(Minghui.org) In recent years, some of my close relatives, including my husband, who were young and had quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations, passed away, while some others are battling severe illnesses.
The cause for the problems might be two-fold. First, without fully understanding the facts of Dafa, they lacked faith in Dafa and the effect of reciting “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” wouldn’t be good. Second, although some had quit the CCP, they were not completely aware of the wicked nature of the CCP, and continued participating in activities that directly or indirectly supported the CCP’s political movements against innocent Chinese people, hence creating more karma for themselves.
Digging deeper, however, I discovered that the root cause of the problems was that I had failed to fully clarify the truth and reveal the evil nature of the CCP to them.
Master told us,
“When someone quits the wicked CCP, he is no longer under its control. And once he is not controlled by it, he immediately undergoes a change. And what kind of change is it? His body is cleansed of the poisonous elements and factors of the wicked CCP, and he looks differently at matters of Falun Gong and the persecution that it has been subjected to. This comes about as a result [of his own act of breaking from the Party], so he will enter the future. However, if he says, “I oppose the wicked CCP, but I don't approve of Falun Gong either,” that amounts to him not yet taking his stance, since there is no third choice.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the Fa Conference Marking the Tenth Anniversary of the Minghui Website's Founding,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. X)
When pressed for time, I often simply told people to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” but missed clarifying in depth the truth about Dafa and why it was persecuted. When I gave people the book, Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, I did not first introduce the major points of the book to them.
Many of my relatives and friends might have agreed to quit the CCP out of their human sentiments towards me without fully understanding the truth. Some were confused about why the CCP would persecute Dafa practitioners, and because of that, they could not fully accept Dafa.
Take my son for example. He never wanted to hear me talking about Falun Dafa, and even made some comments that disrespected Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa. When he mentioned that Falun Dafa was persecuted one day, I immediately urged him to say “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” but he replied, “I don’t believe it.”
Similarly, although my cousin had quit the CCP, he worshiped Mao Zedong, the former CCP head who ordered the killing of millions of Chinese people. Once my son told me that he did not approve of Falun Dafa.
It is obvious that neither my son nor my cousin really understood the truth and so they probably haven’t been truly saved. Likewise, my husband, who had quit from the CCP but still did not approve of Dafa before he died, might not have been saved either.
In “Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference,” a practitioner asked,
“Disciple: In persuading people to do the “three withdrawals” at tourist sites, suppose I encounter the following situation. I ask the person if he is a Party member, he says no. “Have you ever joined the Young Pioneers?” He nods. I give him a pseudonym to quit the Young Pioneers, asking him to remember the name used for his withdrawal. He replies, “OK,” or “Thank you,” or “I understand.” I’d like to ask respectfully, does this count as having withdrawn?”
“I think that at the tourist sites, you should not take quitting the Party or the Young Pioneers, or the “three withdrawals” itself, as your goal. Remember, everyone, you are to have clarifying the truth and saving people as your goal! (Enthusiastic applause) If you feel that person can be saved, then that is fine. If you feel that person is only brushing you off, that is like you have been cheated by him. Of course, if he first agrees to quit, this is already a step. Clarify the truth to him further, so he can really know it, and then it’ll be considered done.”
This tells me that I ought to clarify the truth more thoroughly to people, especially my family members, as they have a deeper bond with me and Dafa.
In “Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference,” a practitioner asked,
“Disciple: Some practitioners who clarify the truth at tourist sites think that because the mainland people have long been under the wicked Party’s control, they won’t have the courage to declare their desire to withdraw from the CCP organizations, even if they want to. Therefore, after these practitioners ask the tourists if they want to withdraw, they proceed with it for them as long as the person nods or smiles.”
“No, that won’t do. Not at all! They must agree to it. If they don’t express it or say it, it doesn’t count. That’s because they have actually professed that they would do things for the wicked Party, contribute to the wicked Party, and even devote their lives to it. They have uttered those words.”
Upon reflection, I feel bad for myself because I have done the same before and fallen short of Master’s expectations. We must abide by Master’s teachings when clarifying the truth to people, as this is the only guarantee for sentient beings to enter the future.
I hope that fellow practitioners who have similar problems read Master’s teachings related to this issue, and follow Master’s teachings when clarifying the truth to people to truly save them. We must hurry up and save people before the Fa rectification reaches the human world!
This is just my personal understanding. Please point out anything that does not conform to the Fa.