Clarifying the Truth on Social Networks during the Pandemic Lockdown
(Minghui.org) When the coronavirus pandemic began this year, my first thought was how are we going to awaken people now, and for a moment I almost panicked. But this state disappeared in a few days after I started to focus my attention on learning more about how to use social networking to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution.
During the first few weeks I went out frequently to hand out flyers and talk to people about Falun Dafa and the persecution, mainly to those who worked in the supermarkets and shops, and people I met on the street. Many of them almost immediately read the flyer, and I could even talk a little more with some, despite the distance restrictions.
As the days went by, I spent more and more time on social networks and less time going out. I know that we can reach people both ways, but I started suffering from conjunctivitis frequently and that made me realize that there was something I was not doing well. Without realizing it, I spent a lot of time even late at night, and sometimes until 6:00 a.m., on social networks. Little by little I had gone to the other extreme.
I then began studying the Fa more, studying some of Master Li’s (the founder of Falun Dafa) other lectures, and doing the exercises regularly, but I was still not meeting the requirement for sending righteous thoughts. So I started to send righteous thoughts for 30 minutes when possible.
I spent one night sending the signature petition for Vodafone UK (a telecommunications service provider in the UK) to unlock the 80 pages about Falun Dafa. I was able to find eight Vodafone accounts on Twitter worldwide and sent it to all of them. I also sent a news article about a practitioner who gave a speech in front of the First Lady of Canada, revealing the true nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
I was amazed at the number of Twitter accounts that many organizations had, such as the UN; the European Union; the WHO; the most important media such as the BBC, CNN, and Fox News, among others; newspapers; political parties worldwide; embassies, etc. I understood that all these accounts were created for that moment to reach any person in the world.
Because I didn’t know any better, after sending these news items many times, the next day I found my account blocked, but it did not discourage me because I knew that the news had reached its destination and had an effect.
I was more cautious on Facebook, and sent news regularly to various groups, frequently, building confidence. And even though I was sometimes wrong and my news was not approved of, I knew I was on the right track. In particular, in one of the health groups with more than 24,500 very active members and to all the publications of our media, they reacted almost 100% positively when they learned about the deceptions and lies of the CCP.
Although there were some people who privately sent me offensive messages asking me to stop sending these things, the truth was that my heart wasn't moved, and I kept on publishing.
Once I published a tweet and someone answered me very offensively with another tweet. But it turned out that more than a thousand people saw the news, which was quite important.
During all this time, I have had the desire to reach the maximum number of people so that they can understand the true face of the CCP and why the virus is here, so in the comments, I attached news from our Falun Dafa media along with other media from ordinary people.
Sometimes there were few likes in our publications, but then thousands of people shared it, so sometimes we do not know how many readers we reach.
At some point I started to chase results and see how many people had read or forwarded our news, but I quickly discarded this notion as it was not in line with the principles of the Fa. When I rectified this thought, the results improved.
This pandemic has changed my heart and I have learned not to be moved by the news of ordinary people, but to be more compassionate toward them at this critical time.
The study of Falun Dafa and the sharing with my fellow practitioners has also helped me to rid myself of the attachments of emotion and comfort, which are my fundamental attachments.
I would like to end with Master´s words:
“You are here not to alter history but to save people amid history’s gravest peril. Things such as clarifying the truth and encouraging people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations and to sincerely repeat the true words are the best panacea and the best ways to save people.” (“Rationality”)
Category: Clarifying the Truth