China Fahui | The Safest Place Is Where We Do the Three Things Well (Part 2)
(Minghui.org) Continued from Part 1
In Part 1 the practitioner provided a summary of his life before and after he became a Falun Dafa practitioner—from being imprisoned by the communist regime despite being a member of the Red Guards, to being persecuted for practicing Falun Dafa, which includes the consequences he witnessed of people reporting on practitioners for profit.
Clarifying the Facts Openly and Honorably
Master has told us about the importance of clarifying the truth about Dafa. For that, I use my private clinic and pharmacy as the platform for truth clarification. Whoever comes to my clinic, or who even passes by, becomes a target of my truth clarification, regardless of his profession, official position, wealth, or whether he had come for treatment or to persecute me. No police or government officials can escape before he or she has learned the facts about Dafa. Nothing can stop me.
“… just by having your heart unaffected you will be able to handle all situations” (“Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
“You have your thousand brilliant ideas, but I have my own way...” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference IV)
Besides assigning people to monitor me, the persecutors tell my neighbors to keep an eye on me. A telephone number was posted near my clinic for people to call and report on Falun Dafa practitioners. None of this has affected me.
I know that as long as I walk straight on my cultivation path and do the three things well, Master will protect me. No one will be able to affect me, and there is no need to worry about my own safety. Master has given nearly all of Himself for saving sentient beings; why can't I, His disciple, give all of myself in assisting in Master's Fa-rectification?
Every one of my patients is first told the facts about Dafa and about quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations before I take care of their medical needs. Every week, several dozen people, and sometimes over 100, quit the CCP.
Many of my patients' health was not restored at a hospital. Some were terminally ill, some had been diagnosed with cancer, and some were infertile. After listening to me and quitting the CCP, some returned to good health, and some women gave birth to children after years of infertility. They were grateful to me, but I told them, “It was not me but my Master and Falun Dafa that helped you after you quit the CCP and had good thoughts toward Dafa.”
My mind remains certain that everyone who comes to see me wants to hear the facts about Dafa, as arranged by Master. Among these patients, some have worked in the police department, the political and legal affairs committee, or government organizations. I treat them all the same.
One Good Deed Deserves Another
Our country police chief brought someone, whom I will call Z, to my clinic. He had tried the most advanced infertility treatments in China and was thinking about seeking treatment overseas.
I asked if he had persecuted Falun Dafa, and he admitted to being the deputy chief in the city police department in charge of Falun Dafa affairs, which meant that he had indeed caused much harm.
I told him that he was experiencing retribution for persecuting Falun Dafa. I told him, “If you want a child, you have to stop persecuting Dafa and quit the CCP.” He accepted my suggestions. His wife soon became pregnant. He then asked me to help him quit the CCP. His wife gave birth to a son before the end of the year.
He said, “Now that I have had my child, you too should have one more child. I will take care of the child's residential status.”
I already had a daughter and did not plan on having a second child. Yet my wife insisted on having a son. My wife got pregnant, and we had a son. Although the one-child policy was enforced at the time, Z arranged for me to get residential status registered with the police for the boy.
Not long afterward, a fellow practitioner was reported to the police and taken to a brainwashing center. This practitioner tried to clarify the facts, but he did not cultivate his speech well and gave my name as well as Chief Z's name. As the entire political and legal affairs system learned about it, Chief Z was under a lot of pressure. He thought that I was the one who gave out his information, so he came to talk to me.
I did not defend myself and simply told him, “Don't worry. It's nothing. You can tell them to come and talk to me. You should believe in Master and the Fa, and nothing will happen.”
“Now that you have quit the CCP,” I added, “don't sign up again to be its member. Don't do anything that makes you unworthy of Dafa. Otherwise, your child may run into trouble. You have to keep in mind that your child was a gift from Master and Dafa. Do you still want your child?”
He said, “Definitely I want to keep my child. I know what to do.”
A division head in the City 610 Office in charge of the brainwashing center was a schoolmate of Chief Z. With help from Z, that practitioner was released.
When higher authorities began to investigate Z, it turned out that the person in charge of the investigation team was in the same military unit with Z. As such, nothing came of the investigation.
