Awakening the Conscience of People in China on the Rescue Platform
(Minghui.org) Greetings, esteemed Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
It has been almost three years since I began to practice Falun Dafa. Whenever I think about this experience, I understand that this is the cultivation path that Master arranged for me, and I must cherish it.
At the beginning of this year, the Wuhan pneumonia epidemic broke out and quickly spread throughout the world. Fellow practitioners were saying, “Hurry up and call the mainland Chinese to awaken their conscience!”
I was trying to find out how to join the phone calling group. By coincidence, when I was watching Shen Yun’s performance in mid-March, I met a northern practitioner from the phone calling group. She said she could introduce me to the platform.
After I was certified and accepted by the platform, I learned that this was a rescue platform specifically targeting Chinese police departments, procuratorates and court personnel. I worried that I lacked the wisdom, and I never wanted to deal with government employees. Back in China, I only clarified the truth to ordinary people in my hometown and helped them quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The practitioner said, “It is not easy to convince people to quit the CCP on the rescue platform. But clarifying the truth directly to these people can create an environment for awakening their conscience. How important that is! And during the process, you can expose your attachments and get rid of them.” She also said that the platform offered scripts written by fellow practitioners. She could arrange for me to make phone calls with her.
When I first started calling, I really felt unsure and inexplicably nervous. Fellow practitioners’ experience sharing inspired me. One practitioner said, “All kinds of curse words will irritate you because you may have fear or an attachment to saving face.” She said that she once called a police station in Shanghai, and the chief answered the phone. He said fiercely, “Do you know where this is? You are so bold!” The practitioner knew she was timid and then thought, “Master is encouraging me! Then let all attachments be exposed and see how long it takes to let them go.”
In the rescue platform group, I studied the Fa with other practitioners in the morning and recited the Fa in the evening. Everyone sends righteous thoughts together before being assigned cases. After finishing the phone calls, we immediately shared feedback and exchanged our experiences and challenges. I felt I couldn’t keep up in the beginning and worried that I would have no time to take care of my children. I really admired the veteran practitioners who had been doing this for more than 10 years. A few weeks later, I came across this part of Master’s teaching:
“…and have the new people study the Fa more. And encourage them to actively participate in activities in addition to self-cultivation. You should do more to lead them along and help them catch up, and gradually they will come to understand things. The more loose you let them be, and, if they don’t realize the importance of being diligent, they will let themselves become more and more lax, and it’s possible that they won’t be able to really start cultivating. You must do more to lead them along.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2014 San Francisco Fa Conference”)
After reading the above, I realized that joining the platform was very important for me. I learned some methods of clarifying the basic truth and entry points to start a phone conversation. When I made calls after June, my mentality was relatively calm. I have gradually understood the importance of persisting in righteous thoughts when making calls.
Impressive Phone Calls
The first case is about a teacher in Heilongjiang Province, China, who was imprisoned for a long time. She was dying of a serious illness. I dialed the cell phones of seven lead police officers of the local Political and Legal Affairs Committee, the 610 Office and the police department. The first six people did not answer my calls many times, and the last one was the chief of the police department.
I thought, “These people have done too many bad things. Many Dafa practitioners must have called them, so they won’t answer if the call is from overseas. I might not achieve any results today.” I suddenly realized that this thought was wrong, so I quickly corrected myself.
The chief answered, and I said the following after greeting him, “Xinjiang had snow in June, the Three Gorges area in the south flooded severely, and a plague broke out in Beijing for the second time. This is punishment from heaven! Since you can be a chief of police, you must be a wise person and know more about the CCP’s crimes than I do, especially the cruel persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in the past 21 years. It is just like the history of the Roman Empire’s persecution of Christians repeating itself.”
I continued, “You are an official governing your area, so what you think is very important for the folks in your area. Only by quitting the CCP and sincerely confessing can you escape this disaster. Can I help you withdraw from the Party?” He replied okay. I then said, “People working in law enforcement and the judiciary have to use their real names to quit the CCP. I know your name. Can I help you with your real name?” He replied again, “Okay, thank you!”
Unexpectedly, this person’s conscience was awakened in only 3 minutes and 36 seconds. This phone call indicates that instantly correcting that unrighteous thought of “handing in a blank test paper” is so important!
The second case is about a Falun Gong practitioner from a municipality directly controlled by the central government who had been persecuted many times over the past dozen years. I wanted to call some leaders of the procuratorate involved in the persecution, including their landlines and mobile phones. Through the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) and Minghui.org, I found a lot of information about the case. The procuratorate that participated in the persecution was named a model unit by the CCP. I thought that the people there must have been brainwashed very badly.
Sure enough, after dialing a landline, the person who answered my call hung up the phone as soon as he heard about Falun Gong. I called for a whole morning, and no one listened for more than a minute. I thought that I should get rid of distracting thoughts and try my best to have them listen to the truth more.
I called again in the afternoon. One person answered my call four times and listened for more than half an hour in total. The first two times, he listened for nearly a minute. The third time, he listened for nearly 11 minutes before he hung up, and the fourth time he listened for nearly 21 minutes. He didn’t say a word in the process, but I could feel that he was listening more and more attentively. However, it was the same person who had listened for only 13 seconds in the morning.
I told him, “On July 20 this year, more than 600 politicians from 30 countries called on the CCP to stop persecuting Falun Gong. The CCP concealed the coronavirus epidemic that spread globally, and it made the world’s people recognize the evil nature of the CCP. The United States is bringing together forces of justice to hold the CCP accountable, so China’s 92 million Party members will be implicated.”
“People all over the world practice Falun Gong. China has a culture of 5,000 years. The so-called Marxism is atheism, and it is harming mankind. The 71 years of CCP tyranny has killed 80 million Chinese. Falun Gong practitioners have filed lawsuits against Jiang Zemin in more than 50 courts in 33 countries and regions for genocide and torture, which is similar to the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis. It is a repeat of ancient Rome’s persecution of Christians.”
I continued to tell him that he must not participate in the persecution, the importance of quitting the CCP, and how reciting the lucky phrases “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” can keep him safe. I asked him to write down WOIPFG’s phone number to report perpetrators in the persecution, and I said he should make up for his past wrongdoing.
Finally, I told him that I myself had been deceived by the “Tiananmen self-immolation hoax” for many years. Three years ago, I learned that Falun Gong is a profound Way of the Buddha school. My whole family began to practice Dafa. Now, I spend my money to call fellow Chinese, hoping that more people will understand the truth. Good will be rewarded and evil will be punished, so I hope he will choose a bright future.
Not Leaving Regrets
After more than three months of cultivation on the rescue platform and with the selfless help and encouragement from fellow practitioners, I became more and more confident. When I pick up the phone now, I treat it as seriously as if I were starting my own company. My husband and children support me very much.
When my children come home after school, they ask, “How many calls did you make today? Are there any who quit the CCP?” Looking at their attitude, I knew my worry about not having time to take care of them when I first started on the platform was actually an attachment.
I am grateful to Master for letting me recognize my attachments. I want to cherish the opportunity, keep up with fellow practitioners on the platform, and work with them! I shall do my best not to leave any regrets, awaken the conscience of more Chinese, and follow well the path of cultivation that Master arranged for me!
Thank you, Master!Thank you, fellow practitioners!
(Presented at the 2020 Telephone-Calling Group Online Fa Conference)