Playing the Lead Role to Help Master Rectify the Fa
(Minghui.org) Master mentioned in many of his lectures that Falun Dafa practitioners play the lead role during the Fa-rectification period.
Practitioners in our area were severely persecuted after the onset of the persecution in 1999. We adapted to the new realities, cooperated with each other, and clarified the truth about Dafa to government departments and legal entities. We finally managed to create a good environment, and many of the officials in those areas learned and accepted the truth.
Studying the Fa Together Under All Circumstances
Master mentioned the importance of studying the Fa together many times in his lectures. Studying the Fa well is the foundation and precondition for doing the three things well. The reason that we had been able to create a good environment despite the severe circumstances and while the evil persecuted practitioners was first and foremost that we had been studying the Fa at all times. The practitioners who did the three things well attended the group Fa study often. They improved quickly in cultivation, clarified the truth well, and helped people understand the reasons behind the persecution. Studying the Fa together also reinforced practitioners’ righteous thoughts.
We have been studying the Fa together without any interruptions even when the evil was persecuting practitioners nonstop. We welcomed all practitioners to join us, even those who had just been released from prisons and brainwashing centers. Even if the practitioners did poorly or stopped practicing Dafa, we encouraged them to study the Fa with us. Those who had lagged behind in cultivation improved quickly and caught up with us.
Practitioners in some Fa study groups stopped studying the Fa as a group whenever the situation became severe. We felt sorry for them. Some groups rejected practitioners who they considered unreliable or had security issues. This caused separation among practitioners, and some stopped cultivating.
Some didn’t attend the Fa-study group due to fear or personal concerns, and some didn’t dare to provide a place for group Fa study. This was a loophole that the old forces could easily take advantage of. One of the main reasons that practitioners in some areas were persecuted severely was that they didn’t persevere in group Fa study.
We had some interference in our group, but no harm was done. Over the past 10 years, no one in our group has been arrested because we walk on the path that Master has arranged for us.
Cooperating to Form One Body and Create an Easy Environment
Master has stressed the importance of cooperation among practitioners in his lectures many times.
“For Dafa disciples as a whole, in the process of validating the Fa, when you work together in concert, the Fa power is great.” (Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference)
“If Dafa disciples can manage to pool their strength together in one concerted effort, and act with extremely strong righteous thoughts, think about it, that will truly amount to divine beings being present in this world. It would be simply terrifying to the evil!” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)
Practitioners sometimes didn’t cooperate in the past. The old forces took advantage of our loophole and some practitioners were arrested, but we learned our lesson. Practitioners have matured in cultivation and let go of themselves when cooperating with others in doing Dafa projects. They realized that they were validating the Fa, and not themselves. When they had disagreements, they looked within and thought of other practitioners first. They managed to push the project through and run it smoothly.
One practitioner was reported to the police for clarifying the truth to people in a tea house. He called me from the police car. I notified another practitioner to remove all Dafa materials in the arrested practitioner’s home. When the police ransacked the home, they only found a copy of Zhuan Falun and a truth-clarification letter that was left there for the police to find. Thus, the practitioner was released.
At group Fa study that night, some practitioners suggested that we file a lawsuit to stop the authorities from committing crimes against practitioners. Thus, the practitioner who was arrested filed a lawsuit. Copies were mailed to the head of the police department, the inspectorate section, and the accusation appeals section of the procuratorate.
A few days later, the head of the Domestic Security Division came across that practitioner and asked him to withdraw the lawsuit, saying he would return the confiscated copy of Zhuan Falun.
Another head of the Domestic Security Division came to my home and asked me if they had indeed violated so many clauses of the law. One policeman told me that this lawsuit letter caused a stir in the police department and the legal section. All the police stations in the county were notified of this lawsuit.
Effectiveness of Truth-Clarification Letters
We saw the effectiveness of truth-clarification letters and thus decided to send mainly letters to the legal entities and government departments. I hand-delivered one to the chief of the local police department. The letter spoke of three crimes former Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin had committed and the reason he launched the persecution of Falun Dafa. The police chief was shocked and decided to resign from his position so that he would no longer be involved in the persecution.
Before he left his position, a new head of the domestic security division asked the chief for permission to arrest practitioners on a large scale. He refused. The domestic security head then asked the new police chief, who also refused. The domestic security head then went directly to the municipal police department, but the person in charge there understood the facts of the persecution and denied his request.
After reading the truth-clarification letters, some Communist Party secretaries of local Political and Legal Affairs Committees (PLAC) decided to apply for other positions. One director of the provincial PLAC came to my home and thanked me for telling him the facts. Some government staff members were shocked after reading the letters. Some policemen asked me why practitioners didn’t clarify the truth to them earlier. Others came to my home and said that their superiors told them not to mistreat practitioners. Some told other practitioners that they respected our choice of practicing Falun Dafa.
The reason we had rectified the environment so well was that we acted in line with the Fa principles and cooperated to form one body. This was the power of Dafa and Master’s strengthening.
We continued sending letters to local officials and areas the Minghui website had identified for persecuting practitioners severely.
Proactively Clarifying the Truth to Government Personnel
“...during the period after July 20, 1999, the persecution inside China was terribly severe, and no one dared say even one fair word about us. But now Falun Gong students dare to go see the persons directly responsible for the persecution, and they dare to go directly see people of different ranks. "You're persecuting me, so I came to tell you about the truth." Dafa disciples have even rectified the Fa considerably in large areas, in many areas.” (“Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol II)
We understood from this teaching that Master had set higher requirements for us. We decided to do what Master told us to do. In addition to mailing letters, we went to government departments to talk to people face to face.
I went to county government departments and local police stations to clarify the truth face to face whenever they hired new employees. One PLAC Party secretary said he wanted to quit his job as he did not want to be involved in the persecution. One county Party secretary quit the CCP after he was released from prison and began to help us. A deputy police chief who had actively persecuted practitioners in the past later developed cancer; after he learned the truth and quit the CCP, he quickly recovered from the cancer.
I personally clarified the truth to a general, senior officials of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the State Council, officials of the provincial Party Committee and provincial Police Department, and senior reporters from the People's Daily. Most of them agreed to quit the CCP and said that practitioners were doing a good job and doing the right thing.
Soon after I moved, an addiction treatment center was moved near my new home. Several guards in the center monitored me from a distance every day. I was not affected and did whatever I had to do. I clarified the truth to people as usual, and the group Fa study ran well at my home. I went over to the guards who monitored me and clarified the truth to them.
A doctor in the treatment center was arranged to monitor me. He said to me two months later, “I was sent over to the center to monitor you. You are very righteous. I am going back soon. I haven’t said anything to the higher-level officers who can harm you.”
Another practitioner was harassed by policemen and government officials after he had filed a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin. He seized this opportunity to clarify the truth to them. When he told them the crimes that Jiang Zemin had committed, they stood up and left.