Clarifying the Truth With a Cell Phone and Online Services
(Minghui.org) A few years ago, I discovered by chance that I could clarify the truth with a cell phone. With instructions provided by a fellow practitioner, I learned how to copy and paste information, and started a cell phone-based truth-clarifying project. When I started, I didn’t even give a second thought to whether it would be difficult or not, whether I would be able to handle it, or how effective it would be.
Although I didn’t know much about WeChat, I clicked here and there, and said hello to others. They responded, so I knew I could do it. After texting people some facts about the persecution of Falun Dafa, a few people quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations immediately. This also encouraged other practitioners in our area to join this project.
Without the limitations of time and space, and without additional phone fees, we can connect with people from all walks of life in a very short time. And we can also install many applications on a cell phone.
Melting Away Resistance
One day, a person who answered the phone asked, “What’s your goal in making a number of people quit the CCP?” I said, “It is not just to meet a certain goal. We are trying to help you when you are willing to quit. If you don’t want to quit, that’s fine, but I am asking you to quit the CCP because I want you to move away from the evil of the CCP, so you won’t be implicated for its crimes. For example, the CCP virus (coronavirus) has spread worldwide. Masks can help prevent it from spreading, but the CCP provides masks that don’t meet the standards. As a result, they can’t be used to prevent the disease and cause people to be unaware that they are in danger.”
Then the person said, “I don’t feel what you're doing is an effective way to get rid of the CCP.” I told him, “Your quitting the CCP is doing what's best for you, which will also accelerate the process of dissolving the CCP. If you don’t do so, there is no chance for you to avoid its demise; if you do quit, there is an opportunity for you. If you quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, you are separating yourself from the evil of the CCP, and this will protect your life and keep you safe.” We continued our discussion for three days. He finally understood and quit the CCP.
After another person quit the CCP, he told me, “Thank you. I know the truth now. I watched all the videos.” Someone else said, “What a dark age its been since the CCP controlled China. It is too evil. I saw the ‘False Fire’ documentary and know that the participants were paid actors.”
Many people wanted to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations after they learned the truth. They also wanted to know more about Falun Dafa and how to practice. I was very touched when I revisited my records of those who said “good,” “yes, I will quit,” “Falun Dafa is good,” “where can I learn to practice,” and “I want to know more.” It encouraged me to make good use of my time to clarify the truth, as sentient beings are waiting for us.
Overcoming Technical Challenges
Master Li Hongzhi said,
“It’s actually very hard to do much of anything in human society, for any move from the positive [elements] stirs up the old, negative, and bad elements. And of course, conversely, any move from the negative elements stirs up the positive elements.” (“What is a Dafa Disciple,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)
There were obstacles in the process of clarifying the truth, especially when the software was blocked. While I didn’t know much about technology, I was clear about one thing: I wanted to use my phone to save sentient beings. Because of this pure thought and my determination, I wasn’t affected. I didn’t wait for or rely on others. When I had trouble, I tried to solve the problem myself with a way that I understood. If it failed, I tried another way, and if that failed, I tried yet again.
At one time, all the applications I used to clarify the truth were blocked, and there was no way for me to continue. I searched, I registered a new account, I deleted... It seemed that all methods failed. I finally found a tool and was able to register and log in. I thanked Master in my heart. Although the tool was not easy to use, many people learned the truth and quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations via this platform.
When we clarified the truth to people in China, some of them had very bad messages on their profile pictures, in the profile names they used, and even in their greeting messages. Sometimes we were verbally abused. All of these were xinxing tests. It was like searching through a boundless sea to find predestined sentient beings to save. I always lowered my head, stared at pictures, and sent out truth clarifying materials non-stop. It felt as if I was a machine, but I knew I was doing the greatest thing—clarifying the truth to save sentient beings.
Assisting Other Practitioners
I have recently been helping other practitioners to clarify the truth using their cell phones, so I had limited time to work on the project myself. Some practitioners contacted me with their questions, and others asked me for support. I was worried and discussed it with some practitioners who provide technical support. How I wished I could calm down to clarify the truth!
One day, I wanted to use the brief time I had to clarify the truth. With that thought, I felt so calm and focused that I didn’t hear anything around me. I melted into this energy field and felt blessed. Although I only had 30 minutes, I felt very fortunate to have the opportunity to help save people.
