(Clearwisdom.net) In 2006, I was illegally imprisoned at a forced labor camp because of practicing Falun Gong. In the forced labor camp, I refused to do any forced labor arranged by the camp. The guards detained me in a separate room and sent two prisoners to watch me day and night.

One evening, two prisoners came to my room. They had been sent to the forced labor camp repeatedly for taking drugs. One of them, called "Waiban", had worked in restaurants and had some cooking skills. He was chosen by the staff to cook in the prison cafeteria. He had more advantages and freedoms compared to other prisoners. He said to me, "What kind of benefit do you get from practicing Falun Gong. Look at me, I have been sent to the forced labor camp many times. But I have cooking skills and I can use them to have a better life, even in prison. Where is heaven? Where is hell?"

I told him, "Please do not speak that way. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is the highest principle of the universe. By cultivating oneself based on this principle, the body will be healthier, one's xinxing will improve and the moral standard will be lifted up. Do not look at the benefits you get at present. You are trading it for the most precious thing you have, virtue. You won't get any benefits for free." Waiban heard what I said and started to laugh, "I don't believe it. I don't believe it. I will deviate from 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance'." I immediately reminded him, "Please do not slander Dafa. You will receive karmic retribution." He still did not believe me. He laughed and walked out with the other prisoner.

About ten minutes after they walked out, I heard noises from people in the outside hallway. It got more and more intense, mixed with the sounds of yelling and fighting. After half an hour, a prisoner talked through the window to the prisoner who was sent to watch me, "Waiban had a fight with Laozang (Laozang is also a prisoner). Waiban was beaten very badly by Laozang. He knelt down to beg Laozang to stop beating him. Even that did not work. Laozang finished beating Waiban, then dragged him to report to the guards. Waiban was afraid to go. His nose and face were black and blue. He laid down on the ground and could not move."

Later I learned that after Waiban walked out of my room, he still kept slandering Dafa. He then walked into Laozang's room. Somehow they started to argue. Suddenly Laozang hit Waiban's chest so hard that Waiban hit the bunk bed and then bounced back. Waiban fell down to the ground. Laozang took the chance to sit on top of Waiban's body and beat him badly. Waiban could not fight back at all.

After that, Waiban could not work at the cafeteria for a week. He asked the guards for leave with the excuse of falling down the stairs, not daring to tell the truth that he had received karmic retribution for slandering Dafa and not listening to kind persuasion.

But Dafa is merciful and saves the predestined sentient beings. After the karmic retribution, Waiban showed more respect to the Falun Gong practitioners. He also quietly borrowed an MP3 player from a practitioner in the prison and listened to the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and Master Li's Fa Lectures in Guangzhou. After that, he talked to me, "Dafa is really magnificent. I did not sleep for the whole night after I listened to the Nine Commentaries. Later I listened to Master Li's lecture. Suddenly I saw a gold-glittering image of Buddha in front of me. It was so real. I truly believe what you said now. In the future, if I have the opportunity after I am released, I will also learn Falun Gong from you." I told him, "You will have your opportunity. As long as you are not against Dafa, know that Falun Dafa is good, and do not listen to the evil CCP's lies, you will definitely have the opportunity."

For more than one year after that, Waiban used his advantage of going in and out prison freely to do many things for the Falun Gong practitioners. He chose a beautiful future for himself.