Believing in Master and the Fa Enabled Me to Deny the Old Forces
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997 and, because I’d begun practicing so early, became a coordinator for our area. Every day I was busy with my job and Dafa activities. However, I did not have much time to study the Fa teachings. Also, I was a hands-on person who liked to be involved in everything. I developed a strong attitude of accomplishment.
After the persecution started in 1999, I continued in my role as coordinator, but I still did not study the teachings regularly and did not know how to look inward when I encountered conflicts. The old forces took advantage of my loopholes, and the police detained me many times.
As long as we believe in Master Li and Dafa, we will realize that Master is always looking after us. Facing a dangerous situation, if we believe in Master and the Fa without any human thoughts, the power of Dafa will manifest and we will be safe.
Disintegrating the Factors Responsible for Being Interred in a Labor Camp
Another practitioner and I went to visit a third practitioner in July 2010. When we got to her home, the police, who were already there and ransacking the place, arrested us. I was held in a detention center for 15 days.
While in detention, I told everyone in my cell the facts about Falun Dafa and explained how evil the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is. They quit the Party and its youth organizations. I continued sending righteous thoughts, recited the Fa, and did the exercises. With Master's compassionate guidance, I identified many of my cultivation issues.
The police wanted to transfer me to a forced labor camp and told me I would be held there for two years and nine months. My heart was not moved. On the way to the camp, I thought: “You will bring me back no matter what.” I talked with the officers about Falun Dafa on the trip.
When we arrived, a police officer said that this labor camp was in good shape. I thought, “In good shape? Then you should stay here. This is not the place for me.” During the physical, my blood pressure was really high, the camp authorities refused to take me. The police officer who’d escorted me complained, “How were you able to run around with such high blood pressure?” I replied, “What do you mean? I was just visiting a friend. What’s wrong with that?”
They had to take me back to the detention center. But instead of releasing me, they took me to a brainwashing center. When I refused to get out of the vehicle, two officers carried me into the classroom. I remembered Master's words:
“No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil’s demands, orders, or what it instigates.” (“Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I did not cooperate with them. I said, “The labor camp did not admit me. If you accept me, I will not eat or drink from now on.” I asked Master to help me. A doctor took my blood pressure twice and it was 200 both times. I was told to pack up my things at 6 p.m., and a family member took me home.
When I was arrested, my daughter was about to take an exam for a teaching certificate. I felt bad because I was in a labor camp at such an important time. I said to her, “I am so sorry your mother cannot be with you now.”
“Don't worry,” she said calmly. “You must believe you will be back.” I nodded and reminded her to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She said she knew. My daughter got a teaching position. She was chosen from among thousands of applicants. She knew Master had helped her, and she was grateful.
Disintegrating Subsequent Persecution
In November 2012, when my husband opened the door to go to work, police officers stormed in. I shut the door to my room, but they broke the door and forced their way in. They ransacked our home and confiscated my Dafa books, a laptop, and a desktop computer. When I refused to go with them, four of them carried me outside. I shouted, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! The police are arresting an innocent person!” Many neighbors watched.
In the police station, I was restrained on an iron chair. Holding a list in his hands, the station chief asked me where I had been. I knew right away why I was arrested.
Several days before, a fellow practitioner called me on her cell phone about an important matter related to clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa. She mentioned a location in the conversation. I asked her why she was using her cell phone. She said she used it all the time. The police were monitoring her cell phone. Every practitioner who visited that location was put on a police list. I did not pay enough attention and didn't stop this right away, which led to the arrests of many practitioners. Several were sentenced to jail terms. It was a bitter lesson.
I was despondent. Because we hadn't done well, we had provided opportunities for police to commit crimes by arresting practitioners. This was very bad for their future. My thoughts were unselfish and in line with the Fa, so things started to change. I told them I was not a bad person and asked them to remove my handcuffs.
The chief said I had made trouble for myself, but he took off the handcuffs anyway. I asked to get off the iron chair, and he approved it. I said to him, “I won't tell you anything because it would harm you.” He said he would be rewarded if I cooperated with him. I explained to him that his future would be in danger if he persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners. I could harm him and harm myself by talking to him. Later he did not ask me any more questions. I kept talking about Falun Dafa to the police officers who were watching me and sent righteous thoughts whenever I could.
They took me to a detention center that evening. I thought, “You have to take me back.” I sent righteous thoughts and asked Master to give me strength. My legs were shaking so bad while waiting for the physical exam that I had to squat down. I told Master in my heart, “Master, this is a big problem. Many things need to be taken care of. They cannot keep me locked up.”
My blood pressure was again very high, and my heartbeat was way above normal. The detention center refused to admit me, so the police had to take me back to the police station. My husband took me home later.
I’ve studied the Fa with a calm heart in recent years and learned how to look inwards with the help of fellow practitioners and reading experience sharing articles on the Minghui website. I have found many of my cultivation issues. I am determined to cultivate solidly.
Doing things cannot replace cultivation. I cannot reach a higher level by coordinating. I must do the three things to meet Master's requirements.