Sharing a Few Examples of How To Handle Evil Harassment
(Minghui.org) Many practitioners in our local area have been harassed by police and officials over the past six months. Facing the harassment, some practitioners were at a loss. However, some who are firm in their cultivation were not moved by the situation and clarified the truth about Falun Dafa to those who came to harass them.
Dealing with Harassment
One practitioner was held in a prison for her faith in Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong). Just a few months after she was released, a police officer and two women (who didn’t say who they were) came to her home. She invited them in, and they asked her whether she still practiced Falun Gong.
“Yes, of course,” she said. “We follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and try to be good people. We don’t commit crimes such as theft, and we don't gamble or engage in prostitution. But we have been incarcerated in forced labor camps and prisons and have been mistreated. Heaven will not tolerate it. Now the high-ranking officials who have persecuted Falun Gong, such as Zhou Yongkang and Bo Xilai, have suffered retribution.”
The police ordered her not to talk about this with her neighbors or others.
But she continued, “Before the onset of the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, many people were practicing Falun Gong. A large survey was taken by Qiao Shi, the former chairman of the National People’s Congress. The conclusion was, ‘Falun Gong is beneficial to people, and does not harm the nation.’ Jiang Zemin was jealous and launched this irrational persecution of Falun Gong.”
They tried to interrupt her, but she insisted on saying what she had on her mind. She talked about the Tiananmen Square self-immolation that was staged to deceive people and to incite hatred. They left when she started to talk about quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
When this practitioner was at home alone, someone knocked on the door. She opened the door and saw more than ten people outside. They had come in three cars. She realized what they were there for. She strengthened her righteous thoughts and said to herself, “I have Master and Dafa. Why should I be afraid?” She knew they were from the Municipal and District Political and Legal Affairs Committee, local police station, and the residential committee.
The person from the Municipal Political and Legal Affairs Committee said, “We came to see how you were.”
“Do you know,” she said, “ that Falun Dafa is a righteous Fa? Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is the fundamental law of the universe. Whoever opposes it will be eliminated during Fa-rectification.”
“All beings in the cosmos are repositioning themselves. Humans aren’t worthy of testing this Fa, and neither are Gods. Whoever touches it commits a sin. (“Teaching the Fa at the Great Lakes Fa Conference in North America,” Guiding the Voyage)
After she said "Master’s Fa," the person from the Municipal Political and Legal Affairs Committee looked scared. The person from the District Political and Legal Affairs Committee started to say some bad words about the Master of Falun Gong. The practitioner sent the righteous thought in her mind to eliminate the evil behind him and said, “Please do not say such things. It is not good for you. Think about it, can it be good if one disparages the law of the universe?” The person left the room, and after a while they all left.
The above examples tell us that when we encounter something like this, we should not regard it as persecution. Master does not acknowledge this imposed persecution, nor should Dafa practitioners.
At the critical moment, the practitioner thought of how to validate the Fa and deny the persecutions by the old forces. Persecuting practitioners is actually weeding out the persecutors themselves. The practitioner seized the opportunity without fear to prevent people from committing crimes against Master and Dafa, which is also a way of clarifying the truth to awaken their conscience. The power of Dafa will manifest.
Having the Final Say at the Police Station
A veteran practitioner was stopped by five police officers when he left his home on the morning of May 13, 2020. They then ransacked his home. When the police were headed to the room where he kept Master’s picture, his wife – also a practitioner – locked the door and he said with strong righteous thoughts, “You cannot go in there. I won’t open it for you.”
The couple was taken to the local police station. Neither one was scared. They were locked up separately. The husband sent out righteous thought to eliminate the evil in other dimensions in the police station. After sending righteous thoughts, he felt compassion in his heart. He calmed down and held no resentment for the police. He only felt that they were being deceived and pitiful. They were under the CCP’s control and were doing bad things. He hoped to awaken their conscience.
He told them of the preciousness of Dafa. When he was asked whether he practiced Falun Gong, he didn’t want them to commit crimes against Dafa practitioners.
“It is my personal right,” he said. “Before 1999, Falun Gong was promoted by the government. Why did Jiang Zemin decide to persecute Falun Gong overnight? Don’t you think that is strange? Think it over. Falun Gong advocates Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and teaches people to be good. How many people have improved their moral standards and become better?”
He talked about the benefits that society and families would gain from Dafa. Some of the officers listened silently, and some left without saying a word. The practitioner clarified the truth throughout the entire day. Then, the officer who recorded the interrogation said, “Old man, you are done. Can you sign this transcript?” He answered, “I can’t sign it. If I sign it, it means that you were involved in the persecution of our practitioners and committed a crime against Dafa. You will suffer the consequences in the future. For your sake, I can’t sign it.” The officer said, “OK, forget it.” He took the papers and reported to the head of the police station.
