Practitioners: Let's Do a Truth Clarification “Relay Race” and Save More People
(Minghui.org) I recently overheard two practitioners saying that saving people was difficult. This motivated me to find ways to overcome the difficulty.
The Chinese people are relentlessly indoctrinated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Their minds are poisoned. But as Dafa practitioners with historic missions, we cannot give up on them and should not be discouraged.
When we first clarify the truth to someone, the person may not initially understand the ramifications of what we are saying. Another practitioner can later help clear this person's mind of the Party's deceptive lies.
If we view it like a “relay race,” we will be successful in clarifying the truth. If everyone hurries to save sentient beings, we can save more people.
Never Too Late to Dispell CCP Indoctrination
The year after I was persecuted in 2011, my parents and I went to a wedding for a relative who lived in another area. At that time, my cultivation state was very poor, and I looked much older.
I knew that my cultivation level had fallen, so I didn’t want to go. But I decided otherwise, because relatives I rarely saw would be there.
I used to be a successful professional. After being persecuted, some of my relatives were unsympathetic. They thought I had given up a good life in order to oppose the CCP, which negatively affected my ability to save people.
One thing had a profound impact on me. After the wedding, I went to the kitchen to clarify the truth to my eldest aunt, who was cooking.
I told her a story about a tsunami and asked her, “If the tsunami came and I told you to escape, would you run?” “Of course,” she said. She made the connection to what I was imparting and instantly quit the Young Pioneers, a CCP youth organization. While I was wondering why she quit, my aunt explained that one of her classmates practices Falun Dafa and had clarified the truth to her many times. This made me understand that my aunt’s decision to quit the CCP organization was aided by the efforts of other practitioners.
I just put in a little additional effort, and my aunt then finally understood. Therefore, practitioners should not be afraid when they can not clarify the truth well, say, if they hadn’t cultivated well. If you speak up, it is an opportunity. If you don’t speak, there may be no other chance.
Seven years have now passed, seven years of the CCP indoctrinating the people of China. There are still ways, however, to counter that mass brainwashing.
Clarifying the Truth Slowly
I once packed a large potted plant that I'd raised, along with several small pots, to give to a friend. I wanted to get rid of my attachment to flowers.
When I got in the taxi, the driver was a very kind, elderly man. We started to talk about the flowers. The man said that his family also liked to raise flowers, but the flowers always died.
I told him about my experience of raising flowers and then changed the topic and asked him if he believed in God. He seemed to become defensive right away. He said he did not. I knew that he reacted this way because he was afraid of the CCP.
It seemed some practitioners had told him the facts about Falun Dafa, and he was afraid that I would tell him about Falun Dafa again. I felt I shouldn’t be anxious but that I tell him the truth about Falun Dafa with wisdom.
“This is not an ordinary plant,” I said. “It is used in the West to drive away evil. It is also used in many religious rituals. It has a special fragrance. If you don’t believe it, you can touch it, and your hands will have this scent. Thus, many people like this plant very much.”
In order to eliminate his defensiveness, I touched it with my hand and smelled it. I then felt that his defensiveness was gone. He smiled and said, “No need to even touch it. When you brought it into my car, I could smell the fragrance.”
I had seen him smoking before I got into the taxi, so I said, “The plant is also good for people who smoke. It is not only helpful for people with heart and lung problems, but it can also be used for cooking and making tea, and it will enhance children’s memory when they study.”
“Wow, that’s amazing,” the driver said. “Then this pot of flowers could be worth 180 yuan.”
I told him before that it would cost 30 yuan if he bought it in the market, but it was not sold in our region. He relaxed and appeared more trusting, so I began to tell him the truth about Falun Dafa.
“You know,” I said, “God does exist. It is just that people cannot see Him, just like we cannot see the air. Plants are also able to understand people, and they even have ‘telepathy,’ that is, they know what you think. Many scientists are doing research in this area.”
He nodded, so I gave some examples. The more he listened, the more interested he became.
I eventually told him that I practiced Falun Dafa. At first he was a bit surprised and told me not to be deceived. I told him many things that Master Li taught us.
When we got to my destination, he had no change, so he insisted on giving me one more yuan. I did not take it and told him that our master taught us not to be attached to self-interest. But he insisted, so I took it and decided to donate it to the site that makes literature to clarify the truth of Falun Dafa.
Unfortunately, there was no time for me to tell him about quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations. But I could see that our conversation touched his heart this time. I begged Master to arrange for an opportunity for other practitioners to clarify the truth to him again, so he could quit the CCP.
