(Minghui.org) Looking back on my cultivation experiences, every step was accompanied by Master Li's great compassion. When I encountered difficulties and tribulations, Master protected me and resolved many problems for me. While going through the pain of removing attachments and desires that tested my xinxing, Master enlightened me and encouraged me to move forward.

Leaving the Detention Center Under Master's Protection

In the summer of 2002, the apartment where we made pamphlets and other materials with facts about Falun Dafa was raided. Another practitioner and I were there when the deputy head of the police department, 610 Office personnel, and a group of officers pounded on the door with a heavy metal pipe. We sent righteous thoughts to prevent the door from caving in and the place being destroyed. Sure enough, the door held.

The police then contacted the apartment owner, got the key, opened the door, arrested us, and took us to the detention center. They confiscated banners and thousands of flyers, as well as computers, printers, and other machines. They also stole over 10,000 yuan. Two practitioners who’d gone out that day to talk with people about Dafa were also arrested.

At the detention center, I looked inward: The year before, the deputy head of the police and 610 Office personnel broke into my home, arrested me, and had me detained in a forced labor camp for a year. I was released from the labor camp a short time ago, and here I was, arrested again. It must be because I had some omissions in cultivation that the old forces were exploiting.

I realized that the cultivation state of the other practitioners at the site had not been good and we hadn't paid attention to our safety, two contributing factors. Other reasons for this big loss were that I rarely studied the Fa, was not clear about the Fa principles, and was obsessed with the attachments of sentimentality, competitiveness, and jealousy. I decided that I had to learn from this devastating event.

The police came every day to interrogate me and ask about the production site. One officer threatened me, saying, “The thousand copies of Falun Dafa information found in your home are enough to get you sentenced to several years in prison. Your son, who has just entered junior high, will behave badly because of lack of parental discipline.” They used intimidation, coercion, and temptation to try to get information.

I believed in Master and the Fa, had righteous thoughts and righteous actions, and only thought about how to save people. The reason we made the materials was to let people know the facts about Falun Dafa and the persecution. I wanted to completely negate the arrangements of the old forces.

The 610 Office treated our case as important, and the two practitioners who were arrested before us were given heavy sentences. The day we were taken to a women's forced labor camp, we were told to sign a document. If we didn't sign it, we would be put a cell and strictly monitored. I didn't sign. They put handcuffs and shackles on the other practitioner and me before driving up to the camp. I said, “I am innocent. Don't waste your time persecuting me. The labor camp won't take me.”

The labor camp refused to admit us because we didn't pass the physical exam. The deputy head of the police department and the head of the 610 Office did not believe the results, so they took us to a city hospital to be checked again. We still didn’t pass, but they left us at the labor camp and drove away.

At the request of the labor camp staff, the police picked us up and drove us home the next day. After returning home, we were sentenced to two years of “re-education through labor” at home and told to obey their orders. We simply ignored them. All the events that happened were arranged by the old forces and had nothing to do with us. We walk the cultivation path arranged by Master.

Being released shows the boundless power of Dafa and Master's compassionate care. Master said:

“With such an enormous Fa here, the Fa will be with you when your thoughts are righteous, and this is the greatest assurance.” (“Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan”)

I now had a better understanding of the deeper connotations of this Fa.

Creating an Environment for Clarifying the Truth and Saving People

Because the material site was damaged and practitioners were in prison, some of the other practitioners didn't dare to tell people about the persecution of Falun Dafa and save them. We both realized that Master arranged for us not to be in detention so that we could create an environment for studying the Fa, clarifying the truth, and saving people. We did not delay. In addition to strengthening our Fa study, we decided to go to the police department and the 610 Office to tell them the facts about Falun Dafa and retrieve the money taken by the police, so that they would not generate karma.

We decided to talk with the head of the police department, who was in charge of persecuting Falun Dafa. As a rule, to enter the police station, you have to show your ID card and give your name to the guard. The guard then calls the person to be visited to get their permission to let you in. Neither one of us had brought our IDs as we were just thinking about saving people. Master saw that we had the heart to help others and helped us gain entry to the police department.

We didn't know which office to go to, so we just chose one and knocked on the door. The person who opened said that the political commissar was busy and asked us to wait a moment. The political commissar was the person in charge of the persecution of Falun Gong. This was an example of Master's teaching:

“Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)

As long as we have the heart to save people, Master will arrange for us to succeed.

The commissar opened the door to greet us. He didn't really understand what Falun Dafa was and said, “You have been petitioning for Falun Dafa so much you’ve worn us out.” We both took turns to calmly and patiently explain spiritual practice and told him that Falun Dafa practitioners strive to act according to Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance to be good people and constantly improve and that these are beneficial to the country, society, and families. The claims on TV and in the newspapers that Falun Dafa was bad were lies, slander, and false accusations. We explained that Falun Dafa is the Buddha Law, and if you persecute the Buddha Fa and Falun Dafa adherents, you will be punished. On the other hand, treating Falun Dafa and its practitioners well will bring you blessings, which will save you. He said he understood what we were saying.

We let him know about specific incidents regarding the deputy head of the police department and the 610 Office persecuting Falun Gong practitioners and the police harassing and monitoring practitioners' homes, which upset practitioners' families. At the same time, we hoped he would urge the police to return the money they took from us as soon as possible. He said that he was aware of some of the incidents and expressed his intention to put an end to inappropriate conduct on the part of the officers.

All of the money was eventually returned to us, which in the eyes of many people was an almost impossible occurrence. The commissar also told officials with the Political and Legal Affairs Committee, the 610 Office, and the police department to treat Falun Dafa well and to leave a way open for a good future for themselves. The phrase “Leave a way open for the future” was promoted for a while, and it was also made known to our local practitioners.

We spoke with the 610 Office director and the police. In the years following, no incidents of persecution occurred in our area. We know this was the result of the mighty virtue of Dafa and Master's compassion. Only when those officials accepted the truth and understood the facts did the situation here turn around. A good environment for telling people about Falun Dafa and saving them was thus created.

The officers who knew the truth were blessed. The commissar was promoted to another bureau to become chief. Other senior officers retired one by one and enjoyed time with their families. The deputy head of the police department who did not listen to the truth and continued to persecute Dafa eventually made a mistake and was disciplined. Those who understood the truth said that was a consequence of his persecution of Falun Gong.

We re-established the material production site in another practitioner's home. In order to save more people, besides handing out the materials, clarifying the facts, persuading people to quit the Party, and informing people about the Shen Yun performances, I often took other practitioners on my motorcycle to distribute flyers and banners. Whatever the weather, we have walked the streets and alleys, day after day and year after year. The salvation of sentient beings is my greatest happiness.

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Category: Clarifying the Truth