(Minghui.org) I had an argument with my brother-in-law over a trivial matter in 1992. He had a knife in his hand. I grabbed the blade and stabbed him in the chest. He died shortly from the loss of blood.

Initially, the authorities charged me with involuntary manslaughter. The intermediate court later changed the charge to manslaughter, and the People's Procuratorate ordered a retrial. I was sentenced to death, and was given only three days to appeal.

After the appeal, I was given a deferred death sentence with a two-year evaluation period. This means that after two years there would be a judicial review to see if I should be executed or serve a long prison term. I was 26 years old.

Learning to Practice Falun Dafa in Prison

I experienced the dark side of prison life and lost all hope. After two years, I was given a long sentence, and my wife divorced me. The divorce was a severe blow and hatred filled my heart. I acted recklessly, fought with others, and broke prison rules. I thought that being belligerent was manly, so I was angry with society and planned to seek revenge after my release.

I was sliding downward, and I knew that I would destroy myself. Then in 1999, I learned of Falun Dafa. I realized that my only hope was to conduct myself according to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, the foundational principles of the practice. I thus chose to be a good person, and Falun Dafa saved my life.

I read Zhuan Falun, and the book completely transformed my outlook. I learned to be kind and began to distinguish good from bad. I realized that suffering hardships is paying off bad karma, and being selfless is good and elevates character.

Dafa Changed Me and Other Prisoners

I often took on the workload of seven inmates, and I did not hold grudges against guards, even if they yelled at me without reason.

The prison toilets were used by more than 300 inmates, and no one cleaned them. Yet after some inmates learned Falun Dafa, they voluntarily cleaned the toilets.

The positive changes in myself and other prisoners shows that Falun Dafa is an upright practice.

My Illnesses Disappear

I developed water in the lungs and anal fistulas while in prison. I had two liters of liquid drained from my chest and suffered from three painful anal abscesses.

After I learned the Falun Dafa exercises, the pain and the symptoms went away. The correctional officers were amazed.

I continued to practice Dafa wholeheartedly. While in prison and after my release in 2007, I have told people about the wonders of Dafa whenever possible. I am a different person, and I am grateful for Master Li's compassion.

Falun Dafa recreated me. The world gained a practitioner and has one less criminal.