(Minghui.org) I used to work for the government, so I know many people and many people know me. I have been practicing Falun Dafa for more than 20 years, and I’ve never concealed my belief in Dafa, despite the persecution. I always openly talk to people about the beauty of Dafa and the crimes committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Agents from the police station and 610 Office harass me every year on sensitive dates. Especially in recent years, they have attempted to detain me. But under Master’s protection, the people who apprehended me ended up listening to me clarify the facts to them for an entire day. They would then document my case as an “administrative detention” and take me home, noting that it was for health reasons.
As I have cultivated, I have removed more and more of the fighting and competitive mentality from when I was a CCP official. I can also sense how passive and helpless those so-called “law enforcement personnel” are, and I can see their good sides. Whenever they show up, I see it as their chance to be saved. I tell them why it is illegal to persecute Falun Dafa, that they are carrying out the CCP’s persecution policy and not the law, and that the interpretations of the Supreme Court and Supreme Procuratorate are unconstitutional.
If they don’t agree with me, I usually say, “Let’s not argue for the sake of arguing. Please find and tell me what law is your legal basis for persecuting me. You can’t do what you are doing just based on policies, directions, or orders from your leaders. Because you are in law enforcement, you must handle things according to the law. It would be illegal if you don’t have a legal basis. In fact, the CCP is using you just like an underworld thug. Although you are told to do these things, by confiscating my books and even arresting and detaining me, you are siding with tyranny and you are committing the same crime as the Party.”
I then may go more in-depth and say, “Look at how many people in law enforcement have died in recent years. From the national level to the local level, many have incurred retribution for their crimes. Many of them have participated in the persecution of Falun Dafa and are now suffering because of it.
“I don’t want to name names, but city, county, and township police station directors have been arrested and their families have encountered disasters. There have also been those who have realized their mistakes and regretted what they have done. They recited ‘Falun Dafa is good' and were able to avoid the disasters.
“I consider you my friends when you come to my home and I bear you no resentment. I feel that this is our predestined fate and you are coming to me to learn about Falun Dafa. Don’t underestimate this casual encounter. Nothing is coincidental—everything is arranged by heaven. Being able to correctly understand Dafa is very important to one’s life. You must understand in your heart that the CCP’s persecution of Falun Dafa is the worst and most unjust crime in history. Falun Dafa is a Buddhist practice. Throughout history, anyone who persecuted Buddhism was condemned by heaven. That’s why we say ‘Heaven will destroy the CCP!’ That is not said casually; it is the punishment the Party will face for all its crimes. This is also why we tell people to quit the Party and its affiliated organizations so that they can be safe. It has nothing to do with politics.
“You may have heard that those leaders who wanted to ‘transform’ me all said that, as long as I criticized Falun Dafa and helped ‘transform’ other practitioners, my rank and salary would be reinstated. One leader even said that I could practice Dafa secretly at home as long as I didn’t go out and talk about it. But I couldn’t do that. I can’t betray my conscience for personal gains. When I tell people ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,’ it’s from my heart. All my illnesses disappeared after I began to practice Dafa, and I haven’t taken any medicine for over 20 years. If I didn’t practice Dafa, I might have been dead by now. I am so grateful to Dafa and Master Li. How could I go against my conscience? All I am doing is telling people about this great Dafa that will benefit them. What’s wrong with that?
“Our Master said,
‘CoupletThe Source of All Fa
Zhen Shan Ren—three sacred words have boundless Fa powersFalun Dafa is good—true thoughts alter all disasters’(Hong Yin IV)
“I wrote this out and put it on my door, and I was detained for doing just that. Why? Would people turn bad after reading it? Don’t you think the CCP is absurd by ordering you to be against me? They said that I have Dafa books at home. Well, of course! I’m a Dafa practitioner, how can I cultivate Dafa without Dafa books? You can take a look and see that the books are all about teaching people how to cultivate their hearts and be kind and how to be a good person. Could this be illegal?
“We do have materials about the evil nature of the CCP. But I just want to be a good person and maintain good health. Just for that, they tell you to come and harass me from time to time. How could I say the CCP was good? Besides, we just print the facts of the crimes the Party has committed. If we print or say anything false, they can punish us for slandering them. Why is the Party so afraid to let people read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party? Why is it so afraid to let people judge who is right and who is wrong? This is because the Nine Commentaries exposes the CCP’s lies and its evil nature and points out that the Party’s true purpose is to fundamentally destroy mankind. Once the Chinese people understand the truth, they will distance themselves from the CCP.
