By Acting According to Teacher's Words, I Was Released from a Forced Labor Camp
July 23, 2003
In "Lecturing on and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference," Teacher told us: "An article published on the Minghui website described a student who clarified the facts about Dafa and shouted 'Dafa is great' wherever she went. 'No matter where they take me, I'll ignore everything the vicious policemen say, and no matter how violently you beat me or how terribly you swear at me, I'll remain just like this.' The labor camp was so scared and sent her back in a hurry--'We don't want her.' It's because they figured: 'We won't be able to convert her, and on top of that she'll influence a large number of people.' (Audience laughs) And then they won't be able to get a bonus. (Applause) They had no way to deal with it--where could the local police station put her? They had no way to deal with it, so they sent her home."
A recent experience helped me better understand the omnipotent power of Dafa and the meaning of Teacher's words. As long as we behave according to Dafa and negate the arrangement of the old forces, we can overcome any difficulties.
In June 2003, I was "too busy" doing Dafa work and ignored Fa-study, so I was arrested along with several fellow practitioners at our materials site. Police officers took a key and the materials that were in my bag. Many people were standing by and watching, so I shouted: "Falun Dafa is good! The police are arresting good people!"
As we arrived at the police station, I looked inward for my shortcomings and realized more deeply the seriousness of Dafa practice. I enlightened that I should face what happened with righteous thoughts and should take the initiative, so I told the police, "You break the law, while enforcing the law. The Constitution stipulates that citizens have freedom of belief. I am innocent, let me go!" Then I shouted through the windows to pedestrians, "Dafa is good!"
The police quickly dragged me to another room, and asked two people from the Public Security Bureau to interrogate me. They are not qualified to interrogate me! So I told them the principle of "good will be rewarded with good, and evil with evil". They kept asking about my materials. I closed my eyes and sent forth righteous thoughts with my hands raised in front of my chest. When they stopped talking, I told them: "During the past fifty years, everyone who made life difficult for others has come to a disgraceful end. You should learn a lesson from this. Falun Dafa is flourishing in over 60 countries. Jiang Zemin is being sued in several countries. The day will come when his power will be gone; please leave yourself a way out."
It looked as if one of them understood my words. I asked for their names, and wrote them down. They became much more restrained. One of them allowed me to call home, so fellow practitioners knew that I had been arrested and sent forth righteous thoughts to help me. The Dafa books in my home were protected.
After a day of useless interrogation, more than ten police officers searched my home. They coerced my husband into cooperating. My husband said reluctantly, "I will cooperate. But if you do not find anything in the search, you should release my wife." They did not agree.
I thought I should go out to do more Dafa work. At night, more than ten police officers watched me and did not allow me to sleep. I raised my hands in front of my chest to send forth righteous thoughts. I asked Teacher to help me escape, but there was no chance. Teacher said: "It's because she reached that point through cultivation and truly arrived at that realm--'Now that you've arrested me, I haven't thought at all about going back. Now that I've come here, I've come to validate the Fa.'" ("Lecturing on and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference")
Since my feet were sprained and swollen, I decided to go out openly, which would be beneficial to clarifying the truth. As long as someone came to me, I would clarify the truth and tell them, "Dafa is good."
The police got nothing after questioning me for two days. The second evening, I was sent to a detention center. I kept on shouting "Dafa is good!" to let all the detained Dafa practitioners and criminals hear it. I also sang the songs "Falun Dafa Is Good," "Be Saved," etc. We heard applause from the cells. The police were enraged. They cursed me and dragged me by my hair. I kept on sending forth righteous thoughts.
The day I was arrested, I started a hunger strike. The fourth day under arrest, I vomited blood. Seeing that, police officers said: "No problem! You won't die even if you do not eat for half a month." The morning of the fifth day, they deceived me by saying that my family was coming to pick me up and take me home. Actually, I was sent to a forced labor camp. This was the third time I was sent to a forced labor camp. On the way, I continuously recited, "A Great Enlightened Being does not fear hardship/Having forged an adamantine will/and with no attachment to living or dying/He walks his path of Fa-rectification openly and nobly" ("Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions," Li Hongzhi, May 29, 2002).
I continued to send forth righteous thoughts, and shouted: "Falun Dafa Is Good" wherever I went. I followed Teacher's Fa and had confidence that I could negate the arrangement of the old forces. I thought at first the police would not send me to the forced labor camp once more, but that was only an illusion.
During the physical examination at the labor camp hospital, my blood pressure and body temperature were below normal. I kept clarifying the truth about Dafa to the police, but they did not listen to me and just wanted the forced labor camp to accept me. They even wanted to spend a lot of money for it. I saw what they were up to and kept quiet, even though they cursed me and kicked me.
I sat down on the floor and sent forth righteous thoughts to stop the evil from persecuting me. At that moment, I felt that I was empty, as though I had no existence. Police officers walked back and forth, up and down the stairs. They wanted to force-feed me. When criminals tried to force-feed me, I resisted with all of my strength. Several police officers wanted to beat me, I stopped them by saying: "How dare you beat me!" They retreated. I shouted: "OK! Let me stay. I would rather die than be 'reformed.' I will recite all of Teacher's new articles, so all of those going astray will wake up." One leader saw the scene and walked away. They knew I would do it!
After a while, one police officer said to me: "We don't know how to handle you and will send you home." I know it was Teacher's protection and fellow practitioners' help that enabled me to overcome the difficulties. After four years of going through hardships, we are mature now. We are more and more righteous now. No matter what tricks the evil plays, we just follow Teacher's Dafa. By doing so, we can negate the evil's arrangement and follow the way Teacher wants us to go.
The above is my personal experience. Fellow practitioners, please correct my errors.
Lastly, let us recall Teacher's words to end this article. "You're Dafa disciples, so if you want to do well going forward you need to focus on cultivation more." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Midwest-U.S. Fa Conference")