Retired Military Officer Speaks Out at a Retired Officials Meeting
(Clearwisdom.net) I obtained the Fa on March 11, 1995. I wanted to write about my cultivation experience to share with fellow practitioners.
On the afternoon of July 29, 2010, the Second Retired Officials Sanatorium held a meeting, and representatives from the military court came to give lectures on law. They called and asked me to attend the meeting. After the lecture was over, they asked for comments. After several retired officers shared their views, no one else said anything. I stood up and said, “We Falun Gong practitioners follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be good people. Master Li Hongzhi told us not to fight back when punched or insulted, and to be better people. Practicing Falun Gong violates no laws in China, so why are we being persecuted? What crime did we commit? I want to say that the Chinese Communist Party is the real cult. It worships lies, evil, and fighting. It is responsible for the deaths of more than 80 million people during its movements. I'd like to ask you all to please compare Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to falsehoods-evil-fighting. Which one is better?”
Officer Zhao tried to stop me, but I continued, “Falun Gong has spread to more than 100 countries all around the world. Doesn't this prove that Falun Gong is good? Only here in China, the Chinese Communist Party doesn't allow people to practice it.” Several soldiers came to me and tried to stop me. So I said even louder, “Everyone, please remember, Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Quit the CCP and its associated organizations to be safe.”
They dragged me out of the meeting place to the clinic, so I clarified the truth in the clinic. After the meeting was over, officer Zhao came to the clinic and told me, “The superiors will not allow you to distribute truth-clarifying materials to officers and soldiers.” I said, “I only listen to my Master. Master asked us to save people. Anywhere there are people, I will clarify the truth.” He didn't say anything. I went home and brought Dafa disks and materials back to the clinic.
I am over 80 years old. For a while, my leg was painful and I had difficulty breathing when going upstairs. Then I looked inside. I felt the reason for this pain was that my righteous thoughts were not strong enough. I should cultivate my speech and eliminate the attachment of showing off. When I enlightened to this and improved myself, the physical symptoms went away.
I have been sent to brainwashing sessions twice. The first time was during the first six months of 2004. One morning, I was taken away to a brainwashing center. The person in charge was slandering Dafa. When I was having lunch, I told the cafeteria staff that Dafa is good. Afterward, the brainwashing session personnel wouldn't allow me to eat in the cafeteria, and they packed a lunch for me. But I made use of the lunch time to clarify the truth in the hallway, and opened the window and talked to people passing by. I also tore down all the posters with the evil's slander. They didn't transfer me. Instead the brainwashing session was dismissed. On the eleventh day, they sent me back home.
The second time I was taken to a brainwashing session was in the spring of 2010. One day while I was not at home, 610 Office personnel, local police officers, and street agents broke into my apartment and confiscated many things. Three days later, they came again. I was sitting on the bed while sending forth righteous thoughts. Two people dragged me downstairs and shoved me into a car. I shouted, “These people stole my belongings two days ago, and today they've returned to take me away!” On the way down, I also tried to clarify the truth to them. When I saw a group of soldiers, I shouted loudly, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
When the car stopped at the brainwashing center, I refused to get out. They carried me to a bed on the third floor. I continued doing the meditation exercise until lunchtime. After having lunch at the cafeteria, I started clarifying the truth to people. They listened quietly. Later, I was not allowed to eat in the cafeteria, so I stayed near the door. Whenever anyone came, I asked them to remember “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, Falun Dafa is good. Quit the CCP to be safe.” I put all the magazines and newspapers that slandered Dafa into the garbage can. I repeatedly told the brainwashing session personnel that it is a citizen's right to practice Falun Gong, and that persecuting Falun Gong is against the law. Good is rewarded with good, and evil is met with evil is a heavenly principle. I helped many people quit the CCP. Nine days later, the brainwashing session ended, but more than thirty people had quit the CCP.
All these experiences helped me realize that only if we keep our thoughts righteous, and have the pure thought of saving people with compassion and righteous thoughts, can we definitely do it well.