Penetrating the Old Force's Arrangements and Passing Tribulations With Righteous Thoughts
(Clearwisdom.net) One day near the end of 2002, I went to a fellow practitioner's house around 5 p.m. When I opened the door I saw a group of police inside. I recognized one of them so I closed the door instantly and left. The police came after me and got a hold of my clothes and dragged me back. I didn't resist at that time, and my heart wasn't moved. The policeman who recognized me called out my name. I had been forced to leave home and move from place to place, so they had not expected to find me here. They were overjoyed, and made several phone calls, bragging to everyone that they had caught me. In my heart I told the old forces, "You persecuted me because you feel that my mind is inadequate. But I don't subscribe to your persecution because I am a Fa-rectification practitioner. My new life arises out of the Fa-rectification, and I rectify everything using the Righteous Fa. My Teacher does not acknowledge the old forces' arrangements for Dafa and the students, and as a practitioner I deny them as well. Those wicked and low demons that are controlling the police do not have the right to persecute practitioners." The Teacher said in "The Effect of Righteous Thoughts," [in Essentials for Further Advancement II] "Yet these evil beings are extremely base and filthy, and are not worthy of playing any role in the Fa-rectification."
They took me to the division headquarters. On our way there, the police were growling about how they would take "good care" [i.e., teach me a lesson] of me. At that time I was thinking, "Your words have no significance; my Teacher's words are what counts." I was also planning to leave that very night, because my participation was needed for Fa-rectification. I thought that I couldn't allow the evils to lock me up; a jail cell was not where I belonged. Teacher said in Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, "But even so, if our righteous thoughts are very strong, then we're in line with a law in the cosmos, and this law holds in both the old cosmos and the new one: a being's choice is up to him, even if he made some kind of vow in history. At critical moments it's still up to him what he wants to do. And this goes for things that are positive and negative--it's the case for both."
When we arrived at the division headquarters, I did not cooperate with any of their commands or requirements. They started beating me. They carried out their plan to torture me but I didn't say a thing (I was under the protection of our compassionate Teacher and therefore I didn't feel any pain). The Teacher said in "Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful," [in Essentials for Further Advancement II] "Why should you, a Dafa disciple, fear the evil ones when enduring persecution? The crux of the matter is that you have attachments. If not, do not endure passively, and face the evil people with righteous thoughts at all times. No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil's demands, orders, or what it instigates. If everyone does this the environment won't be this way." When the police met my eyes (I was sending righteous thoughts throughout) they had to look away. I remembered that Teacher said in "Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. International Fa Conference," [in Guiding the Voyage] "An everyday person is feeble before a cultivator. Today's humans have in fact had tribulations arranged for them by this system of old forces at different levels, and humans have been controlled by the old forces at different levels. This is why they've become so forceful, why they dare to do things to cultivators, and why they dare to bedisrespectful to Dafa."
I wasn't moved in the least during all of this (usually I am more prone to engage in confrontation). I realized that I shouldn't let the evil find any excuses to persecute me. Teacher said in the article "A Message," [in Essentials for Further Advancement II] "Clarifying the truth, at the same time as exposing the evil, restrains the evil and lessens the persecution; and exposing the evil is at the same time purging from people's minds the poison of the evil's lies and deception--it is saving people." So I started clarifying the truth to them one by one. I didn't care how they acted because I was full of compassion. At the same time, I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evils that controlled them in the other dimensions. Slowly they calmed down; the worst policeman stopped behaving so wickedly. When it was close to midnight I started sending forth righteous thoughts to make them fall asleep. Around 3 a.m. they fell asleep one by one, and only one was left to watch me. He wouldn't permit me to close my eyes even for a minute. I sent forth righteous thoughts while keeping my eyes open. Around 5 a.m. he finally left the room.
I sensed that my chance had finally come; Teacher had arranged for me to leave. So I asked for Teacher's help and my hands were freed from the handcuffs. I continued to send forth righteous thoughts and step by step I went down the stairs to the first floor. I opened the gate, left the evil's den and returned to the stream of Fa-rectification.
February 13, 2003