The head of the police station came and said, “Old man, If you want to practice at home, just do so. I don’t care. But you should not make any trouble during the two sessions [the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference].” The practitioner said, “Have I given you any trouble? Your guys tied me up and took me here for no reason. Do you have to give an excuse for it? Are you not afraid of being held accountable in the future?” The head of the police station felt a little embarrassed in front of the other officers, and the practitioners were released.
Battle Between Good and Evil
A fellow practitioner had never experienced such a situation during her more than 20 years of cultivation. Her husband called her in June 2020 and said that an officer from the local police station asked for her phone number and was coming to her home.
The practitioner grew fearful after she hung up. After she filed the criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin, her husband received a call from the police. She didn’t feel much fear at that time. However, this time, she felt the pressure from the evil in other dimensions. She sat down and sent righteous thoughts to disintegrate the rotten ghosts and evil spirits of the CCP. She still couldn’t settle down. When her son suggested that she hide all the Dafa books, she didn’t say no. She knew her state was not right, but she had never before experienced such harassment and didn’t know how to handle it.
A few days later, the police called her. After verifying her name and address, the police just said okay and hung up. The call frightened her so much that she didn’t even want to answer the phone again if she didn’t recognize the number.
It was a rainy day on June 11. Someone knocked on the door at around 10:00 a.m. She opened the door without thinking. The community director and a man came in. They said they needed her to sign a paper, and that once she signed it, they would remove her name from the list and would not come to see her again. Her husband was afraid and urged her to sign it. She firmly refused to do so. However, her husband decided to sign it for her. She got angry and said loudly to the community director, “You are discriminating against me – it is harassment. I practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be a good person. Why do you come to my home? It is an insult to us. A call from you will make us restless. I do not acknowledge that paper.” Her husband tried to stop her and send them away.
The practitioner later looked inward and shared with fellow practitioners. She realized that she lacked compassion. In fact, this practitioner is usually quite stable in dealing with things and does the three things very well. After encountering this incident, she made sure she cultivated diligently as she studied the Fa, and sent righteous thoughts, and clarified the truth.
One afternoon, after clarifying the truth, she returned home and saw her younger sister sitting on the sofa in her home. Her husband had asked her younger sister to go to his home, as the police would come to her home again. She was told to take a photo with the police and sign a document. Her husband knew that she would refuse it, therefore he asked her younger sister to help.
The practitioner said to her sister that she couldn’t do that. “It’s against Dafa and not good for you.” The younger sister started crying and said something like, “I just have one sister. If something bad happens to you, what about me? You are old. What if my brother-in-law divorces you because of this?” The practitioner said to her sister, “You know Dafa is good. Don’t worry, what you said will never happen. Just go home.” The sister refused to go. The practitioner suggested, “I cannot calm down to send righteous thoughts while you are here. After you go home, you can help me by saying ‘Falun Dafa is good.’ and ask Master to protect me.” Her sister believed her and left. She asked her son to do the same.
Her husband came back home right after her sister left. He said the community director called him and they would come at around six p.m. He said he would sign for her if she refused. The practitioner said, “No, you can’t. It means that you are against Dafa if you sign. That’s a terrible thing. You must not sign it. Don’t worry! It’s my matter. I will handle it.” Her husband started yelling at her, and threatened to divorce her. She realized that the old forces were trying to take advantage of her by using family affection. She was not tempted no matter what her husband said. She kept comforting her husband and suggested that he leave and let her face the visitors. She didn’t want to be fooled by the old forces and went to the inner room to send forth righteous thoughts.
The community director and police arrived about five minutes later and asked her if they could come in. She said, “Of course. Whoever comes to my house is welcome. Please sit down.” After they sat down, the practitioner took the initiative and said, “Director, I’m sorry for my attitude last time you were here. I practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, but I was not kind when I talked to you. Please forgive me.” The director answered, “I can see you are very kind. There is no need to apologize.”
The practitioner continued, “You all look very kind too. You see, the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are so good. We should all follow the principles to be good people. You know that good and evil are rewarded accordingly. No one should do bad things. Bo Xilai and Zhou Yongkang are such high-ranking officials. Aren’t they in jail now? Sun Lijun is also one of the key officials who has persecuted Falun Gong. Hasn’t he stepped down as well?”
The director told her that her signature was requested by the local police station. She said, “Director, that can’t be done. You see, Dafa is good and its reputation will be restored in the future. If I sign it, it will be bad for you. That’s evidence of your crime against Dafa. I don’t want to bring harm to you. You may not understand me now, but in the future you will know that it’s indeed for your sake.” After seeing she couldn’t be persuaded, they left.
It seemed that this practitioner didn’t say much. In fact, this was a battle between good and evil. The practitioner kept looking inward, kept sending righteous thoughts, and was not driven by family affection. She believed in Master and the Fa and eliminated the evil.
When facing the evil interference or the madness of the evil at the last stage, as Dafa disciples, we must advance more diligently and more bravely in assisting Master in the Fa-rectification.