My Cultivation Experiences Resisting the Persecution
Greetings, Master. Greetings, fellow practitioners.
Producing Truth Clarification Materials
I obtained the Fa in 1996. After the persecution started on July 20, 1999, I started to make truth clarification materials because it was convenient due to my job. After I had some materials, I went back to my hometown on holidays to try to awaken practitioners deceived by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s lies. At the beginning, some practitioners were scared and did not dare to contact me. By playing videos, studying Teacher's new articles, and sharing understandings, many practitioners started to return to the path of validating Dafa. I helped them build a local site for storing informational materials.
I shared with them how I learned computer skills. My computer skills were not learned, actually, but obtained in the process of validating Dafa. As long as we believe in Teacher and the Fa and put down our own notions, there is nothing that cannot be done. As I taught fellow practitioners, I deeply felt that as long as we give up our attachments and notions and take the right path, Master will certainly arrange a smooth Fa validation road for us. Even what an ordinary person might call "miracles" sometimes occur.
For example, when some practitioners needed inexpensive computers, second-hand computers would go on sale, or computer parts were put on sale. When some practitioners wanted to get online, wide-bandwidth ISP would soon get connected to homes. When practitioners needed printers, printers on the market would soon be changed to new models, and their functions are more and more suited to our needs to validate the Fa. Practitioners with no background in computer skills magically produced different truth clarification materials in a short time.
Improving from Lessons Learned
Some time passed. I felt uneasy after I gave a few students truth clarification CDs. I also felt that the state of my Fa study was not good. I was not able to concentrate on sending righteous thoughts. I was in a bad mood and relaxed my determination to work hard to improve myself. But even this did not get my attention. I thought that this was not unusual and that other people also had similar low points. This was a really painful lesson: I was sent to a forced labor camp for a three-year prison term after giving some students truth clarification CDs, because one of the students' parents worked at the 610 Office.
I was awakened from my passivity through this painful lesson. I read Master's new teaching with tears in my eyes:
"Imprisoned as you are,
don't be sorrowful or sad
Carry on with righteous thoughts and actions,
and the Fa is with you
Calmly reflect on the attachments you have
Remove your human thoughts
and evil will naturally die out."
("Don't be Sad" in Hong Yin II)
I am enlightened that as long as practitioners have strong righteous thoughts, we can certainly change the "evil environment" to a Fa validation field for practitioners to save sentient beings although the old force arranged an "evil environment" to persecute us.
With Master's benevolent help, we validated Dafa in the forced labor camp. We practitioners coordinated on truth clarification, and I was surprised to find that everything done to persecute us would, under Master's arrangement, dramatically become a positive environment for my validation of Dafa. For example, every time I was held in solitary confinement, Master would ingeniously get new articles to me. Even when I was sent to another brigade for solitary confinement, Master arranged for me to obtain the new articles. In order keep me from doing the exercises at night, the guards told a drug addict inmate to stay with me. But they did not know that my snoring was suddenly so loud that he could not fall asleep. In the end, he woke me up to practice the exercises.
When I yelled "Falun Dafa is good" to resist the persecution, the guards assigned four drug addict inmates to stop me. I would yell out "Falun Dafa is good" or "The CCP beats people" to a passersby on the way to work. I told those that beat me that I could sue them later because I would have evidence in the form of my injuries. In the end, my "personal monitors" all quit. When the guards forced me to wear a prisoner's uniform, I would write "Falun Dafa is good" on it. The guards wanted me to follow the prison rules and write a daily report. I said, "I can write 'Falun Dafa is good' on the report." They gave up. From then on, all of the brainwashing procedures were irrelevant to me. The CCP personnel tried to force me to participate in hard labor, but I refused. Instead I brought other people water and supplies, sang Dafa practitioners' songs, recited Master's teachings, and clarified the truth.
In the end, the prison officials made me to sit by the guards and did not allow me to have contact with anyone else. I recited Master's teachings and send righteous thoughts nonstop. The guards could not take that and avoided me at all costs. They simply arranged a room for solitary confinement, where I was able to study the Fa and practice the exercises.
Thank you. Heshi.