Use Every Opportunity to Tell People about Dafa
(Minghui.org) I was arrested by five police officers on April 20, 2017. They ransacked my home and took me to a police station. I was later taken to a detention center, and managed to walk out of there within 30 days of my arrest.
I told many officers in the police station about Falun Dafa and the persecution. One officer quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations.
When I was being driven to the detention center, I had the opportunity to talk to an inmate about Falun Dafa. He also quit the CCP.
Let Go of Ordinary Thoughts
I recalled my attitude during an earlier time when I was detained. I considered my ordinary “heroic” thoughts as being righteous, but they were not based on the Fa, and were certainly not righteous. As a result, I was detained for four-and-a-half years.
As soon as I was locked up in the cell, a detainee started reciting a poem from Master (the founder of Falun Dafa).
“A Great Enlightened One fears no hardshipHaving forged an adamantine willFree of attachment to living or dyingHe walks the path of Fa-rectificationconfident and poised”(“Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions” from Hong Yin Vol II)
Then someone else recited another of Master's poems.
I came to understand that Master was encouraging me and hinting that I needed to let go of my ordinary thoughts. While detained, I did not cooperate with the guards, nor did I sign or put my fingerprint on any of their documents. I did not want any of them to commit crimes against Falun Dafa.
Inmates Support Falun Dafa
I told all of the inmates in my cell about Falun Dafa and the persecution, starting with the head inmate. I also advised them to quit the CCP. The environment in the cell improved significantly.
When we were in the yard one time, the cellmates shouted with me, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
Inmates from other cells also joined in.
The day before my release, an inmate with the surname Xu said, “After you leave, I will lead others to shout ‘Falun Dafa is good!’”
I used every opportunity to tell people about Dafa and advised them to quit the CCP. During the one month of detention, I helped more than 40 people quit the CCP.
I insisted on doing the exercises, studying the Fa, and sending forth righteous thoughts four times a day while in detention. I recited poems from Hong Yin when I was forced to sit on a small wooden stool for long periods of time.
I was released 30 days after my arrest.
On the way home in the police car, I talked to the police about Falun Dafa. I told them that I had been tortured even though I had done nothing wrong.
The police listened to me, and one of them said, “You can practice your beliefs at home.”
Refusing to be Financially Persecuted
I returned to my work unit three days after my release. My boss told me that I should be fired as I was a Falun Dafa practitioner, but she said that she needed time to think about it.
I promptly went to the police station and told the officers there that I was about to lose my job, even though I had not done anything wrong. I said that it was their responsibility to correct this situation. I was calm without any fear because I knew that Master was in control of everything.
The local officer responsible for my residential area was very polite. He said that he would try to help, and then drove to my work unit. I sent forth righteous thought to disintegrate all of the old force factors in other dimensions that may try to interfere with him.
I went to a job fair the following day. I talked to two people there about Dafa and helped them to quit the CCP. When I had finished at the fair I went to a fellow practitioner’s home. The practitioner encouraged me to reject the financial persecution by the old forces.
That evening, I called the officer responsible for my residential area. He told me that he talked to the vice president of my work unit, and asked me to wait for their phone call.
I studied the Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts the next morning, and then went to the police station to look for the officer. He was not there, so I asked to meet with the police chief.
“I haven't made an appointment,” I said, “Because I don’t know who the chief is. I practice Falun Dafa and I have not violated any law. However, your officers arrested me at work, and I was detained for more than a month. Now I am about to lose my job and my income.”
Seven or eight officers gathered around. They started arguing with me, and two of them got angry. They said that I was disturbing public order and took me to the interrogation room. They pushed me into the interrogation chair.
I was very calm and looked straight into their eyes. I said, “I am here to report my situation, but you are persecuting me. Are we not supposed to talk to the government officials when we experience difficulties?”
They were shouting at me while I kept sending forth righteous thoughts in my mind. Their tone then started to soften. Finally, I was asked to return the next day to see the officer for my residential area.
Soon after I left the police station, my cell phone rang. It was the officer I wanted to see. He said, “I have talked to your work unit. Everything has been taken care off. You need to talk to the work unit management.”
The manager handling my situation knows about Dafa and had already quit the CCP, but she wanted me to write a guarantee statement to give up my belief. I told her that I had been arrested and detained, but had done nothing wrong. I refused to write a guarantee statement.
On arriving at my work unit, my boss told me that I should sue the police department and ask them to compensate me for my financial losses. She also said that she would prepare a document as evidence.