A Few Suggestions to Practitioners in Vietnam
(Minghui.org) While studying Master's article “To the Practitioners of Vietnam,” I thought of a recent editorial published on the Minghui website. I would like to share some of my understanding on the basis of the Fa and make a few suggestions to practitioners in Vietnam.
Intensify Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
When things happen in a particular country, it does not mean that it only concerns practitioners of that particular area. It has been 20 years since the start of Fa-rectification, but communist specters are still fabricating lies and defaming Dafa through the media to sabotage our efforts to save sentient beings.
My understanding is that all Dafa disciples who are aware of the situation in Vietnam have the responsibility to send forth righteous thoughts if possible to eliminate all the participating communist specters. This is applicable not only to communities, media outlets and governments that have been infiltrated by the CCP but also to the stubborn attachments of individual practitioners. These attachments were strengthened and imposed upon practitioners by the evil, and they are used as excuses for the persecution.
The effect of sending forth righteous thoughts would be even better if local practitioners do it regularly in groups or by themselves for longer durations.
Master has told us,
“Dafa disciples' sending righteous thoughts is fundamentally rejecting the old forces' arrangements and eliminating the evil's persecution.” (Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference)
Make Good Use of Possible Opportunities to Clarify the Truth
Master said in the article “To the Practitioners of Vietnam,”
“So our practitioners in Vietnam should maintain their composure during this unusual time, and for now not engage in large-scale activities meant to raise awareness—much less take countermeasures.” (“To the Practitioners of Vietnam”)
To me, Master has given specific instructions to the practitioners in Vietnam as to how to clarify the truth during an unusual time under particular circumstances. Master's teaching has also shown his kind protection of practitioners and consideration for the new universe. However, we should not take Master's words as an excuse to slack off in truth-clarification. It is therefore very important to work out how to proactively clarify the truth with wisdom as individuals.
Vietnam is one of the very few communist countries where social media such as Facebook is allowed, and many practitioners have Facebook accounts. If practitioners write out their cultivation experiences, especially how they have regained health, how they strive to be good people under all circumstances, and the positive impact of Falun Dafa on society and families. Their personal experiences would have a touching, inspiring and beneficial impact on everyday people. With the help of social media, such sharing can spread quickly and widely in society.
This approach could effectively expose the fake rumors and reports, while we focus on clarifying the facts with wisdom.
Master said in Zhuan Falun,
“Whenever he fetched bad things and brought them over I would just clean them up, and after that I’d get back to teaching my Law.” (The Fifth Talk, Zhuan Falun)
Master's teaching has inspired me to do even better in truth-clarification.
In view of the situation in Vietnam, I feel it is better that practitioners share and check things out before posting their sharing. If social media is used to spread the facts, please use the same keywords so that when readers click on the keywords, they would be able to see all relevant truth-clarification articles. At the same time, please provide the link to the Vietnamese Minghui website and send beautiful pictures of exercise demonstrations. All these play a supporting role to the touching truth-clarification articles filled with righteousness. It is also a good idea to use both personal and group accounts as they can supplement each other.
In today's world, one news item on social media could clean up rumors on formal media overnight. President Trump using Twitter to refute rumors is a typical example. Dafa practitioners also need effective tools to save sentient beings in addition to having strong righteous thoughts.
Cooperation of Vietnamese Practitioners Around the World
Practitioners from Vietnam in other places could go to Vietnamese embassies or consulates and clarify the truth to the diplomats by sharing their personal experiences. In addition to oral accounts, it is better to provide them with written versions as well so that they can pass them around and report them back home. The reports they send home will contain not only truth-clarification content but also the righteous thoughts of Dafa practitioners around the world.
The above are a few suggestions based on my limited understanding. Please kindly point out anything improper and consider them with care. Master is expecting us to save more people, and sentient beings are also waiting for us to save them. Each time the evil attempts to sabotage our efforts, it will help us to spread the truth even more widely.