Imprisoned Practitioners Validate Dafa with Righteous Thoughts
(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Dafa practitioner in Changchun City, Jilin Province, and wanted to share what I have witnessed in a prison, of how practitioners continue to hold strong righteous thoughts and actions to help save the people there.
Resisting the Persecution
“Isn't the CCP the One to Blame?”
The prison authorities invited so-called “helpers” from outside the prison to help brainwash the incarcerated practitioners. These “helpers” used to be practitioners. But they stopped practicing in prison so that they’d be released.
One such “helper” who was slandering Dafa said, “You're all selfish by practicing Falun Dafa. You don't care about your parents or your children, and you don't work.”
She then asked the practitioners to comment on what she said.
Several stood up to respond. One of them said, “How can you say that we don’t work and don’t care for our families? Master Li (the founder) teaches us to be good to others, to honor our parents, and to teach our children well. The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) doesn't let us work or look after our families. How can we take care of them when we’ve been illegally arrested and imprisoned? Our families have been torn apart—isn't the CCP the one to blame?”
The guards in the room at the time dragged those practitioners out and put them in a “strictly monitored” area.
Hunger Strike for 18 Days in Solitary Confinement
Practitioner Zheng was put in solitary confinement because she refused to take part in the brainwashing sessions. The confinement cell had no windows, only a small vent in the wall. Once a practitioner was sent there, she would not be able to wash her face or brush her teeth unless she used the toilet water.
Only a spoonful of cornflour was given for each meal. It was not enough, but it kept one from dying of starvation.
The cell was like a sauna during the summer, and one’s clothes would be soaked in sweat. The practitioners were ordered to sit on the floor and were not allowed to move. At night, the guards would call to make the practitioner answer her name every two hours.
It’s hard to imagine how the practitioners handled being in that situation day and night. Those inmates who took turns monitoring the practitioners in solitary confinement referred to themselves as “being on the front line.”
Practitioner Zheng started a hunger strike soon after she was put in solitary confinement. She recited the Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts every day.
Zheng maintained a hunger strike for 18 days and still was in good spirits, which angered the guards and those monitoring her so much that she was allowed to return to her cell.
Dafa's Miraculous Power
Falun Dafa Saved My Mother
An inmate named Wang agreed to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations after the practitioners clarified the truth to her.
Wang's mother and sisters came to visit her in the prison one day. Her mother was over 80 and dying of cancer. She couldn't tolerate chemotherapy and didn’t have much longer to live. Wang cried every day.
A practitioner suggested that she ask her mother to try practicing Falun Dafa as it might help her.
When Wang's sisters came to visit her the following month, Wang told them to have their mother practice Falun Dafa. Her sisters found local practitioners they knew, and they helped her mother to practice Dafa. Not long after, the cancerous lump disappeared and she became stronger and healthier.
Wang's mother then went to visit her in prison. Wang saw the miraculous changes in her and was very happy. She later said, “My mother got well after practicing Falun Dafa. Thank your Master Li! Thank you, Falun Dafa!”
She said that she was reluctant to ask her mother to practice Falun Dafa at first because all she heard about Dafa was from the CCP and that many people had died due to practicing it and not taking medicine when they were ill.
Wang said, “Now I don't believe anything the CCP says. It’s all lies. Falun Dafa saved my mother!”
Dafa Helps Inmate Recover from Memory Loss
There was an inmate in her 50s who was assigned to take care of a mentally-ill patient in a hospital. The patient once locked the inmate in a room and poured boiling water over her. After that and a few more extreme things, the inmate got so scared that she was unable to take care of the patient any longer.
When the guards brought her back, she acted like she was also mentally ill. She had lost her memory and had forgotten how to feed herself. Every day, she just slept on the workshop table.
A practitioner wanted to help her. She sat next to her and began whispering Lunyu (“On Dafa”) to her. She had to keep her voice down so that the others wouldn't hear and report her to the guards.
A miracle occurred after she recited this passage to the inmate several times. The inmate woke up and stayed awake for the rest of the day. After sleeping for the whole night, she got up as if nothing had happened.
When the practitioner told her what had occurred, she was really touched. The practitioner then told her about Falun Dafa and helped her to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
Practitioner's Teeth Remain Intact
An imprisoned practitioner had been on multiple hunger strikes to protest the persecution. As a result, her teeth had become crooked and loose. They seemed like they could fall out at any time.
She thought, “I am a Dafa disciple. My teeth are a part of me and I cannot lose them. I came to assist Master in Fa-rectification and must continue.”
She said to her teeth, “You can’t fall out. If you fall out, how can I eat? It will also affect my appearance when I go out to clarify the facts, which will affect Dafa's image.”
She made a point of clenching her teeth every day to keep them from loosening. Several years have passed. She is now 67, and her teeth are still intact.
The Power of Righteous Thoughts
“What Did I Just Say?”
An inmate named Li was once told to give a speech to the other inmates in the prison classroom. Just as she was about to say something bad about Falun Dafa, the practitioners there started sending righteous thoughts.
Li became confused, forgetful, and incoherent. She had forgotten what she was going to say and asked, “What did I just say?”
No one reminded her, so she changed the subject and began to talk about something else.
“Forgetting” what they were saying often happened when the practitioners sent righteous thoughts to keep people from saying bad things about Dafa.
Persecutors Leave after Hearing “Falun Dafa Is Good”
The guards searched the cells several times a month. They were looking for drugs and knives in the cells of regular inmates. But in the cells of practitioners, they searched for Dafa materials. If anything was found, they would be placed under strict control or put into solitary confinement.
A guard came to our ward to conduct a search one day. As soon as he was seen approaching the cell, practitioner Liu shouted, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” The guard turned around and started to run away. His shoes fell off as he ran.
The power of Dafa can drive away all evil.
When Liu was first admitted to the prison, she was placed in the strictly-controlled team on the first floor and tortured because she refused to give up her belief. They tied her to a bed with her arms and legs stretched out for 24 hours.
When she was finally released from that team, it was evident that she had been tortured. She was confused, and her legs were so weak that she needed help walking.
However, Liu still maintained her firm belief and often called out, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
When prison officials or their superiors from outside the prison came to visit our cells, Liu would sometimes shout, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
She did this to alert the other practitioners, and sometimes it made the visitors turn around and leave.