A Policeman Helps Out a Falun Gong Practitioner
(Minghui.org) Many policemen in China follow the Chinese Communist Party in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, but some policemen are aware of the facts and act differently.
One day I went to my town's medical center to buy bandages for my child. The medical center is located on the same street as the police precinct.
When I came out of the medical center, several policemen and a group of people surrounded my bicycle. As I was trying to get through the crowd and take my bicycle, a policeman asked, “Is it yours?” I replied yes.
He said, “You are fined 10 yuan because your bicycle has no license plate.”
According to my town's rule, every bicycle is required to be registered and get a license plate which costs 10 yuan. Because I'd rushed out, I didn't bring enough cash to pay the fine. While my kid was waiting for the bandages, I looked around and tried to find someone I knew so that I could borrow 10 yuan.
At that moment, a young policeman who looked in his twenties came over to me and said, “I'll lend you 10 yuan, you can go back home now.”
Everyone who surrounded us were very surprised. I searched my memory and I didn't think I knew this young policeman. One person asked, “Why are you lending money to her and letting her go?”
More and more people gathered around and looked at the young policeman. He replied loudly, “Why? Because she is a Falun Gong practitioner. She follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I trust her. I am sure she will pay me back.”
I thanked the policeman and he told me, “You are welcome. I know you. I went to your home before. I have a very good impression of Falun Gong practitioners; your reputation is very good.”
His actions reminded me of what Master said in Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005:
“So long as you, a Dafa disciple, do things righteously, you will transform the environment around you, and you will change people. You don't need to say that much.”
I went back home and applied a bandage to my kid's wound, then told my father-in-law what happened. He said, “Will you please clean the yard before you leave? And it's time to cook dinner.”
I replied, “I'll cook after I come back.” I felt that I should pay the money back first. As a Falun Gong practitioner, I should maintain a good reputation.
I rode my bicycle back to town. When I'd almost arrived, someone saw me from far away, “That Falun Gong practitioner came back! She really came back!” It turned out that many people actually didn't believe that I would pay the policeman back and they were waiting to see what would happen.
The policeman told the people watching, “See? Now you know why I lent money to her. Falun Gong practitioners are people with high morals. They are kind and would never take advantage of others. She definitely will pay me back.”
Someone continued, “Falun Gong practitioners are not how the media described them to be. The media is deceiving us.”
Another person said, “Many similar things happened in my town. Every year after the harvest, farmers must hand in a certain weight of the crops to the nation as farmland usage tax [Translator’s note: farmland is owned by the government in China]. I remember many years ago, many farmers mixed dirt into their crops to increase the total weight. However, as more and more farmers started to practice Falun Gong, less and less farmers mixed dirt into their crops. I trust Falun Gong practitioners.”