(Clearwisdom.net) I started practicing Falun Gong in late 2001. Several months after I obtained the Fa, I started clarifying the truth and validating the Fa. As a result, I was put into prison for three years.

Although I was a new practitioner, I firmly believed in Dafa and Teacher. Teacher said, "Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful." (from Essentials for Further Advancement) In the detention center, I used my righteous thoughts to stop the vicious people from attacking Teacher, and they received retribution for their evil actions. The following are two true stories. I hope that my imprisoned fellow practitioners can use the righteous thoughts and power bestowed by Teacher to completely disintegrate all evil beings and factors in prisons and labor camps.

Soon after I was put into the detention center, the warden asked me to memorize the center's "rules." I said, "First, I am not a criminal. Second, those are all fabricated statements. I refuse to recite them." The warden was furious and ordered everyone to punish me. No one was allowed to talk to me, and he limited my free activity time. Several times he attempted to strike my face with shoes, but I stopped him with my righteous thoughts. He dared not touch me. Afterwards he denounced Dafa and Teacher, and I once again kindly told him that he would suffer retribution if he continued to do that. Not only did he not stop, but he became more vicious. When seeing me erecting my palm to send forth righteous thoughts, he cursed and insulted me.

That same night, the warden noticed a small red bump on his leg, and the following morning, his leg was swollen. At noontime, his leg was very swollen, the skin was red and he could not move. He was very frightened. Others started talking, "It is so amazing. So amazing." People from other cells shouted to him, "Hey, aren’t you suffering karmic retribution? I told you not to pick on Falun Gong. You would not believe me." He kept his head low and did not say a word. The next day he was transferred to another place and never came back.

When the new warden saw that other people believed in the amazing power of Falun Gong, he began to pick on me. He yelled furiously, "I don’t believe it. I have never been ill. If you are that capable, make me suffer. If I indeed suffer retribution, I will ask all of my family and relatives to practice Falun Gong." I said, "I cultivate Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. We need to be compassionate. However, if you go against Dafa, you will be asking for trouble." Although I tried to convince him many times, he still refused to believe me. I then erected my palm and sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate all the evil factors behind him. The room was silent.

The following morning, the warden suddenly said that he felt so hot that he could faint. Others all thought that he was crazy because it was November and people were all wearing sweaters. He then shouted, "I am finished. I am finished." He collapsed to the floor and could not get up. He was very pale. Others took him to the bed, and he rolled over due to the pain. I pointed to him and asked him to kneel down. He did what I told him. The pain then stopped.

When the pain stopped, he felt that he lost face. He yelled at me, "How can I believe you? If you are that capable, let it happen again." As soon as he finished that sentence, he was struck again with greater pain. He shouted, "Help, help!" In the following month, he had a fever and could not talk. Later he told me, "It seems that I need to leave here." I said, "If you don’t change your mind about Dafa, it does not matter where you go."

News of this incident spread fast in the detention center. Since then, no one dared to say any disrespectful words about Dafa. One young man even started learning the exercises and studying the Fa with me.