“After Passing the Shady Willow Trees, There Will Be Bright Flowers and Another Village Ahead”
The Power of Benevolence
It was either an omission in my cultivation practice or the extreme evil of the Communist Party that led me into a trap laid by the CCP. I was arrested by the 610 Office. They seized everything I carried, including truth clarification materials, paper currency on which practitioners had printed positive messages about Falun Gong, and a USB flash drive that had my appeal document of my ten-year sentence. I sent righteous thoughts right away and asked for Master's strength to dissolve the evil, rectify anything incorrect, and save people with predestined relationships. The tension was immediately relieved. They took their hands off me and went to check my materials.
After they verified my identification, the leader called my name in a straightforward, expressionless manner, “Meimei, I have heard your name for a long time. We finally meet.” I was not moved and said, “That's good. It means that we have a predestined relationship and will have a long talk.” He held a stack of truth clarification bills in his right hand and pointed to them with his left, saying, “These nice bills are messed up by the messages printed on them.” I interrupted him with dignity and calmness and said, “You read them to us. Let's hear why you would say they are 'messed-up.'” He really did what I asked and read: “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance is good. Falun Dafa has been practiced around the world in more than 100 countries and regions. When one sincerely chants Falun Dafa is good, one's life will be saved when disaster comes.”
I said, “Those are very good messages. They send a powerful message in today's world. They are messages of salvation. Whoever gets them will benefit. Whoever sincerely repeats those messages will be blessed. Since the bills have evil Mao's portrait and relay evil messages, if these messages were not printed on them, they would really be a mess and harmful.” He pointed to the truth clarification materials and said, “Then how do you explain these?” I replied, “You will understand if you concentrate on reading them. They only bring advantages. Take them. Pass them to your colleagues, friends, and family members. Anyone who reads them will benefit.”
At the moment, Master's words came to my mind:
“And behind these people who partake in this affair are massive groups of beings. Each life, each person, is not simple. Behind them is a massive group of beings in the cosmos that they represent. When one person gains salvation, that represents all of the beings behind him gaining salvation in the future. [I say this] because the vast majority of the people on this earth, of today's people, are heavenly kings who descended to earth, who incarnated here as human beings.” (“What is a Dafa Disciple”)
My heart was filled with compassion and a sense of sacredness that I'd never experienced before. I urged them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliations as soon as possible, saying, “Then you will be saved and have a future when disaster comes.”
Although they did not express their opinion, it was a good start. They agreed to let me go home and wait for further notice. Later I helped them to quit the CCP separately. Some of them became my friends. I knew it was the power of benevolence. Master paved this path for me. It was the result of Master's protection.
Judicial Officer, “Please Help My Wife Quit the CCP”
As soon as I got home, I looked within, studied the Fa, and sent righteous thoughts till 6:10 a.m. the next morning. I felt my dimensional field was clear. When I was about to close my eyes to rest, the words came to my mind, “In the great play, who is in the leading role – Coming to the play only for living beings.” (“Descending to Earth” from Hong Yin Vol. II) Tears rolled down my cheeks.
I closed the door and continued to study the Fa and send righteous thoughts. There were no interruptions that day. The next morning, a judicial officer called and asked me to do “law study” somewhere. I firmly replied, “No.” I also told him that my secondary degree was law related and I made a full score on every annual law exam. I did not need any more study. I said, “What's the purpose of such law study when the law is not being observed?” He paused and said, “Ok, then do not come.”
He called again in the afternoon. He politely asked for a home visit and said that he wanted to have a discussion with me. The Fa from Master's “A Suggestion” clearly appeared in my mind:
“As Dafa disciples, what you should do in the current situation is clarify the truth to the world's people and expose the evil, thereby safeguarding Dafa. Your own improvement and Consummation are part of this process. Those who do the so-called “reform” work, too, are people who have been deceived. Why not turn the tables and expose the evil and clarify the truth to them?” (“A Suggestion” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I then had a strong desire to save him. I intentionally changed the meeting place to a tea house. He introduced himself: “I studied law in graduate school and got a job in a judiciary department after graduation. I read your case and your appeal in your USB flash drive. I have a comprehensive view of you. You are of my parent's generation and are among my teachers. I should respect you. I find that I am confused when I compare what I have learned and what you have done with what I am doing.”
I said that such a very simple question has been made confusing by today's rulers. The law is the law, and it should govern everyone in the nation. It is not a law just for the ruler, nor is it a tool for someone in power. The legal system today uses the law as a tool, especially when dealing with Falun Gong practitioners. It has been this way since the CCP took power. That is, after a CCP leader makes the law, the legal system sees if it fits. If it is not applicable, the leader make another one, revises it, and appends another. In the end, the only one whose words count is the one in power. You can see that is the practice with Falun Gong cases. So far, there is no official document about a “final decision” on Falun Gong. Neither the “Decision to Ban, Safeguard Against, and Punish Cult Activities” which was ratified by the Chinese People's Congress Standing Committee on October 30, 1999, nor “Explanations from the Supreme Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate Regarding the Application of Law in the Handling of Cases Involving Cult Organizations” mentioned Falun Gong. That means that the law has never banned Falun Gong. The state-controlled media, People's Daily, ran a special editorial entitled “Falun Gong Is a Cult” on October 30, 1999. It was an editorial representing the personal view of CCP leader Jiang Zemin and was not a legal document. The article did not have any facts to support its claim and was a complete slander. Falun Gong teaches people to follow of Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance. What is evil about that? Jiang cannot judge what is a cult. According to Chinese Criminal Law Item 12, no one should be found guilty until the court issues a verdict according to law. So it is illegal to charge practitioners with “cult activities.”
