(Minghui.org) The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) “zero-out” campaign against Falun Dafa practitioners is another form of harassment and persecution. As part of the campaign, community and police station personnel go to practitioners’ homes and pressure them to sign documents pledging that they’ll stop practicing Falun Dafa. Many practitioners have been arrested and threatened, had their homes ransacked, with some being illegally held in detention centers.
Local practitioners discussed the situation one afternoon in June 2020. We first read Master’s lectures, which were relevant to the situation, including “On Dafa,” “Some Thoughts of Mine,” “Dafa is Indestructible,” and “Also in a Few Words.” Our discussion revolved around how to cooperate, make good use of the law to stop this persecution, and how to use compassion to save sentient beings.
When people break the law the world can see that wrongdoers are punished, and this is the manifestation of the law in this chaotic world. It can awaken people and help them be saved.
“The United States, on the other hand, has been a leader in respecting human rights. So would the U.S. government betray human rights to make such a deal? Besides, I’m a U.S. permanent resident, a permanent resident who lives under the jurisdiction of U.S. Law.” (“Some Thoughts of Mine,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Master talked about using the law to protect human rights. Some practitioners think that since the CCP does not obey the law, and it feels that it’s more powerful than the law, the law is useless. In fact, these thoughts are incorrect. When the law is used to save people, the negative factors behind the Party will disintegrate and the persecution will stop.
“A Dafa disciple completely opposes everything arranged by the evil old forces. Clarify the truth thoroughly, eliminate the evil with righteous thoughts, save all beings, and safeguard the Fa with determination, because you are a part of Dafa, indestructible; rectify all that is not righteous. Those who are "reformed" and those who are being saved can only be beings who were deceived by the evil. Those who are being eliminated are the evil beings and the evil old forces. Those who are reaching Consummation through all this are Dafa disciples; and through all this Dafa’s mighty virtue is established.” (“Dafa is Indestructible,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
After we became clear on what we needed to do, a field of righteous thoughts was formed. We corrected ourselves and straightened our base point, so that we could play the role of the protagonist.
Ignoring CCP Harassment
Here is one example: Two community staff went to an elderly practitioner’s home and knocked on the door. When he opened the door the staff members told him to sign and admit that he was practicing Falun Dafa. The practitioner refused. He told them that what they were doing was against the law, they clarified the truth to them, and tried to persuade them to quit the CCP and its youth organizations. They were not interested and left.
In another example, two community staff members went to another elderly practitioner’s home and pressured her to sign. The practitioner refused. One employee said, “Just sign it and you can practice at home. It is not good for you to refuse.”
The practitioner said, “I am being good to you by not signing. Dafa teaches people to follow the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. You’re telling people to lie and sign the document.”
The employee said, “Old lady you are so stubborn! Who do you think is better, the Communist Party or Falun Dafa?” The practitioner said, “Falun Dafa taught me to be a good person. I am healthy. At my age I can still take care of my elderly husband who is bedridden. Wouldn’t you agree that Falun Dafa is better?”
The other staffer said, “The Communist Party pays you, how can you still oppose it?”
The practitioner said, “I’ve worked since I was young. They only paid me 10% of what I paid them—so they owe me a great deal of money.”
The employee said, “You are too stubborn. We’ll let the agent from the police station come next time.” The practitioner said, “A few years ago several young men from the police station and the National Security Agency came and pressured me to sign, but I didn’t. Did I stop practicing? Threatening me with the police doesn’t scare me.” They quickly left.
Some community members threatened other practitioners. None of the practitioners cooperated, and some wanted to sue them. With the power of Dafa, the practitioners stopped the wrongful actions with righteous thoughts, and did not let the community staff commit crimes against Dafa and practitioners.
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