Upgrade Together, Suppress the Evil
(Clearwisdom.net) I was arrested in 2002 when I went to Beijing to petition for justice for Falun Gong. The County Police illegally arrested me and I was sent to the Wujiabao Forced Labor Camp in Fushun City for one and a half years.
February 4th was a traditional Chinese festival a few days before the Chinese New Year. People in China call it "small new year." The labor camp held a New Year's celebration show and invited a lot of people from the Political and Law Committee's 610 Office and various police stations to watch it. There were also prisoners joining in the show. It was held in a cinema with about 1000 people in attendance. When the show was finished, all the Dafa practitioners stood up and shouted: "Falun Dafa is good," "Falun Dafa is a righteous cultivation way" and "Restore Master's reputation."
The police were shocked and did not know what to do. One of them turned up the volume, intending to drown out our voices; some of them asked us to be quiet. But we still kept shouting out: "Falun Dafa is good," "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" and "Restore Master's reputation" for about 7 minutes. A lot of prisoners gave us thumbs-up and said, "Falun Dafa is really great." I told them to always remember: "Falun Dafa is good." They said they got it, "Falun Dafa is good."
Time flew by quickly, and only 3 or 4 days were left before the Chinese New Year. We wanted to make some banners to commemorate the occasion. Without pen or paper, we ripped our bed sheets into three pieces. Because we did not have a pen, I said it would be great if we could get some lipstick. Another practitioner asked how we could do this. I said, "Master told us that everything in this world comes for Dafa, and existed for Dafa." I told them I would try to think of a way.
I sat down to send righteous thoughts with my hands in the Heshi position, asking, "Master, your disciple needs some lipstick." Just after I sent righteous thoughts, a stick of lipstick stuck out through the crack of the door. My fellow practitioners said it was a miracle that we could get a hold of lipstick with monitors watching us. I said, "In 'Lunyu' Master told us,
""The Buddha Fa" is most profound; among all the theories in the world, it is the most intricate and extraordinary science. In order to explore this domain, humankind must fundamentally change its conventional thinking. Otherwise, the truth of the universe will forever remain a mystery to humankind, and everyday people will forever crawl within the boundary delimited by their own ignorance."
The next day we sent righteous thoughts together to clear away the dark minions and rotten demons that control the evildoing authorities. We also wanted to use righteous thoughts to make us invisible to the police. We spent a whole day preparing three banners that read: "Falun Dafa is good," "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" and "Restore Master's reputation."
On New Year's Eve, when all the prisoners were lining up waiting for dinner, we opened our windows, and hung the banners from the iron railing outside the windows and shouted out together: "Falun Dafa is good," "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" and "Restore Master's reputation." Our shouts drew the attention of many prisoners. They were happy to see the banners and nodded to us in greeting. One of the guards, Chen Linghua, was shocked as he watched us standing by the windows through the monitor. He rushed to our room, and told us not to stand and not to shout.
After a moment, guard Wu Wei came in. He was so furious that his face was totally distorted. He told us in anger that he would beat us if it weren't the New Year. We sent righteous thoughts together. We shared our experience of how to hang banners with practitioners in other cells. Other practitioners also made many banners and hung them in the laundry room, outside of their windows and other places. Every time the guards found a banner, they thought that it was our doing. They asked us who made the banner. We told them, "No matter who did it, it was made for saving people. There was nothing wrong with letting people follow the way of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." The guards left, speechless. One of them then angrily claimed that he would rather have a dozen "regular" prisoners than have one Falun Gong practitioner.
At about 9 o'clock in the evening, we all heard the song "Pudu" coming from a speaker hung from a tree outside the camp. We all stood there and listened with tears streaming down our faces. A practitioner said, "The practitioners outside are doing really great, they are encouraging us." We all put our hands in the Heshi posture to thank them.
The guards were really anxious when they heard the music coming from outside the camp. They sent someone to stop it. We sent righteous thoughts in a group, asking, "Let them not be able to reach the speaker." After quite a while, the officers came back from outside, shivering with cold. They told us, "You guys are really incredible, the tree was so tall, how could they put the speaker up that high?"
After we finished listening to "Pudu," it was midnight. We all lined up and sent New Year's wishes to our esteemed and benevolent Master.