The Young Girl Who Called Me “Mom”
(Minghui.org) After I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996, all my illnesses disappeared. And I became a truly good person because I followed the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
I lost my job in the army in 2011 after I was reported by some of my fellow officers who were deceived by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) lies about Falun Dafa.
More than a dozen plainclothes officers broke into my home without showing a warrant on May 2011. One asked me why I had been sent home from the army. I told him it was because I was a good person. They ignored me and ransacked my home.
They confiscated Falun Dafa books and truth-clarification materials, arrested me, and took me to the local police station, where I was interrogated until midnight.
Because I did not cooperate, they transferred me to a local detention center. On the way there, I told them how good Dafa is and that they were also victims because they believed the slanderous information about Dafa.
The detention center was filled with people who'd ended up there for engaging in violence, drug abuse, prostitution, and so on. I thought that they might change for the better, so I told them about Falun Dafa and how people improved after practicing it. After hearing about the persecution, many quit the CCP and its youth organizations
Changing a Young Girl's Outlook
There was a young girl in the detention center who was withdrawn when she first arrived and did not talk to anyone.
I started talking with her and learned that she had stolen over 500,000 yuan from her parents. She'd spent half of it on extravagant meals, alcohol, and thrills. Her parents actually took her to the detention center. She told me that she would cut off all relations with her parents once she was released.
She was a lost young girl who did not have a clear direction in life. I helped her and treated her kindly. I told her that we should be happy and grateful, instead of being driven by desires for pleasure and comfort. I talked to her about the principles one should uphold as a human being and encouraged her to be considerate of others. I said that she should be grateful to her parents for bringing her up and should understand the hardships they must have been through.
She wept as I talked. I also told her about the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She listened and told me that she wanted to be a good person by following them. Then she asked me if she could call me “Mom.” Once she realized how evil the CCP is, she quit the Party, and I could see there was hope for her.
When my cellmates heard that I would be transferred to another detention center, they had tears in their eyes. The young girl gave me a hug and begged me not to leave. I told them not to feel sad, that we could meet again after we were released.
I encouraged them to tell others the truth about Falun Dafa. Before I left, I said to the young girl, “Remember what I told you. I hope you will be able to go home soon and reunite with your parents.”
Keeping Master in My Heart
They took me to a women's forced labor camp, where I was held for two years. I was locked in an isolation cell, and the guards tried to force me to write a guarantee statement agreeing to give up Falun Dafa. I refused, so I was tortured and deprived of food.
I refused to cooperate, so I was taken to another division, where more than 10 guards and inmates took turns interrogating me. When I refused to “transform,” they locked me in a small isolation cell, where all curtains were drawn and I could not see any sunlight.
They made me stand without moving for long hours. Whenever I moved even a little, they kicked me. They also forced me to sit on a small stool for long periods of time, wouldn't let me use the toilet, deprived me of sleep, and did not let me take a shower or change clothes. They verbally abused me, poked my face with the tip of a pen, and viciously beat me.
Although I suffered all kinds of torture, I felt very calm because I had Master and Dafa in my heart.
I then developed symptoms of generalized edema: my corneas were bleeding and my teeth were loose. The situation got worse daily. I was having trouble seeing and my eyes watered in the sunlight.
To avoid being held responsible for my condition, the labor camp officials took me to a hospital. The doctors there said that I would go blind without prompt treatment. They injected something into my eyes many times and then covered them with gauze. In bed, I recited Master’s teachings and clarified the truth to the division leaders. I also sent righteous thoughts to eliminate all the evil factors behind them.
Once, the division leader wrote words that slandered Master on a piece of paper and told me to read them. I tore up the paper and felt very sad for him. He also played a video that defamed Master. I refused to watch and told him, “Our master teaches us to be good, and I have benefited physically and mentally. I have improved my xinxing and returned to good health. Now you want to force me to denounce my master and forget Dafa. I feel very sad for what you are doing. Can you possibly forget someone who has given you a new life and who has saved you from hell? Can you ever forget the origin of your life? Falun Dafa is in my heart. Let me tell you: I will never forget Falun Dafa, never!” The guards stared at me and could not respond.
Two hours later, another division leader came on duty. The guards said, “You still won't give up Dafa? You have been here for a few months. How long do you want to be here?”
“Until the entire labor camp crumples,” I said calmly. They could not get anywhere with me, and, in the end, they released me and I returned home.
Not long after I was released, all the forced labor camps were dismantled. However, the persecution is still going on and the CCP is still persecuting practitioners.