I Have a Responsibility to Save Police Officers
(Minghui.org) I was arrested in September 2016 outside a courthouse in Tianjin, where a Falun Dafa practitioner was being illegally tried. I'd like to share how I managed to walk out of the police station that same day.
Eliminating Fear and Helping Practitioners
Local Dafa practitioners arrived at Tianjin Court early on the morning of September 13, 2016, to send forth righteous thoughts as a practitioner was to be tried there. The court was heavily guarded.
A man in the reception room of the court was videotaping us, and a young practitioner was videotaping him. One of the police officers came over to question her and threatened to take her away. She was afraid and fainted.
I rushed over to the policeman and said to him assertively, “There's no reason she should be taken away. You should not scare her.” Two officers then pushed me into a police car.
Master's Fa instantly came to mind:
“As Dafa disciples clarify the truthSharp swords shoot forth from their mouthsTearing open the rotten demons’ liesLose no time and save them, hurry up and tell them”(“Hurry Up And Tell Them” from Hong Yin Volume II)
I thought that I should grasp this opportunity to clarify the truth to the police.
I was taken to a meeting room on the third floor of the district police station, where more than 20 officers were sitting. I realized that those beings were waiting for me to tell them about Falun Dafa. Dafa practitioners are their only hope, so I felt that it was my mission and responsibility to help them.
Awakening the Police by Telling Them the Facts
I started to talk to the officers in the meeting room. I told them that I was previously against Falun Dafa, and threw away the booklets and DVDs that practitioners had given me. I only believed the Chinese Communist Party's propaganda and told my family members not to read any of the materials.
I later hired a new shop assistant, who, unlike the previous employees that stole things, was a very good person. Sometimes I bought lunch for her, but she insisted on paying for it. I gave her a larger bonus when business was good, but she refused to accept it.
When I asked her why she was different from my previous employees, she told me that she practiced Falun Dafa, and that her teacher taught her to consider others first and be a good person.
She said she regained her health after she started practicing Falun Dafa. She believes that good will be rewarded and evil will be punished, and that gods are watching every person's thoughts and behavior. She lives by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
I was very touched. I thought that I was very good because I believed in Buddhism, but compared to her, I was far behind. She told me that the Self-immolation incident in Tiananmen Square was staged.
She influenced me to the point that I started to do good deeds and improve my moral character. One day I received more goods than I ordered, so I returned the surplus. The supplier was very moved, and said that nowadays no one does that. I told him that Falun Dafa practitioners taught me to behave like this.
The police officers started to think about what I was saying, and asked me many questions. I told them that the female practitioner who was being tried became good tempered after she started practicing Falun Dafa.
She spent ten years visiting various government and legal departments to demand the release of her husband who had been sentenced to over ten years in prison for practicing Falun Dafa. I asked the officers if their partners would be able to do the same for them. Did she not deserve our respect?
I said to them, “If we had more people like her, our society would be more stable, and the divorce rate would drop. You police would have a much easier job!”
I also mentioned that practicing Falun Dafa saves a lot on medical expenses. I then talked about the atrocity of organ harvesting from living practitioners and about retribution incidents.
I told them they should discern between good and bad for themselves, as the injustice to Falun Dafa will be righted one day.
Finally, I asked the officers to consider what the punishment would be for those who were involved in the persecution. I could see that they were in deep thought.
Released with Righteous Thoughts and Master's Help
I continued talking to some of the officers during lunchtime. When they gave me a break, I reminded myself not to fall asleep because it was not accidental that I was detained. I recited the Fa:
“Imprisoned as you are, don’t be sorrowful or sadCarry on with righteous thoughts and actions, and the Fa is with youCalmly reflect on the attachments you haveRemove your human thoughts and evil will naturally die out”(“Don't Be Sad” from Hong Yin Volume II)
I calmed down and looked within for any shortcomings. I found my competitiveness and show-off mentality, and realized that I had not been kind to the officers at the beginning. I asked Master to strengthen me so that I could rectify my thoughts. The old forces were not entitled to persecute me or test me.
I walked around the meeting room and kept sending forth righteous thoughts to dissolve the interfering factors in other dimensions. I knew this was not the place I should be, and I needed to go home after I finished talking to the police.
The officers tried to get my name and address, but I ignored them and kept talking about Dafa.
I maintained my righteous thoughts and was released at 6:00 p.m. I said to the officers, “It will be Mid-Autumn Festival in two days. I hope the officers in the court will release the practitioner so that she can be reunited with her family. I wish all of you a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival.”
I thought through my experience after I got home. On the surface, it was a bad thing that I was arrested, but I turned it into a good thing. It was the first time that I had clarified the truth to so many police officers face to face. I had no fear. I validated the Fa as a Dafa practitioner, and eliminated some of my attachments in the process.
Thank you Master for your compassionate protection!