(Minghui.org) When the CCP virus first started spreading in China, I, like many practitioners, was worried about the situation in China and how it would affect practitioners in China and make it difficult for them to clarify the truth in this critical time period. Many overseas practitioners started or increased truth-clarification phone calls to China to help with the situation.
Meanwhile, the situation outside China was better. We continued with our group practice and truth-clarification sites in public, even if there were fewer people and tourists from China. In fact, I noticed that a lot more people started picking up our flyers and expressing interest in learning the exercises when the CCP virus first started appearing in China, possibly due to the change in the cosmic situation.
But recently, the situation appears to have reversed. Lockdowns have increased in many countries, and our public practice and truth-clarification sites have been affected. In the meantime, the CCP appears to be lifting the lockdown in various parts of China, allowing people to come out again.
As a practitioner living overseas, I’ve been confused at this change in the situation. After thinking through it some more, I would like to share my understandings of why this situation came about.
First of all, we know the CCP is using this opportunity to spread its propaganda and portray itself as having overcome the crisis. The CCP is doing this to maintain and increase its power through propaganda while putting the lives of its citizens at risk.
Master said in “Stay Rational” (Team Yellow Translation):
“The CCP is in its death throes and trying to harm people by causing pandemonium in the world. Dafa disciples should not allow themselves to get ungrounded by any of this. Stick to the fundamentals, and you will be able to see the upheaval that’s taking place in the proper light.”
Second, I believe this is the divine arrangement to allow practitioners to play to their strengths in each region to clarify the truth.
In China, practitioners can only clarify the truth in person, through talking to people, putting up banners or stickers in public places, and making phone calls. While it was still possible to make phone calls during the lockdown, it was more difficult to clarify the truth to people face-to-face or put up information in public places. With the lockdown being lifted, practitioners in China can again go out to clarify the truth as they did before.
Outside of China, however, many people are staying at home, afraid of being infected by the virus, or spreading it to others. Tourism has dramatically reduced, and even locals are not walking outside in public places like they used to. So even if we could continue our public exercise or truth-clarification sites, there are not that many people at the current time who can see us or learn more about Dafa.
But at the same time, there is no persecution overseas like in China. So we practitioners here can still use other means to clarify the truth. For example, practitioners in a few cities are driving around in cars in Chinatown or areas with a large Chinese population, with banners clarifying the truth in Chinese. This driving around doesn’t violate the lockdown or “social distancing” rules, so I think this could be a good way to clarify the truth to Chinese people without talking face to face.
In the meantime, I would like to suggest the use of media, tools and ads to clarify the truth online. We can post articles from The Epoch Times and other media that reveal the truth of the CCP, the persecution, etc. in a rational way. More people are actually online during this time since they have nothing to do, so this may be a good way to reach them. There is no blockade of truth-clarification information outside of China, so we can continue to use these methods.
As long as we are rational, I believe that we can indeed continue to clarify the truth both in China and overseas during the current situation, even if we have to adjust our methods a little bit. I would like to conclude with Master’s words in “Stay Rational”:
“You are not here to change history, but rather, to save people at this most dangerous time in history, by raising awareness, persuading people to withdraw from China’s three major communist organizations, encouraging people to sincerely say the magic words, and so on. All of these are the best medicine possible, the best way to rescue people—when people’s morals change, things will change for the better.”
The above is just my personal understanding. Please feel free to correct me if there is anything wrong.