PureInsight | August 25, 2019
Greetings merciful great Master,
Greetings fellow practitioners,
I used to run a noodle shop business and worked 14 hours per day. Clarifying the truth is urgent, and luckily we have such a tool called “mobile connect”. As a Dafa disciple, studying the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts are also important. In order to do the three things well, I always wanted to switch jobs. Master must have heard my wish: in three months I left my work of 20 years to take care of my aging mother at home. I was so happy and had the attachment to comfort, thinking it would be so easy just to take care of my family. I could do the three things at the same time. Unexpectedly, I went from working 14 hours a day to 24 hours on demand. It became even more crucial and difficult to study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts, and clarify the truth. That is why I am so thankful for mobile connect.
I am happy with life in the countryside where I have friends, relatives, and neighbors, and go on morning and evening walks with my mother in wheel. However, I could not even use a computer or have my own since I had to take care of my mother all the time. One day I had a thought to cultivation alone, which shocked me. I called another practitioner to share, and she quoted Master’s lecture in Fa Teaching at the 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference, “Because Dafa disciples are not the monks of the past, who only sought personal Consummation. Dafa disciples have a mission, and that is why you are called ‘Dafa disciples.’ Your goal is not your personal Consummation. It is to lead a large group of lives to Consummation. So you must go and do that.” This was like a baton to my head. Master taught us, “From now on, whatever you do, you should consider others first, so as to attain the righteous Enlightenment of selflessness and altruism. So from now on, whatever you do or whatever you say, you must consider others—or even future generations—along with Dafa’s eternal stability” (Essentials for Further Advancement: “Non-Omission in Buddha-Nature”). How could I have such a selfish thought? When I left the noodle shop, wasn't it just to study the Fa more? Yet now I am slacking even more in doing the three things that Master asks of disciples. I had a strong thought in my mind: I must study the Fa more. With conviction and persistence in Fa-study, the interference from my mother and the environment suddenly decreased, and I had more time to do the three things.
With some time, I thought I could continue to make calls for the rescue of fellow practitioners. With the help of a practitioner to solve my computer problem and pass cases to me, I could continue to make calls. When I want to make the call, I told my mother clearly, "I am making the call now!" My mother would ask, "Who are you calling?" I replied, "Mainland China!" She would ask again, "What for?" I said, "To save sentient beings!" In the process, my mother still constantly interfered with yelling and shouting. It is very time-consuming to finish each call. I know that this is because the old forces are interfering with me to save people. "Nothing could interfere with the determination of Dafa disciples to clarify the truth." I upheld Dafa disciples' righteous thoughts, insisted on doing the right thing, and continued to make calls. Once my mother asked, "What are you doing?" I said, "Making calls!" "Where to?" I answered, "Mainland!" To my surprise, my mother said, "To save people!" I was stunned. From then on, my mother no longer interfered. Thank you Master for your blessings!
Every time I received a case, I carefully categorized the phone number and the unit (e.g., landline, mobile phone, police station, detention center, court), and then dialed in a different session. Because some of them ring for a long time before picking up, I insist on dialing five times per number and waiting until the ringtone ends automatically. If the phone rings for a long time or the line is busy, I would call again at another time. Sometimes not only do they pick up, but the truth is also clarified. I would try not to skip any possibility to save someone, and not to miss any chance to clarify the truth.
Below is a sharing of my experience calling for rescue. In the past, when the phone rang for a long time, I lost patience and felt anxious. Now I receive cases with a paragraph attached: before making calls, carefully study the two articles written by Master: "Be Clearheaded" and “The Ultimate Goal of Clarifying the Truth” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress III.
After studying these two articles with my heart, I cannot help but think of the sentence, "We don’t believe consciences can’t be brought back" (Hong Yin III: “To Save the World”). After reading these two articles again, I had stronger righteous thoughts. They also guide me to make calls over and over again persistently. Regardless of the reason for not connecting the call, I would just call again; even after the sentient being finishes listening to the truth, I would call again to say, “Thank you for listening to the truth” or “You are a kind person.” Now after calling again and again, I find that I am no longer impatient. I calmly wait to be connected and think, "Eliminate the evil factors that interfere with Dafa disciples calling to clarify the truth. Be destroyed!" Such changes amaze me and allow me to experience the magic and power of Dafa.
One time after connecting, the other person said dirty words and hung up. I dialed again but was still met with swearing before hanging up again, so I patiently dialed again. In a very gentle and slow tone I said, "Hello, we are all valuable Chinese people and compassionate citizens. You know that the Chinese nation has a 5,000-year-old culture and is a state of etiquette. A long time ago, even foreigners went to China to study etiquette. We are taught to be benevolent, righteous, ethical, and good from the rich cultural teachings. The Communist Party is an evil spirit from the outside. Its atheist party culture is nothing but fake, evil, and violence that allows you to bully others without morality. You are an educated leader. How could you swear? The party culture teaches you to treat people like this?" Finally, he hung up. I tried to reconnect several times and failed. I felt very sad with tears. Having lived so long, I never thought I could speak so gently and softly. I fully understood the severity of the evil communist party culture and Master’s emphasis on the importance of clarifying the truth and the urgency of saving sentient beings.
