对议员讲真相的一点体会 (Chinese and English) - Some
Sharing on Truth Clarification to Politicians
Some Sharing on Truth Clarification to Politicians
Greetings revered Master!
Greetings fellow practitioners!
When I used to clarify the truth to politicians, I did just like what
Master said: You usually don’t contact them, and only go to see them
when you want something from them. Therefore, my truth clarification
work to them had been quite superficial. Later I heard that some U.S.
practitioner went to learn how to play golf in order to make friends
with politicians and better clarify the truth to them. So I started to
think how to establish a long term relationship with them so as to
further clarify the truth to them.
In this process, I broke through many human mentalities. Having grown
up in mainland China, I disliked very much the CCP’s subject of
Politics in schools. I wasn’t interested in its political system such
as what was political bureau or people’s congress and so on. Now in
order to clarify the truth to the Australian government, I must get to
know about its political system, parties and policies. I was really
reluctant to learn about those things that were of no interest to me.
So having been in Australia for so many years, I was still not clear
about the structures and functions of the House and Senate. The main
reason was that I wasn’t interested in finding out.
However, what Master said in 2007 when lecturing to Australian
practitioners had great impact one me. Master said: “…therefore Dafa
disciples have such great mighty virtues, because you have to clarify
the truth to ordinary people according to their level of acceptance,
according to their likes and dislikes, hence you have such great mighty
virtues. You are remarkable to be able to save people even under such
tough environments. Never do it in a simple way.”
I looked within and found out that I was only considering my own likes
and dislikes, but did not consider how to make efforts to clarify the
truth to parliamentarians. This was a manifestation of my selfishness
and lack of compassion. Upon realising this, I started to think
seriously how to approach politicians and build up a long term
relationship with them. I thought that I should treat them like
friends. So I would send greeting cards and small presents to them
around Christmas time, to show appreciation of their help and support.
Once I sent an email to a senator wishing her Happy Birthday, she
quickly replied saying that she couldn’t believe I remembered her
birthday. In late 2007 during the ACT election, I thought I should make
use of this opportunity to clarify the truth, so I started to make
appointments and invite those candidates to our truth clarification
parties. I also thought that I should go and help those supportive MLAs
with their election campaigns as a friend. But then there was a
problem. Which one should I help? They all belong to different
political parties and I didn’t want to give them the impression that
Falun Gong practitioners were supporting a particular party.
Then I was wondering how I should deal with this issue from Fa’s point
of view? I got to realize that the reason I had this question was
because I had this mentality in my mind that this was getting involved
in politics. I remembered Master said in his jingwen “Further Remarks
on Politics”: “If "getting political" can expose the persecution, if
"getting political" can stop the persecution, if "getting political"
can help clarify the facts, if "getting political" can save sentient
beings--if "getting political" can do all of this good, then why not do
so? The crux of the matter, it would seem, is that a cultivator's
motive is to stop the persecution, and not to "get political" for the
sake of gaining human political power.” These words opened up my mind
and all of a sudden I understood the issue: I don’t have politics in my
mind in the first place, why do I think I am getting involved in
Hence, I made arrangements with other practitioners and went to help
different MLAs and candidates. When being asked by others why I
supported this particular MLA, I told them he/she was my friend and
he/she helped me with the Falun Gong issue so I supported him/her. I
also took the opportunity to clarify the truth to them. I truly felt
that without those notions’ bondage, my mind was so free that wisdom
would come along naturally.
Some candidates we had helped got elected and they thanked us for
helping them. Now whenever I want to make an appointment to meet with
them, they can all arrange one within a short time. Once I went to meet
with a parliamentarian asking for help. When I thanked him, he said:
“You are welcome. I thank you for what you did for me.” What I did was
only standing at his election stall for a few hours, but he remembered
this in his mind. During Christmas, I received greeting cards from
several parliamentarians. This makes me feel that when we treat others
with compassion, they are able to feel it.
Several months ago, Canberra practitioners started the project of
Truth-Compassion-Tolerance Art Exhibition. A practitioner suggested
that I apply to the ACT Government for having the exhibition in the ACT
Legislative Assembly building. I wasn’t quite sure about that. Canberra
and Beijing are sister cities, besides, I myself was originally from
Beijing, so I have been using this relationship to clarify the truth to
MLAs. But because of this sister city relationship, the ACT government
has been keeping a distance from Falun Gong practitioners.
However, I thought: I can’t give it up simply because of this reason.
So I made an appointment with a supportive MLA. He told me that I
should contact another MLA who was in charge of this issue. This MLA
happened to the one who came to our truth clarification party. Upon
meeting with him, our application got approved smoothly. This made me
realise that we should not have any notions in our mind when doing
things, as the notions will create obstacles for us.
Several MLAs came to the first day exhibition. One of them opened the
exhibition, giving a very supportive speech. The other MLA, whom I
helped during his election campaign, went overseas for a conference and
could not make it to the opening ceremony. He emailed me a very
supportive letter, and sent three staff to attend the ceremony. On the
last day of the exhibition, he came back from overseas and came to the
exhibition room to look for me. I showed him around and explained to
him about the paintings, then I saw tears in his eyes. Soon after he
left, he came back with an assistant. He asked the assistant to take
photos of me with him and said that he would email me the photos and
that I could use them for any media reports. I felt so pleased for this
MLA who was full of sense of justice. He had chosen a great future for
Although some MLAs did not come to attend the arts exhibition
officially, they themselves and their staff walked past the exhibition
room every day and saw the paintings. Some came to tell us that those
paintings were very powerful.
Through the art exhibition, I have come to realise that Master actually
arranged everything well, and was just waiting for us to go ahead and
do it. In the process of doing this, we were given the opportunities to
let go of our attachments and notions, and in the mean time, Master
arranged for those who had predestined relationship with us to learn
the truth from us. I now understand better what Master said in Teaching
and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference in
2003: “From my perspective, as your Master, I don't seek anything from
Dafa disciples. Everything that they're doing today--be it validating
the Fa, saving sentient beings, or studying the Fa and cultivating
themselves--I can tell you that not one of these things is done for me.
In the future, Dafa disciples will see that everything Dafa disciples
did was for their own sake. What are saved are their own sentient
beings, what they're consummating are their own paradises and sentient
beings, and they're establishing mighty virtue for themselves--all
these things are done for Dafa disciples' own sake. Not a single thing
you've done is for Master, and not a single thing you've done is for
I know that I will never be able to pay back what Master has given me,
however I would still like to say: Thank you Master from the bottom of