The Power of Righteous Thoughts
(Minghui.org) More than a dozen practitioners work at my factory. Together, we study Dafa books, do the exercises, clarify the truth to people, share our cultivation experiences, and help each other raise our xinxing levels.
The city’s domestic security officers showed up at the factory in November 2007 and illegally arrested six practitioners and shut down the factory. The officers ordered everyone to remain silent and forbade anyone to talk on their cellphones. They asked each person if they practiced Falun Dafa and about their relationships with practitioners. Some employees were so scared they cried.
The officers split themselves into two teams. One team ransacked my house and my son's house. The other team searched the entire factory including the beds where employees slept. They confiscated employee belongings, 60,000 yuan that was just withdrawn from the bank to pay the salaries of employees, factory vehicles, delivery trucks, and large quantities of goods and supplies.
I was taken to the police station and handcuffed to an iron chair. I sent forth righteous thoughts to clear the bad elements in my dimension. My mind was empty with no distracting thoughts, and I sent forth righteous thoughts until 4:00 p.m.
The officers who searched my house and the factory came to the police station. They released me from the chair and asked me to sign some documents. Some of them commented, “He is a good person.” The team leader also told me, “You are a good person. We brought strips of seals and planned to seal the factory. But we are not going to take any action for the time being.”
I was then taken to the hospital for a physical examination. They measured my blood pressure several times, and the results were high, around 220 to 230. I was initially supposed to be transferred to the forced labor camp, but after the team leader saw the blood pressure results, I was taken to the brainwashing center instead.
A state security agent talked to me the next day. I told him about Falun Dafa and the persecution. He put a bottle of tranquilizer on the table, implying that he would take care of me. I saw it, but did not pay attention to it.
A longtime friend brought my wife to the brainwashing center to visit me the third day.
My friend cried when he saw me. “You should not sacrifice the business that took decades to build because you want to continue to practice Falun Dafa.”
My wife cried as well. “You don't care about your factory, your house, and your family,” she said. “You just think about yourself. Do you know what has happened to the factory? The vehicles are gone, the money is gone, and the employees are gone. There is chaos everywhere.”
Tears rolled down my cheeks, but I immediately realized that I should not be moved. I stopped the tears and kept reciting, “Fame, gain, emotion—cultivate each away, And ascend to the Firmament at Consummation, ...” (“Success at Consummation” from Hong Yin)
I could not hear anything else they said, and I recited the verses until my heart was calm and my mind empty.
By then, the state security agent came into the room. He told me, “I heard your conversation. Don't be stubborn. Think about your business, your family, and your future.”
I told them to go home, and said I knew what I was going to do.
Brainwashing sessions were held daily at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Practitioners were taken to a room and forced to watch videos slandering Master Li Hongzhi and Dafa. The walls were plastered with cartoon drawings smearing Master and Dafa as well. And each day, we were required to submit a “thought report.”
When I first went to the video room, I tried not to look at the cartoon drawings on the walls. I kept sending forth righteous thoughts toward the television, to disintegrate the evil elements and to stop the video from playing.
The video was still playing 50 minutes later. I asked Master to help strengthen my righteous thoughts. Fifteen minutes later, the image was pixelated and started to shake. Then the sound and the video stopped playing. Because every room in the brainwashing center was monitored, the video manager knew the television was not working, so he ordered all practitioners to return to their rooms.
After we returned to our rooms, I tearfully told other practitioners, “We should not allow them to slander Master and Dafa. Let's all send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil elements and stop the television from playing.”
The technician changed the tape and ordered us back to the video room. This time, all the practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts, and the video stopped playing in less than 30 minutes. This went on for several days, and the technician could not figure out why the television was malfunctioning. The same thing happened when they played ordinary tapes.
Our righteous thoughts then grew stronger, and we had more confidence. We tried to undo the locks from inside of our rooms in the evenings so that we could meet and share our understandings.
We decided to send forth righteous thoughts as a group while being forced to watch the video until it stopped playing. We also decided to send forth righteous thoughts as a group 30 minutes after lunch and 1 hour before bed time to disintegrate the brainwashing center and eliminate the evil beings in other dimensions.
We shared our thoughts a few days later, and I pointed out that we should not write the daily “thought reports” required by the brainwashing center. One practitioner said we should just write fake reports so that we can be released earlier. I said we should believe in Master and Dafa in a dignified manner and not lie. We finished sharing around midnight.
The next day, the practitioner who suggested we write fake reports had lots of blisters on his lips. He asked me if it was because he had said the wrong thing, and I replied, “We should always say and do things according to the standards of the Fa.”
While sending forth righteous thoughts one day at the television, the image on the video was pixelated and shaking again. The person's head on the screen then separated from his body and fell to the floor. All the practitioners witnessed it, and we understood that Master was encouraging us to do better in standing up for Dafa.
I realized from this incident that Master is always with us, and the strength of our righteous thoughts plays an important role during crucial moments.
Master said, “When disciples have ample righteous thoughts, Master has the power to turn back the tide” (“The Master-Disciple Bond” from Hong Yin Vol. II)
I had a severe heart problem one day, and my blood pressure was around 230 (an illusion created by Master). I was taken by ambulance to the hospital's emergency room. They forced me to have an intravenous injection, and I asked Master to help by preventing the medication from entering my body. The head of the brainwashing center consulted with the 610 Office and the domestic security division, then notified my family to take me home.
I returned home after spending nine days at the brainwashing center. And it was then that I discovered what they meant when they said I was a good person: When the police searched my house, they found a receipt for a 20,000 yuan donation I made to the village committee to help the poor in 1991. They verified the authenticity of the receipt with the village committee. The village leader confirmed the donation and said I also helped fund the construction of the village school and thanked the teachers with gifts every year. The neighbors also vouched for me.
The police also talked to the village committee where the factory is located. The village officials said that after my factory was built, I delivered birthday cakes to elderly people over the age of 60 every year.
The domestic security officers took money and goods valued at 560,000 yuan. I mentioned this in the lawsuit I filed against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party, who launched the persecution of Falun Dafa. The letter was sent to China's Supreme People's Court and Supreme People's Procuratorate.
During all of my experiences, the reason I encountered obstacles and tribulations was because I failed to cultivate according to the standard of the Fa and did not look inward when faced with problems.