Using Compassion and a Pure Heart to Clarify the Facts
(Minghui.org) I'd like to share some of my recent cultivation experiences. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.
Clarifying the Facts to a Female Entrepreneur with a Pure Heart
I visited a woman who is an entrepreneur, and introduced Shen Yun to her. She said that she had seen Shen Yun twice and read the book Zhuan Falun once. She acknowledged the healing benefit of Falun Dafa, but she could not understand why she saw practitioners at tourist spots or other scenic areas in and around her city.
She said we were being political, and thought it would be sufficient for practitioners to describe the wonderfulness of Falun Dafa to people; describing the persecution wasn't necessary.
She also thought we were promoting Falun Dafa in the dances depicting the persecution of Falun Dafa in the Shen Yun program.
I listened to her carefully and thanked her for telling me her thoughts so frankly. Without trying to persuade her or influence her thinking, I then described the persecution in a calm way and from several perspectives.
I told her that the complete censorship of the Internet in China made it impossible for people there to get information about the persecution, and that the persecution of Falun Dafa was still going on in China. Vital organs were being taken from living Falun Dafa practitioners who died in the process.
I further explained that if there was no persecution, practitioners would not spend time and energy in talking to people at the places she mentioned.
I also told her that Shen Yun was not just an art performance; it shows people the traditional ways of China, teaches them to be kind, and fundamentally changes their hearts and minds. Only through changing people's hearts and minds can society's many conflicts be stopped.
During the three hours we talked, I analyzed some current events in China and explained the inner meaning of the Shen Yun show. She accepted what I said and treated me respectfully. She hugged me when I left.
Thank you Master for giving me wisdom and saving this sentient being.
Compassion Saves a Court Officer
Late one night, I rang a court officer to clarify the facts to him. He was not happy to receive a call at 10:00 p.m., so I apologized to him and let him know that I had used my own time and money to make an international call so he could learn the facts about Falun Dafa and the persecution, and that I hoped that he was not involved in the persecution. I found he was upright but did not understand the goodness of Falun Gong nor details about the persecution.
I described the wonderfulness of Falun Dafa, the kindness of practitioners, the fabrications and propaganda in the media, and the severity of the persecution.
His attitude changed after he learned the facts, and he sincerely thanked me at the end of our conversation.
Thank you Master for strengthening me and letting him know the truth.
I would like to finish my article by quoting Master's Fa:
“What this means is, nothing that you come across as you go about saving sentient beings and validating the Fa is coincidental. Nothing is that simple, be it something seemingly minor, what thoughts someone has, or the wide array of people and things that you run into when you are clarifying the truth. But, it’s only acceptable when you go about things with compassion in your heart. Don’t be bothered when people have a certain attitude or misunderstandings. When you act just to save the person, to save sentient beings, then I think the impact of that can change everything.” (“Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan,” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference X)
Thank you Master! Thank you fellow practitioners!