A College Student in China: "My Path Testifies to the Magnificence and Dignity of Falun Dafa"
(Clearwisdom.net) I am studying in a university in Mainland China. I am a Falun Dafa practitioner who began practicing in 1998. At that time, I had just graduated from elementary school. Many of my classmates said they admired my lighthearted and optimistic character. Indeed, what touches and impresses people around us are the pure benevolence, righteousness and the noble hearts obtained by all Dafa cultivators through continuous self-cultivation.
I have been through all kinds of hardships. Yet, Dafa has accompanied me all the way. My numerous escapes from danger display the blessings and mighty power that Dafa has brought to the world's people. The following are some true stories that have happened to me.
Faun Dafa has enabled my mom, who had many illnesses and had suffered to the point of near collapse, to walk a new path of hope. Her changes touched everyone around her, and my changes also let others have a new understanding of me. Just at the time that we were immersed in Dafa's benevolent and pure cultivation atmosphere, the nightmare of the persecution started. Faced with the overwhelming persecution of Falun Dafa, we never wavered, and we still have a steadfast belief in Master and Dafa.
Under the situation in which writing letters on behalf of Falun Dafa and appealing to local offices for justice had no use, my mom and I broke through various barriers and started on our journey to Beijing to appeal for Dafa. After we were stopped and arrested, we realized that it is not that the government had unknowingly made a mistake and misunderstood Falun Gong, instead they were determined to "eradicate" Falun Gong, and that there was no reason for it. The police said indifferently, "We know you are good people, but there are orders from above to arrest Falun Gong practitioners." A chief of the Political Security office in a Beijing police station said, "We are the dogs of the Communist Party." They brutally beat the kind and courageous cultivators who dared to speak the truth. Despite this, we still treated them sincerely. I told the police, "I have come all the way to Beijing to say just three sentences: Falun Dafa is righteous; my Master is innocent; and release all detained Falun Dafa disciples unconditionally." Although at that time I was very young, I felt very righteous and had no fear at all.
After we got home, our relatives all pointed at us and cursed at us, saying we had defamed the family. While my mom was detained, I became the target at home. Because I insisted that Dafa is good, and the appeal letter that I had written to the central government in Beijing was returned to my school, the pressure on me from my family and school was huge. Beatings from the relatives, cursing, crying and shouting - it was like the sky had fallen. Every day I felt that the sky was dark and it was hard to breathe.
Once, my father even held a knife to threaten me. I had seen this scene earlier, in my dreams. I solemnly and silently stood there and was not afraid. In the end, the knife fell to the ground and did not hurt me. For a while, the directors and teachers from my school came to talk to me almost every day. Their words were mixed with satire and insult. Because the pressure was so high and mom was not at home, I secretly cried alone at nights, and almost every day I burst into tears.
Even I was surprised at my own steadfast belief in Dafa. Neither menace nor threats could shake me. Facing the teachers surrounding me, I felt that I was huge and my words were convincing. The teachers felt they could not win. I always maintained a cultivator's demeanor at school, because the actual behavior of a Dafa cultivator is indeed the strongest evidence to break the lies. Isn't it a reflection of the power of Dafa? By remaining steadfast I safely escaped numerous dangers. No words can express the magnificence and protection of Dafa that I have experienced!
When I was preparing for the high school entrance exam, the study load was heavy. However, even under that kind of environment, I was still the best student in the class. Once, there was an English exam. I was sent to the school director to have a conversation (about Falun Gong) and missed half of the exam time. In the remaining half, I performed extraordinarily well and answered all the questions quickly and accurately and even got a score of 100. After class, the teachers often found me to talk. "You study so well and have excellent moral character. How come you practice Falun Gong?" I always told them that it is because of Falun Gong, that I became what I am now.
Once, the school launched a 10,000-signature campaign to slander Falun Dafa. I was tricked into attending. I silently made up my mind that I would not sign. Then a TV reporter came, while the school principal sat at the rostrum (directly facing me) and talked with a police officer. The policeman looked at me all the time and his eyes looked fierce. I looked directly at him and kept sending forth righteous thoughts. I told my classmates nearby, "That policeman is looking at me all the time. If something happens, please do not feel afraid." To my surprise, after my words, my classmates all stood in front of me and hinted for me to leave. I was very moved. I did not sign the signature campaign. A few teachers scolded me and told me that I must sign, or they would not let me go. I decided to stand still, and sent forth righteous thoughts. Processions of people who had signed walked beside me one after the other. After a while, the teachers had no alternative and told me, "Leave quickly if you will not sign. Do not stand here." In this way I safely escaped yet another danger.
