My Experience of telling the truth and encouraging the “three withdrawals” in Chinatown

I came to Britain to visit relatives on December 28th, 2006. I had a dream the night before I left China. In the dream, I was on a fast moving and extremely crowded train. After getting off the train, I saw men and women of all ages lying on the roadside like noodles. I was the only person standing at the road junction. It was so miserable all around. I realised this was a dream when I suddenly awakened. I understood that my visit abroad was not for seeing relatives and I must use all my time to save sentient beings.

After finding fellow practitioners in London in the middle January 2007, I quickly got involved in various Fa-rectification projects. Among them are telling the truth and encouraging the “three withdrawals” in Chinatown, which I have been doing for one and a half years now.

At the beginning, when I saw Chinese people, I handed out The Epoch Times, Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, truth-clarification CDs or other materials. Some people took it, some didn’t. Still some people talked nonsense and said bad things. Some were even foul-mouthed. With compassion and great patience in telling all sentient beings the truth, I believe many people who don’t know the truth would have opportunity to hear the truth and learn the truth, and would thus withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organisations.

Another time I was telling the truth to a tourist group that looked like senior officials. The tour guide came to me and said: “Don’t say anything to these people. They are from a Public Security Bureau whose job is to arrest Falun Gong people like you.” I replied: “Then I especially need to tell them the truth.” I talked about how Dafa has been spreading around the world and they listened. One of them asked: “How much do you get paid each day to be here? Where are you from?” I replied: “Nobody gives me any money. It is not important where I am from. The important thing is you should read the Nine Commentaries fast, learn information about the “three withdrawals” and join the great tide of withdrawals in order to protect your own life. Think about the end to these people involved in the Chinese Communist Party’s various political movements. Don’t let yourself have a terrible end after being used by the Chinese Communist Party.”

For some people who don’t know the truth, I told them how the evil Chinese Communist Party killed people, betrayed the nation and so on. Because of these terrible actions, heaven will destroy the Chinese Communist Party. They would say: “China has such a large population. Even if it is true that 80 million people were killed, it is not much compared to its 1.3 billion population.” I was truly sad when I heard this statement. I said: “Think about it again from another angle. Would you say the same thing if your family members were among these 80 million people who got killed? If you were among them and others take no notice of it at all, would your soul rest peacefully? It is a heavenly principle that the good and evil will be rewarded accordingly.”

At the beginning I didn’t take much notice of this apathetic, indifferent and even insulting attitude displayed by Chinese people. But with the lapsing time, I started to feel a bit disheartened and dejected, thinking that the Chinese people were finished and nothing could save them. As days passed, my heart also became insensitive. After studying the Fa continuously, I felt that people are deeply poisoned by the Chinese Communist Party. They are greatly confused by the false illusions in this world. I also felt that it is a test of my xinxing (character)and I need to improve my xinxing in the course of saving sentient beings. I must have righteous through all times and should not be moved by human mindsets. Dafa practitioners shoulder the mission of helping Master in Fa-rectification and saving sentient beings. In Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference Master said: “Right now every minute and every second is crucial. If you miss out during this period of time, you miss out on everything. History won’t recur. The history of the cosmos and the Three Realms have gone through so many, long, long years—what have all the beings been waiting for? What are they all here for? For exactly these few years! Yet there are [Dafa] students who are squandering their lives during these few years, not seizing the time. And yet you are shouldering such huge responsibilities for all beings and for history!”

I also realised that my heart becoming indifferent is an interference by the old forces with the purpose of destroying sentient beings. I am a Dafa disciple and know what the future is for sentient beings. I must save them even from the angle of compassion. I must break through human mindsets. Master said in Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference at the US Capital: “People with predestined relationships and those who can be saved can be made to—made to by Master’s Law Bodies, righteous gods, or the immense field that Dafa has formed in the world—appear right before you in any of a range of settings, providing them with a chance to learn the truth. But you have to carry it out, and it doesn’t work if you’re not out there doing things.”

Once I saw a family of five in Chinatown. After they finished taking photos, I went to them and started to tell the truth to the two elderly members. The man, who was either their son or son-in-law, angrily charged towards me. I said to him: “You wear glasses and are an educated man. How can you be so unreasonable? I can see that your parents are also kind people and I am doing this for their good because they wouldn’t be able to see these things in China. Let us talk about this Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, it was published at the end of 2004. Did they hear about this in China? The Chinese Communist regime is a one-Party dictatorship. They censor all the media, newspapers and the Internet.” I had tears in my eyes when I said this to him. He was a bit embarrassed and said to me with a smile: “I am sorry. I will have a look at these materials.” At the end the whole family said: “Thank you!” I truly understood what Master said: “Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in spring
Righteous thoughts can save the people in this world.” (The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos). If one truly treats people with compassion, people will feel it.

