Turkey: Clarifying the Truth During the Pandemic -– None of Our Efforts Are in Vain

By March 2020, the CCP virus (coronavirus) began to wreak havoc around the world, and many countries went into quarantine. One of them was our country (Turkey). Because of the curfew, social distance rules, and people’s fearful attitude, we tried to think of new ways to clarify the truth to people.

Teaching the Exercises Online
Practitioners in one country started demonstrating the Falun Dafa exercises online through social media. We decided to do this, but I felt that we had to be very careful.

We prepared a speech explaining that we were only volunteers, not teachers of the practice, as the practice has only one teacher and he is the founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi. We directed people to the Falun Dafa website and we demonstrated the exercises online.

I started participating in the online exercise demonstration the second time. When we first broadcast, more than 200 people watched us. Within 24 hours this number reached over 2000. Before, we could not reach so many people in such a short time in any activity we had done in Turkey before. I knew that Master was helping us, but I still worried that there might be something wrong with this approach, as things presented online might be misinterpreted.

Dream Changed My Perspective
Before the next exercise demonstration, I had a dream. In my dream, there was a huge cruise ship that ran from the top of my street to the front of my house. Thousands of people lined the decks and they were all looking at me. They waved their hands and smiled. It seemed like they were thanking me.

I felt that Master Li Hongzhi was encouraging me. All my doubts and questions disappeared and I felt peaceful.

Master taught us:

“While validating the Fa, no matter what form Dafa disciples use to save sentient beings, and no matter how you contribute, or what methods you use, you are validating the Fa, and you are forging ahead on the path of clarifying the facts. You're doing better and better, too, and you're becoming more and more rational.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)

My understanding was that, whichever method we use can help people be saved. Whatever we do has a huge impact, and none of our efforts are in vain.

Experience of Sending Righteous Thoughts
The next week I had another dream. In my dream I once again saw my street. But this time it was empty. I could hear divine beings above my head. They pointed to my street and said, “Look, this is the only street in all Istanbul city that is safe.”

When I send righteous thoughts, I also send righteous thoughts to the people around me. I send out the thought that all the negative beings that make people do bad things will be eliminated.

Since the other practitioners felt that we should only direct our thoughts towards China I wondered if I was doing the right thing. After this dream, I stopped worrying. Of course, I also focus my thoughts on China to destroy the old forces that are causing the persecution there. At the same time I send righteous thoughts to destroy the evil in our area.

Master taught us:

“…whereas real Buddhas are guardians of the cosmos and are responsible for all righteous elements in the cosmos.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. Fa Conference,” Guiding the Voyage)

These are my personal experiences. If you see something that is not appropriate, please compassionately point it out.

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