“Falun Dafa is based on a ‘great way without form’ (Teachings at the First Conference in North America). From the very beginning, there was no formal organization. Dafa spread solely from one person to another. Dafa practitioners all take the initiative to safeguard the Fa and assist Master to save people while cultivating ourselves. We are using our legal rights granted by the Constitution. We have no conflict of interests with anyone. From Master to disciple, we do not ask for a penny from anyone. We do not have any political demands, nor do we encourage anyone to revolt. Our purpose is to tell people the CCP will be destroyed by heaven and that they should quit the Party so they can be safe.
“The CCP is the world’s largest cult that combines religion with politics. It is possessed by a specter from the West. All upright religions worship divine beings, and they are compassionate toward sentient beings and cannot kill lives. This is the very basis of upright religions. The CCP has brainwashed the people of China with atheism, Marxist-Leninism, and Satanism, from kindergarten to university, on radio, television and in the newspapers and magazines. In its political movements, China’s divinely inspired culture of believing in divine beings has been destroyed. People deny the divine and have lost their protection. It has put the Chinese people in great danger. The CCP has killed tens of millions of people in its many political campaigns. It is the most evil cult!
“The pandemic that originated in China is the beginning of heaven destroying the CCP. The virus has spread all over the world and it will return to China and may even be accompanied by other disasters. This is the scourge of the CCP’s tyranny. We are by no means trying to curse China, but we cannot bear to see the Chinese suffering. We are telling people what will happen. You know how much risk we are taking to tell people about Falun Dafa, but we still do it to save people.
“Liu Bowen [a well-known prophet in the Ming Dynasty], told us about the catastrophe that is happening now and in the near future, in his writing ‘Shaaxi Taibai.’ Many other sages, like him, have made relatively clear predictions about the impending catastrophes. You can easily find them on the Internet. There is also the ‘Hidden Character Stone’ in [Zhangbu Township, Pingytang County] Guizhou Province that shows the characters ‘Communist Party of China Perish.’ You can find out more about it on the internet. If you quit the CCP, it means that you can distinguish between good and evil. All you need to do is to write a sincere statement to withdraw from it. Heaven sees people’s hearts, so you don’t need to tell anyone about it. There is really no risk for you, and you will be safe. It’s up to you to believe it or not, but we are really doing it for your own good.”
When there is more than one person “interrogating” me in the room, I don’t ask them to express their opinions. If only one person is there, they might agree to quit and tell me their last name to put as a signature on the withdrawal.
As long as we practitioners have righteous thoughts and do not have fear, the words we utter are powerful and can dismantle the evil factors behind these people.
“If upon encountering trying circumstances your thinking can be truly righteous, then, when faced with the evil’s persecution and when faced with interference, just one sentence of yours fortified with steadfast righteous thoughts can instantly make the evil disintegrate (applause), and it will make those who are being used by the evil turn and flee, it will make the evil’s persecution of you dissolve, and it will make the evil’s interfering with you disappear without a trace.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference,” Collected Teachings Given Around the World, Volume VII)
Sometimes after listening to me, they stand up and leave in a hurry. When people come to my home to arrest me, I still clarify the facts to them. I don’t think about what they want to do to me, I just seize the time to talk to them. It’s all an environment for my cultivation. We have the Fa in our hearts, and we have Master arranging everything for us. So we just need to firmly do what Dafa practitioners are supposed to do.
In 2002, I was illegally detained for over seven months. At that time, I was not firm in my belief. My biggest concern was whether I was getting involved with politics. In my heart, I really felt that I was not, but I couldn’t explain it when people questioned me. I was stuck in the Party culture and could not get out of it. Also, prior to being detained, I lived a comfortable life. That suddenly changed to the hell-like conditions in the detention center, which made it even more difficult for me. Along with the lack of faith in Dafa, my life was truly miserable.
A fellow practitioner later passed Master’s new poem to me:
“Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions
A Great Enlightened One fears no hardshipHaving forged an adamantine willFree of attachment to living or dyingHe walks the path of Fa-rectificationconfident and poised”(Hong Yin II)
When my mind and body were in pain, I would recite the poem. My suffering was greatly relieved, and under Master’s protection, the forced labor camp didn’t admit me and I was returned to the detention center.
After a period of time, I was finally released. When I got home, I read the Nine Commentaries and studied several of Master’s new lectures on the issue of politics. I thoroughly understood the evil nature of the CCP, removed my doubts about whether Dafa was involved in politics, and strengthened my faith in Dafa.