(Minghui.org) My wife and I were taking care of my mother-in-law one day a few years ago, who was paralyzed in bed, when a group of police beat on the door. I refused to open the door, and sent forth righteous thoughts with my wife. A police officer climbed the wall into the courtyard, then climbed through a window and entered the house. The police head pulled out a piece of paper in front of me. Before I could have a look, he said, “This is an arrest warrant!”

About eight police officers surrounded me; some grabbed my arms, some wrenched my neck, and they were constantly cursing. I resisted with all my might. Two officers kicked me violently behind my knees, and as soon as my legs bent, they pushed me to the ground. Two or three officers on the left and right grabbed my arms and held them back. I resisted desperately, and an officer pressed his knee against my neck and head. My mouth hit the ground. One of my front teeth was smacked out, the other front tooth was loosened, and my lips were broken. They forced me into handcuffs.

My wife tried to stop them and was knocked unconscious. Another practitioner was taken for questioning (and returned home safely later). I was carried out the door by several police officers. They kept cursing, and dragged me into the police car. They stuffed me into the space in front of the back seat, where the passengers’ legs and feet go. I was squeezed underneath and couldn’t move, my mouth hurt, and I was lying in a painful position. At that time, I kept sending forth righteous thoughts and asking Master to bless his disciple.

These so-called public servants left my wife and mother-in-law at home and escorted me straight to a detention center. I resisted strongly, and several officers grabbed my arms, wrapped their arms around my legs, and forcibly took a photo of me. They violated the law, went without any due process, and directly put me in a cell.

Looking Inward for the Reasons Behind the Tribulation

More than a dozen detainees were in the cell. When the cell head heard that I practiced Falun Gong, he threatened me, “I’m telling you, you must listen to me here. Several Falun Gong practitioners gave up practicing under our pressure here.” I felt sorry for these people, who were ignorantly used by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to commit crimes against Dafa disciples. I kindly clarified the truth to them.

They told me to wear a uniform (a vest with a number on the front and back). I told them that I wouldn’t wear a prison uniform, I refused to work as a slave labor, I wouldn’t eat the prison food, I didn’t belong here, and that I wanted to go home. When I told the detainees the facts about the persecution of Falun Dafa, they did not dare to listen or talk to me. I sat down to recite the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts.

Master said:

“For a cultivator, looking within is a magical tool.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2009 Washington, D.C. International Fa Conference,” Collected Teachings Given Around the World Volume IX)

I started to look within, and saw that on the surface I was arrested because someone reported my wife when she clarified the truth. Also, I was sold out by someone. But digging deeper, I saw that the real reason was that I had slacked off in cultivation in recent years, and I could not concentrate when sending forth righteous thoughts and meditating. Moreover, I had conflicts with fellow practitioners. For example, some time ago, I asked a fellow practitioner to help me with a Dafa project. He said a lot of things that went against my opinions. Although I didn’t want to hear it, I listened to him patiently because I needed his help. When he finally finished, he said that he couldn’t help me. I couldn’t hold back my anger and said some accusatory things. After yelling at him, I left. The practitioner saw that I was angry and chased after me. At the time, I also wondered if I should go back to make peace with him, but as soon as I thought about it, my anger came up again, so I walked away without looking back. After realizing my mistake, I sincerely apologized to Master and my fellow practitioner in mind.

As I reflected on my thoughts, words, and deeds, I realized that the tribulation was due to the fact that I had strong attachments which were exploited by the evil.

Starting a Hunger Strike to Protest

I sent forth righteous thoughts all night to clean up my attachments, such as strife, resentment, jealousy, the pursuit of comfort, etc. When I felt sleepy, I squinted for a while, and when I woke up, I continued to send forth righteous thoughts and clean up the evil factors in the detention center.

A leader of the prison guards arrived the next day, and the detainees surrounded him obediently. He ordered the detainees to torture me. They jumped on the bunk and forced me to wear a uniform. I resisted vigorously. Several people held me, and tried to put handcuffs and the uniform on me. I fought desperately. They saw that it would not work, so a bunch of people pushed me down off the bunk. One of them pressed his knees onto my head, and several people twisted my arms behind me and put the uniform on me. After that, they handcuffed me and forcibly shackled my legs. Two very thick, heavy iron rods were in the middle of shackle, and each was as thick as a forearm, weighing about twenty pounds. The chain ring was thicker than a finger. The chain and lock together weighed dozens of pounds.

I endured the pain, sat on the bunk, and kept shouting, “Falun Dafa is good!” Everyone retreated and stared at me quietly. I knew that the 610 Office agents were watching me, so I raised my head to face the corner of the wall, looked directly at the surveillance camera, and kept shouting, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”

After shouting, I went under another camera, looked up to the surveillance camera and continued to shout, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” The leader of the guards heard me shouting. He did not say anything and left.

