(Minghui.org) After my home was ransacked in June 2012, I went away to avoid further persecution. For over eight years, I moved from place to place. I finally returned home in August 2020 and collected over 200,000 yuan in retirement funds that my employer had illegally withheld from my account.

It all began in early 2012 when I was reported to the police for delivering Shen Yun DVDs to another practitioner. I did not negate the persecution and I did not send righteous thoughts to eliminate it. I was preoccupied with producing truth-clarification materials. The police monitored my movements for several months, and in June 2012, they barged in when I opened the door, and ransacked my home. I left and moved often to avoid arrest. Coerced by the 610 Office, my employer stopped my retirement pension.

Rectifying My Cultivation State

When I first left home, I was filled with fear, resentment, and other human attachments. I could not study the Fa with a calm mind. I did not strongly deny the old forces’ arrangement, nor did I pay attention to sending righteous thoughts. This led to my being relentlessly pursued. Every time my whereabouts were discovered, fellow practitioners helped me get away before the police found me. Eventually I went to practitioner Lin’s house. We worked together on projects to clarify the truth.

I put studying the Fa as my top priority—I was able to memorize three lectures of Zhuan Falun every day. I also found time to learn Hong Yin by heart, as well as study Master’s other lectures. I learned to look within. While producing truth-clarification materials, I studied the law. I read other practitioners' experience sharing articles on the Minghui website about using the law to resist the persecution. I also read articles on how lawyers defended them.

At first, it seemed overwhelming and I thought of giving up, as I did not know any legal terminology. After reading those articles, I was encouraged by practitioners' righteous thoughts. I printed out a legal guide about counteracting the persecution put together by practitioners and read it several times. Gradually, I gained confidence in using the law to thwart the persecution. At the end of May 2015, I took part in filing a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), for his role in persecuting Falun Dafa.

Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, said, “I oppose the persecution, as I completely reject the old forces.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2015 West Coast Fa Conference”)

I focused on sending righteous thoughts, and I denied the old forces' arrangements to arrest and persecute me financially. Working with other practitioners, we mailed out several hundred letters clarifying the truth to legal departments.

After Hong Yin IV was published, I read it and felt a strong energy field. I copied it several times and started to memorize it. When I’d memorized all the poems in the book, I felt that fear no longer had power over me. As I studied the Fa and actively cultivated myself, I corrected my habit of looking outwards and learned to look at everything with righteous thoughts.

Confronting My Attachments

I recalled Master’s words: “...may Dafa disciples' divine sides also be resurrected!” (“Teaching the Fa on Easter, 2004, at the New York Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. VI)

I wondered why my divine side did not manifest. It was because of my human mindset. When I read the Fa, not only should I be focused, I should also keep comparing what I read with my thoughts and actions and cultivate myself accordingly.

My xinxing improved as I paid attention to the quality of my Fa study and actively cultivated myself. I had a firm objective: to end this wandering around and return home in an upright and dignified manner.

In 2017, I decided that I would write a letter to the police and sue them for ransacking my house. But it lacked conviction and I had no knowledge of legal procedures. I printed out several copies and asked other practitioners for their opinion. They said it wouldn’t work, so I did not hand it in.

But I did not give up on using the law to counteract the persecution. Later on, the Minghui website published four templates on filing lawsuits. I downloaded them, read them carefully, and wrote a complaint. It was a heart wrenching process. All kinds of human notions surfaced: resentment, fear, and worry. Would I be attacked? Would this or that happen?

I kept remembering what Master said:

“...Dafa disciples walk the world, compassionate they areWith kind thoughts, saving people, eliminating the evil specterWith righteous thoughts each step of the way – in the world are GodsReturning with full bounty, they’re received by all Gods”(“Stirred By Reflection,” Hong Yin IV)

“...When disciples have ample righteous thoughtsMaster has the power to turn back the tide”(“The Master-Disciple Bond,” Hong Yin II, Translation Version A)

“If anyone could harm you, he or she would be able to harm me. Put simply, that person would be able to harm this universe.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)

Master strengthened my main consciousness. As I rectified myself, my righteous thoughts became stronger while my human thoughts weakened. I rejected anything imposed on me by the old forces. I reminded myself: “I'm not here to be persecuted, therefore, I will not accept any form of persecution, including stripping me of the money that I am due.”

