Police Escorted Me Home After I Let Go of the Attachment to Life and Death
(Clearwisdom.net) In July 2000, I went to appeal in Beijing. Upon returning, I was sent to the city detention center by the security office at my work unit, and I was detained there for one month. Later I was expelled from the Party and reassigned to an affiliated work unit farther away from my home. Within one month, my new work unit punished me by stopping me from working. Afterward, officials from the security office at my work unit, the Public Security Bureau division, and the Residents' Committee often harassed me at my home. Especially on politically sensitive days, they would come one after another.
At around 5:00 p.m. on one afternoon in 2001, seven or eight policemen from the local security office and the public security bureau broke into my home. I was reading some recent Dafa materials and did not have time to hide them. Upon entering, the director of the security office displayed a search warrant and said: "We need to search your home." He asked me to sign it. I refused and said, "I do not have anything you are looking for." The instructor of the Political and Security Office said, "If you have Falun Gong materials, you should hand them over voluntarily. Otherwise the situation will be different if we find them."
They rummaged through all the drawers and cupboards. At the time I was not calm and did not have strong righteous thoughts. Fearing that they might find the Dafa books and materials, I constantly worried about the places where I put them. The director of the security office and others kept asking me questions that distracted me from concentrating on sending righteous thoughts. When all the police stopped searching and sat in the living room, the director of the security office still did not give up. He eventually found my big bag of Dafa books and materials. The director of Political and Security Office growled at me angrily, "Didn't you say that you did not have Dafa materials? What are these? Handcuff her and take her in! You just will not behave unless we lock you up for a few days." The instructor said, "I think handcuffing is not necessary. Just bring some clothes and follow us."
I felt really bad. It was not even one year since I was detained for one month for appealing in Beijing in September 2000. I thought to myself while changing clothes, "My husband is still at work. I need to leave him a note." The instructor kept pushing me to hurry up. I quickly left a note and changed to something more presentable. I took some clothes and walked in front of the instructor. He told me to take the first police van. All the other police took the second one.
We arrived at the security office. Their office was on the second floor. The police all went upstairs, the instructor and I were the last. At that time I was surprisingly calm. I thought to myself, "I am a cultivator. I did not do anything wrong. Why should I be afraid? At worst, I will die. There is nothing to fear." I was filled with energy and power and everything else appeared dismissively insignificant. Upon entering the instructor's office, the director told the instructor, "You can leave. I will talk to her."
At that moment, the director seemed to be a totally different person. He was gentle and no longer so overbearing. He said, "I will not record our conversation. We can chat freely." He then asked me about my family, work and cultivation. Because I did not have fear and attachment, our conversation was relaxed and natural. I thought of Teacher's word, "Wherever there's a problem, that is where we should go clarify the facts." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Midwest-U.S. Fa Conference") So I seized the opportunity to tell him how all of my diseases disappeared after practicing Falun Gong. How it teaches people to be good, and the unfair treatment I suffered after I said a fair word for Dafa in Beijing. I could not hold back my tears when I told him this.
Our conversation was quite pleasant and congenial. He said, "We are of the same age. From our conversation, I can see that your general attribute is good. You got laid off at such a young age and your child is still going to school. If you can cooperate with us, I promise that your work unit will restore your Party membership and your job." Upon hearing this I was instantly on my guard. I answered without hesitation, "It is impossible. There is no blue sky under the communist rule. Even when it is wrong, it still claims that it is always right. It will never admit mistakes. Thanks for your good intention." He said, "You are right. That's how it is."
It was getting dark. He said to me, "You seem to be a nice person. What you said also made sense. They originally wanted to lock you up for a few days. I will let you go home and I will talk to the instructor." I thanked him. I was calm. I knew it was Teacher who was looking after me. Then, the instructor came in and said, "It is getting dark. Let's go." The director took the instructor outside and talked with him for a while. I clearly heard the instructor insisting on sending me to the detention center. But eventually he acquiesced.
We went downstairs. They said that it was dark and they wanted to treat the director to dinner. The director said, "Dinner isn't necessary. It is dark. Why don't you escort her home? It is not a good idea for a lady to walk home by herself in the dark." The instructor reluctantly escorted me home. As soon as I got out of the car, the director's car also arrived. He asked for my phone number and said that if I have any problem, I can contact him. I then gave him my phone number.
We became friends, and had a number of exchanges. I kept clarifying the truth to him. He told me that he had released several practitioners under his authority. He also said that he wanted to practice Falun Gong but he could not do the double lotus position. I told him that he would make it if he persevered with it.
Through this incident I came to understand what Teacher said about righteous thoughts and righteous actions, and realized that Teacher is always watching out for us. I further realized the importance of righteous thoughts and righteous actions in validating Dafa.
September 16, 2005