Different Actions Have Different Results
(Minghui.org) I was clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa with Xiuwen [alias] in a business district on August 18, 2017, when someone reported us to the police. Although I was aware that the police were coming, I thought it was a good opportunity to talk to people about my faith.
I said to the bystanders, “We are Falun Dafa practitioners advising you to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. The Party has committed many crimes and they will be eliminated one of these days. Therefore, if you do not withdraw your membership, you will go down with them.”
I read them a story from the flier about a mayor who withdrew from the CCP while traveling outside of China. I let them know that every day thousands of Chinese people withdraw from the Party.
Some people nodded as I spoke. When the police arrived, some tried to persuade the officers to leave us alone. I was not afraid, since I had the opportunity to speak in public to so many people.
Refusing to Cooperate
When we arrived at the police station, a female officer opened my bag. I asked her, “Do you have a search warrant?” She was silent. There were a few amulets in the bag, along with a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and a few copies of the Minghui Weekly.
I said, “I am glad that you have a chance to see these. They are for saving people. Please do not damage them, or you may receive retribution. Over 6,000 police officers have died as a result of being involved in persecuting Falun Gong.” She said that she would not damage any of them.
In the meantime, I kept sending forth righteous thoughts. A supervisor soon came and told his subordinates to log us into the register. I said, “Just let us go. There is nothing to register. We didn’t do anything wrong.”
An officer then took Xiuwen to another room. I continued sending righteous thoughts and reciting the Fa in my mind. An hour later, Xiuwen came out and said to me. “We can go home after we register.” I knew that Xiuwen had been deceived. Soon after, she was taken to a detention center.
I remembered what Master taught us,
“No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil’s demands, orders, or what it instigates.” (“Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Another practitioner had also advised me to never cooperate.
When an officer asked for my name, address, and age, I refused to answer. She said, “I thought you guys practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” I replied, “This is different.”
She asked if my family knew what I was doing, and how I got the pamphlets. I refused to answer her questions, and told her that based on her actions she was committing a crime. She said that she did not care about incurring more bad karma. I reminded her of what is written in the constitution about freedom of belief. She did not say a word.
She told me to sign a document, but I refused. She said, “Just write, ‘I don’t want to sign.’ That will be fine, too.” I wrote, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Those who protect Falun Dafa will be rewarded, and those who persecute Falun Dafa practitioners will receive retribution.”
I sent forth righteous thoughts at 5:00 p.m., and said that it was time for me to go home. A police officer told me that I would not be released since I did not tell them anything.
I thought, “What you say is unimportant, everything will be decided by my Master. I want to go home, Master!” I was released soon after.
I went to the same place as the day of my arrest, to clarify the truth to people.
“For a cultivator, looking within is a magical tool.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference IX)
When I got home, I looked inward to find why I was reported and arrested. I realized that I still had deep-rooted fear, and an attachment to doing things. I sometimes went out without having studied the Fa well.
Although I started talking to people about Dafa in 2004, I still had a lot of fear. I was sometimes satisfied to simply hand out fliers, without actually talking to people and helping them more fully understand Dafa. I was depending on external factors, instead of improving my xinxing. I will do better going forward.