Overseas Practitioners Should Focus More on Making and Distributing Materials That Show the Goodness of Falun Dafa
(Clearwisdom.net) Clarifying the facts more broadly and in greater detail will help save more sentient beings. While overseas practitioners clarify the facts to Chinese people, besides telling them how to renounce the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its organizations, we should also tell them the true situation about Falun Dafa and the persecution of Dafa practitioners in Mainland China so the Chinese people could understand the truth and be saved. However, currently there is a lack of high-quality truth-clarification newspapers and brochures. I suggest that overseas practitioners put more focus on making and distributing these kinds of materials, including both Chinese and English versions.
Truth-clarification materials that focus on showing the goodness of Falun Dafa are the basic materials to help people to establish the right understanding of Falun Dafa, while the materials that expose the CCP's true nature have a different role and mission. These two kinds of materials are not the same and cannot be replaced by each other. The media, such as the newspaper created by Dafa practitioners, has achieved a great effect in saving sentient beings. However, the media after all cannot replace the truth-clarification materials, which can go into more depth about Falun Dafa. The materials that expose the CCP's evil nature also cannot replace materials about Falun Dafa. You might still remember that it was when many Chinese people could not directly accept the facts about Falun Gong (due to obstructions by the CCP) that Dafa practitioners published the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and initiated the movement of quitting the CCP. However, this does not mean that we no longer need materials that focus on Falun Gong. Different people need to have different materials from different angles. As Fa-rectification advances, there are more and more people who need to understand the truth about the goodness of Dafa. Therefore, we should put more focus on making materials from different angles and different levels, and neither can be neglected.
Many people, especially from the knowing side, are eager to learn directly the truth about Dafa. They want to know what Falun Dafa is really about, why Falun Dafa is good and what Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance truly means. This requires us to provide information to them with focused effort and high efficiency so they can comprehensively understand the truth about Dafa within a short period of time.
During the first several years after the persecution started, some brochures such as "The Path of Returning" produced by overseas practitioners achieved a great effect in clarifying the truth broadly and thoroughly to people overseas as well as in Mainland China. As the amount of overseas projects increased in the past years, the right focus has not been put on producing and distributing this type of truth-clarification material. It has even become very rare to see these kinds of materials. But there are still many people who are being poisoned by the CCP's propaganda and who still do not know the basic truth about Falun Gong. Considering this, some overseas practitioners produced "Minghui Weekly" Overseas Edition. This newspaper takes content from the Minghui/Clearwisdom website, including reports on the persecution in Mainland China, insights and experiences shared by practitioners, truth-clarification efforts of overseas practitioners and anti-persecution activities, reports to show the goodness of Falun Dafa and an introduction to traditional Chinese culture. Last year, some practitioners have noticed that the number of people who take Minghui Weekly in their area have increased significantly.
However, only one newspaper is far from enough. The volume and coverage of this newspaper is far from the ideal state. Certainly, this directly has to do with the lack of manpower to clarify the truth in tourist attraction areas, airports and community areas. In the meantime, it also has to do with the lack of good understanding on making such this kind of truth-clarification material. I hope practitioners from different areas consider their local situation (especially that of local Chinese people), take full advantage of the experiences (which is the wisdom and blessing that the Fa gives us) we have accumulated in the past years and produce more uplifting materials. The content of the materials need to be attractive to the readers, touching their hearts and achieving receptivity and broadening people's understanding. It should be artistic and elegant. These kinds of materials should not only be suitable for distributing in communities, shopping malls, airports, tourist attractions, and embassies, but also be proper for distribution on the Internet and via email.
I hope overseas practitioners pay more attention to this matter, and I hope practitioners from both overseas and Mainland China share their understanding and suggestions in this area.