PureInsight | January 18, 2014
[PureInsight.org] In the year 2000, the persecution of Falun Gong in China was almost at its peak. The institution where I was working decided to make a “great shift” on those employees who were Falun Gong practitioners. Several local police agents came to visit us. Each of the Falun Gong practitioners was asked to go to the Party Secretary’s office. Once in the office, everyone was asked whether or not they wanted to continue the Falun Gong practice. If they continued to practice Falun Gong, they were told they would be arrested or get fired. Many practitioners yielded under pressure and unwillingly agreed to quit their practice. Soon, it was my turn. “Are you still going to practice Falun Gong?” I was asked. “Of course!” I replied resolutely. The police agents continued to ask me about Master and I told them that my Master was the greatest Buddha in the universe. The police agents stopped me and illegally sent me to a detention center.
Several other Falun Gong practitioners were sent to the same detention center around the time of the 2001 Chinese New Year. We were forced to write repentance statements. One of the policemen shouted at me and said that he was so angry that he might just as well die of anger. I refused to sign and the policeman got even madder and yelled. After a few days, this particular policeman indeed died. With the 2001 New Year was approaching, the evil CCP decided to make some arrangements for the detained Falun Gong practitioners. I still refused to write down a single character of repentance. At that time, I had not learned the Fa that much and didn’t know how to send forth righteous thoughts (SFRT); however, I already understood one simple principle: Falun Gong practitioners are protected by Master, and Master will determine each practitioner’s fate. Therefore, I didn’t pay too much attention to what was going on around me. I held onto one single thought, “No one can change me.” I was sent home after about a month. Throughout the detention, I had not yielded to pressure to perform any inappropriate deeds, and in the end I returned home without any regrets.
Cultivate Dafa to the Very End
As I didn’t cooperate with the evil forces, I immediately became a focus among the local evil elements.
On September 1, 2004, a couple of policemen suddenly rushed to my house and asked me: “Are you still going to practice Falun Gong? We are going to arrest you if you keep practicing Falun Gong.” I told them that I would definitely continue my practice. I was arrested at once and sent to a detention center. I said to myself: “Now that I am in this center, let me calm down and do the truth clarification work here.” I told myself to always follow the Fa’s guidance, so I silently recited the Fa almost all the time, even though I didn’t remember too much. I would recite a phrase from the Fa whenever I came to recall it. Besides reciting the Fa, I would also SFRT as well as do the Falun Gong exercises. There were monitors everywhere in the detention center, and I was told by the evil police agents that I would have no chance of getting out of the center if people saw me practicing Falun Gong. I thought to myself: in all the universe, only Master can determine my fate. I then started to do the Falun Gong exercises right in front of the monitoring cameras.
One day, I was about to be interrogated by the evil police staff. The police agents appeared very aggressive and mentioned that one Falun Gong practitioner was beaten very severely just a few days ago while under interrogation, and after that the practitioner was still sent to a forced labor camp. The police agents came to the room and closed the door with a bang. It was obvious that they were about to physically abuse me. Right at that moment, a very clear thought suddenly popped up in my mind: “My body has been installed with many Dafa mechanisms and energy channels by Master, no one can touch me!” As soon as my thought emerged, the two evil police agents immediately appeared weakened and the tense situation calmed down. The two agents asked me politely to sit down and told me that it was my last interrogation. I was asked to detail my Falun Gong practice and other information about the Falun Gong practitioners that I knew of. I was asked many questions, yet I kept silent. I didn’t want to reveal anything about fellow practitioners. In the end, I was asked whether I’d like to sit in the jail or get back home to celebrate the upcoming autumn festival. I shouted: “I will cultivate Falun Dafa till the very end!” Right after I uttered this sentence, the two police agents hurriedly stood up and said to each other: “Ok, we can’t control her, get her out of here.” They left the room at once. I was a little bit surprised to see this outcome. What was going on? Later on, when I came to learn Master’s lecture “Teaching the Fa at the Western US International Fa Conference” I finally realized what had happened then.
Master says in the lecture: “If upon encountering trying circumstances your thinking can be truly righteous, then, when faced with the evil’s persecution and when faced with interference, just one sentence of yours fortified with steadfast righteous thoughts can instantly make the evil disintegrate and it will make those who are being used by the evil turn and flee, it will make the evil’s persecution of you dissolve, and it will make the evil’s interfering with you disappear without a trace. One thought born of righteous faith is all it takes. And whoever can hold firm that righteous thought and go the distance will become a magnificent god forged by Dafa.”
I was released from the detention center the following day.
Ever since then, I’d seek inward for any problems and study the Fa even more diligently. I wanted to adjust my actions and words following the principles of the Fa. I began to realize that every word that Master says is a heavenly secret and involves numerous deities from various layers of universes.
