Cooperating in Rescuing a Fellow Practitioner
(Minghui.org) After learning that Falun Gong practitioner Ying (a pseudonym) had been arrested by police in a neighboring province, I informed practitioners in our area and asked that they send forth righteous thoughts to help her. I then contacted practitioner Feng Yu (pseudonym) to discuss how to rescue her.
The next night, Feng Yu and I contacted Ying’s daughter, Ziyan (pseudonym). We learned that Ying had helped a practitioner whom the police had forced into homelessness. She was arrested the next morning when she was shopping for groceries.
We suggested that Ziyan hire a lawyer to help her mother, and she immediately agreed. I contacted a lawyer who knew that Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) practitioners were good people, but he did not want to come with us to the police station to request Ying’s release. We decided to continue searching for the right lawyer.
We drove more than a 100 kilometers to the police station in the neighboring province. Ziyan and her sister-in-law went to talk to the police, but they were very rude.
Clarifying the Truth to Public Security Officers and Family as One Body
On the way back, we realized that the police still didn’t understand the truth about Falun Gong. We needed to clarify the truth and treat them with compassion. After discussing the issue, we divided the work. Some of us went online to expose the persecution, others send phone numbers of the people involved in the arrest to the Minghui website, and we asked our overseas practitioners to make phone calls.
Some of us mailed letters to police, explaining what Falun Dafa was all about, and persuading them to make the right decision, while others searched for a lawyer. We asked everyone to continue sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate any interference. We treated this incident as a process of our cultivation.
A few days later, we found a lawyer, who had helped us before, and had, as a result, lost his license. This lawyer worked with another lawyer from Shandong Province, and he supported the case from behind the scenes.
The lawyer praised our coordination efforts in rescuing the practitioner when we met him. We told him that we were one body. The lawyer wrote an appeal letter, requesting that the case be withdrawn, and Ying released. We sent it to the police station, and the county and city public prosecutor’s office.
Ziyan took the lawyer’s letter with her and showed it to people whenever she had a chance, as the letter also clarified the truth about Falun Gong. When Ziyan’s father read it, his attitude changed dramatically. Ziyan also showed it to his cousin on the trip to the detention center when delivering clothes to her mother. His cousin was surprised and said, “It’s so well written. It actually is legal to practice Falun Gong!”
A week later, the lawyer from Shandong Province said that he could not take the case due to pressure from his firm. After exchanging ideas, the practitioners decided to ask the family to go to the police station to request Ying’s release. Ziyan’s father was willing to go to the police station with Ziyan.
When we arrived at the police station, I stayed outside to send forth righteous thoughts. Police claimed that the officers assigned to the case were not available. Ziyan’s father had argued with those officers, including the policewoman who arrested Ying. Ziyan’s father questioned them, “What law did my wife break? Why do you come to our place and arrest people? You are bandits!” The police officer threatened to arrest him. But he was not afraid.
We later called the police, and their attitude had changed. They were no longer as rude. This showed we did right – righteousness can suppress evil.
Ziyan called the police officer after 30 days, and asked him if he would release her mother. The police said they would hold her longer than 30 days. The lawyer called the police to find out if they had sent the case to the prosecutor’s office with a seven-day arrest period. The lawyer said he would come with another lawyer tomorrow.
We arrived early and Ziyan said she wanted to encourage her mother. We thought of Master’s poem:
“Imprisoned as you are,don’t be sorrowful or sadCarry on with righteous thoughts and actions,and the Fa is with youCalmly reflect on the attachments you haveRemove your human thoughtsand evil will naturally die out”(“Don’t Be Sad,” Hong Yin Vol. II)
The lawyer met with Ying and said she was doing well. We went to the county’s Procuratorate to meet the person who was in charge of the case. But he was in the meeting with our lawyer. We left a copy of the practitioner’s defense letter and several cases about Falun Gong practitioners being released on his desk. The lawyer later told us that the meeting went well and there was a great hope for success. We were happy, but at the same time we reminded ourselves that we should be careful and not complacent.
A few days later, Ziyan received a phone call from the police to pick up her mother at the detention center.
Summary of the Rescue Process
We are very grateful to Master! Without Master’s protection and blessings, things would not have gone so smoothly.
“Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
Afterwards, all of us who participated in the rescue effort shared our experience. Ziyan said, “First of all, thank you, Master! It was Master who pushed me along during the entire process – I was like being pulled along. I also thank all my fellow practitioners for their selfless help. In the past, I was busy with my work and family, and I did not spend much time on Fa study. I will do well in the future and keep up with the Fa-rectification progress.”
Ying said, “I felt the effect of fellow practitioners righteous thoughts in the detention center, and the energy field was very strong. Reflecting on myself, I had been obsessed with family and household chores, and I did not spend much time on Fa study, and didn’t pay attention to safety. My loophole was taken advantage of by the evil. I need to study the Fa more in the future.”
The fellow practitioners said, “We didn’t know what to do, but we did what we could. Actually everything is done by Master. The whole process is also the process of our cultivation and our improvement. We found our attachments of seeking result, impatience, competitiveness, complaints, attachment to zealotry, and so on.”
We all felt the power of working as one body, the importance of xinxing improvement, and righteous thoughts. Our wish is to do well with the three things, and walk well on the final path of Fa-rectification.