(Minghui.org) I used to be a police officer. When I began to practice Falun Dafa in 2007, many people couldn’t understand why. A frequent comment was, “You are a police officer with a good education. Why would you want to practice Falun Dafa?”
They only see that practitioners endure so much hardship and suffering due to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution—they don’t see the things we get from cultivation, such as an understanding of life, the improvements in our character, and the tremendous health benefits.
A World of Delusion
I have always liked literature, history, and philosophy, and I’m relatively open-minded. When I was young, I miraculously survived catastrophes four times. I believed that I was protected by divine beings and always had the urge to learn about gods, Buddhas, and life. I’ve read books on Buddhism, Taoism, and Christianity, and studied many prophecies from both China and abroad. What I found most amazing was that almost all prophecies talk about the great elimination of human beings and the entry into a new era of civilization. The prophecies ended there.
I had always wondered if there were gods and Buddhas in this world, if human beings had souls, and if we could communicate with gods and Buddhas. I also wondered if a person could ever become a high-level being.
Even though I was open-minded, I was still educated in this atheistic society and firmly believed in science. Moreover, none of the books I read could completely satisfy my curiosity from a scientific viewpoint. I even thought what I read in books on religion was opposed to science; none of them could convince me that what they said was real.
Falun Dafa Resolved All My Doubts
In 2004, because of my line of work and because I didn’t know any better, I participated in persecuting Dafa practitioners. Fortunately, I was able to discover the truth about Dafa during that time. I took home Dafa books that had been confiscated from practitioners when homes were ransacked. I read them carefully for over two years. The teachings of Master Li Hongzhi (Dafa’s founder) opened my eyes, and I often felt like I was getting a breath of fresh air for the first time.
Master’s words looked very simple at first glance, but they have very deep inner meanings. It is amazing that I still never get tired of reading them. Reading Zhuan Falun repeatedly back then, I often had a different understanding from the previous time, enabling me to understand a lot more things. Studying Master’s Fa helped me understand that people not only have souls but also that their souls have descended from higher dimensions and have reincarnated over many lifetimes.
I also understood many high-level principles, such as why we came to this earth, why people are trapped in delusion, why this great Law of the cosmos is being spread at this time, and how to return to our original selves through cultivation.
When I get interested in a subject, I tend to look around to find out more about it from different perspectives. But when I read Master’s teachings, my admiration for them was profound from the very start. So far, Master has published more than 40 books, expounding on many Fa principles and heavenly secrets. The contents of these books are rich and profound. Moreover, they can be fully explained with scientific concepts. As long as a person is not controlled by his or her notions, the easier one can accept these teachings, the faster he or she will improve in cultivation.
Although I had a clear understanding of Falun Dafa, I was still restrained by a few misconceptions. First, I had persecuted many Dafa practitioners and felt that, since I had committed such serious crimes, I was not worthy of being one myself. Second, I had many stubborn attachments, such as to playing cards, chess, etc., and I was bad-tempered. But as a cultivator, not only would I have to let go of these attachments, but I would also need to “not strike back when hit or talk back when cursed at” (Lecture Given at the Conference in Sydney). I didn’t think I would be able to do that. Third, as a police officer, I was fully aware of the consequences of practicing Falun Dafa. This was of great concern to me.
But, in fact, whether one can become a Dafa practitioner has been systematically arranged. Master gave me a hint in a dream, where I was with many others listening to him teaching the Fa. In the middle of the lecture, Master suddenly said, “I’ll show you some supernatural abilities.” I then felt powerful energy penetrate my whole body, like a high-voltage electric shock. My body was trembling, and then Master smiled and asked us, “Do you feel it?” That’s when I woke up. I went to find Dafa practitioners to tell them about my dream and, with their help, I resolutely began to practice Falun Dafa.
I have had many miraculous experiences in cultivation. Once when I was meditating, I saw Master sending strong energy into my forehead, penetrating all the way into my brain. Even though in this dimension, the distance from the forehead to the pineal gland is very short, in another dimension it is hundreds of thousands of miles. My head hurt so much, I thought the pain was never going to end.
My third eye has been open ever since. I later asked Master to close it for me, because I'm very curious and other dimensions are extremely beautiful and mysterious. They distracted me, making it hard to reach a tranquil state. However, I can still occasionally see scenes in other dimensions.
