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Some Thoughts On A Fellow Practitioner Leaving a Brainwashing Center Nobly and Righteously

July 31, 2003 |   By a Dafa practitioner in China


Recently, the "610 office"* near fellow practitioner Mei's (pseudonym) work unit abducted her to a brainwashing center. Four days later she nobly and righteously walked out of the brainwashing center using her righteous belief and thoughts towards Teacher and Dafa, and under the merciful care of Teacher.

The whole thing happened like this: One morning, seven people from Ms. Mei's work unit unexpectedly broke into her home in an attempt to abduct her and take her to a brainwashing center. Ms Mei thought it was a very good opportunity to clarify the truth to them. Normally she would not have such an opportunity. She talked for more than an hour, after which the people from her work unit were dumbfounded. However, they showed their utterly hopeless side and still wanted to take her to the brainwashing center in order to carry out orders from "above."

On the way to the facility, Ms Mei thought to herself, Teacher asked us to look inside when encountering problems, so she thought to herself: are there any xinxing [mind and heart nature, moral character] problems, or is there anything that she had not let go, or were there any loopholes that had been taken advantage of by the evil? Since she was enlightening to the situation from the Fa [law and principles] she quickly found her shortcomings.

At the same time, she heard Teacher's words in her head,

"'Now that you've arrested me, I haven't thought at all about going back. Now that I've come here, I've come to validate the Fa.' So the evil was scared." ("Lecturing on and Explaining the Fa at Metropolitan New York Fa Conference") "Why should you, a Dafa disciple, fear the evil ones when enduring persecution? The crux of the matter is that you have attachments. If not, do not endure passively, and face the evil people with righteous thoughts at all times. 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" from Essentials for Further Advancement II).

She clearly realized that she would not cooperate with the evil, and would persist in practicing the five sets of exercises, sending forth righteous thoughts, reciting the Fa, and would stage a hunger strike to protest her abduction. The head of the brainwashing center, the vicious police, and the collaborators [Dafa practitioners whose minds have gone astray due to brainwashing and torture] tried in turn to persuade her to eat. Ms Mei used the time she spent with each group as an opportunity to clarify the truth to them. Since she talked with them using a broad merciful heart and a big smile, no one rejected her. In this way she kept reciting the Fa, sending forth righteous thoughts, and clarifying the truth. On the evening of the fourth day of detention, she thought that she could not stay there any longer and that she must leave the brainwashing center to clarify the truth to more people. She asked Teacher to give her strength. At about midnight, she suddenly experienced a very strong abnormal physical reaction. The person on duty at the brainwashing center had no choice but to send her to the hospital. Her blood pressure was at 210 so the doctor said she must be hospitalized for treatment. Her work unit asked her family to pay for the medical expenses, but the family refused. Since the work unit did not want to pay either, they allowed Ms Mei to be sent home. During this time, her fellow practitioners were sending forth righteous thoughts to support her.

Ms Mei's experience made me think that if every Dafa practitioner can earnestly examine themselves, be resolute in their belief in our Teacher and the Dafa, totally deny the arrangements made by the old forces, persist in not cooperating with the evil, walk our paths righteously, nobly and righteously do well the three things that Dafa practitioners of the Fa rectification period must do, not wait nor rely on others, cooperate mutually, be diligent and improve ourselves and raise our level as one body, can the evil brainwashing center still continue to run? Would the evil have any reason to persecute us?

*[a bureau specifically created by the Chinese government to persecute Falun Gong. It has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and judiciary branches]