China Fahui | Safeguarding the Fa with Dignity, Saving People with Compassion
(Minghui.org) Greetings, Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I have practiced Falun Dafa for 19 years. No language can express my appreciation to Master and Dafa. I would like to share my experiences safeguarding the Fa and saving people. Please correct me if there is anything inappropriate in my sharing.
1. Safeguarding the Fa with dignity and disintegrating the persecution
I went to Beijing in 2000 to appeal for Dafa after the persecution started, as many other practitioners did. After returning from Beijing, I was arrested and jailed in a local detention center. The policemen demanded that I write a guarantee letter to renounce Dafa. Instead, I wrote that I will “cultivate forever and never give up.” They were afraid that my solid mind would influence other practitioners in the detention center, so they transferred me to another detention center and threatened to send me to a labor camp.
When I entered the detention center, I instinctively seized the hand of the chief. The big guy was shocked and tried to get free of my grip. Many policemen came to help him. They pulled at my arms. I held on tightly like a lock, and nobody was able to pull me away.
They asked what I wanted. I said, “I am taking him to jail with me. No good people should be jailed there. But you guys trample on the laws and morality. I am a Falun Dafa practitioner and obey the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, yet you are going to send me to jail. Hmm, I guess this big guy is a good man—he looks like a good man, so I am taking him to jail with me.”
The chief asked me, “Did I break any law?” I said, “You've killed people and set people's houses on fire.” He complained loudly, “I've never.” I said, “My Master teaches us to be good people, improve our moral standards, and be considerate of others. I have never broken any laws, but I am here now. Who should I cry out to for justice?”
Many policemen surrounded us, but nobody could unlock my grip on his hand. My family members arrived. They asked the police what law I had broken. The dozens of officers there were speechless. The head of local 610 Office came, too, but he didn't know what to do. Finally, they had to release me. I went home with my family.
2. Saving people who work in law enforcement
A few years ago, the local 610 Office assigned two policemen to watch me every day. I decided to clarify the truth to them. At that time, fellow practitioners dropped truth-clarifying materials in front of my house every day, so I gave some of the materials to the policemen. They liked reading them. After a while, they seemed like they could not even live without the materials. They asked me for booklets every day because they wanted to learn what Falun Gong really is. They also told me that I need to submit all the materials I found in front of my house to local government offices. This requirement opened the door for me to clarify the truth to the government officials.
One day, I got a flyer that was an open letter from practitioners to law enforcement officials. “Great. This is perfect,” I thought. “I need to give it to them as soon as possible, and let them know the truth so they won't follow Jiang Zemin.” I didn't treat the people working in law enforcement as enemies. Instead, I believed that they were people who were deceived by the lies and also needed to be saved. Master wants me to save them.
I made many copies of the flyer, put them with stacks of other materials, and visited many government offices. I gave a stack of materials to each office, including the mayor's office, the police department, the Procuratorate, the court, detention centers, and township offices. I also visited many schools. I asked the officials to read the materials carefully, and told them that everybody has the right to make the choice for his own future.
Most officials were happy to receive the Falun Gong materials. They promised me that they would read them carefully. Sometimes, security guards at the gates tried to stop me. I always told them, “Your leaders have told me that I must submit all the Falun Gong materials to them. Don't stop me. You will be blessed if you know the truth of Falun Gong. Moreover, I am not trying to sneak into your building. I am going to meet your leaders openly. What are you afraid of?” They then let me in.
“Compassion is an enormous energy, the energy of righteous gods. The more compassion that is present, the greater this energy becomes, and it can disintegrate anything that is bad.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference”)
When we try to save people with compassion, they can sense our compassion; the evil components in their human notions will not be able to interfere, because the evil will be constrained by heavenly laws.
3. Master's protection and miracles
When I went to Beijing in 2000 to appeal for Dafa, a policeman tried to punch me. At that time, Master put me on a Falun. When the police tried to kick me, my body turned away quickly and automatically.
I refused to tell the Beijing police my true name, so they sent to me to a police station in Liaoning province. The policemen beat me badly, but Master set up a gold hood that covered me. They beat me from 3pm to midnight. At the surface level, my body was badly injured. But I didn't feel much pain. In contrast, the policemen who beat me had hurt their hands and feet. Some of them even rolled on the ground in pain and shouted, “Falun Gong forgive me, Falun Gong help me!” I then clarified the truth to them. They stopped torturing me and promised to treat Dafa disciples kindly in the future. They promised they would not follow the persecution policies.
Another time, I was jailed at a brainwashing center that was directly supervised by the central government. I sent forth righteous thoughts directed toward the head of the center. He screamed and said golden light was shooting at him, making him dizzy. He ran away and did not dare to see me again.
I have been arrested and jailed in different places many times since 1999, including detention centers, police stations, labor camps, and brainwashing centers. If it wasn't for Master's protection, each tribulation would have killed me. But as long as Dafa disciples have firm belief in Master and the Fa in such harsh environments, Master will protect us so that we can pass the test. Moreover, I clearly felt that my xinxing level improved every time I passed a test. Master's protection always makes me burst into tears, and it encourages me to solidly cultivate and do the three things well.
Being considerate of others and not complaining
Whenever I was jailed, some policemen would praise me as “a hero” and admire and show respect to me. I always told them, “My Master is not leading us for some kind of social or political revolution. He leads us in cultivation. Our goal is to improve our levels and return to our true selves. I am no so-called hero. I am a particle of Dafa.”
I also told them how great and benevolent our Master is, and how great and indestructible Dafa is. I told them not to persecute Falun Gong practitioners, because it will bring harm to themselves. The policemen told me that they can sense my compassion, and many of them started to treat practitioners kindly.
Once in a while, I clarified the truth in public with a fellow practitioner every morning. When we encountered danger and policemen tried to arrest us, that practitioner always ran away. I have Master's words in my mind: “just by remaining unmoved you could handle all situations.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Canada Fa Conference”). I maintained strong righteous thoughts and asked Master for help. Then, I clarified the truth to the police officers. With the strong wish to save the police, I always passed the test. I was never trapped or in real danger.
After these incidents, I never complained about that practitioner, and continued to cooperate with him in clarifying the truth. I also thanked him for giving me opportunities to improve my xinxing.
Every time I clarify the truth in public, I have the strong belief that Master sends me to those people, and that no evil forces will dare touch me. I know that when I talk to people, Master's Fashen is with me. All kinds of righteous divine beings are also protecting me when I am doing the three things in the human world. There is nothing in my mind except for following Master's teachings and saving people.
In my 19 years of cultivation, Master has given me too much, and there is no language I can use to express my appreciation. All I can do is to cultivate diligently, do the three things well, and follow Master home, for this is what Master really wants.