Finding Dafa Amidst Confusion—A Former Bully Reborn
(Minghui.org) I am fifty years old this year. I am a peasant in the mountain areas of Jiangxi Province. I was lucky to discover Falun Dafa while working in another city in 1996. Since then, I have become an honest, peaceful and a considerate person rather than fighting with others.
Lost in Life, Developed Hatred
I have eight siblings. We grew up in domestic violence. My friends were bullies. Gradually, I became someone who could not differentiate between good and evil. As soon as I earned money, I would eat out and invite my friends to watch pornographic videos. I would fight with people and make trouble everywhere.
A local gangster cheated me when I was in the timber business in 1993. He took all my money and forced me to pay his loan. I hated him but I was scared and dare not say anything.
In 1995, my village launched a program to stop the stealthy slashing of trees and forest. The village chief reported me and I was detained by the county police department. They also framed me with news on destruction of acres of forest trees on the local radio station.
Although I was young and strong, the hardships of life and the injustices of the world that I experienced were beyond expression. I was often awakened by nightmares. My heart was full of resentment and evil thoughts.
Miraculous Power Dafa, a Bully Reborn
I was fortunate enough to encounter Falun Dafa on August 12, 1996. I was forced to become homeless by the village chief and had to work out of town. I saw some posting about Falun Dafa and had a chance to watch Master Li's video lecture.
The power of Dafa made an impression on me. I was smoking while watching the video. A practitioner reminded me not to smoke. I immediately put out the cigarette. Since then, I never smoked again. It was an addiction that I had developed for many years.
My life away from home was very difficult. I had no money, no job and no place to live. I survived by staying at an old house with others from my hometown. I biked to the city 20 miles away to join the group exercise site. When I was learning the sitting meditation, my legs were painful, but I could feel the strong energy field. My body felt like it was being lifted from the ground.
I was able to pull a heavy load of cement boards. While I was walking to the bus station far away, a bus sped by me to reach the station and hit my cart. The bus headlight was damaged and I was knocked down. However, I was not scared. I was safe and sound. My cart was so heavy and unsafe. It was an extraordinary experience of the miraculous power of Falun Dafa.
Standing Up for Dafa
After the persecution of Falun Gong started in July 1999, I was taken to jail for ten years for refusing to give up my belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I suffered various tortures. During the endless torture that transcended the limits of human beings, I would often feel the compassion and protection of Master.
I was illegally detained in a provincial prison once, my face was neither painful nor red when a violent criminal slapped my face dozens of times.
Then I was detained in a cell with heavyweights on my ankle but it felt like I was on clouds when I did the exercises.
The principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance have constantly purified my soul during the 20 years of cultivating. It transformed me into an honest, tolerant and considerate person.
I was guided by Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and often looked inward and did not fight with people.
Although I have been tortured in prison for nearly ten years and I am still single, I feel that I am the happiest person in the world.
I paid off a loan that my partner and I owed to a credit union from 1995 even though my financial situation was not good. I returned a pair of new leather shoes that a passenger left in my three-wheeler. I saved on food and clothes, and built a new house for my brother and mother. My mother sincerely recites “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Her sciatica went away after she began reciting and she believes it's the blessing of Dafa.
I also told the facts of Falun Dafa to the fellow villagers from my town. I gave them truth-clarification materials and awakened their kindness and conscience. The villagers also received good rewards when they knew the truth. One elderly neighbor tried to commit suicide by drinking pesticide due to a family conflict but nothing happened.
Then he was in tears, “I am still alive due to the amulet you gave me. I felt faint after drinking the pesticide but did not experience any cramping at all. Thanks to your Master!”
My relatives and friends have witnessed my changes and have gradually gained positive understandings of Dafa. One of my brothers used to tear up the Dafa books and handed the truth clarification materials to the police station.
He now he tells the policemen “Falun Dafa is good.” He told them I became good after practicing Falun Dafa. He also told them that fellow practitioners would visit my elderly mother and gave her money, food, oil and other daily necessities when I was illegally detained in jail.
The village chief used to force me to leave my hometown. But he told the district head of policemen about all the good deeds that I did in the village. Once he called me and told me not to go home because the local police were searching for me everywhere.
As the saying goes, it is difficult to change a person's nature. However, I was reborn due to Falun Dafa. I would like to sincerely thank my Master. Falun Dafa is a cultivation practice that is beneficial to both the nation and the people!