Bearing Witness to History: One Body Without Gaps
In Northern China, there is a forced labor camp with high iron doors and a deep yard. Many Dafa practitioners who dared to tell the truth were illegally detained there in several dormitory buildings. As visiting day approached, several other practitioners and I decided to visit the Dafa practitioners who were detained inside. When we got there, however, the person in charge of the forced labor camp told us that they were not allowed to be visited because they were steadfast in their belief in Falun Dafa and therefore had "poor performance." We felt very disappointed. How eager we were to see our fellow practitioners!
As a result, we wandered around outside the yard and, without paying much attention, ended up in a courtyard on the southern side of the camp. There were several piles of coal covered by thick snow in the yard, just 20 or 30 meters away from the dormitory buildings. We climbed on top of the coal piles and looked towards the dormitory building. Many people were walking to and fro on the balcony passages. Suddenly we saw several familiar figures waving to us. Being pleasantly surprised, we shouted, "Look! They are our fellow practitioners!" We finally saw our steadfast fellow practitioners. Thinking of their sacrifice in validating Dafa and saving sentient beings and thinking of the days and nights they had endured under difficult circumstances, we were all moved to tears. Looking at them from a distance, altogether we made heshi (a traditional Chinese greeting and sign of respect by putting the hands together in front of the chest) to them.
This heshi represented our most sincere greetings and respect. The two practitioners on the other side also made heshi to us. That gesture was the best encouragement to us. At that moment, although we could not communicate in words, "heshi" replaced all words. Time seemed to come to a standstill. We all felt that our hearts were connected, and melded together in Fa-rectification cultivation. Although the high wall and deep yard separated us physically, they could never separate our whole body that had no gaps. We were particles of the Fa, resolute and unshakable as Vajra. We encouraged each other. Our diligent hearts fused together into one body without gaps. Our steadfast hearts melted into one body without gaps. And our hearts that assisted Master in Fa-rectification and were saving sentient beings melted into one body without gaps.
This happened a long time ago, but it is the most precious memory in my heart. Whenever I recall it, my heart fills with emotion, and I treasure this unprecedented opportunity even more.