He was surprised and replied, “Having heard you, I feel much better, like the knots in my mind have been untied. For many years, we did it like sleepwalking. The law became a tool for some rulers. I, as a judicial officer, wielded that tool. It is really sad. I support your appeal.”
The awakening of a person who has been deceived is precious. I told him, “You are saved. Because you have stood on the side of justice, you will have a good future.” I told him about the Tiananmen self-immolation hoax, the hidden characters on the stone that form the Chinese characters the “Chinese Communist Party of China perishes,” and so on. When I talked about quitting the CCP and its affiliations, he delightedly agreed. I picked a nickname for him to declare his resignation. He said, “Auntie, you are really kind.” I replied, “You, too, are very kind. We practitioners are all kindhearted. We cultivate benevolence. What we are doing now is saving people, it's for benefit of the others.” He said, “I understand now. Frankly, while I am with you, I feel happy.” I said, “We have a predestined relationship. This is a predestined relationship.” He said that he believed it. Before we parted, I gave him a USB flash drive and said, “It has software to break through the Internet censorship. You can access Minghui and much more information. After you learn more about Falun Dafa, you will know what you should do down the road.” He said, “Thank you, Auntie. Please also help my wife quit the CCP.”
I found that he had changed, thoroughly changed, into a new person.
Community Personnel Said, We Won't Bother You Anymore
A judicial officer was saved. I clearly knew it was the result of Master's protection, Dafa's solemnity, and the power of benevolence. The next day, three people from the community came without an appointment. I extended them hospitality and did not heed their attitude. The leader asked, “Did you know we were coming?” I nodded with a smile. She said, “That's good. Let's talk.”
I made up my mind. The talk was to clarify the truth, expose the evil, quit the CCP, and save them. I asked for Master's strength and sent forth a thought that they must be saved.
She asked me why I participated in an illegal gathering. I told them, “Your understanding is incorrect. First, there was no illegal gathering. I am a legal citizen. I went to visit another legal citizen. That is completely normal and legal. Second, police officers broke into a citizen's home without a warrant and trapped people there. That is a crime of 'breaking into a private residence.' Third, sentencing practitioners to prison or forced labor camps, detaining them and brainwashing them for upholding their faith, maintaining their legal rights and adhering to their practice, are all against the constitution. Fourth, Falun Gong is a cultivation practice of the Buddha Fa. It teaches people to cultivate following the most superior Fa of the cosmos: Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance. It makes people healthy in both mind and body and improves people's moral values. Falun Gong brings goodness and does not harm any person or nation. Using myself as an example, if I had not practiced Falun Gong, I might have already passed away. I was weak and had many diseases since I was young. When I was over just 30, I suffered from serious hepatitis B, migraine, uterine fibroids, renal cysts, bronchitis, splenomegaly, and heart failure. Anyways, nothing was right. In addition, I had a bad temper and was irritable, selfish, and capricious. It was Falun Dafa and Master who gave me the second life. I want to repay the favor. Life cannot be ungrateful. So what I frequently tell others is 'Falun Dafa is good.' In the meantime, we cultivate benevolence. I want to tell others the benefits I derived so more people can benefit. Otherwise, I am being selfish and unkind and do not meet Dafa's requirements. Out of his jealousy, Jiang Zemin used his power to persecute practitioners. Lawsuits have been filed in more than 10 countries against Jiang on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and torture. I hope you see the truth, are not taken advantage of by the evil, and become scapegoats. Distinguish between good and evil, righteous and wicked. Protect good people under your authority. The law of 'good and evil have their consequences' does exist in the Three Realms. In addition, I hope you take one step forward, bravely quit the CCP and its affiliations, be rewarded with fortune, and have a good future.”
They looked at each other and said, “You think Falun Gong is good. Why not just practice at home?” I replied, “Falun Dafa is the law of cosmos. If you had not listened to me today, wouldn't you have misunderstood Dafa? Weren't you deceived by lies? You have been waiting for Dafa life after life. If I had not told you today, the day when disaster comes, you would blame me for being selfish. That is why you three are here today, I will help you to quit the CCP using aliases.” They nodded, smiled, and said, “We won't bother you anymore.” I said, “I welcome friends.” They all laughed and left my home.
The enormous compassion of sacred Master enlightened me to help the police, judicial officers, and community personnel to quit the CCP, and it made me let go of myself and think of others. Walking on the road paved by Master, I experienced the feeling of “After passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright blowers and another village ahead.”