Stopping the Persecution with Righteous Thoughts
(Minghui.org) Before I started practicing Falun Dafa, I tried a qigong practice that caused a lot of problems. I developed a severe stomachache, and it didn't help even when the doctor injected Pethidine. Only after I stopped practicing that qigong did the pain gradually stop.
Taking Up Falun Dafa Cultivation
In June 1996, One of my colleagues invited me to watch lecture recordings of Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa. I watched the video that afternoon, sitting with my legs double-crossed. Master’s magnificent benevolence made me feel warm.
I saw a big eye staring at me, and I recognized that it was my own inner eye in another dimension as Master described. After a while, I saw many rotating circles as big as walnuts, which filled up the room.
I told my colleague what I saw after we finished watching, and she told me that it meant my celestial eye was opened. She asked me to practice Falun Dafa, and I agreed. I felt the power of Dafa from the very beginning and was determined to practice Dafa thereafter.
In a dream, I heard a booming sound and someone shouting at me, “Your Master is coming!” I immediately knelt down in front of the bed. I heard a voice saying, “You’re cursing at me.” Upon hearing this, I sat up and said, “You are not my master. My master is Li Hongzhi, and he doesn't behave like this. Let's make a clean break. Don’t come back from now on!”
Within a few days, I had Master and Dafa rooted in my heart. Every morning and evening, I went to the group practice site to do the exercises and study the Fa. During the day, I studied the Fa and talked to others about Dafa.
For the next ten years, I studied, transcribed, and recited the Dafa teachings. After noon, my husband took care of our grandson, and I went out with fellow practitioners to tell people about Falun Dafa and the persecution.
Facing Problems and Clarifying the Truth
One afternoon in August 2002, a fellow practitioner came to my home, told me the police were about to arrest me, and suggested I leave home as soon as possible.
“Wherever there's a problem, that is where you need to clarify the truth and save people. Don't take a detour when you run into difficulties. When you see something that does us harm, or when you see something blocking our validating the Fa, don't take a detour -- you should face it, and clarify the truth and save those beings. This is the compassion (cibei) of a Dafa disciple, and it's our saving lives.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)
I said, “I won't leave. I will clarify the truth to them.” Then, another practitioner came to tell me that I had been put under 24-hour surveillance by the local police station.
Upon hearing this, I kept calm. When I went out that afternoon, I saw the deputy head and about six officers from the police station sitting in front of our building. I asked them, “Why are you sitting here?” They were speechless.
An officer surnamed Li pointed to a restaurant and said, “We are drinking upstairs.” I asked, “You are drinking during work hours?” They asked where I was going, and I told them that I was getting medicine for my father, which was true.
They did not stop me. From this experience, I realized that if we hold to our righteous thoughts, there will be no interference.
Refusing to Accept Arrests
The vice director of the residential committee repeatedly asked my husband in March 2003 to take me to a brainwashing center. My husband firmly rejected this demand.
I then received a call asking me to go to the retirement office of the factory where I used to work at 8:00 a.m. the following day to sign for a raise of my retirement pension. I realized that this was a trap, which was confirmed by a former colleague, so I did not go to their office.
However, I realized that I should go to clarify the truth about Dafa. Thus, I went to the office at 7:30 a.m. on the third day.
The accountant told me that many police officers were waiting for me on the previous day. I clarified the truth to her and the factory managers. I explained the facts about the self-immolation hoax on Tiananmen Square and asked them to return my money that was deducted when I went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa. Four days later, I received my money back.
They tried to arrest me again for distributing video disks about Dafa at the food market in May 2004.
“Since the old evil forces insist on giving us a chance to eliminate them, make good use of it. History has never seen this before, it’s hard to come by.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. International Fa Conference”, Guiding the Voyage)
I shouted, “Falun Dafa is good! The Tiananmen self-immolation was staged to frame Falun Gong!”
I kept shouting for over two hours, and more and more people gathered. The police officers still couldn't get me into the car, so they called for backup from the 610 Office.
Finally, they pushed me into the police car and told me they were going to taking me to a forced labor camp for two and a half years. I continued shouting and kept asking Master to reinforce me.
At the police station, I shouted for the officer in charge to come out. “You’re already on the perpetrators list. If you still insist on persecuting good people, when I’m released, I’ll go straight to Tiananmen Square to hold up a banner and sue you!”
When they took me for a medical checkup, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, and they had to release me.
The police launched a large-scale arrest of Falun Dafa practitioners in our city on June 4, 2008, and I was also arrested.
The head of the police station notified my husband that they would put me in a forced labor camp for a year. My husband wrote a letter to the officer in charge, explaining all my changes before and after I practiced Falun Dafa, as well as my good deeds in our neighborhood. He also wrote that he would post the notice on the internet and call for judgment by the general public. They released me.
Rescuing Fellow Practitioners
I have participated in a project to rescue fellow practitioners since 2010. Before we undertook a rescue, we studied the Fa, looked inside, sent forth righteous thoughts, and negated the persecution. We let go of attachments.
We realized that it was best to rescue practitioners while they are still in police custody, as when the case is transferred to the procuratorate, more people would have participated in the persecution.
Immediately after the arrests, we accompanied the arrested practitioners’ family members to the police station and demanded the practitioners’ release. Meanwhile, we collected the phone numbers of the organizations and personnel carrying out the persecution and wrote letters promoting compassion.
An example of this happened in 2017. A fellow practitioner was reported to the authorities for telling people about Dafa, and her home was searched by the police.
The practitioner was freed due to an illusion of illness. After that, I went to the police station together with that practitioner. We were received by the political head of the station, Mr. Wang. I made him understand that what he was doing was wrong and asked him to pull the case back from the procurator.
“There's only one very righteous path we can walk on, and we can't deviate even just a little bit, because this is required by history, and required by the lives of sentient beings in the future cosmos.” (“Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference”, Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. III)