(Minghui.org) I started cultivating in Falun Dafa in 1998. I went through many ups and downs during the more than 20 years of cultivation and overcame many difficulties.
Opposing and Not Cooperating with the Evil Persecution
In 2017, two practitioners went to another area to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa and distribute informational materials. The local police of that area arrested them. The practitioners in our area joined our effort to rescue them upon hearing the news. We sent righteous thoughts, called the police and the procurators, wrote open letters to them, and exposed the evildoers on the Internet. We demanded the immediate release of the two arrested practitioners.
Two fellow practitioners and I traveled hundreds of kilometers to the area where the two arrested practitioners were detained, trying to rescue them. But we were arrested the night we got there.
The police took us to the police department, tied us to the tiger bench, interrogated us, and tried to make us confess by means of deceiving and coercing us. They deprived us of sleep for the whole night, and interrogated us until the next dawn. None of us cooperated during the interrogation. A police office yelled desperately, “We can still sentence you if you don’t confess.” He then said, “Take them to the hospital for a medical examination, and then lock them up in the detention center.”
In the hospital, I explained to the police and the doctors about Falun Gong and the persecution, and advised them not to participate in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. However, they did not listen. They restrained me and tried to takemy blood pressure. I resisted and shouted, “Falun Dafa is good! Master is innocent!”
Several police officers rushed towards me and one of them ordered, “Record everything he shouts!” They knocked over the doctor’s desk while rushing at me, and the people near the scene gathered around us to watch. It was chaos. They then called in more police and restrained us by force so that they could complete the medical examination. After the examination, they took us to the detention center.
The detention center was guarded by police. To enter the detention center, one must report to the armed police officers guarding the perimeter along the wall.
Master’s teaching echoed in my mind,
“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)
I refused to report to the armed police. The policeman at the wall shouted, “I will shoot if you don’t report!” The police escorting me was afraid and shouted, “Don’t shoot! Don’t shoot! Let me try!” He raised his baton and threatened, “I am warning you three times. Warning one, are you going to report?” I said, “No.” He then warned me two more times, and I replied twice more, “No.” He dragged me and crossed the perimeter; he said viciously while walking, “I would kill you if it were not for your old age!”
In the detention center, I refused to recite the prison rules or wear prison uniforms. I kept reciting the Fa and insisted on doing the exercises. I went on hunger strikes to oppose the persecution. I refused to cooperate with the evil and passed the tests.
Explaining the Truth about Falun Gong during the Interrogation
Five practitioners in our area were arrested over a period of three months. The local police in our area considered us to be a major and important case. A deputy director of the Municipal Police Department came in person to interrogate me. More than a dozen police officers stood at the interrogation scene, aiming their rifles at me. They also took photos and videotaped the interrogation.
The deputy director sat across from me with a metal fence in between. He questioned me, “As a government employee, why do you practice Falun Gong?” I said, “Falun Gong is righteous. The announcements of the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the Ministry of Public Security are not the law. I did nothing wrong by practicing Falun Gong. Falun Gong benefits the country and the people. Why shouldn’t I practice Falun Gong?” He said, “Then explain to me how Falun Gong benefits the country and the people.”
I told him one by one the amazing changes I experienced after I started practicing Falun Gong; I told him that I regained my health after being critically ill for a long time, became a rational person from a rude and rough person, and changed to a good person from a bad person. I then told them that “Tiananmen self-immolation” was a fabrication, and told them the cultivation story of Jesus and Shakyamuni. The interrogation room turned silent and the tense atmosphere calmed down.
After I was done talking, the deputy director said unexpectedly, “Thank you for educating our police officers today.” I said, “I had no intention of educating you. I just wanted to tell you about my changes after I started cultivating Falun Gong and to clarify the truth about Falun Gong.”
He then said, “I also want to help you. But, you have not cooperated with us for the past several days. If you can tell me your name today, I can let your family members see you. They have been waiting to see you for several days outside and they are very anxious. In fact, we know your name and where you work. It all depends on your attitude. You should think of your family.”
Master’s teaching flashed in my mind,
“It is hard in that you knowingly lose your vested interests among everyday people. Amidst your critical self-interests, are you moved? Amidst interpersonal mind games, are you moved? When your friends or family suffer, are you moved? How do you weigh these things? Being a practitioner is just so difficult!” (Lecture Eight, Zhuan Falun)
Tears covered my face. I told the deputy director, “I miss my family, but I will not say my name.” The deputy director looked at me and whispered, “If you don’t say it, I cannot help you.” Then he waved his hand and said, “Take him to his cell.”
Amazing Experiences that Helped the People Understand about Falun Gong
It was winter in the northern mountains, where dripping water turns into ice immediately. One day, the water faucet in the detention center was frozen, and the detainees had no water to use. They tried to heat the faucet with fire, with boiling water and they turned the faucet all the way. But, they still could not get the water running.
Considering that everyone needed water, I walked over and said, “Let me try.” They looked at me hesitantly and said, “Falun Gong (the way they called Falun Gong practitioners)?” I held the faucet tightly in my right hand for about 10 seconds and then the water gushed out. The people at the scene all shouted with excitement, “Falun Gong! Falun Gong! Amazing!”
The people in the next cell heard the shouting and asked, “What happened? What happened?” The detainees replied, “Falun Gong is amazing! He opened the faucet with his supernormal power!” I thought that it was a good opportunity to tell them about Falun Gong and save lives. I started telling them about Falun Gong and the persecution.
Another miracle also happened while I was detained. One day after I had been detained there for nearly a year, when I was walking back and forth in the dark and damp cell, a person in the cell asked me in surprise, “When you are walking, I saw two big bright circles following you, spinning. I have been watching them for a while, what are they?”
I told him, “They are the Falun that I often told you about.” He was stunned and said, “What you told me is true! Help me! Help me! Help me out!” I said, “I am just a cultivator and don’t have the capability to save you. Master and Falun Dafa can save people.” He couldn’t wait and started reciting immediately, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
I then told the two stories to the police and to the new detainees. The stories quickly spread throughout the detention center.
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