(Clearwisdom.net) On September 9 at about 9:30 a.m., a fellow practitioner suddenly came to my home and said, "Two female practitioners were illegally arrested while clarifying the facts in the residential subdivision. Could you go to the police station to get information about them?" I was a little shocked to hear that, but without any fear, I agreed to go. I immediately went to the police station in that area and saw that there were officers in one room casually chatting. I went back to tell the practitioner that there was no sign of anyone being detained. The practitioner said there were definitely practitioners who had been taken, but they were not sure which police station was involved, and that we should notify fellow practitioners to help send forth righteous thoughts. I immediately informed all the practitioners that I knew about what had happened.

That afternoon I went to practitioner A's home for group Fa study. After I rang the bell at the first floor of the building, for a long time no one answered the door, so I started to leave. When I had just walked a dozen steps away from the building, I heard practitioner A calling my name and telling me to leave quickly. I looked back and saw six or seven people clustered around practitioner A, going towards the building. One of them was wearing a police uniform, and I realized that practitioner A was being arrested. I had no fear or intention of leaving and although practitioner A told me to leave quickly, I walked towards them instead. I walked to the police officer, and calling him by name, I asked, "What's going on?" He didn't reply. A young man standing next to him told another police officer to search my bag. My heart stayed unaffected and fearless. I said, "Why do you want to search my bag? Show me your police ID." He did. I said, "I know what you are doing. My husband is also a policeman." Their attitude suddenly changed and they were not as rude. I then asked what had happened and they said, "She (practitioner A) is Falun Gong." I told them, "Falun Gong practitioners are good people. She's my friend and you shouldn't treat her this way." The police told me to leave, as did practitioner A. I understood that practitioner A was telling me to leave so that I wouldn't get implicated. The police were ransacking practitioner A's home. I wanted to get in the house, but the police refused and pushed me away.

I was very sad to see a fellow practitioner being unlawfully arrested. I felt guilty that my righteous thoughts were not strong enough to disintegrate the evil factors and rescue my fellow practitioner. In my mind I sent forth righteous thoughts to strengthen her righteous thoughts and actions so that she could be released as soon as possible. I also quickly notified the local coordinators and other practitioners to intensively send forth righteous thoughts to help our fellow practitioner break through the interference.

Practitioner A indeed had strong righteous thoughts and righteous actions. She clarified the facts in the police station, and as a result some officers got to know the facts about the persecution, and she was soon released. Practitioners gathered afterwards to share their understandings. Many said that practitioner A was not being very rational when she called out my name right in front of the police and told me to leave quickly, which clearly told the police that we were together. However, I had no complaints in my mind. I understood that she was being considerate of my safety and she called out my name out of anxiety. Master said,

"I will use any troubles or unpleasant things you come across--even if they involve work for Dafa, or no matter how good or sacred you think they are--to eliminate your attachments and expose your demon-nature so that it can be eliminated." ("Further Understanding" from Essentials for Further Advancement)

Practitioners in our Fa study group shared their understandings on practitioner A's illegal arrest. We realized that whatever circumstances are around a practitioner, there will be something for that person to cultivate. The same applies to members of our group. It wasn't accidental that I encountered this, and I identified many attachments, including fear, not remaining calm, anxiety, an unbalanced heart, resentment, jealousy, etc.

Master told us,

"...the entire cultivation process for a practitioner is one of constantly giving up human attachments." (Zhuan Falun)

During the last steps of our cultivation, we must be strict with ourselves in accordance with Master's Fa, cultivate bit by bit through every one of our thoughts and deeds, so as to attain righteous enlightenment and a heart of selflessness and altruism, and be worthy of the title "Fa Rectification Period Dafa Disciples" as entrusted to us by Master.