Once I called the police who picked up the phone and responded in a very loud and high tone, "Are you not practitioners of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance? Why do you keep harassing us? This line is for citizens to report emergencies. Is this truthful, kind, and forbearing?" He questioned a lot and then hung up the phone. Out of fear, I was totally speechless. Master said at Teaching the Fa at the 2004 International Fa Conference in New York, “You should be very clear in your mind about what you're doing: you are saving people, you are doing the most righteous and most magnificent thing!” What I am doing is the most righteous thing in the universe. What am I afraid of? With righteous thoughts, I insisted on doing the right thing. Facing the same questions, I would say, “I call you because I cherish your life out of the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance. If I do not tell you the truth and save you today, then I will have really let you down! I only want you to understand the truth and not be deceived by lies to join the persecution against Falun Gong. Those who persecute will face the punishment of being eliminated, so even if you are not good to me, I am not moved. Isn’t this showing my truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance?"
Once I dialed seven numbers for more than 50 tries but they hung up, shut down, or were disconnected. At the last number, someone answered and said, "Have you been making all these called this morning?" I said, "Yeah! Why did you not pick up?" He asked, "Are you a girl?" I said, "No! I am in my fifties." He asked, "What do you do?" I said, "Cuisine." He asked, "So you run a store to make money to make all these expensive calls..." I said, "No! I just sell noodles, but calling you is not a waste of money..." He was very kind but was afraid to talk via phone. However, he did listen to some truth. I give him the URL, and he asked me not to call again. After hanging up, I could feel his fear. I felt they are looking forward to being saved!
Recently I called the Changchun police station. Several lines were busy or temporarily unanswered. During the call, I felt irritated and impatient. I wanted to rest. Negative thinking and misconceptions flashed through my mind, but then I remember that it was a test. It seems like a waste of time or fruitless. When you put down your attachment to self, you no longer see it this way. Imagine how it would be if there were no more calls to end the persecution. The ringing is a shock to the evil as well as an awakening of the conscience. The call is compassionate salvation. This inspired me to persist. I made a strong thought: completely eradicate the evil factors that interfere with Dafa disciples clarifying the truth to save the sentient beings.
When I called again, a female answered with a very rude tone, "Hey!" Then she hung up. I dialed again, she shout, "Hey! I am resting." And she hung up again. When I called again, she picked up and rudely said, "I told you I am resting. You do not want to rest, but I am resting. Do not call again!" She hung up again. I dialed again and said, "I know that you are resting, but I cannot stop calling because the persecution has not stopped. Once the persecution stops, I will stop calling." She calmed down. I continued, "When you work at the police station, you should understand that Falun Gong practitioners have been persecuted in China for 19 years. In the past 19 years, they have been brutally persecuted for being good people. Their organs have been harvested for profit. Did you know that? It is true that gods are watching us, and good and evil will be rewarded. They are valuable Chinese people like you. Do not participate in persecution. It is illegal." At this moment, her tone eased, and she said, "Okay, do not call again." She hung up.
Calling to clarify the truth requires persistence and patience. There may be various problems in the process, but it must be clearly known that Dafa disciples are saving sentient beings in the Fa-rectification period. Now I am only worried that they do not know the truth. I only hope that they can pick up the phone and have the opportunity to hear the truth. Even if they only listen to one sentence, "Falun Dafa is good!” and there is hope for beings to be saved.
Master said at Fa Teaching Given at the New York Fa Conference Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Dafa’s Spreading, “I said something back then when I first started to impart the Fa. I said that I was teaching such an immense Fa that it was something never seen before since the dawn of creation, but that if I could save even just one person, if even just one person were to succeed at the practice, what I was doing wouldn’t be in vain.” Yes, even if I made hundreds of calls, it would be worthwhile just to have one single connection. One call to delete one attachment, one call to eliminate fear, one call to let go of greed; isn't this a process that Master has arranged for a disciple to cultivate? One call is one truth, a ringing a shock. As long as the persecution has not stopped, the calls will not stop. Straighten your thoughts. Picking up the phone is not heavy nor difficult. Make good use of the truth-clarification tool “mobile connect,” one of the most convenient ways to clarify the truth.
The above is my understanding. Your correction and advice are highly appreciated.
Thank you, Master! Thank you for fellow practitioners!
Chinese version: https://www.zhengjian.org/node/248955