Prison Ward Captain Who Persecuted Me Quits the CCP
(Minghui.org) I am 48 years old, and started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. I suffered previously from multiple illnesses, and Teacher purified my body many times during the early stage of my practice. During my first elimination of illness karma, I lay in bed for three days and couldn't eat or drink anything. My family wanted to send me to the hospital, but I told them, “This is not illness. Teacher is helping me to eliminate my illness karma, and purifying my body.” On the fourth day, I was able to get out of bed. After multiple instances of such karma eliminating tribulations, my health has continuously improved and I've become stronger and stronger.
After the persecution started in 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ordered media broadcasts of the self-immolation and suicide incidents in their efforts to produce false evidence against Falun Gong. Our Teacher was slandered by vicious lies. As a practitioner who benefited both physically and mentally from practicing Falun Gong, I felt tremendous sadness and wanted to speak out for Teacher and Falun Dafa. At the time, the local government held an event at the provincial museum to spread the slanderous propaganda. I went there with a fellow practitioner to clarify the truth to people, explaining that those involved with the self-immolation and suicides were not Falun Gong practitioners. I wrote in the museum visitor book about how I had benefited from practicing Falun Gong and the beauty of Falun Gong. I also signed my name in the book. As a result, I was arrested and held at the local detention center for 15 days. I had no regrets because Falun Gong gave me a second life, and I must devote my life to validating Falun Gong and becoming a witness to its powerful and magnificent nature.
I distribute Falun Gong flyers daily to local residential buildings, while explaining the facts about Falun Gong to everyone and exposing the truth behind the falsified self-immolation case. I rode buses for a period of time and talked to people so often that the drivers knew me. The drivers sometimes even helped me persuade people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. When I waited on the street for the bus, the driver would sometimes stop in front of me and say, “Falun Gong, please get on.” Those frequent riders of his bus called it the Falun Gong special bus, since they'd all received flyers, pamphlets, and other tokens from me.
One day in 2003, I went to the local park with other practitioners to distribute Falun Gong materials, but we were reported to the authorities. I was later sentenced by the local court to four years in prison.
On the first day of my prison term, a prison ward captain beat me for refusing to "transform." She slapped my face dozens of times. However, my face remained perfectly normal and didn't show any signs of swelling. She was surprised and told me, “I am not going to beat you. You have your Teacher protecting you.”
A few months later, I happened to be assigned to her ward. She approached me one day and wanted me to "transform." I said, “I know you. You slapped me the first day I was sent here. But I don't hate you at all. Falun Gong guides people towards goodness and kindness. It elevates society's moral standards, and is not at all like the CCP propaganda depicts. I am a good person after practicing Falun Gong. Why do you want me to transform?” At the same time, I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors behind her. She asked me, “If you were released today, would you still distribute flyers?” I replied, “Yes, because I'm saving people and it's the most righteous thing to do. In my mind, there's no difference between inmates and guards. They are all people I want to save.” After that, I utilized each and every opportunity to clarify the truth to her. In the end, she quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Since learning the truth, she no longer persecuted practitioners.
I didn't have any Falun Gong books while detained in prison. I recited Lunyu dozens of times daily. I remained steadfast and firm in my belief in Teacher and Dafa.
Following my release in 2007, I kept doing the three things well. I know the importance of the Falun Dafa teachings to a practitioner. I decided to memorize the Fa. I have successfully memorized all of Zhuan Falun.
Whenever I face a xinxing test, for example, when my husband is not nice to me, I conduct myself according to a practitioner's standard and treat him as one of the sentient beings to be saved. When he beats or curses me, I don't hate him. I keep telling myself, “I want to save you.” With my righteous thoughts, the evil factors behind him are eliminated.
“Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in spring
Righteous thoughts can save the people in this world”
(“The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos” from Hong Yin, Volume II)
My family is now happy and harmonious. As I continue my practice diligently, my family has a better understanding of Falun Gong. My mother has also started practicing.
I will advance my cultivation more diligently in the future, do the three things well, walk well my path of assisting Teacher with Fa rectification, fulfill my prehistoric vows, and return home with Teacher after achieving consummation.