Walking Out of the Detention Center with Righteous Thoughts
(Clearwisdom.net) When I recall my dozen years of cultivation, I realize that every step I took was under Master's compassionate protection. I obtained the Fa in 1997 after I borrowed the book, Zhuan Falun, which I finished in two days and one night. I was deeply moved and felt like the luckiest and happiest person alive! I had all sorts of diseases in the past, was hospitalized often and had to take all kinds of medication. I had almost lost hope for living. My doctor said because I had a problem with my eyes, that I should not read books. But when I picked up Zhuan Falun, the more I read, the clearer my vision became, the calmer and more peaceful I became, so I thought this book was marvelous. After I read for several months, all my diseases disappeared. When friends and relatives witnessed my change, over a dozen of them also chose to walk the path of cultivation.
After the persecution began on July 20 1999, I went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa. Shortly after we left, the police stopped the bus to check everyone's ID. I did not bring my ID with me, and I sat on an added chair at the door, so after the first person, I would be the next one to be checked. I thought: “Master, I want to go to Beijing to appeal for Dafa.” Surprisingly, after checking only one person, the police let the bus go. I thanked Master for his support. I arrived smoothly at Beijing and went directly to the appeals office.
Later I was arrested and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) thugs beat me to the point that I passed out. I had difficulty walking when I woke up and asked where I was. An inmate told me that I was in a detention center. I said that I had to go, this was not a place for me. She pointed to a small window on the door and said, “You can fly out of here through this window.” I said, “I can, I have Master.”
I settled down and quietly looked inward: My arrest indicated that my field was not clean. Over a long period of time, I was attached to just doing things, not cultivating my heart, not paying attention to Fa study and sending forth righteous thoughts. This eventually created a barrier between myself and fellow practitioners. I discovered that my mentality of fighting, attachment to fear, and my condescending demeanor towards fellow practitioners created loopholes that were taken advantage of by evil factors.
I felt deep regret for these things and told Master: “Master, I am so sorry that I let you down, I have loopholes and attachments, but I have Master and Dafa, I will correct myself based on the Fa. No evil is qualified to persecute me!”
I sent forth righteous thoughts every day, recited the Fa by heart, and clarified the truth to inmates. I told them that my heart disease and severe insomnia had all been resolved after I practiced Dafa.
One inmate had obtained Dafa in prison and she had already memorized Hong Yin. She watched me send forth righteous thoughts and asked me to teach her, after which we sent forth righteous thoughts together.
I had a dream on the third night that I was in detention. I saw myself walk out of the detention center in an upright and dignified manner. I knew it was Master encouraging me, which reinforced my righteous thoughts. I told Master in my heart: “My escape will be an enormous blow to the evil, and also show the boundless power of Dafa. I must leave here to do what Dafa practitioners should do.” The thought of walking out of detention grew strong. I sent forth righteous thoughts, recited the Fa, clarified the truth daily, and refused to cooperate with evil.
On the fifth day, a guard told me to put on a prison outfit and come to the visiting room. I threw away the prison outfit and said, “I will not wear that, I am not a criminal. I was kidnapped and brought here.” The guard said, “Alright, alright.” When I arrived at the visiting room, I saw one guard who was sitting there with a group of people in front of him. I thought, “Master, I have to leave. Please support me.” I turned around and walked towards the door. There were six or seven guards in the yard, but my heart was like a pond of still water. I had difficulty walking due to the brutal beatings and my shoelaces had been taken away. I had not eaten anything for the last five days, and my balance was not good without anything to support me. I saw a guard come out of the front door, but that did not affect me. At that moment, it seemed as if everything had stopped. After few more steps, a police car drove in. I continued sending forth righteous thoughts while walking out.
It was a long walk from the detention center to the street. I thought: “Master, it would be so good to have a car.” In less than 30 seconds, an empty taxi stopped at my side. I got in it immediately, and the driver was surprised: “This is my first time here, and right away there is a customer.” Since it was a dead-end street, no taxi had ever come. My tears were running down. Master arranged all of this and the car; we just needed to have this wish. Just like that, I walked out of the detention center in an upright and dignified manner.
Two minutes after I left, all guards were mobilized to search for me. They were running everywhere searching for me and found nothing.
I deeply understood Master's words: “If every one of you can understand the Fa from the depths of your mind, that will truly be the manifestation of the Fa whose power knows no boundary—the reappearance of the mighty Buddha Fa in the human world!” (“Cautionary Advice”, Essentials for further advancement)
I understand that the reason that I am able to walk my path well to this day is because of our compassionate Master. First of all, Master picked me up from hell, transformed me from a being full of karma to a Dafa disciple, then protected and supported me every step of the way. My gratification toward Master is beyond human language. The only thing I can do is study the Fa well, learn to search within myself, cultivate myself well, and not let Master down.
I am grateful to all the fellow practitioners who helped me while I was in my tribulation, encouraged me to pull myself together, and do what Dafa practitioners should do, catching up with the pace of Fa-rectification.
I know that I still have a long way to go to meet Master's standard. I just want to tell you that I am one of the miracles created by Dafa in the human world, and I wanted to write down my personal story, letting the world know how wonderful Dafa is, and how wonderful Master is!