"Mother, No Matter How Hard and Painful, We Must Persist Until the End!"
(Clearwisdom.net) My child is a young practitioner of Falun Dafa. Although he is quite young, he has been practicing cultivation for 8 years. Before the persecution of Falun Dafa, he studied the Fa very earnestly. In addition to studying the Fa with a group of practitioners everyday, he often listened to me as I read Zhuan Falun. On Sundays, he studied the Fa with other young practitioners. At large-scale Fa conferences, he demonstrated the exercises of Falun Gong with other young practitioners and spoke at the conferences to share his experiences. He bore hardships and worked hard to practice the exercises too. He also often went out with us to promote Dafa.
The child has very good enlightenment quality and his state of cultivation is also good. Always smiling, he is a charming child. Not only fellow practitioners, but also ordinary people are fond of him. He is always strict with himself when he encounters tribulations associated with xinxing [moral character, heart and mind nature]. When he graduated from elementary school, his school recommended a few students to take the major middle school entrance examination, and he was one of them. But later, they did not let him take the examination. At first, he did not think it through. He cried and asked me to go to school to beg for the opportunity. He said: "I will certainly pass the test." After we came home, he and I studied Zhuan Falun together. We read the section where Teacher talks about "Jealousy": "Thus, our practitioners should be like this even less so, as a practitioner should follow the course of nature. If something is yours, you will not lose it. If something is not yours, you will not have it even if you fight for it." He stopped, thought about it for a while and said, "Mom, don't go to school to fight for me. I was wrong."
Around July 20, 1999, our home was ransacked, his father and I were arrested and detained, and the police repeatedly came to harass him. Yet, he became more determined in Dafa, and detested the evil's madness.
I remember that after the Beijing TV station broadcasted a program that stigmatized Dafa, he went with us to the TV station. He used his own experiences and the alteration of his mind and body to clarify the truth to the staff. His earnestness amused the staff. They nodded again and again.
After April 25, 1999, the practice site had been interfered with several times, but he still kept practicing Falun Gong with other fellow practitioners and promoting Dafa. On July 20, 1999, his father was unlawfully detained and I had to go on a business trip. During that time he lived at his grandmother's home. On one occasion, the police came to his grandmother's home to search for Dafa books, but cleverly, he realized that the Dafa books had to be protected and so hid them. On the evening of July 22, 1999, when I had just returned home, he immediately phoned me. I packed up all Dafa books and materials and hid them before the night ended. On the second day, the police came to ransack my home as well, but they did not find anything after searching every corner of my house. In this way, we protected the treasured books very well.
During the Chinese lunar year festival of 2000, the child's father was arrested when he was sharing experiences with fellow practitioners. At that time, I felt very bad. The child said to me: "Daddy has not done anything wrong, he won't have any trouble. He will come back soon." Eighteen days later, the child's father was released with "verdict of not guilty." His father was arrested again the same year for going to Tiananmen to appeal for Dafa. The child said with a clear mind: "Daddy has righteous thoughts and he won't have any trouble." Twenty days later, after encountering the relentless torture, his daddy came back to us again, and again immersed himself in Fa-rectification.
For over two years now, the police have often come to our home to harass us. They have forcefully and unjustifiably taken his father away many times. The child obstructed the police with perfect assurance. Once, 3 evil policemen came to our home. Just coming back from school, the child saw the police at our home again to take his daddy away. He stood in front of his father to block the police and assailed them: "Why do you come again to take my daddy away? What is wrong with being a good person?" The police said: "We won't bother him if he does not practice Falun Gong any more." The child responded, "You are doing a bad deed." Hearing this, the policeman dragged him to the side by one hand and said with a foul mouth: "Little [foul word not repeated] child, what do you know?" The child, not showing any sign of weakness, told him, "I'm now going to middle school. I understand the law, and that police are not allowed to randomly arrest anyone!" The evil policeman raised his fist to threaten, but the child did not fear him at all. Seeing this, the police did not have any choice but to turn around and leave.
The child has a very pure and righteous heart. He often took the place of his father to deliver Teacher's new articles and other materials to fellow practitioners who are under surveillance. He also comes with me to distribute Dafa truth-clarification materials and pastes the banners. Once, when we distributed Dafa materials, he was taking care of one unit and I, the other unit. I saw one staff member on duty walking toward his unit. A while later, he came out of the unit with poise. I told him that I was worrying about him just then. He said: "There's nothing to fear. I did not do anything bad."
During the spring festival of 2001, the night that the "self-immolation" was broadcast, it had been in my mind all the while. I knew that it was an evil plot, but did not know exactly the reason behind it. My son did not even look at it. While doing his homework, he said: "That must be fabricated. Don't trust them."
A new semester started. The evil carried on the movement of collecting signatures for: "Refusing [slanderous term omitted], upholding science." He talked about this with me. I was not very clear about it. I thought maybe it could be signed as long as they don't mention Dafa. My son said: "Mom, your understanding is not right. This is exactly targeting our Dafa. We must not sign it. We cannot get by under false pretences." I became clear, and more determined.
During the final exam, he said to me after the chemistry final, "Mom, they are so evil that they even put a question which defamed our Teacher in the chemistry final exam." I asked him how he handled it, he said: "I did not answer the question. I won't take the 6 points." Then I asked him what he would do if there were questions defaming Dafa in the political science final exam. He said: "I won't answer. Even if it means that I won't be accepted by a major high school, I still will not answer."
In the fall of 2000, we bought a computer for him. Later, his father wanted to move the computer out to do Dafa work and we talked it over with him. He said: "Sure, as long as it is for Dafa, I'm pleased to give it up." Due to the escalation of the persecution, we were forced to leave our home. Before we separated, I urged him again and again to stay determined. He said, "Please set your mind at ease, the Fa has taken root in my heart!"
Being away from his parents, he is enduring both life's pressures as well as the added burden of persecution. The police called him several times in an attempt to find out our whereabouts. They even went to his school to spread rumors. The puzzled principal called on him to converse with him. He told my son, "Your parents are so bad to not be taking care of you." My son said, "It is not true. My parents are very good." He used wisdom to clarify the truth to the principal. He also clarified the truth to his classmates and his relatives, with very good effectiveness."
I met with him a few days ago. The child very reasonably expressed some of his understandings. He said, "I'm very glad to know from our school newspaper that 36 western Dafa practitioners went to Tiananmen. I realized that the cosmic climate has changed. The Fa-rectification has now reached the new era. People from the whole world are standing up against the persecution. The fact that Jiang arrested western practitioners has infringed the human rights of people from all over the world. He is now opposing the will of people all over the world. His persecution will not last long." He also said to me, "Mom, I feel that we don't know how many lifetimes that we have had, but I do know that all are for obtaining this Fa. Now no matter how hard and painful it is, we must persist. These two years are but a short moment with respect to the long history of so many lifetimes. What a pity it would be if we could not persist! No matter how hard it is, we must persist till the end!" When we separated, I urged him again and again that he must do well. He said, "I know, Mom. I am a Dafa disciple!"
Jan. 23, 2002