(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners can have a positive effect on people we meet in detention facilities. Below I will describe two people I met while in a detention center.
Peng is Russian-Chinese. She is young, tall, slim, and very beautiful. She was transferred to my cell with some others one day at dawn. The detention center required everyone to watch brainwashing programs on TV every morning, afternoon, and night. We had to sit with loosely crossed legs, and were given ten minute breaks every 45 minutes. Sitting with the leg loosely crossed was hard to bear for most of the detainees. I never watched the television (TV), and sat at the back reciting Zhuan Falun. Because Peng was tall, she sat near the back, and in front of me.
She moved to my side during one break, looked at me, and said, “I couldn’t clearly hear what you were reciting, but I felt very comfortable. Can I listen?” She listened for a while, and exclaimed, “It’s wonderful!”
After that, she came to me a few times during the break and asked me to tell her about Falun Dafa. She said she believed in gods and Buddha when she was little and had some magical experiences. She accepted what I told her, and agreed to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. I also showed her how to meditate. She asked, “What should I think about when meditating?”
“You just think ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’,” I replied.
When she came to me during the next break, she said, “How wonderful it is! My legs usually were in pain when I crossed them for ten minutes or so, but I just followed what you said and kept on reciting ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ I didn’t feel any pain the entire time, and when I was reciting, I felt that my body was very comfortable, like floating on water.”
Because I insisted on studying the Fa and doing the exercises with a recently detained Falun Dafa practitioner, which was against the detention center’s rules, I was transferred to the “new inmate cell.” Soon after I heard that Peng was released.
I got to know Bin in the “new inmate cell.” She was the head of another cell, but because she offended that division head, she was punished and transferred to this cell the day before I came.
The “new inmate cell” was called the “devil’s cell” by the other detainees, where newcomers would be given a really hard time. The cell head would use every means possible to make the new detainees suffer. The atmosphere was very depressing. Almost everyone held there would suffer traumatic pain in their hearts.
I became good friends with Bin during my second day there. She told me that she worked for a company about ten years earlier, and the owner was a Dafa practitioner. At that time she was still young, working far away from home, and had nowhere to go on weekends. The owner took her to her home almost every weekend, and treated her like her family member. Later, when the CCP started persecuting Falun Dafa, the owner went to Germany, and was doing very well over there.
Bin’s boss told her about Falun Dafa, but she didn’t have a clear understanding of the practice. I further clarified the truth to her, and she said happily, “Now, I finally understand what Falun Dafa is.” I suggested that she quit the CCP, which she agreed to do, and told her that she would be blessed by sincerely reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She said she would remember that.
Very similar to Peng, during breaks, Bin said that she experienced pain in her legs when she crossed them for a long time, but when she crossed them and kept reciting ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ she didn’t feel any pain. I was very happy for her.
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