Facing a Retired Policeman With Righteous Thoughts and Other Stories
(Clearwisdom.net) One night in the year 1999, not long after the CCP started to persecute Falun Gong, I went to a market to put up Falun Gong information posters. Just when I had finished putting up a poster and was about to leave, an old man in his 60s walked towards me. He suddenly grabbed my wrist and said, "You put up anti-CCP slogans, you must come with me to the police station."
I thought to myself that I must not go to the police station, because there were many policemen there. I was not an eloquent person and I would not have been able to talk to them. In addition, it would seem as though I had committed a crime, but the fact was that I was speaking up for Falun Gong and I did not do anything wrong!
I quickly decided that I must not go with him, thus I said loudly to this old man, "I did not kill anyone nor commit arson, I did not commit any other crime either. I will not go with you." When the old man saw that I was not willing to go with him, he dragged me in the direction of the police station while saying that I was against the CCP. I tried my best to shake him off. I continued to say loudly, "I did not commit any crime, I will not go with you to the police station." Both of us started to pull and push each other. After pulling and pushing me for a while, the old man did not succeed in moving me. He stopped and searched my pockets with his other hand. He found my identity card in my pocket (I had forgotten to take it out). The old man took a good look at it and said, "I have memorized your details."
At this time, seven or eight people gathered around us to watch. One of them pointed at the old man and told me, "He is a retired policeman." I was not afraid upon hearing this. I only felt that the police should also be reasonable and should not do bad deeds. The retired policeman noticed that many people had gathered to watch us. He was afraid that his rough attitude could tarnish his reputation, thus he became more mellow. But he still held my wrist and refused to let go. He thought for a while and said, "Let's do it this way. As long as you say today that you will not continue practicing Falun Gong, I will release you." It was impossible for me to give up my belief, but I thought if I lied to him, I might be able to get away from him. I thought about it seriously and felt that I should act according to the principles of Dafa and should not tell lies. Thus I told the people around me, "Falun Gong is really good. I still want to continue practicing." The policeman did not say anything and after a while he returned my identity card to me. He then said to me that I could go. I now realize that this happened because the old forces did not have any excuse to persecute me and Master used his boundless power to make this retired policeman return my identity card.
Through this incident I deeply felt the truth of Master's words, "Disciples' righteous thoughts are strong, Master has the power to turn the tide." ("Master-Disciple Grace," Hong Yin II) Due to my many loopholes and attachment to self, I was apprehended, but as long as we are not afraid and have strong righteous thoughts, they really cannot do much to us Falun Gong practitioners.
Two stories about miracles happening due to righteous thoughts
During the fourteen years of my cultivation, I experienced many incidents that were very nerve-racking, but at critical moments, under the protection of Master, I had righteous thoughts and righteous actions and I could pass through tribulations successfully. I would like to share two incidents where miracles happened due to my righteous thoughts and righteous actions, so as to validate Dafa.
The second year after I had started my cultivation (1996), during one evening in the summer, I carried a new mop I had just bought and walked towards the practice site. At the moment I went into the streets, I saw a car speeding toward pedestrians. No one knew whether the driver was drunk or had lost control over the steering wheel, but the car was swerving from side to side and the speed increased. The pedestrians were shocked and did not know what to do. At that time, the car seemed to come straight toward me at high speed. I pointed my mop at the car and shouted loudly, "You stay there and don't you move." When my words were spoken, the car stopped with screeching brakes, and an accident was prevented. After this incident, I realized that it had been our great Master who had protected the people on the streets as well as me. This incident also validated the miraculous nature of Dafa.
My faith in Master was even more steadfast. I believe in miracles and I believe if we always have righteous thoughts and actions, there are no tribulations. In the year 2000, I went to Sichuan Province and had to change trains in Beijing during the peak time of the persecution of Falun Gong. I carried Falun Gong books, cassette tapes, and a tape player in a big bag. At the Beijing train station, anyone who passed by had their bags and bodies searched and photographed. Even my son, who sent me off, was frightened and said, "Father, let's not go ahead." When we got on the train, we noticed a row of policemen who were armed with guns and fighting gear. They did not spare anyone and asked every traveler for their identification cards. When they came to me, I said in my heart, "I am not under your control, you will not check me." The police immediately took a detour and did not check me.