Disintegrating the Persecution with a Strong Belief in Master and the Fa
Over the past dozen years, other practitioners in our region have faced numerous tests. I realized that the most assured guarantee of safety is to do the three things well. With a strong belief in Master and the Fa, and whether it's an individual practitioner or practitioners as a single body, they can emerge from danger unharmed.
“When disciples have ample righteous thoughtsMaster has the power to turn back the tide” (“The Master-Disciple Bond” from Hong Yin Volume II)
“When you conduct yourselves righteously Master can do anything for you. If your righteous thoughts are truly strong, if you're able to put aside the thought of life and death, and if you're solid and unshakable like diamond, then those evil beings won't dare to touch you...” (Touring North America to Teach the Fa)
If we do not confront the persecution with righteous thoughts but instead resort to human approaches or even compromise, the persecution will escalate. Even if there is some temporary relief, there is a stain on one’s cultivation.
The County 610 Office sent four police vehicles to my clinic at the beginning of 2002. Crowds gathered for half a block. I was reading Zhuan Falun when I was abruptly grabbed by an officer. Another officer took the book from my hands.
Master's words came to my mind immediately:
“I am rooted in the universe. If anyone could harm you, he or she would be able to harm me. Put simply, that person would be able to harm this universe.” (Zhuan Falun).
Suddenly, the officer who grabbed me fell down. Other officers did not make any moves. I immediately said that Dafa teaches people to be kind by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I recounted stories about local officials, whom they knew, who had received karmic retribution for persecuting Dafa. In the end, the officers became courteous and returned Zhuan Falun to me.
My neighbors and many villagers were amazed when they heard that the police had left without arresting me.
First Among Those Filing Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin
I learned from a Minghui notice about filing lawsuits against Jiang Zemin, former head of the communist regime, in early May 2015. Without a second thought, I drafted a criminal lawsuit against Jiang Zemin. Quite a few practitioners used my lawsuit as a template for filing their own. Later I learned from the 610 Office staff that we were the earliest to file lawsuits against Jiang.
Since we were the first, and all the lawsuits were mailed out together, it shocked the persecutors of Dafa. One day in mid-September, the city and county 610 Offices coordinated an assault on practitioners who filed lawsuits. The residential committee officials assigned two police vans filled with officers for the arrest of each local practitioner.
Over a dozen officers showed up at my clinic at 10:00 a.m. that day after having arrested the other practitioners. I was their main target, and they had put together a large dossier about my truth-clarification efforts, with information given by another practitioner. I did not panic and told them that I was ready to tell them the facts about Dafa after being taken to the police station.
A 610 Office head said, “Don't you know that you are the first in the city to sue Jiang Zemin? How dare you sue our country's leader? Who told you to do this?”
I did not panic. “I based my actions on the Chinese Constitution—a citizen has the right to report and make charges against anyone in government,” I said. “The government talks about ruling the country by law and about ruling the country by the constitution. They broadcast such things daily on television. Citizens are told that the supreme court would docket all cases and handle all complaints.”
“So isn't what you're doing against the policy of the current administration?” I asked. “Regarding Jiang Zemin, he has committed three major crimes: selling our country's territory, committing corrupt deeds, and persecuting Dafa. His other crimes are too numerous to list. And you should also sue him, as should each and every Chinese citizen. If you don't file a lawsuit against him, you're not worthy of being Chinese.”
They could not come up with any defense. The head of the 610 Office said others had testified that I had distributed over 800 brochures with information about Dafa and that I held Fa study sessions at my home. He stated that 300 copies would be enough to put me in prison.
“Yes, I did do that,” I said. “And 800 copies amounts to nothing. Even 10,000 copies or 100 million copies would still be legal. The constitution has made it clear that citizens have the right to freedom of belief, freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly. My printing these materials is putting into practice freedom of the press, and doing such things is in line with the law. Studying the Fa at my home is free assembly. Isn't the current leader talking about ruling the country by the constitution? If you want to follow Jiang, then go ahead and arrest me. But you need to be aware of the consequences.”
It was 4:00 p.m. when I stopped my truth-clarification efforts. Gradually, the environment became peaceful, and I was released that night.
