Some Thoughts on Rescuing Detained Fellow Practitioners in Our Local Area
(Clearwisdom.net) With the rapid progress of Fa-rectification, the behind-the-scenes helpers of the old forces, as well as rotten ghosts, have been eliminated on a large scale. As Dafa disciples keep sending forth righteous thoughts and clarifying the truth, more and more people have come to understand the truth of Falun Dafa.
However, in many places, the evil is still running rampant. Take our local area as an example. I am a Dafa practitioner in Xiangcheng City, Henan Province. On October 15, 2001, Xiangcheng Dafa practitioners Zhang Shuangli, Sun Gaoyuan, Zhang Jitao, Wang Dapeng, Wei Suying, and Liu Jinfang were arrested while working at a Dafa truth-clarification materials production site. On April 17, 2003, these six practitioners, along with several other practitioners, were illegally sentenced to 15 years in prison. Afterwards, the police attempted to send them to forced labor camps, but no labor camp wanted to take them. So the police detained them in the Xiangcheng City Detention Center.
In the detention center, the police use all means possible to torture Dafa practitioners. The methods include: burning the soles of practitioners' feet with cigarettes, driving nails into practitioners' fingers, handcuffing practitioners, injecting practitioners with nerve-damaging drugs, beating practitioners with belts or bamboo planks, lifting practitioners up and then slamming them to the ground, stripping female practitioners naked, etc. Among these practitioners, Ms. Liu Jinfang has suffered the most. Once she was beaten with a belt twined with iron wire. She passed out on the spot. However, regardless of the torture she suffered, Liu Jinfang never yielded to the evil. She still keeps on doing Dafa exercises every day.
According to recent news, around November 7, 2003, the police started another round of brutal torture of Dafa practitioners. They twisted rope with barbed wire, and lashed each practitioner 100 times. Practitioners' hair became matted and their clothes were torn to pieces. Even the criminal prisoners shed tears upon witnessing such a brutal scene. As a result of the beatings, many practitioners could not walk afterwards.
Soon after, the police transferred female Dafa practitioners to Shenqiu County, and male practitioners to Fugou County. They did so because some higher-up authorities were coming to inspect the detention center on November 15, and they did not want the officials to see injured practitioners.
The head of the Xiangcheng City "610 Office"* is Tian Liang. The four captains in the National Security Guard are Zhou Qingwu, Ma Zefeng, Jin Hai, and Liu Yuqing. Since the persecution of Falun Gong started, the Xiangcheng City National Security Guard has increased its workforce from a handful of people to over 60 people in order to keep up with the task of arresting practitioners. These people normally do not directly beat practitioners. However, they make a profit by arresting practitioners and extorting money from them or their family members. Some of them have received karmic retribution for their bad deeds. Liu Yuqing's wife developed a brain tumor shortly after her husband got involved in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. When she went to Beijing to seek treatment, no hospitals would treat her because the cancer was too severe. Now, Liu Yuqing himself also has skin cancer.
As far as I know, the persecution of Dafa practitioners in the Xiangcheng City Detention Center is the most severe in our local area. When I heard the news that Liu Jinfang was suffering another round of torture, my heart could not remain calm. How come the evil is still running so rampant? Why has the persecution not lessened one bit after two years? What should I do?
At that time, the article entitled "Expose the Evil Happening Locally to the Local People" with Master's Comments was just published on Clearwisdom.net.
Through careful study of this article, I become clear about what I needed to do. I realized that I should clarify the truth to my fellow local residents, and tell them the facts of the persecution happening in our local area. I also have the following thoughts to share with everyone.
1. The local police dare to do evil deeds because they think no one will know it and they have no pressure or constraints at all. If we expose their evil deeds to the local residents, then they would become frightened and feel the pressure of judgement from the public.
The severe persecution happening inside the Xiangcheng City Detention Center tells us that staff members there still do not know the truth yet. If practitioners who are not detained can write letters or make phone calls to them to clarify the truth, the evil factors behind them will be eliminated, and the persecution would not be so severe.
On the other hand, if the evil people inside the detention center insist on doing bad deeds, then we can clarify the truth to their family members, friends and neighbors, who might help stop them from doing evil after learning the truth.
2. The brutal persecution in our local area also suggests that local practitioners haven't formed one body yet. As far as I know, when a practitioner is arrested or persecuted in Xiangcheng, most practitioners around him do not feel the urgency of rescuing him and cannot take the initiative to stop the evil. They often feel helpless or indifferent. Our fellow practitioners are suffering inhumane torture in the detention center. Every practitioner in our area should be aware of our responsibility and actively participate in the rescue of our fellow practitioners. We can write letters, make phone calls or hand out Dafa materials. A letter, a phone call or a flyer are all very powerful. If we can all understand the importance of rescuing practitioners, from the perspective of the Fa, the effect would be even more powerful. We should be clear that everything we do is for the salvation of sentient beings, not just for the sake of rescue. If in China, practitioners in every place can do truth-clarification work well in their local area by revealing the facts of the persecution in their local area, we would enable more people to know the truth and the evil would not be so rampant.
If we can all have a good understanding of the Fa and strive to rescue our fellow practitioners, from the bottom of our hearts, the power of one body will manifest itself. I remember one article saying that after several practitioners in a certain area were arrested, the party secretary received 80 letters from Dafa disciples in one single day and had to release those practitioners.
3. In the article "Expose the Evil Happening Locally to the Local People," it says, "An ordinary person cares much more about a small boil on his neck than 40 earthquakes that took place in Antarctica." In other words, everyday people care most about things that are closest to them, and they are most sensitive to the changes in themselves and in their living environment."
Deceived by the lies, many people do not believe that such brutality can happen. We can then use the facts of the persecution happening in our local area to clarify the truth. For example, we can tell people how Liu Jinfang is being tortured. Since the victim and evildoers are both local residents, people would pay more attention to this incident. After they know the truth, they would spread the news to others, enabling more people to find out the truth.
I remember when Dafa disciple Song Xu from Zhengzhou City (capital of Henan Province) was arrested, local practitioners clarified the truth using Song Xu's example. Many touching stories have happened as a result. There was a gentleman who learned of Song Xu's plight and became very sympathetic towards Dafa practitioners. So he treated several policemen to lunch at his own expense, pleading with them to release Song Xu.
The above is just my personal understanding. Please compassionately point out anything inappropriate.
* The "610 Office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.