All my family members except my father practise Falun Gong. From going to extremes at the beginning when I first started to actively let more people know about the persecution and the true facts about Falun Gong, to the present when I can clearheadedly and rationally assist Master in saving sentient beings, I have stumbled many times in this process. I am very grateful to Clearwisdom Net (English version if the Falun Dafa website Minghui.org), a pure field for exchange and sharing, from which I have obtained enormous help. Clearwisdom Net has constantly inspired me and helped me improve my understanding after making mistakes and taking many detours. I have truly experienced the power, the benevolence and the magnificence of Falun Dafa practitioners as a whole, integrated body. I would like to share some of my experiences with fellow practitioners and hope that we can do even better in this respect.
I travel to places many miles away to distribute literature and VCD's explaining what Falun Gong is and why the persecution is wrong . I have used many fellow practitioners' articles posted on Clearwisdom Net, which I edit before distributing to people.
In my daily life, whenever I go out shopping I try to make contact with different stores. I choose the time when there are not a lot of customers and when the shop owner is not busy. Finding a topic, I sit down to chat with the owner and talk to him about Falun Gong during the conversation. When I go to a beauty salon, I also talk about Falun Gong to the staff. Each time, I go to a different beauty salon so that I can talk to many different salons. In my township, there are many barbecue stalls by the roadside. I always say hello to the proprietors and after we have become acquainted, I go and chat with them when they are not busy and tell them the facts about Falun Gong. When I run into people who pick through garbage bins, I invite them to my home, and find some clothing and daily necessities that I no longer need to give to them. These people are living at the bottom rung of society's ladder and they rarely get help. They always say to me, "You are a really kind lady", and when they leave my home they always feel very grateful and say again and again, "Falun Dafa is good!"
During the weekend I sometimes take some clothes and food to the poorer areas in the countryside to give to the villagers. They often warmly invite me to have a chat in their homes, and of course I naturally clarify the truth about Falun Gong to them during our conversation. When chatting with a stranger on the Internet, I am patient because many of them may have received materials about Falun Dafa already, and many of them do not read the materials and some may even have some adverse feelings. I usually spend some time chatting with them to gradually build up mutual trust, and then later I would tell them that someone had sent me some material about Falun Gong, and after reading the material I felt that Falun Gong is good and has been treated unjustly, and that I also wanted to learn Falun Gong. This way I could help them understand the truth objectively from a different angle.
There are many other ways we can use with flexibility according to each specific situation. When we clarify the truth to the people we meet, we should act naturally, and by doing so we can help many people truly learn the truth.
At the beginning when I first started to talk about Falun Gong with people face-to-face, due to lack of experience, I would often try very hard but I still could not explain things clearly. Sometimes I missed opportunities due to over apprehension and excessive worrying. As I talk to more and more people, the path of clarifying the truth about Falun Gong face-to-face is getting broader and easier for me. Now it is very easy for me to lead a conversation towards a topic on which I can clarify the truth and I can naturally bring the topic back when it is interrupted.
When talking with people face to face we can adjust the angle and the way we talk according to people's responses, and we can see directly the effect after people learn the truth. This is a very solid way of truth-clarification. People who are moved by the truth will tell the facts to more people, person to person and heart to heart. We should discard the thought of taking a short cut or only paying attention to the number of people we have talked to, ignoring the individual effect we are having. There is no shortcut in offering salvation to people and we should treat each life that is waiting for the truth with sincerity. A fellow practitioner once said, "Clarify the truth diligently day by day; for each person we talk to, we should make sure that he/she understands the truth. If tens of thousands of Falun Dafa practitioners do this, many more people will have the opportunity to be saved."
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