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Delivering Truth-Clarification Materials with Compassion

Oct. 1, 2021 |   By Xiangrui, a Falun Dafa practitioner in China

(Minghui.org) When delivering truth-clarification materials, we often encountered people who did not know the truth about Falun Dafa. They often interfered with us. 

They even beat us and reported us to the police. But, with Master Li’s (Dafa’s founder) protection, we were able to come out safely and finish our deliveries successfully.

Sending Pure Compassionate Thoughts: Doing It for Others' Sake

One day we went to the mining area to deliver truth-clarification materials. It was already eleven o’clock at night. 

I had just hung a booklet on the door of a miner’s home when a dog barked wildly. As I quickly left the house, the door light came on. 

A man came out and shouted, “What are you doing? Stop!”

I thought I couldn’t leave like that, so I turned around sharply and returned to the house. I said, “I’m here to deliver the truth to you,” and handed over another booklet to him. 

I then said, “Please take a look!” He yelled, “I’m not going to read it!” 

I replied, “It is very dangerous for you to work underground. But if you sincerely and respectfully recite the phrase, ‘Falun Dafa is good’ and ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,’ you will not be in danger. 

“Even if you are in danger, as long as you sincerely recite these nine words, you will be safe.”

The man’s attitude changed completely, “Really? Thank you!” he replied. 

I told him, “There is a booklet on your door. If you read it, you will learn a lot. You will be blessed after understanding the truth. I apologize for interrupting your rest.”

As I left, he was still standing behind me, saying, “Don’t let the dog bite you!”

Over the years, I have often encountered unexpected situations like this. Sometimes I was nervous, but no matter how nervous I was, I did it from the bottom of my heart for the other party’s good, no matter how bad their attitude was. 

I told them in good faith to sincerely repeat the nine words to be blessed. When I was telling the other party, I recited the nine words myself with the thought: Let each word penetrate their minds.

When I sent out the compassionate thought that it was for their own good, I had already diluted or dissolved the factor of fear at that time. My heart was just hoping that the other person would have a promising future.

In the summer of 2016, we went to a large village to deliver truth-clarification materials. It was midnight, and I walked back after putting a booklet on a tricycle in front of a house. 

A tall man, bare-chested and holding a knife, walked towards me and said, “What are you doing? What are you doing with my tricycle?” I smiled back at him and said, “You are still awake this late? I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, and I just put a pamphlet in your cart. 

“Check it out. It tells you why many current senior officials have lost their positions.”

By this time, his tone became soft, and he asked, “Why don’t you come during the day?” I said, “I need to work during the day."

These booklets tell you the truth. “Would the Communist Party let people know the truth? It’s so late. Sorry for bothering your sleep.” He then said with concern, “Be careful.”

When we speak from the heart for the good of others, our minds and tone are naturally calm. It can also serve as a restriction on the indifference, suspicion, wariness, and rudeness developed in communist culture.

Always Remember Master Is Around

Once in a very remote village, a fellow practitioner was surrounded by four or five villagers with pickaxes and iron bars in their hands: “Where are you from? What do you do? How many others are there?” 

I heard it from a distance and thought the fellow practitioner might be in trouble, so I rushed to the group.

When I reached them, I squeezed into the crowd and said to the man who asked, “Brother, we’re here to deliver the truth-clarification materials to you.” “What truth? Let me see.” I handed him a booklet and a DVD titled Traveling Heaven and Earth Through Wind and Rain.

He looked at it and said, “Oh, it’s Falun Dafa! Falun Dafa, we won't bother you.” His tone of voice changed entirely as he spoke, “It’s so late. Four or five of you are going door to door. We are protecting the safety of this area. We have to ask about it!” 

I said, “Of course, you have the right to ask. This place is very remote, and we came late.”

I then said to them, “Now, although the transportation has become better, it is still far from other places. When anyone has a medical emergency, you can sincerely repeat: ‘Falun Dafa is good’ and ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ The situation will change.” They smiled and went away.

One of them, a young guy, who was very mean in the beginning, said to me kindly, “Don’t let the dog bite you.” 

When I see the good side of people come out, I really want them all to be saved. Every time we deliver truth materials, we ask Master to strengthen our righteous thoughts. 

In fact, Master is always around us. Things seem to be very dangerous, but because Master is around, everything can be turned into a safe situation.

No Negative Thoughts Are Allowed During Delivery

One day I had almost finished delivering truth-clarification materials in a small remote town. A man asked me, “What are you doing in the middle of the night?” “Delivering truth-clarification materials to you,” I replied. 

He was very dissatisfied and added, “Look, you’ve got the dogs all over barking so much that people can’t rest.” I said, “I’m sorry, we’ll leave soon.” 

I casually handed him a truth pamphlet, “Check it out” “No. I won’t read.” I left disappointed, with some resentment in my heart. 

He did not look like an ordinary peasant, and I had a good feeling about him. But his refusal aroused my resentment. I was thinking: “He does not know good from bad.”

On our way back, I told the practitioner who was driving about this. He said, “This is not a righteous thought. We are here to save people. We can’t become resentful when people don’t accept it. We should correct these incorrect thoughts.”

I realized that I was wrong.

When we were almost in the town, a van came across the street and gestured for us to wait. I got out of the car and the other party questioned us and used the phone to take our license plate number. 

He said he would take us to the police station. I explained that we were good people and clarified the truth to him. 

The other practitioners sent righteous thoughts in the car. A motorcycle came over, and the driver tried intimidating us, but we kept calm. 

We just told them we were practitioners and distributed information about the facts of Falun Dafa. We handed four copies of truth-clarification materials to the van driver, and he accepted.

The motorcycle rider wanted to see the two other practitioners in the car. I said: “No problem.” 

It turned out that he had the van cut us off, and he came up from behind on his motorcycle to see what we were doing. He mistook us for bad people.

It looked that way on the surface, but the real reason was that my resentment had invited it. If not for the timely reminder from fellow practitioners, it could have been a serious disturbance.

Master said,

“At that time, when the evil CCP's suppression and persecution were about to begin, I said something to you: I said that just by remaining unmoved you could handle all situations.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Canada Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. V)

Through this incident, I found my attachment. It is not that sentient beings are not easy to save; instead, I did not have enough compassion. 

Whether they accept Falun Dafa’s truth or not, we should treat them with compassion.

When people do not accept the truth, it does not mean they will not change later. As long as we persevere when delivering the information, they will change as Master said in “To Save The World” (Hong Yin III

“… We don’t believe consciences can’t be brought back” 

We should not have bad thoughts about them, but we must also send out pure, compassionate thoughts: May he meet another Dafa practitioner and learn the truth. I hope he does not miss the opportunity to be saved.

Master said,

“Compassion is an enormous energy, the energy of righteous gods. The more compassion that is present, the greater this energy becomes, and it can disintegrate anything that is bad.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IX)

Master’s words have touched me most deeply, and helped me as I clarified the truth. May we cultivate greater compassion and save more sentient beings!