Awakening to a Fa Truth
(Minghui.org) The Chinese people have been misled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda about Falun Dafa. Those of us who practice Falun Dafa use many methods to help people understand the truth about it. Another practitioner and I call people from an underpopulated area to make it more difficult for the police to track us down.
Finding My Shortcomings
Recently, even though people listened to me, none of them withdrew from the CCP and its youth organizations. To improve my calling technique, I listened to the other practitioner. She spoke to those who answered her calls as if they were her friends, and it seemed to come easy to her. Yet I'd never considered her to be a good conversationalist. I thought she lacked logic and her words didn't flow.
On my way home, I recognized that I had problems, but I just could not fathom what went wrong. Then, when I was doing the exercises, I suddenly remembered that at the last Fa study, one of the practitioners complained about his practitioner wife. He appeared to be really angry.
The wife seemed to be always smiling when her husband complained about her, and yet she took care of many things, no matter how difficult. I wondered why this man did not appreciate her. He even said that he would have gotten really angry if he were not a practitioner.
That reminded me of myself. After I became a practitioner, I often bragged about how well I treated my father-in-law when I talked people about Falun Dafa. I had invited him to live with us even though he could not help with our expenses. I wanted everyone to know that I treated him well. I realized for the first time that I was not sincere about this issue.
I remembered what Master said:
“Some people evaluate themselves with the lowered moral standard. Because the standard of judgment has changed, they consider themselves better than others. No matter how the human moral standard changes, this characteristic of the universe remains unchanged, and it is the sole criterion that distinguishes good people from bad people. As a cultivator, one must then conduct oneself by following this characteristic of the universe rather than the standards of everyday people. If you want to return to the original, true self and move up in cultivation, you must conduct yourself according to this criterion. As a human being, you are a good person only if you can follow this universe’s characteristic of Zhen-Shan-Ren. A person who deviates from this characteristic is truly a bad person. In the workplace or in society, some people may say that you are bad, yet you may not necessarily be bad. Some people may say that you are good, but you may not really be good. As a cultivator, if you assimilate yourself to this characteristic you are one who has attained the Tao—it’s just such a simple principle.” (Zhuan Falun)
Why had I never appreciated my father-in-law? He'd raised my husband. Why did I show off how I treated him? I did not even do well even under ordinary people's standard, let alone Dafa standards.
I might be able to mislead ordinary people, but how could I deceive divine beings? I was selfish and lacked compassion. When I bragged about myself, how could people truly believe what I was telling them?
Listening to the other partner practitioner talk to people and recalling how the people I spoke to reacted, I realized that it is the Fa that is saving people, not my eloquence or abilities. Once we reach the standard for compassion and become one with the Fa, the Fa's power eliminates the evil factors behind sentient beings and saves them.