Dissolving Acts of Persecution with a Pure Mind (Part 1)
(Minghui.org) When I came across Falun Dafa, I was impressed by its principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I knew immediately that this was the true cultivation way that I had been seeking.
Practitioners were severely persecuted in prisons and labor camps since the onset of the persecution. I had a thought that I would be able to reverse the situation if I was held in prison. Soon a local practitioner was arrested. I was implicated and also imprisoned.
Slogans That Slander Falun Dafa Disappear
There were slogans that slandered Falun Dafa on the wall of the detention center. The guards invited people to visit the detention center and I thought that it would not be good for them to read such slogans. So I sent forth righteous thoughts to rid the center of them. The walls became wet with condensation and the guards wiped the surface until all the words were gone. I told them that they caused the problem because they painted words on the wall that slandered Dafa and told them stories of people receiving retribution for maligning Dafa. They were doubtful, but said that they would not do this again.
“You probably remember something I've said to you often: a Dafa disciple should consider others first in everything he does. Whenever something happens or whenever a situation comes about, even if it's a minor thing, my first thought is of others, for it's already become natural for me--I just think of others first.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston”)
Meeting for Defaming Falun Dafa Ends Abruptly
One of the guards told me that they would hold a meeting for practitioners' family members during which they would slander Falun Dafa. They had organized more than a dozen family members to come and asked each of them to make a speech. They were told to include information that practitioners neglect their responsibilities towards their family and especially elderly parents.
“Are you kidding?” I said. “Practitioners have been arrested, are on the wanted list and are forced to become destitute. They are not able to look after their family or work in the fields because of the persecution.”
I did not argue, but sent forth righteous thoughts to prevent sentient beings from committing crimes against Dafa.
The weather forecasted a sunny day and the meeting was to be held outdoors. Before the meeting, the sky turned cloudy and there were strong winds. They decided to hold the meeting indoors. It grew very dark and there was thunder and lightening. It rained heavily and there was a strong wind.
The wind and rain became even stronger after three family members had made a speech. I stood up and said, “Heaven is punishing you. Don't you realize? Heaven is that angry. Why are you still holding that meeting?”
No one stood up to give another speech. The guards were also scared by the thunder and lightening. None of them had experienced such a bad weather. The meeting ended abruptly.
A guard asked me why the rain did not stop.
“The Heavens are angry and are warning you not to do such bad deeds,” I answered. “You still have kindness in your heart so Heaven warned you. If you are no longer kind, Heaven will punish you without any warning. It is good that you stopped your bad deed.”
No matter what the guards did, I treated them as lost souls. I always smiled at them and not one was vicious around me.
Guards Also Yearning to Know the Truth
My parents visited me at the end of year and I learned that they had copies of Dafa truth-clarifying DVDs. I told them that I wanted these Dafa materials and to send them to me. I needed them for the guards.
I talked to several guards the next day. They liked to listen to stories about Dafa. I asked them if they dared to watch Dafa DVDs and look at Dafa materials. They worried that it would get them into trouble.
“Don't worry, you will definitely be safe,” I said. “If anybody asks you about these DVDs, you can just say that they were given to you and you kept them in the center because you didn't know what to do with them.”
The team leader thought this was a good idea. I called my mom on her mobile and asked them to bring DVDs and other Dafa materials. She brought everything on the next visitation day. The team leader checked them, took one set for herself and I gave the remainder to the other guards.
They asked me if the stories were real several days later. I said yes and they were shocked.
The team leader was afraid, so she pretended that I had handed the DVDs and materials over to the labor camp, praised me in a meeting and reduced my sentence by two days.
Celebration of World Falun Dafa Day in the Labor Camp
The May 13 World Falun Dafa Day was around the corner and I talked with other practitioners about holding an experience-sharing conference.
We agreed that it was a good idea, as we did not work on May 13. I asked for the key for the conference room from the team leader and she gave it to me without hesitation.
More than 50 practitioners came to the meeting room at 10 a.m. We wrote Happy Birthday Master in the middle of the board and “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” on the two sides, all in English.
We talked about how we could validate the Fa better in the labor camp and how those of us who did not do well or had damaged the Fa by signing defamatory statements under pressure could make up for it. We had a good discussion and the atmosphere was harmonious.
During the Fa conference, I saw Master's Law Body smiling at us and he protected us. Just as Master said:
“My fashen sit in a circle, and above the exercise site is a shield on which there is a big Falun. A large fashen guards the site above the shield.”(Zhuan Falun)
The Conference lasted 45 minutes before we were reported to the team leader on duty. She came and warned us that nobody should publicize the conference, otherwise she would be punished.
Disposal of Books that Slandered Dafa
Right before World Falun Dafa Day the following year, the labor camp ordered books that slandered Dafa and put them in every cell for inmates to read. I went to every cell and collected 45 books during the night of May 12 and planned to dispose of them.
To get rid of them I asked Master for help. I started to have diarrhea at midnight. The person who monitored me found that I truly had diarrhea, so she no longer followed when I went to the toilet.
Every time I went to the toilet, I brought along several books, tore them into pieces and flushed them down the toilet. I got rid of all of the books in one night.
The next morning the toilet was clogged up and sewage flowed over into the corridor. I tried very hard to unclog the toilet with tools and mopped the floor. The team leader praised me highly at the next meeting for cleaning the toilet and the corridor. My sentence was reduced by another two days.
I believe Master helped make this happen because of my sincere heart of not wanting people's minds to be poisoned against Dafa.
The 45 books that maligned Dafa thus disappeared. Inmates in charge of the cells were terrified and did not report this to the guard or the team leader. No one wanted to accept responsibility for the disappearance of the books, so they began devising a plan to force inmates to watch DVDs that slandered Dafa.
(To be continued)