Improving My Xinxing and Effectively Clarifying the Facts on the RTC Platform
(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa four years ago. I clarified the truth at the British Museum to people face-to-face before the pandemic. After the outbreak of the CCP virus (a.k.a coronavirus) in the UK, the government ordered people to stay at home. Therefore, I switched to making phone calls on the RTC platform to clarify the truth to people that way instead.
At the beginning, I felt a bit nervous before making the call. I first listened to other practitioners’ making calls. When it was my turn, I began to shiver. I could feel fear overcoming me, and this substance was very thick. With the encouragement of other practitioners, I managed to make the first call, which was followed by a second and third. Gradually I became much more at ease.
When I talked to visitors at the British Museum, I could see their facial expressions and reactions. However, when making the calls, I couldn’t see any of that, only their phone numbers, or hear their voice if they chose to respond.
“When people on earth give someone a name, do you think gods follow along and call him that? They don't. Besides, there are a lot of people with the same name. The people on the earth are numbered, and they refer to them by number.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference”, Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. VII)
The numbers in front of me were just like names. When the phone call connected, I sent forth righteous thoughts to strengthen the phone number, and have the other party pick up the call and listen to me. Sometimes from their voice and background, I’d have their images appear in my mind, such as: This is a lady in her 50s or 60s, she might have just finished her meal, and this is a working class person in her 30s or 40s. Based on what I saw, I decided what I was going to say.
Process of Improving Xinxing
Sharing among practitioners is very important. One time I heard a practitioner share that when making the call, one should not sound as if reading a script, so as not to cause a misunderstanding. I felt this point was very beneficial, and adjusted my way of talking on phone calls.
The process of making the calls is also a process of improving my xinxing. On one call an elderly man kept saying negative things. By looking inward, I saw my competitive mentality, for I always wanted to correct what he said. I could see the old forces’ arrangements to not have his conscience awakened. This was an opportunity for me to cultivate my patience and compassion.
Through these experiences I improved my communication to the point that in one day, I could help 6 to 10 people quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. I helped more people quit the CCP over the phone than I could at the sightseeing spot. This made my zealotry flare up. I had to let go of this attachment. When looking inward carefully, I found more attachments, including the show-off mentality, thinking too highly of myself, attachment of pursuit, and a competitive mentality.
After I let go of these attachments and eliminated them, I stopped thinking of how many calls I had made during the day, or how many people I helped withdraw from the CCP. When I let go of the pursuit, I reached another state. In addition, I came to realize that when my xinxing was not up to par, I was only doing things, but without the power of Dafa behind me.
I always put Fa study first. I recently felt as if I just started with the practice. For some xinxing tests I ran into, I received hints during the evening Fa-study. I could truly feel that Master was right beside me.
A New Method of Clarifying the Truth
Three days ago, I began to call people in Harbin City. When I made the first phone call, I was caught a bit off guard. Before I even could say anything, the person hung up. North-easterners are usually very impatient and rude. I am also a north-easterner, so I know that under their rough exterior, deep down, there is some kindness.
I made a list of my relatives and friends and gave it to another practitioner to call. She did, but only one person out of 100 of them decided to quit the CCP, some even cursed at her. After a while, when I began to clarify the facts to them, most of them decided to quit the CCP.
After I made four calls, I stopped and began to think of what I should say to awaken the conscience of people.
“A minute ago I said that everyone in the world was part of my family.” (Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference)
It’s a fact that these people are so deeply poisoned, and in such a pitiable situation. When my compassion came forth, another person decided to quit the CCP.
“So whether it is good things or bad things you run into, so long as you cultivate in Dafa, they are all positive, to be sure.” (Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005)
It seemed as though people from Harbin City were helping me improve. So I tried not to be moved by their attitude, but rather looked for ways to adjust my entry point. When they were impatient, I tried not to be like them. When they were rude, I tried not to develop a competitive mentality. No matter what they were like, I tried not to be moved. I used a kind tone, eliminating any negative thoughts about how difficult calling Harbin City was. In light of their impatience, I changed my introduction. In addition, another practitioner helped me by sending righteous thoughts. With a righteous field around us at all times, we could awaken people's conscience more effectively.
I came to realize that Forbearance includes persistence and perseverance.
“If you can manage to be tenacious about doing a good job with what you need to do, things will gradually be resolved on every front.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the Epoch Times Meeting”, Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. X)