Establishing an Unshakeable, Righteous Mind: I Walked Out of the Police Station with Dignity
I went to Beijing to safeguard Dafa last year, later I wrote a "promise letter" against my will. Afterwards, I was very regretful. After studying Teacher's recently published articles, I doubled my efforts to make up what I lost, and meanwhile I also clearly realized that the evil force's persecution to Dafa practitioners has come to the extent of being intolerable; the evil has already reached the point that it is unsavable and unkeepable. Teacher talked about this principle again in a recent article that "for the evil tests arranged by the old force, I do not recognize it at all" [Note: unofficial translation]. Even Teacher will not recognize the actions of the evil force, then this evil test had already lost necessary factors for its existence. Truly understanding Fa from the perspective of Fa enables us to overcome difficulties when confronting the evil tests. The following is my recent experience.
For quite a long time flyers and banners that clarify the truth keep on appearing in our area. The authorities could not find any clues no matter how hard they tried to follow the practitioners openly or secretly. This almost drove them crazy. In the morning of April 25, 2001, they rounded up all the "important" practitioners of our town, including me and took us to the town government.
Having Teacher and Fa in my heart and no selfish factors in safeguarding Dafa, there is no fear. So I was not afraid of them at all during that time, and pointed out explicitly to them that it was violating the law to arrest people with no reason. I also tore down the vicious slogans in the room where I was locked up. Then they showed some videos that slandered Falun Dafa. I took the opportunity to clarify the truth and expose the evil to the head of the township. I also told them clearly "the promise letter I wrote last year was under great pressure and against my will. I want to firmly cultivate Falun Dafa." Right away their reactions verified what Teacher said, "without the manipulation of those evil factors, the evil humans have lost what reinforced their minds" (Teacher's Lecture at the Great Lakes Conference in North America). They were no longer as vicious as before. When I explain to them further "the causal relationship between good and evil" [Note: unofficial translation of Teacher's article "Suggestion"], they remained silent. It was obvious that "clearing from people's minds the poison of the evil's lies and deception" [Note: from Teacher's article: "Persons in Charge of the European Fa Conference and All Attendees"] is what we need to do.
With an excuse that I interfered with the showing of the videotape causing them not to achieve the result they expected, they locked me up in another room. Of course I cleaned up all the vicious slogans in that room. They regarded me as "breaking the law twice" and sent me to the town police station in the same morning for detention. There was only one detention room in the police station and a man was already there. They thought about handcuffing me but the handcuffs had already been used on other people and there were none. The policeman asked me "Is it ok to lock you up with that man?" Since when they arrested me I had established the righteous mind that the evil persecution is absolutely not acceptable, at this time I did not have the passive attitude of submitting myself to the mercy of the evil force, therefore I said, "Do according to your conscience!" As a result things turned around and became better: a policeman and a policewoman took me to another office. Soon after my husband arrived after learning of the news. It was certainly not accidental. My husband is not a practitioner. Upon his arrival, he accused the police loudly for arresting people at will. The vicious police were afraid of being exposed to the public. So they could only try to cover up by persuading my husband to leave. I took this opportunity to spread the Fa to the two police. After a while the policewoman made up an excuse and left, shortly after the policeman left too. Therefore I walked out of the police station openly with dignity.
On the way home I was reminded of Teacher's words in the article "Cautionary Advice": "If every one of you can understand the Fa from the depths of your mind, that will truly be the manifestation of the Fa whose power knows no boundary--the reappearance of the mighty Buddha Fa in the human world!" (Essentials For Further Advancement). I had a deeper understanding.
Upon arriving home, both my mother-in-law and my husband said that they wanted to go to the police station to question the police about why they violated the law while carrying out the law. They would additionally ask them to take the responsibility of my personal safety and freedom.
I realized from this experience: if we establish an unshakable, righteous mind, our family will be the first to awaken. Isn't that faster and a more thorough way to eliminate the evil force? Of course the prerequisite is that we ourselves must act righteously!
April 28, 2001
A Practitioner from Mainland China