Practitioners Refuse to Give Up Falun Dafa While Being Detained
(Minghui.org) I have experienced first-hand the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Dafa. From a young age, I witnessed the spreading of Dafa in China, the CCP's slander of this cultivation practice, the progress of the Fa-rectification, and people's awareness of the facts about Dafa.
I feel extremely fortunate to be in this world when the Fa is being spread. When history turns over this page, sentient beings will definitely remember this magnificent chapter in history.
The police broke into our home in May 2014. They arrested my mother and ransacked our home, but they did not find any Falun Dafa materials. I felt compassion for them. While more and more people have heard the facts about Dafa, the police have betrayed their conscience for a little bit of self interest. They will not have a future if they do not change their ways.
Incomprehensible Actions By the CCP
The inmates were curious why I was held in the detention center. Since I was so young, they were surprised that I practiced Falun Dafa. I told them that my mother recovered from a terminal illness after she practiced Falun Dafa. She stayed healthy and no longer had to resort to medication or see any doctors. Not only that, I said that I used to be weak and sick, but that I became healthy after I practiced Falun Dafa.
I told them that this cultivation practice teaches people to be good and follow the principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” I used to be selfish, I added, but now I think of the needs of others first, and I look for my shortcomings at times of conflicts. It is incomprehensible that the CCP framed such a good practice, I told them.
One of the inmates told me to practice at home. She said that some practitioners were sentenced to several years in prison. My heart was touched and so I said, “Having heard the Dao in the morning, one can die in the evening.” I then explained this in greater detail.
“Of course, it’s not saying, “I heard the Fa this morning, so I’ll die in the evening.” It doesn’t mean that. It means: “If I’ve heard the Dao, or I’ve heard the Fa in the morning, then even if I am to die in the evening I truly won’t be afraid.” And why is that? That’s because a dying person’s greatest fear is going to Hell. But think about it: If the Fa is in your head, will Hell dare to receive you? Will it dare to receive Dafa? It won’t dare to.” (Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Europe)
Fortunate to Be a Dafa Practitioner
So many saints have searched for the truth since ancient times, but so many have not found it. Wu Chengeng, the author of “Journey to the West,” wrote that “It is hard to obtain a human body. It is hard to be born into the Middle Land. It is hard to come across a righteous Fa. If a person obtains all three, that person is so lucky.”
I am so fortunate to be a practitioner! How could I possibly give up this practice?
After I calmed down, I looked within because my heart was moved when the inmate told me that some practitioners were sentenced to several years in prison. I did not acknowledge the persecution of the old forces since Master has the final say. Was I afraid to be sentenced? Would I continue practicing if I was sentenced?
Practitioners on the Way to Godhood
We are Falun Dafa disciples walking on the path to godhood. Worldly things are delusions that I shall not miss. This human body is nothing but a shell that Master uses for us to save sentient beings. Thus, I listen to Master and do the three things well.
Then why was I persecuted again this time? Was it because I thought that detention would help me improve on things I did not do well during my last detention. I realized that I practiced Falun Dafa to seek fame. I also held the attachments of fear, comfort, desire, lust, and personal interests. These corrupt elements existed in my dimension for a long time, and Master had to bear so much for me. Sentient beings had to suffer and practitioners lives were disrupted. After realizing this, I asked Master to help me, and I sent forth righteous thoughts to dissolve these corrupt elements.
Police from the Domestic Security Division came to talk to me on the third day in the detention center. I was a bit scared, so I recited Master's poem:
After ten years of trials and tribulations,Lotuses fill the courtyard.A rainbow of colors,Illuminates the heavens.One’s purity is seen,After the adamantine will is fully tempered.True thoughts dissolve all,The whole sky is clear.Disciples of Fa walk the earth,Compassion they bring.With kind thoughts they save people,Evil specters they vanquish.Righteous thoughts each step of the way,Divine beings are present in this world.When they return with full bounty,The multitude of gods shall receive them.
(“Stirred by Reflection”)
After coming to see me, they said that they would not interfere with my belief, and that I should just chat with them. They said that their main purpose was to “educate” me. This went on for some time. They were not logical in what they said and quite incoherent. Their purpose was to destroy me.
I just ignored them and continued to recite the Fa in my mind. Gradually, I let go of my fear. They were just like clowns, and when they saw I was not cooperating, they left, claiming they would return. I thought to myself that there was no next time, and I would not see them again. Indeed, they did not show up before I left the detention center.
I knew that Master did everything for me. As long as I followed the Fa, Master would immediately give me the best.
Practitioners Hearts Are Strong
The inmates had committed various crimes, but they were still sentient beings. So I took every opportunity to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa to them.
A teenage girl cried terribly when she was first brought to the detention center. I chatted with her and comforted her. Gradually, she stopped crying and talked with me. I told her how the CCP's propaganda makes young people not believe in karmic retribution or gods, and how the CCP has committed all kinds of crimes. She liked to listen to me, and I talked to her about Dafa, the staged self-immolation incident in Tiananmen Square, and why she should withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. She agreed to withdraw from the CCP.
I often recited the Fa to myself. The inmates were curious and asked me what I was reciting, so I recited Master's poem “An Upright Person” to them.
He who acts for his namea life of anger and hate is hisHe who acts for profitcold is he, knowing not his kinHe who acts for emotionmany are the troubles he brings himselfBitter,fighting away,he makes karma all his life.
Not seeking a namelife is carefree and contentNot set on profitone is known as humane and righteousNot stirred by emotionthe mind is quiet, desires fewKind,cultivating himself,he builds up virtue all his years.
(“An Upright Person,” Hong Yin)
They really loved the poem. I talked to the inmates about Falun Dafa, and one who had quit the CCP changed tremendously.
Another inmate was in her 30s and sentenced to death. I did not talk to her about Falun Dafa and she also ignored me. But, after she found that I followed Falun Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, she asked me about the practice.
“When I first came in, practitioners were not allowed to practice the exercises,” she said. “Some practitioners protested. The guards put shackles on them, but they were not afraid. But the guards relented and allowed them to do the exercises. It is useless that the CCP detains them, because they are so strong in their hearts.”
During this detention, I clarified the facts about Falun Dafa to four guards. They asked me why I, as a university graduate, believed in Dafa. I spoke of the incorrectness of the evolution theory, the discovery of prehistoric civilizations, and the real history of how God created men.
I then made sure they heard Falun Dafa is a genuine cultivation practice, and that human beings can cultivate into gods. Practitioners of a true belief thus undergo tribulations, but they understand that it is only because of committing bad deeds in the past. So I asked them to think about how it could be possible for practitioners to give up their beliefs when facing such an unprecedented persecution. Of course, there was so much more I shared with them from my understanding. In the end they said that I could practice the exercises in the cell.
I have walked on the cultivation path for over 10 years, thanks to Master's protection. I will cultivate more diligently and be worthy of Master's expectation.