Police Officers are Also Victims of the Persecution
(Minghui.org) After practicing Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) I returned to good health and improved my moral standard.
Before I began practicing Falun Gong, I worked in the barber shop of a large enterprise and later opened my own shop. As a Falun Gong practitioner I followed the practice’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I was kind to my clients, provided good service, and worked to continually improve my level of service.
Although my shop was at a remote location I never lacked customers. My customers included people from every walk of life, from company directors and mangers, teachers, students, police officers, and government officers to workers and farmers.
I often played a DVD to introduce the facts about Falun Gong for my customers, hoping that they quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. On the wall was a calendar showing the two sentences “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I also put Falun Gong informational materials on the chairs for customers to read.
When I talked to customers about Falun Gong, I first shared stories from my own cultivation. If the customer did not mind listening, I clarified the truth about Falun Gong. Sometimes I progressed very slowly and tried to eliminate any lies and wrong notions from their minds by using different perspectives.
After some time, I sold my business and became a helper at a barber shop operated by one of my students. This allowed me to clarify the facts about Dafa to more people.
Treading Carefully with a Police Officer
One of my previous customers came to my student’s shop, and asked me to do his hair.
“I first met her in a factory with a few thousand people,” he said. “I haven’t heard even once a bad comment about her.”
Not all customers wanted to hear about Falun Gong. When doing the hair of another man, who seemed quite nice, I said, “Did anyone tell you that ‘Falun Dafa is good’ and about the ‘Quitting the CCP’ issue?” Unexpectedly, he immediately changed his attitude.
After he left, I learned that he was a regular, and a mid-level officer at a local Domestic Security Division. However, I was told by an insider that he was a police officer responsible for persecuting local Falun Gong practitioners, including arresting practitioners, ransacking homes, and so on. People said that he was a bad person.
Master taught us with compassion,
“If a person has committed a terrible crime, it doesn’t mean that he can no longer be saved. That is not what I’m saying. Those are just his outward actions, and it’s possible for him to turn around, as what is at his core may not be that bad. But when a life truly has been poisoned and has done immoral things against divine beings or missionaries of the divine, then it’s very serious. Of course, while we are trying to save people, the evil is trying to drag people down to Hell. People such as those whom we see with bad attitudes toward Dafa or who are vicious toward Dafa disciples are actually pitiable. They have been poisoned by the CCP’s lies, in fact, and that is what causes them to act as they do. Of course, in some instances people have been driven by money. But whatever the case, we should try to save whoever we can, including these people. You might not be aware of it, but the person you see now acting so evilly might have once upon a time been a holy divine figure in the heavens, and he is now here as a human, having come to this earth to gain this Fa.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference”)
Listening Without Reply
During his next visit, I said to him, “It's not easy for you guys working as police officers. You must implement orders from a higher level, regardless if they are right or wrong. But for the Falun Gong issue, it would be wise to stay away.”
I continued, “Falun Gong is a Buddha School cultivation, which teaches Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and is not persecuted in other countries. It is even legal to practice Falun Gong in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. Actually, it is also legal to practice Falun Gong in China. Applying the Criminal Laws to Falun Gong is unlawful. The Tiananmen Self-Immolation was a hoax that the CCP used to frame Falun Gong, and was condemned by governments worldwide.
He did not object to what I said, so I added, “It is indeed difficult for you to do this job. But when God has his church, the evil will have his chapel. You have the power to shoot, but you can also choose what not to shoot. Your conscience is your highest authority. You are first a human being, and then a police officer. When you see Falun Gong practitioners, please just let them off.”
He remained silent, thus I believed that he would think about every one of my words.
Prior Life Responsible for Blessings or Tribulations
When I was doing the hair of another customer who was not willing to listen to the facts about Falun Gong and asked me to change the subject, that police officer came into our shop.
Making sure that both customers could hear, I said, “There is a saying, God is watching your every move. We must devote particular care to kindness. I bought a book for my child, and one sentence read, ‘In a dark room you do what troubles your conscience, but God can see. When you whisper to people, God can hear.’”
I continued, “Nowadays people do not think it to be true. People do not believe that Gods and Buddhas exist, nor do they think about the relationship between cause and effect. People respect neither Heaven nor Earth, which affects society's morality.”
“This life of yours is actually the result of what you did in your last life. The good and bad deeds you did in the past life dictate your blessings and tribulations in this life. If you want to know what the next life looks like, what you have done in this life will tell you.”
While working on the police officer's hair I asked him that if he still arrested Falun Gong practitioners, and he confirmed that he did.
Without fear, I told him, “Please don’t persecute them. You must leave a way out for yourself. You know that practitioners are good people. You also must have heard that many who persecuted Falun Gong are now in a prison, including Zhou Yongkang, the former secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee, as well as Li Dongsheng, the former head of the 610 Office. We must be wise and think about our own and our family’s futures. Falun Gong practitioners are all good people. Letting them off will leave a way out for yourself.” He smiled, and said, “Alright!”
Police Officer's Attitude Changes
It was the fourth time when this policeman visited the barbershop. One of my friends came to ask me to go out. When she saw that police officer, she immediately realized that he was the guy who was in charge of a group of officers who ransacked her home and imposed a heavy fine on her. She became nervous and left immediately.
She asked me to leave too, but instead of leaving, I stayed and approached that man with a smile, and said, “Very good we see you again today. I need to talk with you again about that thing. Please be sure to treat Falun Gong practitioners kindly. They are all good and innocent people who do not violate any laws.” Without further ado he just said okay.
When this officer had his hair done again, I was not there. My former student told me, “It seemed he was different from in the past. He was nicer! He said, ‘Tell your sister-in-law (my student calls me his sister-in-law) not to go out to clarify the facts about Falun Gong during this period of time, as the situation lately is worsening.’” This was a good sign.
The Persecution Is In Its Final Stage
Given the police officer’s remark, I worried that the persecutors would use the 19th CCP Congress as an excuse to direct the police to persecute Falun Gong. They wanted the officers to commit sins against the Fa again so that they could be eliminated eventually.
I sincerely hope that the police officers will see through the evil’s tricks, discern right from wrong, and understand fundamentally that the persecution is now in its final stage, when it is the evil who is being eliminated. The current leadership published documents saying that the Falun Gong books would no longer be forbidden and that every police officer was responsible for any of his or her actions.
Natural disasters occur when humans commit bad deeds. Nowadays, natural calamities and man-made misfortunes occur frequently. People persecuting Falun Gong are facing unexpected troubles for themselves and for their families.
Markings on the “hidden words stone” warned, “The Communist Party will die!” No matter how the Party covered it up, the “The Communist Party will die!” was written on the stone, and checked many times by scientists. Everyone has concluded that it was formed by nature.