(Minghui.org) When I was in my 30s, I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. Falun Dafa helped me understand the meaning of life. I became considerate of others and was no longer upset about petty losses. When my workplace gave apples to employees, I picked the box that nobody wanted, as it contained smaller and some rotten apples. I wanted to leave the good boxes for others.
My marriage was nearly broken before I practiced Falun Dafa. My husband was hopelessly addicted to alcohol, and he would become violent whenever he was drunk. He beat me many times, broke our furniture, threw a television from the balcony to the street, was drunk while driving, and fell into a ditch. He even fought his father while drunk and broke one of his fingers. My daughter was heart-broken when she saw my injuries, and begged me to divorce him.
I felt pity for my husband when I began practicing Falun Dafa, as he had generated so much karma unknowingly. I was determined to treat him with kindness.
He got drunk one time and did not return home even though it was late. I looked for him for two hours, got anxious, and asked Master to protect him. When I got home, I saw a taxi had driven him home. As soon as he saw me, he threw his fist at me. The taxi driver stopped my husband and wanted to teach him a lesson. I stopped him and explained to him that my husband was very drunk. The driver told me that when he saw my husband lying on the street, he called the police, and then found his bag with his ID, so he decided to take him home. I thanked him profusely for his kindness and asked for his contact information.
I took my husband inside, changed his urine-soiled pants, and cleaned him up. I could not imagine what would have happened if he were laying outside all night. The next morning, I went to visit the driver with gifts, and sincerely thanked him for his kind deed.
One day, my husband told me that one of his police friends told him that the government would take action against Falun Dafa soon. My husband's reply revealed his attitude toward it: “What is wrong with Falun Dafa! My wife not only regained her health, but she is also able to work, and no longer fights with me.”
After the persecution of Falun Dafa began, I was arrested and taken to a labor camp. When I returned to work, I was demoted from a position of leadership and re-assigned. No matter where I worked, I continued abiding by the principles of Falun Dafa.
When I first came back to work, I was treated coldly by my co- workers and the administrators. But, people saw that I was a sincere, kindhearted, and considerate individual. They trusted me and left me in charge of distributing benefits to employees.
I told my co-workers about the persecution. Many changed from a misunderstanding of Falun Dafa to wanting books about it. One co-worker's migraine headache was gone after reciting “ Falun Dafa is good!” Some asked me for a Falun Dafa amulet to put in their car. Once a 610 office staff member attempted to ambush me around my home. My supervisor picked me up and dropped me off for days to protect me. I knew that I had Master's protection, and I also appreciated my co-workers for their protection.
When I asked for leave to take care of my relative in a different town, I was asked to see the Party Secretary in the main corporation. He was very warm and stated that he heard a lot of good things about me from my supervisors and co-workers. I talked a great deal with him, regarding family, children, life, work, and my faith. He eventually agreed to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations.
Some supervisors and administrators protected practitioners after they learned the truth. When the security department wanted to take me to a brainwashing center, my manager told them: “She is an outstanding worker, and nobody is allowed to take her anywhere.”
I was arrested on my way to a market and taken to a detention center. I went on a hunger strike against the persecution. One of the guards was sympathetic towards me. He indicated that he knew my family and some of my co-workers. When he saw that I was going through force-feeding, he yelled at the inmates and told them to treat me kindly. He encouraged me by reciting: “Falun Dafa is good.”
One of the inmates with a Master's degree was detained. She was made a scapegoat by her supervisor, and she was very upset. She was curious about Falun Dafa, and I told her basic information regarding the practice, how I benefited from it physically and mentally, and how it changed my marriage. I also told her about the persecution. She was deeply moved, and not only took care of me whenever she could, but also learned to recite Lunyu and Hong Yin.
I told her that if she sincerely recited “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good”, things might change in her life. When she returned from the court hearing, she gratefully told me that she had recited the phrases all the way to the court. Her supervisor did not dare to look at her nor shift the blame to her! She wanted to thank me, and I told her that it was Master and Dafa that helped her. She agreed: “I will practice Falun Dafa when I get out of here.”
One month later, on New Year's Day, I was released. One inmate told me that the prison authorities never release anyone during holidays, I was the first one. In the corridor, a kind guard told me that he had been urging them to release me. He had certainly made the righteous choice for himself.
Several months later, the 610 Office attempted to take me to a labor camp again. The Party Secretary at my workplace demanded my release. They came again and arrested me. The Party Secretary was not able to stop them the second time. He asked the CEO to demand my return, which failed as well. The Party Secretary went with them to the provincial capital. He took them to dinner after trying to persuade them to let me go throughout the entire journey.
The next day, I was carried into the labor camp. The guard chastised them for bringing me in such poor health. The local police was not happy also: “It was not our idea. We received orders from the Provincial 610 Office. They complained that she refused to eat, and if she dies here, it's not our problem.”
When they gave me a physical exam, a miracle happened. My EKG was flat-lined, indicating that there was no electrical activity in the heart and brain. The prison doctor was shocked, and he kept looking at me and the machine! I was grateful to Master.
I was released since I did not pass the physical examination. The Party Secretary helped celebrate the result by taking all of us out for dinner. The local police were moved by the sincerity of the Party Secretary. “We will return her to your company, safe and sound.”
Being good is rewarded and evildoing will be punished. The guard who said “Falun Dafa is good” and treated me with kindness was promoted at work. He became the head of a detention center, and practitioners were allowed to do the Dafa exercises. The son of the Party Secretary, who demanded my release, was offered a good job. The girl who was wrongfully imprisoned found me and wanted to learn Falun Dafa, and asked for the book Zhuan Falun!
My daughter's mother-in-law encouraged me with kind words. She also asked my daughter to give me some money. She often defends Falun Dafa whenever she heard others badmouthing it. She visited us during the holidays, and two years ago, she watched Master's Fa lectures with us and learned the exercises too.