(Minghui.org) When I first got involved in the Global Telephone-Calling Team-DHT Platform, I played the prerecorded audio to the person in China who answered. I then passed the phone numbers of those who had listened to the audio to other platforms so that those practitioners could call the same people in person to follow up and ask them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations.
The people we target work for public security agencies, hospitals, and other institutions. Many of them are directly involved in the persecution of Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa).
The CCP authorities have blocked the calls to these people. With help from Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, I went from just playing the audio for these people to personally calling and talking with them.
I have been dialing the phone numbers and playing the audio on the platform every day since I joined this project. I wrote a cultivation experience-sharing article in January 2021 after having worked on the platform for six months.
I submitted my article to the Minghui website, and it was published. I knew it was Master encouraging me. Thus, I wanted to make a breakthrough so I could call and communicate with people directly instead of just playing the audio for them. I made two breakthroughs to get there.
The first breakthrough was to let go of fear. In the beginning, my heart beat like a drum as soon as I turned on the microphone and got ready to make phone calls.
I was overwhelmed by an immense fear and couldn't continue. Then, I asked myself, “Why is your heart pounding? What are you afraid of? You are doing the most righteous thing in the universe—awakening the conscience of sentient beings. As a cultivator, what if today you are facing a mountain of swords and a sea of fire?”
I took a deep breath and said to myself, “Stop it.” After saying this several times, I finally dared to turn on the microphone and could speak naturally.
But the second test came shortly after I began to speak. The people I called appeared to be well-educated officials. However, some of them started to curse as soon as they answered, which left me at a loss for words and I felt insulted.
I once called someone with the Political and Legal Affairs Committee, told him about Falun Dafa, and advised him to quit the CCP. He said he didn't know what quitting the CCP meant. He said he only knew how to take off girls’ clothes, and he continued with dirty words.
Others demanded to know why I was betraying China. One asked me if I dared to call on my own phone. I told him that I was and that I spent my own money to call him from far away. Then he threatened me, saying I should watch my back no matter where I was.
Calls like these poured cold water on my courage to directly clarify the truth. I really wavered at those times and asked myself what I should do. I didn't know if I should quit or keep going, which kept me up at night. Then, at the Global Telephone-Calling experience sharing conference, a Vietnamese practitioner’s sharing greatly encouraged me.
Her story inspired me to continue making phone calls. I thought to myself, “Why can't I do it if even a practitioner who can’t speak much Chinese can learn Chinese and make successful phone calls?”
“Clarifying the truth, that’s something you can do anywhere or to anyone. Don’t specifically target some government, organization, etc. Don’t have that thinking. Often it’s precisely on account of such thinking that your path gets blocked. As you know, we are saving people. And what is it we save when saving people? Their minds. So, just direct it at the mind, direct it at the individual. Don’t direct it at an organization or entity. If you really want to target some organization and clarify the truth to them, you can go and do that. But, for you to achieve real results as you go about saving people, you should be open to clarifying the truth to anyone. You can clarify the truth to people of any social status. All sentient beings are waiting.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference”)
This Fa made me understand that I should awaken the conscience of sentient beings regardless of their positions. Only the truth can change people’s heart. Master's compassion uplifted me and made me relinquish my fear of calling those officials.
I looked inside and found that I, like some other practitioners, believed that the officials who worked in the CCP system were strictly controlled. Most of them held civil service positions and had stable jobs. They got good benefits working for the CCP, so they followed the CCP closely. They were more arrogant than ordinary people. Therefore, I formed a concept in my mind, consciously or unconsciously, to distinguish them from ordinary people, and it was difficult to awaken their conscience.
Master said, “Only when you let go of all notions and attachments will you be able to advance unimpeded on your path of cultivation.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. Fa Conference”)
A cultivator has to let go of human notions. No matter what jobs they did, they were all sentient beings.
In some cases, after the person answered, as soon as he heard the truth-clarification words, he would ask, “Who are you?” and then hang up. I usually had to pluck up my courage to make the calls and prepared auspicious names for people to quit the CCP every time I made a call. However, I was hung up on again and again.
I began looking inward and found that courage and enthusiasm were not enough. There’s no easy recipe for success.
I had to seize their attention in a short time. Then what to say at the beginning of the call was particularly important, especially the question “Who are you?” I wondered what I should say to catch their attention and make them willing to continue listening.
I tried to stand in their shoes and practiced repeatedly. Now, I answer this question by saying, “A friend asked me to call you.” Or I will say, “I am a messenger bringing blessings and peace, and we can talk by phone; that means we are predestined.” I communicate with them freely based on their different situations. It seems that the effect is relatively good.
Recently, I have been calling the numbers connected to a special project, and the number of people who answer and quit the CCP has obviously increased. Some officials even thanked me after I helped them renounce their memberships in the CCP and its youth organizations. Some promised to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and some promised to protect the Falun Dafa practitioners they encountered.
Take one case as an example. I once called and persuaded a hospital employee to quit the CCP. During our entire conversation, the person obviously sensed my sincerity and goodwill and also how seriously I regarded this call.
He realized I was not lying to him and was careful to protect his privacy. So after he renounced his memberships in the CCP organizations, he also helped his wife, son, and daughter-in-law quit the CCP.
He readily accepted the truth about Falun Dafa. When I reminded him repeatedly to treat Falun Dafa practitioners kindly, he sincerely said he would. I also told him to “remember Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I told him these words would bring him good luck and help him overcome difficulties.
I told him about someone with the virus in Wuhan who recited, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” after a practitioner encouraged him to sincerely say this. The man kept reciting the two phrases, and gradually his fever went away. He listened quietly as I told him this story.
In the end he seemed reluctant to hang up, so he asked me where I was. I told him I was calling from outside of China. He asked me how I knew his phone number, and I told him, “This must be predestined, not accidental; someone must be out there helping you.” He said, “That’s great!”
Talking directly with those officials is different from playing the audio. By communicating with them, I can make sure the truth clearly reaches them by repeating if necessary and answering their questions.