(Minghui.org) This year has gone by so quickly. I recalled my actions during the year – I studied the Fa, cultivated diligently, and made phone calls to save sentient beings. There were gains and lessons. I attended a group Fa-study every day.

Through intensive Fa-study, I immersed myself in the Fa and was continuously purified by the Fa. I kept transforming myself while making phone calls, and my xinxing elevated. I also saw certain effects in saving sentient beings.

I’d like to share with fellow practitioners how I cultivated myself, and how I clarified the facts to people by making calls through the Rescue Platform during the past year.

Persistently Attending Group Fa-Study, and Studying the Fa Well, Quantitatively and Qualitatively

At the Rescue Platform, I read two to three chapters of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, and recited Zhuan Falun for two hours every day. I also studied Master’s new lectures. I didn’t do this on just one day, or one month, or for a period of time, but I did this consistently every single day. Thus, not only was the time for Fa study guaranteed, but it also helped me avoid a situation where I might have slacked off if I were studying alone.

I came to realize during the process of Fa-study, that we will not necessarily obtain the Fa by studying the Fa every day or studying a good amount of the Fa. It doesn’t work that way. What is very important is the kind of mindset we have when studying the Fa.

Master said:

“But there’s one thing: when you study the Fa, don’t do it while holding on to some attachments. You have to calm your mind and be truly studying the Fa. Don’t study with some purpose in mind. When you study the Fa, you can’t let your mind wander or think about other things while studying the Fa. You can’t do that or you’ll learn nothing. When you study the Fa, just study the Fa. No interference should be able to affect your Fa-study.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference,” Collected Teachings Given Around the World Volume III)

I came to enlighten, that based on Master’s requirements, with a mindset of sincerely respecting Master and Dafa, without having any thoughts or attachment to pursuit, and by staying focused, one will be effective in studying the Fa. Otherwise, if one were to go through the motions, the results wouldn’t be that great. The purpose of studying the Fa more and clearly understanding the Fa-principles is to guide me in performing solid cultivation and assimilating into Dafa. No matter what we encounter on our cultivation path, whether it’s a small or large matter, we can use the Fa to evaluate it.

What does truly obtaining the Fa mean? My understanding is that we hold what we say and what we do to the standard of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. We use the Fa-principles as our guide to overcome difficulties and break through all kinds of tribulations, and to walk righteously on our cultivation path.

After I read Zhuan Falun repeatedly and recited the Fa, the relevant Fa came to mind when I ran into xinxing conflicts in various environments. I thus knew what to do in any given situation. In many cases, I could maintain my xinxing and do things well.

Constantly Cultivating While Making Calls: When my Xinxing Elevated, my Truth-Clarification Was More Effective

The process of making calls is also a process of cultivating myself. When my xinxing is elevated, the power of saving sentient beings is greater. In 2021, I attended every special case effort at the rescue platform. There were more than 20 such efforts, and I have called over 850 packages of phone numbers.

During the process of making calls, I ran into all sorts of scenarios and all kinds of people, which tempered my endurance and eliminated my anxiety, competitive mentality, attachment to outcome, show-off mentality, and other attachments. Gradually my compassion came forth. I could put myself in the shoes of sentient beings. My xinxing was elevated, my state of mind became more stable, and I made more effective calls.

Some sentient beings who worked for the police, Procuratorate, and judicial system agreed to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations after learning the truth. They truly recognized that Falun Dafa is precious, and conveyed that they would no longer participate in the persecution. Among them were people from the management team in the provincial judicial system, Political and Legal Affairs Committee, directors of the 610 Office, leaders in the municipal government agencies, and the deputy president of the county police bureau. There were also police officers from the detention center, part of the district police sub-bureau, as well as from police stations.

Some shouted, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” over the phone after they learned the truth. Some started swearing right after they answered the call, but then changed their attitude for the better and quietly finished listening to the facts. Most quietly listened after answering the call. Out of concern that the call was taped, they didn’t dare to say anything, nor convey their stance for quitting the CCP. Yet they learned the truth, and eliminated some of the bad substances in their minds. They thus left themselves open to being saved later on.

All of them were people who directly implemented and executed the persecution at the grassroots level of the judicial system. If they could truly learn the truth, see through the evil nature of the CCP, change themselves from within, and stop persecuting Falun Dafa, they and their families could be saved. Moreover, it could lessen the persecution situation in their respective jurisdictions. Therefore, the extent of practitioners being persecuted would be reduced, so more practitioners could step forward to clarify the truth to people and save sentient beings. Then wouldn’t we have achieved our purpose for calling these people in the judicial sections?