Hoping for Another Opportunity to Hear the Truth of Dafa
On my way back, the taxi driver was a young man in his 20s. In the taxi, I saw a portrait of Mao, a previous leader of the CCP, hanging in the car. I asked the man if it was his car, and he said that it belonged to his boss.
“It is not lucky to hang a picture of a dead man,” I said. “Mao Zedong could not even protect his wife. Can he protect you? His first wife, Yang Kaihui, was shot, and his last wife committed suicide in prison.”
He suddenly realized, “Well, what you said seems right. No wonder this car doesn't do good business. I’ll have to tell my boss to dispose of this thing.”
When I told him about Falun Dafa, he said, “Hasn't the government said Dafa is bad?” I said, “Do believe everything the government says?”
He replied, “You're right.” I praised him for his unique insight and said he was amazing. I then talked about the existence of God, and he also acknowledged it. However, when I talked about quitting the CCP, he did not agree.
I realized that I had the attachment to zealotry, because he'd agreed with whatever I told him. I was about to adjust my state, but unfortunately, we arrived at my destination.
I then realized that my cultivation state was not very good. I am not like some practitioners who can help people quit after a few words. But I can’t just stop clarifying the truth because I haven’t cultivated well. This young man had never heard about quitting the CCP before. If he meets another practitioner, it will be much easier to clarity the truth to him.
In recent years, I rarely clarified the truth face to face because of other Dafa projects, but I did it whenever I had the opportunity.
In the process of clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa to people, I have found that telling stories works well. Sometimes people don’t understand, even if you have talked a lot. Yet sometimes a single story can help them understand the truth, because they can figure out what the story is really about by themselves.
Suggestions for Story Telling
Stopping a Fight Would Save Lives
When someone says they don’t want to participate in politics, we can tell this story: In 2018, a bus crashed into Yangtze River in Chongqing, killing 15 people, including the driver and passengers.
What happened was that a female passenger asked the driver to stop the bus because she had missed her stop. But since there was no bus station at that location, the driver refused to stop.
They started arguing, and eventually fighting, until the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the river.
The investigation showed that no one had intervened and tried to stop the conflict during the five minutes the passenger and driver argued. If someone had persuaded them to stop fighting, the ending would have been different. However, no one intervened, and the result was a horrendous tragedy.
Interfering: Stopping Tragedy
When someone said that people who practice Falun Dafa get arrested and can’t even protect themselves, I told them the following story in addition to stories from Journey to the West.
A long-distance bus was packed with passengers. A one bus station, several gangsters boarded. They saw that the female driver was very beautiful and sexually assaulted her. Only one person, a young man, tried to stop them.
All the other passengers turned a blind eye in order to protect themselves. The gangsters beat the youth up.
But that was not the end of the story. After the gangsters raped the driver, they went and sat down. The driver then forced the young man off the bus and then drove the bus off a high cliff.
Everyone on the bus died. The only survivor was the young man she'd forced off the bus. Isn’t this story worth some deep thought?
I think the female driver must have been filled with sorrow and despair at that time. If two-thirds of the people on the bus had stood up to stop what was going on, what could the gangsters have done?
Everyone’s blindness is actually condoning evil, which eventually hurts themselves. Falun Dafa practitioners act for everyone’s safety, regardless of personal danger.
They know that being kind to others is being kind to themselves. Awakening the conscience of people, letting each of us experience justice, and not be aligned with evil, is their aim. Only in this way can Chinese people have stable and happy lives!
Find an Appropriate Story
Some relatives and friends do not understand us. They ask, “If Falun Dafa is so good, why are you still being arrested by the CCP?”
My answer is that we suffer hardships and tribulations to eliminate the karma and are then able to return to heaven.
Didn’t Tang Monk suffer from all 81 trials and tribulations in search of the Buddhist scriptures? Tang Monk was only an ordinary person, but he had the heart of a Bodhisattva.
In order to spread Buddhism in the Tang Dynasty, he continued to search for the Buddhist scriptures, although he knew many monsters were waiting to eat him!
Of course, his kindness was rewarded. Didn't the Buddha let him reach consummation?
In fact, there are many stories to tell as long as we pay attention to collecting this kind of information. I got these stories from other practitioners.
My purpose in writing this article is to say, "Don’t worry about whether you are cultivating well, and don’t get discouraged when sentient beings are deeply poisoned."
Let us all do a “relay race,” hurry up to save sentient beings, and don’t leave ourselves anything to regret!