(Minghui.org) I hosted a Fa study group in my home. Local practitioners came to read the Fa with me after my wife left for work. I did not tell her about it. I believed that I did not cultivate well and had not corrected the environment in my home yet, so I was afraid she would not be happy if she knew.

My Wife Called the 610 Office

When our group was studying the Fa together on March 25, 2013, my wife came home early. When she saw the practitioners in our home, she got angry. She shouted and screamed at me after they left. She called the Party secretary where I worked and wanted him to ask the 610 Office in my hometown to come arrest me.

Before she returned home from work the next day, the head of the 610 Office and four others showed up at my door. He told me that they had come by plane.

They demanded to know what my group had talked about.

I said, "What do you mean? A few of our friends had come over and we were chatting.” He said, “Stop the nonsense. Your wife saw you. Why would people sit on the floor and chat?”

He then added, "I'm busy. We will take you away as soon as your wife comes home. We have already finished all the paperwork to take you in.”

They wanted to take me to the brainwashing center in my hometown.

Rejecting the Persecution

I was very calm and kept in mind Master’s teaching,

“‘I'm Li Hongzhi's disciple, I don't want other arrangements or acknowledge them’--then they won't dare to do that. So it can all be resolved.” ("Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference")

I said to myself, “What you say does not count. You are not qualified to arrest me!” I sent righteous thought to disintegrate all the evil factors and lives behind them, so I could stop them from persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. I kept the thought that I would correct my shortcomings based on the Fa and not acknowledge the persecution. I also asked Master to strengthen me.

As the head of the domestic security division watched my door, the deputy ransacked my home. He checked my MP5 player and my computer for Falun Gong information. While he searched, I sent righteous thoughts that he would not find anything--and, indeed, he did not.

They also called my wife, and she rushed home. The head of the 610 Office told her, “We are taking your husband and have already bought his airline ticket. He should return in about 20 days. I hope you will work with us.”

She said, “You can take him away, but our family will fall apart. Why do you want to bring him back here then? He is all yours!”

Startled at my wife's change of attitude from when she called, the head of the 610 Office and the domestic security division head whispered to each other and then said, "There's not enough room here. Let’s go to the hotel to talk." My wife went with us.

“You should have learned the facts about Falun Gong”

On the way to the hotel, I kept sending righteous thoughts. At the hotel, the head of the 610 Office said to me, "I talked to our superior. As long as you write a guarantee statement to give up the practice, we can let you go.”

I said, "As a citizen, I have a legal right to practice Falun Gong. Practicing Falun Gong improves one's health. I had multiple illnesses. They all went away after I started practicing. Over the past 14 years, I have never taken any medications. These are the iron-clad facts! Also, practicing Falun Gong improves a person's sense of honesty. I worked in accounting. After I started cultivating Falun Gong, I did not accept any bribes and took nothing home from work that was not mine.

“You have been dealing with practitioners for many years and should know the truth about Falun Gong by now! The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has committed a terrible crime by persecuting Falun Gong! You should stop doing the evil for them!”

The 610 Office head went silent for a moment and said that he was hungry and invited my wife and me to dinner.

The Right Thing to Do

It was just before six p.m., the time for all practitioners worldwide to send righteous thoughts together. I told them to go and that I wanted to be alone for a moment. They ignored me, but at dinner I refused to eat and told them to eat without me.

I sat down and sent righteous thoughts. I felt that Master was with me, and I felt the power of righteous thoughts from practitioners worldwide! I felt surrounded by energy.

After about 20 minutes, the head of the 610 Office could not stand it anymore. He said, “I can feel that you are sending righteous thoughts. My head hurts. Please stop. I will not take you away and will not ask you to write a guarantee statement.”

I told him that was the right thing to do and that he could have a good future only if he made the right choices.

My Wife Changed after She Experienced the Power of Righteous Thoughts

Back home after dinner, my wife told me, “I just wanted to scare you by calling them. I did not expect they would really come--and so fast. They are really a bunch of idiots!

“As I was eating, I felt pins and needles in my scalp. I saw beads of sweat on the Party secretary's forehead. Before he finished eating, he went looking for his pills. I also saw that the domestic security division head could not speak right, and the department head was muddleheaded. I was wondering about it, because they did not seem to be drinking much. Then I realized that it was you who was sending righteous thoughts! I would not have known it if the head of the 610 Office had not mentioned it!”

I said, “Yes! My master was with me and strengthening my righteous thoughts all the time. Once the CCP's evil spirits and rotten ghosts who were manipulating them were eliminated, they could be their true selves. Master was compassionate and stopped them from doing evil to save themselves--and you. If they took me away, you would create huge karma for yourself!”

Since then, my wife’s attitude toward Falun Gong has changed. She now lets me talk to her about Falun Gong and the persecution. The group still studies the Fa in our home. I continue to make materials to tell people about Falun Gong and the persecution. Fellow practitioners continue to give me lists of names of people who want to quit the CCP, so I can send them to the Epoch Times website. And all our practitioners continue to do what we should do.