Eliminating Persecution with Righteous Thoughts
(Minghui.org) I obtained the Fa in 1998 when I was a junior in high school. Although being that young, I had been diagnosed with gastroenteritis, and often came down with fevers. Soon after I began to cultivate, my body was purified.
Master also protected me. After evening study at school, I almost ran twice into bicycles and donkey carts coming from the opposite direction when I was cycling back home. Master protected me and eliminated the risks. When I first realized I should cultivate my xinxing, I felt a Falun rotating. At that time, I was immersed in the Buddha light, and felt that I was improving fast.
Defending Falun Gong
The evil Party launched its persecution of Falun Gong (aka Falun Dafa) on July 20, 1999. I was in senior high school in 2000. In a political class, the teacher slandered Falun Gong in class. I wanted to stand up to clarify the truth, but hesitated. At that moment, I thought of Master’s verse: “So steel the will, and lift thy leaden leg” (“Climbing Mount Tai”, Hong Yin, Translation Version A). Then, I stood up and said, “Falun Gong is not as the media tells us, I am a Falun Gong practitioner.”
The teacher couldn’t say anything for quite a while, and the class became so quiet. Later on, the teacher spoke to me in the hallway and said that she had some knowledge about Falun Gong, and knew Falun Gong is good. She was just doing her job in class, and had to make that remark to appease her superiors. At that moment, the principal was passing by, so she hinted with her eyes that I had to lower my voice.
During break time, my classmates surrounded me in the classroom and asked many questions, they all said they didn’t oppose Falun Gong because they knew my personality – studying hard, respectful to teachers, uniting classmates, doing well in every aspect they could think of.
From then on, the principal talked to me almost every day. I kept talking to him about Dafa, but he was deeply poisoned by the Party, and reported me to the Education Commission. A lot people from the Education Commission came, one of them was the director. He called me a “lunatic” right from the start. I thought, “How can such a low-quality person be the director?” I stared straight into his eyes, and sent forth righteous thoughts. I also kept clarifying the truth to him. He became speechless and left.
The principal reported me to the police. The police summoned and interrogated me. After that, the police arrested my parents who had been to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. I was left alone at home.
It was the darkest period of my life. But whenever I thought of the Fa, my heart was full of brightness. To avoid being seen by others, I hid under the plastic cover of a tricycle and studied the Fa during midsummer, I sweated a lot, but felt at ease in my heart.
Local practitioners helped me selflessly. They helped me hoe the fields, and do other farm work, as many of my relatives didn’t take care of me. It was the Fa and fellow practitioners that helped me get through the most difficult time.
During the summer vacation, the principal demanded that I sign in at school every day, just to prevent me from going to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Dafa. He also demanded that I sign a guarantee statement, but I refused, and got ready to leave my hometown. My parents were released after being detained for over one month.
Before they were released they signed the guarantee statement against their will. They also persuaded me to sign the guarantee statement. Later, we all realized that we did wrong, and published the solemn declaration on the Minghui website.
Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin
When practitioners began to sue Jiang Zemin in 2015, I was married and worked at a junior high school, my former high school. I helped dozens of Dafa practitioners in our town organize their complaints and mailed them. We received receipts for all of them, and I informed the Minghui website immediately after receiving them.
The director of the local police station and three police officers went to my school and asked me to come to the police station for a discussion. Before leaving, I informed my wife in case they were going to arrest me. I did not refuse to go along, as I wanted to talk to them about Dafa.
Arrested and Tortured
I clarified the truth to the director in the police car, but he had a disdainful look on his face. When I arrived at the police station, my wife called me. After I talked to her for a little bit, a police officer grabbed my phone, pushed me down to the ground and handcuffed me. Apparently they had already planned to arrest me.
They tied me to the iron chair and interrogated me. I refused to answer their questions. I just clarified the truth to them. They kept yelling at me, but I kept silent, and sent forth righteous thoughts. They moved me to the county police department, and tortured me in the police car. I didn’t feel any pain, I knew Master was protecting me. I didn’t hate them. I just felt pity that they didn’t know, nor wanted to hear the truth, so I kept clarifying the truth.
When we arrived at the police department, they opened the handcuffs and registered my information. it looked like they were ready to detain me. My heart was not moved. I thought, “I am a disciple of Master Li Hongzhi, I do not recognize anything not arranged by Master.” Two tall and strong police officers grabbed my hand to take my fingerprints forcibly, but they failed due to my resistance. Finally, they had to give up.
I didn’t cooperate with them during their interrogation. I just kept on sending forth righteous thoughts. The police officer who yelled at me squatted down, and asked me to say something in a voice almost like begging. He left later on, another officer came in. He claimed that the police didn’t plan to detain me, just asked me to cooperate with them. I clarified the truth to him in a compassionate manner, persuaded him to leave a way out for himself and his family. He seemed to be touched. Later I learned that he was the director of the Domestic Security Division.
They continued to play tricks. The principal, along with a few other school leaders and colleagues, came to the police department. The principal said, he was informed by the Education Administration that if I did not “transform” I would be fired.
“I didn’t break any law,” I said. “Why fire me? No matter who wants to fire me, I will find him and talk to him!” The principal was speechless. Then they asked my colleague, a close friend, to persuade me. I knew he was good-intended but was deluded by the evil, then I explained the truth to him.
My wife came to the police department. The police officers intended to manipulate me using sentimentality, then they let her in, thinking that I would change my mind when I saw my wife. Yet, she said, “We will never do anything against our conscience!” The director of the Domestic Security Division threatened to jail me. I answered loudly by calling his name, and adding, “I even dare to sue Jiang Zemin, then I can sue anybody.” I knew his name because he had already been exposed on Minghui on the perpetrator list. He was shocked. They all left, only two police officers were left to watch me.
Letting Go of Attachments
I kept on looking inward and discovered many attachments, but I was clear in my mind that even though I had attachments, I should rectify them in the Fa instead of recognizing the persecution arranged by the old forces. I never stopped sending forth righteous thoughts. I felt that I was big and strong and the police station was beneath my feet. I explained the truth to the two police officers, since there were cameras in the room, they all pretended not to hear me. But I knew their knowing sides were listening to me.
After a while, the director came back. He said that they would give me “one more chance” and release me, but would “visit” me again. I knew the chance was given by Master, not them! After I was released, they never visited me again.
After I was released, I learned that a few local practitioners had sent forth righteous thoughts in close proximity to where I was to help rescue me. It was under their reinforcement that I was released without further problems.
The principal was shocked by my performance in the police department. He said to me right after I was released, “You work as usually tomorrow.” But after a few days, he became muddle-headed again, held a meeting with me and other school leaders, and demanded that I write the guarantee statement. It was ridiculous that I was forced to “transform” on the same campus at two different times. I kept my mind unaffected, just firmly remembered that only Master’s arrangements would count. Finally, the principal gave up.
Later, leaders from the Education Administration also talked to me, they said they were planning to remove me from the teaching position. I still firmly negated the persecution of the old forces, and am still teaching.
Without Master’s protection at every step, I would no longer cultivate. I will behave and think more righteously, assist Master in the Fa-rectification, and save sentient beings. I thank Master for His merciful salvation, and thank fellow practitioners’ for their selfless help!