(Minghui.org) I was illegally arrested and detained in June 2019. With Master’s blessing and strengthening, I regained my freedom after 37 days.

On June 16, 2019, I talked to a group of middle school students about Falun Dafa. A student reported me to the police, and I was taken to the local police station. After I arrived at the station, I did not cooperate with the police. I did not confess anything or sign anything.

I was transferred to a detention center that evening. On the way to the detention center, I kept shouting, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance! Falun Dafa is good!”

Several days later, a guard said, “There have been no formalities for your detention. Come with me to take a photo!”

I told him that I would not cooperate. Master said,

“I’m Li Hongzhi’s disciple, I don’t want other arrangements or acknowledge them ...” (Teachings Given on Lantern Festival Day, 2003)

Master also said,

“… then they won’t dare to do that. So it can all be resolved.” (Teachings Given on Lantern Festival Day, 2003)

The guard claimed, “You will be photographed no matter what! I will get a few more people and drag you there if I have to!”

I remained calm and said, “I did not violate the constitution. The constitution grants freedom of belief and freedom of speech. I did not do anything wrong. I’m not taking the photo.”

When the guard repeated his demand, I said, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance! Falun Dafa is good!” Then a female guard said, “Forget it,” and both of them left the room.

I kept sending righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil elements. Several days later, the detention cell head passed a written notice to me. It said I would be detained for one month (until July 17). I glanced at it and tore it up.

Twice in the next few days, guards came to me with handcuffs and wanted to take me for interrogation. Each time I kept sending righteous thoughts. Whatever they said, I responded with, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance! Falun Dafa is good!” Both times, they left quickly.

The cell head told the detainees, “The guards can do nothing to her as soon as she says, ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance! Falun Dafa is good!’”

I kept sending righteous thoughts, reciting the Fa, doing the exercises, clarifying the truth to the detainees, and looking inward. I found the main reason for my arrest was that I did not pay enough attention to safety. I had attachments of being opinionated, showing off, and zealotry.

Every morning I got up around 4 a.m. to study the Fa. I also studied the Fa during the daily nap time. I refused to wear the prison uniform (until they threw away my clothes). I refused to participate in the daily count off, reading the detention regulations, or doing the mandatory physical exercises. I rejected the lawyer they assigned to me.

On July 17, a female guard came to check with the cell head on how I was following the rules. Before the cell head responded, the guard said, “She has been all right except not following the sleeping schedule.” Then she left.

On the morning of July 19, a female officer from the procuratorate came and told me, “Your case has been transferred to our procuratorate. It’s classified as a Falun Gong case.” I said I did not violate the constitution, which grants freedom of belief and freedom of speech. For every question she asked, I answered with, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance! Falun Dafa is good!” She quickly left.

After she left, for some reason I could not calm down. I recalled multiple cases in which the practitioners were tried in court and sentenced to prison illegally. Am I supposed to be tried? Am I supposed to save people during a court trial?

I asked the cell head, “Was I rude when I spoke to the officer?” She replied, “You will be fine if you repeat what your Master said.”

I believe Master used her words to answer me. I immediately felt at ease. I understood: I should not cooperate with them. Master did not arrange for me to be illegally tried.

Three days later, an officer informed me that they would take me for “interrogation.” I replied with Master’s words:

“I’m Li Hongzhi’s disciple, I don’t want other arrangements or acknowledge them ...” (Teachings Given on Lantern Festival Day, 2003)

I also said I did not do anything that violated the constitution. When the officer repeated their request, I said again, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance! Falun Dafa is good!” The officer then left.

A couple of days later, the cell head “advised” me to agree to stop practicing Falun Dafa so that I would be released. I said, “You know that practicing Falun Dafa does not violate any laws. If my Master wants me to leave here, I will leave. If Master does not want me out, I will remain here and validate Dafa.” She said, “Sounds good.”

On the evening of July 24, I was told I could leave. A guard opened the cell door and said, “You will be released. You sign this paper, then you may leave.”

“I’m not signing my name,” I said firmly. “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance! Falun Dafa is good!”

I turned around and went back to the cell.

All the detainees in the cell tried to persuade me, “You need to sign it or they won’t release you. Just sign and leave. Your family’s waiting for you.”

I told myself that I would only listen to Master. I started to send righteous thoughts.

The cell door opened again. A guard (I named him Ding; he could make decisions without reporting to anyone else) came and asked me again to sign a paper. I repeated what I said before. The officers wanted to handcuff me before bringing me out. I refused to be handcuffed. I shouted, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance! Falun Dafa is good!”

I entered the waiting room with the guards. I did not see any of my family members there. I told Ding I was not leaving unless my family picked me up. I then repeated what Master said,

“I’m Li Hongzhi’s disciple, I don’t want other arrangements or acknowledge them ...” (Teachings Given on Lantern Festival Day, 2003)

Ding phoned my husband and asked him to come to pick me up. He handed the phone to me, and I spoke with my husband briefly. Meanwhile I kept sending righteous thoughts.

A detention center guard asked Ding why they did not call my husband earlier. Ding paused for a few seconds and said, “I came here several times to interrogate her. She is not cooperating. What can we do? The case is now canceled.”

I used the opportunity to clarify the truth to the guards.

Ding said my husband was outside and I could leave. I walked to the door. Several policemen were busy looking for the code to open the electronic lock.

Ding told me: “Go back to your cell.”

I thought I would only listen to Master. My husband was waiting outside. Master wanted me to leave. I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate the interference.

Several minutes later, I heard a guard say, “It’s all right! We can open the gate.”

A policeman told me, “You go to the left and shout those sentences you usually say.”

I went to the left side of the gate. I shouted to the group of police, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance! Falun Dafa is good!”

The police who just talked to me said, “All right. The gate is open. You can go home with your family.”

I walked out of the detention center after being detained there for 37 days.

I am so grateful for Master’s protection!

From this experience, my deepest understanding was: we must believe in Master and believe in the Fa. We must not cooperate with the police who carry out the persecution.

As Master said,

“No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil’s demands, orders, or what it instigates.” (“Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)

Meanwhile, reciting “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance! Falun Dafa is good!” can dissolve the evil elements.

As Master said,

“Zhen Shan Ren—three sacred words have boundless Fa powersFalun Dafa is good—true thoughts alter all disasters”(“The Source of All Fa,” Hong Yin IV)

I will do the three things well, look within, and walk righteously on the path of cultivation.

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