My Father Was Out of Danger after Writing a “Solemn Statement”
(Minghui.org) My father was living in fear for my safety after July 1999 when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Gong.
He has loved me dearly since I was little and never said anything harsh to me, let alone rebuke me. However, our peaceful and loving family life was shattered by the persecution of Falun Gong.
I was illegally arrested and persecuted several times, which brought my father enormous suffering and pain.
He once traveled a long distance to the police station where I was illegally detained. He was not allowed to see me, but he saw that the police were holding another young Falun Gong practitioner, about my age, in a small metal cage.
The cage was so small that the practitioner could only half-squat inside. Seeing that hurt my father deeply and he could not help imagining what cruelties I might be suffering. My kindhearted father, who is usually strong, could no longer control his emotions. He returned home and wept with my mother.
Burdened by extreme anxiety, fear, pain, helplessness, confusion, and stress, my father collapsed. He changed and became very irritable. He would lose his temper over trivial things and criticizing me became a daily routine.
In fact, my father had read the Falun Dafa books before and knew Dafa was good. Later, however, he was deceived by the slanderous lies of the CCP. He could not understand why practitioners went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and why they stepped forward to clarify the truth to people, either. When he lost his temper, he often said things disrespectful of Dafa.
I tried to clarify the truth to him many times, but he refused to listen and sometimes he became furious when Falun Gong was merely mentioned. I begged Master in my heart: “Master, please help my father. He is a good-natured person but deeply lost due to the CCP's persecution. He cannot be saved unless he knows the truth of Dafa. I have not cultivated enough compassion to dissolve the grievances in his heart.”
One winter a few years ago, my father was hospitalized with suspected prostate disease. There were three other patients in a nearby ward who were admitted to the hospital at the same time with high PSA numbers, which could indicate prostate cancer. They were told that a further puncture test was needed. The patients and their family members were very anxious and worried.
Facing the ordeal, my father seemed to have changed his bad temper and become calmer. I took the opportunity to clarify the truth about Falun Gong to him again and encouraged him to write a “solemn statement,” stating that all those disrespectful things he'd said about Dafa and Master Li Hongzhi in the past are null and void and that he supported Falun Dafa.
I said, “Once you have written a statement to support Dafa, our master will adjust your body and you will take a turn for the better.” To my surprise, my father did not get angry this time. He smiled as he listened to what I was saying. However, he did not give me a clear response at the time.
Because there were so many patients waiting for the next procedure, we had to go home and wait for a couple of days. I knew that Master had given my father two extra days for him to awaken to the truth.
As we were driving home, I said to my father, “It's a good thing that you are not having that puncture procedure today. Master has given you another chance to awaken to the truth. Please cherish the opportunity.” My father asked doubtfully, “If I write a statement to support Dafa, will the cancer disappear?”
“Why don't you give it a try?” I encouraged him. “You have nothing to lose anyway. It could very well be the case that the cancer will disappear if you write a statement. Think about what you may gain by doing the right thing.” I also told him some true stories published on the Minghui website about how people were blessed by believing that Falun Dafa is good.
My father understood what I was saying this time and wrote a “solemn statement” without hesitation. In it, he stated that everything he had said in the past that was disrespectful of Dafa and Master was null and void and that he supported Falun Dafa!
Afterwards, he felt very happy and lighthearted. My young son kept reminding him, “Grandpa, say 'Falun Dafa is good' quickly, then your illness will go away.” My father smiled and started reciting “Falun Dafa is good” with his little grandson. Words were not enough to express the joy I felt at that moment. My heart was filled with gratitude to Master for his boundless compassion. I firmly believed that my father would recover.
I had a dream the night my father's “solemn statement” was published on the Minghui website. In it, I saw a doctor in a white gown cleansing my father's whole body with a device. Then I heard a voice saying, “Since your father has written a 'solemn statement' stating that all his words and actions that were disrespectful of Dafa are null and void and that he supports Dafa, his sickness karma has been eliminated.”
A few days later, when the results of the puncture procedure came in, of the four patients who were hospitalized at the same time, he was the only one diagnosed with an infection instead of cancer.
The years have passed quickly. My father has finally learned the truth about Dafa and truly believes that Falun Dafa is good. He looks kind and warm again and seldom loses his temper. There is always a happy smile on his face.