For people who don’t read The Epoch Times or Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, I would say to them: “Reading The Epoch Times helps you to learn information about the three withdrawals. The Chinese Communist regime will collapse soon, the three withdrawals can help to save you.” This was quite useful. Although some people would not take the newspaper from me, they would go to the newspaper stands to take it. For these people who don’t read The Epoch Times, at least they heard the information about the three withdrawals or saw the information from our large display boards. These would help them to hear the truth in the future so their trip abroad is not wasted.

Master told us in Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston: “If we don’t pay attention to our own behaviour in our daily lives, everyday people will see our actions and, since they can’t get to know you at a deep level such as by studying the Fa, they will just look at how you act. And it’s possible that one sentence or one action of yours will make them un-savable or create a bad impression of Dafa.” I firmly keep Master’s teaching in my mind. When telling the truth and encouraging the three withdrawals, I always talk to people with a smiling face, bringing Dafa disciple’s compassion to the other party, letting people dissolve into a Dafa disciple’s field and truly experience the compassion of Dafa. This way people would believe what I tell them is credible and the effect of encouraging the three withdrawals is better.

After the Flushing incident, I shared with three other practitioners and we felt that to quicken the pace of saving people, we should increase the truth-telling time in Chinatown. With that the evil started to interfere. A few days later my second application for asylum was rejected and I was about to be deported back to China. With the help of fellow practitioners and my lawyer, I avoided deportation and was released on bail from the detention centre ten days later. From then some practitioners and I have kept going to the truth-telling stand in Chinatown between 3pm and 7pm each weekday and between noon and 7pm at weekends, until now.

After coming out from the detention centre for the second time, my cultivation state was not very good. I realised that my attachment to the refugee issue was taken advantage of by the evil. I fell down and was not able to stand up properly. Those few days I felt my main consciousness was not clear and it seemed just like routine work to go to Chinatown everyday. Fellow practitioners also said I was not spirited at all. After being troubled by it for a few days, I realised that the problem was I studied the Fa too little, my righteous thoughts were not strong and my compassion to the sentient beings was not enough. I forgot the mission for a Dafa disciple: saving sentient beings.

Having found my root problems, I started to send forth righteous thoughts every top of the hour: eradicate all evils, the dark minions and rotten demons that interfere in my Fa study, truth-telling and saving sentient beings! Eliminating all evil elements in my own dimension! Eliminate all evil beings that interfere with the effort of saving sentient beings! “The Fa rectifies the cosmos, the Evil is completely eliminated”, “The Fa rectifies heaven and earth, immediate retribution in this lifetime”. Mie! At that time I felt the energy field was very strong. Then everyday I listened to Master’s Fa lecture and repeatedly read Fa Teaching at the 2008 New York Conference. It seemed that Master’s every word was for me: “No matter what it is you have encountered as you’ve gone about validating the Fa, it is all, I will tell you, a good thing—and that’s especially so in these years of persecution—for those things have come about specifically because you do cultivation. Those ordeals and the suffering, no matter how great or harsh you find them to be, are good things, because they take place solely on account of your cultivation. A person can eliminate karma and shed human attachments when he goes through ordeals, and through ordeals he can improve. Whether your motive is to save sentient beings, to validate the Fa, or to make progress in your own cultivation, they are ordeals all the same. They aren’t supposed to make way for you just because you think, ‘I’m doing this for Dafa’ or ‘I’m doing this to save sentient beings.’” “But in your case, as you validate the Fa and save people, you are a cultivator still, and cultivators have human attachments or else they would be gods. And could a god do cultivation? Gods cannot cultivate. Only those with human bodies can cultivate, and only that can be called cultivation. So, precisely because you have this human body, you have the opportunity to cultivate and to improve. That opportunity is extremely hard to come by, and precious—particularly when Dafa disciples have such a grand mission. So in your cultivation, no matter what ordeal comes along or what kind of difficulty you face, you cannot let those things change [your course].” “So if you look at it from a positive angle, what is a Party-Quitting centre? Isn’t that a place for saving sentient beings?”

“Pause for a moment of self-reflection, and increase your righteous thoughts. Thoroughly analyse your shortcomings, and progress with renewed diligence” (Hong Yin II Rational and Awake). When I went to Chinatown to tell the truth and encourage the three withdrawals with strengthened righteous thoughts and improved xinxing, I felt that sentient beings were all looking forward to learning the truth. The most memorable experience was when I was telling the truth in Chinatown to a Christian lady who graduated from a theology college. She said she often saw us when she passed by there, and especially wanted to know why we were there to distribute the Epoch Times every day.

