Firmly Resisting the Persecution by Refusing to Cooperate with the Perpetrators
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a veteran Falun Gong practitioner who began to practice in 1997. During the past several years, I was taken to the police station three times for telling people the facts about Falun Gong. I was released each time because of my righteous thoughts. I've learned from my experiences to not cooperate with the persecutors under any circumstances.
The first time I was arrested, I was distributing booklets about Falun Gong in a large public area. While distributing the information from the fifth floor to the second floor, two men suddenly came from behind. One of them took my booklets and the other grabbed my arm. The man who took the booklets asked me if I was the one who taped them on the doors.
Everything happened so quickly. Very soon, about seven to eight people surrounded me and asked me questions. There were also many bystanders. I was very nervous and felt like a thief who had been caught stealing. I wanted to find a hole to hide in. I forgot to clarify the truth to the crowd, but I remembered Teacher's words very well, “No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil’s demands, orders, or what it instigates.” (“Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts Are Powerful,” Essentials for Further Advancement II). The political commissar arrived and took me to a small room. He asked for my name and address, but I refused to answer. They also brought in a photographer to take pictures of me, but I refused to cooperate and they could not get a photo.
I was taken to the police station afterwards. By then I had no fear and began to tell them the facts about Falun Gong. There were more than ten people in the room and they were all debating with me. I calmly answered their questions. At the end no one spoke and left the room, leaving two guards on duty to watch me. Around 2:00 p.m. I told them I had to leave. They found the person in charge, and he said that as soon as he finished writing my report he would let me go. I told him I would not answer any of his questions. He took me to a small room to write the report, but I did not utter a word. They coaxed and threatened me, and had different people question me every few minutes, but I did not give in. At the end, their leader came in. The officer writing the report asked, “How do I write the report if she won't speak?” The leader responded, “Just write down that she won't speak.” I was released and sent home.
The second time I was taken to the police station was also for distributing booklets. The guards wanted to put me in a cage. I said, “I am a human being, not an animal.” I refused to go into the cage and sat down on a stool. The chief commented, “You seem pretty savvy. How many times have you been here?” I replied, “For generations, none of my family members have ever committed a crime or been taken to the police station.” He said that I should not have been distributing booklets, and I told him that Falun Gong practitioners are good people, and that Falun Gong is practiced in more than one hundred countries around the world, but only persecuted in China. I was sent home very shortly.
I was taken to the police station for the third time when the person who was monitoring me saw me distributing fliers in an office building. At the police station I clarified the truth openly. The head of the 610 Office was a sly man. He said, “I know that Falun Gong is good. When I'm no longer in uniform, I will practice Falun Gong with you, but right now, the authorities do not allow that and there is nothing I can do. You are elderly, and I sympathize and want to help you. Why don't you cooperate with us and give us some information, sign the report, and let us take your picture and fingerprints? After that I will let you go. How about that?” I knew that was the first step to get me to cooperate, and after that, they would ask for the source of the flyers and other practitioners' information. I told him I would not say a word. Then someone came in and tried to take a picture of me with his cellphone camera. I quickly laid my face down on the table, and two people pulled me up. I covered my face to avoid having my picture being taken, and they hit me in the head. The 610 Office agent said hypocritically, “Auntie, I was going to release you, but I cannot do anything since you did not cooperate. I'm going to send you to the domestic security agency.”
The chief of the domestic security agency arrived and said, “I can decide whether you are going home or not. I'm going to give you five minutes to think.” He began to do the countdown.
I did not think of anything but kept sending righteous thoughts and asked Teacher to let me go home, because I was not done with my duty of saving sentient beings and wanted to return home with Teacher. I didn't even notice when the domestic security chief left. A guard took my backpack and two hundred yuan. I asked him why he took my money, and he said insincerely that it was to keep me from making more truth clarification material. I kept insisting they return my money and they finally did.
Because of Teacher's benevolent protection, I was able to go home. On my way home, I persuaded the bus driver to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. I borrowed a store clerk's phone to call other practitioners and also persuaded the clerk to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
I was arrested three times but did not reveal any information. My experience tells me that we should not cooperate with the persecutors under any circumstances.
I became more diligent after that. I set the following daily goals for myself: study the Fa every day, recite five pages of Zhuan Falun, send righteous thoughts at the global set times, save at least one person, and do not sleep or eat until I reach my daily goal.
Personally, I don't think I'm cultivating well, since I often forget to send righteous thoughts or become sleepy when I study the Fa or send righteous thoughts. I did not clarify the truth to people until December 2009, and have only persuaded 700 to 800 people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. From what I've read on the Internet, many practitioners have done a great job telling the truth about Falun Gong and some have persuaded tens of thousands of people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. When I compare myself with them, I lag behind those who are diligent, and am far from the standard that Teacher has set. From now on, I shall be diligent in rectifying myself, do the three things well, fulfill the vow I made to save sentient beings, and return home with Teacher.
Please kindly correct any inappropriate understanding that I may have.