I Started Practicing Falun Gong in a Detention Center
I am a new Falun Gong practitioner and I started to practice Falun Gong [as a prisoner in a detention center] in October 2000. Why did I choose to start studying Falun Gong in a detention center at a time when the government has banned Falun Gong cultivation? Because ever since I came into contact with Falun Gong practitioners, I have deeply felt that they are the best people in this world. They set a good example for the prisoners in the detention center. These practitioners are considerate of others in all respects, enjoy helping other people, never fight for fame and material interests and always look inside for their own shortcomings whenever there is a conflict. How can our government detain such kind people? I hope our government leaders can carry out an investigation on whether these practitioners are right or wrong in practicing Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance)?
I was sentenced to the detention center for a family dispute. If I had learned Falun Gong before, I would not have experienced such tragedy. All three of my brothers received very heavy sentences and our parents passed away with hatred one after the other. Five families were broken and over 20 people suffered from this. Such a tragedy should not have happened! I feel deeply regretful. I not only suffered hardship myself but also got my wife and children in trouble. Now after practicing Falun Gong, I thoroughly understand what human beings exist for and also understand how to be a genuine human being and how to view this world and this life. If all the people in society could study Falun Dafa and start by trying to be good people, if everyone could require themselves not to seek after fame, material interests and money and not to do bad things, then the whole society would become so good and the crime rate would also be tremendously reduced. What great benefits Falun Gong could bring to the country, the people and the families! Moreover, the Falun Gong practice could help improve health and fitness. I would like to ask for government leaders to carefully consider these facts that we report. Please take into consideration the human race, the society, the country and all the families. We ask for nothing more than giving Falun Gong practitioners a legitimate environment to practice.
December 7, 2000