The Power of Falun Dafa Gives New Life to a Former Thief
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Li Zhen (pseudonym) was a habitual thief who had been repeatedly arrested and jailed in Squad 5 of the Tianjin Women's Forced Labor Camp.
When the group leader met her there again, he said, "Li Zhen, you are really a hard-core criminal. Last time I saw you, you claimed that from now on, you would behave yourself, but here you are, doing time again." With great dignity, Ms. Li Zhen answered him, "No sir! This time, it is because I have become a good person that the authorities have imprisoned me here. Since I was released last time, I started to practice Falun Gong. Our Teacher has helped me to understand the genuine purpose of human life, and showed me how to be a good person by always considering the welfare of others first, thus curing me completely of my old bad habits. This time I was arrested because I have been telling my experiences to our country's leaders, that Falun Gong is good for our society and the country. When I was a thief, you were justified in arresting me, but now I can't understand why I am being jailed for having become a good person."
The group leader was left without any arguments. Every day when the prison employees and their collaborators tried to "transform" her [force her to renounce Falun Gong], Li Zhen always asked, "What do you guys want to transform me into? Do you want to turn me back into a thief again?"
In fact, Ms. Li Zhen had tried many time to start over with a clean slate. Before she began practicing Falun Gong, she even cut off one of her fingers, causing her great pain, to show her determination to correct her erroneous ways; but she failed to come through. She said that only the power of Falun Gong gave her a new life and turned her into a good person.