My family started practicing Falun Dafa in July 2000. In April 2002, authorities abducted my husband for distributing truth-clarifying materials. He was sentenced to three years in prison and detained in the Shenyang Dabei Prison. In order to avoid the constant police harassment, I took my two sons, 11 years and 13 months old, to live in a rented apartment instead of our own home. However, the lawless officials and police attempted all sorts of ways to find my older son's school, and they followed him home. On November 5, 2002, seven or eight police officers broke down my door and abducted my younger son and me, and took us to the Chengde City brainwashing class overnight.

During the first several days in the brainwashing class, I was very afraid of facing those who tried to brainwash me. I thought that I hadn't studied Falun Dafa for very long and wondered whether I could firmly practice Falun Dafa. Later, I realized that these kinds of thoughts were wrong. Teacher said, "If someone hears the Dao in the morning, he can die at dusk." (from the Lecture at the Conference in Europe, provisional translation subject to further improvement). Furthermore, I'd been learning Falun Dafa for over two years. I would utilize the wisdom I obtained from Falun Dafa to suffocate and clean out the evil as well as strengthen my righteous thoughts. When the police talked to me, I asked them to send me home; when collaborators [former Falun Dafa practitioners who have renounced their belief due to brainwashing and torture] came to brainwash me, I resisted them. Whenever I had time, I sent forth righteous thoughts to clean out the evil factors in other dimensions; whenever I had the opportunity, I talked to those who had compromised against their own wills and pointed out their omissions.

I realized that this was not a place where I should stay, so I asked Teacher to help me get out of there. On the morning of the fourth day, my heart rate started to speed up, and my arms and legs started to twitch. They sent me to the hospital. After I got to the hospital, I firmly resisted cooperating with them. I said, "I was in very good shape at home. It was your abducting me here and trying to persecute me by brainwashing me that caused all these problems. Even while I was asleep you would send someone to watch me. All my problems have been caused by your persecution." The authorities became very flustered and exasperated, and said, "We won't release you if you don't give up Falun Dafa." At that moment there was not a single thought of being persecuted by the evil in my heart, because I am a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple and clarifying truth to the people is my responsibility; I was not here to accept persecution. After this thought came across my mind, they had no choice but to release me that same morning. I refused to pay all the "fees" to the brainwashing class and the hospital, and firmly resisted cooperating with them in any way. I left the brainwashing class openly and without compromise.

After this experience I further realized the importance of studying the Fa. "The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts" (from Teacher's short article, "Drive Out Interference"). At the same time, I suggest that practitioners read other practitioners' experience-sharing articles published on Clearwisdom.net, which would help those who might be having difficulties understanding the Fa clearly from the Fa.

May 27, 2003