January 7, 2004
The truth cannot be hidden by wire fences
Tall, thick cement walls topped with wire mesh fences hide the truth of what lies within. Armed police patrol with electric batons in their hands. Seven or eight Dafa practitioners were lying down in a row on the cold cement floor below the big wall. They were of different age groups and they all looked very thin and pale. They were on the tenth day of their hunger strike. They used toothpaste to write neatly on the grey cement walls, "Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!" Although they looked thin and pale, their glances were still calm and peaceful. How could the cement wall possibly lock up their hearts? They all had a common wish: They hoped that the people who were deceived by the lies would awaken and that this ridiculous persecution that turned right and wrong upside down would end soon.
On March 3, 2002, more than thirty Dafa practitioners were taken from the detention centers and locked up in a Party school. At 6 a.m., the police tried to force the male Dafa practitioners to run laps. But instead, the male practitioners stood in neat rows and started to do the Falun Dafa exercises. The voice of a young practitioner was loud and clear. The female practitioners then lined up behind them. Their movements were beautiful and graceful, slow and comfortable, and in sync. They looked thin and pale, as they had been on a hunger strike for over ten days. However, with the rays of the rising sun on them, their faces all had a glow. Surrounded by fresh air, moisture on the ground and tender grass with dew, it was like a magical world. The police did not have evil thoughts in this peaceful aura. They quietly said, "To practice everyday like this is also pretty good." This was really "The Buddha light illuminates everywhere, Propriety and justice rectify and harmonize everything." [From one of Teacher Li's poems in Hongyin, "In Harmony with the Fa"]