On the day of the graduation examination, the school directors came to talk to me again. They tried to use my graduation certificate to threaten me. I found that I had nothing to say to them at that moment. They asked some questions, and I answered, "I do not want to tell you anything." With no alternatives, they once again said, "OK, you can go now." At that moment when I walked out of the school gate, I felt unprecedented relief.
After I started high school, it seemed that I had obtained a new life. Dafa not only harmonized me, but also my family. Although my family had broken up, the sincere behavior and demeanor of a Dafa disciple, as displayed by my mom, had given me great inspiration. All my relatives kept praising her, the environment had started to change, and the sky became clear and transparent.
Under Master's compassion and protection, in this brand new environment, I did well in the three things that Dafa disciples should do, with rationality and wisdom. A matter for more rejoicing was that in high school, many classmates of mine also became Dafa disciples. A few of my friends from junior high school started to practice as well. I had continuously clarified the truth to one of them for five years, only thinking of her own good. I could imagine that someday Master's Fashen would arrange for her to come to Dafa. Every one of us is experiencing the miracles and magnificence of Dafa and Master's benevolent and continuous salvation. We all are playing the roles of Dafa disciples in the Fa-rectification period. The miracles and wisdom displayed by them have greatly amazed me. Now, every one is playing different roles to clarify the truth and save the world's people. Although there were bumps, losses, mistakes, and at times some practitioners went to extremes, we all keep steadfast on our cultivation paths. I also entered college smoothly and came to know many, many friends. Everyone I know is someone to whom I clarify the truth.
We also visited our old teachers, from our kindergartens, elementary schools, junior high schools and colleges, to clarify the truth of Dafa to them. The changes in every one of us amazed all of our teachers. Except for those preparing to go abroad and preparing for the college entrance examination, everyone has been admitted to universities with excellent scores. Some used to be problem children in their teachers' minds. There were also big changes in my appearance. They all said I have become prettier and my posture has become more graceful. Some teachers felt it was unbelievable. They made a lot of inquires, and in the end they had to admit that Falun Gong is truly magnificent. The teachers in my junior high school commented that I have walked my path very righteously, and hoped that Falun Gong's innocence can be reinstated soon.
Another thing that needs to be mentioned is that I did not join the Communist Youth League. As this persecution has given me a clear understanding of the evil party, I would never become its member. It is hard to do avoid joining the Youth League in China. In high schools, all students are required to write an "Application to Join the Youth League." One is asked for the reasons if one does not apply. However, no one asked me. It seemed like they could not think of me. In college, they wanted to focus on me to help me to join the CCP. However, after I simply said, "I do not want to!" the teachers agreed.
I recently studied Master's lecture, "Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference" (Feb 2005):
"So as a cultivator, what is truly remarkable is when you can be steadfast and have righteous thoughts so firm that nothing can sway you. Be solid and firm like diamond, or granite, and then nothing can affect you--evil will be afraid at the mere sight of you. If upon encountering trying circumstances your thinking can be truly righteous, then, when faced with the evil's persecution and when faced with interference, just one sentence of yours fortified with steadfast righteous thoughts can instantly make the evil disintegrate (applause), and it will make those who are being used by the evil turn and flee, it will make the evil's persecution of you dissolve, and it will make the evil's interfering with you disappear without a trace. One thought born of righteous faith is all it takes. And whoever can hold firm that righteous thought and go the distance will become a magnificent god forged by Dafa."
My path and development is a witness to the power of Master's words: "One thought born of righteous faith is all it takes." My path has been immersed in Master's merciful and continuous salvation. I treasure this cultivation opportunity. I will be a qualified Dafa disciple who is worthy of Master, worthy of the sentient beings, and worthy of myself.
Finally, I want to take this opportunity, on behalf of my mom and a few fellow practitioners around me, to send our greetings for Master's 54th birthday and World Falun Dafa Day. Heshi!
May 19th, 2005