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Clarifying the Truth through Email

March 28, 2005 |   By a Falun Dafa practitioner from Taiwan

(Clearwisdom.net) Nowadays, due to the popularity of the Internet and the widespread usage of email, more and more people are sharing information via email. They email their friends funny jokes, skits, or useful information using email groups. Email groups allow a person to send emails to hundreds or even over a thousand people at once.

For example, I often receive experience sharing articles and event notices from fellow practitioners. I also use email groups to send good articles, interesting findings, and exciting news from practitioners' publications to my current and former schoolmates, bosses, teachers, co-workers, and students, etc. I've been doing this for quite some time now, and I feel that this is a good way to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa. It's like Teacher said in his poem, "Dafa is Good":

"Falun Dafa is good

Gradually entering the human realm"

I'd like to share my experience with fellow practitioners here.

As a practitioner in the Fa-rectification period, reading articles on the Minghui (Chinese language version of Clearwisdom) website has become an indispensable part of my daily routine. Many articles are for practitioners, and everyday people may not be able to understand them. However, there are also a good number of articles which talk about cosmic changes, especially recently. Many of these articles have pictures that were taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. These type of articles can be shared with my non-practitioner friends since they are interested in these topics.

Whenever I come across articles that may be of interest to my everyday friends on various websites, I use the "Send Page by Email" function under the "File" menu of my browser to send the articles to friends in my email groups. They're happy to receive a pleasant email message.

The content in my emails are related to everyday life. But the source of the content is often the various media outlets supported by practitioners. After my friends finish reading the articles I send to them, they can click on the links on the web page and browse other information. Each week, I will send several articles to my friends. Sometimes I will even send one or two articles each day. This way, my friends have a chance to establish a long-term relationship with such great news sources as The Epoch Times, New Tang Dynasty, and Sound of Hope websites. I send them many articles, including the news of "Falun Gong Founder Talks About 'Nine Commentaries' and Withdrawal from CCP (Chinese Communist Party) in San Francisco" from the Epoch Times website. I feel that letting people see photos of Teacher helps them a lot too. Using this method, I became a one-person news outlet and media center.

Advertising specialists know that to make their advertising effective, consumers need to see the message over and over again. One exposure to certain information is far from enough. In order to form a permanent image in a person's mind, a person would have to be exposed to the object at least 21 times. From this perspective, when we talk to our everyday friends and clarify the truth to them, one time may not be enough. Maybe they didn't listen to it with their heart at the time, maybe they forgot it afterwards, or maybe they were influenced by evil factors. If we can add a person's email address to an email group, this person will be exposed to truth-clarification communication channels for a long time. Every stimulation activity may clean up one small part of their mind, and eventually, their original benevolent nature will be awakened.

It is similar to clarifying the truth at points of interest in Hong Kong. When practitioners start telling Chinese tourists the truth about Falun Dafa at the first stop, Hung Hom [Train] Station or Lok Ma Chau Transfer Center, many Chinese tourists are indifferent or even upset. But as the tour bus pulls into subsequent stops such as Wong Tai Sin Temple, Zijing Square, the scenic overlook half way up the Victoria Peak, and the Jiawei Village shopping center, the Chinese tourists are exposed to truth-clarifying materials at every stop. By the time they go back to China, their view towards Falun Dafa has changed since they learned the truth.

It is easy for people to forget things, and we need to constantly remind them of the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China. This is similar to how we practice Falun Gong - we need to study the Fa every day and share experiences regularly. Only through continuous and consistent truth clarification efforts can we unlock everyday people's long sealed off memory. They've been waiting for this unlocking for ages.

Since I started using email to clarify the truth a couple of years ago, I've been collecting email addresses from past and current friends and acquaintances. Maybe at the time I ran into them I didn't get an opportunity to clarify the truth to them in detail. But since I have their email address, I can keep in touch with them. Receiving an email from someone you know is very different from receiving an email from a total stranger. A person feels a sense of closeness and trust when they receive an email from someone they know.

If 10,000 practitioners in Taiwan can do this consistently, and let's say each practitioner's email groups contain 1,000 different email addresses, we can clarify the truth to millions of people in Taiwan. Isn't that a substantial number?