University Official Rebukes Police for Detaining Me—and Other Stories from My Journey of Speaking Out for Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) I was arrested one year after the Chinese Communist Party launched the persecution of Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa). During my detention at various places, I made good use of every opportunity to tell people why I must seek justice for Falun Gong and why people should sever ties with the CCP.
Many came to understand that the CCP lacks legal basis in its persecution and there is nothing wrong with practitioners following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be good people. The Party Secretary of my university even rebuked the detention center guards, saying, “Why do you imprison such a good person?”
“You Are Our Hope!”
I went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong in 2000 with some fellow practitioners from Chongqing.
We were unlawfully arrested and taken back to Chongqing. On the train, the officers who were escorting us back played cards noisily while littering the floor with scraps of food and rubbish. The train crew warned them to mind their conduct.
We kept our passenger car very clean and tidy. It was very quiet and peaceful. As we were getting off the train, a young crew member gave us a thumbs up and said, “You are our hope!”
Young Police Guards Moved by My Story
I was detained in Baihelin Detention Center in Shapingba of Chongqing. One day two young police guards asked me why I went to Beijing.
I told them that the founder of Falun Gong teaches us to cultivate by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and to strive to become good people in society. I also told them that I had suffered from peptic ulcers and chronic atrophic gastritis for over twenty years, and hospitals could not do anything for me. However, my health problems disappeared through practicing Falun Gong.
University Official Rebukes Police for Detaining Me
I was transferred to Xishanping Detention Center because I refused to renounce Falun Gong.
I’m a retired university lecturer. One day the party secretary of the retirement section of my university came to see me with another colleague. When the prison guard took me to meet them, the party secretary said to the guard in a serious tone, “Why do you imprison such a good person from our university?” The guard had no reply.
Colleagues Follow My Example in Quitting the Party
Before I retired, every year when it was promotion time, there was always fierce competition and arguments among my colleagues. I never joined such competitions or fought for personal gain.
After July 20, 1999 when Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Gong, the CCP secretary of our university asked me one day, “Do you want to stay in the Party or practice Falun Gong?” I said firmly, “I choose to practice Falun Gong.”
At the meeting when the announcement was made that I had quit the CCP, my colleagues said to me, “A good person like you has quit the Party. What’s point of us staying in?”
Inmate Feels Renewed after Transcribing Falun Gong Teachings
The inmate whose bed was next to mine was a drug addict and a university student from Dazu County. He knew that I practiced Falun Gong.
One day, he asked me if I could recite a paragraph of Falun Gong teachings for him. So I recited “Lunyu” from Zhuan Falun. He said he wanted to write it down, so I recited it again sentence by sentence as he wrote it down. Afterwards, he said to me: “I feel like I’ve changed into a new person.”
Skeptical Relative Becomes a Believer
In the years following my release, I continued to tell people about Falun Gong and the persecution. Two relatives of mine in particular received blessings after they showed support for Falun Gong.
The first relative ran into me one day and said excitedly, “The Falun Gong amulet you gave me really works wonders!” I asked him what happened, and he told me, “I was riding my motorbike the other day, but I accidentally went off the road into a ravine. My motorbike was smashed up, but I survived with no injuries.”
I remembered that over a month earlier, I had met him and told him about Falun Gong. He said that he hadn’t joined any of the CCP organizations, but he didn’t believe in Falun Gong either. Still, I gave him a Falun Gong amulet and told him to put the amulet in his wallet and keep it with him to keep him safe. He reluctantly accepted the amulet. He never expected that the amulet would have saved his life not long after. Now, his family of four firmly supports Falun Gong.
Dying Relative Regains Health
I have another relative who came to visit me, looking very fragile. He said, “I’m in my 70s now and in poor health. My family has already bought me a piece of burial ground and a coffin. I won’t be around much longer.”
I played the Falun Dafa musical piece “Pudu” for him and asked if he liked it. He said it was very nice. I then told him more about the persecution of Falun Gong and the movement to quit the CCP. He listened very attentively and agreed to quit the CCP organizations. I also told him to recite “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He agreed.
The next time he came to visit, he had regained good health and looked very happy.