(Clearwisdom.net) I began learning Falun Dafa in 1996, but I could not get Teacher's book right away. Then, in February 1997, I got a copy of the treasured book, Zhuan Falun. When I opened the first page, I saw many Buddha images about the size of a nickel, I was so excited and surprised. Since then, I have been unable to put down Zhuan Falun, and have never stopped studying the Fa and practicing the exercises.

On July 20, 1999, Jiang's regime suddenly banned Falun Gong, and the suppression began. TV programs continuously slandered Teacher and Falun Dafa, and I was extremely indignant and could not understand it. Facing rumors and slander everywhere, I did not know what to do.

After sharing with some fellow practitioners, we decided to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. We arrived at the National Appeals Bureau, and explained the true situation of Falun Dafa. Unexpectedly, Beijing's highest appeals department actually became a department that arrests people, and they took us to to the Tiananmen Square Detention Center. Some practitioners were beaten, some were cuffed, and some were even sent to other detention centers and forced labor camps.

After I got home, I was forcibly taken to a brainwashing center twice. During one brainwashing session, practitioners validated Dafa by talking, I used the method of writing down the true situation.

I explained the truth behind the persecution to officials, and told them of the greatness of Falun Dafa. Some of them even learned the five sets of exercises from me. After a week, four of us were called out separately. None of us were afraid, and we found out that our workplace sent a car to take us home. This is when I realized deeply that as long as we believe in Teacher and Dafa, we are able to safely walk through anything.

The second time I was illegally arrested and taken to the brainwashing center, I was subjected to forcible brainwashing around the clock. With no freedom, I was surrounded by officials, police, and collaborators who intended to "reform" me. One time an official said some things slandering Dafa, and before he finished, I immediately said, "Nonsense! There are people in over 70 countries throughout the world practicing Dafa. The Teacher has helped so many people become healthy, happy, and high-principled. I would tell the whole world to learn Dafa." That official changed his words saying, "Falun Gong will never be extinguished." At that time, I realized that as long as we have strong righteous thoughts, we are able to disintegrate evil. After that, the official no longer slandered Dafa. At 4:00 a.m. the next morning, while I was half asleep, I saw Teacher handing me a lotus flower. I walked forward and then woke up. I felt that Teacher was next to me at all times. As long as we are able to do what Teacher tells us, even a little bit, Teacher gives practitioners the grandest glory.

In order to "reform" practitioners, the brainwashing center held sessions all day. They asked us some questions every day, and ordered us to answer in a certain way. I truly realized that the responsibility of saving sentient beings is huge. Isn't it a good opportunity to clarify the truth? Therefore every time I answered questions, I explained the truth about Falun Dafa. The head of the perpetrators read what I wrote, and he lost his temper, threw a table, etc. I was calm and quiet, and just looked at him with righteous thoughts. He became utterly uncomfortable, called some men to drag me out as if they would kill me, and they tied me to a iron post. At that moment, Teacher's words resounded in my ears,

"If you can let go of life and death, you're a God; if you can't let go of life and death, you're a human--this is the difference." ("Teaching the Fa in New York City" in Lectures in the United States" on March 23, 1997)

I ceaselessly recited Lunyu. They interrogated me once an hour, wanting me to name fellow practitioners and "reform," I did not answer, but simply continuously recited the Fa.

After several hours, I suddenly remembered my great Teacher. I called out to Teacher from my innermost being to quickly rescue me, and within less than 20 minutes, they took me back home. I knew that Teacher saved me. Whenever I encountered danger, merciful Teacher helped me to break through.

Again, around 4:00 a.m. the next day, my head felt painfully swollen, and I clearly saw a big flower over my head.

Because of my righteous thoughts and righteous conduct, I completely crushed the evil's brainwashing plan, and safely went home with Teacher's protection.

Looking back at my practice of Falun Dafa in the Fa-rectification period for the past seven years, I have not done well enough according to the Fa's requirements. I still have human notions, attachments to competition, and many other attachments, but on the path of returning home, illuminated under Teacher's infinite merciful Buddha light, I have unceasingly improved, and unceasingly become more mature in cultivation. In today's process of validating the Fa, I will eliminate all of my human notions and attachments, save more sentient beings, complete my historical vows, and go home with Teacher soon.