Displaying the Goodness of Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) Two Falun Dafa volunteer assistants from another town came to our village in 1996 to introduce Falun Dafa and play Master Li's (the founder of Falun Dafa) videotaped lectures. I was immediately attracted by what Master Li said. On the fifth day of the lectures, I felt that all my bones were aching and my whole body felt hot. I rested that entire afternoon. In the evening we continued watching a lecture. After it was finished and everyone was gone, the pain returned and I was unable to sleep. I wondered why my pain was getting worse.
“When you feel very uncomfortable, it indicates that things will turn around after reaching the extreme point. Your whole body will be purified and it must be completely purified. The cause of your illness has been removed, and what remains is only this bit of black qi that will come out on its own to let you suffer some and have some pain. It is forbidden for you not to suffer even a little bit.” (Zhuan Falun)
After reading Master's Fa, I understood that my body was being purified. It was almost midnight when I suddenly felt a waft of a breeze from my head to my toes, and from the inside to the outside of my body. My body had never felt more comfortable.
After the nine-day workshop, all the unhealthy symptoms in my body disappeared. I felt at ease like never before. I could do everything and was no longer afraid of the cold. Within just a few days, my thoughts, spirit, and body were completely renewed.
Resolving Conflicts with Compassion
One day in the spring not long after I started practicing Dafa my neighbor lost a small water bucket. The lady of the house, who was blunt and outspoken, came to my home in a rush, claiming that I had borrowed it. She even named the time and location when I had taken it. A family member asked me whether I borrowed the bucket. I said I hadn't, but the neighbor stated categorically that I had borrowed it.
I reminded myself that now that I followed Dafa, there weren't any accidental incidents. I thought I was being tested as to whether I could conduct myself according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I must have somehow treated the woman unfairly in the past. I said calmly, “Don't worry, maybe I forgot. Let me look for it, and if it cannot be found, I will buy one for you.”
After she left, my younger sister-in-law came and said that I was being treated unfairly, and told me that I should not look for it, I said, “Our elder-sister-in-law has a bucket that is very similar to the neighbor's. I'll buy a new one for her and give hers to the neighbor.” I was calm and felt warm in my heart.
A few days later, the lady saw me and said quickly, “My bucket was found, and I wrongly accused you.” I was pleased and said it was good that someone had found it. After she said that I was a good person, I said, “I am practicing Falun Dafa. Our Teacher asks us to be good people and follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” She told me that we would be good friends from now on.
Not Afraid of Being Implicated by Association
When I was being persecuted, this lady was not afraid of being implicated by association, so she hid my Dafa books, and protected me.
During the summer, a fellow practitioner in my village was reported by an informer and arrested by the police. When I went to the police station to ask them to release the practitioner, my identity as a practitioner was exposed. Thus, when the police received letters of advice and phone calls from practitioners, they suspected me of sending them.
When several policemen came to arrest me. I ran to the backyard and was intercepted by other officers there. My mother-in-law was so scared that she passed out. I used this incident to run into my house to call my relatives. A senior school principal of my village came into my house and said, “Run!”
Outside the house, there were many people watching the bustle on the other side of our gate. The lady of the neighbor's house took me into her home, closed the windows and doors and locked the gate. The police left because they could not find me.
Petitioning for the Right to Practice Dafa
On July 20, 1999, Jiang Zemin (the former Chinese leader) publicly attacked the founder of Falun Dafa, Mr. Li Hongzhi, nationwide and slandered Dafa using unwarranted charges. Therefore, I went to Beijing on November 4, 1999, to petition for the right to practice Dafa. I was illegally detained. Then, I was taken by my local authorities to a detention center and sentenced to 10 months of forced labor.
I once again went to Beijing to petition the government for justice for Dafa on January 17, 2001. I held a banner in Tiananmen Square and shouted “Falun Dafa is good. Falun Dafa is the righteous way.” Once again, I was arrested and taken to the Beizang Village Police Station in Daxing County, Beijing. On the bus, every single practitioner was escorted by two policemen, as if we were dangerous criminals.
At the police station, an officer asked my name and where I was from. I didn't answer, instead, I kept telling him how Falun Dafa taught people to be good, how it made people healthy, as well as its benefits to both physical and mental well-being.
He said that I must cooperate with him if I am a good person, otherwise he wouldn't be able to report to the higher authorities.
“I can't tell you who I am,” I said, “as it is for your benefit as well as the benefit of our local government officials. If I tell you where I live, the local officials will be implicated. Cooperating with you will harm you.” He didn't say anything else or ask me any other questions.
The next day, I was taken to the Daxing County Detention Center in Beijing. I went on a hunger strike to protest my illegal detention and to demand an unconditional release. The guards shackled Dafa disciples who went on a hunger strike with iron chains and ordered inmates to take them for injection of unknown drugs.
A guard said that if we didn't tell them our addresses, we would be cremated and no one would ever know. I said calmly, “My Master would know.” He turned around and left.
One day, after I refused to eat or drink for more than 10 days, I felt dizzy, and my heart almost stopped. I felt that I might die. I said, “I am dizzy,” and collapsed. I was sitting on a concrete slab. Several criminal inmates came over and dragged me to another room. As I was being dragged, still conscious, I thought of my two underage daughters: who were going to lose their mom.
I thought: “Master, I will remember Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and Falun Dafa is good.” Then I passed out.
Not knowing how much time had passed, I woke up alone in a room, lying on a slab bed without any sheet, and dripping sweat. I didn't die, I came back to life. Master had protected me and saved me. After a while, I sat up, feeling that my body was light and very content, and nothing was wrong with me. That time I was detained for more than 50 days.
There were heavy rains in our area in the summer of 2004. Because the roads were all unpaved dirt roads, they were flooded and impassable by vehicles, causing problems for the farmers to get to their fields. In addition, a large mud pit at the entrance of the town's middle school blocked the students from crossing with their bicycles. Pedestrians could only cross by holding onto a wall.
Seeing this situation, our local Falun Dafa practitioners spontaneously organized themselves. We gathered several cars and more than 100 people, from as young as 20 years old to people over 70. We gathered bricks from over a mile away. It took a whole day to fill the big mud pit. All the vehicles could now drive over it safely. People passing by said, “Falun Dafa is good.”
The Dafa practitioners from different villages helped each other and repaired the damaged roads of all villages. People came out and caught the jovial atmosphere. The activity was talked about and passed by word of mouth, spreading the beauty of Dafa and the goodness of its practitioners.
When it was snowing and the roads were almost blocked by the accumulating snow, it was again Dafa practitioners who spent three days shoveling the snow to the main road. One of the villages had an uphill road that was icy causing the cars to slip back. The Dafa practitioners in this village dug up the ice little by little with picks and cleaned up the road.
Through repairing the roads, the attitude of the people in our region toward Dafa was greatly changed. People said, “Falun Dafa is so good. No one was repairing the roads except you. You are all good people, and we wish all people were like you.” It created a very good environment.
A taxi driver said that he would not charge any practitioners in the future when they use his cab.
When a practitioner in my village was arrested by the police a village official accompanied the practitioner's family members to the State Security Division to try to get the practitioner released. He said that practitioners didn't do any bad deeds, instead, all they did were good deeds, The Dafa practitioners in our area are especially good as they repaired the roads for our village. The head of the State Security Division said that they all knew about this.