Facing the Police with Righteous Thoughts
(Minghui.org) During my summer vacation in 2019, we decided to go to the seaside to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa. We met all kinds of people. Some listened attentively before deciding to quit from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), some quit after speaking their mind, some thanked us, while others refused to listen to the truth.
At eight o’clock one evening, we were ready to go home. Some police officers stopped us and asked, “What did you just do? Come with us to the police station.” I said, “There is nothing wrong with being nice to people.”
Some of my fellow practitioners clarified the truth to them and advised them to be kind. But they insisted that we go with them. As there were many people nearby, three of us did not want create trouble and got into the police car.
We sent righteous thoughts and continued talking to the officers in the car. We also asked Master Li to strengthen our righteous thoughts and righteous actions. We said in our minds, “Master has the final say, and we completely eliminate all the evil beings and factors in other dimensions that manipulate the police to commit crimes against Falun Dafa practitioners. The police officers' conscience need to be awakened.”
The Power of Compassion
When we arrived at the police station, they asked for our names. We stopped them with righteous thoughts and told them that citizens in China have freedom of belief, it is legal to practice Falun Dafa, and that it is illegal to persecute Falun Dafa. We also talked about the new U.S. policy of sanctioning human rights violators.
We told them that we were not criminals and would not give our names. We did not want to harm them. By not being able to persecute us, they would avoid being held accountable in the future when the CCP is held accountable for its crimes. Their expressions eased a little.
Master Li said,
“...face the evil people with righteous thoughts at all times. No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil’s demands, orders, or what it instigates.” (“Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
“When disciples have ample righteous thoughtsMaster has the power to turn back the tide”(“The Master-Disciple Bond,” Hong Yin Vol. II)
We could feel that Master was helping us. I understood he was giving us hints for what to do next. So I walked up to one of the policeman and clarified the truth to him. I looked into his eyes while holding onto strong righteous thoughts.
He became silent and was afraid to look into my eyes. He stared at the computer screen nervously and kept wiping sweat from his face. I clearly felt that the evil spirit that manipulated him had been disintegrated.
He was then very polite and respectful and opened the door when I needed to go to the second floor. His expression showed kindness and admiration.
My fellow practitioners and I formed one body. We encouraged and cooperated with each other. In addition to reciting the Fa in our minds, we sent righteous thoughts and continued to clarify the truth.
The police officers’ expressions showed that they were exhausted and helpless. They are really pitiful if they don’t know the truth about Dafa.
“The policemen, too, are beings who await salvation. “If they come, then I’ll give them the truth”—there really are some Dafa disciples who have acted that way.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference”)
Walking Away Without Fear
When the police head interrogated me, I was not afraid and only had one thought: “I can finally look into his eyes. This is a good thing to have his conscience awakened.” I sat on the sofa and looked straight into his eyes while holding strong righteous thoughts.
He asked for my name a few times. I answered, “Falun Dafa practitioner.” He was very angry, but my heart was not moved. I went into a state of tranquility. I didn’t answer his questions and just looked calmly into his eyes. He was surprised and asked why I didn’t say anything.
Then, he and another policeman searched through my bag but didn’t find my personal information. Under Master’s protection, the police head didn’t make any more trouble for me. When he said something wrong, I used righteous thoughts and kindness to wake up his conscience. Finally, he asked me to wait in another room. When he sent me downstairs, he was very polite.
In the end, the police head went to work on other things. The three of us sat on chairs in the hall and kept clarifying the truth about Dafa to the four younger police officers. We chatted like old friends and answered all their questions.
The police head came back at 10 p.m. and repeated a previous statement about whether we were involved in pyramid schemes. I told him that we did not participate in such schemes and that they are for personal gain and harm the interests of others. We follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be good people, so we act for the sake of others.
Then he told me that what we did would affect the future of our children and our families. I told him that it would not. I tried to say more, but he signaled for me to stop. He then turned around and directed a young policeman to bring our bags and allowed us to leave.
He finally made the right choice, and I was happy for him. I thanked Master from my heart.
“When you encounter a tribulation, that great compassion will help you overcome it. At the same time, my Law Bodies will look after you and protect your life, but you will still have to go through the ordeal.” (Chapter III, Falun Gong)
We walked out of the police station and got home safely by midnight. Looking inward, I found that we were arrested because I relaxed and slacked off in my cultivation. My fellow practitioners also found attachments, such as jealousy, zealotry, and not being compassionate.
We have obtained the great law of the universe. We must cherish the opportunity that does not come along in an eon!
“It is thus all the harder to, while being subjected to ordeals imposed by the old forces, manage to walk the path correctly. And this is even more so for the Dafa disciples in mainland China. For them, amidst the tremendously harsh persecution, every single thought and idea is critical. Whether you’ve done well or not; whether or not you’ve been susceptible to being persecuted; whether or not you’ve handled things correctly and to what degree you have been persecuted—all of this is directly connected to how you have walked your path and how you have thought about things.” (“What is a Dafa Disciple”)
Only selflessness is the best choice in life. And only by cultivating compassion can our great prehistoric aspirations to awaken the conscience of sentient beings be fulfilled!