Validate Dafa and Save Sentient Beings

Cai Chenzhi

PureInsight | February 6, 2006

[] Recently I have focused my truth-clarification effort on placing phone calls to Mainland China about the persecution there and writing articles that validate the Fa. I'd like to share my experience in both activities.

Clarifying the Truth through the Telephone

Clarifying the truth through the telephone is one of the projects that I am very familiar with. I mainly call people in Mainland China about reports of persecution of Falun Gong practitioners there. Sometimes fellow disciples also ask for my help to call numbers in Mainland China and leave messages about the growing trend of withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Calling about the persecution can expose the evil essence of the CCP. Calling about "The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" (or "The Nine Commentaries" for short) and the growing trend to withdraw from the CCP can also expose the CCP's cruelty towards the Chinese people. From everyday peoples' points of view, the persecution against Falun Gong is also persecution of the common people. Regardless of whether the call is about persecution cases or "The Nine Commentaries" and the growing trend of withdrawal from the CCP, both of them expose the essence of the evil CCP and the truth about the persecution.

Generally speaking, I always talk about the persecution against Falun Gong and "The Nine Commentaries" separately. With a little wisdom, even when I talk about the two issues separately, I still manage to help people understand the evil essence of the CCP as well as the truth of the persecution of Falun Gong. I try to use righteous thoughts to validate the Fa and utilize my wisdom to clarify the truth.

I want to share my experience about how to go from being a novice to an expert at placing phone calls, hoping it will serve as a reference to fellow disciples who want to place telephone calls to validate the Fa. Some fellow disciples ask me why I don't invite other practitioners to make truth-clarification phone calls together. Unfortunately because of my personal situation, I have to make truth-clarifying telephone calls at home by myself.

To make telephone calls to people in Mainland China, one must first get rid of fear and desire to seek comfort. When fellow disciples first start to make phone calls to clarify the truth, all of them have the same experience. When you pick up the phone, you hands will shake, you don't know how to start, and you fear that the other person will hang up the phone or even curse at you. My experience is that no matter how many sentences you manage to say or how many sentences the other party is willing to listen to, don't be attached to the result. Treat it with a normal heart. When you dare to open your mouth, you're already validating the Fa.

Sometimes the other party doesn't respond in a friendly way. He or she might curse at you or hang up the phone. You might not feel very comfortable or develop fear in your heart. At such a time, you need to realize that "fear isn't yourself". Treat it as interference of thought karma that obstruct our truth clarification and use righteous thoughts to eliminate it.

Why would you be afraid? In Essentials for Further Advancement II, Master pointed out in "Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)", "All of you are already aware of the principle of mutual-generation and mutual-inhibition. If you are not afraid, the factor that would make you afraid will cease to exist." In the course of clarifying the truth by making phone calls, I experienced that once I didn't have the attachment to fear, that the factor of making me feel fear didn't exist anymore.

When the person on the other end of the phone line curses at me, I don't feel that he is cursing at me. I am not afraid at all, nor does my heart move. Invariably that person immediately calms down or even becomes very nice. That is my opening to clarify the truth. Experience has told me that it is not difficult to remove fear. Study the Fa more. The Fa can strengthen our righteous thoughts, and the Fa can break up all attachments.

After overcoming the attachment of fear, you will need to overcome the attachment to seeking comfort. When I first started to make the phone calls, I had the experience where my hands would shake once I picked up the phone if I hadn't made any phone call to Mainland China in one or two days. I also didn't know what to say. To conquer it, I started to place calls every day. As time went on, it became easier and easier for me. Currently, after work, I spend two to three hours every day calling people in Mainland China to clarify the truth. When my mind is pure and is not polluted by random thoughts, I feel a lot of wisdom flowing continuously out of me.

Writing Articles to Validate the Fa

Besides making the phone calls, I also want to talk about my experience writing articles to validate the Fa. I started to write articles because I read a notice asking practitioners to contribute articles that validate the Fa to Dafa websites. I thought to myself, "Since Dafa needs it, I will write it." I received a lot of early encouragement from fellow disciples and it increased my confidence. I started to write one article, then two, then three. Now occasionally I can write three to four articles a day.

I have come to realize that our ability to validate the Fa comes from Dafa itself. When we have the wish to validate Dafa, Dafa would give us endless and inexhaustible wisdom. At one time because my righteous thoughts weren't strong enough, I wanted to stop writing. For a period of time I felt that my mind had been blocked and I had no inspiration at all. It was a very painful feeling. Through it, I have come to realize how important it is for cultivators to look at problems with righteous thoughts.

On the surface, it may appear that I am writing articles to save sentient beings. In reality, the person who truly benefits from my articles is myself. While writing the articles, I have eliminated many attachments, including fear, desire to seek comfort, and show off. I've grown to be more considerate and more tolerant of others. Many of my attachments have been revealed to me one by one in the process of my validating the Fa. When I don't know how to handle an issue, when I don't comprehend certain Fa principles, through the process of writing articles and looking within, I have been enlightened to many things one by one.

Master has been hinting the connotation of the Fa to me. My mind nature has been elevated. My ability to validate the Fa has also been strengthening. I feel that when we balance the Three Things that Master has asked us to do, we can save even more sentient beings.

I want to talk about one more thing. The targets of our truth clarification are ordinary people. People have all kinds of attachments and preferences. In order to save them, we should think of things from their point of view. It is all right to go along with their attachments while talking to them. As long as a method is good, righteous, and useful to us in our truth-clarification effort, we should put it to good use

When we use our own media to clarify the truth, we should pay special attention to whether our content is interesting to ordinary people or not. Using righteous thoughts to validate the Fa and using wisdom to clarify the truth, the two things come hand in hand, and both are indispensable.

The above is just my personal understanding. If there are any inadequacies, fellow practitioners, kindly point them out to me.

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