Having Dafa Makes Us the Richest People in the World
(Minghui.org) During the 2008 Olympic Games, my husband and I were arrested, but I always kept Master Li Hongzhi's teachings in my mind and completely denied the persecution.
Rescued From Labor Lamp
My husband was released on bail after he had been held for ten days. I was sentenced to one year and nine months for refusing to renounce Falun Dafa and was taken to the Jinan Women’s Forced Labor Camp. I was tortured and brainwashed there and eventually forced to sign the three statements renouncing Dafa.
I remembered what Master Li said,
I thought, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is deeply rooted in my heart, and I will never give up.” Because of my faith and determination, I was persecuted even worse.
Torture and Health Problems
I was forced to sit on a small stool and wasn’t allowed to move at all. I don’t know how many days I was forced to sit there, but my skin peeled off and discharged pus constantly. Each day I was forced to sit, I was in extreme pain.
Later, I was forced to sew stuffed toys. The regular inmates gave me the difficult items to sew so that they could finish their quotas on time. I would sew for over ten hours but couldn't finish the quota. As I worked, I held the thought, “It is Master who decides when I return home.”
One day, there was a meeting at the labor camp, and I told a woman who sat next to me about Dafa and the persecution. I told her that if she repeated, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” she would be blessed. Someone overheard our conversation and reported me to a guard. He was enraged and verbally abused me.
Due to the persecution and torture, my health deteriorated dramatically, and I soon lost 50 pounds. I was examined by a doctor and diagnosed with malignant lymphoma, fibroids, and gallbladder polyps. Soon there were bumps all over my neck, and I couldn't turn my head.
Tumors began protruding from my stomach and legs, and my feet became hard and swollen. There was also a hard, round bump growing under my tongue, making it almost impossible to speak. The guards saw that cancer cells had spread all over my body, so the labor camp released me to avoid responsibility. I knew Master had saved me.
After my release, my husband and I studied the Fa, sent righteous thoughts, and told people the facts about the persecution every day. Gradually, my neck loosened, and the bumps on my face disappeared. The tumors in my stomach shrank, and the bump under my tongue turned into small tooth-like bits and fell out. I knew it was a false appearance and that Master had arranged all of my symptoms so I would be released. There are no words to express my gratitude to Master!
In March 2012, I went to distribute Dafa informational materials with another practitioner and was again arrested. I was eventually taken back to the Jinan Women’s Forced Labor Camp. On the way there, I memorized Master’s words:
“Traveling by bus for thousands of milesA divine light outside it protectsWho is it that rides, sitting inside?The ones saving lives, performing on tours” (“On the Road During Tour,” Hong Yin III)
A physical checkup was done when I arrived. The doctor asked me about my health, and I described my diagnosis from when I was persecuted in the labor camp. She pulled out my record, looked very surprised, and asked me how I recovered so quickly.
I replied, “After I resumed daily Falun Dafa exercises, I recovered. I haven't taken any medicine or seen a doctor.” She interjected, “What a miracle Falun Dafa is!”
She examined my neck and checked my stomach, then whispered in my ear that I didn’t have any illness. She turned around and told the waiting guard, “we firmly reject her. She is very sick and should return home to receive treatment immediately.”
My tears fell, and I said to Master, “Thank you, Master. You’ve protected me again and again.” Under his protection, I returned home safely.
My Home Is Revived
Our once-wealthy family was under financial stress and experiencing tribulations as a result of the persecution. My daughter-in-law was very scared and moved back to her parents' home with our grandchild. Her parents came to our home with a truck and took back her dowry. No matter how I tried to explain, her mother wouldn't listen and left in anger.
My husband was released near the Chinese New Year. When he saw our empty home, he was sad but said, “It's quiet though.”
Our daughter-in-law’s parents came to our house and started yelling at us: “What have you done to the family? You stick to Falun Dafa, don't care for our daughter, and neglect your home.” They got very worked up. I knew that this was a result of my having spent too little effort clarifying the truth to them, and that they were still poisoned by the propaganda spread by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
I talked to them calmly, “My brother and sister, please calm down and consider our health before we practiced Falun Dafa. We have done nothing wrong and practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Since our daughter-in-law came to live with us, we have always treated her well. The CCP has arrested us again and again.
“Millions of practitioners have been sentenced to forced labor and thousands persecuted to death. Some have even been killed for their organs. Only the CCP persecutes Falun Dafa and creates tragedy for practitioners and their families. We believe in Dafa and Master Li. Without Master's protection, we wouldn't have survived this persecution. We just want our faith, our family, and our home.”
They calmed down after listening to me. We went and picked up my daughter-in-law and had a simple Chinese New Year celebration. Although we only had steamed buns and pickled vegetables, we didn't feel life was bitter. We have the Fa, and we believe we are the richest people in the world!
Because of the persecution, I hadn't visited my 90-year-old mother for a few years. When she saw me, she sobbed and said, “You’re so thin! Come and stay with us and don't go back anymore.”
My brother and sister-in-law listened to my story and also asked me to go live with them. My brother was quite rich and bought me a lot of expensive supplements. I told him,“You are very kind, but I don't need these. I will recover very well without supplements. My body doesn't lack anything.” He got angry but offered me some money, which I also rejected.
Though I have been persecuted for many years, I made it through step by step under the protection of Master. Now our home is alive and well again. My daughter-in-law and I stay at home taking care of the housework and child, while my husband and son work and make a living.
I have enlightened that as long as we have merciful Master and the powerful Dafa in our heart, we can pass any test or tribulation, however big it is.
Thank you, Master, for your merciful salvation!