China Fahui | Saving Sentient Beings While Rescuing Fellow Practitioners
(Minghui.org) Greetings Esteemed Master! Greetings fellow practitioners!
I began practicing Falun Dafa on my 39 th birthday and have continued on my cultivation path for the past 18 years due to Master's compassionate salvation.
Before I obtained the Fa, I worked in the local government sector as a regional manager, and was in charge of several national high-level receptions. I therefore had power and could earn extra benefits. I tried not to make any mistakes, didn't care much for fame or profit, and performed well. Several people known for being difficult to work with asked for our facility to handle their receptions.
After practicing Falun Dafa for a while, I realized that Master had already been taking care of me before I began pr. He assured that I maintained my high level of morality and didn't generate any karma.
Within two weeks of practicing Falun Dafa all my illnesses had disappeared and I advanced rapidly. I eagerly studied the Fa, no matter how busy or how tired I was. Fellow practitioners kept comparing who could double cross their legs longer, but I was more interested in who studied the Fa longer. Master also gave me the ability to see scenes in other dimensions.
First Day of the Persecution
I was overcome with anxiety, so I asked for a day off on July 20, 1999, the day the persecution began. This was the first time I had ever made such a request. The administrator was surprised but agreed.
When I left my workplace, I saw two fellow practitioners looking for me. They said that several Dafa volunteers had been arrested the previous night, and they did not know their whereabouts.
I was shocked. I confirmed that the information was correct and said, “Let's go to demand their release.” At the local police station someone asked who I was looking for. It was the director of the police department, and I knew him. I thought, “Master arranged this!” I replied, “I am looking for you.” I asked him if he arrested our volunteers, and where they were. He pulled me aside and lowered his voice, “It was an order from above, I had no choice.”
I asked him, “What crimes did they commit? They are a group of good people, the only thing they do is exercise in the morning. You know I am a good person, but they are even better. Falun Dafa practitioners are healthy and abide by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. They are truly benefiting our nation. Plus, your wife is also practicing. Why arrest these good people?”
He immediately replied, “My wife stopped practicing a long time ago. I have no say regarding this matter.” I responded, “But, you are the director of the police department, how can they not obey your orders.” He had a very strange expression on his face and told me that this was no ordinary issue and that what he said might not count. I had a strange feeling and said to him and his subordinates, “Don't beat practitioners or you will face retribution.” They all said that they would never beat practitioners.
Saving a Practitioner
Practitioner A from my Fa study group called me on Sunday in late 2000. She said that two police officers were in her home. I remembered that she had gone to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa. I wondered why they were at her home.
I went to see A with another practitioner. Her four-year-old son was crying, and the police had ransacked her home and confiscated the Dafa books. The other practitioner went to notify her family and I went to the police station to look for her.
I recited what Master had said on my way there,
“The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts.” (“Drive Out Interference” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Practitioner A was sitting in the front room of the police station. I had an idea and acted on it. I yelled at her, “What are you doing here? Your son was crying and looking for you everywhere, and came to my home, I locked him in my home.”
I then recognized the officer sitting across from her. He used to monitor me at my workplace. I said hello to him and asked, “Why is she here? She didn't do anything wrong. Now her son is screaming for her. I will hold you responsible if anything happens to him. Besides, her brothers are not easy to deal with. Also, don't forget that practitioners are all good people. Hurry up and let her go!” He said that someone reported that she was promoting Falun Dafa. I said, “What's wrong with that? It is not a crime.” I pushed the fellow practitioner out of the door while talking, and rescued her quickly.
Police Learn and Accept the Truth About Falun Dafa
After returning home, I thought that I had to clarify the truthabout Falun Dafa to that police officer. A friend of that officer, also a practitioner, went with me to see him at his home, and brought along relevant Falun Dafa materials. We asked him to stop persecuting Falun Dafa and not arrest practitioners when they were talking to people about Falun Dafa.
I talked to that officer about the practice whenever I met him on the street. He stopped persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners and did the three withdrawals (withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations).
He, his director, and his vice director came to my workplace one day. They advised me not to go to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Dafa. I seized the moment and clarified the facts about the practice for about an hour. Upon leaving they asked me to pay attention to my safety.
Preventing an Official from Persecuting Falun Dafa
In 2001, there was a major reshuffling of the police department in our city. The husband of a nurse I knew became the director of our local police station, and he was responsible for monitoring me.
