(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996 and I'm now 81 years old. I would like to tell you about an unforgettable experience I had when I was being tortured.

In order to clarify the truth, several practitioners and I went to Beijing on December 26, 1999. Police arrested us at Tiananmen Square and severely beat us. When one officer hit me and slapped my face, I did not feel the pain. Instead, through my third eye I saw a brilliant light. I knew Master had endured the pain for me and was encouraging me.

Two days later, the police took us back to Shandong Province. After we arrived at the Yantai Train Station, the police put us in the back of a pickup truck. They handcuffed another practitioner and me to either side of the truck bed, laughing that we would freeze out in the cold.

The temperature was below zero and the truck drove very fast. It took us about two hours to get where we were going. When an officer sarcastically asked us how we felt, we did not answer. Despite being handcuffed, our hands did not hurt. In fact, they were warm. We knew that Master was taking care of us.

For two days I was not given any food or water, but I did not feel hungry or thirsty.

On the third day, an officer interrogated us but I did not give in. Two very strong officers beat me hard, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. They also insulted and humiliated me, such as covering my head with underwear and spitting in my face, then not letting me wipe it off.

At about two or three o'clock that afternoon, I was suddenly overcome with sadness and tears rolled down my face. The police stopped hitting me when they saw this. I told them that I was not weeping because of their abuse. “Then why are you crying?” one of them asked.

“I feel so sorry for you,” I replied. “How could you do such a bad thing? Don't you know that, sooner or later, we have to pay for all the bad things we've done?”

I remembered what Master said in Zhuan Falun: “The black substance is karma that can be eliminated through suffering; it can then be transformed into de.”

Through my third eye, I saw the black substance leaving my body while a white substance fell on my body like snowflakes.

Master also said:

“Why do you encounter these problems? They are all caused by your own karma. We have already eliminated for you many, numerous pieces of it, leaving only that tiny bit which is divided into tribulations at different levels for upgrading your xinxing, tempering your mind, and removing your different attachments. These are all your own tribulations that we use to improve your xinxing, and you will be able to overcome them.” (Zhuan Falun)

More than 18 years have passed, but I still remember this experience clearly. It has helped me to realize that everything Master said is true and has motivated me to do well as a practitioner.