(Minghui.org) My relative Ayang who practices Falun Dafa was arrested for his faith in April 2021. Local practitioners asked us to go to the police station to demand his release. They planned to send righteous thoughts nearby for us. Ayang’ s wife Bai went to the police station with some relatives and the police asked for their identification (ID) cards and threatened to videotape and record them. When they returned, Bai was too afraid to live at home.
We learned that Ayang would be held in the city’s detention center for 15 days. His wife seemed passive and numb about the situation. My relative and I went to visit him at the detention center the next day, but we missed the scheduled time for visitors. I noticed many police cars on my way back and my fear caused me to think negatively: The camera might have recorded my car’s license plate or maybe I was followed. I could feel the negative thoughts trying to control me.
I reminded myself that I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, and I shoulder the mission of saving people. If the substance of fear was in my dimensional field, then everyday people would be afraid, hopeless and passive. I tried to dispel my negative thoughts and not be moved. I encouraged my relatives to reinforce Ayang with righteous thoughts.
After the persecution of Ayang was exposed on the Minghui website, practitioners outside China began making phone calls to the police station. Local practitioners came to my home, and we analyzed the situation. As Ayang’s relative, I felt a measure of responsibility for his detention. We realized that we should improve our xinxing, clarify the truth to the police, and regard this as an opportunity to save them. Several practitioners shared with Bai and helped her improve from the Fa perspective, break through fear and step out to clarify the truth. The practitioners didn’t complain or blame her. She finally agreed to come out and face the police. Still she didn’t dare to go home. Instead she moved in with me.
We read the Fa and talked about our cultivation experiences every day. We read articles on the Minghui website about how other practitioners used legal means to counter the persecution. We reminded each other and didn’t complain. When we found our omissions, we didn’t acknowledge the so-called tests imposed by the old forces. During the process of rescuing Ayang, I often reminded myself to let go of my grievances. I eliminated thoughts like: “Ayang didn’t cultivate himself well and was always harassed. We had to take a leave from work to rescue him.”
Bai said I spoke well so she asked me to go with her to the police department to ask for the detention notification. I discovered my attachment of showing off, validating myself and saving face. I encouraged her, “Believe in Master. Believe in Dafa. Master asks us to save sentient beings. We step out to save sentient beings. The police are also to be saved, they are not here to persecute you. Before you came to this world with Master, the being who is now a policeman told you that he was going to play the role of persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. But you agreed to save him. So today you have to fulfill your promise and save him.”
We contacted more practitioners to join us in sending righteous thoughts. The officers at the police department listened while Bai clarified the truth to them. They told her that the detention notification was at the local police station. She didn’t want to go because she was afraid that she would be arrested. We continued encouraging her, helped her let go the negative thoughts, and remember her mission of saving sentient beings.
She didn’t sleep that night. She was very nervous and thought about what she would say to the police. The next day she went to see the deputy director of the local police station with her relatives. They told the police what a good person Ayang was in the family, his work unit and society and how Bai regained her health by practicing Falun Dafa. They warned the police that the persecution was without legal basis and arresting innocent people was illegal. They demanded Ayang be released immediately. The deputy director said, “We are bombarded with phone calls. Why are people outside of China calling us?” Bai talked for 20 minutes and said what she wanted to say.
She finally broke through her fear and did what a Dafa practitioner should do. She asked me, “Have I improved?” She and her husband were constantly harassed since the persecution started. They were afraid of being persecuted, didn’t contact other practitioners and seldom talked to their neighbors. Thanks to Master, she finally broke through her fear. Words can't describe just how happy she was.
I was happy for her and realized the importance of improving and elevating as a group. When Bai wanted to rely on others and avoid the situation, I was not moved to do the things for her. Instead I encouraged her and helped her face her fear, so that she could improve.
I thought of their son. Since his earliest childhood, he witnessed his parents being arrested and their home ransacked. Because of this he gradually moved away from Dafa. He seldom contacted us when he grew up and often complained about his parents. I phoned him and hoped that he would come back to rescue his father. On the phone he expressed his depression, resentment and helplessness. I explained why he shouldn’t blame his parents. When he learned that his parents courageously faced the police, he expressed his support and admiration.
