The Police Came to My Home Wanting to Be Saved
(Minghui.org) During the time of one of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) key meetings, four police officers came to my home to offer me some “help,” saying that they were “concerned about me.” As soon as they entered my door they began taking photos, looking around, and searching through my belongings.
I was not afraid, since I often talk to the police and government officials about how Falun Dafa is being persecuted. I said, “It’s illegal for you to enter my house and take photos without showing your identification or a search warrant. Because I practice Falun Dafa I was sent to prison for three years. After I was released I still practice. Why? Because Falun Dafa is good.”
“We're concerned about you,” one officer replied.
“If you really care about me, then why don't you take care of an issue we have.” I told him. “The government took an acre of our land, but only paid us a few hundred yuan. That land is now worth several million yuan. Without land, how can we make a living? When we took out a loan to build a house, the government demolished it. Also, this year the government told us that we had to switch to gas. Winter is approaching, and if gas is not sent to us and we are not allowed to use coal, we will have no heat. If you truly care, please help solve these problems.”
The police said, “We’ll report what you said to our boss.” They then left.
They returned the next day, and said that they had no time to listen to me as I tried to clarify the truth. I said, “If you really have no time, why do you keep coming here? You're wasting my time.”
I began writing down their I.D. numbers and their names. One officer asked why I was doing this. I said, “You're the police and are supposed to serve people. I'm a citizen. When you enter my house and don’t show your I.D., it means you've entered illegally!”
Another police officer said, “Well, we won’t wear our uniforms then.”
“If you don't wear your uniforms I'll think that you're criminals,” I responded, “and I’ll call the police. However, if you listen to what I have to say then I'll welcome you into my home.”
“OK. We’ll come back tomorrow afternoon,” one of them replied.
The following day, I waited for them for hours, but they didn’t come. I thought that my righteous thoughts had kept them away and that my writing down their names had stopped them from coming. I was filled with admiration for myself.
Then the next day, several police came knocking at my door, but I didn’t open it. I said, “You said you’d be here yesterday, but you didn’t show up. You made me wait the entire afternoon. Now I won’t open the door.”
One of them said, “We were busy yesterday.”
“Well, I'm busy today, so please leave.” I replied.
Compassion Changed Everything
The group of police standing outside my door attracted the attention of several passersby. One elderly woman shouted, “He just practices Falun Dafa. He doesn’t break any laws. Why are you bothering him? I thought we had freedom of belief in China.”
As more and more people gathered, the police abruptly left.
I walked back to the house feeling victorious, as if I had just won a battle. From an everyday person’s stand point, I had protected my family. From a practitioner’s perspective, I thought that I did what Teacher said,
“No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil’s demands, orders, or what it instigates. If everyone does this the environment won’t be this way.” (“Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
When I wrote down the I.D. and names of the police, I believed that I was telling them that what they were doing was wrong, and my not opening the door to them was the right thing to do.
But when I examined myself, I found that I had the mentality of showing off, competitiveness, resentment, etc. Where was my compassion? The police had come several times. Why? Didn’t they come to be saved? Saving sentient beings is what a Dafa disciple should do. I should have treated them with genuine compassion.
In my heart I said to Teacher, “I am sorry. I need to treat them kindly. I can’t regard them as being evil since they are the ones who we should pity. They are being used by the evil Party. If I don’t clarify the truth to them, they won’t be saved. It's my responsibility to save them.”
The next day, I prepared some truth clarification DVDs, as well as some snacks and cigarettes, and made a pot of tea. I then waited for them.
Two young police officers came. They had only recently graduated from the university and were assigned to my house. They each lit a cigarette and said, “Isn’t it true that Falun Gong practitioners don’t smoke?
“Yes, you're right.” I replied. “I used to smoke and drink before I practiced, but I know that young people like to smoke, so please help yourselves.”
As they relaxed, I started telling them my story. I talked about how I began practicing Falun Dafa, and that I conducted myself according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I told them how Dafa has spread around the world, despite China's former leader Jiang Zemin launching the persecution.
They listened quietly. When I mentioned that millions of Chinese have quit the CCP they also agreed to quit. I was very happy for them.
Their team leader came along with his assistant the next day. Because I was genuinely compassionate, the leader’s attitude changed towards me. He and his assistant attentively listened to what I had to say. Then I showed them the DVD, since its content covered a wider scope, and it was more powerful, more specific, and more comprehensive than what I could say.
When I showed them the truth about the Self-immolation on Tiananmen Square, the team leader understood, and said, “They made it up!”
I said, “Thats Right! Many Chinese people have been deceived.” They only watched for ten minutes as they had to leave, and I didn’t get to ask them to quit the CCP.
I never saw the team leader again, and regretted not asking him to quit. During the CCP’s key meeting three police officers came to my house almost every day. As soon as they arrived, I treated them like my special guests, and showed them the truth clarification DVDs.
Whether they sat for five or ten minutes, it didn’t matter. As long as they were willing to watch, I believe it benefited them. I also helped them to quit the CCP.
The police came again after the CCP’s meetings had concluded, so I asked them why they kept coming. They said, “Our boss said we are to visit you every two or three days. As long as you are home, we are relieved.”
I said, “Okay, I’ll visit your boss tomorrow.”
I went to see the director of the police station the following day. Because I had clarified the truth before and helped him quit the CCP, this time I asked a direct question, “Officers in your team have visited me every day. It's harassment! Do you plan on continuing to harass me?”
The director smiled, and said, “Its just to see if you're home. We're just following orders from above. When you're home, we take a photo to prove that we've been there.”
He took out his smartphone and aimed it at me. I said, “Okay, go ahead and start recording. I'll tell you about the persecution, so that your boss can listen. If I make a special visit to see him, he might not even want to see me. This will help. Thank you so much!”
He began recording, and I started talking.
I felt that I was surrounded by a strong energy field. It was like I was standing very tall, reaching to the sky. I knew that Teacher was by my side.
After ten minutes, I shook hands with the director and walked out of the police station in a dignified manner.