Cultivation Is Serious
(Minghui.org) I have gained a clearer understanding of the importance of cultivation practice during these past 21 years. If a practitioner does not follow Master's requirements, does not discard old notions and focusing on oneself, does not learn lessons from tribulations and does not look within when encountering problems, he will not be able to raise his cultivation level and will remain an ordinary person.
My three daughters called me independently in October 2016. They told me that our hometown’s domestic security officer had called and said that someone reported me for handing out Falun Dafa fliers every day. He told them that unless I stop, his office would not be responsible for whatever happened to me.
I understood that the old forces was trying to interfere with my telling people about Falun Dafa and the persecution. I was certain that the old forces were testing me to see if I had strong righteous thoughts and if I would continue to clarify the truth about Dafa.
“Whatever you experience during your cultivation—whether good or bad—is good, for it comes about only because you are cultivating.” (“To the Chicago Fa Conference” from The Essentials Of Diligent Progress Vol. III )
There was no doubt in my mind that I am a Fa-rectification period Dafa practitioner, and that I must follow Master's arrangements. Thus, I sent righteous thoughts to disintegrate the evil factors trying to interfere with my truth-clarification efforts.
I wondered who told the domestic security officers about my activities? I then realized that I must have been monitored by a certain person I had talked to about Falun Dafa. I found out that he was an informant working for the police.
Instead of becoming fearful, I knew that I should not be afraid of him and should not let him interfere. More important, I should disintegrate the evil factors behind him and help him understand Dafa.
Refusing to Cooperate
I decided to be more cautious, and instead of visiting familiar places, I went to fairs in other towns. On one occasion I accidentally visited a town that did not have a fair. On my return to the township I live in, I distributed the 2017 Dafa calendars and fliers.
When handing out my last flier, a man walked past me without sparing me a glance. Then, someone behind me said that he would take it. When I turned around, I saw police officer Ma in civilian clothes.
“I talked to your family a few days ago,” he said “but you would not listen.” He called a police car.
On arrival, I got into the car and said, “Today, I came to tell you about Falun Dafa and the persecution.”
They took me to the domestic security division and Ma told two policemen to watch me, to take photographs, question me and record my replies. I did not cooperate.
They asked another young man to watch me while they went out. The young man looked at the Falun Dafa CDs and calendars on the desk and said, “These things are made with great care.” This gave me the opportunity to talk about Dafa.
“One day in the future, I said, “you will understand that what I told you here today is all real and true.”
When Ma returned, he was told that I did not cooperate. While I sent righteous thoughts, I reminded myself, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner in the Fa-rectification period and I only follow Master's arrangement.”
“No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil's demands, orders, or what it instigates.” (“Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Master’s teaching strengthened my confidence. I let go of my attachments, held onto righteous thoughts, refused to cooperate with their interrogation and refused to sign any paper.
Detained for Five Days
“Officer Ma,” I said, “You have been interacting with Falun Dafa practitioners for many years, and you should already understand that Falun Dafa is good. Now, more than 200,000 Falun Dafa practitioners have filed charges against Jiang Zemin and nearly two million people have signed petitions to bring Jiang Zemin to justice.”
Officer Ma responded, “Did you win the lawsuit? China has 1.3 billion people; 200,000 doesn’t count much.”
“That many people is not a small number,” I responded. “Has there ever been a similar situation in any other country? Officer Ma, don’t be controlled. If you wait until Jiang Zemin’s arrest, it would be too late for you.”
I also advised him that officials are accountable for anything they do. Any official following illegal orders from the higher authorities will be prosecuted.
I did not cooperate, so they left. On their return, I learned that they had taken my key from my bag, ransacked my home, and found Falun Dafa books and materials.
They decided to detain me. I resisted when they wanted to move me, so four people carried me to a lower floor. I found out that they had established a drug rehabilitation center on that floor.
Ma and the young man took me to a hospital for a medical checkup and then back to the drug rehabilitation center, where I was to be held for ten days, which was later reduced to five days.
I kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good” in my mind, and I kept sending righteous thoughts.
While in the rehabilitation center I slept on the floor for five nights, did the Falun Dafa exercises twice and advised four people to withdraw from the Party.