Breaking Through an Evil Experience with Righteous Thoughts
One day in May 2002, several policemen from the local "610 Office" (An agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, which has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems) suddenly arrested me. My heart was beating rapidly, my mouth and tongue turned dry, and I could not maintain a calm mind. Quickly I adjusted my state of mind and remembered what Master said in the article "Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful," from Essentials for Further Advancement II,
"Why should you, a Dafa disciple, fear the evil ones when enduring persecution?"
In the blink of an eye my righteous thoughts emerged. When I calmed down, I felt like a God who is as tall as the Heavens and incomparably noble. I felt as if I had enormous body and carried mighty power. I quietly recited in my mind the Fa-Rectification verses that Master taught us. When the police forced me into their car, my mind was clear and empty with only one thought: "I am not afraid no matter where you take me. This is the greatest opportunity to eliminate the evil in other dimensions and to save sentient beings by sending forth righteous thoughts in a close proximity." In the car I continuously sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil elements in other dimensions that controlled the police. I also used the opportunity to clarify the truth to them.
Upon arriving at the "610 Office," I stepped out of the car and suddenly felt like my body was so gigantic that it could crush all of the evil forces. The evil could not shake my steadfast determination that I had developed for my cultivation. When the policemen asked me to stand up, I remembered what Master said in "Essentials for Further Advancement II":
"No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil's demands, orders, or what it instigates. If everyone does this the environment won't be this way."
("Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful")
So I decided not to cooperate with the evil and sat quietly on the chair. A policeman angrily said to me: "I told you to stand up, why do you sit down?" With a righteous heart I looked directly into his eyes and said, "I am not at fault for being a good person. You should not have arrested me in the first place. I even feel that having to sit down is an injustice." At this point, the evil started interrogating me with questions like: "Who did you give the truth-clarification materials to?" I refused to answer. Not knowing what to do, they said, "Do you know XX has already confessed that you are the one. Don't you hate her?" I replied "She was forced to mention me after being tortured by your persecution, why should I hate her?" The evil asked: "Are these CD's and VCD's found at XX's house yours?" I calmly answered: "Yes." The evil asked again: "You admit to everything as a Dafa disciple. Aren't you afraid of the consequence?" I answered them with a sense of self-confidence that was manifest from the power of being righteous: "Why should I be afraid of anything? Everything I did is magnificent and sacred." I quietly started sending forth righteous thoughts after answering the questions. By now, the policemen were shocked and kept saying: "Fine, speak no further. Your words make us frightened."
Afterwards they sent me into the detention center and ordered me to squat. As a Dafa disciple I could never bow to the evil. I unperturbedly stood up with no intention to move, and continued to quietly recite the Fa-Rectification verses. All of a sudden the policemen decided to let me sit down. A little while later, a friend of theirs came into the office. They ordered me to give the chair to their visitor. At this time one of the guards told me with confusion: "Why did you refuse to squat when I ordered you to do so? You even sat down even though I did not give you permission." In front of a Dafa disciple's mighty righteous thoughts, the evil is nothing and at loss. During my conversation with the policeman, the other policeman also said to me with a strange expression: "Do not speak anymore. Your words frighten us." As he said this, he even spilled some water that was in a cup he was holding. Master told us in the article "Also in a Few Words,"
"Indestructible righteous faith in the cosmos's Truth forms benevolent Dafa disciples' rock-solid, Diamond-Like Bodies, it frightens all evil, and the light of Truth it emanates makes the unrighteous elements in all beings' thoughts disintegrate."
Their interrogation was unsuccessful and left them with nothing. In the meantime, my mind became more clear and undisturbed. By now, "fear" meant nothing to me. I began to realize what Master said in the article "Eliminate your Last Attachment(s),"
"If you are not afraid, the factor that would make you afraid will cease to exist. This is not to be self-imposed, but is achieved by truly and calmly letting go of it."
Through this I gained a more thorough understanding of the Fa.
In the end, under police orders, I was sent to a cell in the detention center. I remained unmoved in mind and continuously sent righteous thoughts and asked for mental support from Master and other practitioners around the world. I had only one thought in mind: "This is not a place where I belong. I need to leave here in order to help Master rectify the Fa." Under Master's merciful protection, I was unconditionally released from the detention center within a day and a half. After being released, I feel I have a deeper understanding of the mighty power of Fa-Rectification and the merciful salvation offered by Master. It's just like Master said in "Touring North America to Teach the Fa": "When you conduct yourselves righteously Master can do anything for you."