The Importance of Strengthening Righteous Thoughts and Cooperating as One Body -- Reflecting On Our Experience of Walking out of a Brainwashing Center
Written on January 19, 2003
Recently nine of us Dafa disciples walked out of a brainwashing center with righteous thoughts and came back to the great current of Fa-rectification. As Dafa disciples cooperate with each other as one body, have righteous enlightenment of Dafa, improve and upgrade as one body, we break through the evil's arrangements with the righteous thoughts and righteous actions of divine beings.
Police arrested me and sent me to brainwashing on December 21, 2002 and after that, they detained other Dafa disciples one after another. The police didn't allow us to study the Fa, practice the exercises or communicate with each other. We understood that only when we eliminated the evil factors that controlled the police in other dimensions, could their kind nature show up and could we at the same time offer salvation to them. After reaching a common understanding of this, we started to send forth righteous thoughts together. We continued sending forth righteous thoughts for 1-2 hours each time. The next day when we studied the Fa, police didn't interfere with us.
The head of the local "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) started to slander our Teacher and Dafa disciples. He also claimed that he would transform us, but he didn't know what to say when he talked to Dafa disciples individually. Sometimes when we talked to him, we sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors that controlled him in other dimensions. His behavior on the human side then appeared to be that he could not speak smoothly, and in the end said, "Stop talking! You are all stubborn members!"
Then we remembered what Teacher told us, "A Dafa disciple completely opposes everything arranged by the evil old forces. Clarify the truth thoroughly, eliminate the evil with righteous thoughts, save all beings, and safeguard the Fa with determination, because you are a part of Dafa, indestructible. Rectify all that is not righteous." ("Dafa is Indestructible" from Essentials for Further Advancement II) We understood that we should break free of the brainwashing center with righteous thoughts and actions.
When practitioners in our room sent forth righteous thoughts, we were never interfered with, but practitioners in other rooms were interfered with seriously. One of the main reasons was that the time that other practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts was short, only 5 or 10 minutes, and when they faced the evil, they didn't take the initiative to eliminate the evil factors in other dimensions. Dafa disciples in our room, however, concentrated our thoughts when we sent forth righteous thoughts, and we usually continued for 1-2 hours. When police came, we eliminated the evil factors that were behind them in other dimensions in a timely fashion and didn't allow them to enter the room.
The policemen at the brainwashing center changed their shifts every two days. When they just came to the brainwashing class and started the shift, they appeared to be very vicious and cursed Dafa disciples. Whenever such a situation emerged, we right away sent forth righteous thoughts, and in less than 5 minutes, policemen became silent. Sometimes even before the evil arrived, some Dafa disciples among us could detect it, and then we eliminated the evil before hand.
Soon after, another practitioner was kidnapped and brought for brainwashing. She resisted the persecution with a hunger strike. On the 7th day of her hunger strike, her local police station prepared to take her home, and the brainwashing center also agreed to release her. However, the "610 Office" still didn't want to let go of her. After she was on hunger strike for 8 days, she was still teaching other practitioners to sing songs such as "Falun Dafa is good." In the evening of the 9th day, this practitioner was released from the brainwashing center with her righteous thoughts and actions.
Through her example, other practitioners and I all understood that as long as we follow the requirements of Fa-rectification, Teacher could do anything for us. The important thing is how we look at these issues in our minds during the tribulation. We should not wait for the old forces to do us any favors, and we should just eliminate the evil. So I sent forth righteous thoughts along with other fellow practitioners to eliminate the evil factors in other dimensions behind policemen and let evil people immediately receive the punishments of the heavenly principles. From that day on, those policemen started to take infusions one after another, and an old man who actively assisted policemen in slandering Dafa and Dafa disciples, left the brainwashing class because his body didn't feel very well on the same day. Then all Dafa disciples there also sent forth righteous thoughts together to eliminate the brainwashing class that was controlled by evil beings and all the evils that were behind the head of the brainwashing center.
The policemen became listless and took infusions one after another every day. They didn't know what to do and then got several big dogs to watch the place for them. At this time, we found a saw in our room and we knew that our opportunity had arrived. We realized at once that we should leave that place, with righteous thoughts and actions. We used the saw and sent forth righteous thoughts at the same time. In this way, practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts for more than 1 hour, and at the same time some people were carrying steel bars outside and made a lot of noise. So no guards heard our noise and we finished the work in 10 minutes. After we finished, we didn't leave in a hurry. We rationally made all necessary preparations to leave. Then practitioners began to send forth righteous thoughts again in the evening to eliminate the evil in other dimensions. After midnight, the policemen who were on duty went to sleep with the lights on and after 12:30 am we started to walk out. We didn't hear any sound for a long distance after we walked away.
This experience made us learn more of the miracles of Dafa and the power of cooperatively working together as one body.