I Introduced the Fa While in Prison With Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions to Save Sentient Beings
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a Dafa practitioner in Sichuan, Chengdu Province. On February 5, 2002, the police illegally broke into my home. They confiscated my personal property and abducted me. They forced me to go to the police station, and began to abuse me in the following ways: punching, kicking, slapping me in the face, forcing me to kneel for a long time, and simultaneously attacking me with multiple electric stun batons. In addition, the police demanded that I renounce Falun Gong in writing. As a dignified and noble Dafa practitioner, I shall never dance to the rhythm of the evil! I shall safeguard the Fa, as well as the dignity of Teacher. Hence, I not only refused to renounce Falun Gong, but also declared my adamant faith in Falun Gong despite their brutal abuse. The police flew into a rage and transferred me to the county detention facility.
Upon my arrival, the head of the county detention facility warned me about spreading the Fa and practicing Falun Gong exercises. Instead of heeding his warning, I remembered Teacher's words, "Face the evil people with righteous thoughts at all times. No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil's demands, orders, or what it instigates." ("Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful")
Putting the warning out of my mind, I began introducing the Fa as soon as I stepped into the cell to the head inmate, who repeatedly praised, "Wonderful! Truly wonderful!" He requested to see a demonstration of the Falun Gong exercises. Despite the warning from the police, I demonstrated the exercises anyway. The head inmate was very impressed with the exercises and could not stop complimenting them. Afterwards I continued to introduce the Fa to other inmates, including those who had been sentenced to death. Everyone welcomed the Fa wholeheartedly. There were a total of sixteen inmates that were sent into and out of the cell. Each of them learned the truth about Falun Dafa. Moreover, Falun Dafa improved their thoughts and behavior. As these inmates put it, "Since Falun Dafa was introduced to us in this cell, we no longer feel like beating other inmates. In fact, none of the new inmates was ever beaten in this cell since Falun Dafa was taught here. It is a miracle in a detention center that a new inmate was not touched at all."
After a month of illegal detention in the jail, the police were ready to release me due to "lack of evidence." However, they threatened that I must either pay a 5,000 Yuan [average annual income in urban areas is about 6,000 Yuan, and less than 2,000 Yuan in rural areas.] as a "guarantee deposit" [to stop practicing Falun Gong], or be sentenced to two years of brainwashing classes and labor. I didn't think I should cooperate with the evil's persecution, so I declared, "I have no money for the guarantee deposit." Then they lowered the "price tag" to 3,000 Yuan. Again I said, "I do not have a penny of it." They saw that they could not extort money from me, so they continued to ask me to renounce Falun Gong in writing. Holding my two fingers to my head I solemnly declared, "You may take away my life, but you can never make me renounce Falun Gong." The police completely gave in to my words of justice, and decided to release me. With the righteous thought of safeguarding the Fa, I walked out of the county detention facility in a dignified manner, throwing myself back into the valiant current of Fa-rectification.