I gave the nurse some Falun Dafa materials and told her that I wanted to talk to her husband. She wasn't sure if he had time. But I met him by chance one day on my way to work. I said, “Congratulations! You are director now! Can we meet sometime and chat?” He agreed.
I prepared detailed materials for him, and rehearsed how to answer some questions he might ask. I also arranged for fellow practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts. I went to see him and we talked for over two hours.
He told me that on July 20, 1999, he received the order to hold over one hundred practitioners. He was interested in learning more about the practice. I answered his questions about Falun Dafa and told him about the enormous changes to my mind and body since I began cultivating. I spoke of Dafa spreading to 100 countries worldwide, and told him that China was the only place where the practice is persecuted.
I persuaded him to use his position to protect practitioners and accumulate merit for his future. I left him with Falun Dafa materials and he said that he would read them when he had time. On my way home, I knew that he realized the truth, and asked Master to reinforce him. At home, Master's picture smiled at me. Master was encouraging me.
He got practitioner A released without any problem when she was arrested again, and he asked us to be more aware of our security. He also released another elderly practitioner who told me that actually that vice-director had ransacked her home. I asked for her release notification, which he handed over without any trouble.
“When it comes to doing things, I consider the process most important, because during the process you can have people see the truth, during the process you can save the world's people, and during the process you can reveal the truth.” (“Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference”)
Understanding Master's Hints
We were asked to send forth righteous thoughts one spring afternoon in 2001. A practitioner asked how to notify fellow practitioners in detention centers. When thinking about this, a gust of cold wind blew at me and the weather turned very cold suddenly. I then had the idea that we could use the weather to visit fellow practitioners and give them warm clothing!
I ran all the way to a fellow practitioner's brother's home and asked him to take clothes to his sister, and deliver the message about sending forth righteous thoughts. He said that he had just returned from there and didn't think he could visit for another five days. I told him that Master already sent the "cold wind" to help us. With the weather change, it is natural to bring her the clothes. He found some warm clothing and I sewed the message into one of the pockets. She got the message and passed the information to all practitioners inside the detention center. From that point on the environment in that detention center changed for the better.
Based on this experience, I became fully aware that Master is around us at all times, and protecting and taking care of each and every practitioner. As long as we keep up our righteous thoughts, and believe in Master and Dafa, we are unstoppable. For over a dozen years I have persevered in sending righteous thoughts around the clock.
Arrested and Tortured
Three female fellow practitioners went to the countryside to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa during the Qingming Festival of 2004. One young fellow practitioner got lost and did not return home for three days. Practitioners looked for her and sent forth righteous thoughts unsuccessfully. I immediately went to inquire about her and ran into an officer with whom I already spoken about Falun Dafa. He checked it out and told me that no one had been arrested. He also asked us not to put his name on the evil list. I told him not to worry as he had not persecuted practitioners.
This practitioner was persecuted numerous times and her husband and child were deeply injured by the persecution. When fellow practitioners asked her husband to go with us to look for her, he refused to open the door. I did not know how to react to his attitude.
I then remembered that Master said,
“The next person's things are your things, and your things are his things.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference”)
I thought that when it came to rescuing fellow practitioners, I would not hesitate, and viewed it as my mission and responsibility. Why was I out of ideas this time? I asked myself if I viewed this fellow practitioner's family as my family. Why did I only want to force him to look and search?
“My Dafa disciples… You all say that you want to do what Dafa disciples are called to do, to really have an effect in Fa-rectification, and to help Master rectify the Fa. But to achieve that you need to put your heart into it, lest you instead be a burden. If you can’t achieve it, you will cause interference and you will fail to fulfill your oath as a Dafa disciple. Only when you truly give this due weight will things work out.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the Epoch Times Meeting”)
One night, I went with another practitioner to visit the missing practitioner's family. We reasoned with her husband calmly and used true kindness. We let him know that we understood the pressure he was under and his feeling of helplessness. We talked for over two hours, and he finally agreed to look for his wife with us. Fellow practitioners took care of his child and did the household chores.
We finally found the missing practitioner. When she walked out with the help of others, we were all in shock. We saw the scars from severe beatings, and the bruises on her face. She told us that she was beaten by thugs hired by the police station. The guard hurriedly took her back.
Master Granted Supernatural Powers that Helped Me Escape
Several days later, I was home preparing Master's new lectures and getting them ready to send to fellow practitioners. I suddenly heard someone calling my name. I looked out the window and saw the vice director of the local police station and several police officers asking me to open the door. I went to the door and found that the door was ajar. I quickly closed the door and locked it. Master must have been protecting me!