One practitioner said that every sentient being has his or her Buddha nature. When he feels kindness, his conscience is awakened. Then he would see himself and stop committing these crimes, and may even go so far as to make up for the wrong deeds he committed. What is saving people? To have a person repent and choose a positive perspective towards Dafa is to save him. It’s indeed so... By having great compassion, one can save people; Through truth-clarification, one can save people. I would like to share a few examples:

After Learning the Truth, a Municipal State Agency Leader Quit the CCP and Was Interested in Reading Zhuan Falun and Learning the Exercises

When I called on one special case in a city, a municipal agency leader took the call. He listened to me for 8 minutes. I said, “My friend, it’s been 22 years. The former CCP leader Jiang Zemin and his gang used the state machine to launch this cruel persecution, and forced people in the judicial fields to directly participate in persecuting Falun Dafa. Numerous practitioners have been arrested and sentenced. Thousands of practitioners have been tortured to death or until they became disabled by using over one hundred means of torture.

The most evil atrocity is the large number of practitioners whose organs were harvested while they were still alive, and sold for a huge economic profit. Look at the CCP, how evil and cruel it is! In fact, Falun Dafa practitioners are all good people who cultivate Buddhahood. They are here to save people before the great sift-out of humankind. Their purpose of truth-clarification is to save people. Those evildoers are not willing to listen to truth and can’t distinguish good people from bad. Moreover, they even went so far as to persecute practitioners. Wouldn’t you say they are in danger? They will certainly be punished by heaven.

The pandemic was caused by the CCP persecuting Falun Dafa. It’s to eliminate the evil CCP, the steadfast CCP members, and whoever assisted the evil to persecute Falun Dafa. Whoever is deceived by the CCP into persecuting Falun Dafa, will harm him or herself in the end. After the CCP is eliminated, Falun Dafa’s innocence will definitely be restored. The great trial and cleanup will finally arrive. When that day comes, one will lose the chance to be saved. If one stops participating in the persecution, and instead starts to protect practitioners, quits the CCP, and cuts off their ties to it, as well as sincerely recites the phrases, ‘Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!,’ there is still a chance.”

I then said, “You are the municipal government leader. Please use your power to protect the safety of practitioners. Meanwhile, tell others not to participate in persecuting Falun Dafa, and to stop committing these crimes.”

After he listened to the truth, he decided to renounce his membership in the CCP, and he shouted the two phrases I suggested. He said he would read the Dafa books and learn the exercises. On top of that, he asked me for the WeChat ID that we use for truth-clarification, and our website. His positive attitude towards Dafa made me believe that he truly learned the truth, his conscience was awakened, and he will not participate in the persecution any longer.

A Police Officer Understood the Truth and Said That He Will no Longer Participate in the Persecution

One police officer listened to me for four minutes. I said, “During the new year, one needs to cherish kind thoughts, so one will be safe. In China, tens of millions of Falun Dafa practitioners who believe in ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance’ have been subjected to 22 years of brutal persecution. Thousands were tortured to death or disabled by cruel torture. Some of them were subjected to organ harvesting while still alive. And this is only the tip of the iceberg.

The CCP is too evil. Practitioners did not violate any laws or regulations, and police departments have announced to the public three times about 14 evil cults, with no inclusion of Falun Dafa. In 2011, the ban of Falun Dafa books was lifted. Thus, it’s totally legal to have Falun Dafa books and materials. The persecution of Falun Dafa has serious consequences, and is an international felony. Please do not follow the CCP to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners any longer.”

I then told him that the staged “self-immolation” incident in 2001 was a hoax. Its purpose was to defame and slander Falun Dafa and incite hatred towards it from regular people. Those five people in the incident were not real practitioners, but were hired actors. Falun Dafa prohibits killing, and is certainly against suicide. Falun Dafa practitioners are all good people who cultivate Buddhahood. In protecting them, one will gain good fortune. He said, “I know. I have quit the CCP. I will not persecute them.”

I gathered that other practitioners had previously talked to him, and he thus knew the truth. I gave him a website and phone number for quitting the CCP, and he wrote them down. I also asked him to pass this information to his colleagues, relatives, and friends to ensure everyone’s safety, and he agreed. His attitude surely moved me. I believe he will no longer participate in the persecution. I also hope he will be safe amid any future calamity, and have a bright future.

