(Minghui.org) An arrest of a Falun Gong practitioner in China was reported by the Minghui website on February 18, after Chinese New Year’s Day, from February 13 to 15, three days in a row. The secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee in a certain county in northern China, the team leader of the Domestic Security Division, and five police officers arrested five Falun Gong practitioners. The Minghui website reported on this case from February 28 to March 4.
The report stated, “This year, during the Chinese New Year, people from the Domestic Security Division in a given county committed crimes. It has put four practitioners in criminal detention and transferred them to a detention center. One person was persecuted until critically ill and was thus not admitted by the detention center. Police officers from the Domestic Security Division also threatened and harassed a few practitioners.
“They even committed evil deeds during the Chinese New Year. They ransacked practitioners’ homes multiple times, then confiscated their vehicles and personal belongings, claiming to look for evidence, so they could frame them.”
My heart was heavy after coming across this information. I joined the rescue platform over three years ago. During that time I have come across persecution cases that happened during the Chinese New Year, but nothing as outrageous as this.
When regular citizens celebrated the Chinese New Year, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its members even went so far as toillegally arrest practitioners. These kind practitioners were deprived of their freedom, and the joy of celebrating the Chinese New Year. We must rescue fellow practitioners and awaken the conscience of the people who work at the Political and Legal Affairs Committee, who have been deeply poisoned, and are used by the CCP.
I went online immediately to find information pertaining to the people who had participated in this persecution case. I then began making phone calls. People who participated in the persecution were the Secretary of the County Political and Legal Affairs Committee, team leader of the Domestic Security Division, and a few police officers, seven people in total.
Among them, four had two phone lines, thus, altogether there were 11 phone numbers to call. The first day when I called, none of these calls were picked up. On the second day, I changed my way of dialing the numbers – twice every morning, then repeated that in the afternoon. But the outcome turned out to be the same.
I wasn’t disappointed. As from my past experience, I knew that the persecutors in the recent persecution cases were very nervous, afraid that their evil deeds would be exposed. They therefore subconsciously resisted picking up the phone. Especially when they saw overseas numbers, they knew that Falun Gong practitioners were calling.
On day three, I kept calling with a calm mind, but the outcome was still the same. That night, I shared with my wife, who is also a practitioner. She said, “This is also a battle between good and evil. Although they didn’t pick up the phone for three days, the message of shaking evil was continuously cast into their minds. You must hold onto it. Master will empower us.”
I said, “True. Master has mentioned about the Fa-principles in this regard, everyone came here with a background. For those people who work as police officers, prosecutors, in the judicial systems, have participated in the persecution, only a very small number are committed to the CCP, whereas the majority of them can still be saved, as they have some conscience left. These people need our patience and help. The reason they turn away from us is because they are restrained by evil factors and communist specters.”
“But if your righteous thoughts are strong, the evil will be dissolved. The power of true compassion can dissolve all deviant factors...” (“Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. X)
I continued to call on day four, but no one picked up the phone. At night, I shared with my wife. She smiled and then said, “Let’s carry on tomorrow. The evil factors behind them will be eliminated by the constant ringing.” We studied the Fa at night. When we were on “On the Responses to the Piece About Assistant Souls,” Master’s teachings were like a bright light that lightens up our hearts.
“Amidst a troubled world and when cosmic laws are in disarray, Dafa disciples are acting out of compassion to save lives, which of course include those within their own domains. All beings will certainly be given chances as we go about offering salvation, with some of them being given prolonged chances.” (“On the Responses to the Piece About Assistant Souls,” Team Yellow Translation)
I realized that as long as we were persistent, Master would have them open their hearts so that they’d be receptive and listen to us.
On day five, I dialed these eleven numbers again. Then, the call to the team leader of the Domestic Security Division finally went through. At first, I greeted him, then said that for him to receive my call was his good fortune and our predestined relationship. I then said, “Team leader, on the second, third, and fourth day of the Chinese New Year, you led your team to arrest five Falun Gong practitioners. As a result, you made the family of every one of them suffer during the Chinese New Year celebration. And these practitioners suffered at the detention center. My brother, how did you feel about that? Have you thought about how they’d feel? Meanwhile, did you and your family have a happy Chinese New Year?” When he remained quiet, my instinct told me that he was listening.
I continued, “My brother, Dafa practitioners cultivate themselves to be good people, is there anything wrong with that? The whole world supports Dafa, only the CCP persecutes Dafa, did you know that? You should stay away from matters related to persecuting good people and kindness! You may say, “I have no choice, they pay me, so I have to execute their orders.” However, what you carried out was an illegal order, as opposed to abiding by the law.”
