We Must Follow the Fa Principles
(Minghui.org) I have experienced many hardships and tribulations since I started practicing Falun Dafa in 2007, but I have also witnessed the miraculous power of Dafa.
Managing to Escape Unseen
Seven Falun Dafa practitioners and I were at a Fa study group when the police suddenly burst in. I told police about Dafa and sent forth righteous thoughts to stop them from committing a crime against practitioners.
I then asked Master to protect me and help me escape. Although there were more than 20 police officers, none of them noticed me leaving. All the other practitioners were either incarcerated in a detention center, prison or forced labor camp.
I was forced to leave my hometown as the police were looking for me. I went to another city where I helped the practitioners there distribute Falun Dafa informational materials in remote areas that the local practitioners had not yet reached.
My Steadfast Faith Helps Me Overcome Discourteous Behavior
It occurred to me that being away from home was not right, and that I should help people know about Falun Dafa in my area. I shared my understanding with a practitioner who had been away from home for several years.
“...you often emphasize the results instead of fully explaining to them the facts that you should explain...” (“Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference III)
We wrote a long article, explaining the facts about the persecution, which included details about the self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square.
I made many copies and distributed them to various county governmental and legal departments, as well as the local 610 Office.
The director of the 610 Office confronted me. I told him about Dafa and the persecution, but I was not compassionate and acted discourteously. My words angered him, and he threatened to take me to a brainwashing center.
“I am not afraid,” I said. “If you send me there, I will file a lawsuit against you.” I was firm in my belief and my heart was not moved.
The director then changed his attitude and left me alone.
Negating the Old Forces' Arrangements
When I was distributing Dafa informational materials in a residential area with another practitioner in 2015, I was harassed, beaten and reported to the police.
I told the officers about Dafa and constantly sent forth righteous thoughts. However, I believed that it was difficult to negate the persecution because I was taken into custody with hundreds of Dafa pamphlets on me, and there were a lot of arrests of practitioners going on in that area.
I thought that I would end up in jail, so I said in my mind, that I would accept whatever Master arranged for me and negate anything the old forces arranged. I indeed let go of life and death at that moment.
After I told the officers about my cultivation experiences they released me.
“...as long as you go by Dafa, go by what Master has told you, you will have a path to walk, and that will be something nobody can change. But the path will be very narrow—narrow to the extent that only if you are extremely righteous will things work out and will you manage to save people. Only if you can go about things in an extremely righteous manner will there be no problems.” (“What is a Dafa Disciple” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference XI)
I once had a dream where the police were watching me distribute Dafa materials. I tried to hide, but it seemed impossible. The police were everywhere and lions, tigers and wolves walked alongside them.
My fear had to go, so I started to walk in a noble manner. The police then moved aside and prevented the animals from attacking me.
I realized that the old forces see our every thought and action clearly in other dimensions, but as long as we behave in accordance with the Fa the old forces will not dare to persecute us.
“...there is a path that you will be able to walk through to completion. It is a path that has to meet the requirements, and only that way will the sentient beings of the cosmos admire you and not be able to interfere; will your path be free of problems; and will your journey go smoothly.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference XI)
Having the Right Mindset When Saving People
One of our local practitioners was arrested while distributing Dafa materials in another city. After we learned that she was going to be put on trial, I decided to write a deposition for her defense.
However, due to intimidation from the authorities, her family and another practitioner were unable to present the document to the court, detention center or the 610 Office.
After looking within, I realized that I did not have compassion for those in the legal departments when preparing the document.
I amended the deposition and included facts about Dafa, the persecution and karmic retribution. Three practitioners and I then visited the respective legal departments.
We sent forth righteous thoughts and informed the staff there about Dafa.
The documents were accepted for the case.