Practitioners are the Main Cast During the Epidemic
(Minghui.org) I have been clarifying the facts and handing out truth-clarification materials face-to-face to people for a number of years. I’d talk to anyone whom I ran into, and was never selective. I treated it as if everyone I met was someone arranged by Master. In our conversation, I’d try to find an appropriate angle, then move on to our main topic in truth-clarification, so that for them to withdraw their memberships from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations would not be that difficult.
In addition, I would tell them that one could escape from the calamity and ensure one's safety if one recites ‘Falun Dafa is wonderful! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful!’
The more truth-clarifying I did, the less fear I had, and the better were the results. Over time, I also gained much hands-on experience. One time, within a couple of hours, 39 people quit the CCP, while at another time, during the same time frame, I helped 30 people renounce their membership from the CCP.
Importance of Awakening People's Conscience
From studying Master’s lectures, I came to understand how precious this time is, and understood the urgency of awakening the conscience of people. I clearly knew that there is still a significant number of people who don’t know the truth about Dafa, and how evil the CCP is, as they have been deceived by the lies from the evil Party. If we don’t tell them the truth, they’d have no chance of awakening.
Therefore, right before the Chinese New Year, when shopping malls were very busy, I and another practitioner clarified the facts to people. We went to a mall once or twice a day. To whoever we helped quit the CCP organizations we’d give him or her blessings, which has achieved a good result.
We made a plan and prepared Dafa informational materials. We were going to be busy with truth-clarification, and awakening people's conscience during the Chinese New Year. However, then the sudden outbreak of the epidemic put a stop to our plans, as there were lockdowns to the city, roads, villages and communities. We needed to make new plans.
Finding Ways to Clarify the Truth Despite the Lockdown
I was so worried when looking at the materials that I was going to hand out. I also regretted that I didn’t seize the time to talk to people in the past. If this were the very last calamity, how many people could have survived?
I began to call my relatives and friends one by one, to tell them not to be afraid amidst this epidemic, but sincerely recite the Dafa phrases that I shared with them before. They told me they understood what I was referring to, and had done so. Hearing that, I felt relieved.
However, how to save other people? I decided to focus on Fa-study for three days at home to gain some enlightenment. Then, I came to understand that practitioners are the messengers to awaken people's conscience. How could the epidemic possibly stop us? We are the main cast. Awakening people is our mission.
Master asked us to awaken people's conscience, yet the old forces have been destroying people. We should not acknowledge that. In addition, this should not be the reason for separating our practitioners from ordinary people. Thus, I began to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors preventing people to learn the truth.
After I had thoughts about our new strategy, I decided to share it with other practitioners, I jumped on my electronic bicycle and went to Ms. He’s home. On my way, I passed by the largest square in the city, which used to be very busy, but now it was almost empty of people. The community where Ms. He lives was also on lockdown. I saw security guards standing at the entrance taking the temperature of people who were going in and out, plus looked at their admission passes. While sending forth righteous thoughts I arrived at the entrance. I didn’t even have to get off my bicycle, since no one there attempted to stop me. I just went straight in.
Through sharing with other practitioners, we came to realize that the epidemic could only block ordinary people, but not practitioners, since we shoulder the responsibility of awakening people's conscience. In order to do that, we should break through our notions.
People Have Not Disappeared
Our community was locked down. Streets were all empty with hardly anybody strolling around. How to reach out to people then?
Master said: “But however hard it was, there was still a path for you to walk. It was just a question of whether you sought it out.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching”, Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)
I brought materials with me to go to a few supermarkets. Inside there, only a few customers were doing their grocery shopping with the staff sitting around. Therefore, I could walk up to any of the staff. I would say, “Although the epidemic is rampant, you still have to work. I want to share with you a trick to ensure your safety. Please keep in mind, ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance’. This is the righteous energy. It can suppress evil, such as, a plague. By sincerely reciting ‘Falun Dafa is wonderful! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful’ and quitting the CCP, one can ensure one’s safety amidst this calamity. Please have your family members recite it as well.”
Most of the staff would thank me and then said, “Thank you Granny! You are such a wonderful person, still thinking about us during this time.” I said, “It’s my Master asking me to do this. Please thank him instead.” One older caretaker was moved to tears. She kept saying: Thank you Master!
Then, I passed on to them a few amuletsand truth-clarification brochures. They accepted them, and read them very carefully.
Another practitioner was going to deliver goods to a place a few miles away in early February. I decided to go with him. On our way there, there were very few pedestrians and cars. On our way back, the traffic was also very light. There was one caretaker cleaning the road every mile.
Seeing them, I became excited, as if I had met with my family. I said, “Hello, see how great and selfless you are! Those officials are hiding away, because they are too scared of this CCP virus. But are you not afraid?”
They replied that they had no other choice but to work, as they were not given any day off for the whole year, including the Chinese New Year.
I said, “Most people can stay at home, but you have to work. I am here to deliver good fortune to you. Let me share with you a way to stay away from the CCP virus. One can ensure his safety by reciting sincerely ‘Falun Dafa is wonderful! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful!’ Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa. Buddhas and gods will protect you if you withdraw your memberships from the CCP organizations.”
We covered many streets that day. I got to talk to whomever I ran into, forgot about cold and hunger, but only thought about awakening the conscience of people. When people saw us, they were very excited, saying that only Dafa practitioners cared about them. More than 20 people decided to quit the CCP that day.