(Minghui.org) Because I’ve studied the Fa with my grandma since I was little, I understand the truth about the persecution. More than a decade ago, when my grandma was imprisoned and persecuted for practicing Falun Dafa, I was still very young. I only remember thinking that it had been a long time since I last tasted her cooking, and then one day Grandma returned home with another Dafa practitioner who had also been persecuted. Grandma had lost a lot of weight and her once short, curly hair was long and straight. She had changed so much that I did not recognize her.

When I was little, I had no idea what “persecution” was. I only knew that practitioners were arrested for no reason, other than they practice Falun Dafa. It was only when I grew a little older that I understood more about the evil acts of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party). I secretly made a wish. I wanted to leave China after I grew up and submit a petition to the United Nations with other practitioners to seek redress for Falun Dafa and practitioners.

Maintaining Righteous Thoughts

Maybe due to the fact that we are near the last critical phase, the divine wanted to set a final test for practitioners. One afternoon after class, I saw my mom hurriedly packing some things. When she saw me, she told me that someone had reported Grandma when she was out clarifying the truth and had been taken to a police station. Whenever bad things happen, I immediately recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” So, although my mind was blank at the time, I helped my mom pack the Dafa books we had in the house and I quietly kept reciting the two phrases.

My mom said the police might come and search our house, and the image of police officers ransacking and making a mess of Dafa practitioners’ homes, which I had seen on television, appeared in my mind. My mom said, “Don’t worry, they won’t dare come in.” Hearing that, I suddenly woke up: Yes, Master said:

“That being is unable to strike the practitioner because he is cultivating in an upright practice and has a protective shield.” (Chapter III, Falun Gong).

I felt there must definitely be a layer of protective shield outside our house protecting us, so the police would not dare enter. I also recalled that Grandma once said that when we met with problems, our first thought must be righteous. We cannot panic and let the old forces have any excuse to persecute us. Therefore, I said to myself that this was a test for me. I must have strong righteous thoughts and not spoil things for Grandma.

My mom headed to the nursing home to pack the stuff there, while I stayed home and continued packing. As I packed the books, I recited “Dafa is good.” After everything was packed, I sat down to do my schoolwork, but I knew that I would definitely not be able to study properly now. So I took out the truth-clarification amulet I always carried with me, and said to Master, “Master, please empower Grandma. She will definitely be released today. This is a test for our whole family and we will not acknowledge any of the old forces’ arrangements. I only listen to what Master says.”

Bad thoughts start to enter my mind. I realized that these thoughts was interference from the old forces, so I said to them, “You can’t disturb me. I must think that those thoughts are not from me. I only believe in Master. I will not bow down to the old forces. I only follow Master’s arrangements. Annihilate all the old forces.” After I said this a few times, I calmed down.

The Situation Improves

Mom, Grandpa, and Dad packed up the truth-clarification materials and communicated with the police station. Empowered by Master, things started to develop in a positive way. That afternoon, I asked Mom about the situation. She said that there was no problem. At most, Grandma would be detained for two days and then she would be back. I said, “Grandma will definitely not be detained. I believe that she will definitely come back today.”

Sure enough, as night fell, Grandma came home. I was attending an online class when I heard her voice. I was relieved. After my class, Mom and I exchanged our cultivation insights with Grandma. We all thought that our family had cooperated very well. Grandma’s righteous thoughts were very strong, while we, who were outside, sent righteous thoughts. We did not complain or blame anyone. Our whole family seemed to have already made an agreement beforehand, and we all did what we needed to do in an orderly manner. On top of that, we also had Master’s empowerment. All of this resulted in a satisfactory outcome.

I think that, as family members of a Dafa practitioner, witnesses to Dafa’s extraordinary powers, and beneficiaries of Dafa, at such critical moments, we must give our utmost support, fully believe in Master and Dafa, and maintain our righteous thoughts so that we can provide strong support to our Dafa practitioners and assist Master in Fa rectification.

This is my limited understanding at my current cultivation level. Thank you, Master, for protecting and empowering us along the way. Kindly let me know if there is any room for improvement.