Righteous Thoughts and Actions Helped Me to Make One Breakthrough after Another
(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa in early April 2004. I am a 56-year-old woman. Under Master Li's protection, I made many breakthroughs in my tribulations.
Breast Lumps Shrink after Reading a Booklet
Since I was a child I had otitis media, stomach problems, rheumatoid arthritis, and lumps in my breast. When I fell into despair, I went to pay homage to my ancestors during the Qingming Festival in April 2004 and happened to run into two practitioners who told me how wonderful Falun Dafa was.
Something miraculous happened right after I read the booklet. I realized that the lumps in my breasts had shrunk quite a bit. I was so excited that I quickly opened up Zhuan Falun and began to read. I finished it in three days and thought that it was truly wonderful! I made up my mind to conduct myself strictly according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance as Master said to do and to be a good person.
When Master saw my faith, he helped remove many of the bad substances in my body. For instance, when I stopped using bad words, my body was purified. In this way, all my illnesses disappeared.
I shared my experience of the miraculous nature of Dafa with my three children. They said, “We want to learn this wonderful practice, too. It was Master who saved our mom, so we no longer have to worry about losing her. This is truly amazing!”
Pesticide Poison Neutralized
One day, I was carrying a jug of pesticide to spray the cotton plants. The jug had a hole in it, so the pesticide leaked out and ended up soaking me completely. Despite that, I managed to finish the job.
I soon realized that the pesticide had been absorbed into my skin. The next day, I had a very bitter taste in my mouth, which suggested that I was poisoned. I was not scared, just concerned about my mother-in-law finding out about it. I knew she’d insist that I go to the hospital, so I told her, “I’ll be fine. Haven’t all my illnesses gone away since I started practicing Falun Dafa?”
After my two daughters came home, I began to do the exercises with them. When we were doing the last posture of the second exercise, I suddenly fell down. Then I was in great pain, but I wasn’t scared. I was only thinking about how I could finish the rest of the exercises.
When Master saw my faith in Dafa, he helped me. When I realized that I had the strength to stand up, I gradually got up off the floor and continued to do the exercises. All of a sudden I felt like vomiting, so I opened the window and spit up into the backyard. Then I felt great, as if nothing had ever happened.
When both my mother-in-law and brother-in-law witnessed the power of Dafa from this incident, they began to express interest in learning the practice as well. Seeing this also helped my daughters to strengthen their faith in Dafa. I was truly grateful to Master for having saved me and my family.
Illegally Detained in a Labor Camp and a Brainwashing Center
In 2006, I went out with my daughters to distribute truth-clarification materials. We went out at 8 p.m., and after handing out only a few pamphlets, someone reported us. We were illegally arrested and held at the municipal 610 Office.
We constantly sent forth righteous thoughts and asked for Master’s help. After I told the officers that I took full responsibility, my daughters were released the next day.
At that time, I had many attachments; in particular, attachments to my children really stood out. So I wasn’t able to negate the old forces’ arrangement but was instead exploited by my own omission and taken to a forced labor camp for one year.
I was released in 2007. In order to make up for the time lost, I set up a small material printing center at my home. I also clarified the facts to people face to face.
I was soon reported again and detained in a brainwashing center. When I went on a hunger strike to resist the persecution, four guards beat me. My legs were broken and I sustained many other injuries.
I had been asking for Master’s help while looking inward. I came to realize that no matter how many attachments I had, the old forces were not in a position to either persecute or test me. I would only walk on the path arranged by Master and leave everything up to Him. I wanted to rectify myself with the Fa.
I understood Master had mighty power, whereas the old forces counted for nothing. I began to send righteous thoughts and recite the Fa. Meanwhile, I did not cooperate with the evildoers’ demands. I realized that this was not the place where I was supposed to be and, with righteous thoughts and actions, I needed to get out and continue doing the three things that Master has asked us to do.
Benevolent Master helped me, and I managed to escape from the brainwashing center with my righteous thoughts. Very soon, my injuries from the torture healed.
