My Steadfast Belief in Master and Falun Dafa
First I would like to send greetings to Master!
Greetings, fellow practitioners!
Today I am sharing my cultivation experiences over the past several years with all Dafa practitioners.
Since July 20, 1999, when the evil Jiang Zemin regime banned Falun Gong in China, many practice sites were occupied by police cars, aimed at arresting Falun Gong practitioners. Our local village committee members and neighborhood committee members sent many people every day to monitor, harass, and force practitioners to write repentance statement or forbid them to appeal for Falun Gong. Under huge pressure from the authorities, practitioner's family members started to hit, curse, deceive, and create all kinds of troubles for practitioners.
Authorities from the 610 Office came with the police to illegally arrest me. My family members dared not stand up for justice. The village committee officers followed up by sending people to turn off our electricity and water. My family members took it as losing face. Outside my home I faced vicious persecution, and in my home, my husband cursed and beat me, so I went to the local officers many times to clarify the truth to them, to explain to them that there is nothing wrong with practitioners' trying to be good people by following the principle of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." I also told them that I have the legal right to go to Beijing to appeal and and pointed out the misunderstandings the officers had about us. They refused to listen and said that I was against the Chinese Communist Party and against the revolution. They cut off our electricity and water and tried to force me to sign a letter guaranteeing that I would stop practicing. Suddenly, I could not stand it anymore, but I knew that to be a good person according to Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance was not wrong. I didn't know about righteous thoughts at the time, I just knew that I had obtained the wonderful and precious Dafa, and I would protect it with my whole life,
"Under any difficult circumstance, everyone, remain calm in your hearts, just by staying unaffected, you will be able to handle all situations." (Provisional translation subject to further improvement, Lecture on the Fa at the U.S. Midwest Conference, June 26, 1999, Chicago)
Facing this persecution, I am more and more steadfast. In 2002 I went to Beijing to appeal. While many practitioners thought that going to appeal would result in imprisonment, and by suffering in prison one could reach consummation, and thus followed the evil's arrangement, I did not have this kind of thought. Because my child was still young, I needed take care of her. I had never listened to the police' s orders or commands. Since I benefited from Dafa, I must appeal to say some just words for Master and for Dafa. I cannot allow the authorities to act violently and do evil deeds. I escaped from the detainment place during the night and took the train home. For this I faced a lot of pressure. Some practitioners said I was dreadful, afraid of being arrested, afraid of staying in jail, so I was puzzled for a while. After 2001, many of Master's articles were available, and practitioners then changed their attitude toward me. That gave me more confidence in the Fa.
At a class reunion, I took the chance to tell my former classmates the truth about my persecution. I explained how I went to Beijing and found that the appeals office had became a place for the authorities to arrest practitioners. As soon as the authorities heard "Falun Gong," they would arrest them right away and persecute them. There is no place where one can tell the truth. They were shocked to hear that. They said if they hadn't heard it from their classmate's firsthand experience, it would be hard to believe that the government was like that. They said: "Now we really believe it. We will never go against Falun Gong again. Practice Falun Dafa well. We will support you and protect you." I knew that Master was guiding me me to be diligent through my classmate's words. With firm belief in Dafa and Master, I am always diligent in Fa rectification cultivation. I do the three things well according to Master's request, and always use Dafa to judge my conduct. I use subtle words and actions to influence my family members and the people around me. The Chinese Communist Party has fabricated many lies about us, like killing and self immolation, and has thereby deceived many people. I use words and actions to help them understand that all those are lies concocted by Jiang's regime to slander Dafa and to deceive people. Now many people understand what's going on and are no longer fooled by the veil of lies. My husband was never willing to let other practitioners come to our house before. Although he still does not say how wonderful we practitioners are, I can tell his heart is very pleased. He always casually helps me to do thing to validate Dafa now. My daughter, too, was happy to donate 100 yuan from her first month's salary to help with truth clarification. The changes in my family and others around me has deeply inspired me to be more and more diligent.
One time, six police officers came to my house to take me away for brainwashing. Three of them guarded the outside, while three others rushed in to arrest me. At this crucial moment, I called out to Master in my heart and asked him not to let them see me. I vowed to keep out of the brainwashing "class" and never to cooperate with the evil arrangements. I sent continuous righteous thoughts in my heart, and the police did not see me. I knew Master was taking care of me, reminding me to maintain righteous thoughts. After the police were gone, my upstairs neighbors came to my home. She looked at me with surprise and asked: "How is it that they did not arrest you?" I told her that Master had saved me. She thought it was a miracle. Incidentally, this neighbor had also helped me, as she did not open the door for the police. She just told them she had no key, so they had to hop the fence to get in and out. I told her if I had been arrested then I might have been the victim of their schemes to deceive and cheat people. They would say Falun Gong practitioners only care about their own practice and neglect their families and children. But it was clear to my neighbors that I only did good things. She told me that she and her children used to catch colds several times each year, but after they moved and became my neighbors they also felt the power of Dafa, and the whole family stopped getting sick. The children are all healthy, and the whole family is very happy. At last she read Zhuan Falun and the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and even quit the CCP. Her whole family is very cheerful all the time.
One time, three of us went out to hang banners. It was a rainy day, and our attachments of complacency appeared. As if we were in our own world, we used a rope to tie up a lock and throw it over the electric cable line. The lock came off and hit the top of a car. I was about to check the car for damage when the car door opened, and two men stepped out. They said they were there to arrest Falun Gong practitioners. It was a police car. They said I had hung the banner and damaged the police car. They were calling to make a report. My heart wasn't moved by them at all, and I sent righteous thoughts to make their cell phone not connect. I knew I must clarify the truth and save them. I said I had hung up the banners for people to see that Falun Dafa is good, thereby saving people. Then the other two practitioners also came, and we formed a strong whole body, cooperating with each other to let them feel how wonderful Dafa is and to understand that what they were doing was against the natural law and would meet with retribution. I emptied my pockets and gave them money to compensate for the damage, but there was not even a mark on the car. It made such a big noise when the lock hit it, but there was no damage at all. I had more confidence and felt that Master was beside us and was taking care of us.
"Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in Spring Righteous thoughts can save the people in this world " ("Fa Rectifies the Cosmos" in Hong Yin II)
One of the officers told the other to return the money to us and said: "It's really not easy for you all. Even on a rainy day you still came out to hang up banners." They gave back the banner and rope and told us to quickly get home. We were happy that they understood the truth, and made the right choice for their lives.
During these several years of clarifying the truth, I feel the compassion and greatness of Master. I also feel the power of belief in Dafa and Master and the powerful effect Dafa has on our bodies. As long as we believe in Dafa and in Master, doing the three things well, dissolving into the Fa, clarifying the truth, and saving people, we will not let Master down.
October 1, 2006