Dafa Banner Unfurled in Labor Camp Dining Hall
- Dafa banner unfurled in labor camp dining hall
- Unsuccessful attempt to defame Dafa
- "Falun Dafa is good" heard on New Year's Eve
In 2000, I was illegally sent to a labor camp for going to Beijing for appeal. At that time, the persecution of Falun Gong was rampant and guards brutally tortured Dafa practitioners every day in order to "transform" them. Some practitioners were tortured to death. Despite the vicious persecution, determined Dafa practitioners still maintained their righteous thoughts and righteous actions. There were dozens of practitioners who went on hunger strike together to appeal.
One day when we went to the dining hall, there were already many Dafa practitioners, inmates and guards present. The practitioners on hunger strike stood in front of the table and refused to eat. At that time, I took out the banner that I prepared earlier and resolutely held it above my head. Upon seeing this, a practitioner started to recite Lunyu. Immediately, all of the practitioners in the dining hall started to recite "Lunyu," and the loud voices suppressed everything in the dining hall. The guards were shocked. They hurriedly pushed me out and said, "I really admire your courage." At that time, I was very calm and did not have any fear. The guards left me there, and then returned to the dining hall to stop the other practitioners. No matter how they tried, practitioners were not intimidated and finished reciting "Lunyu."
A guard called me to the office and asked me, "Why did you hold the banner in the dining hall, and not in your room?" I said, "The room I stay in is really tiny. The dining hall is very good. Once the banner is unfolded, 'Buddha's light shines everywhere'." She then asked me, "Where did you get the banner?" I did not tell her. In fact, it was made from an old red cloth, and I wrote, "Falun Dafa is good" on it with toothpaste. I did this behind a quilt so as not to be seen by the monitor.
The guard sent me back to the cell. Practitioners asked if I had been beaten. From their expressions, I was able to see their deep concern. The guard had asked them to go to sleep. They said they would not go to sleep until I returned. Practitioners in other cells did the same and kept asking the guards to send me back. When the guards told them several times that I had returned, they finally went to sleep.
One day, a labor camp official asked all of the Dafa practitioners and inmates to the exercise area to watch a show. When it was clear that this was a performance that defamed Dafa, a practitioner called out, "Falun Dafa is good!" Immediately, all of the practitioners also called out, "Falun Dafa is good!" While calling out, we walked away from the exercise area. Everyone began to walk away, and nobody wanted to watch that performance. The guards could do nothing about it.
In 2000, I was illegally detained in a detention center for going to Beijing to appeal. Other practitioners and I kept doing the exercises and reciting Teacher's articles every day in the labor camp. When New Year's Eve was approaching, we decided that practitioners should validate the Fa under any circumstances, so we decided to call out "Falun Dafa is good" on New Year's Eve. On that day, we were very calm and had no attachment of fear. Together we called out "Falun Dafa is good." The next morning, we continued to shout this out. The police did nothing to us in both cases. This was because we were calm and did not have the attachment of fear.
August 4, 2005