The Story of Nana
(Clearwisdom.net) Nana lives in Dagang District of Tianjin City. When she was six years old, Nana's parents divorced. Neither of them cared about Nana, and she had to rely on her grandmother for survival. Since there was a lack of family care and love, Nana was out in society at a very early age. She formed many bad habits. Very often she committed crimes, and even took drugs. Finally in 2000 Nana was sentenced to a forced labor camp because of fraud. Nana knew she deserved it, but was still very scared to be going to a forced labor camp.
The Banqiao Women's Forced Labor Camp at Tianjin City is located at Banqiao, northeast of Dagang District, Tianjin City. It is a solitary building, surrounded with wild reeds and weeds. Trembling with fear, Nana walked into this big building. Looking around, she saw tall walls with electric wires that created a terrifying atmosphere.
However, Nana soon discovered something unexpected about this place. Those who were jailed here were not just people like her who had committed crimes. There were also many people who seemed to be very honest and kind. They were of different ages. Some of them were gray-haired grandmothers, and some of them were young ladies. Some had Ph.D or Master's degrees, and others were factory directors or even singers. What had happened? Someone told Nana that these people were Falun Gong practitioners. Just because they were determined to follow their own beliefs, they were persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party and so lost their freedom. Nana felt that this world was really unbelievable. How could this kind of thing happen?
Very soon, Nana was told to watch over an older woman who was a Falun Gong practitioner. Because of the persecution, her high blood pressure had recurred, and it was getting worse. Instead of treating this woman badly by following the example of other prisoners, Nana believed that an old woman like her should not be mistreated. She tried her best to take care of her, while the older woman also cared about Nana. Very often they chatted about their families. The peacefulness and kindness of this woman really touched her. It seemed that some long-lost motherly love had come back to her. After the old woman's illness got worse, the forced labor camp had to release her. When the woman left the forced labor camp, they promised to meet each other after they both had been released from the forced labor camp.
On January 1st, 2002, Nana finished her labor camp sentence. According to the regulations, her family was supposed to come and pick her up. Nana understood that except for her grandmother, there wouldn't be anyone interested in picking her up. Her grandmother was old and weak with no one taking care of her. How could she come to pick her up? At noon time, with the police's permission, Nana went home by herself. Full of sadness, she came back to society. She did not know her path in life. Her grandmother, the only person who loved her, died very soon after. Nana was orphaned and helpless. At this moment, she thought of the old woman who practiced Falun Gong, and she thought of her peacefulness and kindness. She believed that this woman was the only person whom she could rely on. When she got in touch with her, the woman invited Nana to her home. Nana happily went there.
The woman resides at Dagang District with her husband and son. The mother and son welcomed Nana, a special guest, with the kindness and generosity of Falun Gong practitioners. Nana felt really touched. As a result, Nana came often to their home, and so she developed some feelings for the son. But Nana was concerned about her own past, which she was afraid might ruin her new friend's reputation. Nana's relatives and family were also concerned that Nana was not worthy to marry into such a good family.
Facing this situation, the mother was very calm. She believed that this special predestined relationship was the will of heaven. Touched by Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, a human being like Nana could renew her life. Isn't this something worthy of celebrating? In order to reassure Nana's family, the Falun Gong practitioner held a simple wedding ceremony for them, inviting Nana's family and friends to join. In the wedding, Nana's uncle expressed his whole family's deep-felt gratitude, and everyone felt great respect for Falun Dafa, because they knew only Falun Dafa practitioners could have this broad mind to treat Nana so kindly. After the wedding, Nana and her new family lived a happy life. With the guidance of her mother-in-law and husband, Nana also learned to conform her behavior and words to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Very soon, they had a daughter. Nana felt thankful for the grand grace of Dafa, and also thankful for her mother-in-law and husband. She named her daughter Xinci.
Looking back over her thirty some years of experience, Nana sighed with emotion: If she had missed Dafa and missed this predestined relationship with Dafa practitioners, she could not imagine to what extent she would have fallen. She felt very excited whenever she thought of it. She wanted to tell her old friends who were still lost and sunken into degradation. She wanted to tell them keep in mind that Falun Dafa is good, and act like a human being in an open and dignified way. She wanted to tell them not to act upon the instigation of the Chinese Communist Party to persecute Falun Gong, and to stay away from committing crimes. Out of concern for them, Nana went back to her old friends and spread the beauty of Falun Dafa. Her friends found that Nana had changed and that she lived a bright and open life. Everyone was deeply moved.
On March 9, Nana came to a friend's home after she finished her errands in town. She wanted to tell her friend: The heavens are going to eliminate the Chinese Communist Party. The heavens will keep people safe who quit the Chinese Communist Party and its related organizations. Unfortunately, Nana was reported to the police. Several policemen from the Machang Police Substation of the Hexi District arrested her and beat her up severely. What surprised the police was that those hardened criminals who gave them headaches were actually gathering together and watching the Falun Gong truth-clarifying DVDs. And Nana, with her determination and righteousness, frightened the police. They dared not disclose this incident. It showed that the Chinese Communist Party was failing in the persecution. So they fabricated a story that Nana used drugs and sent her to a drug-addiction center.
Nana has once again lost her freedom. However this time, she has no regrets. This life that has been renewed by Dafa has now understood the real purpose of life. She will walk the path of cultivation with determination. Nana's story is not finished yet. Her relatives won't acknowledge the persecution, and they will definitely seek justice for her.