(Minghui.org) I was in my early 30s when I was introduced to Falun Gong in January 1999. Since then I have benefited greatly from Dafa, which helped me understand that Master is always near me.

Before I practiced Falun Gong I had many illnesses. I often went to the hospital and had to take medication daily, but nothing brought relief. I continued to be weak, could not work, and had no appetite.

After I became a cultivator of Falun Gong, I felt like a new person. I recovered from all my illnesses, had a lot of energy, and could work again.

Appealing for Justice for Falun Gong

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) initiated the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999. There was never any doubt in my mind that the government-owned media was framing Falun Gong. I planned to go to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong. I knew that people needed to hear how I had benefited from this cultivation practice.

However, I was arrested on the train to Beijing and taken to a local detention center, where many Falun Gong practitioners were already illegally detained.

The detention center guards did not allow us to do the Falun Gong exercises and beat us. We went on a hunger strike to protest.

Protected by Master

Torture was a mainstay in the detention center. The guards twisted one of my hands behind my back to meet my other hand, which was pulled over my shoulder. Then they cuffed my hands together, which caused excruciating pain.

When I thought to myself that I should not be persecuted, my hands slipped out of the handcuffs. The guards tried three times to handcuff me before they gave up. I knew that it was Master protecting me. From this incident I understood that Master is always near me.

Two practitioners were held in the same cell as me. The guards put foot shackles, each weighing more than 50 pounds, on us. When I saw them, I thought, “I am a Falun Gong practitioner, you can't put that on me. ”

After the guards left, I straightened my legs to take the iron ring off, like I was taking off my shoes. And it worked! My legs were free.

The prisoners reported this to the guard, who put the shackles back on, but I took them off again. They tried three times without success. I knew that Master saw my pure heart and helped me.

Successful Appeal in Beijing

In the winter of 2001, when the persecution was the most severe, I decided to go to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong. To keep practitioners from going to Beijing, everyone had to show an ID card when buying a train ticket. However, I have no ID. I asked Master to help me get a ticket. No one asked me for my ID when I bought the ticket..

This was my first trip to Beijing, and I wished for someone to come with me. When I was waiting for the train, two ladies, a mother and daughter, approached me. They were also practitioners going to Beijing. Our seats were even next to each other. Everything was perfectly arranged.

On the way, we kept reciting the Fa. The train police checked everyone's ticket and ID, except for ours.

We arrived at Tiananmen Square without anyone stopping us, even though there were many police and plainclothes officers. We displayed our “Falun Dafa Is Good” banner and shouted, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! Restore Our Master's Reputation!” Again Master had protected us.

After returning home, I looked for a job that allowed me enough time to study the Fa, which I found. Master knows everything and there is not a moment when he is not nearby.