(Minghui.org) I recently began making phone calls to people in China to clarify the truth to them. If I’m in a good cultivation state the person I phone is receptive and sometimes they answer my questions before I even ask them. For example, when I ask if they joined the Young Pioneers the person will say, “Yes, I even joined the Communist Party.”
When I offer to help them quit the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) they immediately agree before I finish asking. Their knowing side wants to quit the CCP.
“The Fa’s rectification of the Cosmos has finished, and now a transition to the Fa’s rectification of the human world is taking place.” (“Wake Up”)
I enlightened that the negative elements, dark minions of the CCP’s specters have been eliminated in large quantities. Many people have started to think for themselves.
“At present, people are somewhat more awake, now that the evil has been cleaned out. At a minimum they are able to think things over for themselves now. When you clarify the truth to someone, it is now that person himself thinking it over, rather than him being controlled by evil.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2013 Western U.S. Fa Conference”)
Master said, “Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
My Hidden Attachments Are Exposed
I had a further understanding of this Fa principle during the process of making phone calls to China. Master arranged for those who can be saved to learn the truth from practitioners. Master’s law bodies cannot be present in this dimension, so we practitioners must carry out this task.
Even though some people might not be ready to listen when I phone them, at least I laid a foundation for them. They might receive phone calls from other practitioners or meet practitioners handing out fliers. Sometimes I talk to someone who seems impossible to save. I feel this is a test to see how good my cultivation is, whether my heart is moved or if I become discouraged. When people curse at me I remind myself this is helping me eliminate karma. It also helps point out my attachments and helps improve my cultivation.
For example, when I’m impatient the people I talk to on the phone seem stubborn and argue with me. Although they don’t hang up or curse at me, they challenge everything I say. I realize I must patiently explain the facts to them.
Some men use obscenities or insult women. In the beginning I felt very uncomfortable and didn’t want to talk to them. When I gradually eliminated the attachment of not liking to listen to such people, I remained calm when I talked to them. I would calmly say, “Sir, do you think it’s appropriate to talk like that? You have a mother, right? You may have sisters or daughters. It is not good to talk to women like this.” They usually stop. Some then listen to me and agree to withdraw from the CCP organizations. Now I seldom came across such people.
I began paying attention to how many people I helped withdraw from the CCP and compared myself with other practitioners. Gradually my attachment of pursuing results lessened and I eventually eliminated it.
I also realized that Master repeatedly gives opportunities to those who could be saved. One day a young man agreed to withdraw from the Youth League. I clarified the facts about Falun Dafa to him. As soon as he heard the words Falun Dafa, he said that this was the fourth phone call he received this year about Falun Dafa. He explained that each time he immediately hung up. I said, “You are a good person thus you repeatedly received phone calls about Falun Dafa so that you could learn the truth and be safe.” He listened to me quietly. After he finished listening to me explain about the staged self-immolation incident, he understood.
This phone call made me realize Master’s immense and benevolent compassion to sentient beings! Master said, “The evil CCP said that I’m hiding in the U.S. Actually, I’m in China every day!” (“Teaching the Fa in Washington D.C. in 2018”) Master’s law bodies not only look after practitioners but also everyday people. Master’s law bodies use every means to bring those who can be saved to practitioners so that they can learn the truth and be saved.
“People with predestined relationships and those who can be saved can be made to—made to by Master’s Law Bodies, righteous gods, or the immense field that Dafa has formed in the world—appear right before you in any of a range of settings, providing them with a chance to learn the truth. But you have to carry it out, and it doesn’t work if you’re not out there doing things.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference at the U.S. Capital,” Collected Teachings Given Around the World Volume VII)
Sometimes the person I’m phoning is very busy but still answers my phone call. For example, one day I phoned a man who was working in a factory and there was a loud noise in the background. He couldn’t hear me clearly and said, “Just a second. I will go outside and talk to you.” His knowing side must have been waiting for the truth. He readily agreed to withdraw from the CCP and repeatedly thanked me.
Another man worked behind the counter in a bank. He was waiting for a customer to complete a form when my call came in. When he agreed with what I told him about Falun Dafa, I helped him withdraw from the CCP. While he was still on the phone with me, the customer finished the form. He then attended to the customer.
Sometimes my cultivation state is not good. I feel I don’t talk smoothly or sensibly. But the other party still listened and agreed to withdraw from the CCP before I finished. Master led those people to hear the truth from me and be saved.
My understanding of, “Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts” is that if I want to save people, I must study the Fa well, do the exercises, send forth righteous thoughts and cultivate myself well every day. Only then can I achieve good results in saving people. My words will be powerful when I talk to people and thus the evil elements behind the person are eliminated.
“When an evil-minded person is thinking of something bad, this person might change his mind due to the powerful effect of your field; he might then no longer want to commit the wrongdoing. Perhaps a person wants to swear at someone. Suddenly, he may change his mind and will not want to swear.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
My understanding is that when I improved my xinxing, Master strengthens me. The effect of my phone calls would be better. One day a practitioner on the RTC platform was unable to cover the second shift as planned. The coordinator asked if anyone could step in. I was to do the third shift as scheduled. If I took an extra shift, I would not be able to do my own things. I struggled a bit and then decided that I would put the interest of the whole body first instead of my personal arrangement. I volunteered to cover the shift and that day I made very good phone calls. I felt that Master was strengthening me because I let go of selfishness.
I came across such incidents a few times when I was clarifying the truth at the scenic spots. Whenever my xinxing improved and I focused on cooperating with the whole body instead of putting my own personal things first, Master arranged predestined people to talk to me and withdraw from the CCP. As I understood, selfishness is the basis of the old cosmos. If we want to transit to the new cosmos, we must consider others first and be selfless.
When I let go of my attachments, some amazing things happened. I recently worked with practitioners who couldn’t speak Chinese. They were in charge of adding people as friends and dialing the numbers. When the phone calls came through, the Chinese practitioners talked to the people in China. Sometimes the Internet connection was not good, and the other party’s voice was not clear. I would complain in my heart: “If you want to save people, you must first have a good Internet connection. Otherwise how can I save people?” Every time I complained I realized that I shouldn’t have the heart of complaining. This was not something a practitioner should have.
One day the second practitioner who helped dial the phone number didn’t have a good Internet connection. My heart of complaint surfaced. But I immediately told myself that I should let it go and should be more tolerant and understanding. The practitioner had limited Internet at her place or maybe there were problems that day. I should have compassion for fellow practitioners. As a result, I had amazing experiences that day. The Internet was not smooth, but the other parties said that they could hear me clearly. I got good results in clarifying the truth and asking people to withdraw from the CCP. Master was strengthening me after I let go of the heart of complaining. I should cultivate myself while saving sentient beings.
Sometimes my cultivation state is not good because I still have many attachments. Sometimes I wanted to relax and I slacked off. Sometimes I put more time on every day work because I pursued fame and money in every day life. Sometimes I felt tired of speaking the same words while making phone calls each day.
One day I suddenly realized that even if I save only one person each day, I saved countless beings behind him. I must not let up and I should cultivate more diligently at the final leg of the Fa rectification period.
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