Stopping the Persecution with Righteous Thoughts During Five Years in Prison
I was reported again and held in a detention center in 2008. The guards tried to force me to write a repentance statement to renounce my belief. I did not cooperate with them, nor would I wear the uniform. I went on a hunger strike and kept repeating, “Falun Dafa is wonderful! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful!”
At the detention center, Master helped me because of my faith in Dafa. I was able to do the exercises, send righteous thoughts, recite the Fa, and clarify the truth to inmates. I also helped about a dozen inmates withdraw their memberships in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. Additionally, a few guards also learned the exercises from me.
The old forces did not want to lose their control over me and took advantage of the loopholes in my xinxing and had me transferred to prison for a five-year term. Six prisoners took turns trying to force me to write the repentance statement. I did not comply with their demands and threats. I also sent righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors controlling them.
They changed their tactics and forced me to watch videos that defamed Dafa and Master. When I saw them, I was in great agony and tears kept rolling down my face.
I felt extreme regret for not doing well due to my attachments. I didn’t manage to negate the old forces’ arrangements and came to enlighten to the fact that they should not either test or persecute me regardless of the format. When I didn’t do well, I had Master helping me to rectify myself.
I then began to send forth righteous thoughts. They tried to stop me by turning up the volume of the videos. When I almost couldn’t endure it, I began to ask for Master’s help to stop them from committing a crime against Dafa. I also kept shouting: “Falun Dafa is wonderful! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful!”
Six inmates punched and kicked me, but I wasn’t scared because I was firm that Master was by my side. After my righteous thoughts came forth, I continued to shout. They tried to stop me by pinching my neck and scratching the inside of my mouth.
As a result, the skin inside my mouth was all cut. I was also being suffocated. At the point where I could no longer endure it, I began to beg for Master’s help from deep down. They suddenly let go.
While I did not hate them, I wanted them to stop committing such crimes against Dafa, so I slowly got up, knelt down on the ground, and begged for Master’s help to transfer my pain over to every one of them.
At that time, I noticed they were in pain. I also heard one inmate say, “Why do I hurt all over?”
I told them, “You are committing a crime. You are being used by the CCP to beat people who cultivate Buddhahood. What’s wrong with being good by conducting oneself according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance?”
I warned them by saying that they should not to do it again because whoever persecutes practitioners commits a great sin, which they would never be able to repay. Our Master said:
“Riding a tiger, so hard it is to dismountHumans are they, trying to challenge godsDoing all possible of evil beingsThey have made a dead end of their lives”(“Entering the Gate of No-Life,” Hong Yin II)
Sure enough, one inmate fell down and had to be taken to the hospital.
Under Master’s protection, I survived. During those five years, I was subjected to all kinds of cruel torture. For example, my arms were broken or fractured twice. The breaks were so bad that the bones stuck out. I was slammed to the ground, which loosened all my teeth. They often used dirty socks or rags to cover my mouth. I was constantly deprived of sleep, and I often fell down. As a result, my head was swollen. I was also not allowed to shower or use the restroom.
The old forces wanted to use those prisoners to take my life, yet benevolent Master helped me recover every single time. One collaborator once said, “How come the more we beat her, the better she is? And we are the ones who end up suffering!”
I held no resentment towards any one of them, and I’d buy things for them, help them wash their clothes, and talk to them about the beauty of Dafa. When they came to realize the extraordinary nature of Dafa, they tried to avoid torturing me.
I was released in August 2014. I thought that I must make up for the time lost over those five years, so I did more Fa-study, exercises, and sending forth righteous thoughts. Master gave me confidence and strengthened my righteous thoughts.
During this process, I encountered all kinds of people. Some were willing to renounce their memberships in the CCP. For them, I cautioned myself not to develop zealotry. As for those who didn’t understand what we were doing and wanted to report me, I wasn’t moved by them either.
When I clarify the truth to people, it is Master safeguarding me; otherwise I could accomplish nothing. Master asks us to do the three things well, so we should put effort into remaining diligent and not let down His saving grace.