(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 2003 and started letting people about Dafa and the persecution in 2009. I carry informational materials about Dafa every day, including flyers, DVDs, CDs, and brochures. No matter how bad the weather, or how people treat us, fellow practitioners and I persistently distribute these materials in the streets, markets, parks, train stations, and residential areas.

Coming Out of My Shell

I'm a quiet person and rarely take the initiative to greet strangers, but I knew I had to change my personality to let people know about Dafa and the persecution.

I talked to an elderly man one morning. He was very grateful for the information I gave him, and said that he had met someone very important, referring to me. The man said goodbye by pressing his hands together in front of his chest. I was very touched. I knew Master was giving me encouragement through this man's gratitude.

Elderly people were the only ones I dared to approach at first. I realized that I must break through this limitation and start talking to people of all ages and backgrounds.

A young man was walking in a park one day. I summoned up the courage to greet him and said, “How are you, young man? I want to share a good brochure with you. Read it. It will bring you blessings and safety.” The young man accepted the Dafa brochure.

I continued to ask him if he had quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. He said he hadn't. I told him how Party officials are so corrupt and how they have harmed the nation's morality.

“The CCP has caused 80 million unnatural deaths through its political movements,” I said. “That is more than the total number of deaths from the both World Wars. Jiang Zemin launched a brutal persecution against Falun Dafa in 1999, and is responsible for harvesting organs from living practitioners for profit. Buddhists have a saying that evil will be punished. Quit the CCP so you won't perish with it!”

The young man listened carefully before answering. “I used to be a naughty boy and didn't join any of their organizations in school, but I do believe in Buddhas.” I told him that I hope he can receive protection from Buddhas. I gave him a DVD of Shen Yun and told him to share it with his family and friends. He thanked me.

My conversation with the young man gave me confidence to talk to more young people.

I asked another young man, “Have you heard about quitting the CCP?” He said he hadn't. I told him, “CCP officials like Zhou Yongkang, Xu Caihou, Bo Xilai, Li Dongsheng and Wang Lijun persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners and were involved in harvesting their organs for profit under the direction of Jiang Zemin. All of them have now been thrown in prison. It is a heavenly law that wicked people will be punished. More than 200,000 people have filed criminal complaints against Jiang. I hope you and your family will be blessed with safety by withdrawing from the CCP's organizations.”

The young man agreed to quit, as he had joined the Communist Youth League and the Young Pioneers. I also explained how he could help his wife and child publish their withdrawals on the Internet if they decided to quit as well. He thanked me sincerely.

I sent forth righteous thoughts so that I would not miss anyone who wanted to quit the CCP.

I saw a well-dressed man who looked like he might be an official, and handed him a brochure about the lawsuits against Jiang. I asked him, “Sir, have you read this brochure? Take a look.” He accepted the brochure politely and thanked me. I asked if he had joined the CCP. He replied that he had, so I told him about the tide of people quitting the CCP's organizations, and hoped he would choose a bright future for himself. He solemnly said, “Yes, please help me quit.” I was so happy for him for making this choice!

This gave me greater confidence in talking to people, and I soon stopped choosing who to approach to talk to about Dafa. I seized all opportunities, so that I wouldn't miss any chance to help offer people the chance of salvation.

Police Can't Force My Fingerprint on Their Documents

I was arrested on April 18, 2015, for talking to people about Dafa. I maintained strong righteous thoughts and told Master in my mind, “I will behave as your true disciple!” I kept sending forth righteous thoughts and reciting the Fa in my mind.

The police tried to forcibly take my fingerprints, but I refused to cooperate. Two policemen grabbed my arms and pulled on them. I clenched my fists and resisted their force.

One policeman pulled my right thumb back 180 degrees. It felt like my bone broke. The pain made me fall to the floor. I immediately said to my thumb, “Don't worry. Everything's fine.” My thumb returned to its normal position, and the pain stopped right away. I stood up and told the officer, “A Dafa practitioner won't do anything that our Master has told us not to do.”

I began to recite Master's poem aloud:

“Disciples’ righteous thoughts are strongMaster has the power to turn the tide”(“Master-Disciple Grace” in Hong Ying II)

The policemen pulled on my arms again, but still couldn't take my fingerprints. They the pushed me into a chair, and asked where I got the brochures. I wouldn't answer their questions, but continued to tell them about Dafa. They eventually became absorbed in what I had to say, and gave up on trying to get my fingerprints.

The young officer who twisted my thumb asked, “How is your finger? I didn't mean to hurt you.” I replied, “Its fine, thanks. I don't hate you for what you did, but my thumb would've been broken if I wasn't a Dafa practitioner.”

I then told them about my experience of staying safe in a car accident.

About a month after I started practicing Falun Dafa, my family and I were in a car that skidded off the road and rolled over into a ditch. The windshield was shattered, but all five of us were safe. We realized that Master had protected us.

I told the policemen that Falun Dafa is a great cultivation practice that has been terribly wronged. The young officer kept nodding. He said from the bottom of his heart, “Falun Dafa is good!” I replied, “Yes. Repeat what you have just said and you will be blessed with safety too.”

Master's words came in my mind,

“If he is able to let go of life and death, he is a god; if he isn’t able to let go of life and death, he is human.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia”)

I was so touched by Master's words that I almost wept. I sincerely thanked Master for his protection. Master had even taken my pain away.

Held in a Detention Center

A practitioner and I were held a detention center for 10 days. I thought, “Since I'm here, I will do what I should do.” I recited the Fa, sent forth righteous thoughts, and searched my heart for any attachments.

I found my selfishness, arrogance, harboring grievances, lust, jealousy, zealotry, showing off, etc. I was determined to correct myself through cultivation in Dafa, and not to leave any loopholes for the old forces to take advantage of.

The chief of the police department visited the detention center one day, and happened to talk about Falun Dafa while I was nearby.

I asked him, “Have you ever been to Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau? Did you see the practitioners and banners on the streets there?” He said, “Yes, most of them were elderly or sick.”

“Falun Dafa is a cultivation practice of the Buddha school,” I replied. “People of all different backgrounds in many countries practice Dafa, including some in positions of leadership of a nation. Many have received higher education. There are some young people and children as well. It has improved people's health and uplifted morality. Buddha Law is a superior science. Many scientists, including Einstein, eventually came to believe in the existence of gods.”

He asked me why I distributed Dafa brochures. I told him that too many people had been deceived by the CCP's propaganda, and that I hope they will remain safe when the disasters arrive. It is out of compassion that I hand out the brochures.

He was speechless and hurried to leave.

I took every opportunity during my time in the detention center to tell others about Falun Dafa and the persecution.

I have kept Master's Fa in my mind over my years. Step by step, I have eliminated my mentality of shyness and picking and choosing who to speak with. I clarify the facts about Dafa to everyone, because Master has mentioned that all people were at one time related to him, and because everyone has family members waiting to hear about Dafa.