(Minghui.org) I was sentenced to a three-year term and illegally taken to a labor camp in 2007.

The labor camp was in Zhoucun, Zibo City, Shandong Province. Almost all detainees were Falun Gong practitioners. Most of them were in their 50s and 60s. They were all in very bad health due to long-term torture and the long hours of forced labor.

We had to sew stuffed animals, a task that was the biggest profit maker for the labor camp. It required many steps to complete one animal. I was forced to work on an electric sewing machine.

We weren’t given any protective equipment, although the material caused many practitioners to cough a lot. It also caused blood shot eyes.

The toy animals looked real and lively. The labor camp kept getting more orders. The more orders the labor camp got, the more hours we had to work. If we could not finish the day’s quota, we would be beaten and yelled at. The guards said that as long as we still breathed, we had to work.

“We should keep our thinking clear and clean,” I said to my fellow practitioners. “Let’s send very strong righteous thoughts and disintegrate this workload. Let’s collaborate, memorize the Fa constantly, and eliminate all evil factors and beings that persecute Dafa disciples.”

The sewing machines one day malfunctioned. No one could repair them including the most skilled technicians from other cities. Within three months all of the sewing machines were removed from the labor camp.

Taking Righteous Thoughts Seriously

Most of the practitioners witnessed the power of righteous thoughts from this incident. It helped us take sending righteous thoughts very seriously.

Through this harsh environment we learned that cultivation is extremely serious, and we need to cultivate away all attachments, quickly elevate, strengthen our main consciousness, always maintain righteousness, and believe in Master and the Fa.

The labor camp had to raise the communist flag on October 1, which is National Day. They asked practitioners to raise their arms. All practitioners sent forth very strong righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil interference. The flag went about halfway up the flagpole and stopped. The flag was upside down, and it was stuck there.

All the guards looked at the practitioners with a strange gaze and said: “Go back, we can’t raise the flag.”

Master said:

“Actually, every Dafa disciple has abilities. It’s just that the abilities do not manifest in the surface dimension, so they think that they don’t have supernormal abilities. But regardless of whether they can manifest in the surface dimension or not, when a person’s True Thoughts come forth they are very powerful.” (“Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful” from Essentials for Further Advancement II).”

Fellow practitioners, lets send out pure and powerful righteous thoughts during this final stage of the Fa-rectification period.