A prison guard in charge of the cell later told me, “You will be subjected to force-feeding after three days of hunger strike.” I said kindly, “Falun Dafa is a high level practice, and I have been wronged. I am a good person, and I am being persecuted. After I practiced Falun Dafa, all my illnesses disappeared. I haven’t had any major or minor illnesses in all these years. I have been practicing for many years. Please believe me. Although I am on a hunger strike, there will be no physical problems. I’m not targeting you; I’m protesting the CCP’s persecution. You are also a kind person, working here to earn a salary to support your family, but you shouldn’t follow the Party to persecute good people!” He listened silently.

On the fourth day, with the blessings and protection of Master, I was not force-fed. Fellow practitioners and my family actively worked to rescue me, and hired a lawyer for me. The lawyer was outraged by my plight. I also learned that my wife was safe and healthy. The lawyer promised to relay my situation to my family and to immediately contact the procuratorate for me.

With Master’s blessing, I was not hungry or thirsty at all. I was energetic and my mind was clear. The cell head offered me a large grapefruit. I smiled and shook my head at him. I advised the people in the cell to quit the Party, but they did not dare to do so. A young man who had gone to college told me that he once heard a distant voice in the sky telling him, “Look for Dafa, and the righteous way!” I sincerely hoped that he would bravely quit the Party, but unfortunately he was too afraid to do so in this environment.

I didn’t think about anything, just reciting the Fa and vigorously sending forth righteous thoughts. I said to Master in my heart, “I was wrong. Please save me Master! I am not under the control of the old forces. I only follow Master’s arrangements. The old forces don’t have the right to persecute me! I will rectify myself.”

I did the exercises and sent forth righteous thoughts. No matter what the guards said or did, I ignored them. I felt that Master was around me and had blessed me. Practitioners at home and abroad also helped me by sending forth righteous thoughts. My heart was connected to Master and the disciples of Dafa around the world. My mind was getting clearer and I felt that my righteous thoughts became stronger!

On the fifth day, I was released. A procuratorate officer asked me to sign the paperwork. I said, “I won’t sign it, because I didn’t commit a crime.”

At the door, I noticed that the uniform was still across my shoulder. I ripped the uniform off and left it on the ground and walked out of the building. Seeing the sky outside, I was very grateful to Master in my heart. I wanted to express it right away, so in the courtyard of the detention center, I shouted loudly, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

I deeply realized that it was the Great Master of Mercy who endured and resolved this demonic tribulation for me!

It is Difficult to Repay Master's Grace

I have been persecuted by the evil Party many times. Each time, under Master’s protection, the evil Party’s attempts at re-education through labor and sentencing me failed. If not for Dafa, how could an ordinary person pay back his debts by shouting a few bold words and going on a hunger strike? It was Master who bore his disciples’ great karmic debts with unimaginable great efforts. Only then can the disciples continue to walk their paths of cultivation. This compassion is something we can’t repay with all of our lives!

Some practitioners have questioned where their karma went after Master eliminated half of it. They thought that Master took advantage of them by taking their karma—if they eliminated the karma themselves, then they would have the virtue that was transformed from that karma. They became jealous of Master. Some of their levels dropped for this reason. We cannot accept the sinister arrangements of the old forces in our lifetimes. These kinds of thoughts are extremely selfish concepts imposed by the old forces and they do not come from one’s true self. I advise those who have complained about Master to memorize “Stay Far Away From Peril.” Wake up quickly. Master is waking you up this time and giving you one last chance.

Master taught us:

“Is it because out of His mercy for sentient beings Master has borne too much for you, or that in His hope that you can succeed in cultivation He has done too much for you, that all of it is being taken for granted? Some even think Master will somehow gain some benefit from you. Other than bearing things for you, Master doesn’t get anything from you. It’s only because Master cherishes sentient beings that He does this!” (“Stay Far Away From Peril”)

Master is outside the universe; Master does not need anything in the universe, Master does not want anything from disciples! What we have is all bestowed by Master! In addition to giving us divine bodies and gong, Master also completes our worlds and rebuilds the huge universes and celestial bodies where we will live in the future. The little things we have endured are far less than what has been given by Master. If a mother endured hardship for her child, should the child doubt the mother’s intentions? You cannot eliminate your karma yourself, even if you suffer in the hell!

Master taught us:

“It is you yourself who has the problem; Master doesn’t owe you anything. While Master is saving you, He also bears your sins for you and even finds all kinds of ways to offset your karma—it is you who is indebted to Master.” (“Stay Far Away From Peril”)

If Master hadn’t scooped us up from hell, we would be nothing but a small speck of dust in the old universe, about to head into ruin. We are now fortunate enough to obtain the Fa, and we are only a small particle in the Fa-rectification. We should only treat Master and Dafa with the most humble and grateful hearts, treat fellow practitioners with the most sincere hearts, and offer salvation with the most compassionate hearts.

I hope that fellow practitioners will not be arrogant, because that is very dangerous. I also hope that the practitioners who are in the midst of tribulations will not complain, but change the selfishness notions and ordinary people mindsets that cannot tolerate personal losses. True cultivation of Dafa is our long-cherished wish. We pursue nothing in this world. As long as you believe in Dafa, let go of the notion of life and death, and have solid righteous thoughts, any suffering will turn into a stepping stone for improvement in cultivation.