(Minghui.org) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) intensified the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners across China as it prepared to celebrate its 100-year anniversary.
The evening before July 1, 2021, groups of officers, in teams of three to five, brought guarantee statements that were prepared in advance, and knocked on practitioners’ doors. They either forced practitioners or lured their family members to sign their names, and collected their fingerprints. Plainclothes police, in teams of two or three, patrolled the markets and crowded places. They were there to watch for practitioners talking to people about Falun Dafa. Guards at the brainwashing center continued to transform practitioners.
None of the tactics used are effective as long as practitioners don’t fall for them. We can overcome any hurdle as long as we believe in Master (the founder of Falun Dafa) and the Fa.
Two Practitioners, Two Very Different Outcomes
Two practitioners in their 70s went to the market to clarify the truth in late May. They ran into plainclothes police officers. One of them stayed with the practitioners and pretended to listen to them talk. The other officer went to a quiet place and called for more help. Three or four officers arrived, dragged both practitioners into a vehicle, and took them to the police station.
They interrogated both practitioners and used a variety of methods attempting to force them to sign the guarantee statements. Practitioner Chen became afraid under the pressure, signed the statements, and imprinted her fingerprints. She went home that afternoon. A few days later she had carbon monoxide poisoning from coal fuel, and was taken to the emergency room. Although she survived, she had no energy and couldn’t do physical work for a long time.
Practitioner Lian, on the other hand, didn’t cave in to the officers’ demands. She was detained for 15 days, but didn’t give any information to the police. Moments before her release, two young officers grabbed her hands that were still in handcuffs, and forced her to sign her name and imprint her fingerprints.
Lian clenched her fists and asked Master for help, “Master, please make my hands as strong as iron hammers!” The officers couldn’t pry her fists open no matter how hard they tried. Exasperated, they lifted her up and threw her about 15 feet away to the concrete floor. Seeing her motionless, one officer yelled, “Oh no, she must be dead!”
Lian vaguely hearing what they said, and asked Master for help, “Master, I cannot die. There are still many people waiting to hear about Dafa!” She opened her eyes slowly, and saw the officers standing in front of her. They mumbled something, uncuffed her, and called her family to pick her up. Lian went out the next day as usual to talk to people about Falun Dafa and the persecution.
When faced with a difficult test, Chen didn’t have enough faith in Master and Dafa, and followed the police officer’s order. The old forces found her loophole and made her suffer after she went home.
Lian firmly believed in Master and Dafa, and thought of Master as soon as she was in danger. She also thought of others first even though she was in a perilous situation.She kept in mind that there are still many people waiting to hear about Dafa!
Her acts manifest what Master said,
“...you should consider others first, so as to attain the righteous Enlightenment of selflessness and altruism.” (“Non-Omission in Buddha-Nature,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
She also demonstrated the power of the Fa principle,
“When disciples have ample righteous thoughts, Master has the power to turn the tide.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)
Therefore, Master resolved her tribulations, and she overcame the difficult tests with ease.
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