The practitioners who sent forth righteous thoughts were released that day. A small number of practitioners made payments of several thousand yuan via their connections, but they still ended up being taken to brainwashing centers. Only righteous thoughts make the difference.
During World Falun Dafa Day on May 13, 2017, several practitioners from the neighboring J County came to our county for Fa study. When they were waiting for the elevator, personnel from the community administrative office questioned them and called the police. Practitioner A and some other practitioners left. However, several practitioners from J County and two from our own county were arrested and taken to the police station. A practitioner from J County had on him brochures and several thousand yuan of paper currency with Dafa facts printed on them.
A practitioner who was heading to the Fa study rushed to tell me what had happened. I immediately decided to rescue the practitioners. But I received a phone call from my family that Chief Z had come to my clinic for treatment. So I immediately returned there.
I asked why he was still arresting Falun Dafa practitioners. He said he was not aware of the arrests and that he would look into the issue.
However, we did not pin our hopes on the head of the domestic security division, who had promised to intervene. Instead, we continued with our rescue efforts. M, the newly appointed head of the county Domestic Security Division, took this case as an opportunity to build political capital for promotion. He partnered with the J County Domestic Security Division to form a joint task force to make a big deal out of the arrests. He collected footage from various surveillance cameras and gathered expert analysts in order to round up all the practitioners involved.
Practitioner Hai (alias) had been persecuted many times. He was a “key person” in the eyes of the authorities and thus their prime target. Practitioners worried about his safety, and I invited him to stay at my home. Despite the pressure, he was not affected. He sent forth righteous thoughts overnight, decided to stay where he was, eliminated concerns over personal safety or attachments to fear, and continued to work on rescuing fellow practitioners.
Hai's daughter, who was not a practitioner, played a major role in rescuing our practitioners. She went to the police station to encourage practitioners and gave us information from insiders in the police department. Officers who no longer persecuted Dafa also offered to help.
However, driven by his personal greed, M ordered the tapping of phones of several officers sympathetic to practitioners. Practitioners continued to send forth righteous thoughts, aiming to bring karmic retribution to those who were determined to carry out the persecution. Shortly after, M suffered facial paralysis.
I also mailed truth-clarification letters to several departments from the county postal drop box, which were delivered the next day. M still rejected advice from his colleagues and practitioners. He refused to read the letter and placed it into the case files as evidence for carrying out further persecution. He submitted plans for future arrests to the department chief, who turned down M's request on the grounds that, since he was about to transfer elsewhere, he should not get involved in this matter. When the new chief arrived, M submitted his proposal for the arrests again. The new chief also declined. Not giving up, M filed a report with the City Domestic Security Division. The head of the City Domestic Security Division scolded him, leaving him no choice but to release the practitioners.
If we did not treat this incident with righteous thoughts, if practitioner A had gone into hiding for his own safety, or if we had adopted a human mindset by relying on our connections, the consequences would have been grave and the damage devastating.
Officials Are Also Victims of Jiang's Policies
Afterward, I wrote M another truth-clarification letter. He asked if I was the one who wrote it. Of course, I took responsibility.
I told him more about Dafa: “The persecution of Falun Dafa was launched by Jiang Zemin. Of the seven members of the politburo standing committee, six disagreed with Jiang. When all things are settled, the other six would bear witness to Jiang's crime. You have tapped into the police system’s phones. When all things are settled, those whose phones were tapped by you will bear witness to your crime. The CCP is known for burning their bridges. I was director of the county revolutionary committee, a position higher than yours. What I carried out were Mao's 'highest directives.' In the end, I ended up being sentenced to life in prison, and I spent over a dozen years in prison. If you take a look at the policy regarding Dafa by the current administration, it is different from that of Jiang. If you are still following Jiang, what are you going to do in the future?””
(Editor's note: The current policy is indeed quite different from that of Jiang Zemin, but no orders have been issued to free all Falun Dafa practitioners; the previous policy that a practitioner has to be 'transformed' before being freed are still in place.)
He regretted his actions and asked me why we had not clarified the facts to him earlier. Indeed, officials are also victims of Jiang's persecutory policies.
