Making Phone Calls to Save the Chinese People
(Minghui.org) I moved from China to San Jose, California in December 2011. I am 66 years old, and did not know any English, nor how to drive a car. I had to rely on others when I wanted to go out to do the exercises or attend group Fa study. It was a burden having to rely on someone else. Being forced into such a state for some time, this stressful lifestyle led to many trials and tribulations.
After we studied the Fa in a large group one day in March 2012, the coordinator of a phone calling group from San Francisco explained how they used the telephone to clarify the truth about Dafa to people in China. I felt that this was something I could do, and I joined the telephone group. Several practitioners explained to me how to make calls using a computer. By the end of May, I knew how to make the calls to China using prerecorded messages.
I was doing all right at the beginning, but a few days later, not many people were willing to listen to my calls. Unknowingly, I had considered making the calls as a “job.” I felt good when people were listening and bad when not many people were willing to answer my calls. I was reacting in a strictly a human way, rather than as a Dafa practitioner. However, I did not realize it at the time.
One day I was reading “Fa Teaching Given at the 2010 New York Fa Conference,” where Teacher said,
“The task of saving sentient beings has to be carried out by you. And not only must it be done, but it must be done well. It is not done for Master, however. Though we call it “saving sentient beings,” it is not done entirely for them either. It’s also done for your sake.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2010 New York Fa Conference”)
I understood that I needed to do a good job, but how? I later read “Fa Rectifies the Cosmos” from Hong Yin Vol. II,
“Mercy can melt heaven and earth into spring
Righteous thoughts can save people of the world”
I realized that we must conduct ourselves with righteous thoughts and compassion. Making calls to save sentient beings is a serious matter. I was treating it as a job, and thought it was simply a duty to complete it. This attitude was wrong.
I begin making calls at around 5:00 p.m. local time every day. It is a bit difficult on weekdays, because I have to pick up my grandson from school at 3:40 p.m., then prepare food for him and watch over him while he does his homework. After that I have to prepare dinner and do housework. As a result, I do not have a regular dinner time. Generally, I eat after making calls, sending forth righteous thoughts, and studying the Fa, or my son brings food to my room.
My understanding is that after I finish my daily chores, I should prepare to make phone calls. I should first check the software and hardware that is used with the computer, and then open the phone numbers that need to be called with the following thought, “May the owner of each phone number listen to the facts, quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and select a bright future for himself or herself.” Then, I should begin to make calls. On a good day, people listen for 4, 10, 20, and even 30 to 40 minutes.
Making calls to clarify the facts requires coordination to achieve proper coverage. In the summer of last year, I was assigned to call Chinese officials in different government agencies. I listened to all the prerecorded messages several times to make sure I knew which message to use for each agency.
I liked both the content and the way the messages were prepared. I believed that there was enough compassion in the voice of the message so that anyone willing to listen to the entire message would be willing to quit the CCP. This was because the evil spirit that controlled the person would have been disintegrated by the talk and the associated compassion.
When I play a message to people, I listen very carefully to how they react to it. For example, when I play a message about live organ harvesting to someone in a hospital, one of the staff members listening may say, “They are criticizing our hospital,” and another person says, “This is just nonsense,” and hangs up the phone.
The next time I call, I play the message about the persecution. It start with the words, “How are you? Do you know that the CCP has been persecuting Falun Gong practitioners by harvesting their organs and selling these organs for profit? According to an international investigation, sixty-five-thousand practitioners have been killed...”
At this point, I a staff member may say, “That is a huge number!” After they listen to the message for over a minute, I play the message about live organ harvesting and they listen to the entire message.
When I play the message about the persecution to government agencies that are directly involved in the persecution of Falun Gong, such as the 610 Office, courthouses, the public prosecutor's office, etc., they normally don't want to listen. Some of them may be involved in live organ harvesting themselves.
So I have changed my tactics and used reports by armed police officers and an investigation by a third party. Whether they like to hear it or not, this is to let them know that both the persecution of Falun Gong and the live organ harvesting from practitioners have been exposed and made known internationally.
These evil actions by the CCP are being denounced by the international community. I think the first few sentences in this message, “Hello! Please listen to this report from the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong, which was published on December 12, 2009. It contains an eye witness account about the live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners...” is enough to shock these people into listening further.
Some office phone systems are set up with voicemail. This was the case with Geng Cuixia, the 610 Office director in Jinzhou. The time allowed for a message was about 45 seconds. I had to call five times in order to get a complete message through to her.
People who are with agencies such as the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Propaganda Department, etc. are strongly influenced by the CCP. They belong to the privileged class and couldn't care less about others.
This is especially true of the people in the Propaganda Department. They know that they are relying on lies to fool people and they don't want to answer calls from practitioners. The first time I called them, they immediately hung up when they heard that live organ harvesting was being carried out by the CCP.
I also heard that the Propaganda Department said that live organ harvesting was propaganda from Falun Gong. More than twenty minutes later I called again and played the report by an armed police officer. This message contained statements made by an eyewitness. I heard one fellow say, “Let us hear what they have to say.” I then played a message about the investigation by a third party and finally a message advising people to quit the CCP. It sounded like at least three people were listening, two men and one woman. The woman said, “Sounds like this is true.” The two men were talking in a very low voice, so I couldn't hear what they said.
Relative to other government agencies, more people from the police departments are willing to listen to our messages. Generally, they listen to two-minute messages. When they hear the words, “Is it possible for a dynasty not to change? According to the reports from the Dongxiang Magazine in Hong Kong...” they continue to listen.
They know that in China there are two distinct classes. The privileged class lives a totally different lifestyle. The police officers like to find out what benefits this privileged class gets. I once played several messages about the difference between these two classes, and an officer listened to the messages for over ten minutes. I heard him sigh, indicating that there was nothing he could do about it. When I tried to talk to him, he didn't answer. I knew I had more preparation to do in my cultivation.
One time, when a man answered the phone, he recognized immediately that the call was from Falun Gong practitioners. He said, “Falun Gong is truly great. It provides me with information.” He listened to two messages before hanging up the phone.
I always record the type of message, the length of time of each message, and what I hear from the listener. This way practitioners who want to clarify the truth by speaking to people face-to-face can have some idea about what to expect. Hopefully, this will help them save more sentient beings.
I have now been using a computer to make calls for over six months. This work is important to me. Not only does it give me a chance to save sentient beings, it also teaches me not to use human notions, thus allowing me to improve my character.
This work also lets me befriend other practitioners, and provides opportunities to share experiences with them. I recall that the number of listeners were limited when I first started making calls on the computer. Following human logic, I questioned the value of making calls. Another human notion that came up was that I suspected the reason people didn't answer was because they didn't like me.
While sharing experiences, a fellow practitioner told me the following story. She had made calls to the director of a police station in Yunnan Province for two days, and no one answered the phone. A few days later, the Minghui website reported that the arrested fellow practitioner being held at that police station had been released. The director told the released practitioner that if he kept him in the police station, the phones in the station would be jammed with calls from Dafa practitioners. This story was a wake up call for me. The value of making calls is not necessarily dependent on people answering the calls. The calls always serve the purpose of disintegrating the evil spirits, and can discourage people from doing bad things. As a result, the purpose of saving sentient beings is accomplished.