On June 12, 2001 Li Rong and I were sent to the Liaoyang Detention Center. There were five Falun Gong practitioners in my cell, along with many criminals. I found that conducting a hunger strike in the labor camp environment was a good way to resist the persecution of Dafa practitioners. I started a hunger strike and didn't drink water. Many other practitioners started hunger strikes too. During the hunger strikes we promoted Dafa to the guards.
Once, when the head of Division came to chat with me, he tried to find out my name and address. I told him, "Your knowing my personal information has no impact on my validating Falun Dafa. It won't save you even if you dig out my information. Only after you know Dafa is good will you be saved." In the Liaoyang Detention Center, I came across Teacher's new article "Teaching The Fa At 2001 Canada Fa Conference" passed on by practitioners. While reading that article I came to know about sending forth righteous thoughts. So I constantly sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil in other dimensions. A division head, Wang, who was in his 50's, had been rewarded many times for persecuting Dafa. This evil person interrogated and persecuted us every day. He even called in reporters to tape-record us. One day they were playing a false propaganda video in the video room, which was filled with people. Seeing so many people there being poisoned, I crossed my legs unhurriedly, held my hand in front of my chest, and started sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil. The Wang Division head hastily dragged me outside. I yelled, "Falun Dafa is good!" They sent me back to the cell. But their effort of poisoning people and earning themselves credits ended in vain. They exhausted all kinds of illegal means to persecute me, but under Teacher's protection, during the 10 day hunger strike, I resisted the evil persecution. Nothing could shake my righteous thoughts. One day a guard came in and told me, "Pack up. Our small temple can't accommodate such a big monk like you." While walking downstairs, I could tell from the guards' expressions that even they had admiration for me. My fellow practitioner Li Rong was also sent here. Both of us yelled while walking down the stairs, "Falun Dafa is good!" "Falun Dafa is a righteous Fa!" The policemen didn't stop us.
On June 22, 2001, Li Rong and I were illegally sent to the Masanjia Labor Camp, the most evil and most notorious place. The guard at the entry, a male director, told us to sign an agreement. We refused. I said, "You law enforcement officers are violating the law. We didn't commit any crimes. Why should we do forced labor?" The director said, "No matter if you sign it or not, for you who practice Falun Gong, we will have to fulfill our duty no matter what." At this time another director, Lu, came in. She called two collaborators [former Falun Gong practitioners who have gone astray due to brainwashing and torture] to take us upstairs. Li Rong was taken to Squadron One in Division Two while I was taken to Squadron Two in Division Two.
I was led into a dark room without windows. It was hot and muggy. Having gone through a hunger strike and water strike for 10 days, my body was extremely hot and I couldn't bear it. I told myself that I would validate Dafa right there. In a while they called me to the outside and asked my name and where I was from. I told them, "My name is validate. My address and everything else has nothing to do with my part of Fa-rectification. I do not want to talk about it." They tried to confuse me using a lot of distorted reasoning and evil enlightenment. I just kept sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil. They saw that I wouldn't say anything, and sent me back to the cell. The next morning, knowing that I was on hunger strike, they still forcibly dragged me to the dining hall downstairs. I refused to eat anything.
I saw that there were about 600 to 700 practitioners eating in the dining hall. Many of them took the wrong road by mistake. I felt heartbroken. Teacher had endured so many hardships to offer salvation to sentient beings. But they couldn't stand the persecution because they had the mentality of fear, and had enlightened along an evil path. How pitiful it is. I thought I should wake them up. So I stood up and yelled, "Being transformed is wrong. You have obtained the Fa, and you know Dafa is good. How could you betray Dafa? How pained is our Teacher! Please come back and become enlightened to the righteous way!" A group of people approached me and dragged me outside. I yelled, "Falun Dafa is good! Falun Dafa is a righteous Fa!" The evil persons slammed me in my mouth outside of the dining hall, and they attacked me after taking me back to the cell. I recited "Lunyu" again and again. My heart was very calm, to such an extent that I couldn't hear what they were talking or yelling about. I only knew that Teacher was strengthening me, and my body became less painful. On the 14th day of my hunger strike, the evil persons started to force feed me. They force-fed me 3 basins of salt water with soy bean powder, the basin was big enough for 4 people. Several collaborators restrained me, while a policeman from the clinic force-fed me using a big rubber pipe. I didn't cooperate with them, but they did it by force. I choked, and my eyes watered and nose was running. My hair stuck to my face and my clothes were all wet. They then force fed my fellow practitioner Li Rong.
