My Experience Resisting Persecution with Righteous Thoughts
I obtained the Fa in 1996. I got to where I am today stumbling along the way while under the constant protection of Teacher.
Ever since the Jiang regime started its brutal persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, a never-ending stream of practitioners from every part of the country traveled to Beijing to appeal and validate Dafa. In 2000, a local fellow practitioner and I bought train tickets to Beijing. The evil exploited our many human attachments when we went to the train station, resulting in our abduction by the local police. They sent us to a women's detention center in the middle of the night.
Many practitioners were detained there. Not a single day went by with a full meal. We were forced to perform a lot of manual labor, often lasting until late at night. The environment was very nasty. We recited Teacher's lectures and poems from Hong Yin while doing hard labor. We did the Falun Gong exercises in the morning, but we never did the physical exercises the authorities asked us to do. We just recited the Fa.
After 15 days, they transferred me to a brainwashing center in my hometown. There were several local practitioners detained there. The guards prohibited us from doing the Falun Gong exercises, and kept us under surveillance. We did not cooperate with them, and we were all released after one month.
After returning home, I felt that I did not accomplish my goal, and I still wanted to go to Beijing one more time so that I could truly accomplish my goal of validating the Fa. Towards the end of the year, several local practitioners and I bought train tickets to Beijing. Along the way I constantly recited "Hong Yin," kept thinking that I must reach Beijing without inference so that I could reach my goal. I recited the Fa during the entire journey and reached Beijing smoothly under the protection of Teacher. We unfolded a "Falun Dafa is good" banner, and cried out our support for Falun Dafa. I felt as though the whole sky and earth shook under my feet. I completely forgot about myself and felt that there was nothing to fear. The police scrambled towards us like mad dogs and tried to seize our banners. One policewoman tried to arrest me, but I told her, "Don't you try to arrest me! I did nothing wrong." She stopped and I returned home with dignity.
A few days after I returned home, local police started a massive arrest. It was December 28. Many Dafa practitioners were abducted, I was one of them. The evil was intense in our area. More than 60 practitioners were abducted. We did not cooperate with them. We studied the Fa and exchanged experiences together. We were all released after 20 days of detention.
On November 29, the local neighborhood association director, accompanied by the 610 Office deputies and police, a total of 8 people, broke into my house. They tried to pick me up and take me to a brainwashing center. My family refused to let them take me away. With Teacher strengthening me, I negated their efforts by sending forth righteous thoughts. We stalemated for more than one hour. It was exactly noon, the time when practitioners around the world sent righteous thoughts together. In the end, they did not accomplish their evil intention and left without a word. Later, the 610 Office sent quite a few deputies to my husband's work unit to coerce my husband. They blocked him from reporting to work, telling him that only after they found me would he be allowed to return to work. I had little choice but to leave home.
On October 11, 2005, the local neighborhood association, accompanied by 610 Office deputies, arrested me and took me to a brainwashing center. When they dragged me into the car, I yelled loudly "Falun Dafa is good," "Zhen Shan Ren is good." Many people saw and heard what was going on.
The very first thought I had after they took me into the police car was, "Nobody will "transform" me. I will return home with dignity." I refused to go inside when we arrived at the brainwashing site. I did not cooperate with them. I held the thought that they could not carry me inside; that they couldn't even lift me. It took many of them to carry me inside. I stayed there for 8 days, and never cooperated with the evildoers. I recited the Fa, sent forth righteous thoughts, and told Teacher from my heart, "Teacher, I will never listen to them. They are all deceptive and evil. Please don't worry about me. I will do my best." Their evil plan did not work out.
Two of the collaborators tried to make noises. I told them that what they were doing showed they had no respect for Teacher, and I would never go along with them. They were frightened. An official from the Procuratorate tried to stop me from clarifying the truth. I said, "It is your own business not to listen to me, but if I do not clarify the truth to you, then I am not being responsible to you. All Dafa practitioners are working hard to be good citizens." Later she rather enjoyed listening to me.
On the 9th day, I started to ask Teacher, "Teacher, I should not stay here any longer. I need to go out to save sentient beings." Under the arrangement of Teacher, I successfully escaped while returning home to get some clothes.
The above experience made me truly appreciate the solemn nature of cultivation. Let us walk the final path of Fa rectification so that we can live up to Teacher's compassionate salvation.
February 6, 2006