Experiences in Successfully Rescuing a Fellow Practitioner
(Clearwisdom.net) When Dafa practitioner Jin Yi (alias) was “illegally detained” in a forced labor camp, he refused to cooperate with the evil. The guards in the labor camp persecuted him, and he became extremely weak. He often fainted. In order not to be responsible in case Jin Yi died, the labor camp called Jin’s family in early February 2007.
After Jin Yi’s wife received the phone call, she shared the information with several local practitioners. Everyone believed that it would be a good opportunity to rescue Jin Yi. Practitioners shared the lessons of the previous rescue efforts and came to a common understanding: We must firmly walk the path arranged by Teacher Li Hongzhi. We must not be affected by emotion in the rescue efforts.
The effort to rescue a fellow practitioner is not just for the purpose of the rescue. Through our rescuing efforts, we can come into contact with those with predestined relationships and take the opportunity to save people. This was a good opportunity for the local Dafa practitioners to eliminate the dark minions and rotten demons, to clarify the truth and save sentient beings, and to resist the persecution. Every practitioner should fully utilize his strong righteous thoughts and power. We will form a solid whole body and demonstrate the divine power of Dafa.
Some practitioners informed every local practitioner to send forth righteous thoughts intensively. Jin’s wife and three Dafa practitioners went to the labor camp the next day. The labor camp deliberately made all kinds of excuses and didn’t allow them to meet with Jin Yi. The guards told the practitioners, “Go back home. You will not be allowed to see him no matter how long you stay here.” Claiming that Jin Yi ran out of money, the guards demanded 400 to 500 “yuan” “as a deposit.” Jin Yi’s wife and the other Dafa practitioners evaluated this situation with the Fa. Teacher Li Hongzhi said,
“No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil’s demands, orders, or what it instigates.” (“Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful” in Essentials for Further Advancement II)
The practitioners decided not to cooperate and refused to give a “deposit.” The guards told the practitioners to go back home and didn’t allow them to meet with Jin. We should not follow the evildoers' orders. In order to send forth righteous thoughts near the labor camp to disintegrate all the evil factors in the labor camp, the practitioners stayed in a hotel opposite the labor camp.
They went to the labor camp to clarify the truth every day. They first asked for Teacher for support. Then they told the guards about the change in the cosmic climate with compassionate and peaceful minds. The guards said, “If they demand you to ‘reform,’ just go ahead. You can still practice it at home.” A practitioner answered, “What does it mean to reform a good person? Change a good person into a bad person? What the practitioners persist in is Truth. They are saving you and sentient beings. They are cultivators of Buddha and Tao. When you persecute them like this, have you ever thought about what you will face? You will understand how great they are when the truth is revealed.” Somewhat impacted by the words, a guard said to his fellows, “Let's go. How come what they said went straight to my heart? I feel scared.”
In the evenings, after the practitioners went back to the hotel, they continued to send forth righteous thoughts intensively. The practitioners who sent forth righteous thoughts at home and those who went to the labor camp both felt strongly that we had formed a unbreakable and solid whole body with Teacher’s support. We seemed to be given the all-conquering divine power. Under the practitioners’ persistent efforts, the labor camp eventually agreed to release Jin Yi “for medical treatment.”
In the meantime, Jin’s wife constantly updated the progress to the local coordinators, so that the practitioners who stayed at home were able to sent forth righteous thoughts accordingly. The practitioners constantly shared their understandings based upon “Fa” principles. They had stayed clearheaded and evaluated everything with the Fa to separate the emotional factors from rationality. Most practitioners who stayed at home had sent forth righteous thoughts persistently. They also sent relevant information about the labor camp and telephone numbers to the overseas truth-clarification phone team via the Internet. These efforts lasted five days. We believe that the dark minions, rotten demons and evil factors of the old forces that existed in the other dimensions around the labor camp were eliminated on a grand scale during these five days.
The four practitioners who went to the labor camp decided to expose the persecution and clarify the truth face-to-face again, so that those people in the labor camp with predestined relationships would truly understand the truth and choose a bright future for themselves. So Jin Yi’s wife went to directly expose the persecution. She told the guards in the labor camp clearly, “We will go home tomorrow. We will not wait here. You have been persecuting Jin Yi, and he is very weak. You have beaten him mercilessly since he was detained here, and he has lost his teeth. You stepped on his toes, and he lost his toenails. You shocked him with electric batons, and he lost consciousness many times. I will not let you off if he dies here! I will expose your evil acts to the world.” After she finished, she let go of her attachments. The practitioners had done what they were supposed to do. So they went home. It lasted seven days total including the round trip.
When the persecution does not stop, the righteous thoughts do not stop. The local practitioners continued to send forth righteous thoughts intensively. On the sixth day after the practitioners came back, the labor camp called for Jin to be picked up. It took a total of over ten days to rescue practitioner Jin Yi from the labor camp.
Dafa practitioner Jin Yi refused to give in during his illegal detention in the labor camp. He never had doubt in his faith in Dafa no matter how the guards beat him or cursed him. Instead, he understood more clearly the desperation and evil of the CCP before its disintegration. He often told the guards whom he met about the change in the cosmic climate and about quitting the communist party in order to have a bright future. He told them to remember “Falun Dafa is good,” which would do them good. He told them the truth about the frame-up of the Tiananmen self-immolation, and how Dafa has been spread all over the world. The guards refused to listen to him at first. Later they listened to him silently. Jin clarified the truth to them whenever he had the opportunity.
Two months before rescuing Jin Yi, we had comprehensively exposed the persecution facts in local informational brochures and exposed the local evil to the local residents. This had laid a good foundation for the rescue efforts. When we rescued another practitioner back in the summer of 2006, we had also exposed the facts of her illegal detention in brochures. That practitioner was rescued in a month.
I personally believe that it is crucial to expose local evils to local residents so as to rescue fellow practitioners. It’s also important to keep righteous thoughts all the time during the rescue efforts.
“Then, while doing anything that has to do with validating the Fa, including doing things as a group and doing things on your own, you'll think for yourselves and try to come up with ways to solve tough problems. And when you are thinking things over, whether you use human notions or the righteous thoughts of a cultivator is going to determine the different results you get.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference”)
I have written up the whole process of how we rescued a fellow practitioner in the hope that practitioners in other areas will handle every incident with the divine thoughts that are assimilated to Dafa when rescuing illegally detained practitioners. In our rescue efforts, we were also sometimes moved by emotion. However, we were able to realize it immediately and to eliminate the bad thoughts and the old forces' plot to create separations among us.