Compassion Can Resolve Tribulations
(Minghui.org) My husband received a phone call from the police department on the evening of March 9, 2018. I had been reported by a student's parent for clarifying the facts about Falun Gong to the students. He was nervous and asked me to hide, but I disagreed. So did my mother-in-law. My past experiences (described below) of truth clarification to police made me feel that compassion would resolve the tribulation.
See You Again… as Friends
One day in June 2013, the secretary of the county Political and Legal Committee (PLC) was waiting for me at the front door when I came home from clarifying the truth to people. With him were eight persons from various organizations. They said that they had come just to understand what I was doing.
I knew that they came to harass me for practicing Falun Gong. Nevertheless, I invited them in.
Smiling at me, the PLC secretary said, “You look good. Your house is neat.”
“Still practicing?” one of them asked.
“Do you think I am still practicing?” I smiled and responded.
He said, “We came to take you away today.”
I straightforwardly said, “You surely can, but it is almost noon. I have to cook. You all can have lunch here.”
They immediately stood up and walked toward the door. They said, “It won't be necessary.”
“Goodbye,” I said.
“See you again,” one friendly member of the group said.
“Isn’t it good that we will see each other again as friends?” I said.
They all smiled and left.
Police Blessed for Their Kindness to Practitioners
One practitioner was arrested in March or April 2016 for filing a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin. Though this was legal, she risked being sentenced to more than seven years in prison.
Many practitioners from local towns, other provinces, and abroad got together for her rescue. We made phone calls, wrote letters, and posted flyers. I also asked a police officer I knew to give the informational materials to the police chief, captain, and deputy captain of the 610 Office.
The informational materials included two advising letters, the criminal complaint I filed with the Supreme Procuratorate and the Supreme Court in August 2015, “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party,” and “Traveling Heaven and Earth Through Wind and Rain.”
“What if they use these Falun Gong materials as evidence to arrest you?” the police officer asked.
I said, “The materials are treasures and not persecution evidence for the police. Practicing Falun Gong is legal, and promoting it does not violate the law. The constitution provides citizens freedom of speech and belief.”
“The 610 Office deputy captain was stunned at your complaint statement. He asked you not to mail the complaints and complain about him,” the police officer said after delivering the materials.
I replied, “My statement is correct. He arrested me, ransacked my home, and sent me to the forced labor camp twice.”
The police officer said, “Both he and the captain have received dozens of phone calls every day. They reviewed the surveillance records and decided you were responsible for the calls. They will arrest you if you continue to make calls. They said that you could be sentenced to seven years in prison.
“We did not arrest you because you are kind to people and filial to your parents,” he said. “I suggest that you stop practicing.”
I said, “That is not possible. I would not trade it with anything in the world. Only my Master, the founder of Falun Gong, has the final say.”
I tried to meet with the 610 Office captain twice to no avail. However, another practitioner helped his parents quit the Chinese Communist Party.
Through this police officer, I met with the 610 Office deputy captain and told him the facts about Falun Gong.
I told this police officer that he and the police chief had done good deeds for practitioners and would be greatly rewarded.
The police chief was promoted to a position in the city police department in May 2016. This police officer was hospitalized for surgery the following winter. He recovered very well and recuperated at home.
Finally, the fellow practitioner was bailed out.
Truth Clarification with Letters
I was cooking food for my hospitalized mother-in-law at around 11:00 a.m. on September 9, 2016 when five persons from government units came to my house. Two young police officers asked me why I was still writing letters and told me to stop doing so. They also tried to ask me questions and have me sign the interrogation records.
I told them seriously, “I will not answer any questions or sign your report. I am writing letters for your well-being. I want you to know that you will be rewarded if you treat practitioners kindly. I do not want to leave evidence that you have persecuted me for a future trial.”
I added, “Whether or not I continue to write letters is up to my Master. He taught me to be selfless and compassionate. According to the constitution, I have freedom of belief and speech. You should carry out your duties within the law.”
One police officer suddenly stood up and left. The rest followed him. I saw them off with a smile.
Compassion Resolves Tribulations
I got onto the Minghui website at a store on an afternoon in April 2017. When two young police officers came to me, I showed them articles about kindness by police toward Dafa disciples. But a slender police officer wanted me to sign a statement, which I refused.
He then called for more police officers as backup. They confiscated my Zhuan Falun (the main book of Falun Gong), some Fa lectures, several truth-clarification bills, and my laptop computer.
I went to the police department after 5:00 p.m. to tell them about the healing power of Dafa. I told them that I was bony and unhealthy in my childhood and would occasionally pass out, that I had suffered multiple diseases after childbirth, and that no treatment worked until I started practicing Falun Gong.
