Clarifying the Truth to Police with Righteous Thoughts and Actions
(Minghui.org) I am seventy years old and have practiced Falun Dafa for twenty-two years. Since the beginning of the persecution, I have been arrested for my faith many times. No matter where it happened, I would kindly clarify the facts to the police with solid evidence and without fear. In this process, my wisdom given by Dafa continued to emerge. As a result, some of the policemen recovered their kind nature. With Master’s compassionate protection, I have been freed from persecution again and again.
My Celestial Eye Is Opened
I received very little education as a child, but I felt it did not matter when I began to study the Falun Dafa cultivation practice. I started to practice Falun Dafa in November 1997. In December, Master opened my celestial eye. I suddenly saw a big eye in front of me whether my flesh eyes were opened or closed. I could see Master blinking in his photo and Master in yellow clothing doing the fifth exercise.
I used to suffer from several diseases, including a hoarse throat, arthritis, severe shoulder inflammation, and lower back pain. When I took up Falun Dafa, I didn't pursue the goal of treating my ailments. However, all my diseases disappeared unknowingly, and I realized the extraordinary power of Falun Dafa in healing illness and maintaining fitness.
Cultivating My Character
I opened a store. At the time, I couldn’t wait for it to get dark so I could go home and study the Fa. I couldn't read a word at the beginning and asked my husband to read it to me, as both of us obtained the Fa together. After reading less than one lecture, he would not read it for me anymore. I then watched Master’s lecture videotapes and listened to the tapes for a long time. Dafa has opened up my wisdom, and I can now read Zhuan Falun by myself.
My progress in cultivation was followed by tests that measured my character. My daughter-in-law and I once went to stock goods at my store, and the boss paid me an extra few hundred yuan. I immediately returned it to him. Seeing this, my daughter-in-law said I was stupid. I then told her the principles of human morality and that I should be stricter with myself as a practitioner. The boss was very grateful. I told him, “I practice Falun Dafa, which is based on Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance, and I want to be a person with high morality.”
Another time, I went to buy floorboards. The manager gave me more than 800 yuan in change, and I returned it to him at once. I have come across such things several times. I know they were used to remove my attachment to money and personal gain.
I have also run into family conflicts from time to time. As both my daughter and son-in-law live with me, there is some friction among us. In the beginning, I felt unfairly treated. However, I looked within myself for faults instead and became kind to my son-in-law.
For a period of time, my daughter and son-in-law wanted a divorce, and my son-in-law came to me for help. While persuading my daughter, I also asked Master for help. My son-in-law also knelt down in front of Master’s photo, begging Master to save their marriage and promising to change his bad temperament. Their marriage was eventually saved, and now my whole family is harmonious.
Holding Firm Amid Persecution
Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), launched a full-scale persecution of Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999. As a practitioner who had benefited from practicing Dafa, I felt I should speak up for Dafa.
The night before I went to Beijing to protest the persecution, I saw in a dream that I was a beautiful 17 or 18-year-old girl. There was a white bridge in the sky with armrests on both sides, and I was trying to climb up. This dream strengthened my determination to go to Beijing to appeal for justice for Dafa.
When I came back from Beijing, I was illegally detained at the local police station for a month, and my small store was forced to be closed as well. While I was being taken away by police, my daughter cried bitterly, and the villagers were crying together with her. It was all because I wanted to be a good person and live by Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
A more serious scene was waiting for me when I got home. My house had been ransacked by police, and my husband had been sentenced to two years in prison for practicing Dafa. At the time, my daughter was not yet married, and her father was not at home. It seemed that the sky would collapse.
Since then, I have been talking every day to people who are not aware of the facts of the persecution. I inform them that it was started by Jiang Zemin out of jealousy and is against the law. I talk to people in an upright and dignified manner, as I know that I am walking on the most righteous path and my Master teaches us to do things for others. In the past, it was common for rural people to swear at others. When others scolded me, I would return the same but, now I follow Master’s teaching to “not fight back when being punched or insulted” (Zhuan Falun). It was not easy for me to obtain Dafa, so I cherish it and am proud of it.
The authorities took me to a brainwashing center in 2001 on the grounds that I had been to Beijing to protest before. As my daughter works as a civil servant, they asked her to force me to write a statement guaranteeing that I would “not practice Falun Dafa and not go to Beijing.” But Dafa is so good that I couldn’t write these words.
Under threats and pressure, my daughter held me down on the bed, hit me, and said, “You have to think about me. If you don’t give up this practice, I don't want to live anymore.” She was so furious that she threw a stool and a jade bracelet around the room.
Facing this tribulation, I thought of what Master said:
“As long as you upgrade your xinxing, you can overcome them. Unless you, yourself do not want to do so, you can make it, provided you want to overcome them.” (Zhuan Falun)
After I let go of my sentimentality for my daughter, she became normal the next day and appeared as if nothing had happened. I returned home from the brainwashing center after forty days.
Police Officer Secretly Protects Me
While telling the public about the persecution, I was reported to the police and locked up at the police station. I thought, “I am here to clarify the truth to you and save people, not to be persecuted. You are also lives to be saved.”
I said to the officers, “Falun Dafa is a cultivation practice for Buddhahood that offers salvation to people, and it can elevate people's morality. Before I started practicing it, I had many diseases. After practicing Falun Dafa, all my illnesses were gone. Falun Dafa teaches Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Jiang Zemin broke the law and slanders Falun Dafa in order to incite hatred against it.”
I also told them about the self-immolation hoax on Tiananmen Square and how the communist regime harvests organs from living Falun Dafa practitioners for transplants. While I spoke, my wisdom continued to come forth. The officers learned a lot from me. On the way to the detention center, I kept clarifying the facts to the policemen who took me there. Finally, the two policemen agreed that they would quit the CCP and its youth organizations. They also released me from custody.
Later, I was reported again for talking to people about Dafa. While the police filmed me, I told them the facts on camera. I showed them a booklet about the persecution and asked if they wanted to listen to recordings of some policemen who practiced Dafa. They listened to the recordings in silence and got to know many things that were new to them. Now aware of the facts, they said I would be released. With Master’s protection, I returned home safely. The two policemen who took notes quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations as a result of our interaction.
In this evil persecution, people working in the judicial system are also victims. Blinded and deceived into persecuting kind people who cultivate Buddhahood, they are unknowingly destroying their own lives. Those who chose to help me after learning the facts showed their conscience and kind nature.
One policeman said, “You are too kind. You have to learn from these experiences. As I’m about to retire, I won’t be able to help you anymore. Please don’t seek such suffering again.” His words sounded quite helpless.
Another policeman who took notes told me not to say anything. When I was illegally locked up in the detention center, he personally came to visit me and told others not to bully me. Another time, I was illegally detained for a month, and the police at the prison gave me 200 yuan. I returned it immediately after I returned home.
There are too many touching stories like this. As soon as people learn the truth, their good side will play a positive role. They have chosen goodness and abandoned evil.