Enter Another Dimension, Miraculously Escape from Danger
On May 11 of 2013, I was with some other fellow practitioners at a train station. We had planned to travel around together. At the check-in gate, we were illegally detained by some plain-clothed police agents and our tickets were taken. One police agent grabbed my elbow and I said to the agent: “Stop it, don’t touch me.” The police agent released his hold at once. We were transferred to some place outside the train station. When we got there, I noticed that two white sedans were already parked there. A couple of other plain-clothed police agents were standing there, and one of them was a woman. I calmed down at once and “Rectifying the Fa” from Hong Yin III popped up in my mind: “My one thought stunned the firmament and beyond, I wanted to save all beings and rid all that’s shameful. Countless layers of the rotten Old Forces impeded my path, entering the human world, I realized things were worse; Rectifying the Fa as I go, penetrating all layers of the cosmos, all choosing to oppose the rectification were eliminated. When Heaven wishes for change, who’d dare obstruct? The cosmos, now rebuilt, will never again turn bad.”
One fellow practitioner was sitting on the ground refusing to cooperate with the police agents. At that time, there was not a single confusing thought in my mind; it was almost as if I was doing the sitting meditation. I immediately realized that I was entering a different dimension. Everything right before my eyes seemed flimsy and shaky. I came to fully understand what it meant in the Fa when referring to this world as nothing but an illusion. The police agents were busy with their own agendas. They had nothing to do with me, they didn’t pay attention to me, and they didn’t seem to notice me. My heart was as calm as still water. Not a single ripple was forming, and there was no fear at all in me. I picked up my bag and suitcase (it contained my Dafa books) and I walked right in front of the police agents. I didn’t turn back and went straight ahead. I had to pass the police vehicles though, and I even stood beside the vehicles for a while before I continued to walk off. I walked with ease as if I was floating above the ground. I turned around and right then, a cab passed by. I waved to the cab driver and got in the cab and left the scene quickly.
Persecution Brought by Fear
After I got back home that day, I finally felt I was back in this physical world and the previous god-like behavior was also gone. I started to feel frightened. I began to recite the Fa continuously, but it didn’t seem to help. I told my husband what had happened to me that day. My husband was not a Dafa practitioner, yet he supported me and believed in Dafa just the same. After hearing my story, my husband suggested that I’d better get out of town to hide somewhere for a while. I didn’t have a very strong righteous thought so I nodded. I then packed and left the house. I planned to stay in a fellow practitioner’s house in another province. I called a cab and got into the car. The cab was driving around the city and it seemed that it would never get out of the city. Later on, I realized that Master was giving me a hint, and I should not have decided to leave. However, at that time, my mind seemed to have been controlled by the evil forces; I didn’t think too much and just wanted to get out of town. In the end, the cab left the city and got me to that fellow practitioner’s house. I remembered a sentence that Master mentioned when talking to Falun Gong practitioners from Australia, it went something like: “Why didn’t he get enlightened?” After a long and difficult journey, I eventually arrived at the fellow practitioner’s house. When I got there, the practitioner wasn’t home and her daughter came out to let me in. The practitioner’s daughter was not a Falun Gong practitioner, yet I had a very close relationship with her. She asked me to stay and I agreed. At mid-night some police agents came into the house; it turned out that the local evil forces in that region had decided to ransack Falun Gong practitioners that same night. As a result, I was taken away by the police and sent to a detention center again.
Validate Dafa in the Detention Center
Now that I had been arrested and thrown into a detention center, I finally calmed down. I collected myself and said to myself: “Ok, I will use this chance to validate Dafa.” I planned to turn the center into a place where I could practice Falun Gong and SFRT. Everywhere a Falun Gong practitioner goes, he/she will do the “three things” just the same. No matter where the practitioner happens to be, he/she won’t lower the standards for a Dafa cultivator. At first, a senior police agent kept shouting at me and calling me names. I sent forth righteous thoughts and tried to clear out those evil elements behind the police agent. Later I realized that I should not acknowledge the existence of this police agent because Master had already said that Dafa practitioners should not acknowledge the existence of the evil forces. So I decided to treat the police agent just like an ordinary person. I wanted this person to remember that “Falun Dafa is good, Zhen Shan Ren is good,” and that “Falun Dafa will bring blessings to his life.” After a while, the police agent would simply lower his head as if he didn’t see me when he was patrolling around my room. He dared not look directly at me.
There was also a female detention center guard who would shout at me when I started to SFRT. She would tell me to stop: “Look, the center is being monitored everywhere. When you SFRT, everybody will see you.” I didn’t stop at all. I continued to SFRT just toward this guard to help clear away the evil elements. I realized that it made a big difference when I erected my hand to SFRT. Whenever I erected my hand, I could feel a powerful energy flow moving inside my body, and I really felt that I was able to get rid of any evil elements in the universe and that I was the only one standing out against the evil forces in the whole universe. Later, this guard had several talks with me. She told me that I was not behaving well and it would bring me trouble, and she said that I would be sentenced to a prison, etc. I didn’t pay attention to the guard’s words and I tried to clarify the truth about Falun Gong along the way. The guard didn’t want to listen to my truth clarifications and said that she had been doing this job for more than 30 years and she knew much more than I. She told me there were only two choices before me—one was to go home, the other was to go to jail. I then stopped clarifying the truth to her and decided to recite a piece of Fa: “The steadfast, righteous thoughts of a cultivator transcend all human understandings, transcend all human thinking, and can never be understood by everyday people. At the same time, they cannot be changed by everyday people, because humans are not able to change Enlightened Beings.” (Excerpts from the article “Coercion Cannot Change People’s Hearts” in Essentials for Further Advancement II). The guard stopped talking to me and patted on my back with a smile. From then on, she would never harass me anymore. Whenever I passed her, she would appear as if she didn’t see me.
