In Memory of Ding Yan
(Clearwisdom.net) Upon hearing the news that Ding Yan had been tortured to death in the water dungeon of the jail in Chengde City, Hebei Province, I felt extremely grieved. I never expected that when we parted on July 3, 2000, that it would be for the last time in this world. She died in her 34th year, full of youthful vitality. I couldn't fall asleep that night, and the towel over my pillow was wet with my tears.
It was in the First Detention Center when I saw her the first time. We were imprisoned in the same cell. During the days we worked and recited Hongyin together and, in the evenings we practiced and studied the Fa together. She was so diligent in cultivation that she spent all of her available time studying the Fa and transcribing the Fa from memory. Because she was a hairdresser, many of the inmates liked to have their hair cut by her. She always sat for a long time while doing the work, and her hard work and sweat inspired everyone around her.
One time a warden asked us to write down the reasons why we had been sent to jail. She wrote, "Because I cultivate Falun Dafa, I was sentenced to 4 years in jail. I will continue to cultivate according to the principles 'Truthfulness, Benevolence and Forbearance', to be a good person and a good person in an even higher realm." At last she wrote, "I welcome my Teacher's return to China so that more people can obtain and cultivate the Fa." This sentence touched me deeply, and it is just the voice in my heart.
Ding Yan's wish was to display a Dafa banner on Tiananmen Square. For the greatness and holiness of Dafa, all the practitioners who have not stepped out should step out to validate the Fa by cultivating diligently. Under Teacher's boundless mercy and benevolence, such as have never been on the earth throughout human history, you must do what you should without any regrets or hesitation.
Teacher said in "Also in a few words," "Indestructible righteous faith in the cosmos's truth forms the Dafa disciples' rock-solid, Diamond-Like Bodies, it frightens all the evil, and the light of Truth it emanates makes the unrighteous elements in all beings' thoughts disintegrate."
When she was illegally put on trial, she exposed the evil and validated the Fa in the court. The vicious police accused her of "contempt of court." They grabbed her hair, slammed her head against the wall, and even pulled down her trousers to humiliate her. She ordered them with the force of justice, "Lift up my trousers!" Under the gaze of her awe-inspiring eyes, they had to do as she said.
The death of Ding Yan is the result of the persecution by the evil old forces. Teacher has told us, "No matter how the evil persecutes, what awaits Dafa disciples is still Consummation, and what awaits the evil beings is nothing but eternally paying in Hell for all they have done to interfere with and persecute the Fa-rectification and Dafa disciples." ("Look at Things with Righteous Thoughts")
Ding Yan's moving article "Let life be glorious in the Fa-rectification" has inspired so many Dafa disciples to go to validate the Fa in Beijing, letting them make the first step in the journey of the Fa-rectification cultivation. One steady step after another in her road of cultivation, everything she did and achieved in cultivation is simple and unadorned, but is indestructible like diamond.
She used every opportunity to spread the Fa and expose the evil, no matter what attitude the people had and how difficult it was. She patiently told the people in the cell the truth and the innocence of Dafa. Under her influence, a lot of people with predestined relationships with the Fa copied Hongyin, and some of them even began to cultivate as well.
Ding Yan, I miss you so much. Seeing more and more sentient being have obtained the truth, you must be smiling in the heavens.
Note: Ding Yan participated in the news conference by practitioners in Beijing on October 28, 1999, the first time that the world's media contacted Dafa practitioners in Mainland China directly. On November 26 of the same year, she was arrested during the Fa conference in Guangzhou. Her article for the speech "Let life be glorious in the Fa-rectification" http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2000/1/14/10211.html on the conference has inspired many Dafa disciple to step on the road of aiding Teacher to validate the Fa.