Only by Believing in Master and Dafa Can We Follow the Righteous Way
(Clearwisdom.net) I obtained the Fa in 1997. Through facing the persecution by the old forces and doing the three things well, I've realized that only by believing in Master and Dafa can we walk a righteous cultivation path. Here I'd like to share my cultivation experience to report to Master and fellow practitioners.
I obtained Falun Dafa in October 1997. I knew that as a Dafa desciple, I was the most fortunate being in the universe. At that time, I studied the Fa and did the exercises with local practitioners every day. I had three copies of Zhuan Falun. I kept one at the practice site, one at home, and the third one at my workplace. Thus, wherever I was, I could study the Fa. Regular Fa study and truly practicing cultivation, by examining my every thought and action according to the Fa, laid a solid foundation for my righteous thoughts and deeds, validating Dafa, denying the persecution and doing the three things well later.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the brutal persecution on July 20, 1999. Several practitioners and I decided to go to Beijing to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa, so we took a train there. However, the police illegally arrested us and brought us back. A group of policemen took turns severely beating me for three hours. I was beaten black and blue and temporarily paralyzed. I was detained for 15 days, and then transferred to a brainwashing center for another three days. I was not released until the police extorted over 10,000 yuan from me. In addition, I was dismissed by the company I worked for, thus my whole family had to live on my husband's slim wages.
In 2000, after being severely tortured and pressured, a fellow practitioner reported me to the police. I was then arrested and taken to a detention center by the local police. Because I provided that practitioner with truth-clarifying materials, the police claimed that I was a coordinator and planned to sentenced me to seven years of imprisonment. Hearing this, I was not affected or afraid, and during the whole process I remained unmoved, thinking: "Everything that I have done is good and righteous. I save sentient beings and do good things, while the police want to unlawfully sentence me for this." Then, I was released. People were quite amazed. They thought it was miraculous, because other local practitioners had been put in prison, while I, whom the police had planned to give a heavy sentence to, was released. Looking back, I think that I was able to break through the old forces' arrangements because I didn't have fear and had strong righteous thoughts to negate the persecution.
"Just by staying unaffected you will be able to handle all situations." ("Teaching the Fa at the Conference in the Midwest-U.S.")
I was acting in accordance with the Fa and Master took care of me. Therefore, the evil couldn't do anything to me.
In 2002, intending to trick me, officials from the police station hired someone to learn the exercises from me. One day, while I was at his home teaching him how to do the exercises, the police broke in and unlawfully arrested me. I immediately looked within and found that I had the attachment of seeking ease and being comfortable. Claiming that I was doing something illegal by demonstrating the exercises, the police detained and persecuted me. I went on a hunger strike and neither ate their food nor drank their water. It's not a crime to cultivate in Falun Dafa, and I knew that I was being compassionate and doing something good. A practitioner should not be detained in a police station. After being on hunger strike for 17 days, I was released unconditionally.
A fellow practitioner and I went to a truth-clarification materials production site in 2007. However, this site was already being watched by the authorities. Soon after we arrived, the police came and arrested us. Seven policemen guarded us, but four of them quit the CCP after we clarified the truth to them. In the beginning, I followed Master's requirements to send forth righteous thoughts and clarify the truth. Afterward, my righteous thoughts became weak and I gradually developed some attachments. I was afraid that if I said too much, I might be persecuted more severely. I worried that if I was not released, nobody would take care of my child, because by that time my husband had passed away. Because I had attachments, I was put in a detention center. While being held there, I still didn't get rid of those attachments and the persecution became more severe. The more I was afraid, the weaker my righteous thoughts became.
I began to look within and found that I was heavily attached to my child. Realizing that everything was controlled and arranged by Master, I finally eliminated these human notions. I started doing the exercises, sent forth righteous thoughts and went on a hunger strike. The police then force-fed me. They inserted a big tube into my nostril, forcibly feeding me water mixed with sorghum dregs. As a form of torture, they pumped so much liquid in that my stomach was overly full and I was in severe pain. I at once sent forth righteous thoughts, thinking of transferring the pain to the evil policemen, and they immediately felt the pain and pulled the tube out. I personally experienced the miraculous power of sending forth righteous thoughts.
After looking within further, I found that I still had not acted righteously enough. Facing the evil, I tried to avoid drawing attention to myself or making them angry, thinking that I might be released earlier. However, I was not conducting myself as an upright and dignified disciple. I asked myself, "Throughout all the tribulations you have broken through over these years, why is it that you now have become so afraid?" I kept on examining myself and looking within. Finally, I realized that it was because I had not studied the Fa enough, had a heavy attachment to comfort and ease and frequently did things without strong righteous thoughts.
I recited Master's poem "Don't Be Sad" from Hong Yin II and adjusted myself by looking within more. During this period, the police ransacked my home and took away many Dafa materials and money. They claimed that I was a "big fish" and wanted to give me a heavy sentence and transfer me to a forced labor camp. I began to send forth righteous thoughts more frequently and completely denied the persecution. I thought: "I am Master's disciple. Master is taking care of me and everything is arranged by Master. Even though I had a loophole, I adjusted myself in the Fa. The evil doesn't deserve to test me. I need to get out and do what I should do."
I was detained there for 36 days, during which time I successfully persuaded 29 people to quit the CCP. I needed to leave so that I could post their declarations to quit the CCP on the Internet. I asked Master for help and had firm thoughts that I should get out. Later, the police wanted to transfer me to the forced labor camp. On the way there, a policeman sneered at me and said, "See, this time we will put you in the forced labor camp." I said with complete certainty: "You cannot. Your words do not count. It is up to my Master. You will soon bring me back the same way you are taking me there." The initial physical examination showed that everything was fine, so the police went ahead with the admission procedures. I hurried to ask Master for help and sent forth strong righteous thoughts. Suddenly, the entire situation changed. A prison doctor came out, telling me that they had to re-examine me. This time, the doctors found that my physical condition was poor. Under Master's care, the policemen had to take me back home. On our way home, I kept on sending forth righteous thoughts, and the policeman grabbed his head suddenly, as if in pain. I once again witnessed the power of sending forth righteous thoughts.
On another occasion, the police came to my home with a lot of papers, including a "transformation" agreement. They demanded that I sign these documents. I asked: "What do you want to transform a good person into? Do you want me to agree to be a bad person?" Under the restraint of strong righteous thoughts, the police left.
Everything has already been arranged by compassionate Master, and only by following His arrangements can we walk a righteous path.