I refused to open the door, so they asked me to go to the police station the next day. I said, “I committed no crime. Why should I go to the police station?” I called the director but he was too scared to pick up the phone. I called fellow practitioners and asked them to send forth righteous thoughts for me. I read the newly arrived Hong Yin Vol. II and sent forth righteous thoughts. A neighbor was gesturing to me from his balcony the next morning. I looked outside and saw several more police vehicles surrounding my neighborhood. I hurriedly packed all my Falun Dafa books, materials, and Master's picture into a bag and put it into the neighbor's yard. I then sent forth righteous thoughts and asked for Master's protection. I sent forth righteous thoughts the entire day, and thanks to Master's protection, the police only surrounded my house and did not break in.
I heard fellow practitioners calling my name, asking me to go with them. I quickly picked up my book Zhuan Falun and ran out the door. There was no light on the street, and I did not see the practitioners. So I ran, and my body felt like it was running in slow motion and I radiated light.
I said in my heart, “Thank you Master for granting me supernatural power, and helping me escape.” Fellow practitioners caught up with me when I reached the river. We took a taxi to another practitioner's home, where we read a lecture and then sent forth righteous thoughts together at midnight. I saw a Buddha smiling at me on the mountain in our city. I felt that Master was hinting that I was safe.
Two police officer had heat stroke that day, but how could they get heat stroke in April? It must be retribution.
I moved a dozen times and then settled in another province, then returned after two and a half years. I used that time to write letters to those who persecuted me and clarified the truth about Falun Dafa. After I returned no one came to harass me again.
Searching Within and Letting Go of Attachments
I searched deeply within and found that I had developed the attachments of showing off, complacency, validating myself, and the thoughts that the supernatural powers Master granted me were my own capabilities. My thoughts were not always righteous and I didn't study the Fa diligently at all times.
When my grandson was born last year, I was busy taking care of him and my son. I had no time to do the three things. I knew this was not right, but I could not extract myself from the situation.
I became restless and did not know what to do. My daughter-in-law suddenly received a phone call from my hometown. A fellow practitioner was looking for me. I decided to go back home and handle my house and my salary issues. Even though my children did not want me to go, they saw that I was determined, so they did not stop me.
Only a few days remained before the New Year holiday. I worried that I would not get a ticket. I went to the ticket counter, where the teller told me that there was only one ticket left, and it was on an express train. I would be home that afternoon. Master had arranged all that!
Helping Arrested Practitioner
At home, a practitioner brought me up to speed on the situation in town. I learned that when practitioner C was arrested, his son cooperated with fellow practitioners, but after a while he slacked off.
We agreed that I would find out where practitioner C was being held and then try to rescue him. His son agreed to cooperate with us in rescuing his father. I asked for help from a co-worker who had a positive attitude toward Falun Dafa, and he found out where C was being held. We coordinated together, and along the way assured that everyone involved learned the facts about Dafa.
When looking back at the entire process of looking for people, it may seem like a coincidence, but it was all well arranged by Master. Tears ran down my face and my gratitude was beyond words.
Fellow practitioners cooperated very well, sending forth righteous thoughts in court daily, posting slogans, and mailing Falun Dafa truth clarification letters.
Practitioner C's son received a call that his father was going to be released soon. After practitioner C was released, he was surprised at the speed he was released, especially as he had heard that they attempted to sentence him to between three and four years.
Master arranges Dafa practitioners' paths and no one can change that. We as a group cooperated very well during our rescue mission. Also, practitioner C sent strong righteous thoughts. No matter how they tortured him, he never gave in or provided any information about fellow practitioners. The group elevated and improved together.
During my dozen years of cultivation, I have tempered myself in rescuing fellow practitioners, and experienced my xinxing elevating to higher realms. I looked within and exposed many of my shortcomings and attachments with the help of practitioners. I improved a great deal.
I understand that I should become more compassionate, give up my short temper, and do better in stressful situations. I still feel elated, haven't given up my showing off mentality, and need to let go of the Party culture. Fellow practitioners often dislike the way I talk and the tone of my voice, and I still look down on those who are slow in improving their xinxing or are inefficient in doing things.
Even though the cultivation environment has improved some, my cultivation state is not as good as during those tough years. The Fa rectification is approaching fast, so I promise Master that I will be more diligent, do the three things well, solidly cultivate, fulfill my prehistoric vow, not let Master down, and follow Master home.
Thank you Master! Thank you fellow practitioners! Let's be more diligent!