Clarifying the Truth During the Olympics
(Clearwisdom.net) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) used the Beijing Olympic Games as an excuse to escalate the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners. I felt sad every time I read articles in "Minghui Weekly" about fellow practitioners being brutally persecuted. The Fa-rectification period has reached its final stage, yet we still see these things happening. It must be because we have some attachments or everyday people's notions that we haven't yet let go. In fact, I had an attachment to prophecies which talked about when the persecution would end, and wished that the CCP would disintegrate because of the Olympics. I knew such an attachment was wrong and I tried to eliminate it, but deep in my heart I still kept the wish, and I found it quite difficult to completely remove this attachment.
Through studying Teacher's "Fa Teaching at the 2008 New York Conference," I came to realize that the reason our benevolent Teacher has been postponing the end of Fa-rectification is so we can save as many people as possible, since they all have predestined relationships with us. It's truly "...Buddha's infinite grace..." ("Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Disciples" from Essentials for Further Advancement II) I'm a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple, and I must follow Teacher and fulfill my responsibility for saving people. I must do Dafa work well since Teacher asked us to do it.
Right before the Olympics started, CCP members from the community committees and workplaces closely monitored the practitioners on their blacklists. The secretary of my workplace's CCP Standing Committee called me in for a talk. He said, "If you want to talk about freedom of belief, we are fine with that, but do not cause any trouble during the Olympics. Otherwise, it could be whatever crime that they feel like accusing you of, since there are no parameters for dealing with Falun Gong incidents."
I took it as an opportunity to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa to him. I said, "You mentioned freedom of belief, but do you think people really have freedom of belief in China? Is there anything wrong with Falun Gong practitioners trying to be good people? Please don't listen to the CCP TV propaganda about Falun Gong. They are all deceptive and fabricated reports." I also told him about the magnificence of Falun Dafa that I personally experienced. I explained to him how Dafa has been spreading widely outside of China and about the current movement of quitting the CCP and why people should quit the CCP. He was badly poisoned by the CCP however, so he dared not continue listening to me. He did understand that I talked to him about all of this because I cared about him.
People from my community committee wanted to send me to a brainwashing session. My family told me about this. For a second, I was worried, but I quickly developed a thought, "They won't be able to hurt me." I told my family, "What they said doesn't count. What my Teacher said counts." I asked my fellow practitioners to help me send forth righteous thoughts. Some suggested that I go away for a while, but I thought that would be the equivalent of acknowledging the CCP's persecution. I should not be moved by anything. I should simply keep doing the three things that Teacher asked us to do. I studied the Fa and looked inside. I came to realize that the evil was trying to target my attachments of showing off, validating myself, pursuit of fame and lust, and most importantly, the attachment of fear. When I dug out all these attachments, I sent forth righteous thoughts intensively. I cleaned up my own dimensions to remove all these attachments. Meanwhile, I strengthened my original thought that I should firmly believe in Teacher and the Fa and I should keep doing what I've been doing.
After a few days, I went to talk to the secretary of the Community CCP Standing Committee. I told her that practicing Falun Dafa improved my health and my moral standard. She didn't understand why Falun Dafa practitioners would distribute Dafa materials and put up Dafa banners. She said, "If Falun Gong is so good, why don't you just practice it at home? Don't go out and tell others about Falun Gong." I said, "Falun Dafa practitioners are saving people. At first, whether the CCP was good or bad had nothing to do with us. But since it started the persecution and has committed serious crimes, Heaven is eliminating the CCP. We know that CCP members will be in grave danger when Heaven eliminates the CCP, so we want to tell them how to avoid the danger. We are saving them." Although she didn't quit the CCP, she did come to realize that I was offering good will, so she sincerely thanked me.
During the Olympics, the community leaders asked my family to monitor me closely. Fortunately, my family knows the facts about Falun Dafa, so they didn't listen to them. Because of this, I was able to continue clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa to many people during the Olympics. Sometimes there were police with badges posted every ten meters along the road, but I never stopped talking to people face to face, explaining to them what Falun Dafa really is and helping them quit the CCP.
I came to realize that no matter what is going on in ordinary people's society, it exists for Falun Dafa practitioners to validate the Fa, save sentient beings, and cultivate ourselves well. In order to end the persecution earlier, we need to save more people and disintegrate the evil. When we keep doing this, we'll meet the Fa's requirements for us, we'll be able to save those who can be saved, and the CCP will then naturally disintegrate.