They didn't allow me to take a rest. They forced me to stand in the middle of the dark room, and then beat my head while swearing at me. I couldn't remain standing and fell down several times. They dragged me up, forcing me to stand. After 14 days of hunger strike, my body felt extremely hot and I couldn't bear it, especially after several rounds of force feeding and torture. I almost collapsed. Suddenly I recalled Teacher's words in "Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)" that,
"If a cultivator can let go of the thought of life and death under any circumstance, evil is sure to be afraid of him. If every student is able to do this, evil will of itself no longer exist."
I started to recite Teacher's poem "Non-existence" in Hong Yin:
"To live with no pursuits, To die with no regrets; All excessive thoughts extinguished, Cultivating Buddhahood is not difficult."
While thinking of Teacher's teachings, my devotion multiplied, and my body didn't feel that painful anymore. I deeply felt what Teacher was undertaking for me again. I swore to Teacher in my heart: I'll let go of the thought of life and death and break through the hardships to be a qualified Dafa Disciple!
The Masanjia labor camp's evilness manifests as practitioners are cheated and confused by rumors and evil reasoning. The evil beings take turns interrogating practitioners using brutal mental torture to crumble one's will, consume one's physical strength and ability to live, and finally make practitioners lose their confidence. It is an evil's den where people are killed without leaving bloody marks and injured without a knife.
The evil beings used the "wheel tactic" on practitioners. More than ten people would attack one practitioner. They would not allow the practitioner to sleep, but took turns interrogating her, and exhausting her spiritual and physical energy, making her become absentminded. And the collaborators, dictated by the evil policemen, were actually carrying out all the evil deeds of beating, swearing, attacking and torturing.
I had been staying in Squadron Two, in Division Two of the labor camp. I was first located in Cell One, and then was moved to Cell Two. There were no criminals in this cell, they were all collaborators [former practitioners who have gone astray to to severe pressure and torture and now are used to attack firm practitioners.] No matter where I went, neither would I wear the labor camp uniform, nor would I recite the cell rules. I said, "The cell rules are set for criminals who had committed crimes. I committed no crime, so I won't recite them." I wouldn't go to the drill, and wouldn't follow any of the regulations in the courtyard. I would only cultivate following Teacher's teachings. The evil policemen provoked collaborators to beat me. The more evil they were, and the more bad deeds they did, the more the collaborators would get consideration for release. So among the collaborators, in order to get released early, some of them would take whatever means to interrogate me, and to beat me if I didn't cooperate. Everyday was like this. Even though they were so evil, for Dafa practitioners, it was an extremely good opportunity to resist and eliminate the evil.
On the 17th day of my hunger strike, the evil persons started brutally force-feeding me again. They again made three basins of saltwater with bean powder. I turned over two of them when they weren't paying attention. Flustered and exasperated, they beat me, and made two more basins. After going back to the dark room, they forced me to stand and swung my arms. My body was extremely hot, which I couldn't bear. They beat my head and mouth. I collapsed. They were scared and carried me into the bed, and had someone drive me to the Liaoning Province Labor Camp Hospital for emergency care. The doctor tried to measure my blood pressure but couldn't, because even my pulse was gone. The doctor said hastily, "How could you feed her like this? You almost killed her." They called a vehicle and had me sent to Shenyang Medical University for emergency care where the doctor gave me an intravenous drip. In fact, I was aware of the whole process, but I just couldn't open my eyes or move any parts of my body. I could hear everything they talked about. I felt very magical, and knew that Teacher was helping me. I woke in the middle of the night. I could speak and move. I didn't know what branch this room belonged to, and I could hear patients with mental problems making strange noises of laughing and yelling. This went on for the entire night. After I was brought back, the labor camp head and the division head, being hypocritical, bought me fruits and food, and tried to coerce me into telling them my name and address so as to send me home. I told them, "I won't go home if the Fa-rectification is not over." I started sending forth righteous thoughts, clarifying the truth and exposing evil.