I continued, “Articles No. 35 and No. 36 of the Constitution, stipulate that citizens have freedom of belief and speech. There is no law in China that says Falun Dafa is against the law. On the contrary, people from the police department have announced three times that there was no mention of Falun Dafa (aka Falun Gong) among the 14 kinds of evil cults. The decisions of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, and the judicial interpretations of the two high authorities, never mentioned Falun Dafa either. From the very beginning, the persecution of Dafa has been against the Constitution and the law. Therefore, for the past 21 years, the CCP has never dared to send a state document making the persecution of Falun Gong official.”
“The persecution of Falun Dafa has been deemed a crime against humanity, genocide, and torture by the International Court, which are the same crimes perpetrated by the Nazis. Due to his crimes, former CCP leader Jiang Zemin has been prosecuted and sued in over 30 countries. The U.S. Government sanctioned 17 Human Rights Villains Worldwide on International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2020. Among those was police officer Wu Yuanxiong from the Wucun Police Station in Siming District, Xiamen City.”
“Please think it over, from the former CCP leader to a police officer, all those who have participated in the persecution are on the list of persecutors. You can no longer be confused on the matter of Falun Dafa. The CCP has used evil lies to deceive you, and used political movements to hold you hostage. But in the end, all accomplices will be held accountable. You should know that today’s participation is evidence for tomorrow’s big cleaning up!”
“Good and evil will run its due course, no one can escape it. Retribution won’t only happen to the perpetrators, it could also impact their descendants. Please stop participating in the persecution, and leave a way out for yourself as soon as possible. Now, after more and more police officers have learned the truth, they try their best to treat practitioners kindly and protect them. My brother, later on, when you have to follow the decision from the top, please remember: ‘There is a policy at the top, but there are countermeasures at the bottom.’”
Right then he said, “Thank you for telling me this. I got it.” I could clearly feel that his humanity and conscience had gradually awakened. I encouraged him, “You are someone with a conscience. You must be clear on the main principles and know what’s right and what’s wrong. Persecuting Buddha law is a terrible sin. Please never go down this wrong path.”
He quietly listened, so I continued, “Do you see that any of the corrupt, murderers, gamblers, and cheaters in society nowadays are practitioners? For the past 21 years, how many practitioners have been arrested, detained, sentenced, and tortured? However, were there any cases in the entire country where practitioners took revenge against the people who persecuted them? There were none. Who doesn’t have parents, siblings, spouses, and children? If it was your family, because they were good people, being persecuted and the family ruined, how would you feel? Please think about it!”
After that, I talked about the staged Self-Immolation at Tiananmen Square, crimes of forced organ harvesting from living practitioners, crimes committed by the CCP, and chaos in society. I also mentioned the CCP high-ranking officials sending their families overseas, traditional Chinese culture is being promoted, and the distinction between the CCP and China. I also told him to quickly ask his old classmates, colleagues, and friends from the police, Procuratorate, and judicial departments to stay away from the persecution. In the end, when I tried to help him quit the CCP, he hung up.
I then realized he had listened to me for 15 minutes. When I put down the phone, I had tears in my eyes, because he had finally learned the truth from me. I did heshi for the gratitude I had for Master’s teachings and his empowering me.
The breakthrough I made on day five brought about good results later. It was just as Master said,
“‘The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and harmonizes everything.’” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
On day six, three calls went through. The secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee listened to me quietly for more than ten minutes. Based on his post and the nature of his job, I reasoned things out with him and covered all the basic facts. In the end, when I tried to help him quit the CCP, he hung up. A Domestic Security Division police officer listened to me for 42 seconds, and another Domestic Security Division police officer listened for 19 seconds.
On day seven, I again called the phone number for the Domestic Security Division police officer who had listened for 42 seconds. This time, his heart was open, and he listened to me for more than ten minutes. I thought that his hearing the truth was his good fortune. I hope his conscience will be awakened soon so he can stop persecuting good people from now on.
I have followed this case for seven days so far. Out of the seven participants in the persecution, my calls have reached four people. Out of those, three people listened to me attentively for 10 to 15 minutes, including the most key people: the secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee and the team leader of the Domestic Security Division.
Through calling this case, I truly came to understand the importance of being persistent and saving people with compassion. It was just as Master said,
“Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in springRighteous thoughts can save the people in this world”(“The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos,” Hong Yin II, Translation Version A)