Police Officers Went From Laughing at Me to Thanking Me, Showing That the Truth can Change People’s Hearts

When I called those in a special case in one city, a few police officers picked up my calls four times. They went from not believing me, to laughing at me, to quietly listening to me clarify the truth. In the end, they learned the truth and said, “Thank you!”

I told them, “Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa. Buddhas only save people who believe in them. Atheism is a lie intended to destroy humankind. Human beings are not far from being eliminated. Look at the pandemic and all the calamities that occur nowadays. The plague is exactly caused by the CCP persecuting Falun Dafa, and it’s intended to weed out evil people. Our practitioners risk their lives to clarify the truth to people to save them and prevent them from being impacted. We are truly trying to help you. The chances for you to be saved are getting less and less. Please do not miss this opportunity.”

I asked them to pass this message to their director to stop the persecution for the sake of his own safety. Now only Falun Dafa practitioners tell them the truth and try to save them, whereas everyone else in society is exhausting themselves to make money. They dare to commit all kinds of sins, with no concern for others. I said, “Please keep our advice in mind and do well these three things: Stop persecuting practitioners, quit the CCP, and truly believe the two phrases. If a calamity does come, then you’ll have nothing to lose and your safety will be ensured.”

After those on the other end of the phone listened to me for a bit over nine minutes, their attitudes changed. This case shows that the truth can change people’s minds, and compassion can open people’s hearts. Sentient beings’ positive attitude of Dafa is their choosing a bright future for themselves.

His Attitude Changed After He Received the Sixth Call—Only by Having Great Compassion can We Save People

Master said:

“If you, as Dafa disciples, want to effect change in a person when you clarify the truth and want to save him, you must not arouse the negative elements in that person. You must hold to being shan, and only then can you resolve problems that may arise and save that person.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2009 Washington, D.C. International Fa Conference,” Collected Teachings Given Around the World Volume IX)

I came to enlighten that only by having great compassion as we clarify the truth, can we save people.

A police officer picked up my call and listened for a minute and a half. After I finished recapping a specific case, I told him that arresting practitioners would lead to serious consequences, and that it is an international felony. I asked him to tell the police chief to quickly send the arrested practitioners home. If he were to have those practitioners sentenced, have them tortured to death, or have their organs harvested while still alive, he would have committed a great sin, and he would have to pay for it.

After hearing this, he began to curse me and hung up right away. I called him back, and the call lasted for one minute and 15 seconds. As soon as he picked up the call, he cursed again, then threatened me. I said, “Whatever a person does is watched by heaven, please distinguish good people from bad.” He hung up again.

I thought, “Why did he behave like that?” When I looked inward, I realized that it was probably because what I said irritated him. Or my tone wasn’t kind, which triggered his negative side. I thought I should calm my mind and send forth righteous thoughts first to clean up the bad substance in his dimensional field. After sending righteous thoughts, I called him the third time. He picked up the call again. Even though he still swore at me, he wasn’t that aggressive.

This went on until the sixth time I called him, when I said to him sincerely in a very calm tone, “My brother, you don’t know you are facing danger. I am truly worried about you, that’s why I called you again and again. Please don’t be upset with me, let me tell you something very important.” Then he stopped swearing and quietly listened to me until I finished what I had to say.

I told him how Falun Gong was widespread in China before the persecution, and why Jiang Zemin persecuted Falun Gong. I went from the staged “self-immolation” incident, to live organ harvesting, up to the current pandemic. I said, “Heaven will eliminate the CCP. No one can stop that. What’s important is for one to ensure one’s safety. In order to do that, one should not participate in the persecution, but instead should protect practitioners. I told him to quickly quit the Party, disassociate from the CCP, and sincerely recite the two phrases “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good, and Falun Dafa is good.”

By then, he had quietly listened to me for 17 minutes and 43 seconds. Even though he didn’t say anything, I could feel the change in him, which suggested that he was someone with a conscience. My sincerity and kindness finally moved him, which helped him to not lose the opportunity to hear the truth. From there, I came to understand that for the sake of changing others, one has to change oneself. One’s sincerity and kind thoughts can save people.

Every time I read Master’s lecture “Wake Up,” I had the feeling that it was a wake-up call. Time is pressing; the time we have to save sentient beings is very limited. In the final leg of our journey, we should really strive forward, seize the time to study the Fa more, cultivate ourselves well, and save more sentient beings.