Clarifying the Truth to The Deputy Mayor of Berlin

By a German practitioner

Regarding Jiang’s trip to Germany in April, practitioners asked a councillor to contact the deputy mayor of Berlin who is in charge of local affairs, and arrange a meeting on September 13th, accompanied by two practitioners. At the same time, another practitioner had written a letter to make another appointment two hours later on the same day.

On the night before the meeting, the 5 practitioners who would meet the deputy major separately studied the Fa [books of Falun Gong] together with other practitioners, and discussed the next day’s two meetings according to the Fa [The principles of Falun Gong]. We realized that it was not accidental to meet the same officer twice on the same day. We needed to clarify the fact deeply and thoroughly, point out the wrongdoings committed by the persons who had participated [in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners during Jiang’s visit to Germany] with compassion and to caution them not to be controlled and used by the evil regime.

The next day, when 2 practitioners, accompanied by the councilor, talked with the deputy mayor, a police officer and a personal assistant, other practitioners were sending forth the righteous thoughts [This could be understood as a form of meditation] outside, so were practitioners in other cities. The officers did not know what exactly happened in Berlin in April, and were astonished when the counselor presented the specific case. The deputy mayor said under high-level security , it was imaginable to have restrictions on freedom, however, what he disagreed with was different treatments to different races. They would investigate the case and respond with a regulation to make sure such a thing wouldn’t happen again. Based on the principle of “Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance”, practitioners told them with benevolence that what happened was not good to Germany, and we didn’t want to see more people accused of supporting Chinese government on persecution because of not knowing the truth. Afterwards the councilor said he was surprised but happy to see that the atmosphere there was good and practitioners did not mean to blame anyone. The dialogue between practitioners and every government department will continue in cities where Jiang had been.

Two hours later, the other three practitioners talked with the deputy mayor and the police officer about what is Falun Gong and about Jiang’s evil persecution in China for more than one hour. One policeman practitioner said Falun Gong brought him internal harmony and peace, and he became more rational and benevolent dealing with people and issues which arose at work. Then we watched the video of “An appeal to the whole world”. They concentrated on watching the video and tears flickered in their eyes. They said they understood Chinese government’s way of acting and that Falun Gong was peaceful. In the beginning, they were concerned that we intended to promote the Fa [The teachings of Falun Gong] to them, then they realized that we were only talking about the persecution. Certainly, we also mentioned the peaceful state of Falun Gong practitioners, achieved by cultivating “Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance”. We addressed that Schroeder and Fischer had different attitudes on Falun Gong. The deputy major was astonished that Schroeder ‘s attitude to avoid mentioning persecution on Falun Gong and he said we had to keep up in our effort.

Afterward we exchanged opinions with the counselor, and he was impressed by the way that the principles of “Compassion and Forbearance” reflected in the way we behaved. We feel that high-level politicians are not aware of what exactly happened in April when Jiang visited Germany. The messages they received were filtered and, therefore, such direct dialogue is essential. Appeal to higher-levels is a good chance to clarify the facts deeply and thoroughly. Besides, the way we behave according to “Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance” is also a very important part of clarifying the truth. Meanwhile, we should not be obstructed by human [sentimental view of] kindness. We have to point out the wrongdoings committed by everyday people with righteous thoughts with our good-nature, to inform them the serious consequences of such wrongdoings.

(Translated from http://www.yuanmingeurope.net/articles/200209/12297.html)

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