I later obtained the supernatural ability of precognition and retrocognition. I found out a lot about myself and others in past lives and the karmic relationships among us. When I truly cultivated according to Dafa’s requirements, my cultivation level increased tremendously. Within a little over three months, my gong (energy) column was beyond the Three Realms, which manifested in other dimensions as “three flowers gathering above the head.”
Dafa Has Made Me Compassionate, Rational, and Tolerant
During these years of cultivation, I have endured a lot of suffering, both mentally and physically, especially in the first few years when people started to learn that I practiced Falun Dafa. Friends, relatives, neighbors, and coworkers gradually distanced themselves from me. Some thought they would be implicated if they were associated with me, others were hostile, and some even participated in the persecution.
Of course, I understood them. Due to the CCP’s many political “movements,” people’s minds were shaken to the core, and they truly feared the CCP from deep down inside. Not only that, they were poisoned by the atheistic ideology and misled by all the lies and propaganda, so they knew very little about the truth of Falun Dafa. They are actually the pitiful ones, suffering in delusion, unable to differentiate between right and wrong.
I have been arrested and tortured in a brainwashing center twice because I would not give up my belief. I was penalized at work many times and was transferred out of the police station. When I was a police officer, it was always us who did the beating, but after I practiced Dafa, people who didn’t know the truth about Dafa beat me. I was also brutally assaulted by the police and staff in the brainwashing center. But I have never harbored any resentment for these people. Instead, I felt sympathy for them and truly worried about their future.
I had to go into hiding for almost two years. My mother was not in good health at the time and was extremely worried about me. I am a very dutiful child and had no other choice but to take her with me. Those days were really tough. However, because my mother was with me, she became happier and her health greatly improved. I wrote a poem describing those difficult times:
In Hiding and Away from Home
Far from the fragrance of my hometown,With a simple bag,No regular place to stay,Nothing nice to wear.
No messages from friends or relatives,Tasting the coldness of the world.Cultivating as I wander,Staying busy saving people.Difficulties in and out,While taking care of my elderly mother.
Shortly after I returned home and went back to work, someone from a higher branch came to learn about the situation of Falun Dafa. The local Political and Legal Affairs Committee recommended sending some officials to see me. I told them about Falun Dafa in detail and brought up many issues, in particular, the contention that Dafa practitioners were anti-CCP and engaging in politics.
I replied, “Which do you think is greater: heaven or the CCP? Many people only know to follow the will of the Party and dare to go against the will of heaven and the Chinese people. They think the Party is still correct even after it has made monstrous mistakes. The CCP is atheistic and doesn’t recognize the existence of divine beings and Buddhas, so it dares to persecute Falun Dafa, the Law of the cosmos!
“Falun Dafa’s mission is to save all people during the Dharma-ending age. Shakyamuni once said that when the Udumbara flower (the holy flower of the kingdom of heaven that blooms every 3,000 years) appears in the human world, that will be the time when the holy wheel-turning king teaches the Fa that saves people.
“Udumbara flowers are now blooming all over the world. In our area, eight Dafa practitioners have had the holy flower blooming in their homes. We took pictures of them, and I personally delivered the pictures to the police station and 610 Office. This magical flower doesn’t need sunlight, soil, or water, and it blooms on places like glass, water pipes, walls, and other plants. The reason why we tell people about the CCP’s crimes is not to engage in politics but to prevent people from being eliminated by heaven when it punishes the CCP.”
The officials listened to me for over three hours.
Many people have witnessed the suffering of innocent Dafa practitioners and been sympathetic to us. But when I see people on the street busy making a living, I also have sympathy for them, especially those who work in law enforcement, the procuratorate, and the judiciary, as well as teachers and students.
They’ve been poisoned by atheism and believed the CCP’s lies about Dafa, so they resent Dafa practitioners. Some are still participating in the persecution. These people are in an extremely dangerous situation.
I sincerely advise those people to learn about Dafa, to think about what practitioners are telling them while risking their lives, and to not participate in the persecution because that would be the greatest crime. I hope that all predestined people will survive the final catastrophe, be saved by gods and Buddhas, and have a bright future.
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