I said that the Epoch Times published a series of editorials called the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party in November 2004. The Nine Commentaries booklet for the first time pointed out in a thorough, detailed and comprehensive manner what the Communist Party is. More and more people see through the evil nature of the Communist Party that has harmed the world for over a hundred years. More and more people have one after another made their choice – quitting the CCP. They have chosen a beautiful future for themselves. Only through The Epoch Times could the Chinese people learn the news about quitting the CCP. Quitting the CCP could help to avoid one falling when it falls. People who joined the Chinese Communist Party, its youth league and young pioneers have made a pledge with their raised fists: they would struggle for the cause of Communism all their lives, and give life to the Party (devil). This is a very serious poisonous oath. This is an oath pledged to the devil. Such a pledge is like a contract selling one’s soul. Thus when the Chinese Communist Party dissolves, these people who pledged their oath would fall with it. You are a Christian and you may know that the Book of Revelation in the Bible also says that all people who have worshipped the beast and wore the mark of the beast will feel God's anger on judgement day, and they will be forever roasted in the raging fires in hell. The big red dragon mentioned in the Book of Revelation in the Bible is the manifestation of the Communist Party in another dimension and people who joined its organisations are all imprinted with the mark of the beast. Encouraging people to quit the CCP is like saving people: it helps people to avoid being eliminated in the big elimination on the final day.

She said: “I never joined the Communist Party, but was a member of its youth league and young pioneers before. But that happened a long time ago. If you hadn't mentioned it today, I seem to have forgotten what I pledged before. I am a devoted Christian now.” I asked her: “Did you become a Christian first or become a member of the Communist youth league and young pioneers first? If you joined the Communist youth league and young pioneers first and became a Christian later, how could Jesus look after you? The Chinese Communist Party doesn’t believe in God. It is atheist. You have pledged your life to the Chinese Communist Party long ago. But Jesus is a God, how can he bless you?”

She nodded: “What you have said seems to make sense.”

I told her that I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. Our Master asks us to save people urgently. Even faced with the nine year long brutal persecution, we have withstood enormous pressure and have been telling people the truth as always because Falun Gong teaches “Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance.” We know that people who hate “Zhen, Shan and Ren” in their hearts, who attack the value of “Zhen, Shan and Ren”, and who persecute people cultivating in “Zhen, Shan and Ren”, will ultimately not be tolerated by heaven. The atrocity committed by the Chinese Communist Party had already sent it into the gate of death. Therefore we want to stop the persecution. We want people to stay far away from the gang that is carrying out the persecution and quit the CCP.

She was a bit doubtful about the Chinese Communist regime’s suppression of Falun Gong and said that some religions also seem to disapprove of Falun Gong. I said to her: “Banning Falun Gong was initiated by Jiang Zemin out of his jealousy. He used the whole Chinese Communist Party machine. With this enormous machine, he could not achieve anything. I think that only people who cultivate in Falun Gong are most clear if Falun Gong is a righteous belief or not. How can a teaching that tells people to be good and to “not fight back when being punched or insulted” be an “evil cult”? How can helping people to keep fit and cure their illness be an “evil cult”? I started to practise Falun Gong because Zhuan Falun stresses “Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance.” I have benefited physically and spiritually. She said: “I didn’t realise you are such a group of good people. You are also saving people.”

She continued: “I also read Zhuan Falun , but did not really understand it. I will read it again when I get back home.”

During the conversation, other practitioners also provided explanations and presented their views and understandings. The mutual cooperation also helped her break through her obstacles. When fellow practitioners were talking to her, I sent forth-righteous thoughts at the side, eliminating all the interference behind her by the evil rotten demons and completely eradicating evil elements that were stopping her from being saved. I saw that from the surface, she tried to save me, but her true self wanted to be saved.

I feel that telling the truth and encouraging the three withdrawals in Chinatown is an excellent opportunity to temper and strengthen one’s will, get rid of one’s human mindset and improve one’s xinxing.

Finally let’s recite together Master’ poem Plum Blossoms in Hong Yin II:

In the chaotic world, like pure lotus flowers—
plum blossoms, a hundred million
Cold winds only accentuate their beauty
The interminable snowfall and rain
are the tears of gods,
Who look longingly for the plum blossoms’ return
Never, ever get preoccupied with worldly things
Steel your righteous thoughts
For all [that you have gone through] since ancient times,
Was for none other than this time around.

Thank you, Master!
Thank you, fellow practitioners!

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