt you, yet you are so scared. You should be scared of catastrophes. You are all Party members and if you don’t quit, when punishment is meted out against the CCP, you will become a scapegoat for the CCP. Isn’t that dangerous?”
Some people understood what I said and wanted to quit the CCP. Someone told me, “I spent 30,000 yuan to join the CCP and now you ask me to quit? How is that possible?”
I said, “Quitting the Party won’t affect your job. It’s to show the divinities that you reject the vow you made. If you remain a member, you will have to pay for all of the crimes committed by the CCP. He walked away. But when he came to take a rest at the pavilion, he heard me talking about Dafa and the CCP to a lady.
I turned to him and said, “Sir, these others will have peace in their lives. When the disasters come, the gods will protect her. Don’t be afraid. You can quit too using an alias. I don’t want anything from you. I just hope you have peace in your future.” He agreed to quit the CCP.
Believing in the Fa Allows Coordination as One Body
Three years ago I was only able to ask very few people to quit the Party. At that time, Taiwan had just voted in a new government, and the economy wasn’t good in China. The number of the Chinese tourists dropped drastically, and so did the number of people who quit the Party. I wished that other practitioners could join me in my truth clarification efforts.
Before long, I met some Vietnamese practitioners who wanted to learn how to ask the Chinese people to quit the Party. We shared experiences and I encouraged them to learn Chinese. We also told them that it’s important to let the Chinese people know the facts about Falun Dafa first, then talk about quitting the Party.
The Vietnamese practitioners had very strong righteous thoughts and wanted to learn the skills. After one year they were able to speak some Chinese. With the help of large truth clarification boards and a documentary playing on television screens, they could help Chinese people quit the CCP.
They were coordinating very well at the tourist sites by the time two years had passed. Some held the boards, some passed out fliers, some talked to Chinese people, and some sent forth righteous thoughts. Some could ask about 30 Chinese people to quit the CCP, while there were others who could help 100 people quit the Party.
All this came from believing in the Fa and coordinate as one body. As long as we have the heart to clarify the truth, Master will strengthen our abilities.
Improving Truth Clarification Efforts
I told our Vietnamese practitioners, “I wish that Taiwanese practitioners could do the same as you, and improve as one body.”
Surprisingly, a few days later, my wish materialized. The Cihu tourist site coordinator notified me that the NTD television station was going to do an interview at the site, and I would be one of the interviewees.
I discussed the current situation of the Taiwan tourist sites with the coordinator. I mentioned that many practitioners lacked enthusiasm after doing truth clarification for a while and were reluctant to talk to Chinese people. We agreed that we needed to strengthen our truth clarification efforts, share experiences so as to help the Chinese people quit the Party, and let fellow practitioners understand its importance.
The general coordinator and each regional coordinator of the Taiwan tourist sites had discussions. Many practitioners realized that to save time and for better results, we should first ask the Chinese tourists if they already knew the facts about Dafa. We could then talk about quitting the Party based on each person’s situation.
At the annual “Taiwan Tourist Site Coordinators Experience Sharing Conference” in May of this year, we provided training on how to improve our skills. We also formed groups for experience sharing on quitting the CCP for practitioners who wanted to learn and would thus have a platform to talk to more experienced practitioners. Practitioners at the Taipei 101 site for their area then invited me to share my experiences. We planned to have multiple sites provide training for the effort.
Teaching Skills for Truth Clarification
I had misunderstandings about experience sharing and thus did not like sharing what I did in truth clarification, as I thought it was showing off. I then realized that hidden behind this thought was selfishness and being afraid of losing fame. The tourist site coordinator encouraged me to share more of my rich experience about asking people to quit the Party. She invited me to her region to share my experiences.
After my sharing, some practitioners were willing to work in shifts at the tourist site, and some who had been slacking off in cultivation came back and wanted to help at the tourist site.
I also shared my experience with my local practitioners. There was one practitioner who immediately wanted to go to the site to tell the Chinese people about quitting the Party. She told me that when she was speaking to the Chinese tourists, other practitioners were watching her and also wanted to learn from her.
One practitioner from the mid-Taiwan region learned about the importance of talking to people. She was willing to improve and no longer just handed out fliers.
The experience sharing woke up some practitioners’ righteous thoughts. The latest sharing efforts also helped me understand the importance of experience sharing, so I paid more attention to it. Sharing can make us form a cohesive body, whose power is beyond imagination.
During my years of truth clarification at tourist sites, I also experienced some interference and bottlenecks at different times. A couple of years ago at the Taoyun Airport bus station, I did not know how to talk to people at first. Looking within, I realized that I was slow at getting rid of my human notions, had a strong attachment to comfort, wasted a lot of time, and made Master worry about me.
After many conversations with other practitioners we realized that it was time to improve our xinxing. We needed to achieve a higher cultivation level. After realizing this and improving my xinxing, I was able to respond to people faster, and could quickly ask Chinese people to withdraw from the CCP. The number of people who quit didn’t decrease due to fewer tourists visiting Taiwan, but my attachments had stopped me from being more effective.
Sharing Helps Form the One Body
Because I studied the Fa well, I was able to pass all the tests and interference I experienced over the past years. Spending a lot of time studying and reciting the Fa has also helped me greatly. No matter how difficult the xinxing tests or the tribulations were, I was persistent in truth-clarification at the tourist sites.
“Cultivate with the heart you once had, and success is certain.” (“Fa Teaching on World Falun Dafa Day”)
I enlightened that it is like pebbles rolling in the water – if they stopped rolling, the moss will grow on them and they are hard to clean. It’s my mission to clarify the truth. With righteous thoughts and Master’s strengthening, I have been able to overcome all the difficulties I faced.
“Cultivation and Fa-rectification are serious. Whether you are able to treasure this period of time is, in fact, a matter of whether you can be responsible to yourselves. This period of time will not last long, but it can forge the mighty virtue of magnificent Enlightened Beings, Buddhas, Daos, and Gods of different levels, and even Lords of different levels. It can also destroy overnight a cultivator who has reached a really high level but who has become less strict with himself. Disciples, be diligent! Everything that’s the most magnificent and the most wonderful is developed in the process of your validating Dafa. Your vows will become testaments of your future.” (“Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Disciples” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Before closing, I would like to share that global fellow practitioners cultivate diligently, improve their xinxing, persevere in various Dafa projects, as well as achieve our mission of assisting Master in Fa-rectification.
(Presented at the 2018 Washington DC Fa Conference)