His words struck me. It indicates that we have not done enough in clarifying the facts to people in the police, Procuratorate, and judicial system—those who are in charge of the persecution. We cannot simply blame others for being “evil.” We should routinely clarify the truth to them and not only when they have persecuted us.
Different Actions Have Different Outcomes
Since the onset of the persecution, I have clarified the facts to those who worked in the police station and local county governments. Every time there was a round of personnel changes, I would meet the staff. Some then stopped getting involved in the persecution, others offered protection of practitioners, and some filed reassignment applications. Those who refused to listen to the facts received karmic retribution.
Later, with Master's arrangements, several heads of the County Police Department and County 610 Office came to me for their illnesses. I clarified the facts and helped them quit the CCP. They spoke of the power of Dafa and recommended me to the leaders of the city police department. Some relatives of officials at the level of vice-premiers and politburo members quit the CCP after they sought treatment from me.
A deputy director of my local police station came to me for his bladder cancer. After I clarified the truth, he quit the CCP. He subsequently recovered from his cancer. I asked him to tell the truth when others ask how his cancer was cured. He has since protected Dafa practitioners, and he tells everyone, “Falun Dafa is truly good!” When his superior asked him to investigate me, he told him how he recovered from cancer. Instead of facing retaliation, he was promoted to a section chief in the police department.
C is the director of the police station where I live, and L is the director of the police station where my residential status was registered. They cooperated with each other in an effort to deregister my residential status, to deprive me of land compensation. I went to tell L not to persecute Dafa disciples. He was very rude, and I tried to tell him that doing evil would result in karmic retribution. A few days later, L was dismissed from his director's position for no apparent reason. I heard that he was corrupt and had diverted money for low-income families to persecute practitioners. He also hit an elderly man and sped away. He was stopped by local residents and sentenced to five years in prison.
I also went to tell C to stop persecuting practitioners, citing the case of L. C cared little and did not believe in karmic retribution. Sometime later, C ran into me. He boasted that he had been promoted, but I warned him that good and evil would both meet their respective rewards or retribution.
The head of the city domestic security division later told me that C had been arrested and sentenced to ten and a half years in prison.
When I went to the office of the secretary of the county Political and Legal Affairs Committee, I handed him a truth-clarification letter and talked about how the current administration differed from Jiang Zemin’s in its attitude toward Dafa. I also talked about the change in the cosmic climate and the spread of Falun Dafa, among other things. After he finished reading my letter, he said that he would ask for a transfer and did so the next day.
When the new secretary took office, I gave him the truth-clarification letter as well. However, he refused to accept the facts. Instead, he forwarded the letter to the police department. Some in the police department wanted to arrest me, while others advised them not to. They ended up reporting the case to the city authorities. A secretary of the city Political and Legal Affairs Committee asked to have the letter faxed to him.
A few days later, the secretary drove to my home and thanked me for helping him learn the facts. Otherwise, he and his family would be in danger, he said. I told him, “Now that you’ve realized the situation, we have a fellow practitioner held in the detention center in J county. Go ask them to release him.”
He said, “There are two factions, with some not wanting to suppress Falun Dafa, while others insist on continuing. That county is of the latter type. It will be difficult.”
I told him that since he was their superior, it should not be difficult. He tried, and the practitioner returned home a few days later.
Turning Around Accusations Against Dafa
Officials of our town's residential committee and top leaders of the city and county 610 Offices came to my clinic. The 610 Office head said, “You're the first one in our city who dared to write us such letters. How did you dare to do that? And you even signed it as a Falun Dafa practitioner!”
“I cultivate in Falun Dafa,” I said. “The Chinese Constitution clearly spells out freedom of belief. Also, last August the Central General Office issued an internal document acknowledging that the 17 years of unfair treatment of practitioners should be gradually resolved. You see, your own internal document addressed us as Falun Dafa practitioners. Isn't there such a document?”
He said, “There is. The prerequisite is you have to first be “transformed.”
I told him, “We strive to be good people by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. To what should we be 'transformed?' You should instead 'transform' yourselves—which, maybe you’ve started.”
