(Clearwisdom.net) Before I learned Falun Gong I was sentenced to 1 year of detention for the crime of assault. In the detention center, I was fortunate enough to meet several Falun Gong practitioners. I used to be deeply misled by the state-controlled media, and I believed the lies told by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) about Falun Gong.

As time passed, and I lived with Falun Gong practitioners day and night, I gradually came to know the truth about them. They are not like what was described on TV. They are all good people and follow the principles of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." However, even though I knew that they were good people, I did not think of learning Falun Gong from them until one day something miraculous happened.

I was not in a good health. I suffered from kidney problems, heart disease and other illnesses that the doctors could not clearly explain. I suffered a lot and it cost a lot of money in medical bills. Even though I took a lot of medicine, it was not effective. Sometimes my hands and feet felt like they were burning and I would have to put my feet against a cold wall to cool them down. Later on, I learned from Falun Gong practitioners that I could try to cross my legs in the lotus position and sit for a while if my hands and feet start burning. I tried it. I sat with my legs crossed for over 10 minutes, and the heat under my feet suddenly disappeared. It was really miraculous.

After that first experience, I practiced the sitting meditation every day. Gradually, I felt that my health was different from before and that my morals had also improved. When someone cursed me, my first response was to argue with them - but then I would think of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." I thought that I needed to be tolerant, so I tried keeping quiet and letting them curse. This kind of forbearance is really different. Before, if I kept quiet I would feel somehow suppressed. But this time I felt very light, as if a wide door had opened up. I was amazed and decided to learn Falun Gong from the practitioners. However, we were constantly monitored in the wards and I could not learn the exercises.

Later on I was transferred to a ward without a monitor. The detainees there were all Falun Gong practitioners. I quickly learned the five exercises and memorized Hong Yin as well as several articles by Master. I started to practice cultivation. I knew that I needed to clarify the truth and spread the Fa. More than 40 days later, one of the practitioners was released to go home, and the rest were sent for re-education through labor. I was sent back to the old ward. By that time, I had become a different person. I had recovered from my illnesses and my mind was different from before. Even the supervisors noticed the changes in me. I clarified the truth to them. I told them that Falun Dafa is a righteous Fa and that Jiang Zemin spreads lies on TV. Therefore everyone in the ward who knew me knew that Falun Dafa is good.

It was not long before a tribulation happened. It was about 40 days before I was scheduled to be released, and I was found practicing the Falun Gong exercises at noontime. I was interrogated later. They asked me what I was doing at noontime and whether I was practicing Falun Gong. I said, "Yes, it is Falun Gong," and clarified the truth to them. I told them that when I arrived at the detention center I was weak and suffered from many illnesses, and that now I had recovered through practicing Falun Gong. They did not want to listen and talked about extending my term. I thought, "I have Master, and Master will take care of me." The next morning, I was called in again. The leader was there too. She cursed me and said that they would extend my term. I was not afraid. I told them that my health recovered after I practiced Falun Gong and my illnesses were all gone as a result. They did not want to listen to the truth. They handcuffed me and ordered me to write a letter to apologize. I went back to the ward. I did not know what to write. I knew that I should not write anything saying that I would give up cultivation. Therefore I wrote down the truth, telling them that Falun Dafa is good. When they read my letter they thought it was to spread Falun Gong and ordered me to rewrite it. I then added at the end some statements to praise their work performance. They then approved my paper. (At that time, I hadn't had the chance to read Zhuan Falun yet). They did not extend my term when it was due. I knew it was Master that protected me.

After I was home for a while, my mother and many people I know started practicing Falun Gong one after another. They are all very diligent. It is just as Master said, that if one person practices Dafa, people around will also benefit. I truly obtained blessings after the tribulation.