A Letter From a Fugitive Dafa Practitioner to Her Parents
Dear Mom and Dad,
How are you! In looking back, I realize that I haven't been back to see you for almost two years. Respecting elders and caring for the young have always been our traditional values. How could I not want to come back to be with you? However, Jiang Zemin and his followers are persecuting the Great Law of the Universe. I must step forward to validate Dafa. Tens of thousands of Falun Dafa practitioners have been beaten to death, beaten to disability, sentenced to jail, and sent to labor camps. I am a particle of Dafa [great law and universal principle]. Since the evil is still prevailing, I can't reunite with you for the time being.
Mom and Dad, I know how painstakingly you raised my older sister and me, but now, the policemen come to our home to disturb and threaten you from time to time, making you so worried about us. Recently, my older sister was even illegally sentenced to three years in jail because of the steadfastness of her belief. But, do you know there are tens of thousands of "broken" families, just like us, that have been persecuted by Jiang Zemin?
I could not let Dafa incur such an injustice. Our Teacher's reputation had to be restored, and I had to fulfill the promise that I made. On February 27, I went to Tiananmen Square, unfurled a banner and spoke out: "Falun Dafa is good!" Right away, some plain-clothes policemen rushed out and grabbed my banner. After I was dragged into the police van, they started beating us badly. (There were also several other fellow practitioners in the van.) At that moment, the Teacher's words came to my mind, "...those who attack goodness are bound to be evil. The actions they are now adopting in the persecution of Dafa and its practitioners are extremely wicked and shameful, and they fear these will be exposed. Their evilness must be made known to people around the world --this is also offering people salvation..." (Rationality) Therefore, I tried to break the window glass and let the people outside see their bad deeds, but those wretched plain-clothes policemen pushed my head tightly in the compartment and wouldn't allow me to move. They were so vicious, and so fearful of being exposed.
Later on, the police took us to the Tiananmen Square Police Station and locked us in a courtyard. Then, five of them came in and brutally beat us with batons. We said, the "People's Policemen shouldn't beat people. We must expel and suffocate the evil!" They responded by beating us even more violently. Mom and Dad, how could they be called "People's Policemen"? They displayed no conscience whatsoever. How could they even they be called human beings? All parts of our bodies were wounded. I was so badly beaten that my eyeballs bulged out, and one eye was bleeding (now, it is recovered). I had only one thought at that moment: even if I am beaten to death, I will transform my life and blood into the words, "Falun Dafa is good." Hence, I dipped into the blood from my eyes and tried to draw those words on the wall. Just as I finished the word "Falun," those wicked policemen, being very scared, handcuffed my hands behind my back, wrestled me to the ground, and continued to beat me until they were tired. Meanwhile they were swearing at us with very obscene words that were too filthy to hear.
Around 9:00 PM, we were transferred to the Fengtai Detention Center. The police attempted to fingerprint and photograph me but I refused to cooperate, which caused me to receive another round of beating. Eventually, they gave up on me. At that time, my eyes couldn't see things clearly, my face was swollen, and one side of my mouth was bigger than the other side. Then, for the following two days, they forced me to wear a cap, handcuffs and anklets, with my hands and feet bound together. During that time, every time they called me for "interrogation," they always intentionally pulled my handcuffs. There is absolutely no way to describe how painful it was. However, I didn't say a word because I knew that what I was suffering was just a tiny piece [compared to what Teacher has endured for us].
To protest against their illegal detention and to suffocate the evil, I started a hunger strike. No matter how they interrogated me with torture to get my name and address, I just shook my head with a smile and refused to tell them. If they continued to ask, I just ignored them by closing my eyes and reciting "Lun Yu"(The preface in Zhuan Falun). Upon seeing there was no way to change me, they had to send me back to the cell. Next, they started to force-feed me. As soon as they filled me with something, I vomited it up. They then tried to feed me intravenously, but couldn't locate my blood vessels. A policeman standing nearby said, "I figure the reason we can't find their blood vessels is because these kids have never done any physical work. But none of them are afraid to die." I felt Teacher was treating us as gods. Teacher told us, "We require that hundreds of energy channels be opened from the very beginning... In the end, thousands of energy channels will join together and turn one's body into one without any energy channels or acupuncture points; they will join together to make one whole body.(Zhuan Falun) On the seventh day of my hunger strike I became faint, which made those wicked guards very scared. In order to escape their responsibilities, they drove me to a desolate place, dropped me there, and ran away.
Mom and Dad, the reason I met with such cruel treatment was because, for lack of a place to appeal, I went to Tiananmen Square to say, "Falun Dafa is good." How vicious they were! However, I've passed this test. My eyes are recovered and I know it is the Teacher who has been looking after me. So don't worry about me. Mom and Dad, you were also practitioners of Falun Dafa, but you fell away under the high pressure imposed by the sinful Jiang Zemin and his followers. Do you know that our lives and living environments were all created by Dafa? Isn't it just like protecting ourselves when we protect Dafa? I know that what my fellow practitioners have done, either by going to Tiananmen Square or distributing Dafa materials, is clarifying the truth, awakening the people who have conscience and kind hearts, and offering them salvation.
Mom and Dad, do you know how magnificent our Teacher's compassion is? Teacher is still waiting for his disciples to step forward from human thoughts. The practitioners in jails, who are in bitter suffering, are also waiting for you to put down your human mentalities and plunge into the torrent of Fa-Rectification. Please step forward! To expose and suffocate the evil is what every practitioner is supposed to do.
Your daughter, Xiaomei (pseudonym)
March 9, 2001