German Falun Dafa Practitioners Express Their Gratitude to Master Li Online and Share Their Cultivation Experiences
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in Germany held an online conference on May 13, 2020. Responding to the theme of the conference, “Thanks to Master Li (the founder), Praise to Dafa,” eight practitioners shared their cultivation experiences. Each one who spoke has dedicated a great deal of time to calling people in China to tell them the facts about the persecution of Falun Dafa.
They shared many examples of how they have clarified the truth to people in China, especially during the pandemic. They also talked about how the effort has enabled them to discover their attachments and to become more compassionate.
The conference organizers are currently targeting their phone call efforts to focus on people in China who have participated in the persecution and who work in government offices, judicial institutions, prisons, and police departments. The practitioners who participate in the phone call project have spoken to all sorts of people over the years, and many they have spoken to have changed their minds and developed a positive attitude toward Falun Dafa after their calls.
Saving People with Compassion and Wisdom
Ms. Xinjing once called a Panjin Prison guard while he was at work. The guard cursed at her and said, “I have one of you people here—talk to him.” Ms. Xinjing heard labored breathing and slurred speech and realized that a practitioner was being tortured. Upset and angered, she told the guard, “You will be punished for what you are doing!” The guard hung up.
Ms. Xinjing realized that she had become emotional and lost her composure. She spent more time studying the Falun Dafa teachings, aware that only when she improved herself would she be able to help more people to be saved. From then on, she had only one thought before she made a call: “I am here to help you and you will pick up the phone and listen.”
She felt sick one day with a fever and wanted to lie down. She reminded herself that she had to make calls and asked Master Li to help her. That day more people answered her calls than usual. A policewoman was glad to talk to her and said, “I understand. Thank you.” Ms. Xinjing understood that when she viewed people as family, they would open up to her and speak their minds.
More Compassion Brings More Wisdom
Ms. Jin Feng has called China using internet phones for more than six years. She understood from her experiences that her wisdom to change people’s minds about Falun Dafa came from her compassion and righteous thought, that her compassion came from eliminating selfish thoughts.
A police officer once started ranting as soon as she explained why she had called. She felt sorry for him and said, “Do you know how important you are? You are the only person who can fulfill your responsibilities to your parents, your wife, and your children. Only Falun Dafa practitioners cherish your life. I am not just calling for your sake but for your family’s sake.” He was quiet for a long time and then said, “I am ashamed of what I said to you. I understand now.” Before he hung up, he told Ms. Jin that he hoped she would call again.
Treating Everyone Like Family
Lisa was depressed and didn’t want to do anything when the pandemic broke out. Tourism in Europe was brought to a standstill, and many important Falun Dafa activities were canceled. There weren’t any Chinese people at the tourist places. Lisa didn’t think that calling people to clarify the truth was as efficient as speaking to people face-to-face. She thought making calls was a bit of a waste of time, but she eventually changed her mind. “Thanks to Master and to a practitioner who gave me a phone number to try, I started making calls.”
Lisa gradually realized that making phone calls was the best way to clarify the truth to Chinese people under the current circumstances. She was still reluctant to sit down all day to make calls. Also she couldn’t help as many people quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as she did talking to people in groups face-to-face. She looked inward and found her impatience and her attachment to the number of people she helped quit.
Lisa once talked to a public servant who said that her life in China was fine and she didn’t want to listen to her criticize the CCP. Lisa told her that she had a good life when she lived in China, but she never felt safe in that degenerated society. Also, she was unhappy about all the injustice in Chinese society. Lisa then talked about how practicing Falun Dafa had made her more optimistic and secure. The woman asked a lot of questions and Lisa answered all of them, just like she was chatting to a family member. In the end, the public servant quit the CCP.
Benefiting from Participating in the Conference
Ms. He was inspired after listening to other practitioners’ experiences. She thought that everyone getting together to talk about making phone calls was a good idea. It gave her the incentive to make calls every day. She also believed that she didn’t have enough compassion to treat everyone like family. “Our state of mind can change the people we talk to,” she said.
Ms. Cheng was shocked when she heard a practitioner had helped more than 20,000 people quit the CCP. “It wasn’t easy to do. She talked about how she responded in different situations. That was important for me to know.”
Ms. Cheng had tried making calls two weeks before the conference, but of the 30 people she called, she hadn’t helped any one of them quit the CCP. “When Ms. Jin Feng talked about having compassion, it truly inspired me,” Ms. Cheng said.
Ms. Cheng called an elderly woman the day after the conference who had never joined any CCP organization. Ms. Cheng encouraged the lady to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” with her. The woman recited the phrases many times, and Ms. Cheng also patiently explained to the woman what every word meant. “I was very moved when she recited along with me out loud on the phone. I think it was my compassion that encouraged her to do it.”
Making the calls helped Ms. Cheng realize that there are still many people in China waiting to hear the truth about Falun Dafa. “We can’t be discouraged just because someone yells at or berates us. We have to keep going to make sure that they understand the truth.”