Everything Is From Dafa; Correct Any Wrongs
I also realized that all the people that had been detained in the center had been arranged by the old forces, but they were also sentient beings to be saved by Dafa. The girl that slept near me complained that my Falun Gong exercises disturbed her sleep. I immediately erected my hand to SFRT toward her. I wanted to instill kind thoughts into the girl’s mind. The second day, this girl apologized to me with a heshi gesture and said: “Aunt, I was wrong yesterday, I won’t try to stop you from doing the exercises from now on.” The woman in charge of all the detainees in my room said to me: “Ok, you’ve got a healthy body by doing the exercises, but we are all scared to death. The police agents scold us almost every day for allowing you to practice Falun Gong here.” A woman in her 30s spoke out: “Why should we care? Even the government cannot control them, how can we control them? Let her do the exercises.” My detention room was at one time filled with 16 people but two of them later left. Every one of the detainees in my room had learned the truth about the persecution on Falun Gong. Every day, we would recite the poems from Hong Yin. Once we were reciting the poem titled “The Chill of Autumn’s Winds” from Hong Yin II: “Think twice about your savagery, oh wicked ones, When Heaven and Earth are bright again, down the boiling cauldron shall you go. Little can punches and kicks change a person’s heart, violent winds usher in an autumn with harsher chill.” I felt everything was in harmony at that time. Dafa could really change any person’s mind and correct any wrongs. The detainees called me “Dafa aunt,” but I told them not to do that because that title was too big for me. I asked them to call me the aunt who practiced Falun Dafa, or just the aunt. Those detainees regarded everything I said as Dafa, and I realized that was a hint again. In the past, I would say this belonged to me and that belonged to you. But in the detention center I came to understand that every life was created by Dafa and every life needed to be saved by Dafa; there was no difference between you and me. I remember one story where a fellow practitioner’s house was ransacked by the police. When the police asked the practitioner about the owners of the computers and printers at his house, the practitioner said none of those things belonged to him. “Who then did they belong to?” “They all belong to Dafa!” he responded. The police didn’t touch any of those electronics in the end.
Two Magpies Sing for Me
After I was detained for about 20 days, the public security bureau decided to interrogate me. The agency had planned to gather evidence from the interrogation. I was asked about fellow practitioners and what my relationship to them was. I refused to talk about anything. In the end, with a determined mind, I firmly and clearly said to the interrogating agents: “You just listen up, you can ask me anything, but I will not answer a single question of yours. I also do not know anything. You listen up, I am a direct disciple of my master Mr. Li Hongzhi. I will not accept any arrangement other than my master’s. I am going to practice Falun Dafa until the very end. I am determined to do that and my determination is as hard as a rock!” After hearing these words, the agents seemed frightened and murmured among themselves: “Ok, let’s not worry about her too much. Just write down whatever she says, if she doesn’t know, she doesn’t know.” When I was telling them that my determination was as solid as a rock, I used a Chinese character that meant a solid rock. The agents didn’t know how to write that particular Chinese character and approached to ask me to show them the character. I didn’t realize then that it was a great chance for me to tell them that it was wrong for them to detain me. I believe that had I indeed asked them to release me so that they wouldn’t have committed a crime, they would have let me go. Master once said that when a practitioner’s thoughts were all righteous and firm, the evil forces would do whatever you asked them to do. An ordinary person is simply powerless before a cultivator.
A few days passed, but the evil forces still didn’t get any evidence from me, and they had to let me go.
That day when I got out of the detention center, I felt the Heavens were very clear. Two magpies were sitting on a tree branch and chirping cheerfully for me. I made a heshi and tears dropped from my eyes. I said to Master in my heart: “Thank you very much. I’ve made you worry about me again.”
Throughout these years of Falun Dafa cultivation, I’ve come to realize that once one’s righteous thoughts are plentiful, once one can hold onto his/her righteous thoughts and send out the most strong and purest thought, then that thought is genuinely powerful, and it can penetrate layers of dimensions and can get rid of all the arrangements made by the old forces right away. As Falun Dafa practitioners, we should not be fooled by those ordinary society’s illusions and we should not be intimidated by the brutality of the evil forces. Once we eliminate our last human notion within ourselves, every word we utter will be like a bomb, just like what Master has said in “Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005:” “Don't worry about what they say, [but] every word that you say is like a thunderclap to them.”
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/119486