With Teacher's Protection, I Walked Out of a Brainwashing Center with Righteous Thoughts
Around 11 PM on October 29, 2002, 7 or 8 police officers climbed a wall, broke into my home, and conducted an illegal search. They took away my photo of Teacher, my copy of Zhuan Falun, and my tapes of Teacher's lectures. They forcibly abducted my son and me and took us to the police station that night.
At the police station, I continually sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil behind the police in other dimensions to prevent them from committing crimes against Dafa. When one officer asked me the source of my lecture tapes and I refused to answer, he kicked my right temple with great force. I felt my head start to get hot when, suddenly, I saw a big Falun turning in front of me. Then the police officer kicked me in the abdomen, beat me about the ribs and chest, but most often in the head. After the beating, they cuffed my hands behind me, took away my shoes, and locked me inside the station office. During the entire time I continued sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors in other dimensions. I did not feel my injuries because our benevolent Teacher was protecting me.
The next afternoon, the same police officer that had questioned and beat me the day before asked, "Have you thought it through? Your son has told us everything. Now we will see if you tell us the truth." I pointed out to them, "You can't even leave a child in peace. We cultivate Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. To be a healthy, kind person is not wrong!" Another officer said, "Practicing Falun Gong is illegal." I countered, "Where in our constitution does it say that to practice Falun Gong is illegal? You climbed into my home in the middle of the night and harassed my family. Which particular law allowed you to do that? You are violating the law!" Again they asked, "Where did your tapes came from?" I still refused to answer, so they slapped my face, kicked my legs, and pinched my thighs. I did not give up. I remembered Teacher's article, "Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions":
"A Great Enlightened Being does not fear hardship
Having forged an adamantine will
And with no attachment to living or dying
He walks his path of Fa-rectification openly and nobly"
I not only will not give up, but I will also eliminate the evil factors in other dimensions that are manipulating these people who damage Dafa. One policeman pounded my chest, kicked my feet, and with the heels of his boots, stomped on my toes and ground them into the floor. My feet did not feel pain, only numbness. The evil did not get what it wanted and had to leave discouraged.
Another policeman came to harass me. I sent forth righteous thoughts and reminded myself, "I am a Falun Dafa disciple, and I do not acknowledge the old evil force's arrangements. I will eliminate the evil factors in other dimensions that dare to persecute me. I will reflect all the persecution back to persecutors, and I will not endure any of it." Immediately, I felt no pain when the officer kicked me. When he slapped my head, I felt a cushion between my head and his hands, and I was not hurt at all.
That evening, the police illegally transported me to a brainwashing center. Upon arrival, I sent forth righteous thoughts to clean the environment and eliminate the evil factors behind the brainwashing center. I firmly believed that this was not the place for me to stay and that I needed to walk out to help Teacher do Fa-rectification and save sentient beings.
One evil policeman, whose last name is Ding, was sent to the class from the "610 Office" [An agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems]. He gave me three booklets that were produced by the "610 Office". The booklets slandered Dafa and Teacher. He wanted me to write the "Three Statements" [Practitioners are coerced under brainwashing and torture to write these as proof that they have given up their belief. Created by the "610 Office," the three statements consist of a letter of repentance, a guarantee to never again practice Falun Gong, and a list of names and addresses of all family members, friends and acquaintances who are practitioners.] according to the "610 Office" requirements. I immediately sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors behind these three booklets and the brainwashing class. Two days later Ding saw that I had refused to read the three booklets or to write the three statements. He said, "If you are so capable, why not have all of us fall asleep, and then you can go free?" Although he was being sarcastic, I knew I should walk out of the brainwashing center with righteous thoughts. Another policeman said, "If you continue to practice Falun Gong, which is against our country, we will send you to a labor camp for three years." I answered, "I practice Falun Gong so that I can be healthy and a better person. Why is that against our country? Why doesn't our country want its citizens to be healthy? Doesn't our country want to have more good people? Good people should not be sent to forced labor camps." Police Officer Wang said, "I read Zhuan Falun and watched many of your truth clarifying VCDs and materials. But since our country does not allow the practice of Falun Gong, why not just give it up?" I replied, "I cultivate Falun Dafa, practice Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance, and treat everyone with kindness. That is not wrong. Every one of us needs Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. Whoever are against Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance will meet with karmic retributions. Please choose a wonderful future for yourself." He smiled.
During the 6 days of the brainwashing class, the police used various means to threaten, tempt, and attack me, but all failed. Police Officer Ding from the "610 Office" said, "If we cannot transform you, we will report you to our upper level!" Facing this threat, I was not concerned, because the evil has nothing to say about my path, "This is because the principles of Dafa prohibit it, as the nature of the universe governs everything." (Falun Dafa, Essentials for Further Advancement, "A Brief Explanation of Shan").
During this time, I looked for chances to escape, but many bad notions kept surfacing, such as: Would the persecution escalate once they found me? Was I adding unnecessary troubles for my family and relatives? These notions prevented my righteous thoughts from being stable and strong at all times, and I could not find a chance to escape. Finally I calmed down, looked inward, and was able to recognize that it was the mentality of fear that was giving the evil a loophole. Teacher said in "Dafa is Indestructible", "...any attachment of fear is itself a barrier that prevents you from reaching Consummation, and is also a factor in your being "reformed" toward the evil side and in your betrayal." (Falun Dafa, Essentials for Further Advancement II) At that point I sent forth righteous thoughts, first to eliminate all the bad thoughts and fears that were interfering with me, and then to eliminate the external evil factors that were interfering with me. I affirmed to myself that I am a Dafa disciple, I came down here from the heavens to help Teacher do Fa-rectification and save sentient beings. I am not here to be persecuted in jail. On the sixth day, I decided to walk out of the evil's den.
That night, I sent forth righteous thoughts so that all of the guards would fall asleep and not wake up. At midnight, they all fell into a deep sleep. I knew Teacher was giving me this chance to walk out. I went to the yard and saw that the gate was locked, but no one was around, so I climbed over the wall. Under the protection of Teacher, I safely walked out of the evil's den.