(Clearwisdom.net) In 2003, Niu Yingzhong, a drug dealer in his 30's, was being held in the Wuwei City Detention Center, Gansu Province. He was paralyzed and couldn't walk. There was an illegally detained Falun Gong practitioner in the same cell. The practitioner told Niu about the beauty of Falun Gong and exposed the persecution. Once Niu Yingzhong understood, he began to study Falun Gong with the practitioner and followed along when other practitioners recited Hong Yin and Teacher's other lectures.

After several days, a miracle occurred. Niu Yingzhong regained feeling in the paralyzed part of his body and was able to stand up and walk. He was very happy and said, "Falun Gong is so good--I obtained it too late! Otherwise, I would not have taken this path [dealing drugs]."

One morning, the detention center director and several guards checked the cells. When they walked into Niu Yingzhong's space, they saw him walking around and were all shocked. The detention center doctor asked, "Niu Yingzhong, what medicine did you take?" Niu Yingzhong answered, "I was not cured by any medicine. It was Falun Gong that cured me. From now on I'm going to practice Falun Gong."

Everyone turned their attention to the practitioner. Before they left, the detention center doctor said, "Even Niu Yingzhong's condition could be cured by Falun Gong. When I retire, I'll also practice Falun Gong."

Another time, there was a new prisoner who knew how to do massage. Niu Yingzhong was the cell's leader, and one night he asked the new prisoner to give him a massage.

Niu Yingzhong then thought that doing the Falun Gong exercises along with massage would help him regain his health more quickly. However, the next day when he woke up, he could not feel his arms and legs anymore; it was almost the same as before he started doing the Falun Gong exercises. He asked the practitioner what the reason could be. The practitioner asked him instead, "Were you cured by Falun Gong or massage?" Niu Yingzhong immediately realized what he had done and hurriedly put his palms together.

The practitioner said to him, "Don't ask me to help you. You should apologize to our Teacher. It was not that Teacher did not have compassion toward you. Think about it. Teacher saw that you had the desire to cultivate. Your Buddha nature came forth, so Teacher cured your disease with supernormal abilities, enabling you to do cultivation. This cannot be done by an ordinary person, nor can it be done for a non-practitioner. However, you are still using non-practitioner's ways to try to make yourself more comfortable, so you have become a non-practitioner again, and it is just natural for a person to get sick. Remember, cultivation is very serious."

Niu Yingzhong was sincerely convinced. He got down on the ground with his hands together and said, "Teacher, starting from this moment, I, Niu Yingzhong, will not dare to be of two minds again. I'll be your practitioner and firmly practice Falun Gong to the last minute!"

From then on, Niu Yingzhong devoted all his attention to studying the Fa and doing the exercises, and quickly regained his health.