Falun Dafa Turns Prison Inmates' Hearts Toward Goodness
(Minghui.org) Since July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been slandering Falun Dafa, and has used every means to subject practitioners to forced brainwashing, detention, forced labor, and incarceration. Falun Dafa practitioners understand the truth of the universe and realize that no matter what, they can be good people by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Clarifying the truth to everyday people will bring the blessings of Falun Dafa to practitioners.
I would like to share what I saw and experienced during my illegal imprisonment at the detention center and labor camp. I learned that only Falun Dafa can change people's hearts and stabilize families and society.
A Head Prisoner Pledges to Manage the Cell with Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance
At the detention center, there was a criminal inmate in her thirties, whose case hadn't been settled after almost a year, so the guards let her work as the head prisoner. She treated the new inmates especially viciously, always being foul-mouthed. When Falun Dafa practitioners were illegally detained there, they told her about the principles of Falun Dafa. They explained that Falun Dafa enabled one to become a good person and that doing good will be rewarded and doing evil will be met with retribution. As a result of learning this, the prisoner changed. She said, “For the first time in my life I see that there are many good people. Starting today, I'm going to manage the cells with Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” However, since her bad habits had been formed over dozens of years, it was very difficult for her to stop swearing. Sometimes, just when she was about to curse at people, she changed her words, and appeared embarrassed as she mumbled, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Why do I forget so easily?”
Young Prisoner Learns to Follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance
An 18 year-old girl was detained and put into a labor camp for committing larceny. After listening to Falun Dafa practitioners talk about the truth of Dafa, she mopped the floor and did good things for everyone on her own initiative every day. She asked a Falun Dafa practitioner, “Am I cultivating Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance by doing this?” We encouraged her. We could see that she had changed, and was diligently following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to become a better person.
Businesswoman Vows to Practice Falun Dafa After Release from Prison
A businesswoman was imprisoned after being falsely accused of a crime by someone. After hearing the truth about Dafa, she said excitedly, “If I had known that I could hear such good things and meet so many good people, I would have willingly come here. I'll continue to practice Falun Dafa after going back home.”
Elderly Woman Learns About Cultivation
An elderly woman who believed in Buddhism had a daughter who was in the midst of a nasty divorce. Her son-in-law claimed that she was the person who created all the troubles, and thus he bribed the police to arrest her and put her under detention for 15 days. In the beginning, because she was deceived by the CCP's slandering of Dafa, she disliked Falun Dafa practitioners, as well as the police who arrested her. However, three days later, she changed her mind because she was moved by the kindness of Falun Dafa practitioners. When she was angry and didn't eat for two days, Falun Dafa practitioners placed meals by her side every day and often advised and comforted her with the Fa principles. She said that she had never seen such good people, and that if a cultivation practice could produce this many good people, it must be very good. When police approached her, she would begin to scold them as usual, but then she would suddenly change her mind and speak to them rationally. Not only was she not repugnant toward Falun Dafa, she actually was very willing to listen to the truth.
This woman was later released from prison ahead of schedule. Before leaving we asked her, “What have you learned during these few days?” She said, “I learned a lot here! Now I know about Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and I put Master Li first in my heart. Master Li and Falun Dafa have changed me and I will look for Falun Dafa practitioners after I return to my home.”