Many new projects were initiated in Taiwan in March 2020, to put more effort into clarifying the truth to people in China. Although I was not mentored, I developed training materials, including videos, texts, and figures, to help more practitioners better use their cell phones to clarify the truth. Some practitioners were not familiar with the process, so it was important to help them quickly familiarize themselves with the technical aspects.
I remember when I started using a tablet, that my typing speed wasn’t comparable to when I used a computer. And many sources for truth-clarification information are websites or articles. So I used a tool and entered the information I collected from the websites or articles on a computer, record by record, and then compiled about 20 scripts to clarify the truth. In addition, I prepared a flow chart for fellow practitioners to use as a reference so that they could quickly learn to do the same.
During this process, I often heard some practitioners who provided the training say that they became impatient because they put a lot of time time into solving problems for the practitioners new to the project, and soon afterward, they quit.
Some practitioners experienced delays when they had problems. When the technical support asked them about their status, they realized it had been quite a long time since they were active on the project. Some didn’t start when their accounts were registered, and the accounts expired. Such problems repeated, and some of the technical support practitioners even developed attachments to complaining.
The practitioners wondered how to solve these problems. Well, the same problems occurred for our team. So we told one of the technical practitioners how to solve the problem. However, a few minutes later, he came back with the same question, and then he did it again. I felt that I was not calm and gentle. My voice became louder and I became impatient, although I realized this was not correct. I thought, “These questions were explained in our training package. Why don’t they look at it? Instead, they just said, “I don’t know.” Why can’t they be more active? However, regardless of what our fellow practitioners are doing or not, I am also a fellow practitioner. Apparently, I haven’t cultivated my xinxing, I felt sad about my own state of mind.”
Innovating as I Grow
I persisted with selflessness to assist others for over ten years. I recall that I taught fellow practitioners to use the “little helper” to persuade others to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. The “little helper” only included a few simple steps. I didn’t lose my temper, nor did I become impatient. So why couldn’t I maintain my xinxing now? Gradually, when our tools were blocked by the CCP agents again and again, many practitioners quit the effort. I sometimes wanted to give up too.
When I attended an online experience sharing conference in Taiwan, I identified my problems after hearing the sharings of others. I thought, “How could I develop an ordinary person’s thought to give up? This is about cultivation.” I looked within and found my problem, and decided to improve myself. After sharing my experience, a fellow practitioner offerred his home for the project, and we arranged a time to study the Fa, share our experiences, and clarify the truth.
Although not many practitioners attended that day, there was one who came from far away in the south. When we studied the Fa, I was extremely calm. I realized that I had improved myself, having gone from a regular person's notion of “giving up” to a cultivator's one of “letting go.”
The CCP virus outbreak occurred in Wuhan before February 2020. I saw news about a huge banquet with over 130,000 guests in the Baibuting District in Wuhan City for the Chinese New Year. Those people who were unaware of the virus were at great risk. However, I couldn’t directly target people in Baibuting with the cell phone truth-clarification project, so I decided to use a landline instead. It took me some time, but I found a listing of their phone numbers.
When I started dialing, my talking points about the topic were not smooth, as I hadn’t made a truth-clarification phone call for a while. However, I felt that if I focused only on telling people, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” it would work. Although I was anxious to save sentient beings, my voice was very calm and my heart was quiet. This hadn’t happened before. After two hours, many people learned the truth and wanted to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. And the rate of phone pickup was quite high.
“Pay no heed to what stage this now is or at what point the persecution will end. Just focus on the task at hand. Were it really to end now, you would all have regrets. As long as things have not been finished, as long as the Fa’s rectification of the human world hasn’t arrived, you should all just focus on the task at hand. And as you go about saving people, do whatever you should do, and do your utmost to see that what you do goes better and better. Doing so, who this will perfect will be none other than you—the disciples of Dafa.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the Epoch Times Meeting,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. X)
Time is very limited, and it is urgent to save sentient beings now. I remind myself not to slack off, or wait for others, but to be persistent. I know all these are strengthened by Master. During cultivation, I should do what I need to do, and continue thinking of ways to break through. All sentient beings with predestined relationships are arranged by Master. What I should do is move my hands and mouth to clarify the truth and to provide more opportunities for sentient beings to be saved.
We also can’t be limited to our projects alone. If we have time, we should make good use of it to save the sentient beings around us. Whenever the evil forces try to prevent us from doing so, troubles will appear. So we should always keep our minds calm, which will effectively lead to a good outcome.
In closing, I would like to share Master’s Fa,
“So you've got to seize the day. During this last period of time before it ends you really don't want to let yourselves down, and you should do the last things well.” (“Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. III)