Surviving a Five-Day Police Siege Unscathed

Editors' Note: In both Western and Chinese culture, the principle of karmic retribution, that is, being held ultimately accountable for one's own actions, is widely accepted. The fundamental teaching of Falun Gong is the characteristic of the universe, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." The universe will reward actions that are in harmony with this principle, while actions such as beating, torturing and murdering people will incur karmic retribution. Stated another way, good deeds will be rewarded with good, while evildoings will meet due retribution.

Some time ago, many police officers showed up at my door, and I noticed many police vehicles outside. They threatened me and boasted that they had come to see what type of materials I had at home. I didn't open the door and talked to them about Falun Gong. They threatened to force their way in, and I told them about the principles of karmic retribution for wrongdoing.

I remembered that Teacher had said that practitioners need to play the lead role. I needed to stop them from doing harm and committing sins against Dafa. I knew that I had attachments, but I have Teacher looking after me and I should rectify myself with the Fa. I asked Teacher to strengthen my righteous thoughts and eliminate the evil behind the policemen. After I sent righteous thoughts, the evil behind the police no longer existed and then only a few police officers remained behind.

Those policemen told me that they would say that Falun Dafa is good or quit the CCP (Chinese communist party) if I opened the door. When that didn't work, they threatened to cut off my water and electricity. I remembered Teacher's words,

"...just by having your heart unaffected you will be able to handle all situations." ("Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)", Essentials for Further Advancement II)

I calmly sent forth righteous thoughts and looked inward for my loopholes. I knew that the evil party exists for Dafa disciples' cultivation, so I had to discover the attachments that led to my current situation. When I calmly looked inward, I realized that my mind has not been calm lately when sending forth righteous thoughts. My hand was often tilted and my sitting posture was not straight either. That was not in accordance with the requirement of the Fa, and I also realized that I still have the attachment to lust from time to time.

During the five days of the police siege, I sent a short notice to the Minghui website. Fellow practitioners sent forth righteous toward my location, and I also sent forth righteous thoughts frequently. I made good use of the time by studying the Fa and looking inward for my attachments.

Teacher said,
"No matter what it is you have encountered as you've gone about validating the Fa, it is all, I will tell you, a good thing--and that's especially so in these years of persecution--for those things have come about specifically because you do cultivation. Those ordeals and the suffering, no matter how great or harsh you find them to be, are good things, because they take place solely on account of your cultivation. A person can eliminate karma and shed human attachments when he goes through ordeals, and through ordeals he can improve." ("Fa Teaching at the 2008 New York Conference")

By looking at this incident from within the Fa, I was able to find my attachments and eliminate karma. My neighbour, who has been a CCP member for many years, finally changed his attitude. In the past, he would not listen to me when I told him about Falun Gong. After he saw that so many police came to deal with a decent person like me, he told me that the police were wrong. I also have a neighbour who is a retired police officer. After this incident, he gained a healthy respect for me and Dafa.

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