Saving Sentient Beings While Detained
(Minghui.org) I went to distribute Falun Dafa informational materials with another practitioner at a nearby township on the morning of May 7, 2018. When we got there, we split up to hand out the materials. After a short while, a car pulled up in front of me.
A police officer got out and asked, “Are you distributing materials? Someone reported you. Pour everything out of your bag.”
I refused, so he forced my hands behind my back and called for backup. A van soon arrived and six officers got out. They dumped the contents of my bag on the ground and began taking pictures.
At that time, I only thought about the safety of the other practitioner. The person who had made the report told the police that I was not the one giving out the materials. I understood that Dafa practitioners’ distributing materials to save sentient beings is the most righteous thing we can do. Practitioners are one body, so I would not allow the other practitioner to be persecuted.
When this thought arose, I was able to eliminate my attachments. I wanted to let all sentient beings know that Dafa is the most righteous Fa, practitioners are good people, and it is a crime to persecute practitioners.
I intentionally spoke loudly to warn the other practitioner so that she could escape safely.
I was taken to a police station where they dumped the materials on the floor again and told me to organize and count them. I refused, so they had to do it themselves. I was later put onto an iron chair and interrogated for nearly 10 hours.
Throughout the process, I yelled, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good!” I wasn’t allowed to drink any water and a blister began to develop in my mouth, but I didn’t stop.
Initially, the officers used force to try to stop me from yelling, but a few hours later they were moved to tears. They completely changed their attitude and started to treat me kindly. I knew it was the mercy and power of Dafa that had eliminated the evil in other dimensions. The officers' true nature had awakened.
Police Director Learns the Facts
The director of the police station came to interrogate me later that afternoon. I told him about the physical and mental changes I experienced through practicing Dafa, as well as the persecution, Dafa’s miraculous powers, and that good is rewarded while evil is punished. He listened carefully and took notes.
The director knew I was from his hometown and wanted to help me. He requested approval from his superior to detain me for five days instead of a longer period. He also criticized a young officer who searched for information about me and found records of my participation in a lawsuit against former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Jiang Zemin. He said, “I only asked you to take care of today’s thing. Why do you care so much? Are you making trouble? She is from my hometown, and you should take care of her.”
I knew that as long as my xinxing met the standard of a Dafa practitioner, Master would take care of me. I enlightened to what Master said:
“When disciples have ample righteous thoughtsMaster has the power to turn back the tide”(The Master-Disciple Bond, Hong Yin Vol. II)
I used to resent the police but later considered them sentient beings to be saved. Through this experience, I was able to eliminate my attachment to resentment, looking down on others, and fighting. I have cultivated mercy and benevolence.
Doing the Three Things Wherever We Are
During the five days at the detention center, I sat in meditation, sent forth righteous thoughts, and clarified the truth. I also recited poems from Hong Yin and followed Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance in my words and actions.
I was thoughtful of the inmates and told them about Dafa and the CCP’s persecution. There were nine inmates who learned the facts, quit the Party and its youth organizations, and came to believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
One of them was detained for stealing. She said that her son’s wedding would be held during her detention and worried that her term would be extended. She heard that if she sincerely recited “Falun Dafa is good,” she would be blessed. She began reciting “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good” every day. Before I was released, she told the guard that I was a good person, the best person.
The nine inmates cried and didn’t want me to leave. I came to understand that no matter where we are, we should do the three things well and keep sentient beings in our thoughts.