Unconditional Release Is a Manifestation of Steadfast Faith
(Clearwisdom.net) After my mother's arrest and during the process of rescuing her, everyone in my family came to realize that the result of being "transformed" and turning against Dafa was disastrous. Only steadfast faith in Teacher and Dafa could bring a bright future.
After I was informed by my family that my mother had been arrested and sent to a brainwashing center, I caught a night train and rushed back home.
When I got home, my father, also a Falun Dafa practitioner, was having a discussion with my aunt. He intended to ask my mother to pretend to give up Dafa. I realized that the field at home was not righteous and would not be beneficial to my mother's rescue. After my aunt left, I sat down to share my thoughts with my father. I said, "We can see from the Minghui/Clearwisdom website that every day there are abducted practitioners who are able to walk away righteously. Although mother has neglected Fa-study because of her attachments and was taken advantage of by the evil, we cannot acknowledge the persecution. Every Dafa practitioner in the family should calm down and look within. Mother's persecution is a result of all of our omissions."
After the discussion, my father pulled himself together and we discussed how we could rescue her. We also asked practitioners to intensively send righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors at the brainwashing center.
As my mother refused to give up her beliefs, we refused to pay the "reform fee" and insisted on demanding her release. The police then went to the various workplaces of my family members to threaten and intimidate them. The entire family was placed under a lot of pressure. However, we were able to see that the police's demands were irrational and groundless. During our conversations with the police, they admitted that more and more people are practicing Falun Gong and that since Falun Gong practitioners are good people, the persecution is wrong. Practitioners kept sending righteous thoughts and exposing the situation on the Internet. The police and officials were afraid of being exposed and dared not admit that they were responsible for the persecution.
In the end, every family member agreed that giving up Dafa was not an option. As long as my mother had faith in Teacher and Dafa, she would surely be released unconditionally. The following day, she was indeed released unconditionally.
During the process of rescuing her, every thought by every person was a sign of how strong their faith was or wasn't. We should always keep in mind what Teacher told us in "To the Canada Fa Conference (2007),"
"The closer it gets to the end, the more you cannot let up; the closer it gets to the end, the better you must study the Fa; the closer it gets to the end, the stronger your righteous thoughts must be."