Helping a Prison Inmate Learn Falun Dafa
(Clearwisdom.net) When I was illegally imprisoned, an inmate named Liu Li (alias) was assigned to watch me every day. Liu Li had practiced qigong before and had been persistent in practicing meditation for a long period of time. His ability to sit in double-lotus position was very good. When he observed how healthy my skin was, he said that he believed Falun Gong was a high level Buddha school cultivation way.
I wanted to guide him to cultivate Dafa, so I said to him, “The qigong that you are practicing includes only physical exercises without an inner-cultivation way. A true cultivation way should include both physical exercises and an inner cultivation method. The Falun Gong that I am practicing includes the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance as its inner cultivation way. You can try reciting the words 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,' and see how it feels.” That night he recited the words “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” to himself repeatedly. The next morning he told me with great excitement that he felt that the “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” was moving around in his body, and wherever it went, his body felt very comfortable.
The following day at around lunch time he spoke to me with great concern. He said he felt something moving around in his body that made him feel awful. I was enlightened to the fact that his reciting “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” had stirred up some other bad things, so I taught him the formula for sending forth righteous thoughts. I also wrote it down for him to recite and repeat over and over again. Before supper, he came to me in excitement and said, “This is really great! These 16 words really have a lot of power.” He felt that he had been totally renewed, like a new person.
Liu Li indeed became a new person! Next, he asked me to tell him about the book Zhuan Falun. Every evening when we were alone in the cell, I recited Zhuan Falun for him bit by bit. Every time he listened to me recite Zhuan Falun I could see very obvious changes in him, both physically and mentally. When I recited the chapter about the celestial eye, Master opened his celestial eye. He was previously near-sighted, but after his celestial eye was opened he could see what was on the TV from very far away. He said happily, “I can now read the very small font on the TV screen.” He said he felt like the TV was not far away, but just a few inches from his eyes. The words were magnified for him. I was also very happy. I was happy about how miraculous and excellent Dafa is, and I was happy for Liu Li obtaining the Fa!
Liu Li has since started to secretly do the Falun Dafa meditation exercise. I recited Lunyu and Hong Yin, and wrote them down for him. Then he memorized them. Later, I recited several of the scriptures and wrote them down for him. He learned to recite them very well. He was persistent in reciting the Fa and reciting the formula for sending forth righteous thoughts every day. He also persisted in doing the exercises.
Also during that time, with Master's care and enhancement, and with the help of Liu Li, I started to practice the exercises openly. One by one, the other six Falun Dafa practitioners in the section of the prison I was in also started practicing openly.