October 26, 2001 was the day when Jiang's regime committed the monstrous crime. I resolved to return Dafa's pureness and validate the Fa. Having this thought, I got up and asked to go downstairs. Unexpectedly they agreed. In the Women's Second Camp, there were over 800 people doing morning drills. I stayed behind at the garden and kept sending forth righteous thoughts. Nobody paid attention to me, I crossed my legs and began the 5th Falun Dafa exercise of Strengthening Divine Powers. After the hand gestures, the "clampers" (collaborators watching me) saw it and stopped me. I started to yell, "Falun Dafa is good!" "Falun Dafa is a righteous Fa!" The Director Lu Yueqin was scared to death. She and several collaborators dragged me back to the cell. So I started clarifying the truth to the director, exposing Jiang's evilness, persuading her not to bury herself along with Jiang. The Division head had nothing to say but told me, "Aren't you cultivating? Just cultivate your heart, don't worry about others.... If you're tired, just lay down and take a rest..." I know that these words, although they sounded nice, actually concealed an evil agenda. They wanted to stop me from validating Dafa, and wanted me to follow what they told me to do. From then on they didn't allow me to go downstairs during the morning drill. Once, the whole squadron was doing military training, I yelled in the middle of the drill yard, "Falun Dafa is good!" "Falun Dafa is a righteous Fa!" "Suffocate Masanjia's evil!" They forcedly carried me back to the cell and ransacked my bed. Fortunately I had hidden Teacher's articles and Falun emblem button on me, so they didn't find anything.
The labor camp often sponsored activities to slander Dafa. I utilized these opportunities to resist evil and validate the Fa. For example, when they played the video programs slandering Buddha and Falun Dafa, I would yell, "Falun Dafa is good!" Another example, when the audit team came or the inspection team came from the upper level, I would yell, "Falun Dafa is a righteous Fa!" They were scared, and kept me in the dark room. Another example is when Masanjia held a photo exhibit. Each photo was slandering, shifting the blame, and making false accusations about Dafa. I seized the opportunity when nobody was paying attention and tore off a photo. They stopped me. Another time, there was a group from the Province who were going to play in a show. In the beginning they didn't allow me to go. I thought, the group came from the Province; they must be part of a conspiracy. I must be there. In a short while, the Lu Director came by and allowed me to go to see the show, I realized Teacher was helping me. I arrived at the theater and found there were over 1,000 people present. Before the show, the officials from the province and the leader of the play team both gave speeches slandering Teacher and Dafa. I stood up, pointing at the evil policeman and yelled, "You are not allowed to swear at my Teacher, to fabricate lies, and to sabotage Dafa!" "Falun Dafa is good! Falun Dafa is a righteous Fa! Return my Teacher's pureness! Return Dafa's pureness! Suffocate the evil!" A group of evil policemen and collaborators came up and carried me out of the theater, swearing at me and beating me. I told them sternly and fairly, "My Teacher came to spread Dafa and offer salvation to human beings, he is benevolent and great, you will suffer karmic retribution for slandering the Fa like this, and you will follow Jiang to hell." They dragged me, beat me, and sent me back to the cell. From then on, they didn't dare allow me to go to any activities. Two "clampers" were assigned to watch me every day, and they didn't allow me to talk.
Another time, they played a propaganda video that falsely claimed a practitioner killed someone. A discussion was held afterwards. Evil persons gave speeches one after another to swear at Dafa. Zhu Yun (a practitioner) and I both believed the playing of this video was an evil deed. We both said the content was not true, it was false. True Falun Dafa practitioners wouldn't do this. Then the evil persons started to "bomb" me with their words. I raised my voice to explain to them the principles and suppressed their fierceness. Some of them said, "We'd better not mention Dafa in the future, otherwise you will raise your voice each time." I said, "No matter what I hear slandering Dafa, I will clarify the truth."
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