(Minghui.org) The persecution of Falun Dafa began in July 1999. Before the persecution began, I followed the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I did not fight with others for self-interest, was always kind, and my manager and colleagues all thought highly of me.
I was arrested and taken to the police department by two police officers in January 2001. While in transit, they asked me several questions about why I did not give up Dafa. I took this opportunity to clarify the facts to them. They asked me to just practice it at home and not in public.
At the police department, they interrogated me. They justified their actions by repeating the fabricated lies about Master Li by the media. I told them that those were all made-up to deceive people.
“You have confiscated many Dafa books,” I said. ”Have you read Zhuan Falun?” One officer said that he did and agreed that everything written in this book was good.
One of the officers said, “You are lucky to have the job you do. Your boss is supportive of you. We arrived at your company early in the morning but were not allowed to arrest you until this afternoon. Before leaving, your boss told us thatwe must bring you back because you are so important to the company.” The other person said, “You are not scared at all. You must really be a practitioner.”
After the escalation of the persecution, I was transferred to a factory. When I first started, I realized that the commute time was very long. I decided to quit the job. I went to see the personnel manager who clearly felt bad for me. I told him that neither money nor self-interest was important to me, only time.
He respected my choice and felt that I was very kind. I told him that I practice Falun Dafa. He answered that he believed in Buddhism and respected Falun Dafa as well.
I went back to my old job – working for the community. I was able to see many people – which was a good cultivation and truth clarification environment. I demonstrated a practitioner's demeanor to all our customers. I had my own office, could study the Fa when I was not busy, and meet all kinds of people.
Many people got to know the truth. My coworkers and their family members quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Some also helped practitioners when being persecuted.
Time passed and it was time again for the annual election, whoever was not elected would have to step down. One member of the committee did not do a good job. She was afraid she would be weeded out so she campaigned hard for herself. She also called the police department anonymously three times to report that I practiced Falun Dafa, in hopes that they would arrest me. The team leader of the police department came with a few others to search my home two days before election day. When they entered I had one thought – Master protect me. They could not find anything.
I was elected and the member who reported me was not. I held no resentment toward her. When she was sick, I visited her. When she recovered she still tried to make trouble for me, claiming the election was fixed and I cheated. The person in charge of our district, as well as the director of our local community management committee, came to investigate.
The person in charge of the district asked me, “How did you get so many votes?” I replied that I did not campaign for myself, and I just put my heart into what I did. The director of the local management committee then said: “She is a very good person.” They were done with their investigation.
After the election, I was voted as a superior employee, and there came another trial. It was just like what Master said: “Each and every barrier must be broken through, and everywhere does evil lurk.”(“Tempering the Will” from Hong Yin)
When the meeting was held for giving awards to all superior employees, this former member felt it was unfair and did not attend. She called the local management committee anonymously saying that since I practiced Falun Dafa, I should not be given the award. But, again she did not succeed.
A police officer has been monitoring me since the beginning of the persecution. He called me from time to time, and we have also met in person. He invited me to play Mahjong (Chinese gambling) with him. I had to decline and explained that practitioners do not play Mahjong.
Again he invited me to play the next day. I took this opportunity to clarify the facts and help him withdraw his membership from the CCP. He gladly quit the Party after learning the truth. I also warned him not to participate in the persecution anymore and he agreed.
For many years, I have been following what Master said:“Validate the Fa with rationality, clarify the truth with wisdom, spread the Fa and save people with mercy” (“Rationality” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)