How to Handle Harassment with Righteous Thoughts
(Minghui.org) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) recently initiated the so-called “Zero Out” campaign, a national effort to force Falun Dafa practitioners on a government blacklist to renounce their faith. As part of the campaign, governmental agents and police come to practitioners' homes to harass those who still practice Falun Dafa or who even used to practice, demanding that they sign the three statements.
They claimed if practitioners sign the “three statements” they would remove their names from the blacklist and stop harassing them, and stop implicating and harassing their family members.
My wife and I, as well as a relative of mine were studying the Fa at my home one day when I saw a policeman suddenly jump over our fence into the yard.
My relative quickly left through the back door, and I hid our Dafa books as fast as possible.
The officer came into the house and said, “Why are you always avoiding us? Get the key to open the gate; there are two more of us outside.”
I was agitated but immediately calmed down. I replied in a very calm tone, “No matter how busy you are, you should not jump over the fence; you can get hurt.”
A man and a woman came in after I opened the gate. The man introduced himself as a representative of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee.
I remembered that I had clarified the truth to him over the phone but had never met him in person. When the policeman starting to make a video recording, I told him to turn it off as otherwise we could not have a conversation.
The policeman said it was required, but turned it off after the man from the Political and Legal Affairs Committee said it was fine to do so.
The policeman started discussing the CCP's “policy” and said that my name would be removed from the blacklist and my children would not be implicated in school and job searches if I agreed to provide the statements renouncing my practice of Falun Dafa.
After he finished his speech, the man from the Political and Legal Affairs Committee also gave a similar talk and stressed the benefits of signing the “three statements.”
It was then my turn to speak. From the phone call I'd had with the officer from the Political and Legal Affairs committee, I knew that he didn’t understand Falun Dafa.
I spoke about the benefits I experienced from practicing Dafa and the practice's miraculous effects in healing and fitness. I told them how I survived two major disasters because of founder Master Li Hongzhi's protection, and how I also had several serious illnesses cured without medical treatment.
I said I would have died long ago if it weren’t for practicing Dafa, and that my current life was a blessing. “It’s hard for me to repay what Master Li has done for me, and now you are asking me to betray my Master. How could I do such a thing? Never!”
The policeman understood and said, “I see; you will never betray your master!” Then he left with the woman.
I knew that the evil behind him was eliminated. The man from the Political and Legal Affairs Committee stayed behind.
I shook his hand and said, “It's just the two of us here now. You see, the plague (the CCP virus that causes Covid-19) has come now, targeting these kind of things.
“You are unable to help others but you have to save your own life. If you are dead, no matter how good the future is, it will have nothing to do with you.
“I know you have been taking care of your mother for five years. You are a dutiful son and a good person. A good person should not die. You have to withdraw from the CCP to ensure your safety.
“You see, those who have been bluffing a lot will run out of wit once they contract the virus, no matter how high or low their social rank might be. Let me give you a pseudonym to withdraw from the CCP.”
Unexpectedly, he agreed and then left. During the whole process, I talked and laughed without fear of saying anything inappropriate; I truly felt the mighty power of compassion!
Master Li said,
“Compassion is an enormous energy, the energy of righteous gods. The more compassion that is present, the greater this energy becomes, and it can disintegrate anything that is bad.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IX )
Those officers didn't act in a rude manner while they were in my house. My wife had also been sending righteous thoughts in another room the whole time, until they left. She didn’t say anything when they tried to talk to her.
Not long ago, when I was about to go out, I heard the village chief calling for me to open the door. A group of people came in after I opened the gate.
They introduced themselves: The party director, the head of the police station, several officials from the Political and Legal Affairs Committee, the village chief, and even a bystander all entered my home.
The party director was the key speaker. I didn’t listen to what he said but kept sending righteous thoughts in my mind.
After a while, he asked me whether I could write an experience sharing article. I told him I was even able to write poems.
He praised me for having a good cultural background. Then he asked whether I was able to write Chinese calligraphy. So I pointed at the wall to show my poem written in calligraphy.
A policeman took a photo of the poem. The poem was about emphasizing one’s character and doing good things.
After reading it, the Party director said, “It’s too bad people no longer have such a perception. Stressing good character has become something negative in people’s minds nowadays.”
The CCP culture has indeed influenced people so badly. I kept sending righteous thoughts to remove the evil factors behind him.
I also asked Master to strengthen my righteous thoughts so I could help the Party director stop bringing more karma onto himself. They all left after a while.
I realized that a practitioner has energy and can decide the outcome in these situations. If you think someone is here to learn the truth, he will be.
If you think he comes to persecute you, then he may turn against you and demand that you write the “three statements.” But if you think the evil can’t move you because there is Master and the Fa, that's how it will be!
Thank you Master!