Visiting My Husband in Prison
On May 13 a fellow practitioner and I went to visit my husband, who had been illegally sentenced to six years of imprisonment for going to Beijing twice to appeal for Falun Gong. Since only immediate family members were allowed to visit, the other practitioner had to wait outside.
Sitting in the visiting room, I recollected that every time I went to see my husband he would say to me, earnestly and with great concern, "You have endured so much for me. Why don't you practice Falun Dafa?" Thus, Teacher's hints and knocking on the door of my heart again and again finally led me to walk on the bright path of cultivation and showed me how to live.
My husband came out. From the window I saw that he had become extremely thin and dark. I was heartbroken. He had never cried before, but this time he was in tears. At that moment my heart was bleeding for him. He said to me, "You have such wonderful opportunities on the outside. You must cherish the time and cultivate very well." I nodded and recited Teacher's articles to him. He said he knew about them. My fellow practitioner ran in from the outside, grabbed the microphone and said, "Xiao Han, please send forth righteous thoughts. Remember to send forth righteous thoughts." My husband nodded.
The police came to take away my husband and drove away the other practitioner. My husband said to them, "You are too vicious. Why can't I meet with another practitioner? Falun Dafa is good!" Then he said to me, "When you are back home, you must expose them. The evil police in this prison torture Dafa practitioners every day, and they also incite criminals to beat Dafa practitioners." Watching my husband being taken away, my heart was broken.
As we were returning home, my fellow practitioner found that I was influenced by the attachment of sentimentality for my husband. He asked me, "Are you sorrowful about your husband or sorrowful about a Dafa practitioner's suffering from persecution?" My heart was shocked. Really, at that moment, I was grieving for my husband. Wasn't that my sentimentality? Teacher said that letting go of fame, self-interest and sentimentality is a fatal test on our way to becoming a truly extraordinary being. I am a Dafa practitioner and, moreover, a Dafa practitioner in the period of Fa-rectification. This fellow practitioner helped me improve gradually. With righteous thoughts my husband nobly bears the intense pressure of the persecution. Why we don't cherish the time that our magnificent Teacher has given us!