PureInsight | March 29, 2004
[PureInsight.org] Recently, while I was calling people in China to clarify the truth, I strongly felt that the situation in China has greatly improved. Now when we clarify the truth to people in China, they rarely insult or curse us because of their misunderstandings about Falun Gong. They now even say, "What you are doing is great!" or "I will definitely tell my friends the truth about Falun Gong!"
On one occasion, I talked about Falun Gong with an internet surfer and he started to curse Falun Gong practitioners. Since sometimes it's not very convenient to clarify the truth with the chatting software, I later followed up with a phone call. At the end of our phone conversation, he was no longer angry and began to doubt his original understanding of Falun Gong. I asked him, "May I sing a song for you? This song is especially written for you. It's written from the heart." He said okay, so I sent the lyrics to his QQ account [an online chat room software] and began to sing "Coming For You." He repeatedly sent me one word [over QQ], again and again: "Touching! Touching! Touching!"
The next day, my phone rang and from caller ID I could tell it was from China. It was my friend (the Chinese person mentioned above) calling to apologize for his misunderstanding and to tell me that he had already told his friends the truth.
On another occasion, I called a corrupt person who was with the "610 Office." I called his home phone number and a girl picked up the phone. She hung up the phone three times, but she didn't hang up the fourth time. She silently listened to me until I finished speaking. She then asked me, "Why did you all go and surround Zhongnanhai [the headquarters of the Chinese Central Government in Beijing]?" She asked many more questions about Falun Gong. In fact, she kept asking questions until I had to leave home to pick up my daughter from school. So I asked for her QQ account number, and we've since chatted a few times online.
Eventually she told me, "I now realize how foolish I have been. I understand the whole truth now." Many similar experiences reminded me of what Teacher said:
"So with those people who've been deceived in the persecution, all the more so, how could you not give them a chance? If you don't tell them the facts they will lose their futures forever...As you clarify the truth, the words you speak and the energy you emit have the effect of intimidating and eliminating the evil. You are crucial in determining whether the beings in this world stay or get eliminated."
(From "Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference") I truly feel we should grasp every opportunity to clarify the truth.
As I reread Teacher's article, "Stop the Evil Acts with Righteous Thoughts," I once again felt Teacher's immense benevolence. The last sentence in the article affected me the most:
These righteous thoughts are to stop wicked people from doing evil, to warn other bad people, and to prevent the world's people from committing sins, and their purpose is still to save all beings.
I realized that a powerful righteous thought must never carry the feeling of hatred, nor be tainted with even the slightest human notion.
There are many different ways to clarify the truth, and making phone calls is one that is convenient. Especially with all the monthly specials [on calling cards and calling plans] and when almost everyone has a cell phone, we can, at any time, make use of every moment and call our friends across the Taiwan Strait. With our righteous thoughts, the help from our divine sides, as well as the mutual encouragement and assistance between fellow practitioners, we will better coordinate as a whole and produce the greatest effect [in clarifying the truth to the Chinese people.]
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2004/2/27/26007.html