Be Rational When Clarifying The Truth
(Minghui.org) Today a fellow practitioner asked me to type a statement written by a non-practitioner, and my heart felt heavy as I typed. I felt sorry that a fellow practitioner who is not rational or compassionate while clarifying the truth cannot save people. On the contrary, they can push people away.
The statement is as follow:
My name is xxx. When a Dafa practitioner clarified the truth to me, I didn’t accept it at that moment, so that Dafa practitioner said, “You will get retribution if you don’t listen to the truth and be saved. When a big disaster comes, you might go to hell.”
I was angry to hear this. Actually, I had already quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations.
However, I just didn’t want to tell her this clearly. I started to say words that were not respectful to Dafa and Master Li.
She again immediately said that I would receive bad retribution. I got even angrier and told her, “The retribution is not for me, it’s for you.”
At the same time, I said some words that slandered Dafa and Master Li. Later, due to the patient persuasion of my mother, I truly realized it was a mistake and a sin.
I wanted to say from my heart, “Master, I was wrong. I apologize to you and Dafa. Please forgive me!” In my heart, I was never against Master Li or Dafa.
I was 20 when my mother started to practice Dafa, and she went to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa in 2000. I went to Beijing to pick her up and paid 15,000 yuan to do so.
The director of the police station also made me pay a fee of 5,000 yuan for another practitioner whom neither my mother nor I knew. I made only 32,500 yuan a year at that time, so this was a lot of money for me.
The director told me that he would ask the other practitioner to return the money to us, but she never did. I also won’t ask for it.
If I am against Dafa, how could I pay the 5,000 yuan for her? It’s impossible.
Anyway, I should not have said words that were not respectful to Dafa or Master Li. I regret this very much and want to make up for this mistake by supporting Dafa.
After reading this statement, I wanted to tell fellow practitioners that we really need to pay attention. We can’t clarify the truth without peaceful and rational behavior!
Where are our compassion and kindness? How should we clarify the truth?
We should follow Master’s guidance.
I remembered that another practitioner wrote in an article, “My fellow practitioner’s heart was good for saving people, but her actual result was destroying people because it’s hard to accept irrational talk in the harsh manner of communist culture.”
They went on to say, “I told this practitioner, 'You kept talking at a high level while people didn’t want to listen, so you’ve made people feel annoyed and they became opposed to you.'"
I think we should communicate with people peacefully and kindly when we clarify the truth. Following the course of nature is a better way.
We can start by chatting about daily things the way normal people would converse. In this way, it’s easier for people to understand and accept our opinions.
Also, it’s easier to open any knot in one’s heart with compassion. Even if they can’t accept it at the moment, at least they won’t feel disgusted with us.