A Miracle Happens Due to Our Firm Belief in Master and Dafa
(Clearwisdom.net) We are a group of Dafa practitioners in a metropolitan city in northern China. We often study the Fa and clarify the truth together. We feel that we should intensify our truth-clarification efforts, so we frequently go to the areas near the 610 Office, provincial government, police department and judicial bureau to distribute truth-clarification materials and put up truth-clarification signs.
At 9:00 p.m. on the night of January 17, 2009, five of us (whom I will refer as Wang, Chen, Luo, Zhang and Ma, including myself) rode in a van to the above-mentioned places to put up signs. After we were done, it was after 11:00 p.m. On our way back, we stopped from time to time to put signs on power poles. When we passed an overhead bridge, one of us suggested we put signs on the two sides of the bridge and we all agreed.
After practitioner Luo pulled over on the roadside, practitioner Wang got out to put up a sign on the right side of the bridge. Luo said, "I'll park the van near the exit about several hundred meters away from here. After you're done, walk to the van."
Practitioners Luo, Zhang and Ma worked together on the wall on the left side of the bridge. Not long after they started, they suddenly received practitioner Wang's phone call, "Hurry and run! The police are here and they just took away my sign." The three of them were stunned and hurried towards the van. When they were approaching the exit where they parked the van, they saw a red car stopped right next to the van. Three policemen got out and yanked open the door of the van. Practitioner Luo immediately remembered the truth-clarification materials under the seats so he said to Zhang and Ma, "Hurry and send forth righteous thoughts. We must believe in Master and the Fa. I'll go take a look." When he got to the van, he saw a policeman sitting in the driver's seat. Practitioners Wang and Chen were already sitting in the red car with two policemen in there with them. Seeing him coming, the two policemen in the red car immediately got out and asked, "Is this your van?" Luo replied loudly, "Yes! I gave them a ride. What's up?" The police said, "Don't you try to fool us! You're all Falun Gong practitioners! Come with us!" One of them tried to get Luo into the red car. Luo pushed away his hands. Another policeman, who appeared to be a captain, also attempted to drag Luo and was again pushed away. The captain became annoyed and he took out his handcuffs. Luo firmly refused to be handcuffed. Luo grabbed both hands of the captain, rendering him unable to move. The other policeman came to help, but still couldn't get Luo handcuffed. The captain threatened to call for help to get Luo arrested.
Luo said, "I work at the disciplinary department and often deal with corruption cases. Now there is corruption everywhere in this country. Even some high-ranking officials at the provincial level got arrested for corruption. I know too well about the corruption cases. I also know the inside information about the persecution of Falun Gong. Practitioners strive to be good people and clarify the truth to others. I see nothing wrong with it. On the other hand, the persecution of Falun Gong is totally wrong! So many people have been persecuted to death, even including some college professors! Many central government officials and lawyers support Falun Gong and stand up in support of Falun Gong. Don't you know Falun Gong has spread to over 80 countries in the world? Many persecutors of Falun Gong have already been sued in the international courts. Many government officials and some of your fellow policemen are practicing Falun Gong. Many policemen now refuse to handle Falun Gong cases and instead try their best to protect Falun Gong practitioners. I say you should save yourself from disaster and better secure a safe future for yourself. Why don't you focus your energy on criminals? Don't be too serious about the order to arrest Falun Gong practitioners!"
After a bit of standoff, the captain suddenly softened his attitude and he said to Luo, "Well, you can leave now." Luo said to the two practitioners in the red car, "Get out! Quick! I'm leaving. Don't you want to come with me?"
While Luo was talking to the captain, the two practitioners in the red car also kept clarifying the truth to the third policeman and advised him to treat Falun Gong practitioners with kindness.
The captain hesitated for a little while and then said, "OK. You can all leave now. Pay attention next time." We wished them good luck and the police left in their red car. Hence, we returned home safely.
We shared our thoughts afterwards. We were all a bit shaken and emotional, but we managed to calm down quickly. We agreed that it was all because of Master's care and protection that we passed this tribulation.
We also realized that we had a lot of omissions. Recently, we were busy doing truth-clarification work and spent less time studying the Fa together. We felt we should meet at least once or twice each week to study the Fa and share experiences. We should calm down during our Fa study so we can really capture the true meaning of the Fa principles.
We also didn't do so well working together as a group. We tended to hold onto our own notions and failed to think about the body of practitioners as a whole. When some of us got out of the van to put up signs, the ones still in the van didn't send forth righteous thoughts. It appeared we all had some degree of a show-off mentality and only wanted to demonstrate how capable we were.
It was not accidental that we ran into this test. The evil always wants to persecute practitioners and force them into detention. However, at that critical moment, we were able to let go of fear and selfishness, and negate the old forces' arrangements. With Master's strengthening, we passed the test. At the same time, we found our omissions and improved our xinxing. We were also happy the three policemen were able to learn the truth.