(Minghui.org) As the Fa-rectification nears its end, I was given the opportunity to join the RTC platform and make phone calls to clarify the facts to awaken the conscience of the precious Chinese people.
During the outbreak of the coronavirus in 2020, my area was put under a stay-at-home order. One practitioner told me that there were training spots open on the RTC platform. When I heard this, all kinds of thoughts came to mind: I was afraid I couldn’t articulate well, or other practitioners would laugh at me. But I was certain that I had to get rid of these attachments. Wasn’t it because Master saw these attachments in me that he arranged for me to join the RTC platform?
“...doesn’t whether a Dafa disciple cultivates well or poorly determine whether those gigantic cosmic bodies’ beings get saved or not? I can tell you, this is definitely the case.” (Teachings From a Tour of North America)
Realizing that fellow practitioners were awakening people’s conscience every day, I decided to participate.
In the beginning, I was given training on the truth-clarification materials. The training practitioner worked with us through the materials over and over again. Before that, I wasn’t too familiar with a lot of truth-clarification materials. I could truly feel every practitioner’s dedicated effort and contribution towards this platform. They have prepared for newcomers not only the informational materials from various aspects but also all kinds of calling tools. It seemed that everything was in place, which meant that we only needed to take action.
Practitioners also trained us on how to engage the other party and interact with them. I followed the schedule to log on to the platform on time and made calls with the trainers. When the training practitioners called, I listened very carefully. The training practitioners had memorized all the truth-clarification materials. I felt that they were devoted to the duty.
I truly appreciated the effort of every practitioner who provided training, as well as practitioners with technical backgrounds providing support. Only because of their selfless contribution and support could I hold onto this project until now.
When a man in his 30s picked up the call, he asked, “Are you a Falun Dafa practitioner?” I said, “Yes I am! Now only practitioners tell you the truth, as they don’t want you to be deceived by lies. You’ll be blessed when you learn the truth.”
That person then asked, “Does your Master want to make money?” I said, “If he does, there are millions of practitioners worldwide. If my Master asks, every one of us would give him one yuan, and he would be a millionaire. This makes sense, right? As his disciples, every one of us would be more than happy to do so. But he never wanted anything from us.”
Then he asked, “What does your Master want then?” I replied, “All my Master wants is for us to cultivate diligently and strive to be more kind.” Upon hearing this, he stopped being sarcastic.
“My Master came here to impart the Fa,” I said, “and save sentient beings, including you and me. My entire family has benefited from Dafa. If I didn’t practice, my family life would have been ruined. Before that, my husband and my dad were very sick, my 12-year-old daughter was at the brink of death, and I constantly got sick. Since 1997, when I began to practice Dafa, I have held myself to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I put others first in doing things. I look for my shortcomings when I run into conflicts and try to be considerate of others.”
I continued, “By doing that, I’m not only in good health, but also my family is in harmony. For instance, the conflicts between my mother-in-law and me have been resolved. It is Dafa that has given me a happy family, and mine is only one of many such families in the world. Master never wanted a penny from us. He taught us how to be good people.”
“So, my brother, for us to be able to connect with each other is also your good fortune, and we have a predestined relationship. From the bottom of my heart, I sincerely hope that you and your family will stay safe from calamities. I hope you will have a good bond with the Buddha Law so you are safeguarded by Buddhas and Gods.”
He was touched and said, “I know you’re doing this for my good. You are truly great. I appreciate it!” I said, “If you want to thank someone, you should thank my Master! It’s my Master who asks us to awake the conscience of the precious Chinese people.” Even before I finished, he began to shout, “Hello, Master Li! Falun Dafa is good! Master Li, please save me as well.”
I said, “My brother, since this is from the bottom of your heart, you’ll be blessed by Buddhas and Gods.” He thanked me again. After that, I talked about the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the self-immolation hoax at Tiananmen Square. He listened to me for 25 minutes. He and his wife decided to quit their memberships in the Young Pioneers, a CCP organization.
I talked to another man who was in his 50s. When I mentioned quitting the CCP, he said very firmly, “I don’t believe in anything.” I said, “Hello sir, you can believe in nothing, but isn’t Shakyamuni the Buddha who attained righteous fruition through cultivation? Isn’t Jesus a great God who came down to the world to impart the Fa and awaken people’s conscience? You can choose not to believe it, but that doesn’t mean Gods and Buddhas don’t exist. You have heard of Noah’s Ark, have you? Wasn’t it something that God tasked Noah to make? Look, the virus is so tiny that we can’t see it. But it can take away people’s lives, right?”
Since he acknowledged what I said, I felt he could be saved. I then continued, “There are countless Buddhas in Heaven. We can’t see them, but as long as you believe it, you’ll witness the amazing power of the Buddha Fa. Our China is the land of the divine, our culture is divinely inspired, and we always worshiped Heaven and Gods in the past. We are all Gods’ people and protected by them. But in recent years, starting in primary school, we held up our fists to devote our lives to communism, which is to say, to surrender our precious lives to this atheist organization. Then, after it commits crimes, we would be held accountable.”
