(Clearwisdom.net) I obtained the Fa in 1994. I was a policewoman at that time and my husband, my 10-year-old son, and I obtained the Fa one after another. We formed a family Fa study group. From "tempering the will," "severing desires, casting off attachments," and feeling the joy of having no illness, to saving sentient beings and closely following Master's Fa-rectification, we have cultivated for 16 years. I would like to share my experience with fellow practitioners to make progress together in this golden harvest autumn season.

1. Validating the Fa in Beijing

When the CCP started to persecute Falun Gong in 1999, I went to Beijing to validate the Fa in October. I was arrested at Tiananmen Square and, at the Beijing Detention Center, I was interrogated by quite a few groups of police officers continuously day and night. I told them repeatedly about Dafa's beauty and rejected the persecution by going on a hunger strike. I used strong righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil elements behind the persecution, and attempted to inspire their benevolent side. The police said that I "assimilated" them, and they stopped interrogating me.

At midnight one night, the police used a jeep to come and take me away and called my employer's general manager, who did not answer the phone for fear that the unit might get involved. The police used a black cloth mask to block my view and sent me to a detention center (it seemed to be on the outskirts of Beijing). The police officer there slandered Dafa and Master, and when I tried to stop her, she hit me. The police who brought me there said: "She is one of us (meaning I was also a police officer). No hitting or cursing." There were no names mentioned at the interrogation room. Later, the police officer took my identification card and verified my identity on the computer. She was concerned that others might know that I was a policewoman, so she covered my head again and moved me to another place.

They locked me in a metal cage and gave me no food. There was no one watching me, either. There was only me in an empty factory. My lips were so dry that they cracked and my stomach growled with hunger. The 950 yuan in cash I had on me was taken by the police, as was my watch. Also, they threw my identification card and keys into the fire. I did not know what time it was or where I was. I was a police officer, yet I was handcuffed in a cage and abused.

I stood in the cage to recite the Fa. As it began to turn dark, I sat on the ice-cold concrete ground and practiced the Way of Strengthening Supernormal Powers, and gradually entered into tranquility. The noise was gone. My hunger pains and bladder pains, a result of not being allowed to go to the restroom, disappeared. I did not feel my arms. The numbness in my legs was gone. There was only the thought of knowing that I was doing the exercise. My body slowly elevated, about a foot above the ground. This lasted about five or six minutes and then everything returned to the previous state. However, I felt I was sitting on a big cushion. In the morning, a policewoman arrived. She was surprised after seeing me, as I had not eaten or drunk for three days, and did not go to the restroom. The officer said: "It isn't good if I do not admire you, for Falun Gong practitioners really have some physical prowess." I was released on the seventh day.

I did not study the Fa carefully at that time. I had an impure mind, a competitive mentality, a mentality of hatred, and an attachment to human affection. I did not have enough righteous thoughts and forced myself to endure suffering. I passively suffered because there was no other alternative, and I cooperated with the persecution by the old forces.

I have not had any injections or medication for the past sixteen years since I started cultivation. At the Jilin First Detention Center, the police locked me and another Dafa practitioner up in a room with 17 people--a criminal with pulmonary tuberculosis who coughed up blood and other violent criminals addicted to drugs. The door and window were not allowed to be opened. We were not allowed to go outside, either. Eating and excreting were done in the same room. I looked after the inmate with tuberculosis. Relying on the strong righteous thoughts and believing in Dafa, I was not affected by the tuberculosis.

I was given a two-year term in a forced labor camp by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), but I walked out of the forced labor camp in six months due to my righteous thoughts.

2. Clarifying the Truth to Save Sentient Beings

In "Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Western U.S. Fa Conference," Master said:

"When you're before sentient beings, as soon as words come out of your mouth and as soon as your thoughts emerge, they are able to disintegrate bad elements and the bad things that poison the world's people and that exist in people's minds. And then people will come to understand, and you'll be able to save them. Without the mighty power of true Shan at work, you won't be able to disintegrate those things, and you won't achieve anything in clarifying the truth."

I was laid off as a police officer because of the persecution, and now I make a living by working for others. My main purpose is to save people, and do not worry about personal loss or gain. I achieve this by talking to people about their attachments. I have tried to do what I could everywhere I've been to create a positive environment, and have gradually clarified the truth and suggested quitting the CCP organizations to those I've met. When I reached my goal of truth clarification, I would move on to a new environment. So far, I have moved to five places. In all the places I have lived, more than 90% of the people have understood the truth. They have in turn saved many of their friends. Among those that quit the CCP are police chiefs, deputy police chiefs, police officers, members of the State Security Bureau, lawyers, CCP secretaries, office directors, prison guards, forced labor camp guards, and judiciary section chiefs. I have distributed CDs and materials in Changchun, Heilongjiang, Harbin, Dalian, Zhenlan, Jilin, Xian, Daqing, Xuzhou, Guangzhou, Dongying, Jiangsu, and other areas.

Since I obtained the Fa, I have adhered to Master's teachings. I have tried to assimilate to the principles of Dafa to the best of my ability, to eliminate all attachments and desires, to cultivate in the Fa, and to enlighten in the Fa. In reflecting on my cultivation path, I can say that I got up when I failed, experienced various forms of suffering and became more mature. Also, I have experienced some cultivation states Master mentioned in Zhuan Falun. For this rarest of opportunities, immersed in the Buddha's boundless grace, I should not only work hard, but also thank Master for his benevolent salvation, and for transforming my body and gong. I have had the blessing to become a Dafa practitioner. I should work harder until the end in order to thank Master.