Compassion Awakens Police Officer's Heart
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1995. I have been illegally arrested five times since Jiang’s regime launched the persecution in 1999. Although I have endured torture, nothing could make me give up my faith.
“If upon encountering trying circumstances your thinking can be truly righteous, then, when faced with the evil's persecution and when faced with interference, just one sentence of yours fortified with steadfast righteous thoughts can instantly make the evil disintegrate (applause), and it will make those who are being used by the evil turn and flee, it will make the evil's persecution of you dissolve, and it will make the evil's interfering with you disappear without a trace. One thought born of righteous faith is all it takes. And whoever can hold firm that righteous thought and go the distance will become a magnificent god forged by Dafa.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference VII)
The persecutors of Falun Dafa tried every means possible but failed to make me give up my faith. The police tried different torture methods to make me give information they were looking for but failed because of my strong righteous thoughts. Instead, I treated them kindly and talked about Falun Dafa.
Clarifying the Truth to a Police Officer
I was arrested in 2014 when a few Falun Dafa practitioners and I visited fellow practitioners in a brainwashing center.
The officers interrogated me. I took the opportunity to tell them about Dafa. I talked about the physical and spiritual changes I experienced after I became a practitioner. I told them that freedom of belief is granted to the people, Jiang Zemin has broken the law, and violated the tenets of China’s constitution. Because I did not cooperate, they used other means to achieve their goal.
A police officer, who claimed that he was good at solving cases, took me to a vacant house and let me sit alone for a while. I was a little bit scared.
He returned after half an hour and politely asked me to cooperate. I said, “Falun Dafa teaches people to follow the principles of 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance'. How can I cooperate with you? If I do, both, you and I would commit a crime against Falun Dafa.”
He responded that practicing Dafa is against the law – as Jiang Zemin had ordered.
“What Jiang said is not the law,” I said. “There is no law that makes practicing Falun Dafa illegal. According to China’s constitution, people have freedom of belief. It would be wonderful if everyone practiced Falun Dafa. People would be in good health, society would experience safety and everyone would exhibit good morals.”
As I did not conform to his demands, he took me to another room. He threatened to torture me.
“I will tie you to the tiger bench,” he said, “insert a cigarette into each of your nostrils, seal your mouth with tape, and cover your head with an iron bucket. I then will light the cigarettes and beat the bucket with an iron stick until you answer my questions.”
Frankly, I was a little scared, because we were alone in that house. So, I sent forth righteous thoughts and clarified the truth nonstop. As he was as old as my child, I felt sorry for him.
I did not feel any resentment and hatred toward him and only wanted to tell him the facts about Dafa.
“Young man,” I said, “don't worry that I would report your mistreatment of me. I am already in my 60s and am not afraid of anything. I won't hate you no matter how you treat me, but I have to tell you that I have never done anything against the law. Following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance does not break any law. Do you have the heart to torture an old woman like me? Although there is no surveillance monitor in this house, divine beings surround us and they see everything you do.”
I continued, “You should not persecute Falun Gong practitioners because you would commit a sin. Why don't you find another job? We have to keep some ways to escape from retribution for ourselves, don't we? I hope I am the last practitioner you will persecute.”
We kept talking. Finally, I asked if he would still torture me. He responded, “I could not do it to a compassionate person like you.”