During the process of rescuing Ayang, we clarified the truth to his family members who offered to settle the case with money. Local practitioners told them that it was a crime to persecute practitioners, and if we gave them money, we acknowledged that the persecution was reasonable. Instead we should counter the persecution righteously with dignity.
She and other family members understood and went to the police station, the police department and the detention center with us. They told the police that it was not legal to persecute practitioners. Their righteous voices made police know that the persecution was unpopular.
Bai’s righteous thoughts increased. She went to the police department many times to demand her husband’s release, and visited him at the detention center. Each time she took the opportunity to clarify the truth to the police. Ayang was steadfast in cultivation, and clarified the truth to people in the detention center. With the strengthening of the local practitioners’ righteous thoughts, he was released after 15 days.
Practitioners cooperated as one body while rescuing Ayang. Everyone looked within, didn’t complain, let go of attachments and cooperated. Overseas practitioners made lots of phone calls to the police station within 24 hours after they got the news. Local practitioners made materials and sticky posters with information to expose the persecution. Some sent forth righteous thoughts. Others accompanied his family members to demand his release. We felt that Master was beside us and helped us.
After Bai clarified the truth to the police, the police didn’t threaten her or make things difficult for her. Ayang’s family members saw how kind and selfless practitioners are and were moved. After Ayang was released, he and Bai talked with other practitioners the next day. They said they discovered their many shortcomings and read articles on the Minghui website.
Harmonize the Whole Body: Catch Up with the Fa Rectification Process
Ayang was arrested because the local police station was told to participate in so-called “maintaining stability.” They had a list of practitioners and we knew that eight practitioners were arrested and detained. Most of them were detained for 15 days. Three of them were taken to the detention center after 15 days.
Through this we realized that many practitioners didn’t understand how to counter the persecution by legal means. Many practitioners didn’t read related sharing articles on the Minghui website and didn't think those articles were related to them. They routinely did the three things, but when the police came to them, they just said that they didn’t do anything wrong. They didn’t use legal means to counter the persecution and were passive when the police harassed them.
In order to change this situation, we shared with the practitioners and printed out relevant articles from the Minghui website. We gave them copies to read and helped the elderly practitioners understand why they shouldn’t passively accept the persecution.
We cooperated with each other and went to the prisons and detention centers to send forth righteous thoughts in close proximity. We sent letters to those who were involved in the persecution. We looked after the persecuted practitioners family members, clarified the truth to them and helped them. When we saw practitioners were rescued and more sentient beings in the legal departments learned the truth and no longer got involved in the persecution, we truly felt Master’s encouragement and strengthening.
Everyone Hopes to be Saved
My father’s university classmate traveled to our city. They hadn’t seen each other for over 30 years. He looked for my father for two days. He reached out to my father’s previous work place and then came to our residential area. He asked every passers by about my father. He nearly gave up. Just then he came across a person who knew my father and could tell him where he lived.
When I went to my parents’ home at 5 p.m., I saw a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party on the sofa. I knew my mother had clarified the truth to him. She told me that he was not willing to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
After dinner we chatted for a while and then we went to the bus station to see him off. Before the bus came, I dispelled my negative thoughts and gave him a truth clarification disk. He didn’t refuse and put it into his bag.
The next day we came to see him in the hotel with a gift. My mother told him again that she stayed healthy and looked young because she practiced Falun Dafa. She asked him to say, “Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and quit the CCP. This time he agreed.
After he arrived home, he told me that his travel was smooth and that he successfully avoided the flooding in Zhenzhou and the pandemic lockdown in Shenyang. “I must be blessed by someone,” he said. He said that he would watch the disk we gave him. I was glad that I was not trapped by my notions and didn’t give up the opportunity to clarify the truth to him. I thanked Master in my heart.
This year things changed a lot and many catastrophes took place. As a practitioner, I know my mission, and I’m busy saving people in this chaotic world. Thank you Master for offering the world salvation and spreading Dafa. I will cultivate myself well, cooperate with the whole body better and complete my mission.
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