Reaching People Through Song While in Detention
(Minghui.org) I was posting stickers about Falun Gong on a light pole when the Urban Management staff saw me. He called the police who took me to the detention center. This occurred in June.
While I was in the detention center, I looked inward and realized that I had placed my personal business as top priority and failed to properly focus on saving people. Thus, I made a commitment to saving the people inside the detention center. I knew that no matter where I was, I needed to do the three things well. I did the exercises, sent forth righteous thoughts and recited the Fa by heart.
I tried to talk to detainees about the persecution, but the guards stopped me. With encouragement from two other practitioners, I started to sing songs that had been composed by Dafa practitioners. Each time I finished a song, all the detainees applauded and clapped. One of the other practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts, while the other announced the songs for me.
When the guards saw us, they had no idea of what to do. They yelled and cursed, but could not stop us. Nobody listened to the guards. One of the guards pointed at me and shouted, “You are not allowed to sing. There will be no dinner if you sing again.”
I smiled at him and said, “I can stop eating dinner, but I must sing.” I sang another song. The guard shook his head and walked away. That night, they indeed did not give me dinner.
I began to sing every day. All the detainees started to follow suit and and sing songs composed by Dafa practitioners.
Some people asked me to help them withdraw their memberships in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Some asked me for contact information for learning the exercises. During their exercise time in the detention yard, some went by my window with their fists raised in the air and shouted, “Falun Dafa is good!” Someone also called out for me to sing another song.
The guard who had cursed me before also came to understand the facts about Falun Dafa. He changed his behavior from refusing to feed me to persuading the others to quickly deliver meals to me. He also gave me some daily necessities.
Another guard also showed his support by shouting, “Falun Dafa is good!” Initially, he had refused to listen when I talked about the persecution of Falun Gong. However, he let me teach him the exercises. I then talked about Dafa some more. He said, “Falun Dafa is really good!”
I was illegally detained for 15 days. On the day that I was released, everyone gathered by their cell windows to hold their palms together vertically in front of their chests as a gesture of respect for me. They shouted, “Falun Dafa is good.”
I reminded them to cherish the words, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” I also told them, “Be a good person by following the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. Do not make mistakes again.”
They all agreed to do so. Smiling, the guards came by and said goodbye.
During the course of the detention, I deeply realized the power of Dafa and the importance of a righteous mind. I have gotten rid of the attachments to fighting and hatred. I have let go of myself and begun to save sentient beings with compassion.