“You set out to 'eliminate Falun Dafa in three months,' and 'as for Falun Dafa practitioners beaten to death, they would be counted as suicides,'” I said. “Now you have changed the term to Falun Dafa practitioners and acknowledged these 17 years of unfair treatment. Isn't this “transformation”? Don't get it wrong; you're the ones to be resolved by carrying out the evil deeds of persecuting Falun Dafa at the order of Jiang Zemin. Are you still following Jiang?
“Take a look at the series of current policies, including ruling the country by law, that one would be held responsible for. These are important decisions in one’s life. Think about it: reiteration that Falun Dafa is not among the 14 evil cults and the Press and Publication Administration has annulled the ban on publishing Falun Dafa books, among others. The top corrupt officials, including Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai, and Li Dongsheng, were promoted by Jiang for their pioneering roles in persecuting Falun Dafa. Jiang will be next, and it will be interesting to watch. Think about it: What are the consequences of persecuting Falun Dafa?”
Another head of the 610 Office said, “Then how do you explain the legal interpretation on heavy punishment of seven activities related to evil cults by the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate?”
“That is a trap,” I explained. “And you will fall into it if you do exactly that. Jiang's followers did not want to acknowledge their failure, and now they try to make trouble. Did you ever see Falun Dafa mentioned in the interpretation? Xi Jinping made a speech at the national conference of religious works. People's Daily offered interpretations three days in a row, saying not to resolve religious issues using administrative or combative measures, and not to escalate confrontations for differences in belief. Do you think the new administration would issue such new policies conflicting with Xi's speech?
“It can only be done by Jiang, who has no credibility. The CCP is known for finding scapegoats. Back then, in order to escalate the persecution of Falun Dafa, Jiang told government officials at various levels that people holding public office would not be held responsible for carrying out orders from higher authorities.
“Now the law has been amended, and one will be held responsible for what one has done all his life. When I was young, I took the risk of my life and charged forward against bullets, and I ended up as a counter-revolutionary. And it was Mao Zedong's call for us to rebel. Take me as your lesson. You don't want to be thrown into prison when all of this gets settled, do you? The days are not far that Falun Dafa has its wrongful treatment redressed. Don't follow Jiang any further.”
He replied, “It appears you have recognized the issue as an old hand of the revolution.” This large crowd, which came to arrest me, left quietly.
Telling the Facts Via Auxiliary Approaches
In my truth-clarification letter to the government, I detailed a series of policies put in place after Xi Jinping took office, as supplements to truth clarification. As a practitioner, I understand this is how changes in cosmic climate are reflected in the human world. Those who work in the police, courts, procuratorate, and legal system have been poisoned worse than average people. They have very low moral standards. Even if something is wrong, they would do it to adhere to the “Party line” or to stay out of trouble.
Some are fully aware that Falun Dafa practitioners are good people, yet they still engage in the persecution. It is rather difficult to save them. They have developed the habit of detecting social trends and picking the dominant side.
Master has taught us the Fa in order to save people. We have to know about everyday people's attachments and conform as much as possible to the situation of everyday people. My understanding is that drawing a comparison between Xi's attitude versus that of Jiang and providing a coherent interpretation can help shock and check this group of people.
Through well over a decade's tempering, Dafa disciples have gradually matured. We won't place the hope of stopping the persecution on a particular everyday person, much less will we count on him to restore the innocence of Falun Dafa. We are using the changes in the society of everyday people as an auxiliary approach to help tell the facts, which I feel conforms to our mission. It has also turned out to have had some positive effects.
Recently, local town governments and police stations have returned deposits they had collected from Dafa disciples voluntarily. They also unconditionally removed parole-pending trials and living-under-surveillance status of more than three Dafa practitioners.
“I'm not Jesus, and I'm not Sakyamuni, but the Fa has created millions and millions of Jesuses and Sakyamunis who have the courage to walk the path of Truth, who have the courage to risk their lives for the sake of the Truth, and who have the courage to devote their lives to saving sentient beings.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference”)
Master has pushed us to such lofty levels, and we have to do the three things well. In the final phase of Fa-rectification, we need to strive forward more diligently and be worthy of Master's expectation and the title of Dafa disciples.