(Minghui.org) Time flies. I have participated in the Global Telephone-Calling Group-Rescue Platform to clarify the facts to people in China for more than six months. I remember that I felt greatly challenged when I first joined this project.

But given Master’s arrangement and the patient and selfless help from practitioners on the Platform, I have come this far and gained a lot of experience.

Eliminating Ego

When I made phone calls to clarify the facts to people in China, I often ran into people who swore at me. At first, I couldn’t endure it. I felt blood rush to my head, and sometimes when I couldn’t keep it in, I lost my temper.

I railed, “Did the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) teach you to behave like this? Did your parents teach you to be like this?”

Then the person I’d called would hung up. It was very difficult for me to make a breakthrough. One day, I calmed down and asked myself why I couldn’t make a breakthrough. I realized it was because I was irritated because I couldn’t stand it. I’d been always praised since I was a child. How could I endure such humiliation? Then I realized it all came down to my own ego.

Master said,

“From now on, whatever you do, you should consider others first, so as to attain the righteous Enlightenment of selflessness and altruism.” (“Non-Omission in Buddha-Nature,” Essentials for Further Advancement)

I enlightened that if I didn’t eliminate this strong ego, I would have a hard time awakening anyone’s conscience, which could very well be my biggest attachment and the most difficult one to get rid of.

Therefore, when I sent forth righteous thoughts, I strengthened my righteous thoughts to eliminate this “ego.” When I made the phone calls and happened to run into someone who was very rude or swore at me, I quickly began to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate that ego.

Gradually, when I encountered someone who swore at me, I stopped being upset. Before that, when I called the special cases, I saw some numbers were associated with the officers from a police department. According to their birthdates, they were all very young, in their 20s. After the first call got through, I said, “This is very important, so I hope you will hear me out. Please do not participate in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. They believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and are all good people. Whoever persecutes them is against the Constitution. The former CCP leader Jiang Zemin is an international felon.”

He began to swear at me and threatened to arrest me before hanging up.

I didn’t get upset, but looking at the names and phone numbers of the other seven officers, I was a bit worried. I wondered if they would all be all like that. If every one of them were to swear at me, I couldn’t tolerate it.

I even wondered if they were worthy of being saved and if I should transfer them to the text message team for them to receive text messages instead. While thinking about that, suddenly there was a voice echoing in my mind, “Stop!” I was alerted right away. That was so dangerous!

With the attachment to my own ego, I developed resentment towards sentient beings and even thought about giving up on them. I then took a deep breath and sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate that ego, before making another call. All the calls to those seven police officers got through, which was unprecedented. I also had interactions with each one of them.

I told them the basic facts of Falun Dafa, about the staged Tiananmen self-immolation, how Jiang Zemin was charged with international felonies, about the collapse of the Roman Empire, and how the current calamity was caused by the crimes committed by the CCP.

Some of them thanked me, and some told me they’d try to keep from persecuting practitioners. Thinking back, if I had stuck to my original opinion and given up on them, they’d have lost the chance to be helped.

When I called another detention center recently, once again, I ran into someone who swore at me. This time I wasn’t moved. I said to him calmly, “It doesn’t matter if you swear at me, but I have to make it clear to you what’s at stake.” Then he stopped swearing and listened to me. This time, I truly came to feel what Master said,

“To endure with anger, grievance, or tears is the forbearance of an everyday person who is attached to his concerns. To endure completely without anger or grievance is the forbearance of a cultivator.” (“What is Forbearance (Ren)?” Essentials for Further Advancement)

I realized that after I eliminated my resentment for the people that swore at me, my phone calls were more successful. I also tailored my scripts to fit people with different states of mind, and I didn’t easily give up on any one of them.

When calling special cases in Beijing, I realized that there were many people taking calls, but only for a very short period of time. I gathered it was probably because the CCP exercises tighter control over those who work in the police departments, the procuratorate, and the judicial system.

Given that, I came up with a brief script to cover all the key points and rehearsed it a few times beforehand. So the recipients heard more before they hung up. That evening, almost every single call got through, except for one police officer who didn’t answer.

But I still wanted to reach him. So, the next day morning I called him again, and this time the call went through. After I confirmed his identity, I read the short script to him. He had listened to me for a little over one minute.

After that, I sent all their phone numbers to practitioners from the text message team to follow up with them. I hoped they could make the right choice after learning the truth.

The Power of Righteous Thoughts

My celestial eye isn’t open, so I can’t see anything in other dimensions. Perhaps because of that, I didn’t pay a lot of attention to sending righteous thoughts and always thought that it was good enough to manage to do it at the four set times.

This U.S election caused quite a stir. After Master’s “On the General Election” was published, I came to realize this was more than an election, it was a battle between good and evil.

Thus, I have participated in intensively sending righteous thoughts on our platform. In addition, I also strengthened sending righteous thoughts in my day-to-day life, to eliminate the evil interfering with President Trump’s re-election, as well as cleansing bad elements in myself.

Though I can’t see other dimensions, in this dimension, I truly came to feel the power of righteous thoughts. What manifested was a significant increase in my call connection rate.

Before that, my connection rate was very low. Sometimes, if just one or two calls out of an entire batch got through, that was already pretty good.

Since I started participating in sending righteous thoughts intensively, my connection rate has improved. Calling special cases recently, it even reached 100%.

The duration of my calls also increased and I had more interactions. I came to realize that, even though I sent righteous thoughts specifically for the former president to be re-elected, during the process, the negative elements in myself and evils interfering with sentient beings in other dimensions were also eliminated.

That’s how my connection rate improved. Before that, I had thought about sending forth righteous thoughts for a long time right before making the calls, with the hope that my phone calls could go well.

But it didn’t turn out that way. Because of that, I even thought my righteous thoughts were not strong enough.

By sending righteous thoughts intensively recently, they have displayed their power, which was indispensable with the overall cooperation of every practitioner who was also part of it.

Effective Feedback: Summarizing Strong and Weak Points

I used to feel that writing feedback, which is the very last step in making phone calls, was a small deal. As long as I managed to make effective phone calls, it didn’t matter what I put down as feedback.

Only later when I learned from a fellow practitioner that other practitioners would do follow-up work based on our feedback did I start paying attention to it.

After I started working on that, I realized I also benefited. When I went back and revisited that detailed feedback, I could see how I should approach different people, which opening remarks would encourage recipients to listen to me a bit more, how I should articulate to get more of the message across within a short period of time, and so on.

All these have laid a good foundation in my future truth-clarification without resorting to a script. In addition, from this feedback, I could see in which area I needed to improve.

For instance, I didn’t do well in helping people renounce their memberships from the CCP and its youth organizations. Therefore, I’ve only helped a limited number of people quit the CCP.

Part of the reason was that I wanted people who worked in the police, procuratorate, and judicial departments to learn the truth first, before I helped them quit the CCP.

However, often enough, after I’ve covered the basic truth and wanted to move on to help them quit the CCP, many people began to make some excuses, because they didn’t want to listen to me anymore.

This is also the area where I needed to put more effort into doing better. Practitioners from the telephone-calling rescue platform and I are one body.

We have learned from one another and supported each other. In my future cultivation, I will hold myself to a practitioner’s standard at all times.

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Category: Improving Oneself