Saving Sentient Beings While Negating the Persecution
(Clearwisdom.net) Before the Olympics began, the local police and staff from the 610 Office increased their arrests, monitoring and harassment of Falun Gong practitioners. Two police officers closely monitored me day and night. When I looked inward, I realized that I was attached to the Olympics, thinking that the event would bring a quick collapse of the Chinese communist regime. From this incident, I understood that Master wants to have more sentient beings saved and that I should always look inward. Upon looking within, I found I still had the attachments of fear, fame, emotion and selfishness.
The interference that I encountered was due to my attachments. By studying and reciting the Fa, my mind gradually cleared up. In the past, I would always tell fellow practitioners to watch out when I saw a police officer or 610 Office personnel. Furthermore, I tried to memorize what they looked like and the car they drove. Even though I sent forth righteous thoughts, in reality, I was acknowledging the evil and their actions. This was the real cause of my problem. With this understanding, I sent forth righteous thoughts in the evening for four straight hours. I became very tired and fell asleep. The next morning, however, I woke up feeling very good.
From my observation, two local police officers monitored me during the daytime. In the evening, they were replaced by four students from the military police academy. Realizing this, I used different approaches to explain the facts to them.
The day after I told them the facts about Falun Gong, one local policeman asked me, "What did you tell those two young men?" I smiled and said, "I told them the truth so they will have the opportunity to be saved. I believe in Falun Gong and tell people about it. You believe in communism, so you will be promoting fallacies." He did not expect my straightforward answer and didn't know how to reply. I used this opportunity to tell him that Falun Gong can save sentient beings. Karmic retribution is a cosmic law, and there will be retribution for persecuting practitioners. Thus, it would be in his best interest not to do anything harmful to practitioners. He nodded after listening to what I said.
Explaining the facts to police officers may take time. One evening, I spoke to the director of our local community and told her about Falun Dafa, the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party," the withdrawals from the Party, and the crime of organ harvesting from live Falun Gong practitioners. She was surprised and started to argue with me. I mentioned that it was illegal for her to have me monitored by the police and she would have to answer for it in the future. Other Chinese communist officials would use her as a scapegoat and not defend her. I asked her to carefully think through the matter. I also said, "I believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, while you believe in falsehood, evil, and fighting. What reason do you have to put me under surveillance?" She quickly responded, "You are mistaken. I shall remove the surveillance tomorrow."
The next day, she kept her word and stopped the surveillance. I said to her, "I hope you will accept the truth about Falun Dafa and be kind to practitioners. Prepare yourself for a bright future." She shook hands with me and said, "Thank you." I said, " Remember our Master's words."
During this time, fellow practitioners encouraged and worked with me to form a one body and deal with all the problems together.
Besides speaking to those who were sent to monitor me, I also told the facts of Falun Gong, the persecution and the withdrawals from the Party to people in the public during the Olympics. Of the 11 people sent to monitor me, five of them, along with 22 others from the public, withdrew from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations.
My recent effort of clarifying the truth to people has reinforced my Fa-study, helped me to clarify the truth with rationality and wisdom, especially with members of the Communist Party and law enforcement officers, and helped me let go of fear.
During this time, I felt Master's infinite compassion towards his disciples and all sentient beings. I also felt he was with me all the time providing guidance. Now, when I encounter a special situation, my thought is that I must save this sentient being regardless of the difficulty and this can be done with Master's support. This way, things work out very well. As a practitioner, I should play the main role. When I do the three things well, no one can or will dare to stop me. When I clarify the facts to someone, I realize that I am the channel that Master is using to save this being. It is Master who is saving them. I just need to have righteous thought.
The above is my personal understanding. Please point out anything that is improper.