A Former Prisoner Learns Falun Gong During Her Detention
(Minghui.org) I was detained at the Heizuizi Women's Prison in Changchun city for my involvement in a pyramid scheme in 2008. I got to know several Falun Gong practitioners who were detained there for their belief. Due to the Chinese Communist regime's propaganda, I refused to listen to the practitioners. But I wondered why they were locked up in prison. If Falun Gong was bad, why would so many people practice it? But if it was good, why were they arrested? I doubted what was said about Falun Gong on TV. These practitioners seemed to be good people. Were they deceived by Falun Gong? Otherwise, why do they refuse to give up the practice despite arrest?
These practitioners told me they were tortured by police officers for refusing to give up their belief. They said that practitioners were even killed for their organs. I did not believe them. Since I was young, I had been indoctrinated by the Chinese Communist Party's books and TV programs and believed that police officers were good. At that time, I had a lot of respect for policemen and felt that they were there to change the world. Therefore, I could not believe that they could treat Falun Gong practitioners so cruelly.
One day a practitioner was beaten and shocked on the chest with an electric baton. Before she became a practitioner, her leg was disabled and she had suffered a heart attack. Yet the guards disregarded her condition. This woke me up. Those whom I thought were bad people, were the good ones. Those I regarded as good, were actually the bad guys!
I decided to learn more about Falun Gong. I asked practitioners all kinds of questions every day. Later, I asked them to recite Master's poems in Hong Yin for me and I learned them by heart. One day, as I recited one of the poems, I felt the profoundness of Dafa.
Although I was just a new practitioner, I experienced a few extraordinary incidents. In prison, you cannot change cells without permission. Whenever the practitioner next to me taught me everything she knew, the guards would move me to another cell where another practitioner could teach me something different.
Once I had a dream that I jumped off a building. I told a practitioner about my dream. She said it was a hint that my level had dropped. I told her I hadn't recited the Fa for several days. She told me because I did not keep up with studying the Fa, I had moved backward in cultivation.
One day I saw an enormous eye. I thought it was a demon and tried to catch it with my hands. But I could not catch it. I was afraid to shut my eyes. I rubbed my eyes hard, thinking something was wrong with them. A practitioner asked what me what was the matter. I told her and she said my celestial eye was open. I was elated and kept looking around to see if I could spot anything unusual. A month later, my third eye closed and I finally calmed down.
Finally, one day I got to read Zhuan Falun. After I finished reading the first lecture, I knew that this is what I've been searching for. I always wanted to practice cultivation and at last I've found Dafa!
I'm grateful to Master for not giving up on me. During my one-year prison sentence, I learned part of Master's teachings. I have been practicing for nearly 10 years now. I experienced many miracles and have unwavering faith in Dafa. I hope everyone knows Dafa is good and has a good future.