Clarifying the Truth to the Residents Committee
(Minghui.org) One afternoon I received a phone call from someone claiming to be the new neighborhood social stability maintainer: “Our local police officer has been replaced, so were the directors of our Neighborhood Office and Residents Committee. The new members want to meet you. Can you find time to talk with the Residents Committee?”
I felt I could not miss the chance to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa to them. I also wanted to meet them and get their contact info. I quickly replied, “Alright, I will go to the Residents Committee tomorrow morning.”
He wasn't expecting me to cooperate, “Good, good, we will wait for you then.”
I fully understood that I’m Li Hongzhi's disciple. I don’t want other arrangements or acknowledge them. And I knew I should:
“...completely negate everything of the old forces!” (“ Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference”)
That night, I intensified my Fa study and remembered Master’s teaching:
“When bad people in this world appear to be evil, and might act so ferocious, that’s because there are evil entities behind them propping them up. Eliminate those evil entities and that person wouldn’t be able to muster that ferocity anymore.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)
“It is not the beings at the surface that are doing evil to Dafa disciples. When you have addressed the factors behind the scenes, take another look at the surface and see what happens. With no factors at work behind the scenes, a human being will do whatever you tell him to. You are a cultivator and someone with abilities, and you are a being who is walking the path to divinity. Whereas that being is an ordinary human, and he is powerless. So you shouldn’t always fix your gaze on the person at the surface. Only when you deal with the factors behind the scenes will you manage to resolve the problem at the root. Only then will you cause a given situation, or that person, to change.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)
In accordance with Master’s Fa teachings, I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors that were propping up those people. Meanwhile, in my mind, I said the divine phrase: “Falun Dafa is good!” “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forebearance is good!” to their knowing sides, and added, “I am here to help you, so please listen to what I say.”
The next morning, I did the exercises, studied one lecture of Zhuan Falun, and sent righteous thoughts one more time before leaving home. I asked Master to reinforce me, and asked the Law-Guardians to protect the Fa.
I arrived at the Residents Committee punctually. The committee director invited me to his office. Behind me, nine other people entered, including two police officers, and people from the Market Management Office, Street Office, and Residents Committee.
As the director introduced each person, I greeted them with a smile. Right after we sat down, a young police officer took out his phone to take photos. I smiled at him and said, “You cannot take photos.” He immediately put away his phone and sat at the side of the room.
Another police officer began to chat with me on irrelevant topics, “How is your family now? Any difficulties in life?” I took the chance to talk about the persecution I had suffered, including being jailed and being forced to divorce my spouse just because I practice Falun Dafa.
He said, “The law does not allow you to practice, you can stop practicing or practice at home. Why suffer so much?”
I replied, “You are a police officer, so every word you say must be lawful. You cannot just follow the herd. You can read through all the laws in China. Where is the clause forbidding people to practice Falun Dafa? It is legal to practice Falun Dafa. I used to have over ten illnesses before, but now I am healthy.”
He was speechless. The others just listened to me.
During the following discussion, the director mentioned Master’s name. Right away I reminded him: “All Dafa disciples sincerely respect our Master. I hope you also show him due respect.”
He said with an obsequious attitude, “Oh, oh, I never said bad words about your Master anyway.” He then asked me many questions, which I answered one by one.
We talked about the so-called self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square. I said, “I knew it was fake right away.” He asked, “How did you know?”
“First, Falun Dafa requires us to be compassionate. Falun Dafa practitioners are forbidden to kill. Committing suicide is also sinful. Therefore, those who self-immolated were not practitioners, for sure. Second, do the police officers normally carry extinguishers when patrolling the square, especially on the eve of the Chinese New Year?
Right after the self-immolates ignited the gasoline, extinguishers and blankets appeared and put out the fire in no time. Wasn’t it a staged event? The clothes of the person called Wang Jindong were badly burned, but the Sprite bottle between his legs and his hair were untouched. How is that possible?
We all know when our trachea is choked by smoke we have difficultly speaking. Wang Jindong was burned to that degree, but she still spoke loudly; that young girl could also answer the reporter’s questions clearly and even sing a song, even though her trachea had supposedly been cut open to help her breath. Wasn’t all of it falsified?”
One of the officers asked, “How did you recognize all this?” I said, “In order to fool people, the Focus Report on TV replayed the clips almost every day, right? The more they played it, the more talking points I saw.” They all seemed to understand the truth of what I said, and didn't say anything.
I also talked about the peaceful gathering of Falun Dafa adherents on April 25, 1999, and they listened attentively. At the end, the director said, “We can wrap up here today. Let’s keep in touch. If you come across some difficulties later, please tell us and we will try our best to help you.” I thanked everyone and returned home in a dignified manner.
I completely achieved my goal at the meeting. They listened to the facts, shared their phone numbers with me, and said that all Dafa disciples are positive and broad-minded. I told them that our Master taught us to have no enemies, and that people should treat practitioners with benevolence.
Under the mighty reinforcement of Master, while maintaining a compassionate mentality free of fear, I aligned with the gods and truly felt:
“Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in spring” (“The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos,” Hong Yin Volume II, Translation Version A)