(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1997. Within a few days, the bronchitis and severe insomnia that had bothered me for more than 20 years had disappeared.

I joined the weekend Fa study group and helped to introduce Dafa in the surrounding areas. Many people started practicing and experienced extraordinary benefits to their mind and body.

Practitioner's Honesty

Ms. Wang, a Falun Dafa practitioner, made a living as a cleaner. Her monthly salary was only 500 yuan. However, she found 8,000 yuan one day after sweeping the floor. Instead of pocketing the money, she turned it over to the local community office. Her husband and neighbors ridiculed her because she couldn't even afford to pay for her child's kindergarten fees.

She told them about the illnesses she had suffered and how they vanished after she followed Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The money she found was not hers, and she felt that she could not face Dafa's Master if she pocketed someone else's money.

She had only been practicing for two months when she suggested to her husband that they should open a shop and sell dumplings. Her business thrived, and her income sometimes exceeded that of her husband's.

Establishing a Fa-Study Group

My son, friends and relatives began to practice Falun Dafa after they witnessed the positive changes in me. My son was still in primary school, so I did not want to wake him up in the morning to do the exercises. To my surprise, he came and sat next to me when I did the sitting meditation. He told me that Master, the person whose picture is in Zhuan Falun, woke him up. My son then wondered how Master could have known his name.

The number of new practitioners in our area increased sharply in 1998, so I helped set up a large Fa-study group. The owner of a company, a non-practitioner, let us use a conference room for free.

We studied the Fa indoors and did the exercises outdoors every Sunday. The calming exercise music attracted many passersby. We taught people the exercises for free and shared cultivation experiences about the mental and physical benefits we experienced after practicing Dafa.

An elderly woman's tumor was expelled from her body when she used the restroom after Fa-study. Another woman who had been diagnosed with a kidney infection, elevated heartbeat, cervical inflammation, joint pains and cataracts, recovered shortly after she began practicing Dafa.

Her husband was a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and had strong atheist views. He later changed his notions and began to practice. He had a large tumor on his forehead, which disappeared one week after practicing.

Our Fa-study group soon grew to about 200 practitioners.

Two Years of Forced Labor

Since Jiang Zemin, the former head of the CCP, launched the persecution of Falun Dafa in 1999, I have been taken to a mental hospital, brainwashing center, forced labor camp and prison. The persecution brought great misery to my family.

When I was released from prison, I read the Fa and experience sharing articles on the Minghui website. I realized that I wasn't here to be persecuted, but to walk the cultivation path arranged by Master.

A police officer threatened me with another lengthy imprisonment after finding Dafa informational materials in my home, but I told him that I wasn't intimidated by his words.

I was later taken to a forced labor camp for two years. A guard there told me, “You should have been given a long prison term, not two years in a labor camp. I can't understand how it happened.”

I told the guard that it wasn't wrong to tell the truth about Falun Dafa, and that I shouldn't have even been given two years forced labor. I spoke to the guard on many occasions about Dafa, and later helped them to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.

The inmates in my cell also quit the CCP. One inmate also wanted to practice Dafa after she was released. This inmate's fortunes then took a dramatic turn, as her case had been resolved with the offended party accepting compensation, and she was released. I told her that she was blessed because she believes in Dafa.

Denying the Persecution

I didn't deny the persecution at first, but did so after I calmed down and looked inward. When the police officers confiscated my computers and printers, I thought that they had the “evidence” to sentence me. In my mind it was better to be taken to a labor camp instead of being incarcerated in prison for a longer time.

I was forced to stand under the baking sun for a long time in the labor camp. When my daughter-in-law and son came to see me, they said that I looked extremely tired. I told them that I wasn't allowed to sleep until after midnight and was forced to get up before 5:00 a.m.

After 44 days of forcibly being exposed to the sun, I told Master in my heart that I needed to deny the persecution. The next day I was taken to the workshop, but I didn't think that was acceptable either because I needed to study the Fa and do the exercises. I was then released a few days later. I realized that I should have asked Master for help in the first place.

I finally managed to let go of my attachments and understood that studying the Fa, sending forth righteous thoughts and clarifying the facts are the three things that practitioners should do well. Now, I study three Fa lectures every day and talk to people about the goodness of Dafa.