Cultivating As a Member of the RTC Platform
(Minghui.org) The RTC platform is a project where Falun Dafa practitioners cooperate in calling people in China to tell them about Falun Dafa and the persecution. They then encourage them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations.
I have been calling on the RTC platform for two months. These two months have been very valuable in my cultivation journey.
Regret for Slacking Off
I had a dream one or two months before the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. In the dream, many people got sick and fell down while walking down the street. I was anxious to help those who were about to fall. I told them, “Be quick! Recite ‘Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’” Many people became well after they recited these nine special words.
However, more and more people were falling. I simply had no way to tell them all to recite the magic words. My feeling of urgency and regret could not be expressed in words. After I woke up, I regretted that I had done so poorly in clarifying the truth, so many people, who should have been saved, died because they were uninformed.
A month later, I saw the outbreak of the coronavirus in the news, which affirmed what I had seen in my dream. I wanted to do something to quickly save people. Otherwise, a large number of people could die because they did not know the truth. So I begged Master Li in my heart, “Please arrange a way for me to awaken the conscience of people.” That is when another practitioner introduced me to the RTC platform.
Realizing My True Mission
In the beginning, I had a strong attachment to fear and to comfort. Sometimes, after dialing the numbers on the list assigned to me, I thought, “I will take a break for a few days since I have finished my tasks.”
I then started feeling uncomfortable because the other party didn’t listen or talked abusively to me. But avoiding making phone calls made me even more uncomfortable, due to my fear. I later realized that I did not feel comfortable because my true self was anxious. My true self wanted me to do the three things well and awaken the conscience of sentient beings!
I realized that the only way to eliminate the attachment to fear was to study the Fa more and make more phone calls. So I always put a copy of Zhuan Falun beside me when I made phone calls. I studied the Fa whenever I felt nervous.
I continued making phone calls after I eliminated the attachment to fear. In the beginning, it took me five or six hours to finish dialing ten numbers because I was so fearful. I can now make calls immediately, even though I am still occasionally nervous. I am very grateful to Master for helping me eliminate my fear.
I had an attachment to pursuit in the beginning. I did not realize that the training script was summarized by many practitioners based on their actual experiences. So I thought it would be faster if I just asked people to recite “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
I spoke very fast with this mentality and wanted to finish what I was saying before they hung up the phone. The result was not good. Other practitioners reminded me not to be in a hurry, and not to be influenced by the other party.
“I often say that if all a person wants is the well-being of others and if this is without the slightest personal motivation or personal understanding, what he says will move the listener to tears.” (“Clearheadedness,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
So I practiced speaking slowly and calmly. As a result, the effect was good. Some people were not interested at first, but they became relaxed when I spoke to them calmly.
Guidance Along the Way
I was sometimes worried that I would not able to answer the other party’s question and miss the opportunity to awaken their conscience. But when I slowly talked to them, Master gave me the wisdom to answer their questions.
In one case, the other party agreed to quit the CCP. I then asked him to recite the magic words. When I mentioned that Dafa had spread throughout the world, he suddenly interrupted me and teased, “I won’t get the Wuhan pneumonia if I practice Falun Dafa, right?”
I was a little nervous, but a thought suddenly appeared in my mind. So I said to him, “As the saying goes, Good is rewarded with good and evil provokes retribution. Someone has done bad things to cause it.”
I then told him how the CCP persecutes Falun Dafa, and that they harvested organs from living practitioners for huge profits. He quietly listened and responded to me from time to time. Finally, he solemnly said, “I understand now, thank you.” After hanging up the phone, I knew that Master had helped me eliminate a lot of fear and impatience. At the same time, I was very happy that the other party could understand the truth.
I used to have a misunderstanding, as I thought a call was successful only when the other party agreed to quit the CCP, and when they fully understood the truth. With this mentality, I was a bit lost in cases when people either did not listen or cursed as soon as they answered the phone.
When another practitioner made a phone call, the person had been cursing from the beginning to the end. However, the practitioner responded calmly, without being driven by him at all.
Through this case, I understood that we validate the Fa whenever we make the phone call with a heart of wanting to awaken the conscience of people, no matter what we experience. We are successful as long as we remain calm and treat people with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
I also appreciate the help and encouragement provided by my colleagues on the RTC platform. This is a great opportunity for me to compare in studying and compare in cultivating. I felt that I had wasted a lot of precious time in the past, after seeing the state of other practitioners on the platform.
I will cultivate more diligently in the coming days, do the three things well, and be a qualified Dafa disciple during the Fa-rectification period.