On Signing Statements Slandering Dafa
(Minghui.org) I recently received a phone call from my sister-in-law—who is a Falun Dafa practitioner—telling me that my father, who is also a practitioner, had just been arrested. Upon hearing the news, I was a bit scared but quickly calmed down.
When I dialed my father's cell phone, he told me that he was being detained at the local police station. I told him, “I'm on my way!”
When I arrived outside the station, I called him again. “I'll be there in a few minutes,” he said. Ten minutes later, he hopped on my electric bike and I drove him home.
Along the way, my father told me that the police had seized Master’s pictures, a few Dafa brochures, and some assorted fliers. They then took his photo and told him to sign the three statements.
At first he staunchly refused, but he later complied when they shouted, “If you don't sign, we'll forcibly grab your hand and make you sign! We can't finish our report until you sign that paper!” My father allowed himself to be deceived and did the wrong thing.
I felt bad for him and said, “Dad, you shouldn't have done that! You've worked so hard making Dafa fliers, distributing them, and saving people for so many years. Now that you've signed that paper, all of your past efforts are in vain!”
He replied, “What can I do now? What's done is done!” We both remained silent. My father was very remorseful.
When I arrived at my parent's home, my sister-in-law greeted us. My father then put some water in a pan to make tea. When the water came to a boil, he began pouring it into a teapot. Suddenly, the teapot made a loud noise then split into two, spilling the hot water all over the floor.
My mother was shocked, but the rest of us were fully aware that Master was hinting to us that we had done wrong. It was as if Master was standing right beside us.
As practitioners, we should never casually sign our name to the three statements, even if the police plead with you, saying: “Please, we have families to support. If you don't sign, we might lose our jobs!” No matter what excuses they give you, do not cooperate with them!
“When disciples have ample righteous thoughts Master has the power to turn back the tide” (“The Master-Disciple Bond”, Hong Yin II)
When I visited my parent's house the next day, my mother told me that the police had stopped by right after I had left the previous day.
My father told the police, “Why are you here again? I've already signed the paper!” They explained that his signature was so smudged that it was illegible. “You need to resign the paper,” they demanded.
My father replied, “I deeply regret signing that paper, so I'm glad that it's illegible. I will not sign it again. I'm eighty years old. I do the Falun Gong exercises and I'm in good health. Why do you persecute me?”
The police did not answer him. Instead they walked to their car and quickly drove away. My father knew that Master had given him another chance to make up for his wrongdoing.
“[C]ompare how you have studied and cultivated” (“To the Taiwan Fa Conference,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I hope that those among us who have signed the three statements in the past will avoid making the same mistake again!