I was being watched constantly. Master gave me hints to look within to find the cause, and I discovered that it was my intense resentment. I could not view those perpetrators with kindness. I worked to eliminate my resentment and competitive mentality, and my compassion increased as my resentment faded.

I began receiving my retirement pay, but the police continued to search for me.

Getting Back on the Path Master Arranged for Me

I wrote another complaint in March 2019. As I wrote, I kept thinking about how those who participated in persecuting me did so for their own personal gain. This resentment prevented me from having compassion. I recognized these thoughts were selfish and I decided to eliminate them. As I wrote the complaint, I reminded myself that my goal was not only to resist the persecution, but also to awaken their conscience so that they could be saved.

With the help of other practitioners, I printed out 30 copies of the criminal complaint and posted it to relevant personnel in the procuratorate, the people’s congress, police stations, the education department, and schools at the provincial, city, and district levels. Several practitioners helped me by sending righteous thoughts.

Some time after the complaint was mailed out, I felt the negative things lessening. They were afraid of being exposed. I decided to return home, but then I remembered that Master arranges my cultivation path and I should let go of all my human thoughts. Everything is under Master’s control. I would not move until Master gave me a hint.

I thought it was not enough to write the complaint. I had to let the perpetrators know that it is legal to practice Falun Dafa in China. There is no legal basis for persecuting the practice. In fact, this persecution is against our Constitution. Using other practitioners' articles and lawyers' defense statements as references, combined with my knowledge of the law, I wrote an article analyzing in detail every part in the entire process of the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners that has violated the law. I also explained the legality of every piece of truth-clarification material that was confiscated from my house.

I planned to mail 30 copies, but the number 50 popped up in my head. I knew this was a hint from Master. With other practitioners' help, we sent out 50 copies of the complaint.

I was firm in my mind that I should return home to validate the Fa—not to pursue a comfortable, everyday person’s life. In early 2020, the CCP virus broke out. While sending righteous thoughts in the afternoon on May 12, 2020, a thought came to mind: “Go home on July 20.” I understood clearly that Master had gone to great lengths to ensure my safety. I was excited and immediately packed up my belongings. I returned home on the night of August 1, 2020.

Five days later, an old man looked in my window. I sent righteous thoughts at once. He quickly turned around and left. The next day, a young man in glasses appeared. I sent righteous thoughts and he left in less than a minute.

A week later, the manager where I used to work asked to see me. My daughter was worried and wanted to come along. I knew he was a kind man and was just acting under orders. I did not have any fear. I only had one thought: “I won’t allow the evil to persecute me.” We talked amicably. He asked me to wait for further news as they had to follow procedures.

I did not have any other thoughts besides doing the three things well and telling more people about the persecution. A month went by and there was no news. Some practitioners suggested that I approach my manager and urge him to re-instate my pension. I remained very calm. Master takes care of everything. I did not go to anyone for help. Two months later, my former employer called my daughter to inform her that over 220,000 yuan—all my pension that had been withheld—had been deposited into my bank account.

Through my experience, I realized that using the law to counteract the persecution is effective. Practitioners all over the country have had success doing that. The most important thing is not to pursue results. If we have any human thoughts, things will not work out.

Having faith in Master and the Fa, studying the Fa well, and cultivating ourselves solidly are key. Otherwise, we will be trapped in personal cultivation arranged by the old forces. We cannot rely on ordinary people to end the persecution. Master told us about this. It is up to us to act with righteous thoughts.

These are my personal understandings. If there is anything contrary to the Fa, please kindly point it out.

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