Clarifying the Truth to the Precious Chinese at the Airport (UK Fa Conference 2003)

Greetings Master. Greetings fellow practitioners.

I have been practising Falun Dafa for one year now. This time last year, I didn't even know what Fa-Rectification was. After reading Zhuan Falun a few times I foolishly thought "ok, I'm ready for my first tribulation!" A few hours later I received an email from my practitioner friend, including many of Master's lectures, none of which I had previously read.

With the full weight of my human attachments, first learning about Fa-Rectification was the most difficult time in my life. My head felt like it was going to explode, I could not sleep, and I could hardly believe what was happening. On top of that, I wasn't really sure about Dafa or Master. Luckily, my instincts were to study the Fa more and I made it through.

A few weeks later, I was feeling frustrated that I could not do more truth clarification directly to Mainland Chinese people since I cannot write or speak Chinese. Then I realised that many airlines are kindly bringing Mainland Chinese people to the UK for us to clarify the truth to. So I researched flight arrivals from China to Heathrow.

I went to Heathrow to meet an Air China flight from Beijing. I sent forth righteous thoughts before starting to hand out Chinese leaflets, but the only response I got was a shake of the head. I thought perhaps they didn't like the pictures of injured practitioners on the bottom of the leaflet, so I folded the leaflet - but this didn't help. I left the airport feeling very downhearted after not giving out a single leaflet.

Though this task felt impossible, I knew that it couldn't be impossible for a practitioner, and it was then that I remembered how Master has given us a special ability at this time. So I went down to Heathrow the next day and this time I sent forth righteous thoughts while I was handing out the leaflets and I managed to give out 8 of them.

A few days later I went to Heathrow again and this time I was able to melt into the Fa beforehand and I tried to be more pure in my sending forth righteous thoughts and I was able to give out 28 leaflets. Till then I had not realised how much the Mainland Chinese people have been poisoned by lies and just how important it was to create a righteous field and have a pure heart when doing truth clarification work.

Another practitioner suggested that I call Heathrow and get permission to do this activity. So I did. The response I got was that it is not permitted to distribute political or religious information. I told this person that Falun Dafa is not a religion and millions of innocent people being persecuted is nothing to do with politics; he seemed to understand, but at the same time he did not give me permission.

I was not sure what I should do. Deep inside, I felt like I needed to go to the airport to clarify the truth. So I found another solution. Namely, the next time I went to Heathrow, I took an A4 sign saying "Falun Dafa is Good!" in Chinese characters. I stood by the long lines of taxi drivers holding their own signs. One Chinese person who was waiting in the crowd looked at my sign, came up to me and said "I am that person" and pointed to my sign. I laughed and we talked and he was very pleased to receive a leaflet from me. But most of the mainland Chinese passengers that walked past me were shocked to read my sign, and that was all. I left feeling like I was not fulfilling my role in clarifying the truth to them. I was behaving in a sneaky way which was not dignified and noble as my mission demanded.

I thought a lot about it and even spoke with other practitioners. One practitioner told me flatly that going to the airport took too much time compared to how many leaflets I could give out. But this didn't discourage me. Clarifying the truth to Chinese people who arrive at the airport was something I knew I had to do. As Master said in Touring North America to Teach the Fa (2002) “Don't underestimate your sending even one flyer or one booklet to China, making one phone call there, or sending one fax there or sending all sorts of information--the effect is quite significant, and its effect in frightening and eliminating the evil is huge, truly huge.”

The next time I went to Heathrow, I decided I would hand out leaflets. I was not going against Heathrow's policy of distributing political or religious material so I had no reason to be sneaky. I distributed leaflets in a dignified and friendly manner. Airport security and personnel walked by me, saw what I was doing and didn't seem to mind in the least.

One English person asked me for one of the leaflets. I gave it to him, and he proceeded to give it to his Chinese friend who just arrived. The English person came back to me and asked me what the leaflet was about, and I told him. He told me that his friend was a police officer in China. The policeman read the leaflet with great intensity. I was going over to talk with him when a large group of Mainland Chinese people came through the arrival gate. I met the group with leaflets and turned back to speak with the policeman, but he had gone.

At Heathrow the exit from the arrival gate splits into several exits, so that it is impossible for me to meet every passenger. I used to move around to meet as many passengers as I could. But now, all I do is create a pure and righteous field as large as I can. I watch the passengers stop and consider which exit to use, and more often than not they choose my exit. I do not pursue anyone, and just have faith that anyone who should get my leaflet will get my leaflet. I have realised that it is not what I do, but the state of my heart that is the most important.

My going to the airport to do truth clarifying work is not a high profile activity but, as with everything else that practitioners are doing now, it does play an important part in Fa rectification. I don't believe it is anything but what I should be doing. I have come to realise that we are guided to be where we need to be and it is up to us to be clearminded enough to hear this guidance.

In this past year I have learned so very much. But primarily I have learned that to be in The Fa and to follow The Fa is all that I am and all that I want to do.

Thank you for this opportunity to share my experience. Please let me know if I have said anything inappropriate.

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