88-Year-Old Practitioner Avoids Surveillance, Removes Propaganda
(Minghui.org) I am 88 years old and I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1997. I would like to share my experience of removing slanderous bulletin boards with the help of righteous thoughts.
Our local Political and Legal Affairs Committee designed a bulletin board in 2013 that slandered Falun Dafa. The board was full of lies and defamed Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, and others like it were distributed to every neighborhood committee for posting on streets and residential lanes.
I decided to destroy these boards to keep people's minds from being poisoned.
“As a Dafa disciple, everything of yours is formed by Dafa and is the most righteous, and it can only be that [you] rectify everything that is not righteous.” (“Dafa is Indestructible” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
After studying the Fa, I was determined to eliminate my fear. We practitioners are the most righteous, so how can we be afraid of evil? Actually, the evil is afraid of us.
The next day I collected my tools and left home after midnight. On my way I sent forth strong righteous thoughts.
“I am rooted in the universe. If anyone can harm you, he or she would be able to harm me. Put simply, that person would be able to harm this universe.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
After I arrived, I took out a tool and quickly removed the bulletin board, folded it, and put it away. This made a disturbance, so I immediately sent righteous thoughts to allow me to remain undetected. I then headed to the place I had chosen during the day to destroy the board.
During that time, I removed a bulletin board every few days. I usually took a bus to a new area and then, after spotting the board, I would observe the surroundings and come up with a plan for its removal and disposal. I destroyed 27 bulletin boards within a few months, which meant far fewer sentient beings would be poisoned. This also encouraged local practitioners.
The 27 boards were spread out over a wide area, and the impact of removing them was undeniable. Officers in the Political and Legal Affairs Committee and police departments were especially panicked when they could not see or catch anyone. That made them resolved to catch the “mystery person.”
Personnel were dispatched for around-the-clock surveillance near the remaining bulletin boards. They installed lights at the crossroads leading to the bulletin boards and had plainclothes officers stationed in nearby vans.
A slanderous board with words painted on a plastic sheet was nailed to the wall at the end of a road. There was a tree next to it, and across the street was a security headquarters with many vehicles. A noodle shop was about 50 meters away.
When I arrived at 3 a.m., a white car was parked next to the board. I had sent forth righteous thoughts on my way, so I quickly approached the board. Suddenly, the car's alarm went off. I quickly retreated to adjust my mindset and observe the surroundings. The guard at the entrance to the security headquarters was still busy with his work, and the customers at the noodle shop did not seem to hear the alarm, either.
I had no fear and walked quietly towards the board again. Before I got close to the board, the car alarm went off again, so I retreated. I looked around, but people still did not hear the alarm.
I sent righteous thoughts to silence the alarm, and in my mind I asked Master to help strengthen my righteous thoughts. Sure enough, this time when I went up to the board and even touched the car, the alarm was not triggered. I quickly used a knife to tear down the plastic sheet and put it under my arm. After arriving home, I knelt in front of Master's portrait in gratitude.
But there were still more boards in other places. A metal board was nailed to the hallway of a neighborhood committee office. Outside the building and to the left was an industry and business management office, with a guard at the entrance day and night; to the right was a kindergarten. There was only one way to get to the neighborhood committee office, which was directly in the guard's line of sight.
I arrived at the alley after midnight and sent righteous thoughts to enter undetected. I confidently walked past the entrance of the management office and entered the hallway of the neighborhood committee. I removed the metal board with a pair of pliers, stomped it into small clumps, placed it under my arm, and left.
A van was parked near the entrance of the management office. I walked behind it to avoid rousing the guard. Later, I realized this was a human notion. When I got to the alley entrance, the guard came out of the office and looked around. I thought he noticed me and might have reported to the police.
But I remained very calm and sent righteous thoughts to prevent anyone from seeing or pursuing me. I walked leisurely towards the river. As I approached it, a car drove up from behind. I continued to walk calmly and the car zoomed past. When I got to the river, I threw the slanderous material into the water.
I learned a lesson: When I used human notions to avoid the guard, I did not succeed. Therefore, as cultivators, whatever we do, we should think of Master and the Fa. Only then can we truly get things done.