I said, “The book Zhuan Falun is precious. Every word in the book emits a golden light. I also saw Law Wheels spinning. I followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be honest to others and tolerant when a conflict arises. Soon, my diseases disappeared magically. I have been healthy for the past 18 years.”
I also told them how I was kind to those who were relentless to me in the labor camp and how they were then moved by my tolerance.
That slender police officer left to have dinner at home. I told the three remaining that it was about time for me to have dinner, and that my family was waiting. But the officers asked me to read for them a little bit more about Fa lectures and Zhuan Falun.
The 610 Office deputy captain then arrived. He took me to get a physical exam at a hospital and then sent me to the detention center. It was about midnight when I was admitted.
At the detention center, I clarified the truth to the director and the prison guards. Meanwhile, my family and relatives also talked to the police department personnel to get me released.
On the seventh day, I suddenly had a righteous thought that the detention center was not a place for me. I wanted to leave and save people. I asked Master to strengthen my righteous thoughts. The detention center director came after a little while to tell me that I would be released the next morning after my family completed the release procedures at the county police department.
The officers who took away my items only returned my computer. They kept my Zhuan Falun book, Fa teaching lectures, and truth-clarification cards. I sent a righteous thought, “Those items were left there for predestinated police officers. I hope they understand the facts and treat Dafa disciples kindly.”
Being Kind to Unyielding Persons in the Labor Camp
I was incarcerated for not giving up the practice. The prison guards slandered Dafa and Master in front of me. They threatened me when I refused to write the three statements.
I was forced to carry cement bags, sand bags, and bricks from the ground to third floor for a long period of time. I was exhausted and could not stand steady. My heart beat increased. When I was on the verge of collapse, suddenly voice said, “The sentient beings need not worry; Gods and Buddhas are smiling.” (“Dafa is Great,” from Hong Yin Vol. II)
Momentarily, my feeling of pain disappeared, and the tribulation became so minor.
Dafa was my spiritual support and the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are already rooted in each of my cells. In suffering, I always remember Master's teaching that a practitioner must take pain easily, become selfless, and consider others first for anything.
In “The Ninth Talk” of Zhuan Falun, Master said, “Nothing is truly unbearable or impossible.” He also taught us that we “...should refrain from fighting back” (“The Fourth Talk,” from Zhuan Falun).
I encouraged myself to be persistent all the time until I overcame the tribulation.
I was forced to work more than 12 hours every day without compensation, I never had enough food to eat, and the working conditions were bad.
I missed my family at night and could not fall asleep. I felt resentful that I could not take care of my parents and parents-in-law, share the problems my husband had, and look after my two small children.
The suffering from the long-term physical and spiritual torture had reached the limit of my endurance. Each day felt like a year. My hair turned salt and pepper in a year.
Despite such a harsh environment, my heart was as holy as a lotus, which is not stained by mud. I was still kind to those who were relentless.
There is a saying, “Divine beings watch what humans are doing.” The biggest wish of a Dafa disciple is to wake up sentient beings before the catastrophe arrives.
The prison guards and workers were finally moved by my kindness. They respected me and became friendly to me.
Good and evil will be repaid accordingly. I hoped they followed the principle of “Truthful-Compassion-Forbearance” to become good persons and treated Dafa practitioners kindly. They then would be rewarded with good luck and a long life.
Police Let Me Write Special Words on Interrogation Report
One day in November of 2017, five police officers came to ask me the same questions again.
I told them, “Dafa has been widely spread in more than one hundred countries and is highly praised. It brings numerous benefits and doesn’t do harm to any society. The book Zhuan Falun has been translated in 39 languages.”
I added, “The power of faith is enormous, and any means of coercion cannot change people's heart. Only the principles of Buddha Law can make people change from the bottom of their hearts.”
When the police finished their report, they allowed me to sign it with any message I wished, including “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
They also asked for my telephone number. I said, “You are welcome any time if you want to understand Falun Gong. Do not come here if you are hostile and not friendly.”
The police were satisfied and left.
I shouted loudly, “Tell your families to sincerely recite 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good'. They will have good health and happiness.”
I am a Dafa disciple during the Fa-rectification period. I have a historic mission. I came to this world to assist Master in rectifying the Fa. I tell people the facts about Falun Gong wisely and save beings compassionately. The truth clarification materials are great and shining treasures for saving people. They are not evidence for persecution.
When I understand the Fa, rectify my thoughts, and honestly do righteous things, my husband and his mother act normally like nothing ever happened.
Dafa has been spread widely, and it is good fortune for people to hear the facts about Falun Gong. I have followed the principles of “Truthful-Compassion-Forbearance” to become a good person. Divine beings in the universe will not allow anyone to persecute me.