A Young Dafa Practitioner: I Would Rather be Expelled from School Than Write a "Guarantee Statement"
[Note: a "guarantee statement" is a promise, coerced under pressure or torture, not to practice Falun Gong again, not to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, and to never again associate with other Falun Dafa practitioners.]
(Clearwisdom.net) I am fifteen years old and everyone in my family is a Dafa practitioner. My family was broken up by the dictator Jiang: my father was sentenced to four years in prison and was illegally detained in Laixi Detention Center; my sister is currently detained in Dashan Detention Center in Qingdao City. My school expelled me in late 2001, and my mother took over all of the field work [the family is a peasant / farming family].
I was very upset when I saw my deluded schoolteachers and schoolmates slander Dafa and Master. I clarified the truth to my schoolmates and showed them truth clarification materials, which enabled many of them to clear up their misunderstandings. On December 23, 2001, my school expelled me using the excuse that I had distributed truth clarification materials. My mother was also arrested and detained when she left town to distribute truth clarification materials. Since I didn't study the Fa well enough, I didn't realize that this was the evil's persecution against me. Afterwards, through experience sharing with fellow practitioners, I realized that I should clarify the truth to the school officials, so I went to the school and clarified the truth to the teachers. Because my heart was not pure, the outcome was not very good. The school told me that if I would write a "guarantee statement" to promise not to practice Falun Gong, even a fake one, then I would be able to return to school.
The day before I was expelled from school, the police broke into my home and ransacked it. They took away my father and sister, and they confiscated everything in my home that was related to Dafa. These thugs also took away the most valuable appliances in my home -- the T.V and recorder. I was left alone all by myself. I really felt what Master said, "Hundreds of hardships drop at once." ("Tempering One's Mind and Heart" from Master's poem collection Hong Yin, un-official translation) At this time, relatives, friends and schoolmates came to me and tried to persuade me to write a "guarantee" in order to return to school. Although I hadn't studied the Fa well enough, I knew that my decision was right and I persisted in the Truth. My warm family was broken up into such a miserable state; how could I cooperate with the evil that persecutes Dafa and let down Master? Therefore, no matter how hard others tried to persuade me, I was never moved. Even if I am not allowed to return to school, I will never write any kind of "guarantee statement" to the evil.
Facing expulsion from school, family members' arrest and misunderstandings of relatives and friends, I always silently recited what Master said, "When it's difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it's impossible to do, you can do it." (Zhuan Falun) Thus, I have been able to go through this lonely time with a calm heart.
August 23, 2002