(Minghui.org) Several days ago, a local police officer came to my home. He said he needed to carry out an order from the Political and Legal Affairs Committee, which required all Falun Dafa practitioners to sign a guarantee statement. He said that once signed, they would no longer bother the practitioner, and all information linked to the practitioner’s name would be removed. The practitioners could then freely practice at home, and no one would care.

Deceptive Statement

The officer handed me a guarantee statement. I wanted to read it, and then clarify the facts about Falun Dafa to him. But the characters were too small and I could not see them clearly. The officer said he would read it to me. He read the beginning part very softly, and then he continued in a normal voice. I asked him to repeat the beginning part, but I still couldn’t hear it. So I took it from him and tried to read it.

I squinted my eyes and saw the word “evil cult.” I said, “Who is the evil cult?” He said, “It doesn’t say that you all are the evil cult. You don’t need to worry about it. It’s fine as long as you don’t participate in an evil cult.” I questioned, “No, you must make it clear. You can’t play word games. Isn’t this deceiving us?” He said, “Don’t take it so literally. As long as you are firm in your belief, what’s the big deal about writing a couple of words? If you don’t sign it, it will really be troublesome in the future. Every month you will be asked to go to the police station to fill out forms. You really should sign it, and it will save both of us a lot of trouble.”

“Nothing is that simple,” I said. “If signing something isn’t a big deal, then why would the Communist regime spend so much effort, using the whole country’s police force to trouble both you and us?”

Then, my sister walked by, and she was afraid that the police would come harass me in the future. She said, “Falun Dafa is a great practice. This agreement doesn’t mention that Falun Dafa is an evil cult. You just need to sign to promise that you don’t practice in an evil cult. He already said that if you signed it, no one would care if you practice it at home. If you don’t want to sign it, I can sign it for you.”

The officer immediately shared his thoughts, “That works. She can sign it.” I said, “No. It’s my business and I have to be the one that decides. I don’t need her to sign it for me. Falun Dafa has always been legal in China. If I sign it, not only will it ruin me, but it also will ruin you.” The officer said, “You don’t need to think about us. We are not afraid.” I said, “It’s your job to arrest bad people. But you are violating the law when you are harassing us. You are carrying out a wrong order made by someone who is sitting above the law.”

He said, “There is no such absolute law. The laws are just the wills of the ruling class. They can make the laws however they want.” I questioned him, “Then is China still a country of law and order? If even the law enforcement people like you think this way, then is there still hope to this country?” He then took the agreement and left.

Negating the Old Forces

I studied Master’s Fa after he left. Master said, 

“Of course, we don't acknowledge any of the things that the old forces arranged – I as your master don't acknowledge them, and Dafa disciples of course don't acknowledge them either. (Applause) But after all, they did do what they wanted to do, so there's all the more reason for Dafa disciples to do even better and cultivate themselves well in the course of saving all beings. When you encounter ordeals during your cultivation, you have got to cultivate yourself and look at yourself--that doesn't mean acknowledging the ordeals arranged by the old forces and trying to do well amidst the ordeals they've arranged, that's not the case. We negate even the very emergence of the old forces and everything that they've arranged; we don't even acknowledge their existence. We're fundamentally negating all of their things, and all of, and only, the things you do while negating and getting rid of them is mighty-virtue. It's not that you're cultivating amidst the ordeals they created. Rather, you are to walk your own path well while not acknowledging them, not even acknowledging the elimination of their ordeals' manifestations. (Applause) So looking at it from this angle, what we need to do is completely negate the old forces. Dafa disciples and I don't even acknowledge the manifestations of their last-ditch efforts.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IV)

We cannot acknowledge the so called “zero-out” campaign by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party). [Editor’s note: The “zero-out” campaign is a coordinated effort by the CCP regime to force every practitioner on the government blacklist to state that they will no longer practice Falun Gong.] We cannot acknowledge any of the evil threatening us.

All we should focus on is to save sentient beings and look inside when encountering problems. We need to look for our hidden attachments and notions. We need to dig deep to find those things that do not follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, eliminate the notions formed due to the indoctrination by the CCP, and let our minds go back to the state of the divine.

Why does the CCP want to force us to sign? Why do they say that after we sign, it would count as “zero-out” and we could practice at home from now on? What kind of gangster logic is that? They first put Falun Dafa practitioners on a blacklist by violating our personal rights. Now, they are using this blacklist to again violate the personal rights of Dafa practitioners, and attempt to force us to give up our beliefs, in order to be removed from the list. This is truly a gangster logic. It is deceiving and destroying us.

In fact, the CCP is not afraid of people lying. Sometimes it even forces others to lie. For instance, during the “Great Leap Forward” movement, the Party encouraged people to tell lies. The bigger the lies, the more the Party would praise and reward the liars. Why? It was forcing people to give up their innate human nature, to lose their morals, to stay away from the teachings of the divine, and to betray the truth.

Lying Is Not a Good Thing

The current trap that the CCP has for Falun Dafa practitioners is just to make Dafa practitioners lie to divine beings and betray Master. It is targeting practitioners who fear the persecution, but don’t want to give up cultivation. We must not be fooled.

Through talking with the police officer, I have found my shortcomings and had a new understanding about the “not cooperating with the evildoers.” I realized I need to change my mindset from being one of resisting to being tolerant and compassionate. “Not cooperating” doesn’t just mean resisting on the surface, but we must kindly tell them why we resist, have them understand it, and in the future, not participate in the persecution. That would be saving them with compassion. 

Editor's note: Views expressed in this article represent the author's own opinions, for which the author is solely responsible. Readers should evaluate the article's merits on their own. 

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