After that, I covered the staged self-immolation and the CCP’s state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting from imprisoned practitioners. Then I asked him, “Now you understand why I ask you to renounce your memberships in this evil organization, right? I only hope that a kind person like you would not become a scapegoat of the CCP. Otherwise it would be dreadful. No matter whether you want to believe it, this is truly happening as we speak. Renouncing your CCP membership is as simple as wiping out the pledge in your heart, so as to be protected by Buddhas and Gods .When you are safe, your family will also be blessed, right? I just want your family to have a peaceful new year!”
He admitted to being a member of the CCP. I asked him to remember the pseudonym I created for him. He didn’t say anything and hung up the phone.
I didn’t want to give up on him. While asking for Master’s help, I called him back. This time, I used a quick and simple way learned from a training practitioner. I said, “Hello sir, I will use the pseudonym I just gave you to help you quit the Party and ensure your safety. I won’t bother you again.” He said, “Sure.”
When making calls to clarify the facts, I deeply came to feel that awakening the conscience of sentient beings is also a process of cultivating myself. Every day I interact with people from all over the country. In the beginning, I could be strict with myself. I didn’t feel tempted when I ran into people who swore or laughed at me. However, soon enough, because of my attachments, when I was tied up with household chores and couldn’t keep up with Fa study and doing the Dafa exercises, I was swayed and developed attachments.
One time, as soon as a man in his 40s took the call, he began to curse. My attachments flared up. I forgot that I was a practitioner and talked back. Right away, he hung up.
I knew that I didn’t maintain my xinxing. I didn’t awaken the conscience of this sentient being but instead scared him away. Soon enough, I ran into a middle-aged man. When I mentioned quitting the CCP and asked him if he was a Party member. He said, “Yes, I am. Why do I have to quit?” I then explained that voiding the Communist Party initiation oath in one’s heart was a way to show one’s intention to Buddhas and Gods. He said, “It’s nonsense.” I again lost my temper and said, “You didn’t even listen to me. Why are you saying that?” He swore at me again and then quickly hung up.
I was dumbfounded. How come I was moved again? If I couldn’t even stand such a small test, how could I possibly awaken people’s conscience? I held deep regret.
“As they see it, “If you are to save me, you have to reach my level first, and you must have this measure of mighty virtue before you can save me. Without such mighty virtue, without having reached my stature, how could you save me?”” (“Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)
True, didn’t I want to hear good things and avoid hearing bad things? As soon as I heard something unpleasant, I would get unhappy. Wasn’t this episode to eliminate my attachment to not wanting to listen to bad remarks? I realized I should improve my xinxing. Otherwise, I couldn’t awaken the conscience of sentient beings.
Then, I recalled that I had been too tied up with babysitting my grandson to the point where I couldn’t catch up with Fa study and doing the exercises. Thus, I was a bit agitated and couldn’t maintain my xinxing.
For the past three months, I didn’t have to babysit him anymore. Thus, I could finish the five sets of exercises in the morning, followed by Fa study with my husband, who is also a practitioner. In the afternoon, I logged onto the platform to send forth righteous thoughts with fellow practitioners, and then I made phone calls. At night, I made calls and studied the Fa.
There were times when I couldn’t help anyone quit the CCP for a couple of days, or they quickly hung up on me, but I was no longer agitated. Then, I began to look inward to see if I had any attachments preventing sentient beings from hearing the truth from me. As soon as I found them, I got rid of them.
Now, when I run into people who swear at me, I am no longer moved and can keep calm. One time, after a man picked up the phone, he began to curse at me. After he finished, I said, “Sir, I am not upset with you. I know we Chinese people have been lied to by the CCP. Since the CCP took power, it has never taught us to treat our parents kindly or repay our parents for bringing us up, right? In school, it has us hold up our small fists and swear allegiance to the CCP and its youth organizations. This is getting us ready to sacrifice our lives for it. As a result, since childhood, we have surrendered our precious lives given by our parents to the Party.
“You see now the plague is to punish this atheist Party. Sir, I am calling you to tell you to quickly get away from it and annul your commitment to the CCP. Heaven is waiting for people to resign from it. When it’s finally held accountable for its crimes, it will be too late. For you to receive this call from me shows that you are a good person.” He kept thanking me and agreed to quit the Party.
During my nine months on the RTC platform, I have found many attachments. As we talk to people directly, it doesn’t matter which script I use. Later, I realized that it all came down to my personal cultivation, as that comes first. That’s how I became diligent in my cultivation. No matter how difficult the future is, I’ll keep moving forward for sure.
In the end, I’d like to wrap up my sharing with what Master said,
“Do you realize that as long as you’re a cultivator, in any environment or under any circumstances, I will use any troubles or unpleasant things you come across—even if they involve work for Dafa, or no matter how good or sacred you think they are—to eliminate your attachments and expose your demon-nature so that it can be eliminated, for your improvement is what’s most important.” (“Further Understanding,” Essentials for Further Advancement)