The Power of a Poem
(Minghui.org) The book Zhuan Falun by Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, has been instrumental in more than 100 million people taking up the practice of Falun Gong worldwide. It has guided people to do good deeds and improve their moral standard and upgrade their character, which can result in miracles.
One of these miracles happened to eight police officers – six policemen and two policewomen – seven years ago, who went out to arrest an elderly Falun Gong practitioner. She is now 83 years old.
Listening to a Practitioner with an Open Heart
One afternoon in 2007, eight police officers came to arrest that practitioner at home because she had clarified the facts about Falun Gong to people. She told them, “You don't need so many people to arrest an old woman like me.” She then told them the benefits she derived from the practice, including the miraculous health benefits and becoming a better person. Her daughters served the officers some fresh peaches and also described how their mother has benefited from the practice.
Several of Master Li's poems were posted on the wall, included the following one:
“He who acts for his namea life of anger and hate is hisHe who acts for profitcold is he, knowing not his kinHe who acts for emotionmany are the troubles he brings himselfBitter,fighting away,he makes karma all his life.
Not seeking a namelife is carefree and contentNot set on profitone is known as humane and righteousNot stirred by emotionthe mind is quiet, desires fewKind,cultivating himself,he builds up virtue all his years.” (“An Upright Person” from Hong Yin)
The police read the poem repeatedly and pondered over its meaning. One officer pointed at a poem by Li Bai, a famous poet from ancient times, saying, “This one is not good.” When the elderly lady pointed to the above poem, the officer replied, “That one is great!”
The police didn't leave until 8 p.m. Their conscience was awakened and they seemed to be inspired by the meaning of “An Upright Person.” None of them had a thought to hurt this elderly righteous woman and her family, nor have they ever disturbed this family again these past seven years.